Commentaries on the Laws of England: In the Order, and Compiled from the Text of Blackstone : and Embracing the New Statutes and Alterations to the Present Time

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Saunders and Benning, 1840 - 700 pages
 

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Contents

of the king His prerogative powers Power to appoint ambassadors
45
petual taxes as the customs the excise duties the postoffice the stamp
53
and ministerial duties and the provisions of 3 4 Wm 4 c 99 thereon
64
allegiance Of the relative rights of natural born subjects and of aliens
67
thereon of 1 2 Vict c 106 Of the ranks and degrees in ecclesiastical
76
prentices Of masters and workmen Of labourers Of the rights
83
CHAPTER XVI
87
children and their legal liabilities Provisions of 6 7 Wm 4 c 86
90
and eleemosynary Provisions of the municipal corporations act
97
OF THE RIGHTS OF THINGS
98
by wounding by mayhem and the remedies Of injuries to health
102
7 Wm 4 c 64 as to renewal of leases by ecclesiastical corpora
113
OF THE FEODAL SYSTEM
114
CHAPTER V
120
of grand sergeanty and the tenure by copy of court roll reserved
133
estates of freehold Of tenants in fee simple Sense of the word
141
ment and of the mode of barring dower Of jointure 142 to
147
CHAPTER VL
148
estates upon condition expressed The distinction between a condition
156
session Of estates in remainder Rules to be observed in the creation
164
Of tenants in common Of the incidents attending a tenancy
170
method of computing the degrees of consanguinity Of the several rules
185
OF HIGH TREASON
188
methods of acquiring title included in the word purchase Of escheats
190
tion Provisions of 2 3 Wm 4 c 71 and c 100 shortening the time
196
CHAPTER XIX
207
uses Of trusts Of covenants to stand seised to uses Of the convey
228
Requisites for obtaining private acts of parliament Of the kings grants
235
Of admittance upon a voluntary grant upon surrender upon descent
238
thereon The old statute of wills Provisions of new statute of wills
246
to running water and light and the provisions of 2 3 Wm
253
crown Of the prerogative copyright vested in the crown or the right
257
notes The act regulating joint stock banks Of the acceptance of bills
278
OF DISPOSSESSION OR OUSTER OF CHATTELS REAL
382
CHAPTER XIII
392
disturbance of ways and disturbance of tenure Of approving
402
actions of ejectment quare impedit and writ of right of dower Of
412
appear in court as now regulated by the Uniformity of Process
419
Limitation Provisions of Lord Tenterdens Act 9 Geo 4 c 14 as
434
witness is sufficient Of positive and presumptive proof Of circum
456
Of arresting judgment Provisions of 11 Geo 4 and i Wm 4 c
465
and to where 465 to
468
CHAPTER XXIII
476
appears Of demurrer in equity Of the pleas which defendant
485
of will arising from defect of understanding Of neutrality of will from
490
of the church Of nonconformity to the established church Of pro
498
or queen Distinction between words spoken and written Of violating
502
original meaning of præmunire and the punishment now fallen into
509
jury and provisions of 5 6 Wm 4 c 62 s 13 as to voluntary
518
men c and the provisions of 6 Geo 4 c 129 respecting them
528
and the provisions of 9 Geo 4 c 69 as to taking or destroying game
533
misadventure or in selfdefence and provisions of 9 Geo 4 c
543
CHAPTER VIII
544
OF OFFENCES AGAINST THE HABITATIONS OF INDIVIDUALS
547
OF THE MEANS OF PREVENTING OFFENCES
566
Wm 4 c 96 as to appeals to petty sessions against poor rates
576
Of the commitment 583 to
586
by coroners jury and by the sheriffs tourn Of the indictment which
592
by warrant by officers without warrant as justices sheriffs coroners
593
to the indictment Of plea in abatement and provisions of 7 Geo
598
ment in certain cases Of the origin nature history and abolition
606
and provisions of 7 8 Geo 4 c 64 thereon Of reversing attainders
611
visions of 9 Geo 4 c 31 2 3 Wm 4 c 75 4 5 Wm 4 c 26
651
OF THE TRIAL BY JURY
689
as to the venire and habeas corpora juratorum and distringas Provisions
695

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Page 241 - And be it further enacted, that every will shall be construed, with reference to the real estate and personal estate comprised in it, to speak and take effect as if it had been executed immediately before the death of the testator, unless a contrary intention shall appear by the will.
Page 310 - December, 1833, no person shall make an entry or distress, or bring an action to recover any land or rent, but within twenty years next after the time at which the right to make such entry or distress or to bring such action shall have first accrued to some person through whom he claims...
Page 294 - That no will shall be valid unless it shall be in writing and executed in manner herein-after mentioned ; (that is to say,) it shall be signed at the foot or end thereof by the testator, or by some other person in his presence and by his direction; and such signature shall be made or acknowledged by the testator in the presence of two or more witnesses present at the same time, and such witnesses shall attest and shall subscribe the will in the presence of the testator, but no form of attestation...
Page 240 - No obliteration, interlineation, or other alteration, made in any will after the execution thereof, shall be valid, or have any effect, except so far as the words or effect of the will before such alteration shall not be apparent, unless such alteration shall be executed in like manner as hereinbefore is required for the execution of the will...
Page 242 - Bequest shall not lapse, but shall take effect as if the Death of such Person had happened immediately after the Death of the Testator, unless a contrary Intention shall appear by the Will.
Page 241 - That in any devise or bequest of real or personal estate the words " die without issue," or " die without leaving issue," or " have no issue," or any other words which may import either a want or failure of issue of any person in his lifetime or at the time of his death, or an indefinite failure of his issue, shall be construed to mean a want or failure of issue in the lifetime or at the time of the death of such person, and not an indefinite failure of his issue...
Page 300 - June no action shall be brought whereby to charge any executor or administrator upon any special promise, to answer damages out of his own estate...
Page 239 - ... in case there shall be no special occupant of any estate pur autre vie, whether freehold or customary freehold, tenant right, customary or copyhold, or of any other tenure, and whether a corporeal or incorporeal hereditament, it shall go to the executor or administrator of the party that had the estate thereof by virtue of the grant...
Page 26 - That the freedom of speech, and debates or proceedings in Parliament, ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of Parliament.
Page 135 - Where any real estate shall be devised to any person without any words of limitation, such devise shall be construed to pass the fee simple or other the whole estate or interest, which the testator had power to dispose of by the will, in such real estate, unless a contrary intention shall appear by the will.

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