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remain, meet with the kind co-operation and eordial goodwill of all connected with the circuit. If he did he would find as he (Mr. McTaggart) had found, that the labours of the circuit were not a toil but a pleasure. In conclusion he proposed the health of his learned friend and successor, Mr. Harington.
spoke correctly, the tendency of the expansion of
which that meeting was but another instance: and if he found it difficult to thank them then as he wished to thank them, he felt it far more diffi-and cult to do so now. Of this, however, at least, he was glad, that many of those to whom he then expressed his gratitude in their absence were present that night, and that what he might cay on that occasion, however imperfectly he might say it, was said to them in person. Certainly no man who had held the office had not more reason than he had to be grateful, either for the loyal and able assistance of those upon whom the conduct of the business fell, or the good fortune of the relations which, purely official, had created a strong feeling of mutual friendship and regard. (Applause.) To feel at the close of his connection with the circuit that whatever his shortcomings may have been, he at least left it with that friendship and regard unmarred to the last, and to see so many of those friends assembled from all parts of the circuit to assure him that it was so, was a pleasure cheaply purchased by any amount of labour and anxiety in the office which he had held. That it was not without its labour and its anxiety those who to no small extent, had assisted in lightening both for him, knew as well as he did; but he could safely say that the eleven years he had sat on that circuit had been eleven of the happiest years of his life. (Applause.) He had no doubt been exceptionally fortunate in the circuit over which he had presided, and in those with whom it had brought him into association; but independent of that, the duties of the office, laborious and responsible as they were, were themselves duties which bad always given him pleasure to discharge, not because of his conspiracy, as suggested by the chairman, against the palladium of the British jury (laughter); but because he felt, in discharging his duties as judge, that he had helped, so far as he could, honestly and earnestly, to carry out what, in his opinion, was one of the greatest reforms of legal judicature. (Applause.) He had heard it not unfrequently said that the business of the County Court must necessarily be monotonous and wearisome; that its details were trivial as matters of fact, and uninteresting as matters of law. In his opinion, and he though their opinion would correspond with his, that was completely a misapprehension, arising partly from ignorance of the extent of the jurisdiction of the court, and partly from ignorance of the nature of the labour which that jurisdiction involved. (Hear, hear.) There was undoubtedly a startling difference between the County Court of 1847, when it was merely a small debts court, and the County Court of 1872, when it had become a jurisdiction clothed with wider powers, and provided with more stringent machinery for enforcing them than any other court in the kingdom. Under such circumstances, it would be strange indeed if the work were monotonous for the judge or the Bar. Nor, in his opinion, did the pecuniary limit render the causes tried in it one wit the less interesting. They knew that a claim for a few shillings might, and often did, raise questions of fact and law as perplexing and important as those arising in a claim for as many hundreds of pounds. They had, no doubt their dull causes as other courts, but he, for one, failed to see the interest of the judge or the Bar in danger in the endeavour to eliminate the Mr. McTaggart again rose and said they were truth from a mass of conflicting evidence, or apply honoured that night by the presence of the learned to the facts the necessary law. It could never be judge whom the Lord Chancellor had appointed to so if that evidence was treated and the principles succeed him on that circuit. The fact of his preapplied, as they ought to be, according to the sence, and also the fact of their being members rules which govern the courts at Westminster, of the same judicial Bench, prevented him (Mr. and he would take that opportunity of protesting McTaggart) from saying what he should have against the notion that the majority of the cases said, and could have said in his praise had he are treated according to the principle, if it could been absent. He trusted, however, that he might, be called a principle, of what people were pleased without any breach of judicial etiquette, congratu to designate rough justice," and to say that it late Mr. Harington most heartily and unfeignedly was one of the most illusive epithets ever applied. upon the appointment made by the Lord ChanIn nine cases out of ten rough justice meant in- cellor. He could also congratulate the learned justice, and he could not conceive anything more judge upon the circuit over which he had been calculated to shake the confidence of the public called upon to preside. His own experience told than such a notion, mischievous if untrue, doubly him that, and there was a reason why Mr. Haring. mischievous if true, and which could not ton should feel, in coming there, more gratification be stamped out if those courts did not beat than he (the speaker) felt when he was appointed with the same legal pulse as the Superior to the circuit. Mr. Harington was, what he Courts. It was most important, too, that the was not, a Northamptonshire man. And it must lowerclasses, to whom he believed those courts be a peculiar pleasure to Mr. Harington to find had proved an immense good, should in those that his judicial functions had brought him into courts find that their favourite maxim, that there a country with which he was connected by family one law for the rich and another for the ties and associations. He trusted he might live long poor," had a double bearing, and that if those to enjoy the fruits of the office. There were two courts had opened to them for the first time very strong elements in his favour. Lawyers remedies for oppression and injustice, the poor as were proverbially long-lived, but there was well as the rich must consent to be bound, in the another advantage which he possessed. He was exercise of those remedies, by those rules which a Northamptonshire man, and the longevity of the legal experience of many years had proved to Northamptonshire men was as proverbial as the be wise and salutary. To the registrars of the longevity of lawyers3. A tontine was established circuit, whose intimate knowledge of the pro- in the county in 1806 in which there were 90 cedure of the court had often relieved him from Northamptonshire lives, and at this moment 30 matters of detail, and caused the business of the of those lives still existed. There was an encourt to work smoothly and efficiently, he could couragement for his learned friend. With such but offer again the same acknowledgment which a chance as that before him, he (Mr. McTaggart) he offered when he sat for the last time as judge did not despair of his successor seeing the of that circuit, He wished he could hold out to completion of the new law courts. At all them a hope that their labours would be lessened, events, he hoped Mr. Harington might live but, judging from public opinion, and if report for many years their judge, and, as long as he did
Mr. McTaggart proposed, in eulogistic terms, "The Registrars and Officers of various Courts on the Circuit," and alluded to the great assistance which he always received from the registrars, to the great amount of knowledge they one and all possessed of the details of the court, and to their anxious desire to render the duties of the judge as light to him as possible. (Applause.) Mr. Gaches, of Peterborough, responded to the toast. Other toasts were given, and the company sepa
The death is announced of Mr. Loftus Bland, Q.C., chairman of the county of Tyrone.
The Annual General Meeting of the Inns of Court Rifle Volunteer Corps will be held in Lincoln's-inn Hall, on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
Mr. Bridge, the newly appointed magistrate at the Hammersmith and Wandsworth Police-court, took his seat for the first time on Wednesday.
Mr. John Henry Barton, clerk of the peace of the county of Suffolk, was found dead in his bed on Sunday morning at his residence, Bury St. Edmunds. He was seventy-two years of age, and had held the office of clerk of the peace for thirty years.
MR. JUSTICE GROVE.-On Saturday night a dinner was given at the Pall Mall, Cockspurstreet, by the United North and South Wales Circuit to Mr. Justice Grove, to congratulate him on his appointment as one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas. Mr. Giffard, Q.C, was in the chair, and there were also present Lord Romilly, Mr. Osborne Morgan, and nearly all the members of the united circuits.
SIR ROBERT COLLIER.-The Observer believes that no decision was arrived at in the Cabinet Council held on Friday week with reference to the course to be pursued by the Government in the event of the attention of Parliament being called to Sir Robert Collier's appointment. The whole correspondence relating to the affair will be laid before the Cabinet at the next meeting, and a final resolution will then, it is understood, be adopted.
