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Question Re: The Elliott Daughters' Dowries - 1st Time Poster

August 15, 2017 03:54AM
Hello, All,
I am a first time poster at Dwiggie. I hope I am not violating etiquette. I have a question, which I thought perhaps some Jane Austen fans could answer or point me to a good reference. In Persuasion, chapter 26, Austen writes about Sir Walter that he "could give his daughter (Anne) at present but a small part of the share of ten thousand pounds which must be hers hereafter."

My question is, suppose Sir Walter were to die suddenly, while still in debt. Would the dowries of the Elliott daughters be nevertheless settled on them in full? Would the dowries perhaps be in jeopardy if there weren't resources to settle his debts otherwise?

thanks for any info.
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Judith SAugust 15, 2017 03:54AM

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