The spouse of a deceased person takes all personal and real chattels of the deceased.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
He was either chattel or real property.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
Minute descriptions of real property and chattels are given.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
No chattels with it equal are —
No goods are of such real use —
No treasures can with it compare —
Nor any thing thou canst produce —
"Advice To Hear, And To Read, The Word Of God" by Rees Prichard