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
I have no home in the cruel heat
On alien soil that blisters feet.
This water is my native seat,
And more than ever cool and sweet,
So long by forfeiture escheat.
"The Swimmer" by John Crowe Ransom
The dusk runs down the lane driven like hail;
Far off a precise whistle is escheat
To the dark; and then the towering weak and pale
Covers his eyes with memory like a sheet.
"Idiot" by Allen Tate