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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

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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, K19

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Date posted: September 4, 2009  

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Mirow, Matthew C., Coke's Advice on Executing Wills of Land (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. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1466851

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