Historical Description of the Zetland Islands in the Year 1733; With an Appendix of Illustrative Documents

Historical Description of the Zetland Islands in the Year 1733; With an Appendix of Illustrative Documents

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...his estate, inyited the Fowd a.nd 3 or 4 of the best men in the country-, .;/s-15?" "7 """"'... / /"gr j', '..,4 to his house, Awhere he had an entertainment provided for them, and being all convened, the Fowd kept a court, before which the heritor compeared, and did there judicially is/L. 1% 'Lat /make his willAdisponing his estate heritable and moveable particularly mentioned, and divided to his children, reserv ing his own life-rent of the whole, and a life-rent of a part to his wife, if she survived him, which wilelgjie clerk of court wrote, and being done was publicly rea 511 parties concerned being present, and if approven by the disponer, it was signed by the Fowd and these 3 or 4: gentlemen that sat with him as assessors, and all their seals were put to it, and being recorded in the court books, the principal was delivered to the disponer, who kept it till his death, and then all the heirs mentioned in the Shynd Bill entered to their respective portions contained therein, and were all equally chargeable for the defunct's debts and funeral charges. And if there was no such will made by the Udeller in his life-time, after his death his children, or nearest of kin if he had no children, made application to the Fowd to divide the inheritance amongst them, who appointed a day and place, ordaining all concerned to attend; and having called a court, he caused the heirs to give up a faithful inventory, upon oath, of the whole subject left by the heritor deceased, which he divided equally amongst them, according to the Udell or St. Olla's law, and caused a Shynd bill to be written thereupon, which was signed, sealed, and delivered to the heirs, and was as good as if...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236749502
  • 9781236749505