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Gavelkind Succession Example[edit]

Petty Kingdom of York

Primary title: Duchy (or Petty Kingdom) of York
Eldest son: Sælræd
2nd son: Sæxbald

Due to some weird history, Sælræd is Count of Chester (in Lancaster), but he is the vassal of the King of Norway. We do not have the title of Duchy of Lancaster.

Title de jure ruler Heir
Duchy of York - Sælræd
County of Lincoln York Sælræd
Duchy of Mercia - Sæxbald
County of Hereford Mercia Sæxbald
County of Warwick Mercia Sæxbald
County of Lancaster Lancaster Sæxbald
County of Derby Lancaster Sælræd

Questions:

1) Since Sælræd is the vassal of a King, will he remain a vassal when he inherits the Duchy of York title?

In this case he did not, he became independent (and took Chester with him). Would this have been different under other circumstances, e.g. if Sælræd was vassal of the King of England (de jure ruler of Duchy of York).

2) Why did the County of Lancaster go to the 1st heir and Derby go to the 2nd?

3) What happens to vassals outside York and Mercia? (e.g. Gloucster.)

In this case Glouster remained a vassal of York. Would all such vassals go to the court of York, or would they be split between the courts of York and Mercia?

4) How would things be different with 3 sons?

Baron-level vassal opinion on succession law change[edit]

The current wiki states that they shouldn't care, but the leige's succession law also applies to their own titles, possibly changing who their heir is. I could see why they may be upset.