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Seizure by execution creditor-Power of court over sheriff-Fraudulent conveyance. THIS was the second application, and was for an order directing the sheriff to pay over to the trustees of Holland a sum of £132, which he had received under an execution issued at the instance of Storks, of Birmingham.

Hextall said the facts were very simple and undisputed, but great importance attached to the dates. A writ was issued by Storks on the 21st of last October, to recover £205 168. 1d. Judg. ment was signed by default on Nov. 13: a fi. fa. was issued, and the sheriff's bailiff levied on the 14th. On the 18th the debtor paid the bailiff £100, and on the 21st a further sum of £32. On the 24th he filed a petition for the liquidation of his affairs; Mr. Harrison, the accountant, was appointed receiver, and the bailiff went out of possession. The meeting of creditors was held at Mr. Leech's office on the 20th Dec., when Mr. Samuel Evans, of Derby, and Mr. Winn, of Birmingham, were appointed the trustees, and Mr. Harrison the accountant to the estate. On the 23rd Dec. an interpleader summons was issued, at the instance of the sheriff, in the Court of Exchequer; but the hearing had been adjourned until the 21st of this month, so that meantime his Honour might have an opportunity of hearing and deciding upon the case. Heat all quoted authorities to prove that the provisions of the Court of Bank. ruptcy enable it to do complete justice in all cases arising before it, and contended that when interpleader proceedings are necessary they should be taken in the courts within whose jurisdiction they arise. Upon the question whether the £132 belonged to the execution creditor or to the trustees, he referred to the case of Woodhouse v. Murray (16 L. T. Rep. N.S.); of Pearson v. Mortimer (28 L. T. Rep. N. S.), and to the more recent case of Brooker v. Hassall (29 L. T. Rep. N. S.). He also contended that it was an Act of Bankruptcy which came within sect. 6, sub-sect. 2; and further, that the whole circumstances were equivalent in point of law as if a seizure and sale had actually taken place, which under the 87th section of the Act-the petition having been filed within fourteen days-would cause the property to revert to the debtor's trustees. He also held that it was a fraudulent conveyance and preference, under 92nd section.

Briggs, who appeared for the sheriff, said it did not matter to him who received the money, but he was in this fix-both parties claimed it, and if it was paid to the trustees the execution creditor had threatened to sue for the amount. The sheriff was therefore bound, in order to protect himself, to issue the interpleader summons, and he (Briggs) very much doubted whether this court had the power to restrain him.

His HONOUR said it was ridiculous to suppose the court could restrain the execution creditor and not be able to restrain the sheriff, who was merely his agent. He should not trouble Mr. Hextall to reply, but he should hold beyond question that the court was armed with plenary powers, and could restrain not only the sheriff, but the Court of Exchequer, from proceeding Briggs then asked the court to restrain the execution creditor from proceeding against the sheriff, who had received intimation that an action would be brought against him.


Hextall objected that this was not before the court. It was quite possible that an action might lie against the sheriff for neglecting to sell within a reasonable period, and then the court neither could nor would protect him; but for anything

done in obedience to the order of the court he would no doubt be amply protected.

After a long discussion,

His HONOUR said that the greater do not always like to be restrained by the lesser; and although it was competent for him to restrain Baron Bramwell from proceeding further, he thought, with all the facts before him, that as the proceedings had been commenced in the Court of Exchequer, and the execution creditor had intimated that he should not be satisfied with the judgment of this court, the least expensive and most satisfactory course for him to adopt would be to leave the case to be decided by Baron Bramwell.


Monday, Jan. 26.

THE RETIREMENT OF BARON MARTIN. THE Court was occupied with cases in the special paper, and in the afternoon the Attorney General came into court, as the head of the English Bar, to say a few words of farewell to Sir Samuel Martin on his retirement from his judicial position. The court was densely crowded, there being present many of the more eminent of the Queen's

Counsel, and a great assemblage of barristers and ladies.

Sir Samuel came into court supported by the Lord Chief Justice of England, the Lord Chief Baron, Baron Pigott, Mr. Justice Mellor, Mr. Justice Lush, and Baron Cleasby.

When the Attorney-General rose the whole assembage did the like, and remained standing during the delivery of his speech and Sir Samuel's reply.

The Attorney-General said :-My Lords,-I have to ask your permission to address a few words to Mr. Baron Martin. Baron Martin, my brethren of the Bar have gathered here to-day; they have come, not because a Baron of this court is about to quit it-not because the senior member of the Judicial Bench is about to leave it-they are here to bear testimony to a public life of great value and virtue, and to show their estimation of much personal worth. A quarter of a century has passed and gone since you first sat upon the Bench. Those who were your associates at the Bar have for the most part passed away. Some there are who still remain. They are here to day mingling with the junior of this Term's creation, and from one and all, from all within that range, comes the concurrent testimony I now place before you. My Lord, they have recognised in you a Judge who has so read and administered the law that justice has ever been done. They have seen you guided by a single-minded purpose, which caused you, careless alike of who was suitor or who was advocate, ever to be led to a right determination. Whether we have guided or reflected public opinion, our profession and the publie have united with us in a sure and certain confidence that no object or end was yours but to administer true and substantial justice. My Lord, it would be false flattery to say that you were a judge without faults; but when we saw them we ever traced them to the cause that you were too prone to lead mercy to that seat on which justice alone should be seen, and thus knowing as we did the goodness of your heart, believe me, my Lord, that with us, if ever error there has been in our bearing towards you, it was because in the appreciation of the man we almost forgot our consideration for the judge. Years, my Lord, have brought the time of retirement to you. We are told that time has come upon you with regret, and that with memory and mind still unimpaired you would seek to linger in public life. Believe me, my Lord, that we fully share that regret with you. The choice has been your own, and we can do no more than follow you into that retirement with earnest hopes and wishes. My Lord, these are our words of farewell to you. We earnestly trust that in that retirement you will be sustained by being able to reflect upon a long life of public service and of private good, and may you also have secured to you that happiness which good men earn, and and now, my Lord, farewell. which we pray, my Lord, may be given to you,

Baron MARTIN said in reply, with a voice tremulous with emotion, Mr. Attorney-General, I should be more or less than a man if I did not feel most deeply grateful for the very great honour forty years publicly engaged in the practice and you have done me. I have been for upwards of administration of the law, and open to the observation of all. The remembrance that the Bar of England should have done me the honour upon my retirement-a retirement which has been forced upon me by a visitation of Providence last hour of my life a source of pride and gratifi which you have just done me, will remain to the cation to me, and should be a source of pride and remote posterity, for it is an honour which the gratification to my descendants to the most wealth of the world could not purchase. His Lordship here was perfectly overcome by emotion] piness, and bid you farewell. And I have only to wish you all success and hap

His learned brothers on the bench took a kind and affectionate farewell of him, and Sir Samuel Martin retired, but many years must pass away before his name will cease to be spoken and remembered in Westminster Hall.

been a magistrate at the Woolwich and GreenPOLICE MAGISTRATES.-Mr. Maude, who has wich police court for twelve years past, has sent in his resignation of the office.

MR. AUBIN, senior judge of the Royal Court in Jersey, died on Wednesday morning, at the age of 78. The death of Judge Raines, of the Malton County Court, is also announced, having occurred with some degree of suddenness at Hull.

THE SPRING CIRCUITS OF THE JUDGES.-The Norfolk circuit (Mr. Justice Blackburn and Mr. Justice Brett) was fixed on Thursday morning as follows, viz.: Oakham, Monday, March 2; Lincoln, Tuesday, March 3; Northampton, Saturday, March 7; Aylesbury, Thursday, March 12: Bed. ford, Monday, March 16; Huntingdon, Thursday, March 19; Cambridge, Saturday, March 21; Norwich, Thursday, March 26; and Ipswich, Wednesday, April 1.

RITUALISM.-The Chancellor of the Diocese of York, in the case of Roughton v. Parnell, has commenced legal proceedings against the vicar of St. Margaret's, Prince's-road, Liverpool.

TAXATION OF COSTS.-A" Firm of Solicitors" complain to the Times that they are to wait for nearly two months to tax a bill of costs in Chancery. They suggest that to abate this detriment more taxing masters should be appointed.

THE SWINEY PRIZE.-The Society of Arts have awarded this prize, a silver goblet, valued at £100, and containing gold coins to the same amount, to Sir Robert J. Phillimore, D.C.R., Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, for his work, entitled, "Commentaries on International Law."

CHURCH LAW.-In the case of Blake v. The Thurchwardens of Wetherall, which raises the question of the legality of "Christmas decora tions" in churches, the Chancellor has ordered the libel to be filed forthwith in the Consistory Court of Carlisle.

