Writ Of Right

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In practice. The remedy appropriate to the case where a party claims the specific recovery of corporeal hereditaments in fee simple, founding his title on the right of property, or mere right, arising either from his own seisin or the seisin of his ancestor or predecessor. Fitzh. Nat. Brev. 1 (B) ; 3 Bl. Comm. 391. At common law, a writ of right lies only against the tenant of the freehold demanded. 8 Cranch (U. S.) 239. This writ brings into controversy only the rights of the parties in the suit; and a defense that a third person has better title will not avail. 7 Wheat. (U. S.) 27; 3 Pet. (U. S.) 133; 3 Ring. (N. S.) 434; 4 Ring. (N. S.) 711; 5 Ring. (N. S.) 161; 4 Scott, 209; 6 Scott, 435, 738; 6 Adol. & E. 103; 1 H. Rl. 1; 3 Taunt. 167; 5 Taunt. 326; 1 Marsh. 68; 2 Ros. & P. 570; 4 Ros. & P. 64; 4 Taunt. 572; 2 W. Rl. 1261; 2 Car. & P. 187; 271; 8 Cranch (U. S.) 229; 2 Wheat. (U. S.) 306; 11 Me. 312; 7 Wend. (N. Y.) 2; 3 Ribb (Ky.) 57; 3 Rand. (Va.) 563; 2 J. J. Marsh. (Ky.) 104; 2 A. K. Marsh. (Ky.) 396; 1 Dana (Ky.) 410; 2 Leigh (Va.) 1; 4 Mass. 64; 17 Mass. 74.


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