<h2><center><span style="color:#866F45;">The Practical Conveyancer, Part I.</span></center></h2>

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<p><center>Lilly, John. <em>The Practical Conveyancer: in Two Parts. Part I.</em> In the Savoy: Printed by E and R Nutt and R Gosling (assigns of E Sayer Esq) for Tho Ward and E Wicksteed, 1732.</center></p>

<p>A jointress is a woman who inherits her husband's estate after the death of her husband, so long as she did not cause his demise. This would occur in lieu of the wife receiving back her dowry after her husband's death. When this work was published, most US states had abolished primogeniture based intestacy statutes based on English common law which sought primarily to consolidate familial wealth and property by giving it to the decedent's eldest son.</p>