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Keeping an urban property in the family.
The laws of the towns attempted to keep inherited land within the family whenever possible.If a person was forced to sell land because of poverty, the relatives were to have the first opportunity to acquire it. Note that it was recognized that both men and women might inherit lands.
Of heritagis of borowagis to be salde.
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 114, p.55. Translation by E. Ewan
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