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From: "John E.S. Driver" <>
Subject: Re: ESSEX-UK-D Digest V98 #206
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 10:09:39 GMT
** Reply to message from on Wed, 22 Jul 1998
15:49:56 -0700 (PDT)
Gill Burtwell wrote:
> Does anyone have any information regarding the marriage of Louisa
> Lydia STOCK and George BURTWELL (or BIRTWELL) in 1863, in Great
> Burstead(?). It appears that they had 12 children before Louisa Lydia
> passed away, shortly after the birth of the twelfth child.
> Family tradition has it that George then remarried and the estate passed
> to his second wife rather than any of his offspring! Was this standard
> practice or does it imply some bad feeling?
If this isn't too nave a question, do you know George B's date of death and
have you obtained a copy of his Will? Assuming the estate was large enough to be
a bone of contention, there might well have been one. If not, it would have been
natural for Administration to be granted to his widow, making it harder to know
how she disposed of her husband's assets. At that point we are thrown back on
"family tradition", but I wouldn't let f.t have it all its own way!
Lewisham (Greater London), England
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