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Inheritance & wills

Sarahkp1987

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Hi everyone. I need help with a question. I was wondering for what reason would a spinster of a household that has lots of her Brothers & Sisters within that house leave her inheritance to her Male next door neighbour when she passed? This male was married when the inheritance was given to him. I think I have some inclination of why but I would like others opinions that know more about these things. Thanks so much.
 

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Depends how much the inheritance was. Did the neighbour own the house that she and her siblings lived in. Did she purchase the house with her inhetitance, and paid of a loan.
Did her siblings receive any of her cash, or property.
 

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There are probably a thousand and one reasons why she made her will in that way ranging from a dislike of her siblings to an affair with the said neighbour. Maybe she felt that the siblings needed to make some effort to fend for themselves or perhaps she felt that the neighbour had more need of the money etc. You could spend days trying to work it out but the truth is you will probably never know, unless you find a document which states "I left everything to this man because..."
 

Sarahkp1987

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Depends how much the inheritance was. Did the neighbour own the house that she and her siblings lived in. Did she purchase the house with her inhetitance, and paid of a loan.
Did her siblings receive any of her cash, or property.
It was the sum of 87 pounds, I'm looking to find if the man did indeed own her house, but can't find anything as of yet, also she wasnt the head of the house at the time. Thanks for your reply.
 

Sarahkp1987

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There are probably a thousand and one reasons why she made her will in that way ranging from a dislike of her siblings to an affair with the said neighbour. Maybe she felt that the siblings needed to make some effort to fend for themselves or perhaps she felt that the neighbour had more need of the money etc. You could spend days trying to work it out but the truth is you will probably never know, unless you find a document which states "I left everything to this man because..."
Thanks for your reply. She actually had a child but no father on baptism records and she is known as single all throughout her life and stays within the family home and never moves. I read a blog about ways to make a connection with the missing father by looking on neighbour census records & to see if the Mother had left any male not relating to her household in her will & that she did. I'm at a brick wall with not knowing about the man she had the child with lol its so frustrating.
 

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