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" It is a rule of law, when the ancestor by any gift or conveyance takes an estate of freehold, and in the same gift or conveyance an estate is limited either mediately or immediately to his heirs in fee or in tail ; that always in such cases 'the heirs'... "
Questions and Answers on Real Property ... - Page 49
by Frederick Stansbury Tyler - 1909 - 57 pages
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The Reading Upon the Statute of Uses of Francis Bacon: Afterwards Baron of ...

Francis Bacon - Uses (Law) - 1806 - 262 pages
...and which was in that case thus defined — ' When the '• ancestor by any gift or conveyance takes an estate of '• freehold, and in the same gift or conveyance an estate ' is limited either mediately or immediately to his heirs * in fee or in tail ; that always in such cases (the heirs)...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 2

William Blackstone - Law - 1807
...in Shelly's case, 1 Co. 104. is this, viz. " when the ancestor, by any gift " or conveyance, takes an estate of freehold, and in the same gift or " conveyance an estate is limited, either mediately or immediately, " to his heirs in fee or in tail, that always in such cases the helrt...
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Term Reports in the Court of King's Bench, Volume 8

Great Britain. Court of King's Bench, Charles Durnford, Sir Edward Hyde East - Law reports, digests, etc - 1817
...Shelley'* case (a), and recognized in a variety of subsequent cases, is that where the ancestor takes an estate of freehold, and in the same gift or conveyance an estate is limited, either mediately or immediately, to his heirs, either in fee or in tail; the word " heirs" is a word...
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A Systematic Arrangement of Lord Coke's First Institute of the Laws of ...

Sir Edward Coke, Sir Thomas Littleton, John Henry Thomas - Land tenure - 1818
...of law, laid down in Shelley's case, viz. that " when the ancestor, by any gift or conveyance, takes an estate of freehold, and in the same, gift or conveyance an estate is limited, either mediately or immediately, to his heirs, in fee or in tail, that always, in such cases, ' the...
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Elements of Conveyancing: With Cursory Remarks Upon the Study of ..., Volume 5

Charles Barton - Conveyancing - 1822
...the rule in Shelley's case, so often mentioned, when the ancestor, by any gift or conveyance, takes an estate of freehold, and in the same gift or conveyance an estate is limited, either mediately or immediately, to his heirs, in fee or in tail, the word heirs, is a word of limitation...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Common ..., Volume 5

Great Britain. Court of Common Pleas, John Bayly Moore - Law reports, digests, etc - 1823
...rule is laid down in Shelley's case (6), that " when the ancestor, by any gift or conveyance, takes an estate of freehold, and, in the same gift or conveyance, an estate is limited, either mediately or immediately to his heirs in fee, or in tail ; that always in such cases ' the heirs...
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An Inquiry Into the Effect of Limitations to Heirs of the Body in Devises ...

William Hayes - Remainders (Estates) - 1824 - 398 pages
...defendant's counsel answered, that it is a RULE OF LAW when the ancestor by any gift or conveyance takes an estate of freehold ; and in the same gift or conveyance an estate is limited, either mediately or immediately, to his heirs, in fee, or in tail; that always, in such cases, the...
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The Reports of Sir Edward Coke, Knt: In Thirteen Parts, Volume 1

Sir Edward Coke - Law reports, digests, etc - 1826
...heir special ought to be heir general as well as heir special (t). Rule, that where the ancestor takes an estate of freehold, and in the same gift or conveyance an estate is limited, cither mediately or immediately, to bis heirs, either in !'<••• or in tail, the heirs arc words...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's ..., Volume 4

Great Britain. Court of King's Bench - Law reports, digests, etc - 1826
...will be relied on by the defendant. That rule is, that if the ancestor by any gift or conveyance takes an estate of freehold, and in the same gift or conveyance an estate is limited, either mediately or immediately to his heirs in fee or tail, the words " the heirs" are words of limitation...
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A Systematic Arrangement of Lord Coke's First Institute of the ..., Volume 2

Sir Edward Coke, John Henry Thomas - Land tenure - 1827
...of law, laid down in Shelley's cost, viz. that " when the ancestor, by any gift or conveyance, takes an estate of freehold, and in the same gift or conveyance an estate is limited, either mediately or immediately, to his heirs, in feje or in tail, that always, in such cases, •...
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