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‘For His Interest’? Women, Debt and Coverture in Early Modern Scotland

@inproceedings{Spence2013ForHI,
  title={‘For His Interest’? Women, Debt and Coverture in Early Modern Scotland},
  author={C. Spence},
  year={2013}
}
On 24 February 1629, George Reid and Isabel King, his wife, were ordered by the Burgh Court of Edinburgh to pay £6 10s. to James Graham and his wife, Agnes Johnston, for cloth. While this case is largely unremarkable - in that it is just one of hundreds of debt cases entered into the burghs Register of Decreets for 1629 - it does highlight an important aspect of the networks of debt and credit that existed in Edinburgh in the early modern period. Specifically, it highlights the role that wives… Expand
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