United Kingdom Encyclopedia of Law     Wiki Legal Encyclopedia (BETA)
What do you need to know about law? Search in more than 1.500.000 entries

Heriots

English Law: Heriots in the Past

A make of the best beast or other goods, as the custom may be, to the lord, on the death of the tenant. 2 Bl. Com. 97.

Developments

They are usually divided into two sorts, heriot service and heriot custom; the former are such as are due upon a special reservation in the grant or lease of lands and therefore, amount to little more than a mere rent; the latter arise upon no special reservation any, but depend merely upon immemorial usage and custom. These are defined to be a usual tribute of goods and chattels, payable to the lord of the fee, on the decease of the owner of the land. 2 Bl. Com. 422. Vide Comyn’s Digest (A digest of the laws of England, 1822) Copyhold, K 18; Bac. Ab. h. t.; 2 Saund. lndex, h. t.; 1 Vern. 441. [1]

Resources

Notes and References

  1. Partialy, this information about heriots is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including heriots.

See Also



Law is our Passion


This entry about Heriots has been published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0) licence, which permits unrestricted use and reproduction, provided the author or authors of the Heriots entry and the Encyclopedia of Law are in each case credited as the source of the Heriots entry. Please note this CC BY licence applies to some textual content of Heriots, and that some images and other textual or non-textual elements may be covered by special copyright arrangements. For guidance on citing Heriots (giving attribution as required by the CC BY licence), please see below our recommendation of "Cite this Entry".

Cite this entry

Legal Citations Generator

(2020, 06). Heriots lawi.org.uk Retrieved 07, 2021, from https://lawi.org.uk/heriots/

06 2020. 07 2021 <https://lawi.org.uk/heriots/>

"Heriots" lawi.org.uk. lawi.org.uk, 06 2020. Web. 07 2021. <https://lawi.org.uk/heriots/>

"Heriots" lawi.org.uk. 06, 2020. Accesed 07 2021. https://lawi.org.uk/heriots/

Zoe West, 'Heriots' (lawi.org.uk 2020) <https://lawi.org.uk/heriots/> accesed 2021 July 28

Usage Metrics

92 Views. 66 Visitors.

Google Scholar: Search for Heriots Related Content

 

Schema Summary

  • Article Name: Heriots
  • Author: Zoe West
  • Description: English Law: Heriots in the Past A make of the best beast or other goods, as the custom may be, to the lord, on the death [...]

This entry was last updated: June 23, 2020

DE


EC


Recent Comments