THE NEW JUDGE.-In the Court of Exchequer on Tuesday, Baron Amphlett, the new judge, took his seat. He was accompanied by the Lord Chief Baron and Barons Pigott and Cleasby. There was no form or ceremony observed on the occasion. The court sat in banco.


THE STAMP ACT.-A" 'Conveyancer" in the Times complains that the stamp laws generally require to be simplified and amended, and that a decided case on the stamp laws means usually a case in which an honest transaction is invalidated, or at least impugned, on the ground of non-compliance with a fiscal regulation."

DEBTOR AND CREDITOR.-The Judge of the Westminster County Court has declined to commit the Earl of Winchilsea, although an unsatisfied judgment affects his lordship personally. It was contended for the judgment creditor that the Bankruptcy Act has abolished the privilege of peerage, and the Debtors Act that of debtors.

IT is announced in the Gazette that the Queen has been pleased to appoint Mr. Julian Pauncefote to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Leeward Islands; Mr. John Rawlins Semper to be first Puisne Judge; and Mr. Sholto Thomas Pemberton to be second Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of the Leeward Islands.

MAKING A JUDGE.-The short and simple ceremonial usually gone through when a member of the bar is called up to join his brethren on the bench, was viewed with some interest on Saturday, when the new judge-elect took his seat as Junior Baron of the Exchequer. If the Judicature Act comes into operation in November, this may be the last instance of a judge being first received amongst the brotherhood of the coif. The old rank "antient and honourable in degree, with form, splendour, and profits attending it," as Blackstone describes it, will no longer be amongst the formal qualifications for the Bench. The Lord Chancellor could not retain it amongst those "concessions to prejudice," by which he permitted certain of the members of her Majesty's High Court of Justice to preserve the old distinctions of Queen's Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer. And yet the degree of serjeant-atlaw had many points to recommend it. It distinctly partook of that mediavalism which throws a sombre colour over the early proceedings in the King's Chancery. In the famous statute of 3 Edw. 1, c. 29, we meet probably the first official mention of the serjeants, although in the life of John II., Abbot of St. Alban's, written by Matthew Paris, in 1255, they are spoken of as an order of men well known in the country. The same writer in a history of England, published a few years later, gives us the explanation of the at-law, by name William de Busoy, had acquired use and origin of the coif. A celebrated serjeantsuch a notoriety for extortion and malpractices that he was brought up to account for them. He thereupon claimed his benefit of clergy, to which body it had not been known that he belonged. In order to substantiate his claim, he directed that the threads of his coif should be opened, so that his judges might see whether he possessed the clerical tonsure. Spelman, on the authority of this passage, lays down that coifs were introduced to hide the tonsure of such renegade clerks as were still tempted to remain in the secular courts in the quality of advocates, notwithstanding their prohibition by canon. Even in our days much of the pomp and state connected with the creation of serjeants has passed away, and has declined into the observance of a few forms that might well have remained. The Bar will remember the circumstances of the present Lord Chief Justice of England's creation, and contrast them with the extreme simplicity of the ceremony in conforming to which Lord Coleridge dined in the hall of his old inn, and left for the last time as a bencher, while the bell tolled mournfully for his exclusion. But even that much formality will become a mere matter of tradition, and the future editor of the "Pickwick Papers" will have to explain by a foot note how it is that Mr. Justice Stareleigh addressed the plaintiff's counsel as Brother Buzfuz.-Globe.


MIDDLESEX MAGISTRATES. Messrs. Philip Hardwick and H. D. Phillips were sworn in as Justices of the Peace on the 20th inst. THE EUROPEAN ASSURANCE ARBITRATION.-legal Lord Romilly has appointed Monday, the 2nd Feb., for the commencement of a sitting in this arbitration.

THE honour of knignthood has been conferred on Mr. Julian Pauncefote, Chief Justice of the Leeward Islands, and late Attorney-General of Hong Kong.

THE Telegraph states that Sir Samuel Martin will be raised to the dignity of a Privy Councillor.

SIR JAMES COLVILE, the Senior Judge of the Judicial Committee, is suffering from an attack of measles.

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MR. HAWKINS'S SPEECH.-The conclusion of Mr. Hawkins' great speech was. we read, greeted with a burst of applause," which was immediately suppressed, the Lord Chief Justice remarking that there was nothing so offensive to the administration of justice as such demonstrations in a court of law." This is, of course, true, and however brilliant an advocate's speech, it ought always to be received in silence. But possibly part of the applause may not have been one-sided in its nature, but may have sprung from a feeling of joy that the last speech in this long case had at length been made. In saying this we do not in the least desire to diminish the glory with which Mr. Hawkins has covered himself. Whatever may be a man's feelings in regard to the issue before the jury, he must admit Mr. Hawkins' speech to be one of the greatest forensic efforts upon record. Everybody who had ever listened to Mr. Hawkins knew that his speech would be lucid and humorous, whereever humour could be made to tell; but we think few can have expected that there would have been so much genuine eloquence. In his previous speeches Mr. Hawkins has made little attempt to work upon the feelings. He has always been witty, but very seldom solemn or impassioned. He has now shown that in this department of oratory he is almost as distinguished as in that which has been considered pre-eminently his own, and his speech which ended yesterday will be admired, in addition to its other merits, for the many passages of simple, manly, impressive eloquence, disfigured by no false clap-trap or barbaric ornamentation.-Echo, Jan. 29.

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ATTORNEYS AND SOLICITORS.-The examination of attorneys was ordered by Parliament (4 Hen. 4, c. 18), and in the reigns of Queen Elizabeth and King James I. attempts were made to increase their legal knowledge. During the Commonwealth, A.D. 1654, examiners were appointed by rule of court, and the statutes (2 Geo. 2, c. 22, and 22 Geo. 2, c. 46), were designed to improve the education of attorneys and solicitors. But Lord Ellenborough, when Chief Justice, complained that the statute 4 Geo. 2, c. 26, by making it necessary to render legal proceedings in the

English language, had caused attorneys to recede in knowledge; and in 1825 the late Mr. Robert Maugham lamented "that students and junior practitioners had neither opportunity nor incitement to extend their knowledge and to cultivate their talents." A few years later, the Incorporated Law Society's periodical examination of articled clerks inaugurated a new era as to solicitors and attorneys. More recently, this ordeal has been made more comprehensive and stricter than it was, consequently it is now more salutary and useful. Since the year 1785, to increase the respectability of attorneys and solicitors, and the public revenue during the war, annual stamped certificates have been required to enable them to practise legally. By rule of court 8 Geo. 3 their places of residence were ordered to be published. The ancient practice relative to their membership of some inn of court, has been obsolete for many years. The original certificate duty (see 25 Geo. 3, c. 80, and 37 Geo. 3, c. 90) was £5 for a London attorney, and £3 for a provincial attorney. By 55 Geo. 3, c. 184, these sums were increased to £12 and £8 respectively, as to practitioners of three years' standing, until which period £6 and £4 were paid respectively. A similar law prevailed with reference to Irish and Scotch attorneys. In 1854 the stamp on the indenture of clerkship, fixed by this statute at £120, was reduced to £80, as to English, Welsh and Irish attorneys, and to £60 as to those in Scotland. The annual certificate was reduced to £9, £4 10s., £6, and £3 respectively (see 16 & 17 Vict. c. 63). The £25 stamp on their admission, imposed by 55 Geo. 3, c. 184, in the year 1815, was retained, and by 23 & 24 Vict. c. 127, s. 19, the place of business has been substituted for that of residence of the attorney. The duties are now charged by the 33 & 34 Vict. c. 97. Mr. Tilsley, in his work upon the Stamp Duties, refers to 5 Will. & M. c. 21; 9 Will. 3, c. 25; 12 Anne, stat. 2, c. 9; 2 Geo. 2, c. 46; 23 Geo. 2, c. 26; 23 Geo. 3, c. 58; 44 Geo. 3, c. 98; 16 & 17 Vict. c. 63-all repealed by 6 & 7 Vict. c. 73-and 33 & 34 Vict. c. 99, as statutes affecting attorneys and solicitors; containing also regulations as to their admission. By 34 Geo. 3, c. 14, the duty on the articles of clerkship was fixed at £100, this indenture having been required by 2 Geo. 2, c. 23, and 30 Geo. 2, c. 19. The annual certificate duty should be abolished, as was suggested by me (LAW TIMES, No. 1413), or regulated according to profits, and all solicitors should be charged accordingly. The stamps on admission and on the articles, seem to be more fair, and less liable to objection. I have paid, at least, £250 as an articled clerk and solicitor, in stamps, since my signature of articles in 1838, and yet I am not entitled to have my name inserted in the Law List without making an annual payment, irrespective of profits! The question deserves the notice of all law societies, and of the Government. CHR. COOKE.



REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. IN rendering an account of their stewardship for the past year, your committee consider that a correct estimate of their actions cannot be arrived at without taking a retrospective view of the social position of the law clerk prior to the formal inauguration of this association two years ago. At that time the law clerks had no organisation to carry out any of the views they entertained; no means of placing their wants and the nume rous questions affecting them before the public; no way of obtaining, by the irresistible force of public opinion, that recognition which their position and services deserved; no way of making a demand for any concession or any advantage with the smallest effect. This state of things is gradually being removed by the action of your association. The law clerks have now an associa tion which is daily increasing in strength and influence. Your committee, however, have to repeat the regret mentioned in the report issued by their predecessors, of the apathy still mani. fested by many of their order. Instead of sup. porting a society like yours, they are scattered about amongst the various bodies in the city. They are Foresters, Odd Fellows, Members of Debating, literary, and musical associationsmembers of every kind of society but one having for its object the advancement of their own order. There is no reason why all the advan. tages to be obtained from such societies should not be available within or in connection with your association.

Your committee are glad to state that during the year the association has been joined by a number of the leading law clerks in the city; and from the feeling that is now pervading the minds of many who have not formally joined it, your committee are confident that before the close of another year no law clerk of any standing will be found outside its ranks. The spread of the movement throughout the provinces is naturally slow, owing to the distances which separate law clerks from each other; but, never. theless, some of the most regular of the paying members to the association belong to the provinces.

Your committee have, however, to complain of the want of interest manifested in the affairs of the association by many of its best paying members. It is not enough to become mere subscribers. Members should supervise the acts of the committee, and from time to time give directions for the management of the association. Your committee would also desire to impress upon the members the necessity of making punctual payments of their subscriptions. The amount is so small that there really is no excuse for irregularity.

Your association, while protecting the rights of its members, also aims at elevating their social and educational position; and taking into account the means afforded with that view, and the fact that the association was not fully formed until January 1872, your committee think that the success attendant upon such efforts is highly gratifying. The annexed balance sheet will show that the financial position of the association is most prosperous.

LEGAL EDUCATION-GRAY'S INN-CALLS TO THE BAR.-I do not find your usual report of the Calls to the Bar during the present Hilary Term. This society on Monday last called four members to the Bar. In the sixteen previous terms the society called only thirteen members. The income of the society during the same period was £33,372 188. 8d (thirty-three thousand three hundred and seventy-two pounds eighteen shillings and eight pence). Attorneys and solicitors are It being the unanimous opinion of the com. now arbitrarily excluded from being members.mittee that some effectual check should be put Your insertion of this will greatly oblige



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.


59. TRUSTS-EXECUTION BY DEVISEE.-In the note to Lord Braybroke v. Inskip, in Tudor's Leading Real Property Cases (3rd edit., p. 893), it is stated that "where property is vested in trustees upon trusts to be executed by them, or the survivor of them, or the heirs of the survivor, the trusts cannot be executed by the devisee of the survivor," and several cases in point are cited. But would not a devise by the surviving trustee be equivalent to an appointment of the devisee as trustee, and consequently effectual as such, under 23 & 24 Vict. c. 145, sect. 272 ?


kindly inform me whether it is the duty of the Regis 60. COUNTY COURT-LISTS.-Will any of your readers trar of the County Court to cause a list of all summonses to appear which shall have been served to be stuck up in his office eight days, or how many days, before the holding of the court? And refer me to the Act on Practice or Order in Council bearing thereon. I perceive by the 3rd edition of Archbold's County Court Practice, published 1848, he is required to do so eight days.


upon the dangerous facility with which persons totally disqualified by utter want of training, character, or knowledge, can now assume the name of law clerk, a proposition was brought forward at one of the general meetings of the association, recommending that the system of registering law clerks-already existing in the Landed Estates' Court-should be extended to all the courts. The question was very fully dis. cussed at a numerously attended meeting, and was affirmed by an overwhelming majority. Your committee earnestly recommend this sub. ject to the consideration of their successors and the association at large, as they are of opinion until some such system of registration shall be adopted, the respectable and properly qualified law clerk will never obtain that due recognition of his position and services which it is one of the fundamental objects of the association to secure for him. It is suggested that a general roll of law clerks should be prepared under the sanction of the proper authorities, upon which none but qualified law clerks should be placed, and from which clerks who bring discredit upon their order should be struck off and prevented from trans. state there is nothing to prevent persons desti. acting business. In our present unprotected tute alike of character and competency from as. suming the name of "law clerk," and thus lowering the status of the properly qualified

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Act, under which law clerks are liable to serve on juries, was prominently brought under the notice of your committee. It happened that a member of the association was actually summoned to attend on a jury in an action in which he had prepared the case for proofs, the pleadings, and served the notice of trial. The Parliamentary Committee appointed to inquire into the working of the Act was communicated with by the secretary, with a view of having law clerks exempted from its operation, and replies promising attention to the subject were received from the Marquis of Hartington, chairman of the committee, Lord Crichton, and Colonel Wilson Patten, late chief Secretary for Ireland. The letters received during this correspondence assured the committee that in future legislation law clerks would be exempted from this unsuitable duty.

A well-supported movement to form a Provident and Benevolent Institute in connection with the present association, but distinct as far as management and finance were concerned, was made at an advanced period of the year, and an undertaking to aid in the formation of such an institute has been signed by about forty of the most influential members of the association. Your committee urgently recommend that this movement be encouraged by the association. Every properly organized body should have in connection with it a means of assisting its members when out of employment by sickness or otherwise, and of relieving the orphans and widows of members when their bread-winners have been removed by

the hand of death.

The question of the Saturday half-holiday is still in an unsettled state. During the vacation your committee are happy to say the half-holiday was granted by the solicitors who signed the undertaking in 1872. Its enjoyment, however, during the entire year cannot be had until the offices of the courts shall be closed at an early hour on Saturday. A memorial to the judges, praying for this, was forwarded to them by your committee in Easter Term, and your secretary has since been in correspondence with a number of the individual members of the Irish Bench on

the subject. No formal reply has as yet been
received to the memorial, but the Lord Chancellor,
as head of the legal authorities in this country,
has caused inquries to be instituted in the offices
of the different courts as to the effect which early
closing would have on the business; and your
committee have ascertained, from authentic
sources, that the chiefs of some of the most im-
portant departments have reported that the early
closing on Saturdays would be beneficial.
official replies to the memorial, expressing
sympathy with the movement, have been received
from the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice
of Ireland, Mr. Justice Keogh, Mr. Justice Law.
son, Barons Deasy and Dowse, Judge Harrison,
Judge Flanagan, and Judge Townsend.
committee recommend their successors to strain
every nerve to bring this important question to a
successful issue.



The registrar of situations reports that he has received numerous applications from solicitors seeking for clerks from amongst your body, but as few of the members were out of employment, only a small body number of the vacancies were filled. This is a striking evidence of the growing importance of your association, and shows that the careful selection of members, and the educational advantages afforded by the association, is gradually convincing the Profession that the best employés are to be found within the association.

WORCESTER LAW SOCIETY. THE general annual meeting of the Worcester and Worcestershire Law Society was held in the library on Thursday, the 22nd January 1874. Present, Mr. R. P. Hill, president; Messrs. Bentley, Hyde, Hughes, Corbett, Crisp, Abell; Allen, hon. sec. The accounts having been audited, showed a balance of £75 8s. 3d. in favour of the society. The report of the committee showed that two members, Mr. Hyla Holden and Mr. Knipe, had resigned upon their retirement from the Profession. Three new membersnamely, Messrs. Henry Corbett and John Thomp. son, of Worcester, and Mr. George Coventry, of Upton-on-Severn, had been elected members. The total number of present members and subscribers being seventy-six as against seventy-four in the preceding year.

The number of books taken out of the library up to the 31st December last, exclusive of periodicals, was 1084, being a decrease of 108 upon those taken out in 1872.

The report set out at some length the action of the society in reference to the Land Transfer Bill, the Supreme Court of Judicature Bill, and other legal measures of the past session.

A memorial to the Lord Chancellor, praying that the city of Worcester might be made one of the registries under the provisions of the Judicature Act, was read and adopted, and sent to Baron Amphlett for presentation.

A vote of congratulation to Baron Amphlett
on his recent judicial appointment, was passed.
Mr. Martin Curtler was elected president, Mr.
Samuel M. Beale vice-president, and Mr. William
Allen re-elected hon. secretary and treasurer, who,
with Messrs. Bentley, Southall, Hyde, Hughes,
and Corbett, form the committee for the

A MEETING of this society was held at Clement's
Inn Hall, on Wednesday, the 28th Jan., Mr. I.
Rubenstein in the chair. Mr. Baber opened the
subject for the evening's debate, viz.: "That it is
desirable to assimilate the county with the borough
franchise, and to have a re-distribution of seats."
The motion was lost by a majority of one.


