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
8 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2009
Date Written: September 2, 2009
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
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