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
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.