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exciting contest, he was defeated by a very small majority. In recognition of Mr. Haly's services in the Liberal cause, the inhabitants of the town subsequently raised a large sum of money by subsoription to present him with a testimonial, which took the form of a handsome silver epergne, bearpresenting a suitable inscription, together with the arms of the borough. In 1856, and again in 1859, Mr. Haly was a candidate for the representation of his native town, Poole, but was defeated on each occasion. It should be mentioned that Mr. Haly was the head of a very ancient and loyal Irish family, branches of which were settled for many generations at Towryne, co. Limerick, and at Bally-Haly, co. Cork. Sir Nicholas Haly of Tremaine, an attached adherent of Charles I., was, for important services rendered to the royal cause, created a baronet and subsequently raised to the peerage by that unfortunate monarch. The letters of the king, dated Newcastle 1647, conferring these dignities, are extant, but the troubles of the times prevented the completion of the patents, and Cromwell, on the capitulation of Limerick, confiscated the property in that county. family remained settled at Bally-Haly, co. Cork, until the close of the last century, when Mr. Haly's grandfather, on his marriage with Miss Bowker, of Lightbourn Hall, Lancashire, took up his residence in England. The Earl of Donoughmore is a branch of this family, which, according to Lavoisne and other genealogists, trace back to a remote period in Irish history, having been established in that country long before Strongbow's invasion. Mr. Haly's remains were interred at the cemetery, near Poole, Dorset, on Saturday, the 17th inst. The funeral, by express desire, was strictly private, but it was attended by several devoted friends.

NOTE. This department of the Law TIMES, is contributed
by EDWARD WALFORD, M.A., and late scholar of Balliol
Historical Society of Great Britain; and, as it is desired
to make it as perfect a record as possible, the families and
friends of deceased members of the Profession will oblige
by forwarding to the LAW TIMES Office any dates and
materials required for a biographical notice.

College, Oxford, and Fellow of the Genealogical and

THE late Joseph Bamforth, Esq., solicitor, and
alderman of Rotherham, who died on the 18th
inst., at his residence, Southbourne House, in that
town, in the sixty-third year of his age, was born
in 1810, and admitted a solicitor in Easter Term,
1836, and had been in practice at Rotherham for a
period of nearly forty years. For some fifteen or
sixteen years he was a most useful and energetic
member and a regular attendant at the meetings
of the old Local Board of Health of Rotherham,
and took a very prominent part in the advocacy
of the purchase of the Rotherham Gas Works,
mittee in London to assist in the consummation
and was present before the Parliamentary Com.
of the objects the local board had in view.
the incorporation of Rotherham as a municipal
borough in 1871, Mr. Bamforth was one of the
gentlemen elected a councillor to represent the
West Ward in the council, and at its first meet-
ing, when the mayor and aldermen were to be
manic bench. That position, says the Sheffield
elected, he was chosen as one to sit on the alder
Daily Telegraph, he faithfully held, and he was
present at the last general meeting of the council,
which was held on the 7th of the present month.
Mr. Bamforth took great interest in the welfare
of the town of Rotherham, and was a strong sup-
porter of friendly societies, to more than one of
which he had acted as secretary for many years.
The deceased gentleman has left a family of six
children to lament his loss.



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THE Lord Chancellor has appointed Mr. Robert
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Commissioner for Administering Oaths in Chan-
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folk-street, Strand, London, and Blackheath, has
MR. CHARLES FORD, of 1, Howard-street, Nor-
been appointed by the Judge of the High Court of
Admiralty an Examiner of that Court.

Professional Partnerships Dissolbed.

Gazette, Jan. 13.
solicitors, Essex-st, Strand. Dec. 31
SANDYS and KNOTT, attorneys and solicitors, Gray's-inn-sq.
Jan. 10. (William Sandys and James Pullen Knott)
Gazette, Jan. 16.

BOLTON, WATERHOUSE, and BOLTON, attorneys and solicitors,
Wolverhampton and Bilston. Nov. 14. (Thomas Waterhouse
and Thomas Francis Bolton)
DUNCAN, HILL, and PARKINSON, attorneys and solicitors, Liver-
pool. Dec. 31. (Henry C. Duncan, John Parkinson, and J. E
Gray Hill)


Gazette, Jan. 23.

THE late Henry Lingen, Esq., barrister-at-law, of
Penlanole, Radnorshire, who died on the 22nd inst.,
at his residence, near Rhayader, in the seventy.
second year of his age, was the second son of the
late William Lingen, Esq., formerly of Burghill
Lodge, Herefordshire, by Anne, daughter of John
Barrett, Esq., of Hollins Hill, Worcestershire.
He was born in the year 1803, and was called to
the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Middle
Temple, in Michaelmas Term 1838. He was a
magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for Radnor
shire, for which county he served the office of
high sheriff in 1339. Mr. Lingen married in 1837
Priscilla, daughter of Joseph Jones, Esq., of HEDGES, FREDERICK, butcher, Gosport. Pet. Jan. 16. Reg.
Aberystwith, Cardiganshire, by whom he has left
surviving issue Charles Nelson, who is a magis.
trate for the county of Radnor, and in holy

To surrender at the Bankrupts' Court, Basinghall-street.
HAMILTON, AUGUSTUS HENRY CARR, no occupation, Brecknock-
rd-north. Pet. Jan. 21. Reg. Spring-Rice. Sols. Ashurst and
Co., Old Jewry. Sur. Feb. 5
MANNELL, EDWARD, auctioneer, Falkland-rd, Kentish-town.
Pet. Jan. 15. Reg. Murray. Sol. Sulaman, King-st, Cheapside.
Sur. Feb. 10
To surrender in the Country.

Howard. Sur. Feb. 2
and WILDGOOSE, FRANK HUMBY, wine and spirit_merchants,
Macclesfield. Pet. Jan. 21. Dep.-Reg. Mair. Sur. Feb. 4

Gazette, Jan. 27.


To surrender at the Bankrupts' Court, Basinghall-street.
ELLIOTT, JAMES, greengrocer, King-st, Ham.inersmith.
Jan. 24. Reg. Roche. Sur. Feb. 12
WILSON, BENJAMIN COULTMAN, house agent, Belgrave-sq. Pet.
Jan. 23. Reg. Murray. Sur. Feb. 10
To surrender in the Country.

Reg. Chauntler. Sur. Feb. 9
BELTON, WILLIAM, cattle dealer, Easton.
Gaches. Sur. Feb. 9

Pet. Jan. 21. Reg.

LISTER, JOHN GEORGE, shipbuilder, Milford. Pet. Jan. 21. Reg.

Lloyd. Sur. Feb. 11

PARRY, SAMUEL, hay dealer, Wombourne. Pet. Jan. 22. Reg.
Brown. Sur. Feb. 19

PINCHES, EDWIN WILLIAM, butcher, Plymouth. Pet. Jan. 22.
Dep. Reg. Shelly. Sur. Feb. 7

SOMERS, JOHN BARNS, farmer, Eastcott, near Pinder. Pet. Jan.
Reg. Darvill. Sur. Feb. 14

YATES, WALTER EDWARD, mill furnisher, Rusholme, near Man-

Pet. Jan. 22. Reg. Kay. Sur. Feb. 19
Gazette, Jan. 20.

W. T. HALY, ESQ. THE late William Taylor Haly, Esq., barrister-atlaw, who died on the 10th inst., at Queensborough- ALLCOCK, THOMAS, brass founder, Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 23. terrace, Bayswater, in the fifty-sixth year of his age, was the eldest son of the late Lieutenant Richard Standish Haly, R.N. (a distinguished officer who served in Egypt under Lord Keith), and was born at Poole, Dorsetshire, in the year 1818. In early life he accompanied his father to the West Indies, and subsequently made an extended tour through the United States. On his return he devoted himself to literary pursuits, and was for some time connected with the press, notably with the Times and Daily News. He was called to the Bar by the honourable society of the Middle Temple in Easter Term 1849, and practised for some years at the Parliamentary Bar with considerable success. His first retainer, immediately after his call, was for the Corporation of the City of London in opposition to the Smithfield Cattle Market Bill, and he continued through life to enjoy the confidence of the Corporation, having been specially retained only last session in their great contest with the Endowed Schools Commis sion. Mr. Haly was an advanced Liberal in politics, and in 1852 he became a candidate for the representation of Paisley, when, after a severe and

HAMMOND, ABRAHAM, builder, Lewisham. April 26, 1873

Gazette, Jan. 23.

