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Age of majority in 18th century Md.

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Age of majority in 18th century Md.

Posted: 1520450033000
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A source I have found for Southern genealogy, citing "common law," defines the age of majority as 21, with 17-years olds able to serve as executors of wills in some cases and 14-year olds as able to witness contracts, deeds, and I assume, estate inventories.

Can anyone confirm that this applied to 18th-century Maryland or correct it? I would especially like a reference in Maryland statutes.

Thank you.
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