Table 6.7

Women's Petitioning—Categories of Concern

Administration of estates 13
Probate of estates 9
Other property matters (estate accounts, right of possession, attachment for debt, landlord-tenant matters) 19
Redress for assault, theft, vandalism 8
Employment dispute (wages, treatment) 3
Matrimonial 1
Defamation of character 1
Relief—special requests
- assistance in care of orphans
- release of son from prison
- banning of fishermen's rude behavior toward women
1    3
Total 57

Sources: Database compiled by the author, as described in Appendix B.