What is Custom Of York?

Legal Definition
A custom of intestacy in the province of York similar to that of London. Abolished by 19 & 20 Viet. c. 94.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A custom of the province of York in England, by which the effects of an intestate, after payment of his debts, are in general divided according to the ancient universal doctrine of the pars rationabilis; that is, one-third each to the widow, children, and administrator. 2 Bl. Corain. 518.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
The rule of descent peculiar to York whereby the estate of an intestate was divided in thirds between the widow, the children and the administrator. See 2 Bl. Comm. 518.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary