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the heir of the body of the purchaser, as to her share, obtained any actual seisin of the lands; and that one of was her son, John Whichelo the defendant; that, on them (say Catherine) should afterwards have died, the decease of Anne, the heir of the body of the pur- leaving issue one son. In this case, it is admitted on chaser, us to her share, was James Gregory, her grand- all sides, that the share of Catherine would have deson; and that, on the decease of Grace, the heir of the scended to the heir of the purchaser, and not to her body of the purchaser, as to her share, was her son, own heir, in the character of heir to her; for the maxim Diones Geere. On no other supposition can the judge was seisina facit stipitem. Had either of the daughters ment be accounted for, which awarded one-third of obtained actual seisin, her seisin would have been in the whole to the defendant John Whichelo, one other law the actual seisin of her sister also ; and, on the dethird to James Gregory, and the remaining third to cease of either of them, her share would have descended Diones Geere. For, let us suppose, that, on the decease not to the heir of her father, but to her own heir, the of each coparcener, her one-third was divided equally seisin acquired having made her the stock of descent. gpongst the then existing heirs of the body of the In such a case, therefore, the title of the son of Caparchaser; and the result will be, that the parties, in-therine to the whole of his mother's moiety would stead of each being entitled to one-third, would have have been indisputable; for, while he was living, no been entitled in fractional shares of a most complicated one else could possibly have been her heir. The supkind; unless we presurne, which is next to impossible, position, however, on which we are now to proceed is, that all the three daughters died at one and the same that neither of the daughters ever obtained any actual moment. It is not stated, in the report of the case, in seisin; and the question to be solved is, to whom, on what order the decease of the daughters took place; the death of Catherine, did her share descend ; whebut, according to the principle suggested, it will ap- ther equally between her sister and her son, as being pear, on working out the fractions, that the heir of together heir to the purchaser; or whether solely to the one who died first would have been entitled to the son, as being heir to the purchaser quoad his mothe largest share, and the heir of the one who died ther's share. In Mr. Sweet's valuable edition of last would have been entitled to the smallest. Thus, Messrs. Jarman and Bythewood's Conveyancing, (vol. let us suppose that Martha died first, then Anne, and 1, p. 139), it is stated to be "apprehended that the then Grace. On the decease of Martha, according to share of the deceased sister would have descended in the principle suggested, her son, John Whichelo, would the same manner as by the recent statute it will now bare taken only one-third of her share, or one-ninth descend in every instance,” which manner of descent is of the whole, and Anne and Grace, the surviving sis- explained to be, one-half of the share, or a quarter of ters, would each also have taken one-third of the share the whole only, to the son, and the remaining half of of Martha, in addition to their own one-third of the the share to the surviving sister, thus giving her threewhole. The shares would then have stood thus: John quarters of the whole. This doctrine, however, the Whichelo 4, Anne } + , Grace 1 + d. Anne now dies. writer submits, is erroneous; and, in proof of such Her share, according to the same principle, would be error, it might be sufficient, simply, to call