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1100 - 1400
Restrictions on a wife's dower rights
A husband was expected to give his wife dower, property to sustain her after his death. This law attempted to prevent an urban man using his chief property in this way and thus depriving his heir of his rights to inherit the property after his father's death.
Of alienacion of the chefe tenement
Ancient Laws and Customs of the Burghs of Scotland, Vol. 1.1124-1424 ed Cosmo Innes (Edinburgh: Scottish Burgh Records Society, 1868), Leges Burgorum, no. 106, p.51. Translation by E. Ewan
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