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Written by JulieW
(11/26/2006 1:36 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, 'reserved herself an income'., penned by Mandy N
I do think JA is proably being a little too defensive of Edward's position here,and forgetting the practicalities for Mrs Knight,who often was a financial benefactor of JA herself!.
Mrs Knight also did not have to do anything with the properties: she inherited them on a "life interest " basis in 1795. She could have kept living at Godmersham enjoying all its income till she died,when the estates would have passedto Edward.
Here's a link to an old post from the last GR of the Letters,giving her sideof the story:-)
|Mrs Knight and Godmersham|
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