Consuetudines Kanciae, a History of Gavelkind and Other Remarkable Customs in the County of Kent

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London, Smith, 1851 - England Land - 352 pages
 

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Page 281 - Kent, or the custom of any borough, or any other particular custom, shall be in writing, and signed by the party so devising the same, or by some other person in his presence and by his express direction, and shall be attested and subscribed in the presence of the said devisor, by three or four credible witnesses, or else they shall be utterly void and of none effect...
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