Chapter

Family Settlements

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780198258179
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681806 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0036

Series: The Oxford History of the Laws of England Series isbn 0-19-961352-4

Family Settlements

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This chapter examines property law related to family settlements in England during the Tudor period. One of the principal occupations of learned counsel in the early-modern period was to provide advice to landed families on estate planning and the conveyancing operations associated with it. This was very important because family settlements and resettlements were affected by a number of factors including the failure to produce a son.

Keywords: estate planning; family settlements; property law; conveyancing; landed families; learned counsel

Chapter.  12767 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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