THE SOLICITOR-GENERAL FOR IRELAND.-It at would, I think, help to secure the measures is stated in Dublin that Mr. Palles, Q.C., had been proposed by that gentleman. A SOLICITOR. appointed Solicitor-General for Ireland.
ever so short a time, even a nominal seat upon it. Sir Thomas Chamberlain was a justice of the King's Bench during the reign of James I., and was persuaded to exchange his office for that of Chief Justice of Chester-an office of much less dignity, and one which conferred no judicial title upon the holder. After the arrangement had been made, "a certayne qualme came over his stomacke to be of a judge noe judge," and he wrote in high dudgeon to the Duke of Buckingham begging him to contrive that he should still retain the rank of a judge and use "the habitt, wherewith the judges are all well pleased and noe cause of offence to any one." The matter was settled in another way, and in accordance with the following suggestions made by the Lord Keeper in a letter to Buckingham's secretary:-"You must tell my Lord Duke that if he wold have him (Chamberlayne) live to goe downe into Wales, his Grace must move his
Any of your correspondents' views and references to
80. BANKRUPTCY.-The Rules of 1871 state "where costs are incurred and the proveable debts do not exceed 7501., or the estimated assets do not exceed 2001., a lower scale of costs shall be allowed," with a provi sion that any costs paid on the higher scale in error shall be refunded. A registrar declines to allow full costs in a case where the provable debts are under 7501, at the assets over 2001. Can any subscriber give the practice in other courts, or the result of any appeal? Would the solicitor be entitled to the increased rate if, after taxation, the debts and assets are dis
covered to be above the scale ?
81. EQUITABLE MORTGAGE.-A. creates an equitable dum) to B., a spinster. B. marries, on the mortgage debt being discharged, is the receipt of B. and her husband sufficient, or must there be a reconveyance acknowledged?
82. CONVEYANCE.-If land be conveyed to A. B., an
infant, and his heirs, and A. B. dies under age, who is entitled to the property, assuming A. B. to have been unmarried?
83. DEVOLUTION OF PROPERTY.-A. by will devises trusts. B. dies intestate, and the legal estate descends
real estate to B., his heirs, and assigns, upon certain ot C., his eldest son and beir-at-law. C. does not deal with the estate in his lifetime. The estate having once descended can C. devise or must it devolve on his heir?
DR. BAYFORD. The Chief Registrar of the PERSONAL LIABILITY OF BANKRUPTCY TRUSProbate Court, Dr. Bayford, resigned, on Tuesday, the appointment which he had held since 1857, and TEES-COTTON'S CASE.-Seeing that you have was succeeded by Mr. Middleton, the Second Re-honoured this case with an article, may I very gistrar. The learned doctor was much respected for Mr. Cotton, though I did not act for or advise shortly state as the attorney who argued the case by the officials and the Profession. JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS.-It is very probable him in the proceedings which formed the subject that precedents may be found for the exceptional of this case, that the principal points taken in Mr. manner in which Sir R. P. Collier has been raised Cotton's defence in an argument which, including to the rank of a judge, but the recently published the address of counsel for the execution creditors, "Fortescue Papers contain a little history occupied about four hours were first, that under which seems to show how hard it is to exclude the rule limiting the liability of the trustee, where from a judicial bench anyone who has had, for no security is given, and by analogy Mr. Cotton mortgage by deposit of deeds (with a signed memoranthe estate in his hands, but that if this was not so was not liable in this case beyond the amount of the remedy was to ask the leave of the court to enforce the bond which he had given on his appointment as trustee. Secondly, that the trustee acted in good faith, with the advice and consent of the committee of inspection, and of the soliciof some of the matters, as to which the costs were tor appointed by them. Thirdly, that in respect incurred, he acted under the actual order of the court itself. Fourthly, that even assuming that when a trustee took hostile proceedings by action or suit he was, if unsuccessful, liable for the costs of his opponents, that rule did not apply in this case, as there was no action or suit, but simply amination of witnesses thereunder, with a view of the issue of witnesses' summonses, and the exascertaining the facts, and if they warranted an action or suit then taking such proceedings, and simply and solely relative to the administration of as all the other action taken by Mr. Cotton was the bankrupt's estate in the court and in the matter of the bankruptcy. It was on this ground (though secured creditors) were still creditors that I contended that the execution creditors and within the general purview of the Act; and that the creditors being, as it were, the beneficiaries under the bankruptcy, Mr. Cotton's position was like that of a trustee with reference to where it could not be contended that the trustee his cestui que trusts in an administration suit, was personally and ipso facto liable for costs in opposing a claim or contention by one of the cestui que trusts. Fifthly, that if a trustee is liable, sect. 15 of the Act as to release would be a farce. Sixthly, that so far as the payment of the of a bill within the rule, as no bill had been made solicitor's bill of costs went, it was not a payment out or presented; but it was account of a bill, in order that the solicitor (not a payment on myself) might have funds wherewith to pay counsel's fees and other outlay. HENRY BARKER.
Majestye to sign him this writt, whereby he may
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THE TENURE OF LAND IN IRELAND. -The grievance complained of by Mr. C. Alexander in his letter to you, published on the 20th inst., can be remedied by a private Act of Parliament, which would not be opposed by the chairman of committees in the House of Lords, on evidence being given that in case of recovery the eldest son should not suffer any pecuniary loss; this is usually guarded against by entering into arrangements with an insurance office, who, on payment of a certain sum calculated on the value of the property in question, will covenant to indemnify the eldest son, in case of recovery, against all loss. I assume that there are no remainders after the younger brother, and that the mental condition of the eldest is, as stated, hopelessly incurable. When a pupil in the chambers of the late Mr. John Bullar, I saw several bills of that description in the course of preparation.
COUNTY COURT PROCESS.-Referring to your comments on the expense of a County Court summons and the costs of a writ, I can certainly say that I never received a writ for service on which the costs indorsed were so little as the total costs of obtaining judgment for 107. in the County Court would be, supposing the action to be undefended. This would be but 31s, and I do not remember ever seeing a less sum than 35s. indorsed on a writ for costs, and this upon a sum sued for of 21. 11s. 10d., in which case the County Court summons would have been but 4s. I may add that if a defendant admits the debt he saves half the hearing fee and all witnesses' expenses.
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78. DEEDS-DUTY.-Upon an appointment of new
79. SCHOOL BOARD-ENROLMENT OF CONVEYANCE TO. trustees upon trust to erect a school thereon, to be con-In the year 1851 a piece of land was conveyed to ducted upon the principles of the British and Foreign School Society. This deed was duly enrolled in Chancery on the 5th Nov. 1851. The site and school erected thereon have been transferred by the trustees to the Referring to sect. 30, sub-sect. 1, of the Elementary school board for the parish without any consideration. Education Act 1870, it is enacted (inter alia) that the "school board shall acquire and hold land for the pur: poses of this Act without any licence in mortmain;" and also referring to Williams on Real Property, p. 68, 6th edit., it is stated "when land has been already de to other trustees or to another charity does not fall voted to charitable purposes, the conveyance thereof within the purview of the Mortmain Act, and accord: endingly requires no special attestation or enrolment." The transfer to the school board having been made the above facts and references) require enrolment? without any consideration, does that deed (looking at
GEORGE WILKINSON, Registrar.
