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In shakespear's day what inheritance rights did eldest sons have?


What obligations did the elder brothers have to their younger brothers?

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During Shakedpeare's times, the eldest son inherited everything, debts included. Special provisions would have been made in advance for younger sons if desired. 

An elser son would have been expected to look to the care and provision of a younger male sibling.