HOULT, RACHEL, spinster, Sheffield. March 20, 1873
WILKES, SAMUEL, gentleman, Southend. Feb. 13, 1866

Liquidations by Arrangement.


Gazette, Jan. 23.

AXFORD, JOHN BARNABAS, builder, Henry-st, Gray's-inn-rd. Pet.
Jan. 20. Feb. 19, at three, at office of Sols. Lewis, Munns, and.
Longden, Old Jewry

BAKER, WILLIAM, grocer, Loddon. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 7, at
twelve, at office of Sol. Conks, Norwich
BANCROFT, JOSEPH, and BANCROFT, JOHN, builders, Keighley.
Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 5, at three, at offices of Terry and Robinson,
9. Market-st, Bradford. Sol. Cooke, Keighley

BENDELOW, WILLIAM, and SUGGITT, FRANCIS, builders, Boosbeck. Feb. 4, at eleven, at the Temperance hotel, Middlesborough. Sol. Bainbridge, Middlesborough BILLINGTON, WILLIAM ARROWSMITH, confectioner, Chester. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 5, at twelve, at offices of Sols. Duncan and Pritchard, Chester

BINKS, THOMAS, tea merchant, Liverpool.

Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 5, at twelve, at offices of Sols. Fowler and Carruthers, Liverpool

BOLTON, URIAH THOMAS, miller, Hildersham. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 5, at two, at the Red Lion hotel, Cambridge. Sols. Freeland and Bellingham, Saffron Walden BRIGHAM, GEORGE, grocer, Leeds. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 6, at twelve, at office of Sol. Whiteley, Leeds BROWN, WILLIAM, and BRADLEY, ALEXANDER, joiners, Huddersfield. Pet. Jan. 19. Feb. 5, at eleven, at offices of Sols. Craven and Sunderland, Huddersfield

BROWNE, WILLIAM PAYNTER KENNAWAY, called Captain Brown, farmer, Ilsington. Pet. Jan. 19. Feb. 5, at twelve, at the Bude hotel, Exeter. Sol. Campion BURNEY, KATE, spinster, of no occupation, Hersham. Pet. Jan. 19. Feb. 9, at two, at the Chamber of Commerce, 145, Cheapside, London. Sol. McDiarmaid, Old Jewry-chmbs, London CARR, WILLIAM, cheesemonger, Caledonian-rd, King's-cross. Pet. Jan. 16. Feb. 2, at eleven, at offices of H. S. Hunter, 47, London-wall. Sol. Ede, Clement's-la, Lombard-st CHALLAND, WILLIAM, innkeeper. Lincoln. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 5, at eleven, at office of Sol. Dale, Lincoln

CHUBB, WILLIAM, grocer, Brighton. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 10, at three, at office of Sol. Lamb, Brighton

CRUTCHLEY, HENRY, and HARRISON, WILLIAM, wheelwrights, Manchester. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 5, at three, at offices of Sols. Messrs. Makinson, Manchester

DEAVILLE, WILLIAM BAILEY, draper, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 5, at twelve, at the Home Trade Associationrooms, 8, York-st, Manchester. Sols. Sale, Shipman, Seddon,

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Feb. 9, at three, at office of Sol. Sheldon, Wednesbury GIDLEY, WILLIAM, and WHITAKER, THOMAS, spinners, Bradford. Pet. Jan. 17. Feb. 4, at eleven, at offices of Sols. Terry and Robinson, Bradford

GILL, SAMUEL HORATIO, picture frame maker, Halifax. Pet.
Jan. 19. Feb. 2, at eleven, at Sol. Rhodes, Halifax
GRAINGER, CHRISTOPHER, builder, Bradford. Pet. Jan. 21.
Feb. 10, at eleven, at offices of Sols, Terry and Robinson, Brad-

GROOME, JOHN, bootmaker, Liverpool. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 5, at two, at office of Sol. Bellringer, Liverpool

HARRIS, ALBERT THOMAS, victualler, Penrose-st, Walworth-rd, and New Kent-rd. Pet. Jan. 13. Feb. 2, at eleven, at office of Sol. Head, Eastcheap

HARTLEY, ISAAC, milk dealer, Bradford. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 11,
at eleven, at office of Sols. Dawson and Greaves, Bradford
HAQUE, CHARLES, late grocer, Denton. Pet Jan. 21. Feb. 6, at
three, at office of Sols. Messrs. Drinkwater, Hyde
HEDGES, CHARLES COOPER, tailor, Faringdon, Pet. Jan. 19.
Feb. 12, at one, at the Railway tavern, Uffington-junction, near
Faringdon. Sol. Jotcham, Wantage

HICKLING, HENRY, late grocer, Nottingham. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb.
7, at two, at the Assembly-rooms, Low-pavement, Nottingham-
Sol. Black
HISCOCK, FREDERICK, out of business, Liverpool. Pet. Jan. 21.
Feb. 18, at two, at offices of Sols. Pemberton and Sampson,

HODGE, WILLIAM HENRY, commercial clerk, Victoria-rd, Kent-
ish-town. Pet. Jan. 19. Feb. 9, at three, at the Chamber of
Commerce, 145, Cheapside. Sol. Miller, Walbrook
facturer, Kettering. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 6, at three, at the Royal
hotel, Norwich. Sol. Smith, Newland

HOUGHTON, FREDERICK BURNETT, oil manufacturer, Boroughrd, Southwark, and Marshgate-la, Stratford. Pet. Jan. 16. Feb. 9, at two, at office of Sol. Swaine, Cheapside

JACKSON, ALFRED, farm labourer, Staxton, near Ganton. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 4, at three, at office of Sol. Williamson, Scarborough

Jan. 30, at

JAMES. HENRY, victualler, Bath. Pet. Jan. 16. twelve, at office of Sol. Wilton, Bath JENKINS, MARY, spinster, schoolmistress, Bristol. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 12, at eleven, at offices of Sol. Ward, Bristol JONES, EMMA, beer retailer, Manchester. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 11, at three, at Homer and Son, Manchester. Sol. Law, Manchester

KEEL, FREEMAN, hatter, Sheffield.

Pet. Jan. 19. Feb. 9, at eleven, at office of Sols. Messrs. Binney, Sheffield KENT, HENRY ALFRED, tailor, Rye-la, Peckham. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 5, at eleven, at office of Sol. Haigh, jun., King-st, Cheapside KENWORTHY, THOMAS, fish dealer, Fallowfield, near Manchester. Pet. Jan. 19. Feb. 2, at three, at office of Sols. Hinde, Milne, and Sudlow, Manchester

KING, GEORGE, sack manufacturer, Duke-st, London-bridge, and Bermondsey-st. Pet. Jan. 22. Feb. 20, at two, at the Guildhall coffee-house, Gresham-st. Sols. Nash, Field, and Layton, Suffolk-la, Cannon-st

LEAH, HENRY GEORGE, brush maker, Great Marylebone-st, trading as Charles and Elizabeth Nixon. Pet. Jan. 10. Feb. 5, at three, at office of Sol. Wetherfield, Gresham-bldgs, Guildhall LLOYD, THOMAS, innkeeper, Meifod. Pet. Jan. 19. Feb. 6, at twelve, at the Cross Keys hotel, Llanymynech. Sol. Pugh,


LONG, HESTER, and LONG, EDWARD, North Bradley. Pet. Jan.
20. Feb. 5, at twelve, at office of Sol. Rodway, Trowbridge
MCCORMICK, PATRICK, provision dealer, Liverpool. Pet. Jan.
20. Feb. 4, at three, at office of Sol. Yates, Liverpool
MAUGHAM, THOMAS, mineral water manufacturer, Clapham-rd,
Pet. Jan. 14. Feb. 2, at three, at offices of Sol. Howell, Cheup-
MAURENBRECHER, JULIUS, merchant, Mark-la. Pet. Jan. 20.
Feb. 11, at two, at Mr. Maurenbrecher's office, 11, Mark-la. Sols.
Messrs. Hollams and Coward, Mincing-la

MICKMAN, JAMES, jet ornament manufacturer, Scarborough.
Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 9, at three, at office of Sol. Richardson, Scar-
Pet. Jan. 19. Feb.

NICHOLS, GEORGE, potato dealer, Barnsley.

7, at three, at office of Sol. Freeman, Barnsley PAINTING, CHARLES, Sawyer, Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 19.


