An epitome of the practice and origin of the sheriff's court, by writ of justicies. To which is added, the form of the bill of costs, as taxed in the late case of Bonus v. Carter. By J.B.

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Page 12 - Personal actions are such whereby a man claims a debt, or personal duty, or damages in lieu thereof; and, likewise, whereby a man claims a satisfaction in damages for some injury done to his person or property. The former are said to be founded on contracts, the latter upon torts or wrongs.
Page 26 - Act shall also be well and truly paid, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Signed, sealed, and delivered...
Page 24 - Britain to be paid to the said sheriff, or his certain attorney, executors, administrators, or assigns, for which payment to be...
Page 13 - Justitiee et theatrum comitivce potestatis) is the reason why all Acts of Parliament at the end of every session were wont to be there published by the Sheriff; why all outlawries of absconding offenders are there proclaimed; and why all popular elections which the Freeholders are to make, as formerly of Sheriffs and Conservators of the peace, and still of Coroners, Verderors, and Knights of the shire, must ever be made in pleno comilatu, or in full County Court.
Page 24 - Sheriff', or his certain attorney, executors, administrators or assigns, for which payment to be well and truly made we bind ourselves, and each and every of us in the whole, our and each and every of our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals. Dated this day of , one thousand eight hundred and The condition of this obligation is such, that if the abov...
Page 11 - The county court is a court incident to the jurisdiction of the sheriff. It is not a court of record, but may hold pleas of debt or damages under the value of forty shillings.
Page 14 - But its dignity was much impaired, when the bishop was prohibited and the earl neglected to attend it. And, in modern times, as proceedings are removable from hence into the king's superior courts, by writ of pone...
Page 13 - The freeholders of the county are the real judges in this court, and the sheriff is the ministerial officer. The great conflux of freeholders, which are supposed always to attend at the county court (which Spelman calls forum plebeiae justiciae et theatrum comitivae potestatis) , is the reason why all acts of
Page 11 - The county court may also hold plea of many real actions, and of all personal actions to any amount, by virtue of a special writ called a justicies...
Page 21 - The Pledges taken by the Sheriff, when the distress is not for rent, are according to the Statute of Westminster, 2. and may be by bond, and that too of the plaintiff himself only, for one is enough, if responsible, though the (0 Stat.

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