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Sale of a Wife

  1. Jan 21, 2006 #1

    Evo

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    Seems in Scotland in the early 19th century women were considered the property of their husbands and could be sold. A farmer bought her for 2 pounds, 5 shillings.

    The full transcription is located here if you don't want to strain your eyes. http://www.nls.uk/broadsides/broadside.cfm/id/15971/transcript/1


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    Last edited: Jan 21, 2006
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  3. Jan 21, 2006 #2

    Integral

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    Ahhh.... The good ol' days.

    o:)
     
  4. Jan 21, 2006 #3

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    What a rip-off
     
  5. Jan 21, 2006 #4

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  6. Jan 21, 2006 #5

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    I didn't realize it was legal so recently. Of course women couldn't sell their husbands. :grumpy:
     
  7. Jan 22, 2006 #6
    Maybe not sell but many women had to buy their husbands in many different cultures (dowry) :wink:. In fact this is still practiced today in some parts of the world.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2006 #7

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    Dearly Missed

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