Posted by Laura W on August 16, 1998 at 17:50:10:
In response to more on entails, written by Kathi on August 14, 1998 at 20:40:48
Without an entail, all five of the Bennet daughters would have inherited an equal share.
No, without an entail, Mr. Bennet would have held the property in freehold, meaning he could sell it, give it away, or will it to whomever he chose. He might have chosen to give it in equal shares to his daughters, or not.
Do check the archives, and also the JA Info pages, which explain the entail in P&P thoroughly.
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