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Does anyone know the actual line of dialogue referring to familial descent? It could mean that it passes down to the most senior woman in the Howard family, e.g. from aunts to nieces, or from mothers-in-law to daughters-in-law.
- Ronin: "That's right. I found a home with Jessel Howard... she was a pretty lass with a mane of red hair, and eyes like diamonds... and I loved her very much. And when she died, I stayed with her daughter... and her daughter... and on down through the years, generation after generation..." --Alan del Beccio 00:54, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
- Well, that tears it. It was a thought, though.
- It would make more sense if he had said instead having merged with every woman coming into the Howard family, daughter or daughter of a son. --ChrisK 00:38, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
- "Sub Rosa" seems to suggest that Ronin went from mother to child, however, if each woman changed her name after marriage, Jessel's last name shouldn't have been Howard. Even if the modern Howard women (up until Beverly) kept their name and passed it down to their daughters, it seems unlikely that this would be allowed in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries.
Nitpick. — Morder 00:54, 10 June 2009 (UTC)