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Will - Dower and Thirds

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Will - Dower and Thirds

Posted: 22 Oct 2012 3:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have recently been transcribing a Will dated 1756 in which a widow was well provided for. Except that if she re-married her annuity would be halved and she would be expected to relinquish any claim to "dower and thirds".

What were dower and thirds?
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KenPestell 22 Oct 2012 9:27PM GMT 
EvelineMullen 22 Oct 2012 9:56PM GMT 
KenPestell 22 Oct 2012 10:04PM GMT 
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