Walden v. Heirs of Gratz
14 U.S. 292 (1816)

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Walden v. Heirs of Gratz, 14 U.S. 1 Wheat. 292 292 (1816)

Walden v. Heirs of Gratz

14 U.S. (1 Wheat.) 292

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT

FOR THE DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY

Syllabus

Under the Act of Assembly of Kentucky of 1798 entitled "An act concerning champerty and maintenance," a deed will pass the title to lands notwithstanding an adverse possession.

The statute of limitations of Kentucky does not differ essentially from the English statute of 21 James I, c. 1, and is to be construed as that statute and all other acts of limitation founded upon it have been construed. The whole possession must be taken together; when the statute has once begun to run, it continues, and an adverse possession, under a survey, previous to its being carried into grant, may be connected with a subsequent possession.

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