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ornament. At the same time, however, while he should be glad to support the suggestions by all the means in his power, he thought they should not forget that the new courts and the restoration of the old hall were completed during the chairmanship of Lord Eversley, and he trusted, therefore, that his portrait, to be hung in that chamber, would form part of the scheme suggested by Mr. Portal. He was not prepared with a motion on the subject now, but, with the permission of the court, he hoped to bring it forward again next sessions. The matter then dropped, but with a more advanced condition of the restoration a county committee will probably be formed to carry out the object in view.

THE IRISH LAW COURTS.-The Dublin Evening Mail suggests that the puisne judges should be employed regularly in performing their share of the work of the after-sittings. It is suggested, also, that the constitution of the Court for Land Cases Reserved should be altered, and that a rota of judges should be formed to supply one to sit regularly in the Court of Appeal in Chancery to provide against the evil consequences of the frequent divisions between the ordinary judges, a suggestion which seems to merit consideraTHE Town Council of Liverpool have just decided to raise the salaries of their officers, from the deputy town clerk downwards; the total increase in salaries amounts to £2000 annually. This is a step in the right direction, and we commend this decision to the consideration of other municipal authorities with a view to an increase of the salary


of town clerks.

MESSRS. HENRY KIMBER and Charles Cydwellyn Ellis, of 79, Lombard-street, announce that they have dissolved partnership, and in future each gentleman will conduct business on his own account. The papers and documents of their respective clients will remain with the partner under whose care the particular business has been carried on, unless they receive an intimation from the client to the contrary.

THE Supreme Court of Massachusetts has again declared that by the statutes of the State all wagers are void. The action was one for money had and received against the party winning the wager, which had, in good faith, been paid to him by the stakeholder. The presiding judge refused to admit evidence offered by the defendant tending to show that he had won the wager, which, singularly enough, was upon the position of certain graves in a cemetery.

COPYRIGHT LAW.-A correspondent in the Ather cum suggests that to prevent disputes and uncertainty, the registration of titles of books should be effected prior to publication, and that the registration fee shall be reduced to one half. Also that an alphabetical register of titles, with the date of registration and name of the publisher, should be kept open to an applicant upon pay. ment of 18.; the entry to be null and void at the end of a year, to prevent any "phantom" title from incumbering the register.

A NEW CLAIMANT.-A claim to the title and estates of the Earl of Eglinton came before the Sheriff Court of Chancery, Edinburgh, on Monday. The claimant, Mr. Foulton, maintains that he is the great grandson of James Foulton, who was younger brother to the eleventh Earl of Eglinton. Having eloped with one of his father's domestics, named Mary Wallace, whom he married, he was disowned by the family, enlisted as a soldier, and died in the service. His son, James Foulton, served in the navy, and the son of the latter, Thomas Foulton, who was the father of the present claimant, again became a soldier. His son, the claimant also entered the army, and was present with the Light Brigade in the Balaklava charge. Since he left the army he has lived in Edinburgh, and has occupied himself in getting up evidence in support of his case. He says that his great-grandmother had documentary evidence in her possession which would have proved him the heir to the title and estates. These documents were obtained from her by Robert, sixth Baron of Skelmorlie, whose son Hugh became the twelfth Earl of Eglinton, under a promise that he would look after the interests of her son, who was then a minor. It is alleged, however, that he used the papers to obtain possession of the estates for his own family. At any rate, his son married the daughter of the eleventh Earl, who had no heirs male, and from him the present Earl of Eglinton is lineally descended. The case came before the court on an application for a commission and diligence to examine certain title deeds. Mr. Blair, who appeared for the present earl, said there was no such deed in existence. Mr. Menzies, who appeared for the claimant, said he found there was such a deed by date and designation in a Crown charter in the Register House, and if such deed were not now in existence it must have been at one time. He would take his chance of recovering it after diligence. The sheriff ordered answers to be lodged in fourteen days.

SIR WILLIAM BODKIN has resigned the office of Assistant-Judge of the Middlesex Sessions. The appointment is worth £1500 a year. A MANCHESTER paper states that the borough of Stockport has twenty-six magistrates and twenty-eight policemen.

THE post of high constable of the City of Westminster has become vacant by the death, at the age of seventy-five, of Mr. Foster Owen, who held it many years.



NOTE.-This Department of the LAW TIMES being open to free discussion on all professional topics, the Editor is not responsible for any opinions or statements contained in it

56. COPYHOLD PRACTICE. - A. by will devised real estate, part of which was copy hold fine certain, to his wife B. absolutely. After his death, B., by her will, devised such copyholds to a trustee for immediate sale, with the usual power of appointment, in order to disponse with the trustee's admission. On B.'s death the estate has been sold, and as I am acting both for the vendor and purchaser, I shall be glad to be informed if it is necessary to take any and what steps to perfect the trustee's title before passing the estate by bargain and salé, and as to the rights of the lord and steward of the manor under the circumstances. DEPUTY STEWARD.


(Q. 44.) LEGATEE-DUTY.-On re-consideration, I think that C. D., whether beneficially entitled or not, may disclaim. "If one gives goods or chattels to another, and the devisee refuse it, by this means the devise is become void, and any waiver or refusal will suffice in this case, for a man shall not be compelled nolens volens to take anything devised to him." See Sheppard's Touchstone, 452; also 3 Preston's Abstracts, 104. Of course, if there be a valid disclaimer, C. D. would not pay duty. Z. Y.

(Q. 45.) FEE FOR SEARCH. The superintendent whether the date is known or not.


(Q. 48.) PRACTICE-COVENANT FOR PRODUCTION OF DEEDS.A. is entitled to a covenant of indemnity from C. Lord St. Leonards' opinion to this effect is re-stated without dissent, Dart, V. & P. 618, 4th edit. Z. Y.

(Q. 52.) PARTNERSHIP.-Smith's ground of complaint (if any) is much slighter than that of the plaintiff in Banks v Gibson (34 Beav. 566), where, on a dissolution, each partner was held entitled to use the style of the firm. In that case, as pointed out by Mr. Lindley (Partnership, 888, note p. 3rd edit.), it might perhaps have been argued that the use of the name of the firm by one member of the dissolved partnership would expose the other member to some risk. Here the de

scription "late Smith and Howell" entirely obviates any such difficulty. If Smith have any claim, it must be a claim to have the good will sold and the money divided. Z. Y.

On the dissolution of a partnership each partner has a right, in the absence of any stipulation to the contrary, to use the name of the old firm. Vide Williams* Personal Property, 6th edit. p. 238; Banks v. Gibson (M. R. 11 Jur. N. S. 680; 34 L. J. 179, Chan.; 13 W. R. 1012). Socius.

(Q. 53.) RIGHT OF ACTION.-Tibbs could maintain an action against Jinks for money had and received. If Jinks had killed the dog he would have been under no liability, having simply obeyed his master's orders, but having gone out of his way to convert the dog into money, he is clearly liable to refund the £5 he received. CLIFFORD.

