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