Any distribution of chattels would take place after all the decedent's debts were paid from the property.
Outside of this little group of States, the decedent may be tucked away informally underground and no one be the wiser for it.
The decedent left a son, but he was of another gens and consequently incapable of succeeding.
Each party claimed a right to inherit the lands of the decedent, according to the laws.
Again, in settling the estate of the deceased person, personal property is always to be used first to pay the decedent's debts.
The phrators of the decedent in a body were the mourners, and the members of the opposite phratry conducted the ceremonies.
The widow or children of any decedent are entitled to the same amount from his estate for her or their use.