A Treatise on the Law of Dower, Volume 1

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T. & J.W. Johnson, 1883 - Dower
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Page 254 - All deeds, mortgages and other instruments of writing which are required to be recorded, shall take effect and be in force from and after the time of delivering the same to the register of deeds for record, and not before, as to all creditors and subsequent purchasers in good faith without notice ; and all such deeds, mortgages and other instruments shall be adjudged void as to all such creditors and subsequent purchasers without notice...
Page 183 - Every foreigner of good character, who comes to settle in this state, having first taken an oath or affirmation of allegiance to the same, may purchase or by other just means acquire, hold and transfer land or other real estate; and after one year's residence shall be deemed a free denizen thereof and entitled to all the rights of a natural born subject of this state, except that, he shall not be capable of being elected a representative until after two years residence.
Page 657 - That when a husband shall have been entitled to a right of entry or action in any land, and his widow would be entitled to dower out of the same, if he had recovered possession thereof, she shall be entitled to dower out of the same, although her husband shall not have recovered possession thereof; provided that such dower be sued for or obtained within the period during which such right of entry or action might be enforced.
Page 45 - ... part of the personal estate ; and this law relative to descents and dower shall remain in full force until altered by the legislature of the district.
Page 657 - ... and every word importing the singular number only shall extend and be applied to several persons or things as well as one person or thing ; and every word importing the masculine gender only shall extend and be applied to a female as well as a male.
Page 526 - ... the charge. Upon this subject a court of equity is not guided by the rules of law. It will sometimes hold a charge extinguished, where it would subsist at law, and sometimes preserve it where, at law, it would be merged. The question is upon the intention, actual or presumed, of the person in whom the interests are united.
Page 318 - To Have and to hold to them their heirs and assigns forever: In Joynt and Equil Right.
Page 452 - ... they are directed to be converted ; and this in whatever manner the direction is given ; whether by will, by way of contract, marriage articles, settlement, or otherwise, and whether the money is actually deposited, or only covenanted to be paid, whether the land is actually conveyed, or only agreed to be conveyed. The owner of the fund, or the contracting parties, may make land money, or money land.
Page 227 - Yet if the husband die without issue the same wife shall be endowed of the same tenements, because the issue which she by possibility might have had by the same husband might have inherited the same tenements. But, if the wife dieth, living her husband, and after the husband takes another wife and dieth, his second wife shall not be endowed in this case, for the reason aforesaid.
Page 57 - All property, both real and personal, of the wife, owned or claimed by her before marriage, and that acquired afterwards by gift, devise, or descent, shall be her separate property...

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