Mr Collins as heir presumptive : many questions!
Written by Therese
(5/3/2013 7:40 a.m.)
Longbourn was entailed to Mr Collins in case Mr Bennet would die without son (even if the son was not of age yet at Mr Bennet's death?)
Mr Collins being in his twenties, and Mr Bennet probably in his forties, I had never thought until now, that Mr Collins may die before Mr Bennet...
I had understood that it was the last generation of entailment, so, should Mr Collins outlive Mr Bennet, even without a son, his daughters would have inherited Longbourn (what about his wife alone, if they had no child?)
If Mr Collins died before Mr Bennet, but having a son, I suppose this son would succeed him as heir presumptive of Longbourn?
But what if Mr Collins died before Mr Bennet, leaving no child, or leaving only daughters?