4, at twelve, at office of Sol. Grove, Birmingham PALLANT, THOMAS, Jun., butcher, Ipswich. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 7, at eleven, at office of Sol. Vulliamy, Ipswich PEARSON, SAM, grocer, Dewsbury. Pet. Jan. 19. Feb. 9, at three, at office of Sol. Curry, Cleckheaton

PRESCOTT, JAMES, late beer retailer, Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 19. Feb. 3, at eleven, at office of Sol. Beaton, Birmingham RICHARDSON, DAVID, bootmaker, Leamington Priors. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 10, at eleven, at office of Sol. Handley, Warwick RIDLINGTON, JAMES NEWTON, grocer, Erith. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 5, at twelve, at 38, Green's-end, Woolwich. Sol. Hughes, Upper Thames-st

ROBINSON, JOHN WRIGHT, general dealer, Batley. Pet. Jan. 19. Feb. 4, at eleven, at the Royal hotel, Batley. Sol. Meller ROBINSON, GEORGE, out of business, Skelton. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 5, at three, at office of Sols. Hunton and Bolsover, Stockton ROOME, DAVID, accountant, Stoke Newington-rd. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 5, at two, at at office of Sols. Halse, Trustram, and Co. Cheapside

Pet. Jan. 21.

SANDERSON, ROBERT WILLIAM, brushmaker, York. Pet. Jan.
21. Feb. 9. at three, at office of Sol. Wilkinson, York
SEYFANG, SIDNEY WILLIAM, lighterman, Plaistow.
Feb. 9, at twelve, at office of Sol. Moss, Gracechurch-st
SHELLAKER, WILLIAM, lodging-house keeper, Brighton. Pet.
Jan. 19. Feb. 7, at twelve, at office of Sol. Webb, Brighton
SHEPHARD. JOHN, boot dealer, North Skelton. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb.
4, at eleven, at office of Sol. Draper, Stockton
SORBY, THOMAS CHARLES, architect, Brunswick-sq. Pet. Jan. 16.
Jan. 31, at eleven, at office of Sol. Allen, Brunswick-sq
SOUTHWELL, GEORGE WILLIAM, corn factor, Nottingham. Pet.
Jan. 20. Feb. 13, at twelve, at office of Sol. Peath, Nottingham
SUDFORD, CHARLES, draper, Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 15. Feb. 2,
at ten, at office of Sol. East, Birmingham

SWIFT, GEORGE, butcher, Standish. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 14, at eleven, at office of Sol. Lees, Wigan

THREADKELL, WILLIAM ERNEST, builder, Buckland's-wharf, Kingston-on-Thames. Pet. Jan. 20, Feb. 5, at twelve, at office of Sols. Wilkinson and Howlett, Bedford-st, Covent-gdn TOOTH, THOMAS, plumber, West Bromwich. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 5, at eleven, at office of Sol. Popham, West Bromwich WALTER, NIMROD, coal merchant, Longfield. Pet. Jan.20. Feb.

at three, at office of Sols. Lewis, Munns, and Longden, Old Jewry

WHITING, THOMAS JOHN, stationer, Fenchurch-st. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 9, at twelve, at office of Evans, accountant, 15, Coleman-st. Sol. Bradford, Fenchurch-st

WIGSTON, THOMAS, grocer, Coleshill. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 5, at twelve, at office of Sol. Green, Birmingham WILKINS, EDWIN, dyer, Lightpill. Pet. Jan. 19. Feb. 4, at one, at the Inns of Court hotel, High Holborn. Sol. Davis, Stroud WILLIAMS, HENRY, slater, Stalybridge. Pet. Jan. 19. Feb. 6, at three, at office of Sols. Partington and Allen, Manchester WILLS, WILLIAM HENRY, out of business, Nottingham. Pet. Jan. 16. Feb. 6, at twelve, at office of Sol. Belk, Nottingham WOOD, WILLIAM, fancy box manufacturer, Manchester. Pet. Jan. 21. Fcb. 16, at three, at office of Sol. Storer, Manchester WYMOND, THOMAS PHILLIPS, attorney, King-st, Cheapside. Pet. Jan. 15. Jan. 31, at one, at the London Warehousemen's Association, 33, Gutter-lane YEWDALL, WILLIAM, manufacturer of flannels, Eccleshill. Pet. Jan. 19. Feb. 7, at eleven, ut office of Sol. Atkinson, Bradford' Gazette, Jan. 27.

ADCOCK, GEORGE, fruiterer, Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 4, at
three, at office of Sol. Fallows, Birmingham
ASHTON, THOMAS, cattle dealer, Morpeth. Pet. Jan. 24. Feb. 9,
at three, at office of Sol. Garbutt, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
ATKINSON, WILLIAM, provision merchant, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Pet. Jan. 22. Feb. 5, at two, at offices of Sols. Hoyle, Shipley
and Hoyle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
BALMFORTH, THOMAS, contractor, Elland. Pet. Jan. 22. Feb.
9, at three, at offices of Sol. Rhodes, Halifax

BENSON, WILLIAM HENRY, cloth manufacturer, Calverley. Pet.
Jan. 23. Feb. 10, at three, at offices of Sol. Carr, Leeds
BRAY, JOHN, carrier, Bradford. Pet. Jan .22. Feb. 9, at three,
at offices of Sol. Rennolls, Bradford

BRINN, THOMAS, out of business, Pembroke. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb.
11, at eleven, at office of Sols, Pitman and Lane, 27, Nicholas-
lane, London. Sols. John and Son, Haverfordwest
BROWN, JOHN, chemical manufacturer, Birstal. Pet. Jan. 19.
Feb. 6, at ten, at offices of Sol. Rhodes, Bradford
Mincing-la. Pet. Jan. 23. Feb. 17, at three, at office of Sols.
Lewis, Munns, and Londen, Old Jewry
BUTLER, BENJAMIN, out of business, Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 17.
Feb. 5, at twelve, at office of Sol. Fallows, Birmingham
CAULFIELD, JOHN, draper, Gateshead. Pet. Jan. 22. Feb. 9, at
twelve, at office of Sol. Garbutt, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
CLAXTON, WILLIAM RICHARDS, estate agent, Neston.

Pet. Jan.

19. Feb. 9, at twelve, at offices of Sols. Richardson, Jones, and Billson, Liverpool COCKER, THOMAS HENRY, hawker, Halifax. Pet. Jan. 22. Feb. 6, at three, at offices of Sol. Rhodes, Halifax

COLE, JAMES CONRAD, mining engineer, Strand, and WalworthPet. Jan. 15. Feb. 7, at two, at office of Sols. Clennell and Fraser, Great James-st, Bedford-row

COLLARD, GEORGE, farmer, Southfleet. Pet. Jan. 22. Feb. 9, at twelve, at office of Sols. Sharland and Hatten, Gravesend COLYER, EDWARD, gentleman, Sevenoaks. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 7 at one, at the Masons' Hall tavern, Masons'-avenue, Basinghallst. Sol. Tunstall, Leadenhall-st

Manchester. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 6, at four, at offices of Sols.
Sale, Shipman, Seddon, and Sale, Manchester
CROSS, THOMAS, shopkeeper, Nottingham. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb.
13, at twelve, at office of Sol. Shelton, Nottingham
DEVONPORT, WILLIAM HENRY, cabinet maker, Seacombe. Pet.
Jan. 24. Feb. 9. at two, at office of Gibson and Bolland, ac-
countants, Liverpool. Sol. Ritson, Liverpool

DUDSON, WILLIAM, fruit dealer, Wellington, Pet. Jan. 17. Feb.
11, at twelve, at office of Sol. Marcy, Wellington
EHRMANN, FREDERICK, baker, Hereford-st, Lisson-grove. Pet.
Jan. 10. Feb. 5, at three, at office of Sols. Button and Co.
Henrietta-st, Covent-gdn

FERRAR, FREDERIC, hotel proprietor, Richmond. Pet. Jan. 22. Feb. 12, at twelve, at office of Sois. Taylor and Jaquet, South st, Finsbury-sq

FREELOVE, MARKWELL FRANCIS, Commercial traveller, Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 7, at eleven, at office of Sol. Rowlands, Birmingham

FOWLER, JAMES, grocer, High-st, Poplar. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 10,
at one at office of Sol. Smith, Cross-la, St. Mary-at-hill
GIBBS, GAIUS, grocer, Tunbridge. Pot. Jan. 21. Feb. 11, at
eleven, at office of Sol. Burton, Tunbridge Wells
York. Pet. Jan. 23. Feb. 13, at twelve, at the Corn Exchange,
York. Sol. Dale, York.
HART, HENRY JAMES, horse breaker, Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 22.
Feb. 6, at twelve, at offices of Sol. Fallows, Birmingham.
HAUGHTON, JAMES, tobacconist, Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 22.
Feb. 9, at eleven, at office of Sol. Mason, Birmingham
HAWKINS, ALEXANDER, shopkeeper, Twyning. Pet Jan. 23.
Feb. 9, at eleven, at offices of Sols. Moores and Romney, Tew-
HELPS, JAMES, furniture broker, Canton, near Cardiff. Pet.
Jan. 22.
Feb. 10, at eleven, at office of Sol. Morgan, Cardiff
HICKLING, HENRY, ironfounder, Nottingham." Pet. Jan. 20.
Feb. 7, at two, at the Assembly Rooms, Low-pavement, Not-
tingham. Sol. Black

HITCHCOCK, JOHN, clothier, New Swindon. Pet. Jan. 24 Feb. 10, at eleven, at offices of Barnard, Thomas, Tribe, and Co., public accountants, Bristol. Sols. Henderson, Salmon, and Hendersons, Bristol

HODGES, JOHN, bookseller, Bedford-st, Strand. Pet. Jan. 19. Feb. 9, at three, at the Guildhall tavern, Gresham-st. Sol. Clark and Scoles, King-st, Cheapside


Pet. Jan. 24.