to mind the equally divisible amongst her own issue, James Gre- fact, that the law of England had but one rule for the gory, and the other heirs of the body of the purchaser, discovery of the heir. The heirs of a purchaser were, namely, John Whichelo and Grace. The shares would first, the heirs of his body, and then his collateral heirs; then stand thus: John Whichelo, + (+$); name- and an estate tail was merely an estate restricted in its ly, his own share and one-third of Anne's share, = descent to lineal heirs. If, therefore, the heir of a James Gregory, (tt)= ;Grace, + $ + (1 + $); person had been discovered for the purpose of the denamely, her own share and one-third of Anne's share, scent of an estate tail, it is obvious that the same indi=*. Lastly, Grace dies, and her share, according to vidual would also be heir of the same person for the the same principle, would be equally divisible between purpose of the descent of an estate in fee simple. No her own issue Diones Geere and John Whichelo and distinction between the two is ever mentioned by Lord James Gregory, the other co-heirs of the body of the Coke or any of the old authorities. Now, we have purchaser. The shares would then have stood thus: seen that the heir of the purchaser, under the circumJohn Whichelo 3+ * x 1; namely, his own share stances above mentioned, for the purpose of inheriting and of Grace's share,=# of the entirety of the land. an estate tail, was the son of the deceased daughter James Gregory + } x 4; namely, his own share and solely, quoad the share which such daughter had held ; one-third of Grace's share,=4. Diones Geere, 4x and it would accordingly appear that the heir of the =* On the principle, therefore, of the descent of purchaser, to inherit an estate in fee simple, was also the share of each coparcener amongst the co-heirs of the son of the deceased daughter quoad her share. the body of the purchaser for the time being, the That this was, in fact, the case, appears incidentally heir of the body of the one who died first would have from a passage in the Year Books, (35 Hen. 6. 23), been entitled to thirty-seven eighty-first parts of the where it is stated, that, “If there be two coparceners whole premises; the heir of the body of the one who of a reversion, and their tenant for term of life commits died next would have been entitled to twenty-eight waste, and then one of the parceners has issue and dies, eighty-first parts; and the heir of the body of the and the tenant for term of life commits another waste, one who died last would have been entitled only to and the aunt and the niece bring a writ of waste jointly, sixteen eighty-first parts. By the judgment of the for they cannot sever, and the writ of waste is general, court, however, the lessors of the plaintiff were entitled still their recovery shall be special; for the aunt shall each to one equal third part; thus shewing, that, al-recover treble damages for the waste done, as well in though the descent of an estate tail under the old law the life of her parcener as afterwards, and the niece was always traced from the purchaser, (otherwise John shall only recover damages for the waste done after the Whichelo would have been entitled to the whole), yet death of her mother, and the place wasted they shall this rule was qualified by another rule of equal force, recover jointly. And the same law is, if a man has namely, that all the lineal descendants of any person issue two daughters, and dies seised of certain land, and deceased should represent their ancestor, that is, should a stranger abates, and afterwards one of the daughters stand in the same place, and take the same share, as the has issue two daughters and dies, and the aunt and the ancestor would have done if living.

