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Old February 22 2012, 04:18 AM   #68
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Re: Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey 2x01

It is interesting how much the "upstairs" has become involved in the lives of the "downstairs."

If Sybil has a boy, he would not be the heir, correct? I'm under the impression that heir must be male directly, with no female in the line of succession. Though I suppose a claim could be made if NO direct male heir can be found.

If Matthew, as heir, could not provide a son, what further relation could there be? He's already a bit far off, isn't he?
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