Bear and Crispin enter the Green Man, and Crispin describes the interior.
They meet the Widow Daventry, who runs the inn and clearly already knows Bear quite well, which makes Crispin jealous.
In their conversation, it comes out that Lord Furnival has died at home of wounds received in the French wars—the black-draped ribbons around town are for him.
Because Lord Furnival has no legal heirs, all his property goes to Lady Furnival, unless an illegitimate son (read: a son whose mother was not married to Lord Furnival) shows up and can enforce his claim or Lady Furnival marries again.
No one thinks Lady Furnival is likely to do that because it would require her to give up her new power.