He raised the needed money from usurers by giving them a mortgage on his own life estate in Lone itself.
If the estate was settled in the usual manner, he would have only a life estate; and I believe it was so settled.
That land held by copyholders of land who had only a life estate, was withheld from their sons.
She can sell her land without his uniting, but unless he does so, if curtesy exist, he will be entitled to a life estate.
Aunt Katy had moved to Port William, to occupy one of the best houses in the village, in which she held a life estate.
Another kind of life estate is that which is acquired, not by the acts of the parties, as by lease, but by the operation of law.
I only say for myself a life estate; Lieutenant Puddock can deal with the remainder as he pleases.'
The wife took a dower, or life estate in one-third of the husband's lands after his death, whether there were children or not.
This desire of the temporary holders of power to change their tenancy at will to a life estate, has been in all ages conspicuous.
It would be a mistake to look upon the restricted ownership of a woman as what the English lawyers call a life estate.