He was an old bachelor, and possessed of great wealth, in addition to the house and real estate
which constituted what remained of the ancient Pyncheon property.
Whoever visits some estates
there, and witnesses the good-humored indulgence of some masters and mistresses, and the affectionate loyalty of some slaves, might be tempted to dream the oft-fabled poetic legend of a patriarchal institution, and all that; but over and above the scene there broods a portentous shadow--the shadow of law.
Not a flock of wild geese cackles over our town, but it to some extent unsettles the value of real estate
here, and, if I were a broker, I should probably take that disturbance into account.
To him therefore the succession to the Norland estate
was not so really important as to his sisters; for their fortune, independent of what might arise to them from their father's inheriting that property, could be but small.
If no other provisions have been inserted in the document -- or if, being inserted, those other provisions should be discovered to have failed also -- I believe it to be impossible (especially if evidence can be found that the admiral himself considered the Trust binding on him) for the executors to deal with your husband's fortune as legally forming part of Admiral Bartram's estate
We shall go back and continue to eat up Telemachus's estate
without paying him, till such time as his mother leaves off tormenting us by keeping us day after day on the tiptoe of expectation, each vying with the other in his suit for a prize of such rare perfection.
His sisters were anxious for his having an estate
of his own; but, though he was now only established as a tenant, Miss Bingley was by no means unwilling to preside at his table-- nor was Mrs.
His itinerary was promptly determined: he would go to Dammartin, from which place two roads diverge, one toward Soissons, the other toward Compiegne; there he would inquire concerning the Bracieux estate
and go to the right or to the left according to the information obtained.
But it is not in human nature--only in human pretence--for a young man like Arthur, with a fine constitution and fine spirits, thinking well of himself, believing that others think well of him, and having a very ardent intention to give them more and more reason for that good opinion--it is not possible for such a young man, just coming into a splendid estate
through the death of a very old man whom he was not fond of, to feel anything very different from exultant joy.
The friend of Marmaduke was his only child; and to this son, on his marriage with a lady to whom the father was particularly partial, the Major gave a complete conveyance of his whole estate
, consisting of money in the funds, a town and country residence, sundry valuable farms in the old parts of the colony, and large tracts of wild land in the new—in this manner throwing himself upon the filial piety of his child for his own future maintenance.
The great house and estate
in our part of the world is Castra Regis, the family seat of the Caswall family.
All we know is that the old squire, Hawker, somehow ran through his money (and his second wife's, I suppose, for she was rich enough), and sold the estate
to a man named Verner.