Thursday, February 05, 2009

Old Laws

On this date in 1777 Georgia becomes 1st US state to abolish both entail & primogeniture.

I wasn’t sure what entail meant other than what I already thought it meant, like I did not exactly what the word entail entailed. Yuk yuk – get it?

I googled the words entail and primogeniture and found it more or less was the old English law that the first-born male was entitled to receive all of the inheritance.

Georgia lawmakers were modern trend makers back in 1777 when they abolished the entail & primogeniture system….. yep, they were groundbreakers…. Then, at the end of the day they went home to their plantations and whipped their slaves.



Blogger Si's blog said...

Also had to look up entail, also called fee tail. Primogeniture had heard of before. Entrails, also.

My children are welcome to try anything to get what I leave behind. Lots of luck, kids. They can have entrails. We have a standing joke that whenever they make fun of something stupid I do, I tell them I am taking them out of the will. Gets a lot of laughs.

4:40 AM  
Blogger kenju said...

My kids will be lucky to get anything! LOL

5:06 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Si and Judy,
I think after our will is read my sons will be singing "We got plenty of nothing!"

5:55 AM  

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