Posted by Linden on March 26, 1998 at 22:08:22:
In response to Selling land, written by ElaineL on March 26, 1998 at 14:21:01
] In the process of trying to understand entails, I thought about Bingley buying an estate and then looking for an eligible purhaser of it. If possessing land was so crucial, who would have wished to sell what they owned or been able to given the entail laws?
Entailment couldn't be continued more than a few generations - sooner or later one generation would get unentailed land (unless it had been re-entailed along the line somewhere.)
Bingley is renting Netherfield Hall - he may seek someone to purchase the lease, not the actual property.
Lots of people would need to sell their land: the Regency was a period of horrific gambling, and entire estates could change hands overnight.
Read "Persuasion" to find out more (and also because it's a damn good book.)
] Also, I read if someone was made a peer by Parl., he was given property so he could support himself in the expected style. Where did Parl. get the land?
This one's new to me. Most of the people who were ennobled during the Regency period were rolling in money (and had no doubt made generous contributions to someone in power.)
- Parliament and this question. Caroline 09:33:13 3/27/98 (0)
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