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 Cracknells (from the French craquelin).Craft (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cradle-land.
 
The same as “borough English,” under which lands descend to the youngest son. By Gavelkind, land passes to all sons in equal proportions.   1
   If the father has no son, then (in cradle-land tenures) the youngest daughter is sole heiress. If neither wife, son, nor daughter, the youngest brother inherits; if no brother, the youngest sister is heir; if neither brother nor yet sister, then the youngest next of kin.   2
 


 Cracknells (from the French craquelin).Craft (A). 

 
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