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Preamble reciting an Act of the Scottish Parliament, 1685.
3. Lease for 2 lives, or more than 19 years, to oblige tenant to keep fences in repair, and to leave them so at expiration. Not more than 40 acres to be comprehended in one field, except where lands are improper for culture by the plough.
15. Successive claims may be made for money expended, with interest. On nonpayment within 3 months, action may be instituted against heir in possession. Persons obtaining decree, to have preference of other creditors.
17. Persons in the right of money due, may sue the heirs of next heir, or heir next succeeding, and, in competition, shall be preferred to personal creditors, and likewise succeeding heirs, with like preference.
21. but neglecting so to do, and not recovering one third part of rents, etc. before his decease, shall cease to be creditor to subsequent heirs for such sum; and such third part to be recoverable only from executors, etc. of first heirs, etc. and surplus from subsequent succeeding heirs.
22. Heir first succeeding, not living long enough to be indemnified for what he pays, his executors may sue succeeding heir of entail for relief, etc. Like relief to executors of every heir who is not repaid.
26. Heir of entail, after having completed improvements, may bring action of declarator, etc. and produce evidence of money laid out. Court of Session, etc. may decree what sum shall be a charge on succeeding heirs, etc.
30. Persons having right to claim for money expended by proprietor in building mansion-house, etc. may, within a year after decease, require heir succeeding to pay the whole, with interest: and on non-payment for three months, may sue.
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