THE LEGAL PROFESSION.-May I refer Mr. Charley to my letters and the other correspondence which took place in your paper at the of September and the beginning of October last year? Such associations as I have there hinted
Authorities would S. 85. DOCTRINE OF IMPLICATION.-A. B. bequeathed to trustees, with a direction to sell, pay debts, and certain personalty by will (dated since the Wills Act) place the remainder of the money on security, and take the interest for maintenance of his child (naming him), with a gift over on a contingency created by the follow ing words: "If my child and wife should die before the said child is the age of 21 years." By the same will certain other things. These two bequests comprise the testator says: "I also give to my said wife" the whole estate, the only beneficiaries, save in the contingency, being the child and wife. The child died whole by implication or a life interest, or did A. B. die intestate as regards this fund?
under 21 and unmarried. Does the wife take the
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of this Act seems to be irregular. Does Part I. refer
LEEDS LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY. A MEETING of this society was held on Monday, Mr. E. Weston in the chair. The subject for dis the 15th inst., in the Philosophical Hall, Park-row, cussion was, "That the plea of guilty should not be accepted by the judge in any case.' Mr. Dixon opened the debate in the affirmative, and Mr. by a majority of one. Addyman in the negative. The motion was lost
LIVERPOOL LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY. AT a meeting of this society held at the Law LiMr. Alfred D. Townsend, solicitor, presiding, the brary, 14, Cook-street, on Thursday, the 18th inst., subject for discussion was primogeniture to be abolished "After several Ought the law of of the members present had addressed the meeting, a visitor, Mr. W. J. Stewart, of Exeter College, and interesting account of the right of primogeni Oxford, spoke on the question, and gave a long ture, and the arguments in favour of and against its continuance. Upon the question being put to majority. the meeting the negative was carried by a large
ARTICLED CLERKS' SOCIETY.
A MEETING of this society was held at Clement'sinn Hall, on Wednesday, the 24th Jan. inst. Mr. H. Lewis Arnold in the chair. Mr. Kenning opened the subject for the evening's debate, viz., "That the Colonies should be directly represented in the British Parliament." The motion was lost by a majority of four.
J. E. CLOWES, ESQ. THE late John Ellis Clowes, Esq., solicitor, of The Elms, Iver, Bucks, late of Brunswick-square, and of the Inner Temple, London, who died on the 10th inst., in the eighty-third year of his age, was the fourth son of the late Charles Clowes, Esq., of Langley-hall, Cheshire, and of Delaford, Buckinghamshire, who served the office of high sheriff of that county in 1794, and died in 1813; his mother was Anne, daughter and co-heiress of the late Edmond Dawson, Esq., of Warton, Lancashire, and he was born in 1789. admitted a solicitor in Michaelmas Term 1818, and practised for many years in King's-bench-walk, Temple. He was also a commissioner for the administration of oaths in Chancery. Mr. Clowes married Sophia Anne, the last surviving child of Mr. John B. B. Cobb, formerly of the India-house, by whom he had issue. His son, Mr. Ellis Clowes, was admitted a solicitor in 1850, and was for some ANNUAL DINNER OF THE NOTTINGHAM time a junior partner in the firm of which his father was the head.
HULL LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY. THE usual weekly meeting of this society was held on Tuesday evening last. R. Middlemis, Esq., solicitor, occupied the chair. The point for discussion was, "Is an action maintainable for inducing another to break a contract, the act of inducing being done maliciously and with intent to injure the plaintiff." Mr. Pearce and Mr. Mayne appeared for the affirmative, and Mr. Spink and Mr. Wray supported the negative. After considerable discussion the point was decided in the affirmative by the chairman's casting vote.
ARTICLED CLERKS' SOCIETY. THE fourth annual dinner of the above society was held at the Lion Hotel, when there was a large attendance of members. The president of the society (Mr. Jesse Hind) occupied the chair, and Mr. George Parr was elected vice-chairman. The honorary secretary, Mr. J. W. McCraith, read the annual report as follows:"In compliance with the rules of your society your committee have pleasure in furnishing in this, their fourth annual report, an account of the society's proceedings during the past year. The sessions have comprised twenty-three meetings, at which, in addition to the address delivered by Jesse Hind, Esq., the president of the society, eight questions of a legal, seventeen of a jurisprudential character have been discussed, and seven impromptu discussions have taken place. The average attendance of members has been nine, the highest being fourteen and the lowest six.
"Your committee refer with great pleasure to the great interest manifested by the president in the welfare of your society, and his frequent attendance at its meetings. They also view with satisfaction the flourishing state of the society as regards the number of members, there being now twenty-three and twelve ordinary members. Although there have been some resignations, the elections of new members have more than counterbalanced this loss. Financially also the position of the society is a good one. As in most of the past reports, so in the present, your committee have to complain of the laxity shown by some of the members, who, by their non-attendance and indifference, materially hinder the society's usefulness. Your committee, however, are gratified to find, on the other hand, that there are many useful members of the society, against whom the charge of indifference cannot be brought.
"Your committee congratulate the members of the society upon the unusually interesting and spirited debates which have characterised the meetings of the past sessions, and they urge upon all members who have the welfare of the society at heart, to assist the secretary and committee in preparing and carrying out their programme, not only by forwarding subjects, but also by volunteering to take an active part in their discussion. In conclusion, your committee must also urge upon all the members to use their utmost endeavours to induce such articled clerks as have not yet joined the society to do so at once, in order that by extending its influence its power to do good may be increased." The treasurer, Mr. Charles Stroud, then read a report, which showed the financial affairs of the society to be in a flourishing state, there being a balance in hand of over 11l.
The Chairman then proposed "Success to the Articled Clerks' Society," and said that he had great pleasure in submitting this toast. The meetings of the society had been very well conducted, and showed that the members of the society were highly interested in its success. The legal knowledge which had been displayed was very satisfactory, and he sincerely hoped that the society would progress and prosper. He impressed upon all articled clerks who were not members the necessity of joining the society; which was doing an infinite amount of good, and coupled Mr. Abbott Thurman with the toast, who responded on behalf of the society, and thanked them for the enthusiastic manner in which they had drunk the toast.
AN EVENING BEVERAGE CACA'OINE.The Food Journal says:-By a new process to which the nibs are subjected, the principal part of the oil is effectually removed; a thin beverage, well adapted for afternoon or evening use, as a substitute for tea, being the result. The flavour of Caca'oine will, in addition, be a great attraction to all," "Each packet or tin is labelled, "JAMES EPPS & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London." Also makers of Epps's Milky Caca'oine (Caca'oine and Condensed Milk.)
tutors. He completed his education at Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated in 1810, closing a brilliant collegiate career by taking both the gold medal and Law's first mathematical prize, "had his health perand (says the Morning Mail) mitted, there is no doubt he would have obtained called to the Bar at Lincoln's-inn, and subsethe fellowship for which he studied. He was quently at Dublin in Trinity Term, 1817, and he was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1859. "At the Bar," says the journal above quoted, "he was regarded as a not less able advocate than he subsequently proved an accomplished judge, as Chairman (for nearly thirty-four years) successively of the counties of Londonderry and Wicklow. Of a retiring and gentle nature, his intellectual and moral excellence, his learning, piety, and benevolence, were little known beyond the circle of his friends, who loved him in life, and mourn him in his death." At the time of his decease, Mr. Lendrick was one of the oldest members of the legal profession in Ireland; at all events, only about a dozen names of earlier date in regard to their respective calls, inclusive of the Irish judges, stand above that of Mr. Lendrick in the legal department of Thoms' Irish Directory for the current year. Mr. Lendrick, who was a magistrate for the counties of Londonderry and Wicklow, married, in 1817, Frances, eldest daughter of the late Francis Hodgkinson, Esq., by whom he has left an only surviving child, Mr. LL.D., Vice-Provost of the University of Dublin, William Edmondstone Lendrick. The remains of the deceased gentleman were interred in the family vault at St. Mark's Church, Dublin.
