Synonyms for gavelkind or Related words with gavelkind

manorial              copyhold              manorialism              ultimogeniture              subinfeudation              allodial              ligulf              tanistry              landholding              siston              wihtred              wardships              courtenays              wardship              socage              fitzwarin              seigneurial              lairdship              brehon              sasine              urse              matrilineal              feoffment              fosterage              voysey              leofwine              corbets              littletons              seignorial              feudal              punchardon              thegn              hereditament              cognatic              marumakkathayam              patrimonial              primogeniture              escheats              bernician              bourchiers              demesne              bottreaux              burghal              frankalmoign              fideicommissum              regality              emptores              rundale              seigniorial              intestacy             

Examples of "gavelkind"
Under Early Irish law land was divided at the death of the holder amongst his sons. The Normans gave this Irish inheritance law the name "Gavelkind" due to its apparent similarity to Saxon Gavelkind inheritance in Kent.
Before abolition of gavelkind tenure by the Administration of Estates Act 1925, all land in Kent was presumed to be held by gavelkind until the contrary was proved. It was more correctly described as socage tenure, subject to the custom of gavelkind. The chief peculiarities of the custom were the following:
Under Brehon Law Gavelkind, also known as partible inheritance, was the system of land inheritance. The Normans gave this Irish inheritance law the name "Gavelkind" due to its apparent similarity to Saxon inheritance in Kent.
The Laws in Wales Acts (1536-43) saw the Welsh legal system being replaced with that of the English, and the law of gavelkind was replaced with that of primogeniture; however, as in England, the custom of gavelkind was not finally abolished until the Administration of Estates Act 1925.
Borough-English and gavelkind were finally abolished in England and Wales by the Administration of Estates Act 1925
In the inheritance system known as Salic patrimony (also "gavelkind" in its exceptional survival in medieval Kent)
In Wales there was a custom of inheritance similar to that of gavelkind in England which, in Welsh, was known as "cyfran".
Gavelkind was one of the most interesting examples of customary law in England. After the Norman Conquest, gavelkind was superseded by the feudal law of primogeniture, except in South East England. In essence, the law meant that on death, a man's property was equally divided amongst his surviving sons, which led to land being divided into ever smaller parcels. Therefore, the wasteful strip system of farming in open fields was never established in Kent. Gavelkind was finally abolished by the Law of Property Act in 1925.
He had landed property at Lee and elsewhere in Kent, which descended, according to the Kentish custom of gavelkind, to his two sons Thomas and William.
It has been observed that "Salic patrimony" is the usual pattern of landholding in most tribal societies. In Kent, a comparable practice survived into the Norman period under the name "Gavelkind".
Gavelkind was the practice of partible or equal inheritance, as opposed to primogeniture. It was predominant in Kent but was also found, across the county border, in Sussex. It existed in Rye, in the large manor of Brede, and in Coustard manor (in Brede parish).
Gavelkind, an example of customary law in England, was thought to have existed before the Norman Conquest of 1066, but generally was superseded by the feudal law of primogeniture. Its survival (until as late as 1925) in one part of the country, is regarded as a concession by the Conqueror to the people of Kent.
They were responsible for introducing the system of inheritance known as gavelkind, whereby all descendants of a deceased person shared the property and belongings equally. In Saxon law, the eldest child inherited. The Saxons and Jutes, of course, have long been integrated, but this curious division remains, albeit now held in question, to remind us of our cherished past.
Notable features of Welsh law include the collective responsibility of kindreds (Welsh: cenedl) for their members; the gavelkind inheritance of land among all and only male descendants; a status-based system of blood money ("galanas"); slavery and serfdom; the inability of foreigners to naturalize earlier than the fourth generation; and very lax treatment of divorce and legitimacy that scandalized the non-native clergy.
In 1615, Davies' reports of Irish cases were published; he had appeared as counsel in many of these, including the case of the Bann fishery and the cases of tanistry and gavelkind, which set precedents in Irish constitutional law, with wider implications for British colonial policy.
In some societies, a monarchy or a fief was inherited in a way that all entitled heirs had a right to a share of it. The most prominent examples of this practice are the multiple divisions of the Frankish Empire under the Merovingian and Carolingian dynasties, and similarly Gavelkind in the British Isles.
The Administration of Estates Act 1925 is a law passed in 1925 in England and Wales that changed the historical rules of inheritance for example gavelkind and primogeniture to that of modern-day norms. This statute does not apply to Scotland or to Northern Ireland.
The Tudor conquest of Ireland in the mid-16th century, ending in the Nine Years' War (1594–1603), caused Tanistry and Gavelkind, two cornerstones of the Brehon Laws, to be specifically outlawed in 1600. The extension of English law into Ulster became possible and led in part to the Flight of the Earls in 1607.
Tyrrell was working to enforce the "Act to prevent the further Growth of Popery", commonly known as the Popery Act or the Gavelkind Act, which was an Act of parliament of the Parliament of Ireland passed in 1703 and amended in 1709, one of a series of penal laws against Roman Catholics.
The Popery Act (Penal Law) of 1704 required land held (typically in tenancy) by Roman Catholics to be divided equally between all a landholder's sons, both legitimate and illegitimate, on his death. This had formerly been normal under the law of gavelkind, a law abolished by the Dublin administration in 1604. Known as