A New Edition of the Thesawaleme: Or The Laws and Customs of Jaffna

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Printed at the "Ceylon times" office, 1862 - Law reports, digests, etc - 691 pages
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Page xxiii - Ac., to a stranger without having given previous notice thereof to his heirs or partners, and to such of his neighbours whose grounds are adjacent to his land, and who might have the same in mortgage...
Page xiv - ... adopted person to remain for several years in the peaceable possession of the property, the heirs by their silence forfeit their claim and title thereto. WHERE ONE OF THREE BROTHERS ADOPTS A CHILD 6. If there are three brothers, one of whom has two children and the other two have none, and if one of these wishes, from pure motives of affection, to adopt one of his brother's children, which the other brother who has also no children wishes to approve, the two brothers may carry their design into...
Page 725 - It is therefore hereby enacted by the Governor of Ceylon, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, that from 1 See ante, p.
Page vi - If the father dies first leaving one or more infant children, the whole of the property remains with the mother, provided she takes the child or children she has procreated by the deceased until such child or children (as far as relates to the daughters) marry ; when the mother, on giving them in marriage, is obliged to give them a dowry, but the son or sons may not demand anything so long as the mother lives, in like manner as is above stated with respect to parents.
Page xxvi - Government services, during one day in every month, besides which they are obliged to provide the elephants of Government in the stables of the province with food, together with the...
Page iv - ... they lose in the manner above stated must be made good to them, either in kind or with the value thereof in money. Should it happen that after the marriage of the daughter or daughters the parents prosper considerably, the daughters are at liberty to induce their parents to increase the doty...
Page xxxvi - Mutaliyar, are the persons who have perused and revised the translation of the Malabar Laws and Customs, in consequence whereof we confirm the same with our signatures." In consequence of the above declaration I conceive that Your Excellency may rely upon the correctness of the Malabar Laws and Customs written by the Dessave, and I therefore hope that Your Excellency will either entirely approve of the same or make such alterations therein as you may deem necessary for the welfare of the inhabitants....
Page xii - ... consent while others refuse their consent. 6. Where one of three brothers adopts a child. 7. Of the adoption of a person of a higher or lower caste. CEREMONIES OF ADOPTION. 1. If a man and woman take another person's child to bring up, and both or one of them being inclined to make such child their heir, they must first ask the consent of their brothers and sisters, if there be any — if not, that of their nearest relations who otherwise would succeed to the inheritance ; and if they consent...
Page iii - ... have no more than one-sixteenth part each of the said ground, and the two sons each but one thirty-second part ; and it is the same with the donations of gardens, slaves, &c., from which often disputes also arise. The daughters must content themselves with the dowry given them by the act or doty ola, and are not at liberty to make any further claim on the estate after the death of their parents, unless there be no more children, in which case the daughters succeed to the whole estate.
Page xxiv - ... heirs, partners, and neighbours were at liberty to claim or demand the preference of becoming the proprietors of such lands.* The previous notice which was to be given to persons of the above description was to be observed in the following manner, viz., to such 'as resided at the village, one month ; to persons residing in the same province but out of the village, three months ; to those residing in another province, six months ; and to those who reside abroad, one year. The above periods having...

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