An Essay on the Law of Descents: With an Appendix on the Distribution of the Personal Effects of Intestates

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S. Sweet, 1837 - Inheritance and succession - 302 pages
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Page 62 - That, when any one or more of several persons entitled to any land or rent as co-parceners, joint tenants, or tenants in common, shall have been in possession or receipt of the entirety, or more than his or their undivided share or shares of such land, or of the profits thereof, or of such rent, for his or their own benefit, or for the benefit of any person or persons other than the person or persons entitled to the other share or shares of the same land or rent, such possession or receipt shall...
Page 27 - Fourth (chapter seventyfour), "for the abolition of fines and recoveries, and " for the substitution of more simple modes of assurance...
Page 96 - The lineal descendants, in infinitum, of any person deceased shall represent their ancestor ; that is, shall stand in the same place as the person himself would have done had he been living.
Page 270 - That every lineal ancestor shall be capable of being heir to any of his issue ; and in every case where there shall be no issue of the purchaser, his nearest lineal ancestor shall be his heir in preference to any person who would have been entitled to inherit, either by tracing his descent through such lineal ancestor, or in consequence of there being no descendant of such lineal ancestor, so that the father shall bo preferred to a brother or sister, and a more remote lineal ancestor to any of his...
Page 270 - Issue of the Purchaser, his nearest lineal Ancestor shall be his Heir in preference to any Person who would have been entitled to inherit, either by tracing his Descent through such lineal Ancestor, or in consequence of there being no Descendant of such lineal Ancestor, so that the Father shall be preferred to a Brother or Sister, and a more remote lineal Ancestor to any of his Issue, other than a nearer lineal Ancestor or his Issue.
Page 202 - Descent; and when any Land shall have been limited, by any Assurance executed after the said Thirty first Day of December One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, to the Person or to the Heirs of the Person who shall thereby have conveyed the same Land, such Person shall be considered to have acquired the same as a Purchaser by virtue of such Assurance, and shall not be considered to be entitled thereto as his former Estate or Part thereof.
Page 267 - ... that the words and expressions herein-after mentioned, which in their ordinary signification have a more confined or a different meaning; shall in this Act, except where the nature of the provision or the context of the Act shall exclude such construction, be interpreted as follows ; that is to say, the word
Page 46 - ... a husband shall have been entitled to a right of entry or action in any land, and his widow would...
Page 120 - Provision, all Creditors by Specialty, in which the Heirs are bound, shall be paid the full Amount of the Debts due to them before any of the Creditors by Simple Contract or by Specialty, in which the Heirs are not bound, shall be paid any Part of their Demands.
Page 270 - That where there shall be a failure of male paternal ancestors of the person from whom the descent is to be traced, and their descendants, the mother of his more remote male paternal ancestor, or her descendants, shall be the heir or heirs of such person, in preference to the mother of a less remote male paternal ancestor, or her descendants; and where there shall be a failure of male maternal...

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