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19th Century Inheritance

Posted: Mon January 21st, 2019, 3:32 pm
by Platypus
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.