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" Tenant by the curtesy of England is where a man marries a woman seised of an estate of inheritance, that is, of lands and tenements in fee-simple or feetail, and has by her issue, born alive, which was capable of inheriting her estate. In this case, he... "
Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books - Page 124
by William Blackstone - 1791
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An Act Making Further Provision for a Civil Government for Alaska, and for ...

United States - 1900 - 626 pages
...his wife shall be seized 2 in her right of any estate of inheritance in lands the husband 3 shall, on the death of his wife, hold the lands for his life as 4 tenant thereof by the curtesy, although such husband and wife 5 may not have had issue born alive....
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Law of Real Property Including: Also, General Rules of Law Relative to the ...

Charles Theodore Boone - Real property - 1901 - 652 pages
...and has by her issue, born alive, which was capable of inheriting her estate. In this case, he shall, on the death of his wife, hold the lands for his life, as tenant by the curtesy of England."4 The interest of a tenant by the curtesy is a legal estate in the land for the...
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Supplement to the Revised Statutes of the United States ..., Volume 2, Part 2

United States - Law - 1901 - 934 pages
...wife shall be seized in her right of 5 estate by any y^g of inheritance in lands the husband shall, on the death of his wife, hold the lands for his life as tenant thereof by the curtesy, although such husband and wife may not have had issue born alive. CHAPTER NINE....
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Carson's Real Property Statutes: Comprising, Among Others, the Statutes ...

Thomas Henry Carson, Harold B. Bompas - Real property - 1902 - 1046 pages
...her issue, born alive, which was capable of inheriting her estate. In this case the husband shall, on the death of his wife, hold the lands for his life, as tenant by the curtesy of England (Litt. ss. 35, 52; 2 Bl. Comm. 12(3). Aud it seems that a husband may become tenant...
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The Northwestern Reporter, Volume 96

Law reports, digests, etc - 1903 - 1294 pages
...and his wife shall be seized in her right of any estate or inheritance in lands, the husband shall, on the death of his wife, hold the lands for his life, as tenant thereof by curtesy." Nothing in the bill of exceptions or the pleadings shows the age of John Withnell...
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Selected Cases on the Law of Property in Land

William Albert Finch - Real property - 1904 - 1398 pages
...inheritance in lands, and has by her issue born alive, which was capable of inheriting her estate, he shall on the death of his wife, hold the lands for his life, as tenant by the curtesy. 2 Black. Com. 126; Steph. Com. 24; i Lomax, 65-6. Whether this estate is a consequence of...
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The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General ..., Volume 128

Abraham Clark Freeman - Law reports, digests, etc - 1909 - 1216 pages
...and his wife shall be seised in her right to any estate of inheritance in lands, the husband shall, on the death of his wife, hold the lands for his life as tenant thereof by the curtesy," etc. This declaration does not differ from the common-law definitions of estates...
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The Law of Wills in Michigan: With Forms

Franklin A. Beecher - Wills - 1911 - 492 pages
...and his wife shall be seized in her right of any estate of inheritance in lands, the husband shall, on the death of his wife, hold the lands for his life, as tenant by the curtesy, provided that if the wife, at her death shall leave issue by any former husband, to whom the...
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Law and Business ...: Introduction

William Homer Spencer - Commercial law - 1911 - 702 pages
...and has by her issue, born alive, which was capable of inheriting her estate. In this case, he shall on the death of his wife hold the lands for his life as tenant by the curtesy of England. This estate, according to Littleton, has its denomination because it is used within...
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Cyclopedia of Law ...

Charles Erehart Chadman - Law - 1912 - 624 pages
...and has by her issue, born alive, which was capable of inheriting her estate. In this case, he shall, on the death of his wife, hold the lands for his life, as tenant by the curtesy of England. (c) This estate, according to Littleton, has its denomination, because it is used...
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