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Lex testamentaria: or, a compendious system of all the laws of England, as well before the statute of Henry Viii. as since, concerning last wills and testaments. In which are collected, all the Judgments and Resolutions dispers'd in the Year-Books, and all other Reports both in Law and Equity, what Estates in Fee, in Tail, for Life or Years, have been created by Wills either expresly or by Implication. Treating also of all Cases concerning Executory Devises and Legacies. And of all Actions, Pleas, and Judgments, by, for, or against Executors, Administrators, and Guardians. Very necessary for all such who are, or may be, entitled to any Estates by Virtue of any Will or Administration, or as Guardians to Infants. Collected in a more plain, easy, and methodical Manner than hitherto hath been done in any Treatise of this Nature. By Wm Nelson of the Middle-Temple, Esq;

Nelson, William, 1653-
M.DCC.XXVIII. [1728]
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[London] : In the Savoy: printed by E. and R. Nutt and R. Gosling, (assigns of Edward Sayer, Esq;) for Joell Stephens at the Hand and Star between the Two Temple-Gates in Fleet-Street, M.DCC.XXVIII. [1728]

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[16],578,[12]p. ; 8⁰.


The second edition, with many corrections and additions.

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ESTC N3616


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