Fines and Recoveries
Item — Volume: Fines and Recoveries, 1727-1750
Scope and Contents
Recording book of the General Court of Trials & later Superior Court relevant to cases heard / monies collected for the “docking” or conversion of estates either wholly or partially from that of Fee Tail (form of land ownership limited to the individual & direct descendents) to that of Fee Simple (owners having the right to sell, mortgage or will lands).
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Biographical / Historical
The recording of writs for fines & recoveries authorized from several acts of the legislature "An Act for docking and Cutting of Estates Tail, Pursuant o the Laws of Great Britain"; June Session, 1725; "An Act for Recording of Fines & Common Recoveries", May, 1728 & "An Act for Establishing of Inferior Courts of Common Pleas, in the Several Counties of this Colony", June 1729
0.14 Cubic Feet (1 volume (410 pp.)) ; 9 ½” x 13”
Recording book of writs for fines & recoveries authorized from several acts of the legislature
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- Rhode Island (Colony) General assembly. (1663-1776) (Organization)
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