Feb. 19, at two, at office of Sol. Curtis, Guildford
JUKES, HENRY, tobacconist, Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 4,
at twelve, ut office of Sol. Fallows, Birmingham
KEARNEY, JAMES, tailor, Thomas-st, Kingsland-rd. Pet. Jan.
Feb. 11, at four, at 5, Bell-yd, Doctor's-commons.
Cutler, Doctor's-commons
KIDDLE, EDWARD, jun., job master, Blantyre-st, Chelsea, and
King's-rd, Chelsea. Pet. Jan. 14. Feb. 5, at two, at office of
Dubois, 2, Gresham-bldgs, Basinghall-st. Sol. Maynard
LARQUET, ANTOINE, wine merchant, Arthur-st, Oxford-st. Pet.
Jan. 23. Feb. 9, at three, at office of Sol. Parker, Pavement,
LEAK, DAVID JOSEPH, carpenter, Great Yarmouth. Pet. Jan.
Feb. 10, at twelve, at office of Blake, public accountant,
Great Yarmouth. Sol. Palmer, Great Yarmouth
LE BEAT, WOOLF GEORGE, cowkeeper, Royal Mint-st, Tower-hill.
Pet. Jan. 24. Feb. 10, at three, at office of the London Ware-
housemen's Association, 33, Gutter-la. Sols. Clapham and Fitch,

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LEWIS, EBENEZER, dealer in boots, Ebbw Vale.

Pet. Jun. 24. Feb. 9, at one, at offices of Sols. Simon and Plews, Merthyr Tydfil LOCHMULLER, ANTONIO, cabinet maker, Stanhop-st, Hampsteadrd. Pet. Jan. 22. Feb. 10, at three, at office of Sol. Seale, Lin coln's-inn-fields

Manchester. Pet. Jan. 22. Feb. 9, at four, at offices of Sols.
Addleshaw and Warburton, Manchester
MAKINSON, WILLIAM, provision dealer, Hindley. Pet. Jan. 22.
Feb. 9, at eleven, at offices of Sol. Wall, Wigan
MASTERS, FRANCIS, drapery manufacturers' agent, Bull and
Mouth-st. Pet. Jan. 24. Feb. 10, at three, at office of Sol.
Knight, Newgate-st

MEAD, JOHN WILLIAM, house agent, London-st, Paddington. Pet. Jan. 13. Feb. 4, at eleven, at offices of Sol. Johnson, Arundel-st, Strand

MERRITT, SAMUEL, licensed victualler, Farnley, near Leeds.
Pet. Jan. 20. Feb. 9, at three, at offices of Sols. Fawcett and
Malcolm, Leeds
MOORE, SAMUEL, furrier, Regent-st, and Mark-st, Whitechapel.
Pet. Jan. 24. Feb. 20, at two, at office of Sols. Messrs. Lewis,
Ely-pl, Holborn
NEEDHAM RALPH WILLIAM, milliner, Nottingham. Pet. Jan.
22. Feb. 10, at twelve, at offices of Sols. Thorpe and Thorpe,

ORAM, FREDERICK HENRY, law clerk, Edmonton. Pet. Jan. 24.
Feb. 17, at four, at the Masons' Hall tavern, Masons'-avenue,
Basinghall-st. Sol. Watson, Basinghall-st

PAPP, MORRIS, general dealer, West Hartlepool Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 5, at eleven, at office of Sol. Todd, West Hartlepool


OSBORNE, JAMES GODOLPHIN, accountant, Budge-row, Cannon-
Pet. Jan. 22. Feb. 9, at eleven, at office of Sols. Sharp and
Turner, Lombard-st
drapers, Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 22. Feb. 6, at one, at the
Clarence hotel, Manchester. Sol. Assinder, Birmingham
THOMAS, lead manufacturers, Limehouse. Pet. Jan. 19. Feb.
13, at two, at the City Terminus hotel, Cannon-st. Sols. Link-
later, Hackwood, Addison, and Brown, Walbrook
PRAGER, HENRY, steel manufacturer, Sheffield. Pet. Jan. 21
Feb. 6, at eleven, at the Cutlers' Hall, Church-st, Sheffleld. Sol.
Tattershall, Sheffield
RAND, JOHN REA, farmer, Romsey. Pet. Jan. 19. Feb. 9, at
half-past twelve, at the Eagle hotel, Winchester. Sol. Genton,
RATCLIFFE, FRANCIS, builder, Stafford. Pet. Jan. 20.

Feb. 6,

at one, at the North-Western hotel, near the Railway Station, Stafford. Sol. Clarke ROBINSON, GEORGE, grocer, Redbourne. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 17, at one, at the Pethen hotel, St. Alban's. Sol. Jeffery, Luzon ROOKER, WILLIAM, undertaker, Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 23. Feb. 14, at twelve, at office of Sol. Joynt, Birmingham SCRIVEN, JAMES, paper hanger, Darlington. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 11, at half-past two, at offices of Hudson and Pybus, public accountants, Darlington. Sol. Addenbrooke

SMITH, GEORGE WILLIAM, and RICE, ANN, drapers, Bradford. Pet. Jan. 22. Feb. 9, at twelve, at offices of Sols. Terry and Robinson, Bradford

SMITH, JOSEPH, wholesale grocer, Bradford. Pet. Jan. 2. Feb. 13, at one, at offices of Sol. Hutchinson, Bradford SMITHERS, MARY, plumber, Hadlow. Pet. Jan. 23. Feb. 11, at ten, at the Angel hotel, Tunbridge. Sol. Palmer, Tunbridge SPRINGETT, EDWARD, saddler, St. Leonard's-on-Sea. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 9, at three, at office of Sol. Sturt, Ironmonger-la SUCKLING, JOSEPH, commission agent, Tewkesbury. Pet. Jan. 23. Feb. 11, at three, at office of Sol. Parry, Birmingham THRELFALL, RICHARD, flour dealer, Blackpool. Pet. Jan. 22. Feb. 9, at eleven, at office of Sol. Fryer, Preston TIMMS, JOHN WILLIAM HARRIDGE, licensed victualler, Stokeupon-Trent. Pet. Jan. 19. Feb. 5, at eleven, at office of Sol. Welch, Longton

TITHER, WILLIAM, twine manufacturer, Manchester. Pet. Jan 23. Feb. 13, at three, at the Clarence hotel, Spring-gardens, Manchester. Sol. Leigh, Manchester

TRETT, BENJAMIN, out of business, Lower Edmonton. Pet. Jan. 23. Feb. 9, at three, at office of Sol. Boydell, South.sq, Gray'sinn TUCK, SARAH ANN, baker, Musbury. Pet. Jan. 24 Feb. 10, at two, at the Bell inn, Axminster. Sol. Tweed, Honiton TULIP, WILLIAM, innkeeper, Hexham. Pet. Jan. 21. Feb. 6, at twelve, at office of Sol. Lockhart, Hexham TURNBULL, CHARLES, baby linen manufacturer, Red Lion-ct, Watling-st. Pet. Jan. 17. Feb. 2, at two, at the London Ware housemen's Association, 33, Gutter-la. Sol. Gill, Cheapside TURNER, GEORGE, out of business, Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 14. Feb. 7, at ten, at office of Sol. East, Birmingham VANDERVORD, CHAPMAN, mastmaker, Cheval-st, and Commerce. pl, Millwall, Poplar. Pet. Jan. 22. Feb. 9, at twelve, at offices of Sol. Bastard, Brabant-ct WALLETT, JOHN, fruiterer, Bilston. Pet. Jan. 22. Feb. 11, at ten, at office of Sol. Barrow, Wolverhampton WILKINSON, THOMAS, painter, Hexham. Pet. Jan. 24. Feb. 12, at eleven, at the Cattle Market Exchange, Newcastle-uponTyne. Sol, Baty, Hexham

WILLIAMS, RICHARD CRAFT, farmer, Amersham. Pet. Jan. 22. Feb. 7, at twelve, at the Griffin inn, Amersham. Sol. Clarke' High Wycombe

WINWOOD, HENRY, fruiterer, Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 15. Feb.
7, at half-past ten, at office of Sol. Eaden, Birmingham
WOLKER, HENRY, jeweller, West Hartlepool. Pet. Jan. 22. Feb.
10, at twelve, at offices of Sols. Dobing and Simpson, West Har-

WOOLF, MONTAGUE, tailor, Lower-marsh, Lambeth. Pet. Jan. 24.
Feb. 11, at two, at office of Sol. Barnett, New Broad-st
YARNALL, CHARLES ROBERT, bookseller, Longton.
23. Feb. 16, at three, at office of Sol. Hawley, Longton

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Cor, W. stockbroker, second, 8d., and 58. 74d, to new proofs. Paget, Basinghall-st.-Eagle, E. C. grocer, first, 31d. Paget, Basinghall-st.-Mitchell, W. S. jeweller, third and final, 18. Gd.-Purton, G. saw mill owner, first, 1s. 11d. Paget, Basinghall-st.-Smart, W. R. auctioneer, second, sid. Paget, Basinghall-st.