F. BRODIGAN, ESQ. THE late Francis Brodigan, Esq., barrister-at-law, of Pilton House, in the county of Meath, who died on the 13th inst., in the 61st year of his age, late Francis Brodigan, Esq., by Mary, daughter of was the second, but eldest surviving son of the the late Mr. Thomas McEvoy, of Drogheda, county Meath. He was born in the year 1810, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he took his bachelor's degree in 1832. Called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in May 1838, he prac tised for some time as a special pleader, and sub- PROMOTIONS & APPOINTMENTS. sequently for many years as an equity conveyancer and draughtsman, at his chambers, in Gardencourt, Temple. Mr. Brodigan was a magistrate for the county of Meath, and served the office of high sheriff of that county in 1857, and again in 1863. He was married, and has left issue, a son Francis, captain in the 28th regiment, who was born 1836, and now inherits the Pilton estate.
S. MAYER, ESQ.
THE late Samuel Mayer, Esq., solicitor, who died on the 24th Dec., at his residence, St. Catherine's Priory House, Gloucester, in the sixty-first year of his age, was the eldest son of the late Mr. Thomas Mayer, of Gloucester, by Hannah, daughter of Mr. Samuel Walbank, of Estcourt House, Wilts. He was born at Gloucester in the year 1810, and was admitted a solicitor in 1832. He was appointed in 1844 to the office of clerk to the board of guardians of the Gloucester union, and superintendent registrar of births, marriages, and deaths for the same district, the duties of which he fulfilled for a period of twenty-seven years. married in 1833, Mary Eliza, youngest daughter of Charles Fletcher, Esq., by whom he has left five children. The remains of the deceased gentleman Gloucester were interred in the Cemetery.
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THE LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR has appointed Mr. Wilson Lloyd Fox, of Falmouth, Solicitor and notary public, a Commissioner to Administer Oaths in Chancery, in England.
The Right Hon. Sir William Bovill, Knt., Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas at Westminster, has appointed John Hall, of Bolton, in the county of Lancaster, to be a Perpetual Commissioner for taking the Acknowledgments of Deeds to be executed by Married Women, under the Act passed for the Abolition of Fines and Recoveries, and for the substitution of more simple Modes of Assurance.
Mr. William John Hickman has been appointed Solicitor to the Southampton School Board.
Professional Partnership Dissolbed.
Gazette, Jan. 12. SHARP, W. and H. P., attorneys and solicitors, Gresham House, City. Dec. 31. (William Sharp and Henry Parkinson Sharp.)
Gazette, Jan. 19.
To surrender at the Bankrupts' Court, Basinghall-street.
QUINN, THOMAS, out of business, Addlestone. Pet. Jan. 17. Reg. RUITER, MARK, fruit dealer, Endell-st, Long-acre, and Hait--t,
Murray. Sols. Reed and Lovell, Guildhall-chmbs. Sur. Feb. 6
Covent garden. Pet. Jan. 17. Reg. Spring-Rice. Sol. Jenkins, Tavistock-st, Covent-garden. Sur. Feb. 1
VARNAM, JAMES, out of business, Whitecross-st, St. Luke's. Pet. Jan. 15. Reg. Hazlitt. Sol. Bartlett, Chando--st West, Strand. Sur. Feb. 2
To surrender in the Country. BLOFIELD, JOHN, corn merchant, Mellis, and Eye. Pet. Jan. 16. Reg. Pretyman. Sur. Jan. 30 CHETWYND, EDWARD GEORGE, commission agent, Rock Ferry. Pet. Jan. 15. Reg. Wason. Sur. Feb. 1
JONES, JAMES, draper. New Quay, co. Cardigan. Pet. Jan. 17.
Reg. Jenkins. Sur. Feb. 2
PRICE, FRANCES ANN, provision dealer, Liverpool. Pet. Jan. 18. Reg. Watson. Sur. Feb. 1
THE HON. G. C. VERNON. THE late Hon. Gowran Charles Vernon, barristerat-law, who died on the 15th inst., at his residence, 37, Montague-square, in the forty-eighth year of his age, was the second son of Robert Vernon, Lord Lyveden, better known by his former name of the Right Hon. Robert Vernon Smith, many ampton, and at one time President of the Board years M.P. for Tralee, and afterwards for Northof Control; his mother was Emma Mary FitzPatrick, daughter of John, second and last Earl of Upper Ossory, and sister of Lord Castletown. He was born on the 9th Nov. 1825, and was educated at Eton, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1847, and proceeded M.A. in 1854. Called to the Bar by the Hon. Society of the Inner Temple in 1856, he chose the Norfolk Circuit, and he also for many years attended the Leicester and Northampton sessions. ship of Lincoln, which now becomes vacant by Mr. Vernon was appointed in 1859 to the recorderhis decease. He married in 1857, Caroline eldest daughter of the late John Nicholas Fazakerley, Esq., of Burwood, Surrey, by whom he had issue Vernon was very sudden, being caused by the one son and three daughters. The decease of Mr. external application of a very powerful anodyne. WARDENBURG, SAMUEL HENRY, shipping agent, Manchester and An inquest was held on his body, and a verdict
was returned in accordance with the evidence brought forward.
ROBERTS, SAMUEL, flour dealer, Liverpool. Pet. Jan. 17. Reg.
Watson. Sur. Jan. 30
WALKER, WILLIAM, and WALKER, JAMES, tailors, Maidstone.
Gazette, Jan. 23.
To surrender at the Bankrupts' Court, Basinghall-street.
Liverpool. Pet. Jan. 18. Dep. Reg. Lister. Sur. Feb. 12
Gazette, Jan. 16.
BARLOW, EDMUND ALFRED, journeyman coach plater, South
William Loftus, no profession, Edward-st, Portman-sq. April 9,
Liquidations by Arrangement.
J. W. J. LENDRICK, ESQ., Q.C. THE late James William John Lendrick, Esq., LOFTUS, GEORGE WILLIAM, commonly called Lord George Q.C., who died on the 19th inst., at his resi dence, 114, Pembroke-road, Dublin, in the eightyfirst year of his age, was the eldest son of the Fort William, in the county of Antrim, by Farbara, late James Lendrick, Esq., of Shane's Castle and daughter of Charles Alder, Esq. He was born at Shane's Castle in the year 1790, and was educated ADLER, ESTHER, boot manufacturer, Globe-rd, Mile End-rd; at the Royal Academy, Belfast, and under private
FIRST MEETINGS. Gazette, Jan. 19.
