Venter

Do you know what is meant if you encounter the word “venter?” That’s the word used in this 1824 will from Tennessee. In this case the word is referring to a wife or mother as the “source of offspring.” The intent here is to make it clear which children are to receive this specific inheritance.

venter
It’s not a mistaken reference to a vintner. That’s something else entirely.

[this tip originally appeared on our old blog in early 2015, but we thought it was worth reposting]

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