Quick Index Board Index Home FAQ Site Map
Written by bridget D
(2/17/2013 5:32 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, It's a more general question I just wondered, penned by OlgaI
There is the situation of Eliza I, Brandon's former love, who was married off to his brother. Clearly she became pregnant by a lover and her husband divorced her, so the child (Eliza Williams) was not recognised as his and she was able to keep it. But I think if a husband didn't sue for divorce, yes, in common law a child of a married woman was presumed to be her husband's and as such, would share in the family wealth etc.
Jane Austen's Life & Times is maintained by Myretta (manager -at- pemberley -dot- com) with WebBBS 3.21.