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Women and Property in Early Modern England New ed

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ISBN13: 9780415133401
ISBN: 0415133408
Published: July 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Paperback
Price: £28.99

An examination into what kind of property women owned, what they could and did inherit and how this influenced their relationships with fathers, sons and husbands in the early modern period. Drawing on little-known sources such as probate documents, the text shows how much in practice, women owned and had influence over far more property than was previously realized. Erickson explores the significance of her findings for the reader's understanding of gender relations in the period.

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List of figures List of tables List of abbreviations Preface Map of places cited in the text Part I: Background 1. Introduction 2. Law, society and documents Part II: Maids 3. Upbringing 4.Inheritance 5.Portions and marriage Part III 6. The nature of marriage settlements 7. Marriage settlements in the Court of Chancery 8. Marriage settlements in probate documents Part IV: Widows 9. Widows of men who made wills 10. Widows of men who did not make wills 11. How lone women lived 12. Lone women's wills Contents Conclusion Glossary Notes Bibliography Name index, 1550-1750 General Index