Feb. 2, at three, at the Five Bells tavern, Bermondsey-sq. Sol Bilton, New Bridge-st, Blackfriars
AKMURST, FREDERICK, no occupation, Ramsgate; Feb. 2, at twelve, at office of Sols., Sankey and Co., Margue
ALBUTT, ANN, chandelier chainmaker, Birmingham; Jan. 31, at eleven, at office of Sol., Taylor, Birmingham ANDREWS, JOHN SPEED, victualler, Castle Cary; Feb. 1, at one, at office of Sols., Press and Inskip, Bristol
ATKINSON, JAMES, timber merchant, Manchester; Feb. 7, at three, at office of Sols., Grundy and Coulson, Manchester BAKER, WILLIAM, yeoman, Skellingthorpe, Feb. 2, at eleven, at office of Sol., Rex, Lincoln
BAXTER, GEORGE, builder, Grove-rd. Fulham: Jan. 24, at halfpast four, at office of Sols., Evans, La ng, and Eagles, John-st, Bedford-row
BLACKETT, HENRY, general draper, Leeds; Jan. 30, at eleven, at office of Sol, Yewdell, Leeds
BOWLER, JOHN, Richmond-pl, Lilley-rd, North-end, Fulham; BAXTER, GEORGE, Old Grove-rd, Fulham; and POTTER, WILLIAM, Ifield-rd, West Brompton; builders, Jan. 24, at three, at office of Sols., Evans, Laing, and Eagles, John-st, Bedford. BOWMAN, GEORGE, farmer, Ticknall: Feb. 2, at three, at the County hotel, Derby. Sols., Cranch and Rowe. Nottingham CAUDWELL, FRANCIS, miller, Chesterfield: Feb, 7, at two, at the Angel hotel, Chesterfeld. S., Dack worth, Manchester COUCHMAN, JOHN, carpenter, Strood; Feb. 6, at three, at office of Sol.. Basset, Rochester
CUTHBERTSON, FREDERICK, grocer, Leeds; Jan. 5, at eleven, at office of Sols., Messrs Ward, Leeds
DALES, CHARLES, optici in, Oxford-st. Feb. 6, at four, at office of Sol., Wetherfield, Greshain-bldg, Basin, hyll-st
DELL, GEORGE, plumber, Westist, Rea Hug: Feb- 2, at two, at Dovle and Edwards offices, Curey-st, Lincoln's ian-fields DUNKI, WILLIAM, gas ter, Queen's road, Teddington; Jan. 26, at eleven, at offce of Sol., Edgell, Clifford's-ian, Fleet-st GIBSON, ALICE, lodging-house-keeper, Liverpool; Feb. 5, at two, at office of Sol.. Etty. Liverpool
GREGORY, WILLIAM THOMAS, publican, Winchester; Jan. 29, at at eleven, atoffice of Sol,, Godwin, Winchester HADFIELD, HAMLET, manufacturer's agent, Manchester; Feb. 5, at three, at office of Sol, Addleshaw, Marche ter HARMER, SARAH ANN, wiw, victualler, Norwich; Jan, 3., at twelve, at offices of Sols.. Emerson and Sparrow, Norwich HATCHARD, WILLIAM FRY driper, Poole: Jin. 30, at quarter-past one, as offices of Williams and Co., the Exchange, Bristol. Sols., Aldridge and Harker, Poole
HIGHWAY, THOMAS, fishmonger, Wolverhampton; Jan. 30, at eleven. at office of Sol, Cresswell, Wolverhampton HOLMES, JOSEPH TROMAS, grocer, Kirkstall, near Leeds; Feb. 1, at twelve, at office of Sols., Dunning and Kay, Leeds HOLLINGWORTH, THOMAS, grocer, Leeds; Jan. 31, at three, at office of Sol., Simpson, Leeds
IBBETSON, ELIZABETH, innkeeper, Leeds; Feb. 1, at one, at office of Sol.. Ferns, Leeds
IVES, JOHN COLLINGWOOD, commission agent, Norwich; Feb. 1, at eleven, at office of Sol., Stanley, Norwich JEANS-VENNING,
HENRY WILLIAM, brewer, West London Brewers, Braniley-rd, Notting-hill; Feb. 5, at two, at office of Sol., Munton, Old Fish-st-hill, Queen Victoria st JEFFERIES, FRANCIS, grocer, Ki derminster; Jan 31, at three, at the Great Western hotel, Birminghamn. Sol., Whitehouse, jun., Dudley
LANDRETH. JAMES, Cooper, Jarrow-on-Tyne; Jan. 29, at eleven, at office of Sols., Hoyle, Shipley, and Hoyle, Newcastle LANE, GEORGE HENRY, tailor, Salisbury; Jan. 31, at three, at office of Sol., Hodding, Salisbury
LEE, HENRY, poulterer, Bognor; Feb. 3, at three, at the Claremont hotel, Bognor. Sol., Brandreth, Brighton LINGARD, NATHAN, builder, Chorlton on Medlock; Feb. 2, at three, at office of Sutton and Hardings, accountants, Brown-st, Manchester. Sols., Sutton and Elliott, Manchester LISTER, ROBERT, LISTER, GARSIDE JOHN, and LISTER, ROBERT CLAPHAM, builders, Knottingly: Jan. 31, at two, at the Bull hotel, Wakefield. Sol., Boulton, Pontefract LOWTHER, LAUNCELOT, commission agent, Cardigan; Feb. 6, at eleven, at the Town-hall, Carmarthen
MARCHANT, THOMAS HOWE, Cabinet maker, Ottery Saint Mary: Feb. 2, at twelve, at office of T. Andrew, Bedford-circus, Exeter Sol., Every, Honiton
MCCRACKEN, JOSEPH, wholesale saddler, Birmingham; Feb. 7, at eleven, at office of Sol., Powell. Birmingham
MCCRAITH, JOHN, Neath; Jan. 30, at eleven, at offices of Sol., Cuthbertson, Neath
MEIKLE, JAMES, nurseryman, Folkestone; Feb. 2, at three, at the King's Arms hotel, Folkestone. Sol., Minter, Folkestone MELLOR, WILLIAM, grocer, Over Darwen; Feb. 1, at ten, at office of Sol., Messrs. Backhouse, Blackburn
METSON, THOMAS, fariner, Weathersfield; Feb. 5, at eleven, at the Dcg Inn, Weathersfield. Sols., Evans, Laing, and Eagles,
MORELAND GEORGE, beer retailer, Beresford-st, Woolwich; Jan. 29, at three, at offices of Sol., Maniere, James-stBedford-row NASH, THOMAS, brush manufacturer, Great Dover-st, Southwark; Feb. 5, at two, at office of Sols., Saffery and Huntley, Tooley-st, London-bridze
OLLIER, JOSEPH, provision dealer, Bolton; Feb. 2, at three, at the Three Legs of Man Inn, Church-gate, Bolton. Sol., Murray, Manchester
ORME, GEORGE, woollen merchant. Manchester; Feb. 2, at three, at office of Sol., Addleshaw, Manchester
OWEN, WILLIAM HENRY, diaper, Carnarvon Jan. 30, at two, at the British hotel, Bangor. Sol., Webb, Bangor
POPE, JAMES HENRY, provision dealer, Birmingham; Jan. 30, at twelve, at offices of Sol., Duke, Birmingham POPE, MATTHEWS, boot maker, Wigan, Jan. 31, at eleven, at office of Sol., Ashton, Wigan
