The Revised Reports; Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English Courts of Common Law and Equity

The Revised Reports; Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English Courts of Common Law and Equity : From the Year 1785, as Are Still of Practical Utility Volume 147

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...mansion-house and lands, and also all other her real estates whatsoever, to her niece's husband, B. Frank, for life, remainder to trustees to preserve contingent remainders, and from and immediately after the decease of the said B. Frank, then (and these are the words on which the doubt arises) to and to the use of the 2nd, Brd, 4th, and all and every other the son and sons of the body of the said B. Frank, begotten on his now wife, (except the first or eldest son, ) severally, successively, and in remainder, one after another, and of the several heirs male of the body of every such son and sons, (except the said first or eldest son, ) and for default of such issue, unto and to the use and behoof of her godson F. Sotheron, youngest son of W. Sotheron, for his life, remainder to trustees, &c., remainder to and to the use of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and all and every other son and sons of the body of the said F. Sotheron, in tail male, with an ultimate remainder to her nephew and three nieces in fee, as tenants in common. Considerable reliance was had in argument on this exception, just adverted to, of the first or eldest son, here twice introduced, as manifesting an anxiety on the part of the testatrix to exclude a younger son becoming a 1st or eldest son. I confess it strikes my mind as not carrying the exclusion farther than the first expression limiting it to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th son, and as introduced for no other purpose than to exclude a conclusion that under the terms " other son and sons" might be included a 1st or eldest son, if this exception were not added. From the other facts of the case it appears that during the life of B. Frank there were in existence at the same time, a 1st or eldest son, and also a 2nd son, ...show more

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  • 9781236938015