THE PROFESSION.-I observe in your impreswished for amalgamation of the two branches of sion of Saturday last some remarks relative to the the Legal Profession. It happens that this subject has been much discussed of late years else registrar charges 1s for compiling the index, and this where, and as I know something of the actual working of the proposed system, where it has will not be out of place. The question referred been adopted, a few observations on the subject to, has in fact been under discussion in several of the colonies, and very recently an endeavour to bring about the desired change. was made in New South Wales and Queensland The attempt failed in both instances, the measure, as might have been expected, meeting with considerable opposition from many of the members of the Colonial Bar. In New Zealand, however, the contemplated reform was actually accomplished some years since, and I need hardly say that the alteration has been found to work well enough-in fact, gentlemen admitted in this country as solicitors have, after examination, been admitted as barristers and solicitors in New Zealand, and have been quite as successful as English barristers going to that colony. As a general rule, the only practical result of this state of things is that, as all legal practitioners can be admitted as barristers and solicitors, a certain number of gentlemen, feeling themselves qualified to do so, devote themselves to advocacy, and the rest pursue the ordinary business of solicitors. Partnerships have, of course, been formed on this basis. To those acquainted with colonial affairs, it must be somewhat surprising to find that English solicitors have so long submitted to the existing monopoly. It is difficult indeed to see why a branch of the Profession, the qualification for membership in which until recently consisted in the eating of dinners, and the expenditure of so much cash, should be entitled to such privileges and pecuniary advantages as barristers possess over solicitors in this country. And the curious part of the case is this-that whereas the barrister pays no annual fee for the right to practise, the solicitor is burdened with the charge of £9 or £6 as the case may be. Legal reforms are made, and the solicitor's profits cut down, but still he remains in the same position, whilst the 'gentlemen of the long robe" preserve their profits and privileges intact. The Profession in this country would do well to follow the example the courts of law and equity are amalgamated, as of New Zealand in this respect. In that colony well as the two branches of the Profession. Why should not the same be done here? Should this happen, we should, I think, very soon see what distinct branches. There can be little doubt but are the relative merits of the members of the two that the places of many of our "junior counsel' firms. We should see would soon be supplied by members of legal cases properly brought before the court, briefs not left unread, but the advocates fully in possession of all the facts of the cases in which they are concerned, and thereby enabled to do justice to the clients they represent.





NOTICE.-We must remind our correspondents that this column is not open to questions involving points of law such as a solicitor should be consulted upon. Queries will be excluded which go beyond our limits.

N.B.-None are inserted unless the name and address of the writers are sent, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee for bona fides.


55. LANDLORD AND TENANT-RENT.-A. lately sold some property, the rent of which is payable yearly at Michaelmas. The day of settlement was by the contract fixed for the 26th December last. Is not A.

entitled to the quarter's rent accruing from Michaelmas to the day of settlement? As the purchaser objects to pay the proportion, will not the course be for the vendor to wait till next Michaelmas; and then, if the purchaser receives the whole year's rent, sue him for the proportion? Does not The Apportionment Act 1870 apply to cases between vendor and purchaser ? AN ARTICLED CLERK.

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(Q. 51.) PROCEDURE.-Gen. Rule 204 provides as fol. lows: "The place of sitting of each County Court in matters of bankruptcy shall be the town in which the court now holds, or may hereafter hold, its sittings for the common law business of the court, under the provisions of the County Courts Act 1846." I have never heard of County Court judges hearing applications in a court other than where the proceedings are carried on. except in matters of arrest, when the bankrupt intends leaving the country. This matter is of such urgency that the warrant is signed by the judge whenever the application is made. Jus.


LEGAL PRACTITIONERS' SOCIETY. THE adjourned meeting of this new society, the object of which is the reform of abuses in connec tion with the legal profession, was held last Wednesday evening at the rooms of the Social Science Association, 1, Adam-street, Adelphi.

Mr. W. T. Charley, D.C.L., M.P., was called to the chair, and there was a large attendance of members.

Mr. Charles Ford (hon. secretary), read the minutes of the last meeting, which were con firmed. He then stated that he had received numerous letters from all parts of the kingdom from members of the legal profession, in which they fully sympathised with the objects of the new society, and wished it every success. As an instance of this he read the following extracts:

Mr. Copp (Essex-street, Strand): "I wish the society every success, and shall be happy to cooperate with you and other members of the Profession who have taken such a warm interest in the subject, in seeking to weed out from our ranks those who by their unprofessional, and in some cases even nefarious practices, would seek to bring the Profession into disrepute."

Mr. Charles E. Lewis, M.P. (Old Jewry): "The objects of your proposed society appear to be to do the work which ought to be done by the

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Mr. J. T. Shapland (South Malton): "Will you kindly give me some information respecting it (the society), as it appears to me from the little I have seen, that it is just such a society as we attorneys and solicitors require."

Mr. W. J. Wheatcroft (Eastbourne).-" My fear is that the objects of the society are not sufficiently extensive. The legal profession must use the influence in their own behalf, which, at general elections, they have so often used on behalf of their clients, if any great good is to be done. Our branch of the Profession must have a share of the plums which the higher branch at present monopolise, and this, I believe, can only be done through combined influence at the time of a general election. There is much however, for the proposed society to accomplish, and I will do what I can to aid it."

Mr. C. R. Gibson (Dartford).-"I thank you for the printed circular. I am very willing to do anything I can to advance the interests of our Profession, and if I can I will attend your meeting, and learn whether the present movement at all embraces the objects which I venture to think are so essential for the welfare of the Profession at large."

Mr. Wm. Gresham (High Bailiff of Southwark). -"I vastly approve of your circular just come to hand. Pray put me down as an annual subscriber. I shall be happy in any other mode to support the views of the society. My son, Thos. Gresham, who is my partner here, desires to do the same." Mr. E. James (Eastbourne).-" I have perused the circular you were kind enough to hand me respecting the formation of a new society, under the title of the Legal Practitioners' Society,' and beg to say, that as a gentleman who has passed and is about to be admitted, I consider such a society very much needed in order to protect the interests of the Profession, which at the present time are so much trespassed upon by mere outsiders."

Mr. W. Cheesman (Eastbourne).-"I shall be glad if you will kindly add my name as a member of the Legal Practitioners' Society,' of whose utility there cannot be a second opinion."

Mr. C. Matthews (Eastbourne)." My attention having been called to a new society, called the Legal Practitioners' Society, and having read over the prospectus, I cordially approve of its objects. In the course of my twelve years' experience in the Profession, I have frequently known great misery and hardship inflicted upon the poorer classes, who have entrusted small matters to agents, and who have invariably managed, somehow or another, to plunder their victims more or less. I shall be happy to become a member, and I wish the society every success in its praiseworthy efforts."

Mr. T. Marshall (Leeds.)-"I have received the circulars of the Legal Practitioners' Society, which you have kindly sent me. I should be obliged by your answering the following queries: 1. By what authority the proposed code of etiquette is to be enforced. 2. Whether the rights and liabilities of the two branches of the legal profession sought to be defined are the existing rights and liabilities, and no others. 3. Whether placing the government of the legal profession on a sound representative basis implies that the authority of the Benchers of the various Inns of Court to disbar members of the Bar, and of the judges to strike off the rolls attorneys and solicicitors, is to be taken from them and vested in a governing body elected by the Profession at large, or what else the prospectus does mean. 4. Whether the protection of the legal profession from the depredations of unqualified men means farther restrictive legislation, or merely the establishment of a means for reforming the existing laws which protect us.'

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Mr. W. Duignan (Walsall).—“I do not feel interested in any question except the amalgama tion of barristers and solicitors, and I think it idle to redress small grievances, leaving the great ones untouched. I do not think, therefore, that I can take any interest in the objects of the Society. I am, nevertheless, exceedingly obliged for your courteous note."

Mr. J. E. Mason (Alford)." I shall be glad if you will add my name to the list of members. The vis inertia of the 'Incorporated' and the Inland Revenue' to be overcome, in forcing either to deal with unqualified persons, I found to be almost past belief during three years' service as secretary to the Plymouth Law Society, since incorporated. I trust the projected society may be more successful than I was."

Mr. W. Merrick (Old Jewry).-"In common with many others I approve the objects of this society; and if you will kindly forward me a

couple of sets of the notices which have been issued, and any other printed matter you may have, I will canvass my friends with the view of getting them to join the society. You must of course be aware it is a difficult matter for solicitors as a body to attend meetings; but I think if a canvass by some of those interested were organised, much good might be done, and perhaps one of the principal objects of meetings accomplished."

Mr. H. L. Turner (Newcastle-upon-Tyne).— "From what I have heard of the society it seems to me to be far more likely than any other to benefit the Profession and look after the interests of of its members, which the Incorporated Law Society does not seem to trouble much about." Mr. R. A. Ward (Maidenhead)." I highly approve of your Legal Practitioners' Society. I am desirous of joining the society, and if you can send me any prospectuses should canvas my professional brethren."

