Gavelkind

Gavelkind was a system of land tenure associated chiefly with the county of Kent, but also found in Ireland and Wales and some other parts of England. Its inheritance pattern is a system of partible inheritance, which bears resemblance to Salic patrimony: as such, it might testify in favour of a wider, probably ancient Germanic tradition. Under th...
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Gavelkind

• (n.) 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.
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Gavelkind

Gav'el·kind` noun [ Middle English gavelkynde , gavelkende . See Gavel tribute, and Kind , noun ] (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...
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gavelkind

gavelkind (găv'ulkīnd) [M.E.,=family tenure], custom of inheritance of lands held in socage tenure, whereby all the sons of a holder of an estate in land share equally in such lands upon the death of the father. Most of the lands in England were held in gavelkind tenure prior to the ...
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Gavelkind

Gavelkind was a former tenure in Wales, Kent and Northumberland, whereby land descended from the father to all his sons in equal proportions. The youngest had the homestead and the eldest the horse and arms.
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Gavelkind

Gavelkind was an old English tenure, by which the land of the father was at his death equally divided among his sons, or in default of sons, among the daughters. The issue of a deceased son inherited the father's part. Collaterally, also, when one brother died without issue all the other brothers inherited from him. Gavelkind, before the Norman Con...
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gavelkind

In Britain, system of land tenure found only in Kent. The tenant paid rent to the lord instead of carrying out services for him, as elsewhere. It came into force in Anglo-Saxon times and was only...
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gavelkind

land inheritance by all sons in equal portion
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