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From: Ye Old One <>
Subject: Re: Re: Gravesend Land Tax 1800
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 08:09:52 GMT
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On 30 May 2006 13:02:25 -0700, enriched this
group when s/he wrote:
>Ye Old One schrieb:
>> Can anyone explain the meaning of the word "devisees" that appears
>> several times in this list of the 1800 Gravesend Land Tax?
>A devisee is someone who has inherited an interest in land or other
>real property as a consequence of it having been left to them under the
>terms of a will.
>Technically, personal property is bequeathed, and real property is
Many thanks. It now makes some sense, though I fail to see why it
would have been necessary to note it on the list.