Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Will of Haji Mahdi Aqa, 1904

Will of Haji Mahdi Aqa, 1904

Haji Mahdi Aqa the merchant from Salmas, the son of Haji ‘Abd al-Karim the merchant, has assigned his nephew, Haji Mirza Aqa Muhammad Riza the merchant, as the executor of his will and Haji ‘Ali Aqa the merchant as the overseer. They are responsible for paying his debts and determining one-third of his belongings to be spent on the religious expenses of his will. The interest from the rest of his belongings goes to all the inheritors for ten years, after which the land will belong to his older sons and his daughters will be able to reside in the houses within the gardens. The younger sons can become co-owners of the properties after coming of age. His wife will keep all the clothing and gold. He has given his daughters their dowries, so five hundred tumans will be deducted from their shares of inheritance. Haji Mahdi Aqa has been the executor of the wills of some relatives and is in charge for the spending of the one-third of their belongings. After his death, this responsibility will also be his nephew’s.

Item Details

  • Date 25 September 1904
  • Dimensions 43.5 x 28 cm
  • Collections Amir Hossein Nikpour
  • Repository Amir Hossein Nikpour Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 27 September 2016
  • Last Edited 7 December 2016
  • Record no. 14142A5
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