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Lecture 6

Lecture 6: 10/2/13

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Department
History
Course
HIST 1191
Professor
Janelle Greenberg
Semester
Fall

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HIST 1191 notes – Lecture 6 (10/2/13) – page 1 • English common law conceptualizes rights in land differently • Land law most important part of MA law o Land not only living/sustenance/capital, but social/economic/legal power o To have land is to have control over people on land  Vassals  Peasants o Right to judge someone attached to landholding • Common recovery  o A collusive fictitious action • Contingent remainder • Shelley's Case 1579 Estates in land • Estate = status • Life estate o Often occur within family setting: wife, son • Fee simple absolute o Closest to outright ownership  NOT full ownership because the owner still has a lord  If owner wants to alienate land, has to purchase license to alienate  from lord  Lord can say no!!!  Limited until late 13th century o Die without issue ­ land descends to grandson  Absolute zero heirs ­ land goes out to collateral relatives • Fee conditional  o 1200/1210ish  1220s/1230s ­ paren
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