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RELATING TO

THE POOR LAWS, THE CRIMINAL LAW,

AND OTHER SUBJECTS

CHIEFLY CONNECTED WITH

The Duties and Office of Magistrates,

DECIDED PRINCIPALLY IN

THE COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH AND THE COURT FOR

CROWN CASES RESERVED,

FROM

MICHAELMAS TERM 1856, TO TRINITY TERM 1857,

BOTH INCLUSIVE.

BY

HENRY JOHN HODGSON, Esq.,
COLLEY HARMAN SCOTLAND, Esq., WILLIAM MILLS, Esq.

AND

FRANCIS RUSSELL, Esq. BARRISTERS-AT-LAW.

FORMING PART III. OF

VOL. XXXV.

NEW SERIES, VOL. XXVI.

OF

THE LAW JOURNAL REPORTS.

LONDON:

Printed by James Holmes, 4, Took's Court, Chancery Lane.
PUBLISHED BY EDWARD BRET INCE, 5, QUALITY COURT, CHANCERY LANE.

MDCCCLVII.

REPORTS OF CASES

CHIEFLY CONNECTED WITH

THE DUTIES AND OFFICE OF MAGISTRATES.

VOL. XXVI. (NEW SERIES), COMMENCING WITH

MICHAELMAS TERM, 20 VICTORIÆ.

THE QUEEN O. THE GUARDIANS to be paid by the guardians of the said 1856.

OF THE POOR OF THE TOWNNov. 8.

Halifax Union to the guardians of the townSHIP OF MANCHESTER.

ship of Manchester. The Quarter Sessions Pauper Lunatic— Whether Lunacy is

had quashed the order, subject to the

opinion of this Court on the following Sickness within 9 & 10 Vict. c. 66. s. 4.Amendment, under 16 8 17 Vict. c. 97. s.

CASE. 107.-Statement of Grounds of Adjudication.

T. Wood, the pauper lunatic, was, on

the 20th day of September 1854, residing Where a statement of the grounds of ad- in and chargeable to the township of Manjudication required to be sent under the chester, and was on that day sent under 16 & 17 Vict. c. 97. s. 107. omitted to give an order of Justices from the said township the description and address of all the guard- to the county lunatic asylum at Prestwich, ians by whom it was signed, — Held, that in the same county. He remained in the this was such a defect as the Sessions had asylum until the 29th of December followpower to amend under the 11 f. 12 Vict. ing, on which day he was discharged from c, 31. . 4,

the asylum. The order appealed against Quære-whether lunacy is included in was made on the 6th of September 1855, the term sicknessin the 9 & 10 Vict. and a copy of it, together with a notice of c. 66. s. 4, so as to throw on the common chargeability and a statement in writing fund of the union (under 16 f. 17 Vict. of the grounds of the said order and the c. 97. s. 102.) the expenses of a pauper particulars of settlement, purporting, in the lunatic removed to an asylum who ultimately manner hereinafter set forth, to be under proved to be curable.

the hands of three of the guardians of the

said Manchester Union, was sent by the This was an appeal against an order said guardians to the guardians of the said adjudicating the settlement of a pauper Halifax Union. The case set forth the lunatic to be in the parish, township, or notice and statement, which was signed as place of Sowerby, in the Halifax Union, follows:—"C. H. Rickards, Chairman, in the county of York, and ordering the New Brown Street, Manchester, papermaintenance, &c. of the said pauper lunatic dealer; W. Horsfall; Francis Parnell, NEW SERIES, XXVI.-Mag. CAs.

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