Mr. H. Symonds (Dorchester).-"Please to enrol me as a member of Legal Practitioners' Society. I hope something may be done towards facilitating the change from solicitor to barrister. It is unfair to have to pass a preliminary and read for three years after having been in the legal Profession for some years.'

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Mr. J. Borough (Derby),-" One of the main grievances of my branch of the Profession which I hope to see removed is our exclusion from the Inns of Court. Though not objecting to a certain interval (say two or three terms) between removal from the Rolls and being called to the Bar, I think it unjust and unwise on the part of those venerable societies to refuse us permission to enter as students or members. I feel sure that the removal of this restriction would tend as much to the benefit of the Bar as of ourselves, and would greatly increase the incomes of the Inns. A powerful body, supporters of the present privileges of the Inns, would also be created. I should be very sorry to see the constitution of the Inns of Court altered, or their powers over the Profession interfered with in any way, and I advocate the slight relaxation of the rules which I have mentioned as a truly conservative measure. The revival and extension of the Inns of Chancery might also be taken in hand by your society with advantage to the general body of attorneys and solicitors. I should say that I am strongly opposed to any amalgamation of the two branches of the Profession."

The hon. secretary also read numerous other extracts from the letters of solicitors who had joined the society,

discipline was most lax. He thought that it might be desirable to organise a deputation to the Lord Chancellor to tender to him their desire to support in every way in their power his Bill (Hear), and to bring under his notice the importance of re-organising the Inns of Court on the basis of having a representative body to govern the Bar. There were many grievances which attorneys and solicitors complained in connection with the Inns of Court. These could be mentioned to Lord Selborne. It was all the more necessary that they should tender their support to the Lord Chancellor, because, in the course of his speech, he said that he was afraid that if he introduced his Bill next session it would be made the groundwork of a party attack against the Government, but they could assure him that such would not be the case. The question about the representative body for the government of the Bar would involve their consulting its members upon the subject. A memorial to the Lord Chancellor should be submitted to the Bar, especially to its junior members. Thus, by means of their Bill, their memorial, and their deputation, they would bring the society very prominently under the notice of the Profession and the public, and would acquire both moral and numerical strength. (Loud cheers.) The hon. secretary (Mr. Ford) then read a draft of the proposed rules which he had prepared. Mr. Holroyd Chaplin proposed that the rules be referred to a sub-committee of five, three to form a quorum, comprised of members of the society, and that those rules be presented, with the suggested alterations, at the next meeting, to be fully discussed, which was carried unanimously.

It was then proposed and carried that the following gentlemen should serve on this committee: Messrs. Charley, Jencken, Chaplin, Ford, and Delamar.

Mr. F. A. Rowland moved and Mr. Gresham seconded a motion to the effect that Mr. Charley should be appointed treasurer, which was also carried.

A like resolution was adopted requesting Mr. Charles Ford to continue his duties as hon. secretary.

The chairman then brought forward the subject of the desirability of protecting the public against the money lenders, quacks, and agents of all kinds which were the bane of the Profession.

Mr. Gresham, in speaking to this subject, said it was a matter of common notoriety in the Profession that many men were in the habit of lending their names. The Incorporated Law Society had undertaken to remedy many of the evils complained of, but without much good resulting. It was not, he thought, so much the result of legislative power as the way of checking the practice in some way which would do the most good.

Mr. Lowe said that he came constantly in contact with those persons who assumed the liberty to practise who had not the ability or the right so to do. Personally he had never taken objection to any man who had appeared from a bonâ fide office; but there were men who had been clerks to auctioneers who frequently conducted cases, armed with a letter duly signed by some solicitor, this occurring time after time. He himself could name twenty persons whose certificates were taken out by subscription (laughter), who were either bedridden or what not, whose names were kept upon the Law List simply for the purpose of enabling robbers (if he might use the word), to prey upon the public, and the testimony of various metropolitan magistrates would, he was assured, fully bear him out in his assertion. The thing was perfectly scandalous. As a remedy, he proposed that when a practitioner found a person who was perfectly unknown to him, conducting a case, he would suggest that the magistrate's clerk should inquire into his antecedents, and if they were not satisfactory the magistrate should refuse to hear him.

The Chairman said that this meeting, as they were aware, was an adjourned meeting of the Legal Practitioners' Society. At the last meeting it was decided that this society should be estab lished. They were now met to frame the rules for the society and to start it on its career of usefulness to the Profession, and, he trusted, to the public at large. Draft rules would be placed before them and they would be discussed seriatim. The next point would be to make one or two appointments under those rules. About sixty gentlemen had signified their intention of joining the society; but he thought they would agree that they had not as yet sufficient material from which to select their governing body. Correspondence, however, must be carried on, and receipts given for subscriptions, and it was therefore necessary that an honorary treasurer, &c., and honorary secretary should be appointed. The next point was the consideration of the most suitable subject for legislation next session. It would be remembered that at the last meeting there was a general concurrence of opinion that the subject, which was the most pressing and the most ripe for legislation, was the protection of the legal Profession against the encroachments of unqualified persons. (Hear, hear.) He gathered from the manner in which they received that statement that they would agree in thinking that the time had come when legislation upon that question should be initiated. The next thing would be the appointment of a sub-committee to frame a Bill upon the subject. Since they last met a very important speech had been delivered by the Lord Chancellor to a deputation of the Legal Education Association, in the course of which his Lordship announced that he was prepared to introduce a bill into Parliament to re-organise the Inns of Court. This re-organisation was a subject-mattering of which they could very well take cognizance and tender to the Lord Chancellor their support to the Bill, provided it was a fairland reasonable one and one which the legal Profession had a right to expect from so eminent a man as Lord Selborne. There were several points in connection with the Inns of Court which required legislating upon. It was very important that the Bar should be governed by a representative body. The Benchers were practically the nominees of the Lord Chancellor for the time being. In Paris the advocates were governed by a representative body, and their discipline was most exact; in England the Bar was governed by an irresponsible body, and its

Mr. J. Seymour Salaman said that, being a member of the Incorporated Law Society, he had long seen considerable apathy in many questions affecting the legal Profession, and there was no doubt but that the Incorporated Law Society had failed to do its duty. With regard to the Legal Practitioners' Society many of its objects he fully concurred in, and it would be, he was of opinion, instrumental in doing good to the Profession; and he would give it every support in his power. Mr. Webster thought that the question of dealwith the quacks of the Profession was a very important one. He suggested that an amendment of the Stamp Act would be serviceable, so as to punish them. Auctioneers and accountants to the Court of Chancery being the worst of these quacks. For an infringement of laws of this description, every unqualified person should be sent to prison; and this matter should he thought, have the attention of the society directed to it.

Dr. Tompkins, D.C.L., was of opinion that, in dealing with matters of the description urged by previous speakers, it was necessary to take a broad view of the question. They were on the eve of great changes, and that in regard to the administration of justice the time had come when

the two branches of the Profession were proposed to be amalgamated, and it was necessary to know whether this fusion would be for the public good. The better course, he thought, was to have an appointed committee to inquire into the matter; and if they could get annual committees of the Bar, appointed by the different Inns of Court, and composed of attorneys and solicitors, they might hold a conference wherein the questions with regard to the duties and relations of the two branches of the Profession might be discussed. In the duty they owed to society and to the Profession, he thought that the matter should be taken up.

Mr. Holroyd Chaplin said that they did not know what the feeling in the House of Commons would be regarding their proposed course of action, nor did they know what feeling the press had towards them. He thought that there would be a great outcry about free trade in law, and he would recommend that they should endeavour to enforce the existing acts before legislating


Mr. Jencken, barrister, considered that in the absence of any knowledge on the subject, it was difficult to discuss the question, the principal point being the repression of outsiders. The most important question was to find out how the law stood in relation to this subject, so that they should know properly how they stood.

