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Thread: Marvolo Gaunt's marriage

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    Ashley
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    Marvolo Gaunt's marriage

    Is there any canon evidence that shows what year (or at least general decade) Marvolo Gaunt might have been married?

    If not, when was he born? What year would be reasonable for him to marry?

    Thanks!
    Ashley

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    According to the Lexicon, most of what we know about the Gaunt family comes from Dumbledore's memory from Bob Ogden in the 1920s

    Merope was 18 at the time of the memory, so she was probably 19 when she gave birth to Voldemort. Voldemort was born in 1926 approximately, so she was born in about 1907. Her brother was a few years older than her, so he was probably born in 1905. Women usually had kids soon after marrying back then, so they were probably married in 1903-04. There were young marriages back then, especially among the pure-bloods, so my best guess is that he was 18 when he married, which would give him a birth year of 1885-86.

    There is no canon evidence supporting this, though.

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    Ashley
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    I'll take it!

    Thank you for your analysis, Kate.

    ~Ashley

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