An Essay on the History and Effects of the Laws of Mortmain: And the Laws Against Testamentary Dispositions for Pious Purposes: Comprising an Account of the Debates in Parliament, and of the Inquiries of Select Committees of the House of Commons, and the Most Interesting Cases which Have Occurred in Courts of Law. With an Appendix, Containing the Reports of the Select Committees, and Digests of the Evidence, Etc., Etc
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Page 243 - That it shall be lawful for every person to devise, bequeath, or dispose of, by his will executed in manner hereinafter required, all real estate and all personal estate which he shall be entitled to, either at law or in equity, at the time of his death...
Page 233 - Charta and divers other wholesome laws as prejudicial to and against the common utility ; nevertheless this publick mischief has of late greatly increased by many large and improvident alienations or dispositions made by languishing or dying persons or by other persons to uses called charitable uses to take place after their deaths to the disherison of their lawful heirs.
Page 40 - Five hundred poor I have in yearly pay, Who twice a day their wither'd hands hold up Toward heaven, to pardon blood ; and I have built Two chantries, where the sad and solemn priests Sing still for Richard's soul.
Page 25 - The king to his Justices of the Bench greeting. Where of late it was provided that religious men should not enter into the fees of any without licence and will of the chief lord of whom such fees be holden immediately...
Page 274 - Rite for the Cathedral of Salisbury, with Dissertations on the Belief and Ritual in England before and after the coming of the Normans.
Page 274 - THE CANONS and DECREES of the Sacred and (Ecumenical COUNCIL OF TRENT, celebrated under the Sovereign Pontiffs, Paul III., Julius III., and Pius IV. ; translated by the Rev.
Page 50 - ... lest the gifts, intended to be employed upon purposes grounded upon charity, might in change of times (contrary to the minds of the givers) be confiscated into the king's treasury. For religion being variable, according to the pleasure of succeeding princes, that which at one time is held for orthodox, may at another be accounted superstitious, and then such lands are confiscated, as appears by the Statute of Chantries, 1 Edw.
Page 273 - THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE ANGLO-SAXON Church, containing an Account of its Origin, Government, Doctrines, Worship, Revenues, and Clerical and Monastic Institutions.