Statistical survey of the county of Cavan

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Σελίδα 11 - Table only, did affignuntoher the third part of the profit of the country, and gave her withal the cuftody of the body of her fon, but the cuftody of the land during the King's pleafure he committed unto one Mulmora...
Σελίδα xxii - Lastly, this transplantation of the natives is made by his majesty rather like a father than like a lord or monarch. " The Romans transplanted whole nations out of Germany into France ; the Spaniards lately removed all the Moors out of Grenada into Barbary without providing them any new seats there ; when the English Pale was first planted all the natives were clearly expelled, so as not one Irish family had so much as an acre of freehold in all the five counties of the Pale, and now within these...
Σελίδα xi - Lordfhip might have faved us this labour of enquiry, touching matters ecclefiaftical, if he had been as careful to fee the churches repaired and...
Σελίδα xvi - ... law, which is abolished, and adjudged no law, but a lewd custom. " It is our rule in our law, that the king is lord paramount of all the land in the kingdom, and that all his subjects hold their possessions of him, mediate or immediate. " It is another rule of our law, that where the tenant's...
Σελίδα xviii - ... which is manifeft by two arguments: i>They never efteemed lawful matrimony, to the end they might have lawful heirs; z. They never did build any houfes, nor plant orchards, or gardens, nor take any care of their pofterities. If thefe men had no eftates in law, either in their mean chiefries, or in their inferior tenancies, it followeth, that if his Majefty, who is the undoubted lord paramount, do feize and difpofe thefe lands, they can make no title againft his Majefty or his patentees, and confequently...
Σελίδα xvii - ... of gavelkind is adjudged and declared void in law. " And as these men had no certain estates of inheritance, so did they never till now claim any such estate, nor conceive that their lawful heirs should inherit the land which they possessed ; which is manifest by two arguments.
Σελίδα ix - ... or election entirely, without any divifion : but all the other lands, holden by the inferior inhabitants, are partable in...

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