Interesting Question of the Day – 7 October 2021

William Jennens was a wealthy man who died in 1798, but he hadn’t signed his will and there was a dispute over it. Within 20 years, in what year did the dispute end? Also, why did the dispute end?

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2 thoughts on “Interesting Question of the Day – 7 October 2021

  1. Isn’t this the story that Dickens used as a source for Bleak House?

    The dispute ended because the estate wealth was completely consumed in legal fees.

    but as for the date? I’ll take a guess and say 1860s.

    1. It WAS referenced by Dickens in Bleak House, and you are right that the dispute ended because the estate had been cunsumed by legal fees.

      But it ended in 1915. So 117 years of litigation.

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