Marriage Settlements, 1601-1740: The Adoption of the Strict Settlement

Marriage Settlements, 1601-1740: The Adoption of the Strict Settlement

by Lloyd Bonfield
     
 

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The history of the family has become an area of great interest, yet the property arrangements entered into upon marriage, a crucial aspect of the process of familial wealth transmission and distribution in the landed classes in early modern England, have never been systematically studied. In the light of evidence provided by hitherto unused family muniments, Dr

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The history of the family has become an area of great interest, yet the property arrangements entered into upon marriage, a crucial aspect of the process of familial wealth transmission and distribution in the landed classes in early modern England, have never been systematically studied. In the light of evidence provided by hitherto unused family muniments, Dr Bonfield analyses the legal, social and economic aspects of these settlements, and discusses the development and impact of the strict settlement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521091268
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/27/2008
Series:
Cambridge Studies in English Legal History Series
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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