James Don Esq; v Sir Alexander Don of Newton: HL 14 Jul 1713

An estate is entailed by a person to himself in liferent and to his eldest son and the heirs male of his body whom failing to the entailer himself, whom failing to his second and third sons, and the heirs male of their bodies andc. whom all failing to the father’s nearest heirs and assignees: another estate is entailed to the second son of the former entailer and the heirs male and female of his body, whom failing to the said former entailer and his heirs male of tailzie and provision in the former entail; after failure of the institute in the second entail and the heirs male and female of his body, the heir male of the first entailer succeeds to the estate contained in the second entail.
An heir of entail prohibited from alienating gratuitously, where the prohibitory, irritant, and resolutive clauses, were referred to as contained in another entail.
At making an entail the institute reconveys to his father an estate formerly settled upon him, and he and his wife discharge an obligation upon the father by their contract of marriage; the institute, nevertheless, cannot gratuitously alter.

[1713] UKHL Robertson – 76, (1713) Robertson 76

Land, Trusts, Scotland

Updated: 04 January 2022; Ref: scu.553468