[1.]. Meaning of words in the Act: “Land.” “The purchaser.” “Descent.” “Descendants.” “Person last entitled.” “Assurance.” Number and gender.
2. Descent shall always be traced from the purchaser, but the last owner shall be considered to be the purchaser, unless the contrary be proved.
3. Heir entitled under a will shall take as devisee, and a limitation to the grantor or his heirs shall create an estate by purchase.
4. Where heirs take by purchase under limitations to the heirs of their ancestor, the land shall descend as if the ancestor had been the purchaser.
5. Brothers, &c. shall trace descent through their parent.
6. Lineal ancestor may be heir in preference to collateral persons claiming through him.
7. The male line to be preferred.
8. The mother of more remote male ancestor to be preferred to the mother of the less remote male ancestor.
9. Half blood, if on the part of a male ancestor, to inherit after the whole blood of the same degree; if on the part of a female ancestor, after her.
10. After the death of a person attainted, his descendants may inherit.
11. Act not to extend to any descent before Jan. 1834.
12. Limitations made before 1st Jan. 1834, to the heirs of a person then living, shall take effect as if the Act had not been made.