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Alexander's British statutes in force in Maryland. 2d ed., 1912
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MAGNA CHARTA. l
ANNO NONO HENRICI III.
CAP. VII.
A Widow shall have her Marriage, Inheritance and Quarantine

A widow, after the death of
her husband, incontinent, and
without any difficulty, shall
have her marriage and her in-
heritance (2) and shall give
nothing for her dower, her mar-
riage, or her inheritance, which
her husband and she lield the
day of the deatli of her hus-
band, (3) and she shall tarry
in the chief house of her hns-
baud by forty days after the
death of her husband, within
which days her dower sliall be
assigned her (if it were not
assigned her before) or tliat
the house be a castle; (4) and
if she depart from the castle,
then a competent house shall
be forthwith provided for her,
in the which she may honestly
dwell, until her dower be to
her assigned, as it is aforesaid;
and she sliall have in the
meantime lier reasonable es-
tovers of the common ; (5) and
for her dower sliall be assigned
unto her the third part of all
the lands of her husband,
(1)

Vidua post mortem mariti
sni shitim et sine difficultate
aliqua habeat maritagium
suum et hereditatem suam nec
aliquid del pro dote sua nec
pro mnritagio suo vel pro here-
ililare sua (juam hereditatem
maritus suns et ipsa tenuerunt
simul die obitus ipsius mariti
sui et maneat in capitali me-
suagio niariti sui per quadra-
ginta dies post obitum niariti
sui infra quos dies assignetur
ei dos snn nisi prius fuerit ei
assignata vel nisi domus ilia
sit castrum et si de castro re-
cesserit domus ei competens
statim piwideatur in qua pos-
sit lioneste morari. quousque
dos sua ei assignetur secundum
quod predictum est, et habeafc
ration abile estoverium suum
interim de communi assignetur
autem ci pro dote sua tertia
pars totius terre mariti sui
quo sua fuit in vita sua nisi de
minori fuerit dotata ad hos-
tium ecclesie. Nulla vidua
distringatur ad se maritandam

 

 
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