Inheritance practice and rules are important keys to understanding the property rights of any rural society. This is especially true for Swedish rural society, traditionally predominated by freeholders. Freeholders, unlike tenants, owned their own farms. This means among other things that their children had the right of inheritance to the landed property.
Holmlund, S. (2007), "From formal to female property rights: gender and inheritance of landed property in Estuna, Sweden, 1810–1845", Asztalos Morell, I. and Bock, B.B. (Ed.) Gender Regimes, Citizen Participation and Rural Restructuring (Research in Rural Sociology and Development, Vol. 13), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 239-260. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1057-1922(07)13010-9
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