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I have come across an interesting pair of entries in the 1939 register,
and one interesting transcription. Kathleen R[ose Annie], wife of
Ernest G. Skinner, was living in Ross Road, Wallington. She appears
there (RG 101/1317F/012/18) with her husband and, I expect, their son,
whose details are obliterated, doubtless because he is still amongst us.
Her surname is crossed through and replaced by "CHAPPEL", although I
have not yet found a remarriage to Mr Chappel (notified, it appears, on
the 13th April 1951). The page opposite says, "See Page 21" on
There is a further entry (RG 101/1317F/022/22) for Kathleen on what I
presume is page 21, with the same details, including the change of
surname from Skinner to Chappel, but this time without the notification
date or a reference to another page. What I find interesting is that
the F.M.P. transcription, and therefore its index (but not Ancestry's),
gives these names and also her later married name of Bennet, which is
not visible on the image of the manuscript. As she married Mr Bennet in
1964, it seems proper that her further change of name was noted.
My guess is that it appears on the line above or below (both of which,
like most on the page, are obliterated) and was therefore visible to the
transcriber of that column. Perhaps, though, John Hanson or another
member learned in the subject can suggest a different explanation.
Can anyone identify the rules of intestacy relating to the estate of a
deceased married woman (with a living husband) in the window between
the Married Women's Property Act of 1882 and the revamp of the
intestacy rules in the Administration of Estates Act 1925?
My understanding is that the initial relevant legislation was the
Statute of Distribution of 1670. Under that Act, if a married man died
intestate then (after payment of all debts, etc.) one third was to go
to any wife of the intestate and the remainder was to be split equally
among the children of the intestate. (With provision for what happened
if any such children were dead).
Now, that Act does *not* mention what happened if a married woman
(with a living husband) died intestate, presumably because before the
Married Women's Property Act of 1882, such a woman could not own stuff
herself so could hardly pass it on under intestacy rules.
Once 1882 came along, then such a woman could hold such an estate. But
I can find no reference to intestacy rules in the 1882 MWPA or
anywhere else, so I've no idea whether the obvious change applied,
i.e. one third to go to the husband of the intestate and the
remainder split equally among their children. Or might it be that it
was all split equally among the children? Or....
Thanks for any thoughts