Welcome to the Historical Fiction Online forums: a friendly place to discuss, review and discover historical fiction.
If this is your first visit, please be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above.
You will have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.
To start viewing posts, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

19th Century Inheritance

Post Reply
Posts: 1
Joined: January 2019

19th Century Inheritance

Post by Platypus » Mon January 21st, 2019, 3:32 pm

Hi all, I have a few scenarios I was wondering if anyone could help me with.
Based roughly in the 1800s, in England concerning an Earl or equivalent and his family.

If the Earl was to marry, upon his death if his widow claimed she was carrying his child(a son) would the estate and title be passed down on to his son once born?

If the Earl only had two daughters, and no known male relatives, would the daughters inherit the estate?(One or both).
If in the above situation one of the daughters gave birth to a son, the Earls Grandson, would he inherit over the daughter?

Thank you.

Post Reply

Return to “Questions and Research”