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" II. c. 3, directs that all devises of lands and tenements shall not only be in writing, but signed by the testator, or some other person in his presence and by his express direction; and be subscribed, in his presence, by three or four credible witnesses. "
A Practical Abridgment of American Common Law Cases Argued and Determined in ... - Page 216
by Jacob D. Wheeler - 1835
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At a General Assembly Begun at Dover, in the Delaware State ..., Volume 4

Delaware - Law - 1816 - 766 pages
...signed, by the testator or testatrix, or by some other person in his or her presence, and by his or her express direction, and shall be attested and subscribed in the presence of the said testator or testatrix, by two or more credible witnesses, or else they shall be utterly void and of...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 2

William Blackstone - Law - 1807 - 698 pages
...directs, that all devises of lands and tenements shall not only be in writing, but signed by the testator, or some other person in his presence, and by his express direction ; and be subscribed, in his presence, by three or four credible witnesses (2). And a solemnity nearly similar...
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A Succinct View of the History of Mortmain and the Statutes Relative to ...

Anthony Highmore - Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations - 1809 - 648 pages
...bequests of lands and tenements devise-able shall be in writing, signed by the party, or by some other person in his presence, and by his express direction, and shall be attested and subscribed in his presence, by three or four credible witnesses, or else shall be utterly void. Considerable doubts...
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A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of the Action of Ejectment: And ...

John Adams - Ejectment - 1818 - 466 pages
...particular custom, shall be in writing, " and signed by the party so devising ' the same, or " by some other person in his presence and by his " express direction, and shall be attested and sub" scribed in the presence of the devisor b\ three or " four credible witnesses, or else shall be...
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A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of the Action of Ejectment: And ...

John Adams - Ejectment - 1821 - 474 pages
...particular custom, " shall be in writing, and signed by the party so devising " the same, or by some other person in his presence, and " by his express direction, and shall be attested and sub" scribed, in tiie presence of the devisor, by three or four (k) M'Kaiire v. Fraw, 9 Vez. jun. d....
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British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ..., Volume 12

William Nicholson - Natural history - 1821 - 356 pages
...not only be in writing, but shall also be signed by the party so devising the same, or by some other person in his presence, and by his express direction, and shall be witnessed and subscribed, in the presence of the person devising, by three or four credible witnesses,...
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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of ..., Volume 12

William Nicholson - Natural history - 1821 - 356 pages
...not only be in writing, but shall also be signed by the party so devising the same, or by some other person in his presence, and by his express direction, and shall be witnessed and subscribed, in the presence of the person devising, by three or four credible witnesses,...
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Elements of Conveyancing: With Cursory Remarks Upon the Study of ..., Volume 5

Charles Barton - Conveyancing - 1822 - 690 pages
...particular custom, shall be in writiug, and signed' by the party so devising the same, or by some other person in his presence, and by his express direction,...be attested and subscribed in the presence of the devisor, by three or more credible witnesses, or else they shall be utterly void and of none effect."...
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Public Laws of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Rhode Island - Session laws - 1822 - 592 pages
...tenements or hereditaments, shall be in writing, and signed by the party so devising the same, or by some person in his presence, and by his express direction,...be attested and subscribed in the presence of the devisor by three or more credible witnesses, or How to be else shall be utterly void, and of no effect...
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The British Constitution, Or an Epitome of Blackstone's Commentaries on the ...

Sir William BLACKSTONE, Vincent Wanostrocht - Constitutional law - 1823 - 872 pages
...directs that all devises of lands and tenements shall not only be in writing, but signed by the testator, or some other person in his presence, and by his express direction; and be subscribed in his presence, by three or four credible witnesses. And a solemnity nearly similar...
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