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31604Wills was Notification of Families of British War Casualties

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  • larrylozon
    Mar 8 10:23 AM
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      Lorina wrote:

      ". . . An estate would not be willed to a woman because according to
      British law (and much of European) a woman could not hold title.




      Thank you Lady Lorina


      Levels of literacy and law aside, it was expensive to write a will
      and most soldiers did not have the money or the intention of creating
      a will.

      Officers may create a will but the common soldier … rare

      It is hard to set our mind set to 1812-1815 but it was a
      different time. Read legal documents from the time.


      Wives in 1812 were considered chattel and men usually inherited
      all (not politically correct but historically correct)

      Dictionary.com

      chat·tel n. (chât'l)
      1. Law: An article of movable personal property.
      2. A slave.

      Yrs.,
      L2
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