Primogeniture - ∙ Primogeniture, a long-standing institution in British law, outlined a codified inheritance pattern whereby the eldest son inherited all lands and means from the deceased patriarch. Jefferson attacked and dismantled the institution of primogeniture in the late 1770s. Shadwell - ∙ Shadwell was the Jefferson family estate, originally secured and developed by Jefferson's father, Peter Jefferson. After the Shadwell house burned down in 1770, Jefferson proceeded with the construction of Monticello, which would come to replace Shadwell as the Jefferson family homestead. Tuckahoe - ∙ Tuckahoe was the Randolph family homestead, where the Jefferson family lived for a brief time during the 1740s. Jefferson spent his early childhood years at Tuckahoe, and received his first schooling there.
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