The law of infancy and coverture

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G. Lamson, 1824 - Children - 398 pages
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Page 315 - English, surrendered to the use of himself for life, and after to the use of his eldest son...
Page 12 - Mass. 239, the court seemed to think the true rule to be, that those acts of an infant are void, which not only apparently but necessarily operate to his prejudice.
Page 85 - Exchequer shall, by such Order so to be obtained, direct, to any other Person or Persons ; and such Conveyance or Assurance so to be had and made, as aforesaid, shall be as good and effectual in Law, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, as if the said...
Page 24 - If goods, not necessaries, are delivered to an infant who after full age ratifies the contract by a promise to pay, he is bound ; per Raymond, CJ Southerton v.
Page 49 - Infancy and Age," vol. 5, p. 134): "It Is laid down as a general rule that infancy is a personal privilege, of which no one can take advantage but the infant himself, and that therefore, though the contract of the infant be voidable, yet that it shall bind the person of full age.
Page 105 - A third rule respecting remainders is this : that the remainder must vest in the grantee during the continuance of the particular estate, or eo instanti that it determines.
Page 197 - ... could be valid, which has for its object the contravention of the general policy of the law in settling the relations of domestic life, and which the public is interested to preserve ; and which, without dissolving the bond of marriage, would place the parties in some respects in the condition of being single, and leave them in others subject to the consequences of being married ; and which would introduce all the confusion and inconvenience which must necessarily result from so anomalous and...
Page 342 - a competent " livelihood of freehold for the wife, of lands and tenements; " to take effect, in profit or possession, presently after the " death of the husband ; for the life of the wife at least.
Page 10 - all such gifts, grants, or deeds made by infants which do not take effect by delivery of his hand, are void: but all gifts, grants, or deeds made by infants by matter in deed or in writing, which do take effect by delivery of his hand, are voidable by himself, by his heirs, and by those who have his estate.
Page 352 - Bell (a), where the concurrence of the wife in destroying an existing settlement on her was held to be sufficient to support a subsequent settlement, which would otherwise have been voluntary ; and other cases of that description. But there is an absence of all such consideration in the present case. Whether the destruction of the settlement of the 7th of February 1839 would have constituted...

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