| two daughters bring assize of mort d' ancestor; here, if 2. Let us now inquire into the course of descent of the aunt recover the moiety of the land and damages an estate in fee simple, according to the old law, in case from the death of the ancestor, and the nieces recover the purchaser should have died, leaving two daughters, each one of them the moiety of the moiety of the land, and Susanna and Catherine, neither of whom should have damages from the death of their mother, still the writ is general.” Here we have all the circumstances re- | the alteration which this act was intended to effect? quired; the father dies seised, leaving two daughters, Was it intended to introduce a course of descent amongst neither of whom obtains any actual seisin of the land; coparceners, hitherto unknown to the law, and tendfor a stranger abates, that is, gets possession before ing to the most intricate and absurd subdivision of their them. One of the daughters then dies, without ever shares? or did the act intend merely to say that descent having had possession, and her share devolves entirely from the purchaser, which had hitherto occurred only on her issue, not as heirs to her, for she never was in the case of an estate tail, and in the case where the seised, but as heirs to her father quoad her share. The heir to a fee simple died without obtaining actual seisin, surviving sister is entitled only to her original moiety, should now apply to every case? In other words, has and the two daughters of her deceased sister take the the act abolished the rule, that, in tracing the descent mother's moiety equally between them.

from the purchaser, the issue of deceased heirs shall There is another incidental reference to the same sub- stand, quoad their entire shares, in the place of their ject in Lord Coke's Commentary upon Littleton, (Co. parents? We have seen, that, previously to the act, Litt. 164. a.): “If a man hath issue two daughters, and the rule that descent should be traced from the puris disseised, and the daughters have issue and die, the chaser, whenever it applied, was guided and governed issues shall join in a præcipe, because one right descends by another rule, that the issue of every deceased person from the ancestor, and it maketh no difference whether should, quoad the entire share of such person, stand in the common ancestor, being out of possession, died before his or her place. Why, then, should not the same rule the daughters or after, for that, in both cases, they must of representation govern descent, now that the rule make themselves heirs to the grandfather which was tracing descent from the purchaser has become applicalast seised, and, when the issues have recovered, they ble to every case? Had any modification been intended are coparceners, and one præcipe shall lie against to be made of so important a rule for tracing descent them." "It maketh no difference," says Lord Coke, from a purchaser, as the rule that the issue, and the “whether the common ancestor, being out of possession, issue alone, represent their ancestor, surely the act would died before the daughters or after." Lord Coke is cer- not have been silent on the subject. A rule of law cleartainly not here speaking of the shares which the issue ly continues in force until it be repealed. No repeal would take; but, had any difference in the quantity of has taken place of the rule, that, in tracing descent their shares been made by the circumstance of the from a purchaser, the issue shall always stand in the daughters surviving their father, it seems strange that place of their ancestor. It is submitted, therefore, that 60 accurate a writer as Lord Coke should not “ herein” this rule is now in full operation; and that, although have “noted a diversity.” The descent is traced to the in every case descent is now traced from the purchaser, issue of the daughters not from the daughters, but yet the tracing of such descent is still governed by from their father, the common grandfather of the issue. the rules to which the tracing of descent from purOn the decease of one daughter, therefore, on the theory chasers was in former times invariably subject. If this against which we are contending, the right to her share be so, it is clear, then, that, under the circumstances should have devolved, one-half on her own issue and stated at the commencement of this paper, the share of the other half on her surviving sister; and, on the de-Catherine will descend entirely to her own issue, as cease of such surviving sister, her three-quarters should, heir to the purchaser quoad her share, and will not be by the same rule, have been divided, one-half to her divided between such issue and the surviving sister. own issue and the other half to the issue of her deceased. It is said, indeed, that, by giving to the issue onesister; whereas it is admitted, that, had the daughters half of the share which belonged to their mother, the both died in their father's lifetime, their issue would rule is satisfied, which requires that the issue of a perhave inherited in equal shares. Lord Coke, however, son deceased shall, in all cases, represent their ancestor; remarks no difference whether the father died before or for it is argued that the issue still take one-fourth by after his daughters. Surely, then, he never could have representation, notwithstanding that the other fourth imagined that so great an inequality in the shares could goes to the surviving sister, who constitutes, together have been produced by so mere an accident. It should with such issue, one heir to their common ancestor. be remembered that the rule of representation for which This, however, is a fallacy; the rule is, “ that the we are contending is the rule suggested by natural jus- lineal descendants in infinitum of any person deceased tice, and might well have been passed over without ex- shall represent their ancestor, that is, shall stand in the press notice; but, had the opposite rule prevailed, the same place as the person himself would have done had inequality and injustice of its operation could scarcely | he been living.” (2 Black. Com. 216). Now, in what have failed to elicit some remark. This circumstance place would the deceased daughter have stood had she may, perhaps, tend to explain the fact that the writer been living? Would she have been heir to one-fourth has been unable, after a lengthened search, to find any only, or would she not rather have been heir to the enauthority expressly directed to the point; and yet, tire moiety? Clearly to the entire moiety; for, had she when we consider that in ancient times the title by been living, no descent of her moiety would have taken descent was the most usual one, (testamentary aliena- place: if, then, her issue are to stand in the place which tion not having been permitted), we cannot doubt but she would have occupied if living, they cannot so rethat the point in question must very frequently have present her unless they take the whole of her share. occurred." In what manner, then, can we account for But it is said, again, that the surviving daughter the silence of our ancient writers on this subject, but may have aliened her share; and how can the descent on the supposition, which is confirmed by every inci- of her deceased sister's share be said to be traced from dental notice, that, in tracing descent from a purchaser, the purchaser, if the survivor, who constitutes a part of the issue of a deceased daughter took the entire share the purchaser's heir, is to take nothing? The descent of their parent, whether such daughter should have of the whole, it is argued, cannot be considered as traced died in the lifetime of the purchaser or after his de over again on the decease of any daughter, because the cease?