Mr. J. S. Salaman was fully aware of the enormous number of quacks in the Profession, complaints of them having frequently been made in the LAW TIMES; but, whilst being aware of this, he thought that in a society so young as the present one, it was a little too premature to prepare a Bill to Parliament, having for its object the dealing with these outsiders. With regard to the practitioners in the Court of Bankruptcy, the members of this society should first read the existing law on the subject, and then act accordingly. They were not quite prepared that evening, he thought, to discuss what form the proposed Bill should take, and he would suggest that the matter for the present be deferred. If such a Bill was proved to be absolutely necessary, he did not think it could be placed in better hands than the chairman's. (Applause.)

The Chairman said that there must be something definite done if they wanted to be practical, and they must not be content with only talking Over these matters.

For Judgment.

For Argument.
Moved Michaelmas Term, 1872.

honorary secretary of the Legal Practitioners Society, to say that numerous communications on the subject of the society which he has received Searle v. Laverick from solicitors since the commencement of the present year, he has been obliged to leave unanswered owing to pressure, and the number of LONDON-Ionides v. Pender and another (part heard) such letters, and we are requested to add that the information in most cases asked for can be fully ascertained by a perusal of the above report of the meeting of the society.-ED.]


A MEETING of this society was held at the Law Library, Parliament-street, on Tuesday evening last. Henry Cook, Esq., the president, occupied the chair. J. T. Woodhouse, Esq., solicitor, read a paper on the "Judicature Act 1873," after which a discussion took place on certain parts of the Act, in which J. Cook, Esq., Mr. A. M. Jackson, and the president took part. A vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Woodhouse for his paper, and to the president for presiding, and the meeting adjourned.

SOLICITORS' BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION. THE usual monthly meeting of the board of directors of this association was held on Wednesday last, the 7th inst., at the Law Institution, London. Mr. Park Nelson in the chair; the other directors present being Messrs. Brook, Burton, Hedger, Rickman, Smith, Styan, and Torr: Mr. Eiffe, secretary. A sum of £122 was distributed in grants of assistance to the families of three deceased solicitors; eleven new members were A communication admitted to the association. from the Lord Chancellor was read, stating that his Lordship would be happy to preside at the ensuing anniversary festival of the association in June next; and other general business was transacted.


A MEETING of this society was held at Clement's Inn Hall on Wednesday, the 7th Jan. Mr. S. Chester in the chair. Mr. Castle opened the subject for the evening's debate, viz.: "That the general powers of licensing are not satisfactorily exercised by magistrates." The motion was car ried by a majority of one.


[Hannen, J.-Mr Butt BRISTOL-London and South-Western Bank v. Williams [Mellor, J.-Mr Lopes Moved Hilary Term, 1873. MIDDLESEX-Angel v. Collins [Mellor, J.-Mr M. Chambers LONDON-Parker v. The Imperial Royal Azienda Co. [L. C. J.-Mr Day LONDON-Morrison v. Thompson [L. C. J.-Sir J. Karslake

LONDON-Corry v. Patton [L. C. J.-Mr Matthews
MANCHESTER-Taylor v. Greenhalgh
MANCHESTER-Pendlebury v. Same

[Mellor, J.-Mr Pope [Mellor, J.-Mr Pope

MANCHESTER-Pearson v. Johnson and another

LIVERPOOL-Batcheldor v. Lancashire and Yorkshire

Railway Company

[Mellor, J.-Mr Pope [Lush, J.-Mr Herschell Tried during Term. MIDDLESEX-Smith v. Palmer [Lush, J.-Mr Salter MIDDLESEX-Tuson v. Parkhouse [Lush, J.-Mr Day MIDDLESEX-Scott v. The London General Omnibus Company [Lush, J.-Mr Giffard

Moved Easter Term, 1873.

MIDDLESEX-Burnaby v. Earl [L. C. J.-Mr Garth LONDON-Dean v. Stokes [L. C. J.-Mr D. Seymour MIDDLESEX-Toole v. Young [L. C. J.-Sir J. Karslake LONDON-Lazard v. Javal

LONDON-Die Elbinger v. Armstrong [Mellor, J.-Mr Day

[Lush, J.-Attorney-General LONDON-Kennard v. Payne [Quain, J.-Mr Murphy KENT-Harvey v. Lewis [L.C.J.-Mr Biron [Brett, J.-Mr Serjt. Ballantine NEWCASTLE-Robinson v. River Wear Commissioners

SURREY-Bawden v. English

[Archibald, J.-Mr Herschell DURHAM-North-Eastern Railway Company v. Bowman

[Pollock, B.-Mr Holker DURHAM-Oliver v. North-Eastern Railway Company

[Pollock, B.-Mr Holker
[Archibald, J.-Mr Herschell
[Archibald, J.-Mr C. Russell
[Archibald, J.-Mr R. G. Williams
NOTTINGHAM-Topham v. Bettney
NOTTINGHAM-Clayton v. Stapleford Colliery Company

LIVERPOOL-Siven v. Heineman
LIVERPOOL-Doughty v. Milbourn
LIVERPOOL-Sidley v. Longrigg

[Denman, J.-Yr Field
[Denman, J.-Mr D. Seymour
LINCOLN-Howell v. Copland [Bovill, L.C.J.-M. Field
LEEDS-Hirst v. Roebuck [Bovill, L.C.J.-MrMunisty
LEEDS-Sneesley v. Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
[Bovill, L.C.J.-Mr Field
[Denman, J.-Mr Field
[Denman, J.-Mr Field
[Pigott, B.-Mr H. T. Cole
Tried during Term.

AND APPOINT-LEEDS-Sturdy v. Sanderson [Denman, J.-Mr Field


Mr. Wingfield referred at length to what he called old grievances of the law stationers taking the bread from the mouth of the legal practi-N.B.-Announcements of promotions being in the nature tioner. There was, he considered, quite sufficient law to prevent this if it were put into force.

Mr. F. A. A. Rowland then proposed, and Mr. Webster seconded, a resolution to the effect that a sub-committee be appointed, with the view of considering whether it was necessary to initiate legislation upon the subject of quacks and other banes of the Profession; the sub-committee being Dr. Tompkins, Messrs. Charley Mantell, Rowland, Salaman, Webster, and C. Ford.

of advertisements, are charged 2s. 6d. each, for which postage stamps!should be inclosed.

THE Right Hon. Sir John Duke Coleridge, Knt., Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, has appointed Mr. Robert William Litchfield, of Newcastle, Staffordshire, solicitor, to be a Commissioner for taking acknowledgments of Deeds of Married Women, under the Fines and Recoveries Act, for the county of Yorkshire.

The Right Hon. Sir John Duke Coleridge, Knt., Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, has appointed Mr. Basil Edmund Greenfield, of Guildford, Surrey, to take affidavits in the Court of Common Pleas.

The Chairman, in bringing forward the subject of the representative governing body of the Bar, said that it would be as well to have a memorial prepared, to be signed by the junior members of the Bar. The proposed representative body would be one in whom the Bar had confidence. He was sure that Sir William Harcourt would help them, and he had no doubt but that Lord Selborne would also. The object would be the formation of a body to whom the calling of the Bar would be entrusted, and who would have the SITTINGS AND CAUSE LIST IN AND AFTER general management of the Inns of Court.

Mr. Wingfield moved, Mr. Maloney seconded, and a proposition was carried to this effect.

Mr. C. Ford said it was a most important matter that a deputation should be formed without delay, to wait on the Lord Chancellor. Indeed, he thought that it was of the first importance, and that there could not be any possible evil, but much good likely to arise from this course. Relative to the question of the modification of the present rules, practically preventing solicitors from changing to the other branch, the Lord Chancellor, he said, had written him a letter, from which he gathered that he was favourable to a modification of the consolidated regulations upon the subject, and Sir George Jessel and the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and other eminent men were also interested in the question; and he trusted that the worthy chairman would too, interest himself in it. Mr. Ford said he had received many letters from distinguished members of the Bar on the subject.

