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Written by Bridget D
(10/31/2013 5:40 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Ferrars fortune, penned by Tallybalt
I think that Mrs F lives in Londodn becauase she likes it there and its quite possible that she can leave them the management of her staff. She clearly has more than one estate, probably some have been bought during her lifetime or her husband's lifetime - which suggests to me that she brought a handsome dowry and a shrewd business head to the marriage, and added to Mr Ferrarr's original fortune. Not all estates were entailed and Landed families bought up estates and sold them.. just as commerical families might do, but as I've said in earlier posts the fact that Mr F set up annuities for his old servants seems to me to suggest that he had "old money" and old fashioned ideas about taking care of his old servants..
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