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abfolute action actual afterwards againſt alfo alienation allowed alſo anceſtors antient bankrupt becauſe blood bound brother cafe called chattels claim common law condition confideration confidered continued contract conveyance corporation court creditors death debts deed defcend determined devife Edward effect eftate England entitled equal eſtate executed executor faid fame father feems feodal fervice feud feveral fhall fhould fome freehold ftatute fubject fuch give given grant hands hath heirs held himſelf hold iffue immediately inheritance intereft John king lands leafe limited Litt lives lord manner manor means muſt nature never original owner particular parties perfon poffeffion prefent principal profits reaſon recovery relations remainder rent rule ſhall ſuch tail tenant tenements tenure term thefe theſe thing third thofe thoſe tion unleſs uſe vefted void whole wife
Page 6 - Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me. If thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right ; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Page 14 - ... the general introduction and continuance of property, must still unavoidably remain in common, being such wherein nothing but an usufructuary property is capable of being had ; and therefore they still belong to the first occupant, during the time he holds possession of them, and no longer. Such (among others) are the elements of light, air, and water, which a man may occupy by means of his windows, his gardens, his mills, and other conveniences...
Page 41 - A rent-charge is where the owner of the rent hath no future interest, or reversion expectant in the land : as where a man by deed maketh over to others his whole estate in...
Page 77 - A statute, which was a greater acquisition to the civil property of this kingdom than even magna charta itself; since that only pruned the luxuriances that had grown out of the military tenures, and thereby preserved them in vigour ; but the statute of King Charles extirpated the whole, and demolished both root and branches.
Page 2 - Pleased as we are with the possession, we seem afraid to look back to the means by which it was acquired, as if fearful of some defect in our title ; or at best we rest satisfied with the decision of the laws in our favour, without examining the reason or authority upon which those laws have been built.
Page 131 - But if there be a donee in special tail who holds lands to him and the heirs of his body begotten on Jane his wife : though Jane may be endowed of these lands, yet if Jane dies, and he marries a second wife, that second wife shall never be endowed of the lands entailed; for no issue that she could have, could by any possibility inherit them.
Page 442 - Where a man is under a moral obligation, which no court of law or equity can enforce, and promises, the honesty and rectitude of the thing is a consideration.
Page 9 - The labour of his body, and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his. Whatsoever then he removes out of the state that nature hath provided, and left it in, he hath mixed his labour with, and joined to it something that is his own, and thereby makes it his property.
Page 71 - The last consequence of tenure in chivalry was escheat; which is the determination of the tenure, or dissolution of the mutual bond between the lord and tenant, from the extinction of the blood of the latter by either natural or civil means: if he died without heirs of his blood, or if his blood was corrupted and stained by commission of treason or felony ; whereby every inheritable quality was entirely blotted out and abolished.