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Records Relating to Fines and Recoveries | State Archives Catalog

Recording book of the General Court of Trials & later Superior Court relevant to cases heard / monies collected for the “docking” or conversion of estates either wholly or partially from that of Fee Tail (form of land ownership limited to the individual & direct descendents) to that of Fee Simple (owners having the right to sell, mortgage or will lands). C#00612

Dates: 1727 - 1750

Extent: 1 Volume, 9 ½” x 13”; 400 pp.; 0.14 cubic feet

Types of Materials: hand written manuscript / microfilm

Finding Aids: volume index

Related Sources:

C#0204 Rhode Island Colony Records

C#0210General Assembly - Acts & Resolutions Passed

Acts & Resolutions Passed, June Session, 1725, "Act for docking & cutting of estates tail pursuant to the laws of Great Britain"

May Session, 1728, "Act for recording fines & recoveries"

June Session, 1729, "Act establishing Inferior Courts of Common Pleas & Superior Courts to adjudicate"

Also abstracts, Public Laws, 1730, pp. 138, 156.

Records filed under "Fines and Recoveries"

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