The Legal History of Mortmain

This section provides an overview of Mortmain

Mortmain, Title, Trust

From the book The Clergyman’s Hand-book of Law, about Mortmain, Title, Trust (1): The statute of mortmain was never in force in Pennsylvania, so a religious corporation can hold the legal title to land in trust for the heir-at-law of a testator who has devised it to the corporation in trust for uses that were void under the English law.607 The only States that have statutes of mortmain are Mississippi and North Carolina. Yet in those States the statutes are somewhat different from the law of England.


Notes and References

  1. Charles M. Scanlan, The Clergyman’s Hand-book of Law. The Law of Church and Grave (1909), Benziger Brothers, New York, Cincinnati, Chicago

See Also

  • Religion
  • Church


See Also

  • Legal Biography
  • Legal Traditions
  • Historical Laws
  • History of Law

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