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.
Labels: Georgia History