2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 47-3. When fee tail becomes fee simple.

      Sec. 47-3. When fee tail becomes fee simple. Each estate, given in fee tail, shall be an absolute estate in fee simple to the issue of the first donee in tail.

      (1949 Rev., S. 7083.)

      This section affirms the common law of Connecticut. K. 118; id., 175; 1 R. 79, 96; 2 R. 39; 3 D. 332. Issue of donee in tail, during life of donee, has no right capable of being transferred by release deed. 7 C. 250; 51 C. 45; 66 C. 408. When a fee tail vests in the immediate descendant of a person in being. 9 C. 114. When a devise vests an estate tail in the devisee. 12 C. 328. When donee in tail liable upon covenants in a deed of warranty. 23 C. 349. Estate tail by implication. 66 C. 407; 72 C. 29; 125 C. 657. How estate in fee tail is created by deed or will; effect. 88 C. 296. Provisions in wills construed. 68 C. 207; 78 C. 362; 124 C. 448; 127 C. 115. This statute in terms provides for the invalidation of an estate tail by making it an estate in fee simple in the first donee in tail. 125 C. 661. Cited. 109 C. 540. Identity of the issue of the first donee in tail not ascertainable until death of donee. 125 C. 662. "Issue" construed not to mean "children". 124 C. 448. Meaning of word "issue" not the same as "immediate issue or descendants" in former statute against perpetuities. 127 C. 9.

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