York, custom of.Hist. A custom prevalent in York whereby a male intestate’s effects were divided according to the doctrine of pars rationabilis (“a reasonable part”) — that is, one-third each to the widow, children, and ad-ministrator, one-half to the administrator if the man was married but had no children or was single but had children, or all to the administrator if the man was single with no children.
[Blacks Law 8th]