Annette Bowen via skrev den 2015-01-25 06:04:
This is another Estate Inventory, much easier to read than the last
one. I just need to confirm what I think it says.
Anders Bengtsson - died 3 April - widow Maria GabrilsDotter
--- OK, address: Skinnargården, Åsaka
10 of age and under-age children.
Children from his first marriage: sons Bengt, Hans, Andreas and
married daughter Caisa
This is where I am uncertain - something about his dead son's
Stina, I think.
--- ...and also exists a son's daughter after the long since deceased
son Johannes named Stina.
Then children of the second marriage: sons Lars, Gabril, Jonas and
daughter Marta, all of age and son Adam and daughter Efva who are not
of age and then I think it mentions his son's daughter Stina again.
--- ...but the son Adam and daughter Efva under-age, for whom is
guardian appointed as well as for the son's daughter Stina.
What kind of inheritance laws were there? Did people write wills or
did the law prescribe how property was to be divided among the widow
--- Wills could be written, for example to give a widow a larger share,
or to give something to illegitimate children. But a legitimate child
could not get less than half their legal share.
Until 1845 the legal share for daughters in rural areas was half of that
for sons, but sons and daughters got equal shares in towns.
If a man or woman was unmarried, did they have an estate inventory?
--- If the unmarried person had any property, then there was supposed to
be an estate inventory.
When Anders' first wife Stina Hansdotter died, all of their children
were under age (3 to 14). After the children were named, there were
two men, the wife's brother Johannes Hansson and her sister's husband,
Nils Larsson, maybe representing the children's interests.
Slättängs häradsrätt FII:5 (1767-1770) Image 157 / page 247 (AID:
v144075.b157.s247, NAD: SE/GLA/11044)
--- ...for these my children are suggested as guardians the farmer
Johannes Hansson at Tomten Åsaka and Nils Larsson in Turaströmmen...
// Bo Johansson