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Finding Aid - Married Woman's Real Estate Act collection (PF71)

Married Woman's Real Estate Act collection

1873, 1876-1880
2 cm of textual records

Administrative History
The Married Woman's Real Estate Act collection is an artificial grouping of records created by the Archives of the Law Society of Ontario. The records have an unknown provenance.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of records relating to cases filed under the "Married Woman's Real Estate Act, 1873", in the County of York. Records include statutory declarations, affirmations, affidavits and petitions claiming the right for a married woman to convey property. The majority of the cases involve property within Toronto and the counties of York and Halton.
Cases were submitted by the following women, with year of submission in parentheses: Anne Haslip, Elizabeth Ann Cholwell (1873), Eliza Ann Brush, Sarah Roche, Catherine Houses (?), Eliza Highinbotham, Anna Maria Roden, Mary Davis, Elizabeth H. Sundridge (1876), Helen W. Melville, Margaret Sarah Taylor, Susan Thompson, Eliza Matthewson Taylor, Jane Atkinson (1877), Susan Thompson, Mary Ann Elder, Emma Dobson, Francis Silverthorn, Mary Nickless, Margaret Lindsay, E. Hall, Mary Virtue (1878), Mary Doyle, Elizabeth Beatty, Sarah Selby, Margaret Lindsay, Lena von Schultes, Euphema Taylor, Mehala Anne Regan, Lucy Keane, Jane McInytre, Margaret Noies (1879), Eliza Ann Brush, Ann Bone, Margaret Fielding, Emily Jane Backas, Elza Jane Menge, Helen Amelia Jones, Martha Kennedy, Isabel Dixon and Marion Sheley (1880).
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Reference code / Title / Date
985250-001 Married Woman's Real Estate Act affidavits and other material. -- 1873, 1876-1880
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