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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. 

 

 

Posted by David Lambert at 06/27/2012 11:53:09 PM | 


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