Miss Grey is a character in Sense and Sensibility. She is an heiress with a settlement of £50,000. This money would become her husband's upon marriage. Miss Grey's parents were deceased so she was under the guardianship of a Mr. and Mrs. Ellison until her majority. She just turned 21 in the novel, as it was hinted that Mr. Ellison would oppose the match if she were still under his guardianship.
Since she is so wealthy, she did not need to marry rich and could afford to marry a poor man, like John Willoughby, who had been disowned by Lady Allen for sowing an illegitimate child on Eliza Williams.
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- ↑ Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 30