estovers


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estovers

a right allowed by law to tenants of land to cut timber for fuel and repairs.

ESTOVERS, estates. The right of taking necessary wood for the use or furniture of a house or farm, from off another's estate. The word bote is used synonymously with the word estovers. 2 Bl. Com. 35; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; Woodf. L. & T. 232; 10 Wend. 639; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1652 57.

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In my case it allowed me to see the significance of the criminalization of the Moselle Valley peasants' access to wood during the 1830s, which aroused Marx's interest in economics when these customary estovers were legislated as 'theft'.
2001) (holding that a life tenant's fights to harvest timber as estovers does not include right to harvest timber for commercial purposes, even if harvesting would allow tenant to provide himself with essentials for life and increase his standard of living); Twin States Land & Timber Co.
The loss of common use-rights such as pasture, estovers, and turbary had dire economic effects for some, who were consequently forced to abandon rural life and move to urban centres to take up wage labour.