The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary Upon Littleton: Not the Name of the Author Only, But of the Law Itself, Volume 1

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W. Clarke, C. Hunter, and S. Brooks, 1817 - Land tenure

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Page 5 - tenant at will is where lands or tenements are let by one man to another, to have and to hold to him, at the will of the lessor, by force of which lease the lessee is in possession.
Page 10 - Tenure by grand serjeanty is, where a man holds his lands or tenements of our sovereign lord the king, by such services as he ought to do in his proper person to the king, as to carry the banner of the king, or his lance, or to lead his army, or to be his marshal, or to carry his sword before him at his coronation, or to be his sewer at his coronation, or his carver, or his butler, or to be one of his chamberlains of the receipt of his exchequer, or to do other like services, &c.
Page cl - If a man be baptized by the name of Thomas, and after at his confirmation by the bishop he is named John, he may purchase by the name of his confirmation. And this was the case of Sir Francis...
Page 13 - First, when the construction of any act is left to the law, the law, which abhorreth injury and wrong, will never so construe it as it shall work a wrong...
Page 16 - Tenant in dower is. where a man is seised of certain lands or tenements in fee simple, fee tail general, or as heir in special tail, and taketh a wife, and dieth, the wife after the decease of her husband shall be endowed of the third part of such lands and tenements as were her husband's at any time during the coverture, to have and to hold to the same wife in...
Page xix - Albeit the student shall not at any one day, do " what he can, reach to the full meaning of all that is here " laid down, yet let him no way discourage himself but " proceed : for on some other day, in some other place," (or perhaps upon a second perusal of the same,) " his doubts
Page clxxxv - ... blood ; because it is a maxim in law, that inheritance may lineally descend, but not ascend. Yet if the son in this case die without issue, and his uncle enter into the land as heir to the son...

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