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" in any instrument, if a freehold be limited to the ancestor for life, and the inheritance to his heirs, either mediately or immediately, the first taker takes the whole estate. "
The law of baron and femme, of parent and child, of guardian and ward, of ... - Page 456
by Tapping Reeve - 1816 - 494 pages
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The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value ..., Volume 45

Abraham Clark Freeman - Law reports, digests, etc - 1895
...opinion. AM. at EM. VM. XLV.-JS THB Rn>m IK SHELLKT'B CASK, ai stated by Mr. Preston, is as follow* In any instrument, if a freehold be limited to the...heirs, either mediately or immediately, the first taker take* the whole estate; if it be limited to the heirs of hU body he takes a fee tail; if to his heirs,...
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Principles of Law: Law in General; Personal Rights; Property; Wills; Contracts

Contracts - 1903
...stated. In less technical language, the rule has been defined as follows; In any instrument, if the freehold be limited to the ancestor for life, and...taker takes the whole estate; if it be limited to the heir of his body, he takes a fee tail; if to his heirs, a fee simple.1" The effect of the rule is to...
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Popular Law Library, Putney...

Albert Hutchinson Putney - Law - 1908
...also observable, that the estate recovered is not subject to any charges "In any instrument, if the freehold be limited to the ancestor for life, and...takes the whole estate; if it be limited to the heirs but to those of the recoveree. Hence it is preferable, in some cases, to a fine, as a fine lets in...
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A Law Dictionary of Words, Terms, Abbreviations and Phrases which are ...

James Arthur Ballentine - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1916 - 632 pages
...Shareholder. See Stockholder. Shave. To deceive; to defraud. Se'e 10 Barb. (NY) 406. Shelley's Case, Rule in. In any instrument, if a freehold be limited to the...the whole estate; if it be limited to the heirs of a class of persons to take in succession from generation to generation, the limitation to the' heirs...
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United States Supreme Court Reports, Volume 11

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1911
...seems to favor the first of these positions, as does also the rule in Shelly's case. By that rule, "in any instrument, if a freehold be limited to the...immediately, the first taker takes the whole estate." This rule had its origin in feudal times, and was, perhaps, In no small degree influenced by considerations...
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