Baker, J. flax dresser, first and final, 48. 6d. At Sols. Weddall and Parker, Selby.-Burkinshaw, C. grocer, second and final, 9d. At offices of J. G. Carlill and W. P. Burkinshaw, 4. Parliament-st, Hull.-Chappelle, J. builder, 10d. At Trust. W. G. Dixon, 46, QueenWolverhampton.-Cohen, M. importer of French boots, first, 28. At Trust. E. Moore, 3, Crosby-sq.-Coulthurst, R. and H. J. joiners, first and final, 28. 6d. At Trust. J. Routh, Royal Insurance-bldgs, Leeds.-Gerril, J. draper, 38. 5jd. At County Court Office, Ayles bury. Trust. H. Watson, registrar.-Houghton, A. cotton broker, first and final, 78. At Trust. H. Bolland, 10, South John-st, Liver pool.-Houghton, A. R. Houghton, A. and Jones, C. D'E. cotton brokers, third and final, 1 1-5d. At Trust. H. Bolland, 10, South John-st, Liverpool.-Howes, J. F. pawnbroker, second and final, 2d. At Sol. Noon, Bloomfield-st, New Broad-st.-Jacques, F. saddler, 28. 11d. At the County Court Office, Burton-on-Trent.-Joyuson, P. Liverpool and London-chmbs, first, 2s. 6d. At Trust. H. W. Banner, 24, North John-st, Liverpool.-Pasmore, J. R. Bethnal green-rd, first, 1s. 6d. At Trust. J. D. Viney, 39, Cheapside.Robinson, R. W. grocer, second, 2s. At Trust, W. Izard, 46, Eastcheap. Saith, J. grocer, first and final, Is. 3d. At Sols. Reed and Cook, Bridgwater.-Thornton, W. mechanic, second, 3s. 4d. Trust. G. Curry, Cleckheaton.-Walker and Urquhart, travelling drapers, second, 6d. At Trust. A. McDowell, 21A, Watling-st.- Walter and Sutton, linen drapers, second and final, 10d. (first and final sep. of Sutton, 48. Gd.). At offices of Ladbury, Collison, and Viney, 99, Cheapside.



UPINGTON.-On the 12th inst., at 40, Elgin-road, Dublin, the wife of Thomas Upington, Esq., barrister-at-law, of a daughter. WALSH. On the 2nd inst., at Maissonette, St. Anne's-park, Wandsworth, the wife of Nugent C. Walsh, Esq., barrister-atlaw, of a daughter.

WILLIS. On the 17th inst., at Lee, Kent, the wife of William Willis, barrister-at-law, of a daughter.

MARRIAGES. FELLOWS-LUCY.-On the 2nd inst., at Harescombe Church, Gloucestershire, Charles Francis Fellows, M.A., of University College, Oxford, barrister-at-law, Lincoln's-inn, to Alice Mary, eldest daughter of W. C. Lucy, Esq. The Wynstones, Brookthorpe Gloucestershire. IаBOTSON-HOBSON.-On the 20th inst., at Christ Church, Fulwood, Yorkshire, H. Walter Ibbotson, solicitor, to Mary Bridget, youngest daughter of Francis Hobson, Esq., Burnt Stone, Sheffield.


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NIXON. On the 20th inst., at West Brompton, aged 76, J. E. Nixon, Esq., solictor.

UNDERWOOD. On the 26th inst., aged 69, Richard Underwood, of Castle-stree, Hereford, solicitor.

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advanced reformer. He was a speaker of some force, and took a prominent part in the debate on the Judicature Bill. Although we did not agree with his views on the subject of married women, we regret that he has lost his seat.

It occurs to us as somewhat remarkable that the election speeches of the last ten days have been almost entirely devoid of reference to a subject which was lately supposed to be of paramount importance the amendment of the land laws. The financial mania appears to have seized everybody, from Baron ROTHSCHILD to Mr. ODGER, and amidst the exultation of the Liberal party over a surplus of five millions, and the scoffs of the Conservatives, the land question has disappeared. When our politicians are driven for subjects to quarrel about so far back as the Crimean War, and so far away as the Straits of Malacca, it leads to the belief that reform, in dealing with land tenure and land transfer, is not one of the "burning questions" of the day. We indeed incline to the opinion that the public are not altogether discontented with the existing state of charges, and that they do not grudge payment for what they know will render them as secure in their titles as the law permits. And we know for a fact that in many districts it is becoming a practice for an agreed sum to be paid for conveyancing business according to the nature of the work. If this course were generally pursued, much of the complaint which occasionally finds expression would entirely disappear. At any rate it is clear that there are many more pressing and difficult questions to be solved before the land laws occupy a front place in the political programme.

In the list of new Queen's Counsel, just created by the LORD CHANCELLOR, one name occurs which the other able men on whom this dignity has been conferred would probably be first to acknowledge as the most widely and familiarly known among their number. Both in the Colonies and in America "Clark's House of Lords' Cases are cited as the authoritative record of the decisions of the highest Court of Appeal in Great Britain, whilst the value of these reports to lawyers in this country for a legal generation has been admitted. In other branches of professional pursuits Mr. CLARK'S name is also to be met with. In nearly all the recent Peerage cases he has held a brief; he has acted for many years as Revising Barrister for the County of Hertford; was one of the Royal Commissioners appointed to inquire into the criminal laws of the Channel Islands; and is the author, among other legal essays, of a standard work, entitled "Summary of Colonial Law," referred to with approval by Lord Chief Justice COCKBURN in the course of his charge to the grand jury in the case of The Queen v. Nelson and Brand. The mark of recognition by the Lord Chancellor has, in this instance, clearly followed the voice of the Profession, for, in Hilary Term 1872, whilst still a stuff gownsman, the high compliment was paid to Mr. CHARLES CLARK of electing him a Bencher of the Middle Temple, at the same time that a similar tribute was paid to the standing and qualities of Mr. CHARLES HALL, since promoted to be one of the Vice-Chancellors.

AN important question, affecting the right of habeas corpus in civil cases, was raised in a case recently before the Irish Court of Queen's Bench. A civil bill process was brought against a defendant, not specifying the date when the debt accrued, for a debt which in fact accrued after the passing of the Debtors' Act (Ireland) 1872; and the defendant not appearing, a decree was granted for the amount. The entry of the decree in the book of the clerk of the peace did not specify the date when the debt accrued, or whether execution was to be against the person or goods of the defendant. The decree was filled up by the clerk of the plaintiff's attorney with an award of execution against the goods; but afterwards the attorney, without any fraudulent intention, inserted in the decree the words "in the year 1871," as being the date when the debt accrued, and induced the clerk of the peace to alter the award of execution, making same against the body. The chairman, misled by the decree as altered, signed same; and the defendant was arrested on the decree after the coming into operation of the Debtors' Act. The question was whether he was entitled to be discharged from custody on a writ of habeas corpus. It was argued by the counsel for the plaintiff that the civil bill decree was only issued irregularly, and that if so, a habeas corpus would not lie. The court did not assent to this proposition, and having examined several cases, which will be found in a report which appears in another column, decided that there was perfect authority for liberating the prisoner, not derived alone from statute, but fortified also by the common law. It would have been startling indeed if an irregular arrest could have deprived a debtor of his liberty until he paid the debt.

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL has been somewhat facetions concerning the "writ of pains and penalties" with which Mr. GLADSTONE was said to have been threatened. The instigator of this mysterious process turns out to be a cork leg manufacturer, and Sir HENRY JAMES suggests that no one but a cork leg manufacturer could have invented it. Humour has not been superabundant during

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