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Footnotes To
Book #3, The Road To Being Canada" (1815-1867)
Chapter 5, The Family

FN1 Ch01 Blackstone

FN2 Ch01 It was only in 1882, with the passing in England of the The Married Women’s Property Act were the rights of married women recognized, such that women could own and control their own property.

FN3 Ch01"On one famous day the 93rd Highlanders paraded to Saint Mathew's Church and every officer and man carried a Bible. Almost every family owned a pew in some church. In many places the salary of the minister was assessed on the price paid for the pew." (Johnson, C. H., "Halifax under the Eye of the 'Guardian', 1838-41" NSHS, #30, p. 227.)

FN4 Ch01 At p. 77.

FN5 Ch01 As quoted by Paul Johnson in his work, The Birth of the Modern (New York: HarperCollins, 1991), p. 492.

FN6 Ch01 Paul Johnson, p. 721. "Philoprogenitive": "Inclined to production of offspring; prolific." Married couples usually got an early start when it came to bringing children into the world. "The youngest bride was thirteen; the average age of brides was 24.08 years and that of grooms 26.9. (Dunlop, "The Collection of Vital Statistics in Nova Scotia, 1864-1908," p. 144. Incidentally, "January, followed by November and December proved to be the most popular months for marriage." (Ibid.)

FN7 Ch01 Report of Sir John Harvey (1778-1852) (Harvey was the Lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia from 1846 to 1852) dated October 18th, 1848, as found in "Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia, 1947," p. 32.

FN8 Ch01 Pp. 6-7.


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