Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on November 27, 1997 at 08:52:56:
In response to entails again (LONG), written by Laura W on November 25, 1997 at 15:17:32
] ] If Mr. Bennet were to have a grandson before his death, would the child inherit Longburn or would the estate still go to Collins?
] The estate would go to Mr. Collins and his male heirs.
(SNIP: Legal limitations on duration of entail...)
] Mr. Bennet's father could not have created the entail because then Mr. Collins would not be a direct descendant of the grantor
Laura -- you're overlooking the possibilities that the person who orginally set up the entail may have created reversions to descendents of his brothers etc. if his own male-line descendants gave out, and/or that when the entail was renewed, it was renewed with reversions to all male-line descendants of the person who originally set up the entail, not just the male-line descendants of the individual who is renewing the entail...
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