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may 4, 1870 - Limited right of property (1870)

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woman obtain limited rights to retain their property after marriage

This act changed the previous legal situation, in which all property automatically transferred to the control of a husband on marriage. It granted some limited separate protection to a married woman's property and also permitted women to retain up to £200 of their own wages or earnings. Similar changes did not take effect in Scotland until 1877.

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Date:

may 4, 1870
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~ 149 years ago
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