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The Online Genealogist: An estate for life

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: Can you define the legal term of "Estate for Life"?  I found this in a 1768 probate from Yorkshire, England.

 

Answer: The definition of "Estate for Life" is just as it sounds.  The heir would have been able to use the property in question during their lifetime. 

 

 

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