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Page 199 - ... exposed to as grievous abuses as the former.' Watkins, the author of an excellent work on copyholds, in concluding it, advocated enfranchisement : — ' As we have manifestly outlived the principles of copyhold law, why should that law be continued ? The happy consequences of the Statute of 12 Car. II., which abolished so many feodal incidents, and turned the generality of tenures into that of common socage, hold out to us the strongest encouragement to reduce our laws of real property still...
Page 360 - Queen of Charles Stuart, late King of England, made and taken by us whose names are hereunto subscribed in the month of...
Page 43 - And one who has a prima facia title to a copyhold, ia entitled to inspect the court rolls, and take copies of them, so far as relates to the copyhold claimed, though no cause be depending for it at the...
Page 356 - If any tenant die seised of any customary lands or tenements of inheritance within the said manor, and having a wife at the time of his death, then his wife ought, and hath used time out of mind, to inherit the same lands, as next heir unto her husband, by the custom of the said manor, and be admitted tenant thereto, to hold the same to her and her heirs for ever...
Page 344 - ... 3, — saving only that if any copyholders shall die without issue male, having daughters, the eldest daughter shall inherit solely, as the eldest son ought to do by the course of the common law ; and that if any of the said customary lands or tenements shall or ought, according to the course of the common law, to descend to any sisters, aunts, or female cousins, that then and in every such case the eldest sister, aunt or female cousin, shall inherit the same lands and tenements solely and alone...
Page 341 - Kings, in the said county, being holden of the said manor of Cheltenham, according to an agreement thereof made between the King's most excellent Majesty, being then Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall and of York, and Earl of Chester, lord of the said manor of Cheltenham, and...
Page 105 - ... he may make such a lease as is warranted by the custom, so it exceed not the minority of the ward, and also maintain debt for the arrears of rent (m).
Page 70 - Bring In the evidence Thou robed man of justice, take thy place, And thou, his yoke-fellow of equity, Bench by his side— you are of the commission.
Page iii - Third Edition, corrected and much enlarged from the Author's Papers ; and further augmented with Notes of all the more recently adjudged Cases on the Subject, down to the present Period, by Robert Studley Vidal, of the Middle Temple, Esq., the Author's Executor.