Kōrero: Inheritance

Primogeniture (1 o 2)


Primogeniture means inheritance of the major assets of an estate by the eldest son, to the exclusion of other siblings. John Manson, one of the men sitting in the horse-drawn gig in this photo taken around 1894, was the eldest of nine siblings. He inherited the Cluny Park Station homestead in Manawatū when his father William Manson (standing on the verandah) died.

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Palmerston North City Library
Reference: 2008N_Bur88_Bui_1856

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Ann Dupuis, 'Inheritance - Inheritance matters', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31049/primogeniture (accessed 22 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Ann Dupuis, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 3 Oct 2018