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Women, marriage and property in wealthy landed families in Ireland, 1750-1850 [electronic resource] / Deborah Wilson.

Author/Creator:
Wilson, Deborah.
Publication:
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
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Book
1 online resource (257 p.)
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Subjects:
Upper class women -- Ireland -- History -- 18th century.
Upper class women -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
Right of property -- Ireland -- History -- 18th century.
Right of property -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
Marriage -- Economic aspects -- Ireland -- History -- 18th century.
Marriage -- Economic aspects -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
Marital property -- Ireland -- History -- 18th century.
Marital property -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
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Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Until recently, women featured in the historiography of the landed class in Ireland either as bearers of assets to advantageous matches or as potential drains on family estates. Drawing on a range of sources from the papers of landed families, this book provides fresh insights into the place of these women.Looking at women's experiences of property and power in twenty landed families between 1750 and 1850, and outlining the statutory developments that impacted upon the distribution of family property in Ireland, Wilson considers how women were provided for and examines the legal, social and fa
Contents:
Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Tables; Abbreviations; Glossary of legal terminology; Introduction; 1. Women, marriage and statute law in Ireland; 2. Provisions made for women and childrenin family settlements; 3. Women and legal guardianship; 4. Single women and property; 5. Married women and property; 6. Widows and property; Conclusion; Appendix AFamily biographies; Appendix B Select biographical index of women; Appendix C; Appendix D Guardians and executors, 1767-1855; Appendix E; Appendix F Types of property bequeathed todaughters and younger sons, 1771-1836; Appendix G
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-78170-332-9
1-84779-357-6
OCLC:
818847498