(6) Heirs may be given in marriage, but not to someone of lower social standing. Before a marriage takes place, it shall be' made known to the heir's next-of-kin

from Barons of King John of England – The Magna Carta on Rap Genius


This clause mostly came in hand when a man had no direct male heirs. His daughter would then marry another male, and in marriage, the new husband would take on the title of heir to the inheritance. If the landowner did have a direct male heir, yet still wished to have the title of heir transferred through marriage, this fact must be known to the direct heir before marriage. And, most important of all, the title of heir CANNOT be given to a man of lower social standing.

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