Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

meant what they said, said what they meant

John Bryan, the immigrant, died 1680

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His grandson son John said so in a deed… 1725.

My reasoning…

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Written by anderson1951

February 26, 2023 at 12:54 pm

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  1. The Intent of the Testator, the one who made and executed his/her last will and testament. The intent of John was for the result to be that his son Samuel to have ownership of the property, after the death of the said John and his wife.
    However, the issues sound like a promise, future interest and life estate.
    Said John promised (using the deed as a promissory note) the land to Samuel (a future interest) but retained a Life Estate (after the death of Mr & Mrs John Bryan).
    A last will and testament is not a promise and may be changed.



    March 1, 2023 at 10:39 am

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