. The statute, 32 Hen. 8, c. 2, §2 (1540), provides that no writ of entry may be maintained
upon the seisin of an ancestor or predecessor which was not in effect within fifty
years prior to the date of the writ. As to the statute of 21 Jac. 1, see text
and note 7
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2017.