|GR: Edward Austen
Written by Barbara
(10/19/2003 2:58 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR ch. 1 - crossing boundaries, penned by LaurieC
] "...John Parker later took the name of Toulson, in order to inherit property from his distant relatives..
Yes, I had noted FC on my post-its too, and also Jane's own brother Edward, who took the name Knight in order to inherit. I remember the first time I had ever heard of such a thing, I was quite appalled, but it seems as though it was not an uncommon practice in those days.
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