PREBBLE, WILLIAM GEORGE, inspector of nuisances, Blackburn;
ROWLEY, STUART, beerseller, Hanley: Jan. 31, at eleven, at the
RUMLEY, GEORGE, and RUMLEY, JOHN, market gardeners, Newton le-Willows; Feb. 2, at half-past eleven, at the Black Swan hotel, Bedale. Sol., Oliver, Sunderland
SALISBURY, JOSEPH, cheesemonger, High Holborn; Feb. 13, at three, at office of Sol, Heathfield, Lincoln's-inn-fields SEAMAN, WILLIAM, out of business, Wisbech: Feb. 2, at twelve, at office of Sols., Coulton and Beloe, King's Lynn SHAW, HENRY, lodging-house keeper, Brighton; Feb. 5, at three, at office of Sol., Webb, Brighton
SIMMONS, ALFRED JOHNSON, builder, Esmeralda-rd. Bermondsey; Feb. 6, at three, at office of Sol., Brighten, Bishopsgatest-without SLATER, WILLIAM, chair maker, Birmingham; Jan. 29, at eleven, at office of Sol., Harrison, Birmingham SMITH, FREDERICK ROWEN, hatter, Princess-st, Leicester-sq; Jan. 31, at three, at office of Sol., Godfrey, Basinghall-st STAINES, GEORGE EDWARD, draper, High-st, Ilford; Feb. 1, at twelve, at the Masons' hall tavern, Masons'-avenue, Coleman-st. Sol., Preston, Mark-la
STEVENSON, THOMAS, boot manufacturer, Leicester; Feb. 2, at one, at office of Sol., Owston, Leicester TAYLOR, ROBERT, pickle manufacturer, Margaret-pl, Shoreditch; Jan. 31, at two, at ofice of Sols., Keighley and Gething, Ironmonger-la
TURNER, GEORGE, blacksmith, Sutton Scotney, par. Wonston; Feb. 3, at twelve, at offices of Sol., Pain and Clarke, Winchester UDELL, WILLIAM, victualler, Southampton-st, Peckham; Feb. 5, at twelve, at offices of Sols., Smith, Fawdon, and Low, Bread-st Cheapside
WALKER, SAMUEL JOHN, builder, Nottingham; Feb. 6, at twelve at office of Sol., Simpson, Nottingham
WARR, HENRY, butcher, Aberdare; Jan. 31, at eleven, at office of Sols., Rosser and Phillips. Aberdare
WHITAKER, SAMUEL, furniture dealer, Whitehaven; Feb. 2, at three, at office of Sol., Mason, Whitehaven
WATSON, JOHN, farmer, Hove; Feb. 5, at three, at office of Sol., Brandreth, Brighton
WHITTICK, HENRY, builder, Gough-house-wharf, Chelsea; Jan. 30, at twelve, at officeof Sol., Roche, Old Jewry YOUNIE, ROBERT, boiler maker, Middlesbrough; Jan. 31, at one, office of T. W. Pybus, accountant, Zetland-rd, Middlesbrough. Sol., Dobson, Middlesbrough
Gazette, Jan. 23.
AGARS, JOHNX, innkeeper, Kilham; Feb. 5, at two, at the Keys hotel, Great Driffield. Sols., Foster, Tonge, and Son, Great Driffield
LLRIGHT, JESSE, draper, Northampton; Feb. 8, at three, at office of Sol., Becke, Northampton
ANDERSON, ANTEN JULIUS, ship chandler, Clee: Feb. 1, at twelye
BONE, BARNARD BENJAMIN, painter, Swaffham: Feb. 2, at twelve, at the Crown hotel, Swaffham. Sols., Emerson and Sparrow, Norwich
CARNALI, WILLIAM, joiner, Peterborough; Feb. 3, at eleven, at office of Sol, Gaches, Peterborough
CLARK, JOHN, plumber, Christchurch; Feb. 6, at two, at offices of Sol.. Graham, Newport
CHOWN, JAMES, cheeseinonger, Pimlico-rd: Feb. 8, at twelve, at office of Sol, Cole, Northumberland-st, Strand CLARKSON, THOMAS, licensed victualler, Aldridge; Feb. 5. at eleven, at office of Sol., Wright. Oldbory CONSTABLE, THOMAS, accountant, Coleman-st, City, and Arling. ton sq, New North-rd; Feb. 5, at three, at office of Sol., Knapp, Coleman-st
CURSON, HARRISON, coal merchant, Ramsgate; Feb. 3, at eleven, st office of Sol, Towne, Margate
DENDY, WILLIAM, bellhanger. Brighton; Feb. 3, at one, at offices of Sol., Gutteridge, Brighton
DUFFY, JOHN MICHAEL, pavior, Andover-rd, Hornsey-rd; Feb. 5. at six, at the Lion-Coffee-house, Evelyn-st. Deptford. 1., Hicks, Fancis-ter, Victoria-pk
EARLE, CHARLES, saddler, High-st, Kensington: Feb. 2, at two, at 12, Hatton-garden. Sol, Marshall, Lincoln's inn-flelds EDWARDS, JAMES, grocer, Tipton; Feb. 3, at eleven, at office of Sol., Stokes, Dudley
FIELDING, WILLIAM, wool sorter, Rochdale: Feb. 2, at half-past three, at office of Sols., Messrs, Roberts, Rochdale GAMBLE, THOMAS, currier, Great Driffield; Feb. 5, at eleven, at office of Sols., Shepherd, Crust, Todd, and Mills, Beverley GASKIN, WALTER, farmer, Littlemoor Tibshelf; Feb. 5, at twelve, at the Nag's Head Inn, Mansfield. Sol., Walkden, Mansfield GILDERSDALE, GEORGE, grocer, Durham; Feb. 5, at eleven, at office of Sol., Alcock, jun., Sunderland
GRANGE, JOHN DARLEY, and GRANGE, THOMAS, stonemasons,
GREENWOOD, JOHN, woolso ter, Rochdale; Feb. 2, at four, at
GRIGG, FRANCIS, baser, Bristol; Feb. 7, at twelve, at offices of
GROUNDS, THOMAS, painter, Somersham; Feb. 1, at eleven, at the Wentworth hotel, Peterborough. Sols., Deacon and Wilkins HALLIGAN, JOHN, baker, Manchester; Feb. 5, at three, at office of Sols., Gardner and Horner, Manchester
HARGEX, JAMES, PHILIP, grocer, Manningham; Feb. 7, at four, nt office of Sol, Berry, Bradford
HARRIS, ROBERT, CHIDGEY, builder, Bristol; Feb. 5, at eleven, at offices of Messrs. Hancock, Triggs, and Co., public accountants, Guildhall, Bristol. Sol, Broad
HARRY, SAMUEL, licensed victualler, Llantwitvardre: Feb. 2, at two, at offices of Sol., Thomas, Pontypridd HAWGOOD, HENRY, clothier, Landport: Feb. 5, at twelve, at office of Mr. Charles Frederick Sinith, accountant, King-st, Cheapside. Sol., King, Portsea
HAWTHORNE, SAMUEL, licensed victualler, Wolverhampton;
HAYDEN, JOHN, tailor, Bishop Auckland: Feb. 12, at a quarter
HIGNETT, JOSEPH BARNABAS, merchant, Liverpool; Feb. 5, at eleven, at office of Gibson and Bolland, accountants, Liverpool. Sols., Anderson, Collins, and Robinson
