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TREATISE OF FEME COVERTS: OR, THE LADY'S LAW


Item #: 71631

Pages: viii, 264, 16pp
Published: OE; Lord Baltimore Press; Reprinted in 2002.

Reprint of the first edition of The Lady's Law whichexamines the doctrines of English Common Law relating to a"feme covert" or a woman whose legal status was covered by amale head of their household, either a father or husband. A"feme covert" was therefore a woman not yet married oralready married, but not widowed. (The legal status of awidow was a different matter entirely.) Written from aperspective sympathetic to women, it deals with precedentsof conveyances not covered in The Law of Baron and Femme,and as such can be seen as a companion volume. The workconcludes with an account of Robert Hyde's argument in thecase of Manby v. Scott in the Exquequer Chamber in 1663 inwhich he argued that a husband who is separated from his...Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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