Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 44495
Author(s): Decker, Sarah Ifft
Title : A Jewish Marriage Contract, Written in Latin, Arxiu Històric de Girona, secció Girona-05, vol. 5, fol. 7v-9r. Girona, Catalonia, Spain, August 20, 1325
Source: Jewish Women in the Medieval World: 500-1500 CE. Sarah Ifft Decker.   Edited by Sarah Ifft Decker, translator of Document 6 .   Routledge, 2022.  Pages 124 - 126.
Year of Publication: 2022.

2. Record Number: 28347
Contributor(s): Gallagher, Eric James, translator
Title : Agnes, who was the wife of Adam the son of Robert, claims against Waleran de Muncy… [Item 300 from the hundred of Blything concerns Agnes who pleads on her own behalf because her husband has been outlawed. She recovers land because it was part of her marriage portion (“maritagium”). Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: The Civil Pleas of the Suffolk Eyre of 1240.   Edited by Eric James Gallagher Suffolk Records Society, 52.   Boydell Press , 2009.  Pages 53 - 53.
Year of Publication: 2009.

3. Record Number: 8706
Author(s): de Trafford, Claire.
Title : Share and Share Alike? The Marriage Portion, Inheritance, and Family Politics [The author explores the use of the marriage portion or "maritagium" given by the bride's family, usually in the form of land or rents. Since wives had a say in the disposal of their "maritagia," it tended to increase their status in the family. Also there was an effort to provide for all children, including daughters, rather than the later emphasis on a sole male heir with primogeniture. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women: Pawns or Players?   Edited by Christine Meek and Catherine Lawless .   Four Courts Press, 2003.  Pages 36 - 48.
Year of Publication: 2003.