It was then arranged that the secretary should be authorised to communicate with the Lord Chancellor relative to the reception of the deputation on the several points which had engaged the attention of the meeting; and that a circular should be sent round to the Profession, setting forth the objects of the society.

A cordial vote of thanks was then passed to Mr. Charley for presiding, which terminated the proceedings.

We are requested by Mr. Charles Ford, the


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[Quain, J.-Mr. C. Russe LIVERPOOL-Jefferson v. Querner

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


Feb. 2 Monday


Jan. 12 Motions and new trials

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16 Special paper

Saturday Monday

17 Crown paper

new trials

Tuesday Wednesday

Thursday Friday Saturday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

LIVERPOOL-Ashcroft v. Crow Orchard Colliery Com

LIVERPOOL-Francis and Company v. Eastwood

MONMOUTH-Pitman v. Williams

[Quain, J.-Mr. Herschell [Brett, J.-Mr. C. Russell [Archibald, J.-Mr Bosanquet [L. C. B.-Mr H. T. Cole [L. C. B.-Mr Collins [L. C. B.-Mr Kingdon [L. C. B.-Mr Lopes [L. C. B.-Mr H. T. Cole [L. C. B.-Mr Prideaux [Martin, B.-Mr J. Brown

DEVON-Mears v. Evans CORNWALL-Tenby v. Rule CORNWALL-Pender v. Hicks

19 Enlarged rules, motions, and BRISTOL-Ayles v. Maidment

20 Special paper

21 Motions, new trials, and Crown paper

22 Motions and new trials

23 Special paper

24 Crown paper

26 Motions and new trials

27 Special paper

28 Mtions and new trials

29 Ditto

30 Ditto

31 Ditto

On these days the Court of Queen's Bench will sit in two divisions, when motions are excluded.

BRISTOL-Same v. Same
BRISTOL-Tasker v. Fielder
HERTFORD-Chapman v. Lapworth

SURREY-Chasemore v. Turner [Martin B.-Mr Garth
SURREY-Kavanagh v. Kerkbam [Martin, B.-Mr Da
SURREY-Mare v. Rony [Martin, B.-Hon. A. Thesiger
SURREY-Pearson v. Lawson. S. & N. Co.

SURREY-Nicholls v. Chambers

[Pigott, B.-Mr Murphy

[Pigott, B.-Mr W. Williams SURREY-Coyte v. Elptrick [Pigott, B.-Mr C. W. Wood LEEDS-Marks v. Hick

[Pollock, B.-Mr D. Seymour Tried during Term. MIDDLESEX-Lane v. Hanbury [Pigott, B.-Mr Prentic

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EXETER Same v. Sandford


Gray v. Megrath

For Argument.
Moved Easter Term, 1873.
LONDON-Anderson v. Morice (part heard)

LONDON-Lyle v. Wormacott

(demurrer to argued with [Brett, J.-Sir J. Karslake [Brett, J.-Mr C. Russell [Brett, J.-Sir J. Karslake [Brett, J.-Mr Garth [Brett, J.-Mr Thesiger LONDON-Austin v. Board of Bethnal Green [Denman, J.-Mr Giffard [Denman, J.-Mr Willis

LONDON-Daniels v. Harris
LONDON-Freeth v. Burr
LONDON-Petrococchino v. Bott

LONDON-Miles v. Lowman LONDON-Dothie v. Daw

[Denman, J.-Mr Serjt. Robinson GLAMORGAN-Horriss v. Thomas [Lush, J.-Mr Giffard Moved Trinity Term, 1873. MIDDLESEX-Benjamin v. Storr [Honyman, J.-Mr Torr MIDDLESEX-Magee v. Lavell Honyman, J.-Mr Cole Moved Michaelmas Term, 1873. MIDDLESEX-Hammond v. Vestry of St. Pancras

[Denman, J.-Mr Griffiths

[Honyman, J.-Mr Barnard [Honyman, J.-Mr M. Moir [Bovill, L. C. J.-Mr C. Russell [Honyman, J.-Mr Willoughby

[Bovill, L. C. J.-The Attorney General MIDDLESEX-WELLER v. London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway [Bovill, L. C. J.-Mr D. Seymour MIDDLESEX-Mansell v. Clements MIDDLESEX-McLachlan v. Brain MIDI LESEX-Kelly v. Patterson LONDON-Gunn v. Roberts LONDON-Applebee v. Percy LONDON-Claridge v. Rumbolt [Honyman, J.-Mr Grantham MANCHESTER-Johnson v. Appleby [Brett, J.-Mr Pope MANCHESTER-Abbott v. Bates [Quain, J.-Mr Herschell NOTTINGHAM-Smith v. Egington [Honyman, J.-Mr D. Seymour LEEDS-Brown v. Hall [Pollock, B.-Mr Price BRISTOL-Green v. Heatley [L. C. B.-Mr H. T. Cole BRISTOL-Tudgay v. Sampson [Mr F. Stephens, Q.C.-Mr H. T. Cole BEDFORD-Millington v. Griffiths [Bramwell, B.-Mr O'Malley NORTHAMPTON-Hancock v. Plant [Bramwell, B.-Mr Merewether CROYDON-Maggs v. Barnes [Pigott, B-Mr Willis CROYDON-Bartlett v. Green [Pigott, B.-Mr Cock

Monday, Jan. 19.-For Argument.

Phillips v. Millar. Special case

Williams and another v. Heales. Special case
Lyle v. Wormacott. Demurrer

(To be Argued with Rule for New Trial.)

Hendricks v. Australian Insurance Company. Special


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* The Court of Exchequer will, when convenient, sit

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To be called on the first day of Term after Motions, and to be proceeded with the next day, if necessary, before Motions.

Lord v. Price

[Mr. Cohen-Mr. Myburgh-Mr. Gully


For Judgment.

Nathanson v. Haarblecher

Rees v. Forbes

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LONDON-Mason v. Colby
WINCHESTER-Jenvey v. Styring

EXETER-Browse v. Badocock
BODMIN-Mill v. Hawker
BRISTOL-Everett v. Wilkins
LEWES-Cook v. Osborne
CROYDON-Cave v. Wateror
CROYDON-Gale v. Livermore

CROYDON-Same v. Same
AYLESBURY-Phipps v. Great

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LEEDS-Ryder v. Jennings. [Pollock, B.-Mr. Compton
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RUTHIN-Williams v. Great Western Railway Company.
[Keating, J.-Mr M. Lloyd
DURHAM-Jackson v. Leeman.
[Quain, J.-Sir J. Karslake
NEWCASTLE-Taylor v. Holland.
CARLISLE-Williamson v. Bain.
[Quain, J.-Mr Herschell
[Quain, J.-Mr Herschell
MANCHESTER-Nield v. London and North Western
Railway Company. [Brett, J.-Mr Herschell
LIVERPOOL-Bain v. Stanford and Levison. [Brett, J.-
Mr. Holker
LIVERPOOL-Same v. Same. [Brett, J.-Mr Herschell
LIVERPOOL-Smalley v. Lancashire and Yorkshire Rail-
way Company. [Brett, J.-Mr Herschell
LIVERPOOL-Radley v. London and North Western
Railway Company. [Brett, J.-Mr Herschell
LIVERPOOL-Bamlet v. Picksley [Quain, J.-Mr Aston
LIVERPOOL-Meck v. Pyman [Quain, J.-Mr Herschell
STAFFORD-Smith v. Bennett

[Denman, J.-Mr Huddleston STAFFORD-Moss v. London and North-Western and Great Western Railway Companies

[Denman, J.-Mr A. S. Hill STAFFORD-Hiort v. Bott [Archibald, J.-Mr Huddleston

Moved after 4th day of Michaelmas Term. MIDDLESEX-Street v. The Society of Licensed Victuallers [Pollock, B.-Mr Torr [Cleasby, B.-Mr Cave MIDDLESEX-Toy v. Langton [Cleasby, B.-Mr Finlay

DERBY-Same v. The Treasurer of Matlock Turnpike Melhado v. P. A. and N. H. and B. Railway Company. MIDDLESEX-Trevitt v. Spick


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CARTER, ROBERT, jeweller, Birmingham. Pet. Dec. 23. Reg. Chauntler. Sur. Jan. 19

DENTZ, JAMES, tobacconist, Hull. Pet. Dec. 29. Reg. Phillips. Sur. Jan. 15

HOCKZEMA, DIRK GROENWOLD, and VAN OMMEREN, JOHANNES. foreign agents, Manchester. Pet. Dec. 30. Dep-Reg. Lister. Sur. Jan. 22

LARGE, JAMES, innkeeper, Spalding Moor. Pet. Dec. 30. Reg. Phillips. Sur. Jan. 16

SADLER, HARVEY HENRY, beerseller, Heybridge. Pet. Dec. 23. Reg. Gepp. Sur. Jan. 12

Gazette, Jan. 6.

