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Written by bridget D
(7/10/2013 12:43 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Anne's fortune, penned by bridget D
All the same, I am a bit unsure about this. I would have thought that if it was settled in the marriage articles that Lady E's fortune (say) was to go to her daughters on marriage, then would Sir W have had any say in how it was disposed? Woudl he even have access to the interest? I am not a legal expert, but if he had to "stump up" when Mary was married, would he not have had to do the same for Anne? If he had said "I can't produce the money because I've spent it, or "I can't produce it becuase Im short of money and need the interest" would he not be guilty of soem kind of fraud under the trust? Maybe this was his OWN private fortune, whch had been earmarked in his will, £10k to be divided among the girls, and while he gave Mary her share on marriage becuase he wasnt' so short of money then, he had spent a lot of it by the time of Anne's marriage, and could not prouduce her share.. but when he died, it was hoped that he would have still enough capital to leave a share to Anne and Eliz?
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