| 508, 320. Duty
of secretary in future, 308. Form of patents for importation
rights, 308. For composition paid to the receiver general, 309. For lands forfeited, 310. Form of patents for escheated lands, 311. Rights of patentees, 312. What shall constitute a seating and planting, 313. Proviso, as to swamps, marshes, &c. 313. New patents for surplus lands ,how obtained, 313, 524, 528. Double patents heretofore issued, confirmed, 313, 524. No double patents
hereafter to avail, without seating and planting, 314, 524. Lands not seated and planted within three years, lost, 314, 525. Patents for
forfeited or lapsed land, when and how obtained, 314, 525. Proviso, as to those who seated and planted before
exhibition of the petition, 315, 526. Further time allowed to heir of patentee, dying before
expiration of three years, 315, 526. Recital of a charter of Charles II. and of previous inquest
of escheats, 315, 316.
Exposition of that charter, 316. No office of escheat shall
operate to devest those in possession prior to the date of the charter, 316. Rules in taking inquests of escheat, 317. Right of composition, to possessors of escheated lands, 317. By whom to be paid, 317. Who deemed tenant in possession, 317. Rights of widows in escheated lands, 317. Rules, as to descent after the death of widows and femes
covert, 318. Where the claimants, by descent, are in equal
degree, 318. No estate of inheritance, in lands, to pass,
unless by deed in writing, 318, 516. When, where, and how proved and recorded, 319, 516. Deed by
| husband and wife, how to pass the wife's estate, 319, 517. Estate tail, not
to be barred but by act of assembly, 320, 517. Fines and recoveries prohibited, 320, 518. Former conveyances
confirmed, 320, 518.
Conveyances heretofore acknowledged, and registered in the council books, and recorded in any
county court valid, 321, 518. Deeds, though not indented and sealed, if for valuable
consideration, and all assignment of patents, adjudged good, 321, 519. So, if proved by
two witnesses only, 322, 519. Also, if livery of seizin were not made, 322, 519. Livery of seizen,
when to be taken, 323, 520. Limitation of real actions, 323, 520. Writs of,
formedon, 323, 520. Right
of entry, 323, 520.
Saving to infants, femes covert, &c. 324, 522. Also, to persons out of the country, 325, 522. Processioning of
lands, when and how to be made, 325, 529. Penalties for failure of duty, 327, 530. How excused from
the penalty, 327, 531.
Bounds of land, three times processioned, unalterably fixed, 327, 531. Shooting, hunting,
&c. on lands of others, prohibited, 328, 533. Penalty, 328. When game
may be pursued on the lands of others, 328. Surveyors of
lands to be sworn, 329. Penalty for refusing to survey, 329. Duty of surveyors in marking and bounding lands, 329. When plats to be delivered, 330. Surveyors' fees, 330.
Penalty for exceeding legal fees, 330. Chain-carriers to be
sworn, 330. Entries to be surveyed within one month, 330. Plats, when to be delivered, 331. Plats and surveys to be entered