Posted by Caroline on August 25, 1998 at 15:39:08:
In response to Something which has always puzzled me...., written by Anne on August 25, 1998 at 14:54:38
] Why was Mr Collins Mr Bennet's heir? Surely, if the estate was entailed, it would have had to go to a man of the same name?
Not necessarily. The point of the entail was to keep the land in one piece, not to keep it in the same name.
However,I must admit that I have seen somewhere a suggestion that Mr. Bennet's name was originally Collins, and he took the name Bennet when he inherited the place.(as JA's brother took the name Knight when he was adopted by relatives and inherited a big house.) I don't know how seriously to take this particular line of enquiry.
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