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ON THE

Law of Copyhold Property,

WITH

REFERENCE TO THE VARIOUS ALTERATIONS EFFECTED BY THE ACT FOR THE

AMENDMENT OF THE LAWS WITH RESPECT TO

WILLS,

AND OTHER RECENT STATUTES APPLICABLE THERETO;

WITH

AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING THE ABOVE ACT, AND AN ANALYSIS THEREOF,

And some forms of Copyhold Assurances.

BY HENRY STALMAN,
OF THE INNER TEMPLE, ESQ., BARRISTER AT LAW.

LONDON: SAUNDERS AND BENNING, LAW BOOKSELLERS, (SUCCESSORS TO J. BUTTERWORTH AND son)

43, FLEET STREET.

1837.

LONDON: PRINTED BY RAYNER AND HODGES,

Shoe Lane, Fleet Street.

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PREFACE.

The ensuing pages have been put together for the purpose of affording the reader a concise view of the law as applicable to copyhold property, comprising under that term land of customary freehold, and ancient demesne tenure.

The recent statutes affecting real property, particularly those for the abolition of fines and recoveries, and for the amendment of the laws with respect to wills, have made very considerable alterations with reference to copyhold property; and it seems probable that this property will ere long be made the subject of some further legislative measures, the Attorney General having, in July last, given notice of a bill on the subject. It will also be in the recollection of the reader, that in the session of 1836, three important bills affecting

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