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They could not vote, any land or property they owned came from their father and was given to their husband when they married.

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n colonial New York, men had many more rights than women. If a woman got married, her husband owned everything she had (including her children), except for personal items, such as clothes and jewelry. Also, all property or goods including livestock and money left to a woman in a will was automatically owned by the husband. Another right that men had was that his wife could not write a will without his consent. Men had many more rights than women in colonial New York.

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What happened to a womens property in Colonial America if she was married?

There is no single answer to your question because property rights in Colonial America varied from place to place depending on the rules the early settlers of any particular region brought from home. To determine what property rights women had in early America you would need to do state by state, or colony by colony, research. Generally, a woman's property came under the control of her husband, and was vulnerable to seizure by his creditors. In many cases, when a married man incurred debts his creditors could seize any property owned by his wife, even if that property had been inherited. Single women could inherit land but once a single woman married, the land would come under the control of her husband. Many families were impoverished when a husband died and his creditors stepped in and took everything to satisfy his debts. Massachusetts was one of the first jurisdictions that passed law in 1787 allowing married women to own property under certain circumstances. Women were not given substantial property rights in all states until around 1900.

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