Law of The Visigoths:
Succession to Inheritance, c. 475
C.l. (Antiqua). Let sisters succeed equally with brothers to the inheritance of
the parents. If a father or mother die intestate, let the sisters with the brothers
succeed to the inheritance of each parent In equa division without any oblection.
C.2. (Antiqua). The children are first in the succession of an inheritance. In
the inheritance of him who dies intestate the children are first: if there are no
children, the inheritance goes to the grandchildren; if there are no grandchildren, the
great-grandchildren are called to the inheritance; but if he who dies leave neither
children, grandchildren, father, nor mother, then the grandfather or grandmother will
establish the inheritance for themselves.
Monumenta Germaniae Historiae, Legum, Karl Zeumer, ed., (Hanover and
Leipzig, 1902), Sectio I, Tome I, p. 174; reprinted in Roy C. Cave & Herbert H.
Coulson, A Source Book for Medieval Economic History, (Milwaukee: The Bruce
Publishing Co., 1936; reprint ed., New York: Biblo & Tannen, 1965), p. 335.
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