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Written by Nikki N
(9/5/2013 4:33 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Ferrars, penned by Bridget D
He might be a knight, and knighthoods were sometimes conferred on the newly rich e.g. Sir William Lucas in P&P. I do find the phrase that Edward's father was "a man who had died very rich", rather than "a rich gentleman" to be significant -- looks like he died not long before becoming very rich. And it said most of it was left at the disposal of Edward's mother, not that it was Edward's mother's original fortune. It's speculative, but he could have left most of it to his widow, and only a trifling sum to his son because at the time he made his will, he was not yet very rich. Fanny also mentioned her father's will, and how annoyed her mother was over some annuity left to a servant.
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