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date: 19 September 2020

wardship 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History
Author(s):
David HeyDavid Hey

The right of the Crown to hold and administer the estates of heirs of tenants‐in‐chief until they reached the age of 21, or 14 for an heiress. During this period the Crown received the revenues of the estate and could determine the marriage of the heir or heiress. These rights were enforced from Henry VII's reign (... ...

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