other daughter's moiety may, by that time, have got Having now ascertained the course of descent among into the hands of a perfect stranger. The proper reply coparceners under the old law, whenever descent was to this objection seems to be, that the laws of descent traced from a purchaser, we are in a better situation to were prior in date to the liberty of alienation. In anplace a construction on that clause of the act to amend cient times, when the rules of descent were settled, the the law of inheritance, which enacts, “ that in every objection could scarcely have occurred. Estates tail case descent shall be traced from the purchaser,” (Stat. were kept from alienation by virtue of the Statute De 3 & 4 Will. 4, c. 106, s. 2). What was the nature of Donis, for about 200 years subsequent to its passing. Rights of entry and action were also inalienable for a HENRY PEARSON COLES, Wickham-market, Suffolk, very much longer period. Reversions expectant on es- innkeeper, March 5 at half-past 12, and April 7 at 11, tates of freehold, in the descent of which the same rule Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Graham ; Sol. of tracing from the purchaser occurred, could alone Lewis, Arundel-street, Strand.—Fiat dated Feb. 10. have afforded an instance of alienation by the heir;

WILLIAM KITSON, White-street, Southwark, Surrey, and the sale of reversions appears to have been by

soap manufacturer, dealer and chapman, March 6 at 12, and no means frequent in early times. In addition to

March 31 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass.

Edwards; Sols. Lofty & Co., King-street, Cheapside.other reasons, the attornment then required from the

Fiat dated Feb. 16. particular tenant on every alienation of a reversion,

SAMUEL HOLDSWORTH and WILLIAM HOLDS. Operated as a check on such transactions. It may,

WORTH, Drighlington, Yorkshire, corn millers, dealers therefore, be safely asserted as a general proposition,

and chapmen, March 9 and April 2 at 11, District Court of that, on the decease of any coparcener, the descent of

Bankruptcy, Leeds: Off. Ass. Freeman ; Sols. Taylor & whose share was to be traced from the purchaser, the Westmoreland, Wakefield ; Gregory & Co., Bedford-row, shares of the other coparceners had not been aliened; / London.-Fiat dated Feb. 12. and to have given them any part of their deceased sis- WILLIAM LONGBOTTOM and RALPH BENTLEY, ter's share, to the prejudice of her own issue, would Rochdale, Lancashire, wool mercbants, March 5 and April have been obviously unfair, and contrary to the na

4 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester : Off. tural meaning of the rule, that “every daughter hath

Ass. Hobson ; Sols. Atkinson & Co., Manchester ; Abbott, a several stock or root.” (Co. Litt. 164. b.) If, as we

Charlotte-street, London.-Fiat dated Feb. 7. have seen, the rule remained the same with regard to

| WILLIAM ROWLANDSON, Wakefield, Yorkshire, sur

geon and apothecary, March 9 and 30 at 11, District Court estates tail, notwithstanding the introduction of the

of Bankruptcy, Leeds: Off. Ass. Hope; Sols. Taylor & right of alienation, (Doe v. Whichelo, ante), surely

Westmoreland, Wakefield ; Gregory & Co., Bedford-row, it ought still to continue unimpaired, now that it has

London.-Fiat dated Feb. 17. become applicable to estates in fee, which enjoy a still STEPHEN VERTUE, Liverpool, merchant, dealer and more perfect liberty. Rules of law, which have their chapman, March 13 and April 14 at 11, District Court of foundation in natural justice, should ever be upheld, Bankruptcy, Liverpool : Off. Ass. Cazenove ; Sols. Harvey notwithstanding they may have become applicable to & Falcon, Liverpool; Sharpe & Co., Bedford-row, Loncases not specifically contemplated at the time of their l don.-Fiat dated Feb. 13. creation.

