Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, During the Time of Lord Chancellor Thurlow, of the Several Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal, and of Lord Chancellor Loughborough, from 1778 to 1794: With an Appendix of Contemporary Cases, Volume 1

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W. Clarke and Sons, 1819 - Equity
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Page 404 - By another section of the statute it is enacted, that " no action shall be brought whereby to charge any person upon any agreement made upon any contract, or sale of lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or any interest in or concerning them, unless the agreement upon which such action shall be brought, or some memorandum or note thereof, shall be in writing, and signed by the party to be charged therewith, or some other person thereunto by him lawfully authorized.
Page 10 - THURLOW said, that to set aside a conveyance, there must be an inequality, so strong, gross and manifest, that it must be impossible to state it to a man of common sense without producing an exclamation at the inequality of it (1).
Page 498 - that nothing was better established than this principle, that money directed to be employed in the purchase of land, and land directed to be sold and turned into money, are to be considered as that species of property into which they are directed to be converted; and this in whatever manner the direction is given; whether by will, by way of contract, marriage articles, settlement, or otherwise, and whether the money is actually deposited or only covenanted to be paid, whether the land is actually...
Page 449 - RG, were parties, and by a recovery suffered in pursuance thereof, the estates were limited to the use of the husband for life, remainder to the wife for life, remainder to...
Page 19 - ... determined cases seem to go thus far, that the general engagement of the wife shall operate upon her personal property, shall apply to the rents and profits of her real estate, and that her trustees shall be obliged to apply personal estate, and rents and profits when they arise, to the satisfaction of such general engagement...
Page 97 - Being asthmatical, and the office very hot. she retired to her carriage to execute the will, the witnesses attending her ; after having seen the execution they returned into the office to attest it; and the carriage was put back to the window of the office, through which, it was sworn by a person in the carriage, that the testatrix might see what passed.
Page 220 - I rest it upon what he meant afterwards. If he meant that every other person who should be heir should take, he then meant what the law would not suffer him to give, or the heir to take as a purchaser.
Page 219 - By all the cases where the estate is so given, that after the limitation to the first taker it is to go to every person who can claim as heir to the first taker, the word heirs must be a word of limitation.
Page 23 - And further be it enacted. . . that if any woman child or maiden, being above the age of twelve years and under the age of sixteen years, do at any time consent and agree to such person that so shall make any contract of matrimony contrary to the form and effect of this statute, that then the next of the kin of the same woman child or maid, to whom the inheritance should descend return or come after the decease of the same woman child or maid...
Page 471 - They have rights,' he observed, ' as a sovereign power ; they have also duties as individuals ; if they enter into bonds in India, the sums secured may be recovered here. So in this case, as a private company, they have entered into a private contract, to which they must be liable.

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