Today, in a political climate of concern for the environment, we’ve become more aware of the effects our behavious upon the lives of our children and their children’s children. It wasn’t always so. Though it certainly was in the Gentry Game, with one’s eye turned to keeping the patrimony intact whilst acquiring extra acreage to serve as dower and dowry.
Even so, one wonders if Sir Walter Jernegan knew how important his marriage to the widow, Lady Isabel de Walpole, nee FitzOsbert. Without it Sir Henry Jerningham, born two centuries later, would not have been Master of Horse for Queen Mary I.
Part 4 of the Jerningham story, Lady Jernegan and the Jernegan Lords, is now available on Crimsons History.