To surrender at the Bankrupts' Court, Basinghall-street. THOMPSON, JORN, upholsterer, Edgware-rd, and WALKER, THOMAS. Commercial clerk, Langton-rd, Brixton. Pet. Jan. 1. Reg. Pepys. Sur. Jan. 20

To surrender in the Country. CUSHING, JAMES, builder, Chiswick. Pet. Dec. 31. Reg. Ruston. Sur. Jan. 24

DANIELS, GEORGE SAMUEL, innkeeper, Warwick. Pet. Jan. 2. Reg. Campbell. Sur. Jan. 17

LAWTON, JARVES, grocer, Glossop. Pet. Jan. 3. Reg. Hall. Sur.
Jan. 22

TOZER, JOHN, bootmaker, Totnes. Pet. Jan. 3. Reg. Pearce. Sur.
Jan. 19
WOODRUFF. THOMAS FREDERICK, grocer, Deal. Pet. Dec 31.
Reg. Callaway. Sur. Jan. 23

Gazette, Dec. 30.

OLDHAM, JOHN, grocer, King's Lynn. Dec. 14, 1872

Liquidations by Arrangement.

Gazette, Jan. 2.

ABRAHAM, CHARLES, general dealer, East Stonehouse. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 15, at eleven, at office of Sols. Elworthy, Curtis, and Dawe, Plymouth

ADAMS, WILLIAM JAMES; ADAMS, ALFRED WILLIAM; EDENBOROUGH, FREDERICK, merchants, formerly Benet's-pl, Grace. church-st. Pet. Dec. 31. Jan. 14, at two, at the City Terminus hotel, South-Eastern Railway Station, Cannon st. Sols. Campbell and Beaumont, Cannon-st

ALMOND, CLARK, carpenter, Westow-st, Upper Norwood. Pet. Dec. 31. Jan. 20, at eleven, at the Temperance coffee house, Westow-st, Upper Norwood

BARFIELD, SAMUEL, architectural sculptor, Leicester, and Humberstone. Pet. Dec. 30. Jan. 15, at twelve, at offices of Sol. Harvey, Leicester

BALLS, HAROLD GRIFFIN, currier, Cambridge. Pet. Dec. 31. Jan. 16, at two, at office of Sols. Ellison and Burrows, Cambridge

BARLOW, ROBERT, grocer, Preston, Pet. Dec. 31. Jan. 16, at two, at office of Sol. Taylor, Preston

BEER, HERBERT EDWARD, wine merchant, Deal. Pet. Dec. 30. Jan. 16, at one, at office of Doyle and Edwards, Carey-st, Lincoln's inn. Sol. Delasaux, Canterbury

BELL, EDWARD, bricklayer. March. Pet. Dec. 30. Jan. 21, at twelve, at the County Court house, March. Sol. Dawbarn, jun., March

BIGGS, CHARLES, builder, Charterhouse-la. Pet. Dec. 80. Jan 29, at three, at office of Sol. Heathfield, Lincoln s-inn-fields BOWER, DAVID FARRER, iron manufacturer, Leeds. Pet. Dec. 31. Jan. 15, at twelve, at office of Sol. Pullan, Leeds BROWN, THOMAS, draper, Cheltenham. Jan. 19, at three, at offices of Sol. Wheeler, Cheltenham

BULLEY, WILLIAM THOMAS, carpenter, Great Yarmouth. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 23, at twelve, at office of Blake, accountant, Great Yarmouth Sol. Palmer, Great Yarmouth

CHAWNER, JOHN, hosiery manufacturer, Leicester. Pet. Dec. 31. Jan. 27, at eleven, at office of Sols. Freer, Reevǝ, and Blunt, Leicester

DUNBOBIN, RICHARD, ioiner, Warrington. Pet. Dec 31. Jan. 16, at three, st offices of Davies and Co., Warrington. Sols. Davies and Brook, Warrington

ELLIS, JOHN, bootmaker, Liverpool. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 14, at three, at Gibson and Bolland, accountants, 10, South John-st, Liverpool. Sols. Harvey and A'sop, Liverpool

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EVANS, DAVID MORIER, newspaper proprietor, Serjeant's-inn, Fleet-st, Birchin-la, Finch-la, and South Hackney. Pet. Dec. 30. Jan. 12, at the London tavern. Bishopsgate-st, in lieu of the place originally named

EVANS, EDWIN, victualler, Slough.

Pet. Dec. 30. Jan. 14, at three, at the Crown hotel, Slough. Sol. Froggatt, Argyll-st FAGG, GEORGE QUESTED, bootmaker, Holloway-rd. Pet. Dec. 18. Jan. 12, at two, at office of Sol. Vernede, Craven-st, Strand GOODWIN, EDWARD MORTON, architect, Ferryside. Pet. Dec. 27. Jan. 20, at twelve, at the Guildhall, Carmarthen, Sol. Soames, New-inn, Strand

HADEN, JOHN, lamp manufacturer, Birmingham. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 13, at three, at offices of Sols. Wright and Marshall, Birmingham

HAYDOCK, JOHN, draper. Blackburn. Pet. Dec. 31. Jan. 16, at three, at offices of Sol. Darley, Blackburn

HAYHURST, JOHN, victualler, Colne. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 20, at three, at office of Sols. Southern and Nowell, Burnley HENSMAN, JOHN, machinist, Ampthill. Pet. Dec. 24. Jan. 9, at at four, at office of Sol. Stimson, Bedford

HODGE, ALFRED, draper, Brotton. Pet. Dec. 31. Jan. 19, at two, at office of Gibson, Newcastle. Sol. Pybus, jun., New


HOWARD, DAVID, and BUCKLEY, JAMES HARROP, woollen manufacturers, Saddleworth. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 16, at three, at the George hotel, Huddersfield. Sols. Messrs. Fox, Manchester IVIMEY, EDWARD, tallor, Cornhill, and Newington causeway, and Liverpool-rd, Islington. Pet. Dec. 19. Jan. 15, at two, at the Masons'-hall tavern, Masons'-avenue, Basinghall-st. Sol. Miles JACKSON, JOHN, victualler, Croft. Pet. Dec. 31. Jan. 19, at three, at offices of Davies and Co. Warrington. Sols. Davies and Brook, Warrington

KAY, ROBERT, plumber, High-st, Hampstead. Pet. Dec. 18. Jan. 13, at two, at offices of Sol. Preston, Newgate-st KESTERTON, RICHARD, gun case manufacturer, Birmingham. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 19, at twelve, at office of Sol. Powell, Birmingham

LEATON, HENRY, printer. Leicester. Pet. Dec. 30. Jan. 19, at eleven, at the Lion and Dolphin inn, Leicester. Sol. Petty,


