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Gavelkind
Gavelkind Gav"el*kind`, n. [OE. gavelkynde, gavelkende. See Gavel tribute, and Kind, n.] (O. Eng. Law) A tenure by which land descended from the father to all his sons in equal portions, and the land of a brother, dying without issue, descended equally to his brothers. It still prevails in the county of Kent. --Cowell.

Meaning of Gavelkind from wikipedia

- Gavelkind (/ˈɡævəlkaɪnd/) was a system of land tenure ****ociated chiefly with the county of Kent, but also found in Ireland and Wales and some other parts...
- law, gavelkind, a form of partible inheritance, was the system of land inheritance. The Normans gave this Irish inheritance law the name gavelkind due...
- an entry on the manorial roll. Gavelkind. Frequently found in mediaeval Kent, "held according to the custom of gavelkind". It withdrew a dower from a widow...
- the further Growth of Popery (commonly known as the Popery Act or the Gavelkind Act.) was an Act of the Parliament of Ireland p****ed in 1703 and amended...
- children in equal or otherwise prescribed shares (partible inheritance or "gavelkind"), depending upon the custom of that particular manor. In practice, local...
- experiences across colonies with different inheritance systems. Gavelkind Gavelkind in Ireland Alston, Lee J.; Schapiro, Morton Owen (June 1984). "Inheritance...
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- on the other hand, was originally inherited in joint tenancy, termed gavelkind, and p****ed on to the kin group as a whole. However, after the household...
- influences in Kent (for example, the practice of partible inheritance known as gavelkind) is commonplace, the Jutes in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight vanished...
- baron Knight's fee Knight-service Baronage Serjeanty Copyhold Freehold Gavelkind Customary freehold Landed gentry Peerages in the United Kingdom Feudal...
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