Uqbarian Posted February 13 Report Share Posted February 13 Say Sir Alain is a vassal knight with a granted manor. He has a younger sister, Lady Bronwen, and a younger brother, Sir Celyn. (Bronwen is older than Celyn.) Alain has no children. Bronwen is married and has a son; Celyn is also married and has a son. Sir Celyn dies, then Sir Alain dies. Does the manor go to Bronwen's son or Celyn's? I think the 'logic' of the situation is that, when Alain dies without a child, one would check for male collaterals first. I've read a couple of references that deceased collaterals are represented by their descendants, which suggests that Celyn's son would inherit. (As in, if Celyn was still alive when Alain died, he would inherit, so Celyn's son inherits by filling Celyn's place in the tree.) But I'm not sure. (I've also read that this sort of thing wasn't settled law in England until the mid or late thirteenth century, so my actual answer in-game -- still in Uther period -- is likely to be that there's a family squabble, it's kicked back to the count to decide during escheatment, and he picks whoever he likes best. I'm still curious as to what the 'real' answer would be, though.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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