Settled Estates

Some articles on estates, estate:

History Of English Land Law - Real Estate Legislation
... statute De Donis Conditionalibus forbade the alienation of estates granted to a man and the heirs of his body, which before the statute usually became on the birth of ... Since 1290 it has been impossible to create an estate in fee-simple to be held of a mesne lord, or to reserve a rent upon a grant of an estate in fee (unless in the form of a ... introduced by the Statute of Westminster II in 1285 as a creditor's remedy over real estate ...

Famous quotes containing the words estates and/or settled:

    No man, however benevolent, liberal, and wise, can use a large fortune so that it will do half as much good in the world as it would if it were divided into moderate sums and in the hands of workmen who had earned it by industry and frugality. The piling up of estates often does great and conspicuous good.... But no man does with accumulated wealth so much good as the same amount would do in many hands.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    I did the dragon’s will until you came
    Because I had fancied love a casual
    Improvisation, or a settled game
    That followed if I let the kerchief fall:
    Those deeds were best that gave the minute wings
    And heavenly music if they gave it wit.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)