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HEREDITAMENTS, estates. Anything capable of being inherited, be it corporeal or incorporeal, real, personal, or mixed and including not only lands and everything thereon, but also heir looms, and certain furniture which, by custom, may descend to the heir, together with the land. Co. Litt. 5 b; 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 219; 2 Bl. Com. 17. By this term such things are denoted, as may be the subject-matter of inheritance, but not the inheritance itself; it cannot therefore, by its own intrinsic force, enlarge an estate, prima facie a life estate, into a fee. 2 B. & P. 251; 8 T. R. 503; 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 219, note T.
     2. Hereditaments are divided into corporeal and incorporeal. Corporeal hereditaments are confined to lands. (q.v.) Vide Incorporeal hereditaments, and Shep. To. 91; Cruise's Dig. tit. 1, s. 1; Wood's Inst. 221; 3 Kent, Com. 321; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; 1 Chit. Pr. 203-229; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1595, et seq.

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186) Because the abandonment of real property necessarily entails indifference as to the identity of the subsequent owner, it is wrong to refer to the abandonment of an incorporeal hereditament.
corporeal hereditaments, to the [detriment of the one
87) The Cecils were successively Masters of the Court of Wards and Liveries and their job was to "survey and dispose of all and every of our Wards, Idiots, and Lunatiques, and respectively, of their Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, Chattels, goods, properties, interests, rights, titles, Intrusions, Arrearages and Mean-rates, and all Liveries, Ouster le maines, and ancient Mannors, and all Advowsons, and presentations of Churches, Herriots, Reliefes, Coppyholds, Woods, Mines, and Quarries, of any of our Wards, and of all duties belonging, or to belong to us by reason of any Tenure": Ley, A5r.
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 .
It is putting forward a recommendation that would see businesses occupying hereditaments - property that can be inherited - with an assessed value of less than PS12,000 being removed from the rating system entirely.
This can be by the identification of new and expanded hereditaments, improved identification and management of existing and empty hereditaments and approaches to improve collection levels.
The grant of lands to the school included 'all those fields, meadows and pastures, and hereditaments, whatsover with the appurtenances, called or known by the name or names of Long-Croft, Bynges, Rotton-fields, Walmores, and Saint Mary Wood lying and being in the Foreign of Birmingham'.