254. The instruments by which title is conveyed are of four kinds:

(a) Common-law conveyances (p. 405).

(b) Conveyances operating under the statute of uses (p.

409)

(c) Modern statutory conveyances (p. 411).

(d) Conveyances of registered titles (p. 412).

Same - common-law Conveyances

255. The common-law conveyances are divided into

(a) Primary, which include

(1) Feoffment (p. 405).

(2) Gift (p. 406).

(3) Grant (p. 407).

(4) Lease (p. 407).

(5) Exchange (p. 407).

(6) Partition (p. 408).

(b) Secondary, which include

(1) Release (p. 408).

(2) Confirmation (p. 408).

(3) Surrender (p. 408).

(4) Assignment (p. 409).

(5) Defeasance (p. 409).

Primary and Secondary Conveyances,

By primary conveyances are meant those which are original, and create estates in land. Secondary conveyances are those which enlarge, restrain, extinguish, or transfer estates already existing.37 These distinctions are not now much used.