Brown v Raindle

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Brown v Raindle
Citation(s) (1796) 3 Ves 296, 30 ER 998

Brown v Raindle (1796) 30 ER 998 is an English land law case, concerning co-ownership of land.


A bill was filed for foreclosure, and to compel a surrender of a copyhold estate for three lives, under a covenant in the mortgage deed, 2d July 1792, to surrender those premises as an additional security. Did a covenant of the mortgagor bar the right of his widow to free-bench? The custom of the manor appeared by the evidence to be, that the copyholder could convey these estates by surrender; but where he dies seised of the estate, the widow is entitled to the estate during her widowhood as her free-bench.


Sir RP Arden said the following in his judgment.[1]

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  1. ^ (1796) 3 Ves 296, 256-257