JOSEPH WALTON, Liverpool, coal merchant, dealer and The writer is one, who, until he had occasion to

chapman, March 3 and April 14 at 11, District Court of search narrowly into the authorities, held the opinion

Bankruptcy, Liverpool: Öff. Ass. Turner; Sols. Vincent he now opposes. He has, therefore, no right to dog

& Co., Liverpool; Robinson, Liverpool. — Fiat dated

Feb. 18. matise; but, if the authorities and reasoning above RICHARD KIRBY FRANKISH. Scarborough, Yorkdetailed should have produced the same effect on the

shire, joiner and builder, and general contractor, dealer and mind of the reader, as they have on that of the writer,

chapman, March 10 and 31 at 11, District Court of Bankthey will have created a clear conviction, that, with ruptcy, Leeds: Off. Ass. Kynaston ; Sols. Harle, Leeds ; respect to the point above discussed, the mischief and Kirk, Symond's-hill, London.-Fiat dated Feb. 16. inconvenience which have been attributed to the act, EDWARD STEANE HARLEY, Birmingham, grocer, dealer have, in reality, no existence.

J. W. 1 and chapman, March 10 and April 3 at 11, District Court

of Bankruptcy, Birmingham: Off. Ass. Valpy ; Sols. Mot

teram & Knowles, Birmingham.-Fiat dated Feb. 20.

SAMUEL HUTCHINSON, Bradford, Yorkshire, stock and London Gazettes.

share broker, dealer and chapman, March 9 and April 2 at

11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds: Off. Ass. Young; TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24.

Sols. Wood, Bradford ; Caris, Leeds ; Flower, Bread-st.,

Cheapside, London.- Fiat dated Feb. 20.
BANKRUPTS.
HENRY JOHN TODD and EDWARD TODD, Bow

MEETINGS. Church-yard, London, and Liverpool, warehousemen, dra Richard Harvey, Chacewater, Cornwall, grocer, March 18 pers, agents, and co-partners, dealers and chapmen, (trading at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Exeter, ch. ass.- Henry under the firm of Todd & Co.), March 6 and April 6 at 11, Hall, Smalesmouth, Greystead, Northumberland, cattle dealer, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Whitmore; Sols. March 6 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Newcastle

Soles & Turner, Aldermanbury.-Fiat dated Feb. 18. upon Tyne, last ex.-- G. E. Schultz and H. W. Carr, LiverABRAHAM FREBOUT the younger, Steward-street, Spi. pool, stock brokers, April 6 at 11, District Court of Bank

talfields, Middlesex, silk manufacturer, dealer and chap- ruptcy, Liverpool, last ex.-John Leadbeater, Manchester, man, Feb. 27 at ll, and April 3 at 12, Court of Bankrupt. merchant, March 9 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Mancy, London : Off. Ass. Whitmore; Sols. Sith & Taylor, chester, last ex.-Wm. Insall, Shipston on Stour, WorcesterBasinghall-street.--Fiat dated Feb. 11.

shire, auctioneer, March 14 at 11, District Court of BankGEORGE MOIR, John’s-row, St. Luke's, Middlesex, boot ruptcy, Birmingham, last ex.-Wm. Grosvenor, Shelton, and

and shoe maker, March 7 at 11, and April 6 at 12, Court of Hanley, Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, ironfounder, March Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Alsager; Sols. Hughes 30 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham, last ex. & Turner, 30, Charles-street, City-road. - Fiat dated - Thos. B. Daft, Birmingham, button maker, March 28 at ll, Feb. 21.

