. Smith v. Bramston, 2 Salk.
644, 91 Eng. Rep.
1695); see also Dunkly v. Wade, 2 Salk.
653, 91 Eng. Rep.
1707) and Sparks v. Spicer, 2 Salk.
648, 91 Eng. Rep.
1698). Another case which appears to approve a jury finding against evidence, Deerly
v. Dutchess of Mazarine, 2 Salk.
646, 91 Eng. Rep.
1696), really rests on a theory of estoppel, that a woman who is reputed to be a
feme sole and lives as one may not set up her coverture as a defense to payment of
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.