Talk:Wife selling (English custom)

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þ vs y[edit]

Per this diff, where the letter "þ", or thorn, was swapped back to a "y", I thought that's probably right for a 17th century source – it would presumably have been "þ" in a much earlier source – but noticed that the sentence isn't supported by a ref. Nor is the information there supported by the reffed source for the next sentence, which I've checked online. D'oh! Though, that 17th century source does use a "y" instead of a "þ". Btw I found another instance of historical wife selling in a book I was looking at the other night, I'll dig it out in a bit and post details here. Nortonius (talk) 09:41, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Another example, FWIW…[edit]

I found this in Murphy, S. (ed.), Cox's Fragmenta An Historical Miscellany, History Press, Stroud, 2011, ISBN 978-0-7524-6329-2, p. 125:

A man, a few days since, sold his wife, in a halter, for 1s. 6d. in the public market, at Wellington, and allowed the purchaser a quart of ale to drink his health.
Jackson's Oxford Journal, Saturday 8 February 1817 (v.34, p.8)

Maybe it's already covered in an existing ref or something, but I thought it might be useful. Nortonius (talk) 14:08, 21 May 2013 (UTC)


this article may have problems — Preceding unsigned comment added by Holodiorior (talkcontribs) 19:46, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

And you may be more specific. Britmax (talk) 20:16, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

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