Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Question from Peter - Tuition and education for children in wills

Dear Lara and friends, In some wills I have seen reference to 'Sam Jones to have tuition/education of my son James' What was entailed by such requests and why couldn't the mother or family be responsible, why did it have to be specified in a will? Many thanks Peter


  1. Hey Paul, first of all why does your name say Paul at the top, but then says Peter, instead, at the bottom? Secondly, I'm no historian, but what I can say is likely, the reason why the mother couldn't be responsible is because women didn't used to have many rights/freedom, back then. I think they (adult women) were probably/likely treated a little better (by society, or the men) than the children were by their adults/parents, but certainly not by much. Also, only adult men, anyway, had the right to write wills, and one last thing, I'm sorry but your question just doesn't make sense to me. Who was Sam Jones, anyway? I'm not trying to be mean, but maybe someone else could try to help you out with this.

  2. The Paul/Peter confusion is a typo from me! I'll fix it when I get a chance.

  3. Oh, thanks Lara for mentioning that. Btw, I didn't know you got around to posting new comments so quickly. Please have a wonderful day.

  4. I just happened to be skimming my personal email at work when I saw that come through, but as you can see, it sometimes takes a while before I can get back to it!


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