On 2, 1828, inside the George and Dragon pub in Tonbridge, England, John Savage paid George Skinner one shilling and a pot of beer for his wife, Mary june. George ordered their alcohol, and John left with Mary. The set held arms while they went along to begin their new way life together.
This isn’t a scene that is unusual. Through the eighteenth and centuries that are 19th English wives had been “sold” for many different re re payments. Rates varied—“as low as a bullpup and 25 % of rum” all of the option to “forty British pounds and a supper,” the North-Eastern Daily Gazette reported in 1887.
Half of a gallon had been the sale that is total for the 26-year-old called Mrs. Wells, purchased by way of a Mr. (more…)