Olivia informs him that he cannot touch her dowry , that the money is for Joey and any other children they might have.
When girls were going to get married their fathers had to give their future husband a dowry .
The Elector was broke and couldn't afford to pay the agreed dowry , but he wanted the money such a marriage would be sure to bring his way.
He had no doubt that his father must have allotted a large amount of money to her for her dowry .
In the past, marriages were arranged and women brought a dowry to the marriage.
The amount of the dowry is determined through negotiations between the families of the engaged.
The bride was given a dowry of three thousand livres in ready money, a third of it reserved for the couple's communal use.
If he had a son, he would try to make good his loss by claiming a hefty dowry in his marriage.
Elizabeth's dowry was to be £45,000 in diamonds
The bride brings a dowry to the marriage usually consisting of household goods and her own clothing.