All escheats of private estates, but no public or general escheats.
"The American Republic: Its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny" by A. O. Brownson
If there were no heirs, the land escheated to the lord.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
In case a master died without lawful heirs, his slaves did not escheat, but were regarded as other personal estate or property.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
He was knighted and rewarded: every one almost was rewarded out of Gowrie's escheats, or forfeited property.
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
In Ireland mention is made of escheators as early as 1256.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
When the Loyalists arrived in 1783, it was proposed that the township of Conway should be escheated for their benefit.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
The talk now was about drugs and latitats, jalap and the law of escheats.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
In 1553 the Warden's fee was L500, but he had to surrender the one half of the "escheats" to the authorities.
"Border Raids and Reivers" by Robert Borland
Nevertheless, the lord is entitled to escheat in the event of failure of heirs, just as if the land had not been enfranchised.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
Each of which has its particular escheat-master.
"The History of Virginia, in Four Parts" by Robert Beverley
Escheats and forfeitures completed the list.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 4" by Various
Therefore, if there be no other claimant upon an inheritance than such illegitimate child, it escheats to the lord.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
In 1848 the territory of Satara was escheated through the failure of heirs.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
The martyr was found guilty, and all the wealth of his shrine was declared escheated to the Crown.
"Stained Glass Tours in England" by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
But the question occurs: what became of the escheated lands which were ordered to be restored to the original proprietors?
"History of Prince Edward Island" by Duncan Campbell
Another incident of the tenure, and this sometimes a very profitable one, is the escheat to the lord on failure of heirs.
"Legal Lore" by Various
He was Escheator of the Province of Munster.
"The Commercial Restraints of Ireland" by John Hely Hutchinson
The lands of those who died without heirs fell back to the Crown by escheat.
"Constitutional History of England, Vol 1 of 3" by Henry Hallam
But escheat is a matter of rare occurrence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5" by Various
William Brandon was Escheator of Norfolk and Suffolk from 13th November 33 Hen.
"The Paston Letters, Volume III (of 6)"