My question is as stated in the title. My reason for asking is that I know girls could marry at twelve, and boys at fourteen. I am wondering at what age could each have legal custody of another?

I would assume girls could at twelve because of children, but what about boys? What I mean by custody is like how a parent had custody over their child. If someone’s parents died, and they had little siblings, could the little siblings stay with them, or would they go to someone else?

I mean this as who might say, have the authority to apprentice someone, or approve a marriage proposal, or things like that.

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    Not sure what you mean by custody. A noble had custody over his serfs. A man didn't have full rights until he had a title or property. And I won't touch the question of "custody" over women. – Mark C. Wallace Feb 11 at 0:35
  • Fixed it. @MarkC.Wallace. – Tanzanite Dragoness Feb 11 at 0:38
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    Are you, perhaps, asking about wardship? – sempaiscuba Feb 11 at 1:10
  • @sempaiscuba YES! I didn’t know there was a special term. Though I am asking about non gentry. – Tanzanite Dragoness Feb 11 at 1:30
  • @TanzaniteDragoness The rights of a feudal lord applied to non-gentry as well The disposal of minors would still be in the Lord's gift. – sempaiscuba Feb 11 at 1:56

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