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If someone with a title had no male heirs, but his daughter had sons, could a    grandson, then inherit his maternal grandfather’s tittle?

Update:

This is supposed to take place in England during the 1800s,

 so please keep that in mind when answering

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Depends on the rules of succession in that particular royal house. 

  • 1 month ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It can happen. It requires special permission of the monarch, such things could and did happen before the 19th century, as well as recently. It usually comes about when a hereditary title is created  but there is no male heir - it would have a special remainder to the daughter and her heirs male. Earl Mountbatten of Burma's daughter, Patricia Knatchbull, is a case - she inherited as Countess (suo jere - in her own right), and her son became the 3rd Earl.  Something like the Dukedom of York has no such provision and will become extinct when the present holder dies.

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Not unless there is a special remainder allowing for inheritance by male preferred primogeniture, or semi Salic rules.  

    Of the peerages in Britain where the Letters Patent has been issued with females eligible to inherit, the remainder reverts to heirs male in succeeding generations.  

    The Earldom Mountbatten of Burma, excludes the sisters, daughters, female cousins and nieces of the current Earl, but includes his aunt. 

    The Dukedom of Fife  excludes the female line descendants of the 3rd Duke

    The Dukedom of Marlborough operates on a modified semi Salic system. In the event that all males in the Spencer, Churchill and Spencer-Churchill lines become extinct the title will pass The Child-Villiers family rather than a female from one of the senior lines. 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Usually not. There are exceptions. Mountbatten of Burma.  But that’s an exception. The title usually just dies out, or goes around the daughters to a consanguine brother or nephew or cousin, if there are any living.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    anything is possible

  • Clo
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No; the title would go to the next male heir,a younger brother, an uncle, a cousin--the law for most titles was for the eldest son to inherit; if there was no son, a younger brother, an uncle, a cousin, would inherit the title. The exception goes to one particular title--the Dukedom of Marlborough which theoretically can pass through the female line.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_of_Marlborough_...

  • Jake
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

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  • 1 month ago

    Unless they changed the law it would go to the guys next younger brother.   Women just did not inherit titles. 

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