(38) See, e.g., JAMES ARTHUR BALLANTINE, LAW DICTIONARY WITH PRONUNCIATIONS 961 (1948) ("[Personal property] embraces all objects and rights which are capable of ownership except freehold estates in land, and incorporeal hereditaments
issuing thereout, or exercisable within the same.").
"lands or other hereditaments
." (102) No death sentence meant
In an obvious bid for sympathy, she called herself "a verye aged woman & without anye ayde or frends to assyst her in her sutes & troubles." She also claimed that Persehouse and Walker "subtillye & craftelye by deceite & covine have allured & entyced" Henry Westerfield, "beinge a simple yonge man," to sell them all his lands, tenements, and hereditaments
for one-tenth their value, bringing him to financial ruin.
100% relief for post offices (and hereditaments
that include post offices) with a rateable value of pounds 9,000 or less;
We can begin to see the specific legal context of Donne's satire by considering the following call for legal reform from earlier in the sixteenth century: "Where by the common laws of this realm, lands, tenements, and hereditaments
be not devisable by testament, nor ought to be transferred from one to another, but by solemn livery and seisin, matter of record, writing sufficient made bona fide, without covin or fraud, yet nevertheless divers and sundry imaginations, subtle inventions, and practices have been used, whereby the hereditaments
of this realm have been conveyed from one to another by fraudulent feoffments, fines, recoveries, and other assurances craftily made." (6) This is the preamble of the 1536 Statute of Uses (28 Hen.
On October 7, 1640 the Massachusetts colonial legislature, the General Court, enacted a law requiring land registration and its implementation became an integral part of the colony's economic regulations: For avoiding all fraudulent conveyances, and that every man may know what estate or interest other men may have in any houses, lands, or other hereditaments
they are to deal in, it is therefore ordered, that after the end of this month no mortgage, bargain, sale, or grant hereafter to be made of any house, lands, rents, or other hereditaments
, shall be of force against any other person except the grantor and his heirs, unless the same be recorded, as is hereafter expressed [Shurtleff 1853: vol.
But like Blackstone, who called property a realm of "sole and despotic dominion" before launching into the web of shared "incorporeal hereditaments
," (51) the modern study of property law starts with Pierson v.
The act's preamble charged the North with "departing from the usages of civilized warfare in confiscating and destroying the property of the people of the Confederate States" and asserted that "our only protection against such wrongs is to be found in such measures of retaliation as will ultimately indemnify our own citizens for their losses, and restrain the wanton excesses of our enemies." The Confederacy would therefore now seize all "lands, hereditaments
, goods and chattels, rights and credits" owned by Northern citizens in the South.
and other Concerns of the like Nature, from or arising out of any Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments
, or Heritages, on the Profits of the Year preceding:"
Whereas Gifts or Alienations of Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments
, in Mortmain, are prohibited or restrained by Magna Charta, and divers other wholsome Laws, as prejudicial to and against the common Utility; nevertheless this publick Mischief has-of late greatly increased by many Persons, to Uses called Charitable Uses, to take place after their Deaths, to the Disherison of their lawful "Heirs": For Remedy whereof be it enacted ...
The existence of an indenture dated 30 June 1609 also indicates Beaumont's financial travails: 'ffrauncis Beaumont of the Inner Temple london, gentleman' agreed to sell to James Riche 'All and singuler the messuages landes tenements and hereditamentes
whatsoever in Osgathorpe and Swannington or any of them in the County of Leicester Shere of or wherein the said ffrauncis Beaumont hath any estate of inheritaunce in fee simple or fee taile in possession reversion or remainder' for 'the some of ten shillinges of good and lawfull money of England'.