Coke's Advice on Executing Wills of Land

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

8 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2009  

M. C. Mirow

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law

Date Written: September 2, 2009

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Coke, wills, testaments, land, statute of wills, statute of frauds, English legal history

JEL Classification: K1, K11, K19

Suggested Citation

Mirow, M. 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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1466851

M. C. Mirow (Contact Author)

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