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The Fee Tail and the Common Recovery in Medieval England

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Joseph BiancalanaUniversity of Cincinnati

ISBN13: 9780521806466
ISBN: 0521806461
Published: March 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £144.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780521032940

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Fee tails were a basic building block for family landholding from the end of the thirteenth to the beginning of the twentieth century. The classic entail was an interest in land which was inalienable and could only pass at death by inheritance to the lineal heirs of the original grantee. Biancalana's study considers the origins, development and use of the entail in later medieval England, and the origins and early use of a reliable legal mechanism for the destruction of individual entails, the common recovery. He untangles the complex history surrounding medieval landholding in this first detailed study of the fee tail, the product of extensive research in original sources. This book includes an extensive index of over three hundred common recoveries with discussions of their transactional contexts. A major work which will interest lawyers and historians.

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Legal History
Part I. Fee Tails before De Donis: 1. Grants in fee tail; 2. The transformation of Maritagium; 3. Maritagium and fee tails in the King's court
Part II. The Growth of the 'Perpetual' Entail: 1. Reading De Donis; 2. The statutory restraint on alienation and the descender writ; 3. The duration of entails for reversions and remainders
Part III. Living with Entails: 1. The change from Maritagium to jointure; 2. The frequency and use of entails
Part IV. Barring the Enforcement Entails other than by Common Recovery: 1. The Doctrine of Assets by Descent; 2. The doctrine of collateral warranty; 3. Barring entries by judgment
Part V. The Origin and Development of the Common Recovery: 1. The origin and growth of common recoveries; 2. Development of procedure and doctrine; 3. The double voucher recovery
Part VI. The Common Recovery in Operation: 1. The uses of recoveries; Appendix to Part VI; Bibliography; Subject and person index.