Love and marriageEdit
Mr. Price fell in love with Fanny Ward and they married without informing her sisters, Mrs. Norris and Lady Bertram. This angered the women, both of whom had married respectable gentlemen. Mr. Price was not incredibly respectable. He had a career in the navy, was not a gentleman, was not educated, and didn't have wealth. His wife's sisters severed them from their acquaintance.
Eleven years later, Mr. Price had been disabled during the wars, forcing him to give up his livelihood. Mrs. Price was also about to give birth to their ninth child, which definitely put a strain on finances. His wife was forced to write to her sisters to ask for help. Her brother-in-law, the baronet Sir Thomas Bertram wrote to them with career advice for their sons. Lady Bertram sent them money and baby-linen for their new addition to the family. They then sent Fanny Price to live at Mansfield with her aunt, uncle, and cousins, per their request.