The Principles of the Law of Real Property, According to the Text of Blackstone: Incorporating the Alterations Down to the Present Time

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Richards & Company, 1837 - Law - 282 pages
 

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Page 128 - ... within twenty years next after the time at which the right to make such entry or distress, or to bring such action, shall have first accrued to some person through whom he claims...
Page 15 - Franchise and liberty are used as synonymous terms ; and their definition is (u) a royal privilege, or branch of the king's prerogative, subsisting in the hands of a subject Being therefore derived from the crown, they must arise from the king's grant ; or in some cases may be held by prescription, which, as has been frequently said, presupposes a grant.
Page 41 - And therefore, on a feoffment [ 336 ] to A. and his heirs, to the use of B. and his heirs, in trust for C.
Page 275 - Hope, by any deed or deeds, writing or writings, with or without power of revocation, to be by him sealed and delivered in the presence of and attested by two or more credible witnesses, or by his last will and testament in writing, or any codicil thereto.
Page 232 - If this be all, the bond is called a single one, simplex obligatio ; but there is generally a condition added, that if the obligor does some particular act, the obligation shall be void, or else shall remain in full force : as, payment of rent ; performance of covenants in a deed...
Page 49 - A Base, or qualified fee, is such a one as has a i. Base fee*. qualification subjoined thereto, and which must be determined whenever the qualification annexed to it is at an end. As, in the case of a grant to A. and his heirs, tenants of the manor of Dale ; in this instance whenever the heirs of A.
Page 68 - a competent livelihood of freehold for the wife, of lands and tenements; to take effect, in profit or possession, presently after the death of the husband, for the life of the wife at least.
Page 3 - For water is a movable, wandering thing, and must of necessity continue common by the law of nature; so that I can only have a temporary, transient, usufructuary, property therein: wherefore, if a body of water runs out of my pond into another man's I have no right to reclaim it.
Page 109 - HE that holds lands or tenements in severalty, or is sole tenant thereof, is he that holds them in his own right only, •without any other person being joined or connected with him in point of interest, during his estate therein.
Page 56 - Yet while they subsist, they are reckoned estates for life; because, the time for which they will endure being uncertain, they may by possibility last for life, if the contingencies upon which they are to determine do not sooner happen. And moreover, in case an estate be granted to a man for his life, generally, it may also determine by his civil death: as if he enters into a monastery, whereby he is dead in law, for which reason in conveyances the grant is usually made " for the term of a man's...

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