Coke's Advice on Executing Wills of Land
Matthew C. Mirow
Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law
September 2, 2009
RELATIONS BETWEEN THE IUS COMMUNE AND ENGLISH LAW, R.H. Helmholz and V. Piergiovanni, eds., pp. 239-245, Genoa: Rubbettino, 2009
Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-09
This essay explores the advice Edward Coke provided for testators executing wills of land. Coke listed eight suggested practices at the end of his report of Butler and Baker's Case (1591). This list is examined in light of the Statute of Wills (1540) and the Statute of Frauds (1677). Text in English with Italian abstract.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: Coke, wills, testaments, land, statute of wills, statute of frauds, English legal history
JEL Classification: K1, K11, K19Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 4, 2009
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