English Land and English Landlords: An Enquiry Into the Origin and Character of the English Land System, with Proposals for Its Reform. With an Index, Tema 24215

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Cobden Club, 1881 - 515 páginas

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Página 45 - Add to this the untimely and • expensive honour of knighthood, to make his poverty more completely splendid. • And when, by these deductions, his fortune was so shattered and ruined that perhaps he was obliged to sell his patrimony, he had not even that poor privilege allowed him, without paying an exorbitant fine for a license of alienation.
Página 40 - Art, at the end of the sixteenth and the beginning of the seventeenth centuries...
Página 68 - Act in respect of the same property, or not ; but no such powers shall be exercised if an express declaration or manifest intention that they shall not be exercised is contained in the settlement, or may reasonably be inferred therefrom, or from extrinsic circumstances or evidence...
Página 26 - Inclosures at that time began to be more frequent, whereby arable land, which could not be manured without people and families, was turned into pasture, which was easily rid by a few herdsmen ; and tenances for years, lives, and at will, whereupon much of the yeomanry lived, were turned into demesnes.
Página 45 - The heir on the death of his ancestor, if of full age, was plundered of the first emoluments arising from his inheritance, by way of relief and primer seisin; and if under age, of the whole of his estate during infancy. And then, as Sir Thomas Smith...
Página 107 - The English law of intestacy is regarded by the Commissioners with equal approbation, since it " appears far better adapted to the constitution and habits of this kingdom than the opposite law of equal partibility, which, in a few generations, would break down the aristocracy of the country, and, by the endless subdivision of the soil, must ultimately be unfavourable to agriculture, and injurious to the best interests of the State.
Página 66 - In families where the estates are kept up from one generation to another, settlements are made every few years for this purpose ; thus in the event of a marriage, a life estate merely is given to the husband ; the wife has an allowance for...

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