- The personalty is immense; there are about thirty thousand acres of land, here and elsewhere; and the collections can't be worth much less than half a million. - "The Mating of Lydia", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
- The notice ended with the words- the deceased baronet leaves a large property both in land and personalty. - "Delia Blanchflower", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
- This section, therefore, implies property in personalty; because a man cannot steal land; but it never occurred to them to pass a law saying that there shall be private property, because that was the unwritten law that they were all supposed to know. - "Popular Law-making", Frederic Jesup Stimson.