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Court of Wards and Liveries

Court of Wards and Liveries  

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The court that administered funds received by the monarch for rights of wardship, marriage, and livery. Established in 1541, it was abolished in 1660. Its records are kept at The National Archives in ...
defective titles

defective titles  

A Commission for Defective Titles was first issued by James I in 1606 to enable his subjects ‘to quietly and privately enjoy their private estates and possessions’. The main object ...
escheator

escheator  

The royal official responsible for lands which came into the king's hands on a temporary basis, by reason of forfeiture, minority of the heirs of a tenant‐in‐chief (see wardship), or ...
land tenure

land tenure  

Land could be held in a number of ways. Theoretically all land was owned ultimately by the crown, but most of it has been ‘sold’ to private individuals or public ...
wardship

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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99 words

The right of the Crown to hold and administer the estates of heirs of tenants-in-chief until they reached the age

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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132 words
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 ... More
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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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238 words

the right of a feudal lord to retain and profit from the land a deceased tenant had held of him

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