LENNOX, HENRY, plasterer, Nottingham. Pet. Dec. 27. Jan. 16, at twelve, at office of Sol. Belk, Nottingham LETHBRIDGE, SARAH, shoemaker, Crediton. Pet. Dec. 30. Jan. 17, at eleven, at the Ship inn. Crediton. Sol. Floud, Exeter MACKERETH, JAMES, joiner, Kendal. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 15, at half-past eleven, at the Board Room, Market-pl, Kendal. Sol. Thomson, Kendal

MASON, MARTHA, farmer, Waltham Holycross. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 13, at twelve, at offices of Sols. Jessop and Gough, Waltham Abbey

MEAGER, JOSEPH CHARLES, upholsterer, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Pet. Dec. 30. Jan. 15, at two, at office of Sol. Urry, King's-rd, Gray's-inn, London

MORGAN, GEORGE JOSEPH, bootmaker. Chippenham-ter, Harrow-rd, also Chichester-ter, Canterbury.rd, Kilburn. Pet. Dec. 22. Jan. 12, at two, at office of Sol. Marshall, Lincoln's-innfields

OWEN, EDWARD, farmer, Ffriddissa, par. Cerrigydruidion. Pet. Dec. 30. Jan. 15, at twelve, at the Saracen's Head hotel, Cerrigydruidion. Sol. James, Corwen

Pet. Dec. 31. Jan. 16, at twelve, at office of Sols. Sole, Turner, and Turner, Aldermanbury

PAINE, ALFRED, butcher, Essex-rd, Islington.

PEACOCK, JOHN THOMAS, Victualler. Jamaica-rd. Bermondsey. Pet Dec. 30. Jan. 16, at two, at office of Sols. Messrs. Beard, Basinghall-st

PROUDLOVE, ANNIE, hair dresser, Newark. Pet. Dec. 27. Jan. 19, at twelve, at the Ram hotel, Newark. Sol. Belk, Nottingham RANDS, ELIZABETH, widow, dealer in boots, Ventnor. Pet. Dec. 30. Jan. 16. at two, at office of Sol. Urry, Ventuor REW, ROBERT MAY, Regent-st. Pet. Dec. 23. Jan. 13, at eleven, at office of Sols. Davies, Campbell, Reeves, and Hooper, Warwick st, Regent-st

ROBERTS, WILLIAM, farmer, Hendrellysan. Jan. 17, at twelve, at the Cymro inn, Llangwm. Sol. James, Corwen ROYDHOUSE, JOHN, Hull. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 13, at three, at office of Sol. Hearfield, Hull

SABER, LEWIS, out of business, Liverpool. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 16, at three, at offices of Sol. Nordon, Liverpool SAVAGE, SAMUEL, shoemaker, Christchurch. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 14, at three, at office of Miller, Bristol. Sol. Sharp, Christchurch SHIPLEY, WILLIAM SAMUEL, clerk in holy orders, Plungar. Pet. Dec. 30. Jan. 23, at twelve, at the Guildhall tavern, Greshamst. Sol. Thurman, Nottingham

SIMPSON, JOHN FREDERIC, builder, Leicester. Pet. Dec. 29.
Jan. 19, at twelve, at offices of Sol. Owston. Leicester
SLADEN, ELI, bootmaker, Swansea. Pet. Dec. 23. Jan. 12, at two,
at the Stag and Pheasant, Leicester. Sol. Lewis, Swansea
SMITH, JAMES, farmer, Old Weston. Pet. Dec. 24. Jan. 20, at
two, at offices of Sols. Messrs. Richardson, Thrapston
STANSFIELD. ELIZA, grocer, Springfield. Pet. Dec 20. Jan. 5, at
eleven, at office of Sols. Watson and Dickons, Bradford
STRACHAN, THOMAS MAIRE, clerk in holy orders, Bristol. Pet
Dec. 31. Jan. 15, at one, at Messrs. Williams, accountants,
Bristol. Sols. Brittan, Press, and Inskip. Bristol
THOMPSON, WILLIAM OSWELL, clerk in holy orders, Slough. Pet.
Dec. 29. Jan. 15, at twelve, at the Guildhall coffee house, Gres-
ham-st. Sols. Barrett and Dean, Slough

TRIEB, JEAN, commission agent. Noble-st. Pet. Dec. 30. Jan.
29, at one, at office of Sols. Van Sandau and Cumming, King-st,
TURNER, JOHN, farmer, Edwalton.

Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 20, at twelve, at office of Sol. Brittle, Nottingham TURRELL, ALFRED, builder, Whitehead', Chelsea. Pet. Dec. 23. Jan. 9, at three, at office of Graham, accountant, John-st, Bedford-row. Sol. Turner, I awrance-la TYRRELL, JAMES, clothier, Harrow-on-the-Hill. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 16, at two, at offices of Sols. Clapham and Finch, Bishopsgate-st-without

WARR, JOSEPH, retail brewer, Tipton. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 13, at eleven, at office of Sol. Travis, Tipton

WHITE, ISAAC ROBERT, blacksmith. Wroot. Pet. Dec. 16. Jan. 13, at twelve, at office of Sols. Shirley and Atkinson. Doncaster WILKINSON, HENRY, mechanic, Bu: nley. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 17, at eleven, at office of Sol. Baldwin, Burnley WORDINGHAM, JOHN, farmer, Old Bucke ham. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 14, at two, at office of Sols. Winter and Francis, Norwich WORTHINGTON, ALFRED, photographer, Aberystwith. Pet. Dec. 23. Jan. 15, at twelve, at office of Balden, Southampton-bldgs, Chancery-la. Sol. Jones, Aberystwich WOOTTON, WILLIAM, plumber, Shefford. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 14, at twelve, at the Inns of Court hotel, Holborn. Sol. Conquest, Bedford

WRIGHT, JOHN, boot manufacturer, Denmark house, King', Commercial-rd-cast. Pet. Dec. 30. Jan. 19, at two, at office of Sol. Chalk, Moorgate-st

Gazette, Jan. 6. ALLSWORTH, RALPH JOSEPH, grocer, Brompton. Pet. Jan. 2. Jan. 21, at three, at offices of Sol. Basset, Brompton and Rochester ANDERSON, EDWIN, tobacconist, High-st, Islington. Pet. Dec. 22. Jan. 17, at two, at offices of Sol. Steadman, Coleman-st BALLS, HAROLD GRIFFIN, CURTIS, GEORGE. curriers, Cambridge. Pet. Jan. 2. Jan. 20, at three, at offices of Nicholson, London-bridge Railway-approach, Southwark. Sols. Ellison and Burrows, Cambridge BLACKBURN, JOHN, joiner, Barnfield. Pet. Dec. 31. Jan. 20, at eleven, at 30, Fore Bondgate, Bishop Auckland. Sol. Maw, jun. CADMAN, WILLIAM EMMOTT, and CADMAN, WALLACE, print cutters, Lister-mews, Holloway-rd, Pet. Jan. 1. Jan. 16, at twelve, at offices of Sol. Chubb, Bucklersbury CHAMBERLAIN, HUGH GOODMAN, fancy hostery manufacturer, Leicester. Pet. Jan. 1. Jan. 19, at three, at office of Sol. Owston, Leicester

CHEALE, JOHN, builder, Uckfield. Pet. Jan. 2. Jan. 17, at twelve, at the Bear hotel, Cliffe

CHILDS, JONAH, builder, Haberdasher's-st, Hoxton. Pet. Dec. 31. Jan. 17, at eleven, at office of Booth, Lincoln's-inn-fields CLARK, WILLIAM ROBERT, cheesemonger, Westmoreland-rd, Camberwell-rd. Pet. Jan. 2. Jan. 17, at two, at office of Sol. Holmes, Eastcheap

DAVIES, WILLIAM JAMES, furniture dealer, Cardiff. Pet. Jan. 2. Jan. 20, at two, at office of Barnard, Thomas, Clarke, and Co., accountants, Cardiff. Sol. Stephens, Cardiff DAVIES, WILLIAM, late grocer, Swansea. Pet. Jan. 1. Jan. 22, at three, at office of Sol. Morris, Swansea

