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Re: Colonel Fitzwilliam's fortune

June 22, 2018 04:15PM
I have always supposed that Rosing's income was 8000 pounds per year, and given Lady C's spending habits, that this was all she had. Pemberley was said to be 10000 pounds per year - I am not convinced this number was authoritative, as opposed to Bingley's fortune, which Austen tells us about, but even if we accept it I am convinced that Darcy's income is more, and possibly much more, than he gets from his principal estate. (He could have other estates, and being from a family which was wealthy for a long time, I would be very surprised if he didn't have a good many investments.)

Lady C as portrayed strikes me as being very selfish, so imagining her to give anything to anyone else in canon strains my credulity. Of course there is nothing to prevent you from making slight alterations in your story.

However, the Earl of _____ is clearly (at least to me, and others) supposed to be the Earl Fitzwilliam, who was very, very wealthy, so if you want the Colonel to get something from his parents, I'm sure that can be arranged without making anyone raise an eyebrow.

Also, recall that this is fanfic, not an historical document, so you can tinker with it any way you want. I made the Bennets rich in one of my stories, and the Gardiners even richer in another, and nobody gave me a hard time about it.
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