HILL, GEORGE, furmer, Lawton; Feb. 12, at ten, at offices of Sol.. Sherratt, Kidsgrove
HOLLYMAN, WILLIAM ADAM, grocer, Cardiff; Feb. 5, at one, at offices of Barnard, Thomas, Clarke, and Co., accountants, Cardiff. Sol., Griffith, Cardiff
HOLLOWAY, WILLIAM, Bristol: Feb. 3, at twelve, at offices of Sol., Clifton, Bristol
HOLT, JAMES, woolsorter, Healey, near Rochdale; Feb. 2, at three, at offices of Sols., Messrs Roberts, Rochdale HUGHES, ROWLAND ALFRED, hatter, Bristol: Feb. 3, at eleven, at office of Messrs. Hancock, Triggs, and Co., public account ants, Guildhall, Bristol. Sols., Messrs. Brittan, Bristol JACKSON, CHARLES, tailor, Cock-st, St. James's, Westminster; Feb. 5, at eleven, at office of Sols., Guscotte, Wadhain, and Daw, Essex-st, Street
JERVIS, JOHN, butcher, Stone; Feb. 3, at eleven, at office of Sol., Hodgkinson, Stone
LEA, JOHN, builder, Birmingham; Feb. 2, at three, at office of Sol., Parry, Birmingham
LERFAHS, JOHN FREDERICK, baker, Neville-rd, Stoke Newington; Feb. 15, at two, at office of Mr. Frederick Holloway, accountant, Ball's Pond-rd, Islington. Sol., Heathfield, Lincoln's-inn-fields
MEE, JOSEPH, commission agent, West Smithfield and Greyhound-yard; Feb. 2, at two, at office of Messrs. Foreman and Cooper, accounants, Gresham-st. Sols., Phelps and Sidgwick, Gresham st
MOULD, WILLIAM, grocer, Bolton, Feb. 6, at two, at office of Sol., Ryley, Bolton
MOULDING, RICHARD, joiner, Blackburn; Feb. 5, at ten, at office
Feb. 6, at three, at
of Sols., Messrs. Backhouse, Blackburn NEWEY, JOHN, grocer, Henley-in-Arden; office of Sol., Rowlands, Birmingham NEWSON, PEILIP, jun., and BENSLEY, JOHN, fishing boat owners, Gorleston; reb. 6, at twelve, at office of Sol., Cufaude, Great Yarmouth
ORRY, ANNE, grocer, East Barkwith; Feb. 5, at eleven, at the White Hart Inn. Lincoln. Sol., Wood, Louth
PAGE, CHARLES, linen warehuseman, Wood-st, Cheapside; Feb. 116, at twelve, at offices of Messrs. Honey, Humphreys, Baggs, und Co., King-st, Cheapside. Sol., Townend, Queen-st, Cheapside
PARKER, CHARLES ABRAHAM, out of business, Sutton Coldfield; Feb. 5, at three, at office of Sol., Stubos, Birmingham PARRINGTON, ALFRED, cigar dealer, Exeter: Feb. 5, at twelve, at the Museum hotel, Exeter. Sol., Rogers, Exeter PARRY, JOHN, stonemason, Clitheroe, Feb. 3, at eleven, at office of Sol, Eastham, Clitheroe
PEALE, JOHN, miller, Shrewsbury: Feb. 10, at twelve, at the Crown hotel, Shrewsbury. Sol., Jones, Oswestry RELPH, HENRY, tailor, Oldham; Feb. 3, at twelve, at the George hotel Huddersfield, Sol., Buckley, Oldham RICHARDSON, JOHN, military tailor, Nottingham; Feb. 5, at twelve, at offices of Sol., Parsons, Nottingham ROBINSON, HENRY, railway goods traffic in-pector, Blackburn ; Feb. 7, at three, at office of Sols., Messrs. Ra icliffe, Blackburn ROBSON, JOHN, grocer, Low Walker; Feb. 2, at two, at offices of Sol., Joel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne SANGSTER, ARTHUR, jeweller, Cockspur-st, Pall Mall; Feb. 2, at one, at 33, King-st, Cheapside. Sols., Wilson, Bristows, and Carpmael SCOWS, WILLIAM, jun., corn merchant, Bude; Feb. 3, at twelve, at the Guildhall, Barnstaple. Sol., Bencraft SHILTON, FREDERICK, furniture dealer, Tamworth: Feb. 7, at eleven, at offices of Messrs. Hodgson, Waterloo-st, Birmingham. Sol., Nevill, Tamworth
SIMMONDS, HENRY, HAUSMANN, JOSEPH, and HUNTINGTON, JOHN, tailors, Cheapside; Feb. 1, at twelve, at the London Warchousemen's Association, Gutter-la. Sol., Downes, Cheap
side SIMPSON, JOHN ALFRED, and HARGRAVE, WILLIAM HARLE, paper manufacturers, Maidstone; Feb. 14, at two at the London tavern, Bishopsgate-st. Sols., Thomas and Hollins STEVENSON, THOMAS, miller, Derby; Feb. 9, at two, at offices of Harrison and Co., Beckett Well-la, Derby. Sol.. Briggs, Derby SWATMAN, THOMAS, horse dealer, Wolverhampton; Feb. 3, at eleven, at offices of Sol., Cresswell, Wolverhampton THORNHILL, CHARLES, corn miller, Maltby; Feb. 5, at two, at office of Sols., Messrs. Hoyle, Rotherham TROTMAN, JOHN, grocer, Bristol; Feb. 5, at two, at offices of Hancock, Triggs, and Co., accountants, Bristol. Sol., Beckingham, Bristol
VICKERMANN, HOLTEY, draper, Bridlington-quay: Feb. 5, at two, at the Black Lion hotel, Bridlington. Sol., Harland Voss, JOHN MATTHEW (trading as the Yspitty Company), bar iron manufacturer, Swansea, Feb. 2, at one, at offices of Barnard, Thomas, Cawker, and Co., Swansea. Sols., Strick and Bellingham, Swansea
WESTMACOTT, JOHN MARTIN, chemist, Alcester; Feb. 5, at three, at office of Jones, solicitor, Alcester. Sol., Sanderson, Warwick WILKINSON, JOHN RICKETT, cabinet maker, Melton Mowbray; Feb. 6, at two, ut office of Sol.. Owston, Leicester WILSON, THOMAS, grocer, Stockton-on-Tees, Feb. 2, at three, at office of Sol, Dobson, Middlesborough WOODWARD. EDWIN ALDERMAN, grocer, Crewkerney; Feb. 6, at three, at the Three Choughs hotel, Yeovil. Sol, Budge, Crew.
YATES, ROBERT, saddler, Accrington; Feb. 5, at throe, at the White Bull hotel, Blackburn. Sol., Hall. Accrington
Orders of Discharge.
Gazette, Jan. 9.
BRADY, CHARLES, greengrocer, Stock Orchard-st, Caledonian.rd
BASTABLE, ELISHA, sen., baker, Belgrave-st, Hyde-pk-rd, and
DAW, FREDERICK WAYCOTT, and DAW, WILLIAM HENDY, builders, Blechynden-st, Ken-ington RHODES, WILLIAM CHARLES, steel merchant, Sheffield
The Official Assignees, &c., are given, to whom apply for the Dividends.
