What is DEVENERUNT?

A writ, now obsolete, directed to the king’s escheators when any ofthe king’s tenants in capite dies, and when his son and heir dies within age and in theking’s custody, commanding the escheators, that by the oaths of twelve good andlawful men they shall inquire what lands or tenements by the death of the tenant havecome to the king. Dyer, 360; Termes de la Ley.

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