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wardship

the condition and relationship between a guardian and his ward. In England, a child maybe made a ward of the court.

WARDSHIP, Eng. law. Wardship was the right of the lord over the person and estate of the tenant, when the latter was under a certain age. When a tenant by knight's service died, and his heir was under age, the lord was entitled to the custody of the person and the lands of the heir, without any account, until the ward, if a male, should arrive at the age of twenty-one years, and, if a female, at eighteen. Wardship was also incident to a tenure in socage, but in this case, not the lord, but the nearest relation to whom the inheritance could not descend, was entitled to the custody of the person and estate of the heir till he attained the age of fourteen years; at which period the wardship ceased and the guardian was bound, to account. Wardship in copyhold estates partook of that in chivalry and that guardian like the latter, he was required lib. 7, c. 9; Grand Cout. c. 33; Reg. Maj. c. 42.

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Wardship, he declared, was 'an abuse of justice'; the term 'ward' itself was demeaning to Aborigines as it was a 'repetition of the old convenient fallacy' of the 'child race'.
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As the removal of A had been lawful, with the consent of all persons with parental consent, there was no possibility of invoking the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and wardship was the only way of ordering the child's return.
Once a child is removed from a home, he or she can spend only 12 to 24 months in "care" until a children's aid society has to request a Crown wardship.
On May 26, 1567, William Denton's widow, Margery, was granted wardship of their son and heir, Anthony Denton, with an annuity from the estate, until Anthony Denton received license to enter into his inheritance on April 29, 1583.
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