Thursday, February 21, 2013

Research Tip - Feme Sole vs Feme Covert

You have probably come across the words feme sole and feme covert while reading Kentucky deeds. Do you know the difference between the two phrases?

According to Black's Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, a feme sole refers to a single woman, including those who have been married, but whose marriages have been dissolved by death or divorce, or women who are judicially separated from their husbands.

Feme covert is the opposite and refers to a married woman.

Published 21 Feb 2013, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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