Andrew and Sims, innkeepers, first and final, G. At office of Solk, Brown and Pearson, Bristol.-Forthrop, J. wholesale druggist, first, 58. At office of Sol. Cronhelm, Halifax,-Guilt and Chipsana merchants, 2s. 3. At offices of Trust. W. J. White, 34, Kingst Cheapside.
Berley, J. ironfounder, first, 5e. At office of Trust. J. Glasscock, 15, Sidney-st, Cambridge.-Danson, J. joiner. At offices of Gamble and Harvey, Creditors' Mercantile Association, 18, Coleman-st. Trust. W. C. Harvey.-Hogg, W. C. of Cardiff, first and final, 3, 6, At 80, St. Mary-st, Cardiff. Trust. F. C. Hill-Hulme, G. farmer, 2. 8. Trust. W. Cooper.-Ireland, B. farmer, first and final, 1. 64. At Sol. Coaks, Norwich.-Lure, F. coal inerchant, Se, At office of Trust. H. Parker, coal merchant, Addiscombe-rd, Croy. don. Simms, G. cordwainer, first, 6s. At Trust. H. Wenman, Newbury-st, Wantage.-Willisford, E. elastic why manufacturer, first, 38. At offices of Harrison and Co., accountan's, 1, Becket Well-lu, Derby. Tru-t. T. H. Harrison.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS
Pocock-On the 23rd inst., at Wandsworth, the wife of W. A.
BULLEN TOWNSEND.-On the 15th inst., at the R.C. Cathedral,
SMITH-CADMAN-On the 22nd inst., at St. Peter's Church, Onchan, Isle of Man, Spencer Marsh Smith, solicitor, Sheffield, to Caroline, youngest daughter of Henry Cadman, Esq., of Housetruke, Önchan, Isle of Man.
BORTON.-On the 21st inst., at Bury St. Edmund's, aged 72. John Henry Bonton Esq., for thirty years Clerk of the Peace for the county of Suffolk.
CLUTTERBUCK.-On the 18th inst., at 18, Brunswick-street, Car. lisle, aged 24, Mary Rose, the wife of Richard Henry Clutterbuck, solicitor.
ESTLIS. On the 22nd inst., at Somerton, Somerset, aged 25,
LENDRICK.-On the 19th inst., at 114, Pembroke-road, Dublin, aged 81, Jas. W. John Lendrick, Esq., Q.C., for many years Chairman of Quarter Sessions of the counties of Londonderry and Wicklow.
PARTRIDGE AND COOPER
WHOLESALE & RETAIL STATIONERS, 192, FLEET-STREET, AND 1 & 2, CHANCERY-LANE, LONDON, E. Carriage paid to the Country on Orders exceeding 208.
DRAFT PAPER, 48. Gd., 68., 78.,78. Od., and 9s. per ream.
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The Law and the Lawyers.
SOME dissatisfaction with the selection by the LORD CHANCELLOR of stuff gownsmen for the honour of silk was to be expected. There are, however, two gentlemen who had strong claims, but who have been passed over. Mr. METCALFE on the Norfolk Circuit, and Mr. LITTLER on the Northern, have attained positions VOL. LII.-No. 1505.
fairly entitling them to promotion-the former more particularly, his circuit being poorly provided with leaders. We hope in this respect the LORD CHANCELLOR will see fit to increase the number of his appointments.
THE practitioners in Northamptonshire have done a graceful act, in celebrating by a dinner the transfer of their County Court Judge, Mr. McTAGGART, to Marylebone, and the appointment of the new Judge, Mr. HARINGTON. And Mr. McTAGGART gives his circuit an admirable character. Further, he champions the County Court, denying that "rough and ready justice," which he interprets to mean "injustice," is administered there, but asserting that the labour of a County Court Judge is very great, requiring, as the business does, every care and no small amount of legal The public, and in some instances the Profession, is apt to forget that County Courts are no longer the Small Debts Courts of 1847, and, as time goes on, County Court Judges must take a higher professional standing, as exercising a jurisdiction as important, though not so highly paid, as that of the Chief Judge in Bankruptcy, the Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, and of the Judges of Common Law and Equity within liberal limits; and the circuits cannot pay too high respect and consideration to those Judges who ably and conscientiously discharge their duties.
WE have abolished imprisonment for debt in England, but not in Scotland or Ireland. Nevertheless, the Judgments Extension Act of 1868 remains in force. An anomalous condition of things is hereby created, as pointed out by the Irish Law Times. That journal remarks: "The Judgments Extension Act has been found very useful by English money-lenders-in the case of young officers of the army against whom they have obtained English judgments for they can, at a very trifling expense, register their judgments in Ireland and obtain immediate execution; many arrests have been made of Englishmen coming over here, against whom judgments had been entered up in the Courts at Westminster, and thus the anomaly has been practically illustrated how a person who has contracted a debt in England, where arrest for debt has been abolished since 1869, may, by visiting this part of the United Kingdom, find his way, without notice, into a debtor's prison." When will there cease to be exceptional legislation of this order? The Government and Parliament cannot complain that attention has not been drawn to the subject, as we have repeatedly spoken of the absurdity of having different bankruptcy laws prevailing in different parts of the kingdom. We trust that the anomalous position of imprisonment for debt as between England and Ireland will elicit a general remedy for existing grievances.
THE United States Courts are in conflict as to whether a passenger can recover against a railway company if he puts his elbow out of window and suffers injury. An analogous question recently arose in our Court of Queen's Bench, the dispute being whether a plaintiff had been guilty of contributory negligence in standing up in a railway carriage during transit. Mr. MONTAGUE CHAMBERS, for the railway company, contended that passengers are bound to sit still, and that if they are restless and come against the door, which is improperly secured, and fall out, and are injured, they cannot recover. We think it right to make the view of the court thoroughly known. Mr. Justice BLACKBURN said: "They" (i. e. the company) "are responsible for the neglect by their servants of due care in the management of the carriages. They need not, certainly, take precautions against any extraordinary proceedings of the passengers, but it cannot be said that it is extraordinary for a passenger to stand up and look out of window." The American law stands thus: In Illinois and Wisconsin, a passenger may recover for injury to a protruding arm, but he cannot in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. A critic says: "The prudent traveller, before he undertakes to lean out of the car window must be careful to learn through what jurisdiction he is moving." Happily we have no conflict of judicial authority on the point; but it will be always a question whether the conduct of a passenger is "extraordinary," the company in that event being exempt.
We have all heard of the ill effects produced by the history of JACK SHEPPARD, DICK TURPIN, and the like, upon the juvenile offenders of England. It is with regret that we perceive, from a case recently heard in Massachusetts, that the "Foul Play" of Messrs. READE and BOUCICAULT is charged with being at the bottom of a suit by seamen for wages and loss of clothes arising out of a pretended scuttling of a ship. The scuttling appears to have existed only in the imagination of one of the crew, who had been recently reading " Foul Play," and who conceived that he saw the plot of that novel being carried out before his eyes. Each incident was coincident according to the seaman a great deal too much so, in the opinion of the learned Judge to make the theory of the libellants probable. A writer in The American Law Review, commenting upon this case, remarks:-" It is interesting in connection with this illustration of the effect of fiction upon the