Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4245
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Gates , Lori A.
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  • Title: Widows, Property, and Remarriage: Lessons from Glastonbury's Deverill Manors [contrasts found in the manorial communities of Longbridge and Monkton, with the latter being less hospitable to widowed property holders; the author argues against a direct connection between land availability and widow remarriage, favoring instead a multiplicity of socio-economic conditions including labor pool, social hierarchy, manorial industries, age at widowhood, and children in the household.]
  • Source: Albion 28, 1 (Spring 1996): Pages 19 - 35.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Economics Inheritance Land Tenure Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire, England Manors Monkton Deverill, Wiltshire, England Peasantry Property Remarriage Widows
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Table: Three tables. Table One lists the women with property in Monkton and Longbridge. It appears as a memorandum in the 1334 rolls. Table Two shows the kinds of property acquisitions and losses for women in the two manors, 1300-1350. Table Three shows property acquisition and loss for women in the two manors for whom a complete reconstruction of property transactions was possible, 1274-1368.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Missouri Valley College
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00951390
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