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CIPM 3 and 4 - a short introduction

With CIPM 3 and 4 now available at British History Online, this post gives a short introduction to the volumes.

Inheritance and succession

IPMs are documents concerned with the inheritance of land. That inheritance normally took place in accordance with the principles of the common law, but sometimes according to grants or settlements that were designed to modify those principles in favour of various family members. The IPMs are a very important source of information on the changing ways in which estates were settled and inherited in medieval England; equally, some appreciation of the law relating to inheritance and conveyancing is necessary for a full understanding of the documents themselves. This page provides a short introduction to these issues.

CIPM XVIII.876 and the IPM process: the heir and his inheritance

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