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Lawrence Stone

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198202530

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.001.0001

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Hooper v. Fazas, 1690

Hooper v. Fazas, 1690

(p.96) 9 Hooper v. Fazas, 1690
Uncertain Unions

Lawrence Stone

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a second case study on forced marriage, focusing on the court case Hooper v. Fazas which was filed in 1690. The case involved middle-aged widow Lucy Hooper and her younger suitor Frenchman Jean–Jacques Fazas. According to the story, Fazas courted the wealthy Hooper after he lost his fortune and later made attempts to establish his legal credentials as her husband. On November 6, 1690, Fazas drugged, abducted, and raped Hooper and executed a forced marriage with Hooper.

Keywords:   forced marriage, court cases, Lucy Hooper, Jean–Jacques Fazas, abduction, court case

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