It might be simpler than that.
Posted by Kathleen Ann on November 17, 1997 at 22:04:32:
In response to Hey, I think I finally figured it out!, written by Mark on November 17, 1997 at 17:57:34
It is possible that the conditions to inherit only specify that, when Mr. Barret dies the estate (Longbourn) goes to the next closest, and eldest, male member of the family. There might be no requirement that the name of the person be Bennet. Only that he be the nearest and eldest male relative of Mr. Bennet.
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