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Written by Mandy N
(10/12/2006 1:30 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Money, penned by Therése
My impression is people love to discuss other people's money. In JA's England although there were indeed love matches, people still often married for money.
Interestingly, Miss Grey with her £50,000 dowry is the wealthiest heiress in JA's books. Although we know nothing of her parents nor are family connections mentioned.
There were tax records in Georgian England and indeed, in 1800 there wre many taxes on everything including income, horses, carriages, shop-bought soaps, land, windows, etc due to war.
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