Is it primogeniture, or gavelkind, or borough English?
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
GAVELKIND, descent of property to all the sons alike, the oldest to have the horse and arms and the youngest the homestead.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Gavelkind, however, could be but a temporary provision.
"The Customs of Old England" by F. J. Snell
In the Saxon times, land was divided equally among all the male children of the deceased, according to the custom of gavelkind.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part A. From the Britons of Early Times to King John" by David Hume
The customs of "gavelkinde" and "tanistry" were attended with the same absurdity in the distribution of property.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part D. From Elizabeth to James I." by David Hume
Their tenures were the gavelkind once prevalent over most of the world.
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry" by Thomas Davis
The estates of persons dying intestate are distributed analogous to the custom of gavelkind in Kent.
"First History of New Brunswick" by Peter Fisher
This rule did not apply to lands held in gavelkind in the county of Kent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6" by Various
Believed in universal suffrage and law of gavelkind, 100.
"Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)" by Wiliam Cabell Bruce
The tenure of Gavelkind prevails principally in the County of Kent.
"Legal Lore" by Various
I mean the Kentish gavelkind tenantry.
"Villainage in England" by Paul Vinogradoff
A History of GAVELKIND, and other remarkable Customs in the County of KENT, by CHARLES SANDYS, Esq., F.S.A.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 107, November 15, 1851" by Various
Two legal decisions swept away the customs of tanistry and of Irish gavelkind, and the English land system was violently substituted.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various