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Written by bridget D
(7/7/2013 7:43 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Interesting..., penned by Diba
Not really. I think she wasn't getting any offers, from any man, but if she had had an offer from soemone of what she considered lower rank, seh would have been too haughty to take it. I would imagine that although good looking, she wasn't very likely to get many men proposing, becauase her unpleasant haughty manner made the nicer ones shy off and the not so well off ones feel that they woudl not have mcuh of a chance iwht such a proud young lady.. And she didn't have enough of a dowry to attract a fortune hunter. I think it is not clear waht the sitaution was with regard to the girls' money. If tehre had been £10000 settled in marraige articles, I thought that it would be held in a trust so that Sir W could not spend it. Perhaps it was an informal arrangement.. that the girls would inherit Lady Elliots' fortune of £10k -or get it at their mariages, but it wasn't tied up. And as Sir W was so extravagant, he had spent a lot of it and didn't have any to give to Anne or Eliz. But on his death, he had left them their share of the £10k and it woudl come out of his general fortune then.
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