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Re: Inheritance law question

January 19, 2017 08:04AM
Agnes Beatrix Wrote:
> It was my understanding that an illegitimate child could not inherit a title,
> even if later the peer in question marries the mother of the child.


Exactly correct. In Regency times, illegitimacy was determined forever at the moment of birth, and there was no way to fix it later. If the mother was married at the moment of birth, then her child was deemed the legitimate child of her husband (even if he was not actually the genetic father). But if the mother was unmarried at the moment of birth, the child was forever illegitimate, even if the parents got married later.

Illegitimate children could not inherit titles or entailed property. Illegitimate children could inherit non-entailed property if the testator left it to them expressly in a will (just like anyone can inherit if named in a will).

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