A treatise on the legal and equitable rights of married women: as well in respect to their property and persons as to their children. With an appendix of the recent American statutes and the decisions under them

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Kay and Brother, 1861 - Social Science - 796 pages
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Page 28 - would not support the settlement against creditors, because the statute of frauds is express, that no action shall be brought whereby to charge any person upon any agreement made in consideration of marriage, unless some memorandum or note thereof shall be in writing, and signed by the party to be charged therewith, or some other person by him lawfully
Page 84 - husband and wife are treated, for most purposes, as one person; that is to say, the very being or legal existence of the woman, as a distinct person, is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated and consolidated in that of her husband.
Page 462 - and to the property which is claimed as the subject of disposition, and to the circumstances of the testator, and of his family and affairs, for the purpose of enabling the court to identify the person or thing intended by the testator, or to determine the quantity of interest he has given by his will.
Page 751 - 2. The real and personal property of any female who may hereafter marry, and which she shall own at the time of marriage, and the rents, issues, and profits thereof, shall not be subject to the disposal of her husband, nor be liable for his debts, and shall continue her sole and separate property.
Page 455 - vested or contingent." "They are vested when there is a person in being who would have an immediate right to the possession of the lands upon the ceasing of the intermediate or precedent estate. They are contingent whilst the person to whom or the event upon which they are limited to take effect remains uncertain.
Page 727 - her husband was seised of an estate of inheritance at any time during the marriage, unless the same shall have been relinquished in legal form. Equitable estates shall be subject to the widow's dower, and all real estate of every description contracted for by the husband
Page 132 - that an infant may bind himself to pay for his necessary meat, drink, apparel, necessary physic, and such other necessaries, and likewise for his good teaching and instruction, whereby he may profit himself afterwards; but if he bind himself in an obligation, or other writing, with a penalty for the payment of any of these, that obligation shall not bind him.
Page 239 - heirs of the body of a person to whom a life estate in the same premises shall be given, the persons who, on the termination of the life estate, shall be the heirs or heirs of the body of such tenant for life, shall be entitled to take as purchasers by virtue of the remainder so limited to them.
Page 462 - For the purpose of determining the object of the testator's bounty, or the subject of disposition, or the quantity of interest intended to be given by his will, a court may inquire into every material fact relating to the person who claims to be interested, and to the property
Page 242 - provides that the absolute power of alienation shall not be suspended by any limitation or condition whatever, for a longer period than during the continuance of not more than two lives in being at the creation of the estate.

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