Kōrero: Inheritance

Last will and testament, 1864

This is the will of Wainuiomata farmer Hugh Sinclair, written in 1864. As was common well into the 20th century, Sinclair's wife, Agnes, did not inherit his major assets, but received an annuity (annual payment) of £50 (about $5,500 today), to be paid half-yearly. She also received a one-off payment of £50 and household goods. Sinclair's three children inherited the bulk of his estate.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAEC W3333 1

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ann Dupuis, 'Inheritance - Inheritance matters', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/31048/last-will-and-testament-1864 (accessed 22 May 2022)

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