DIXON, RICHARD, miner, Brandon Colliery. Pet. Jan. 2. Jan. 28, at eleven, at the Station hotel, Durham. Sol. Brignall, jun.,


DU PRE, EDWARD. Clerk in Holy Orders, Northampton. Pet. Dec. 19. Jan. 15, at twelve, at the Wentworth hotel, Peterborough. Sol. Stapleton EALES, ELLEN, dealer in fancy goods, Birmingham. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 16, at twelve, at offices of Slade, accountant, 6, Cherryst, Birmingham. Sol. Kennedy, Birmingham ESSER, AUGUSTUS, importer of fancy goods, Manchester. Pet. Jan. 2. Jan. 21, at two, at office of Sol. Phillips, Manchester FREELING, JAMES EDWARD, gentleman, Bideford. Pet. Jan. 2. Jan. 19, at twelve, at Bath House, Bideford. Sol. Smale GILBERTSON, RICHARD, baker, Liverpool. Pet. Jan. 3. Jan. 21, at three, at office of Sol. Ponton, Liverpool

GIBSON, MARTHA, widow, Bishopston, par Horfield. Pet. Jan. 2. Jan. 21, at twelv, at office of Hancock, Triggs, and Co., public accountants, Bristol. Sol. King, Bristol

GOODWINS, JOSIAH, and GOODWINS. STEPHEN, millers, King's Lynn. Pet. Jan. 2. Jan. 27, at two, at office of Sol. Vernede, Craven-st, Strand

HALL, HENRY JOHN, and DYER, JAMES, drysalters, Monckton Combe. Pet. Jan. 3. Jan, 19, at one, at office of Sol. Wilton, Bath

HERBERT, JOHN EDWARD, machine maker, Bradford. Pet. Jan. 1. Jan. 20, at eleven, at office of Sols. Feel and Gaunt, Bradford HICKS, THOMAS, draper, Bristol. Pet. Jan. 3. Jan. 14, at two, at office of Sol. Beckingham, Bristol HOLSTINS, NILS WILHELM, licensed beer seller, Falmouth. Pet. Jan. 2. Jan. 20, at three, at office of Sols. Genn and Naider, Falmouth

Pet. Jan. 2. Jan. 20,

HUNTER, LEONARD, hotel keeper, Worthing. Pet. Dec. 31. Jan. 22, a two, at offices of Clennell, solicitor, Great James-st, Bedford-row. Sol. Brandreth, Brighton JAMES, JAMES FISON, baker, Ilfracombe. at two, at office of Sol. Thorne, Barnstaple JEAVONS, JOB, out of business, Dudley. Pet. Dec. 30. Jan. 15, at twelve, at offices of Sol. Jaques, Birmingham JEPHCOAT, GEORGE, hosier, Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 2. Jan. 28, at three, at office of Sols. Rowlands, Bagnall, and Rowlands, Birmingham

JONES, HERBERT, bricklayer, Earnley. Pet. Jan. 1. Jan. 19, at three, at offices of Sol. Janman, Chichester

JONES, RICHARD, boot manufacturer, Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 1.
Jan. 20, at eleven, at office of Sol. Duke, Birmingham
JORDAN, FREDERICK POYNER, tailor, Gloucester. Pet. Jan. 3.
Jan. 22, at twelve, at the Bell hotel, Gloucester. Sol. Smith,

LEAKE, THOMAS, upholsterer, Preston. Pet. Jan. 1. Jan. 16, at two, at Messrs. Watson, Auction Rooms, Fishergate-st, Preston. Sols. Cunliffe and Watson, Preston

MARRIOTT, JOSEPH, commercial clerk, Camberwell New-rd. Pet. Jan. 3. Jan. 20, at two, at offices of Sols. Messrs. Lindo, King's Arms-yd, Moorgate-st

MILLARD, JAMES DODDRELL, tailor, Cheltenham. Pet. Jan. 3. Jan. 20, at three, at offices of Sol. Wheeler, Cheltenham MURRAY, JOHN, ironmonger, Manchester. Pet. Jan. 1. Jan. 16, at three, at the Swan inn, Manchester. Sol. Whitlow, Manchester

NORTON, WILLIAM, butcher, Walsall. Pet. Jan. 3. Jan. 19, at eleven, at office of Sol. Stanley, Walsall

OAKES, THOMAS WILLIAM SMITH, merchant, Austin-friars, and Calcutta. Pet. Jan. 3. Jan. 21, at twelve, at office of Harding, Whinney and Co. Old Jewry. Sols. Johnson, Upton, and Budd,


ROSE, JOHN, timber dealer, New Church-rd, Camberwell., and Union rd, Rotherhithe. Pet. Jan. 3. Jan. 19, at three, at office of So. S lvester, Great Dover-st, Southwark ROSE, WILLIAM, cordwainer, Lincoln. Pet. Jan. 1. Jan. 22 st eleven, at offices of Jay, public accountant, Lincoln. Sol. Page, jun., Lincoin

SATTERTHWAITE, SAMUEL, commission agent, Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 2. Jan. 21, at two, at offices of Sols. Maher and Poncia, Birmingham

SHACKLETON, JOHN FARRAR, stone agent, Goole. Pet. Jan. 2. Jan. 23, at three, at office of Sols. Fernandes and Gill, Wakfleld SIMPSON, JOSEPH FREDERICK, manufacturer of patent velvet, Chorlton-upon-Medlock. Pet. Jan. 3. Jan. 21, at three, at office of Sols. Minor, Manchester

SMITHER, CHARLOTTE, grocer, Kew-rd, Richmond, and Chapelst, Waterloo-st, Hammersmith. Pet. Dec. 23. Jan. 15, at three, at the Guildhall Coffee house, Gresham-st. Sols. Chipperfield and Sturt, Trinity-st, Southwark

TAPPENDEN, EDWARD, draper, Torquay. Pet. Jan. 2. Jan. 28, at twelve, at office of Sols. Messrs. Carter, Torquay TOWLE, JOSEPH, greengrocer, Hanley. Pet. Dec. 31. Jan. 15, st quarter past ten, at offices of Sol. Hollinshead, Tunstall TROIT, THOMAS, builder, Yarcombe. Pet. Dec. 24. Jan. 15, at one, at the D-ake's Arms, Yarcombe. Sol. Tweed, Honiton WARD, ESTHER LEONARD, lodginghouse keeper, Scarborough. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 17, at eleven, at office of Sol. Williamson, Scarborough

WILLIAMS, HENRY BULTIEL, upholsterer, Leamington. Pet. Dec. 29. Jan. 19, at three, at office of Cooper, Craig, and Co., public accountants, Cheapside. Sols. Ashurst, Morris, and Co, Old Jewry



The Official Assignees, &c., are given, to whom apply for the Dividends.

D'Alterac, J. M. third, 138. 8d. on old proofa, and first, second, and third of 20s. At office of O.A. Paget, Basinghall-st.- Fairhill, E. J. farmer, first, 6s. sd. At office of O.A. Paget, Basinghall-st Dykins, G. plumber, second and final. 4d. At Trust. H. Bolland, 10, South John-st, Liverpool.-Heseltine, J. jun., grocer, 28. 3d. At Trust. W. Butcher, 73, Princess-st, Manchester Holden, E. wool merchant, second, 28. At Trust. J. Routh, Royal Insurancebidgs, Park-row,, Leeds

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BADDELEY.-On the 5th inst., at 28, Widmore-road, Bromley,
Kent, the wife of F. P. Baddeley, solicitor, of a daughter.
BULLEN. On the 27th ult., at 2, Belsize-road, South Bampstead
the wife of E. U. Bullen, Esq., barrister-at-law, of a daughter.
ARMSTRONG.-On the 29th ult., at 7, Upper Wimpole-st, aged 77,
Benjamin John Armstrong, Esq., J. P. for the county of Middle-
sex and for Westminster, and Deputy-Lieutenant.

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