District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham, last ex.-- John CHARLES SELF, Sun-street, Bishopsgate Without, Lon. Spong, Ockham, Surrey, coal merchant, March 19 at 12,

don, plumber, painter, and glazier, dealer and chapman, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac. - Edward Eedle, March 10 at 12, and April 6 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, Chancery-lane, Middlesex, bookseller, March 19 at 12, Court London: Off. Ass. Whitmore; Sol. Wright, Cook's-court, of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.- Thomas Winston, Cop. Lincoln's-inn.- Fiat dated Feb. 20.

thall-buildings, London, merchant, March 19 at 12, Court of ROBERT GARLAND, Walham-green, Middlesex, corn Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-- Wm. Kearton, Lamb-street,

chandler, dealer and chapman, March 3 at half-past 11, and Spital-square, Middlesex, cheesemonger, March 19 at 11, April 7 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-Wm. Gill, LeadenPennell; Sol. Donne, 28, New Broad-street, City.--Fiat hall-market, London, poulterer, March 17 at 11, Court of dated Feb. 23.

Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-J. S. Williams, Clement'sJONATHAN KNIGHTS, Great Melton, and Thurgarton, lane, Lombard-street, London, master mariner, March 17 at Norfolk, cattie dealer and salesman, March 3 at half-past 1, 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-R. G. Spedding, and April ? at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Queen-street, Cheapside, and Bush-lane, Cannon-street, LonAss. Pennell; Sols. Jay & Pilgrim, Norwich.- Fiat dated don, zinc manufacturer, March 17 at half-past 11, Court of Peb, 17.

| Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-James Miller, Southampton,

cordwainer, March 20 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, To be allowed by the Court of Review in Bankruptcy, unless aud. ac.John Parr, South-wharf-road, Paddington, Middle. Cause be shewn to the contrary on or before March 17. sex, coal dealer, March 17 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, Lon- Alfred Tulley, Hackney, Middlesex, grocer.—John Collins, don, aud. ac.-Henry Le Jeune, St. Alban's, Hertfordshire, Salford, Lancashire, common brewer.-Hen. P. Gray, Caro. maltster, March 18 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. line-st., Eaton-sq., Middlesex, horse dealer.-Geo. H. Bush, ac.- James Cross, Bristol, provision merchant, March 19 Edgeware-road, St. Mary-le-bone, Middlesex, upholsterer.at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol, aud. ac.

Wm. Gill, Leadenhall-market, London, poulterer. Wm. Drinkwater, Salford, Lancashire, woollen cord manufac

Scotch SEQUESTRATION. turer, March 26 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Man.

Thomas Wilkie, Edinburgh, grocer. chester, aud. ac.; March 27 at 12, fin. div.-Wm. Blinkhorn, Little Bolton, Lancashire, manufacturing chemist, March 17 at

INSOLVENT DEBTORS 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester, aud. ac.; Who have filed their Petitions in the Court of Bankruptcy, March 18 at 12, div.-J. Goodchild the elder, J. Jackson, J. and have obtained an Interim Order for Protection from Goodchild the younger, J. Jackson, W. Jackson, and T. Jones, Proce88. Bishopwearmouth, and Dowgate, London, bankers, March John Ryan, Dalphney-cottage, Chiswick, Middlesex, che. 17 at 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Newcastle-upon- | mist, March 2 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London. --- John Tyne, aud. ac. John Jackson and w. Jackson.---John Binder, S. Witherden, Margate, ironmonger, March 2 at 11, Court of Moulton, rear Spalding, Lincolnshire, coal merchant, March Bankruptcy, London.- Wm. R. Kettle, Vauxhall, Lambeth, 27 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham, aud, ac. Surrey, clerk to a wholesale stationer, March 2 at 11, Court of -John Wright, Birmingham, cabinet maker, March 27 at 11, Bankruptcy, London.—Thomas Kettle, Vauxhall-walk, LamDistrict Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham, aud. ac.-John beth, Surrey, clerk to a wholesale stationer, March 2 at 11, Bennet, Birmingham, corn dealer, March 27 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, London.-John Evans, Chesham, Buck. Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham, aud. ac.-Wm. Riddle, inghamshire, assistant to a tailor, March 2' at 12, Court of Stafford, draper, March 20 at 11, District Court of Bank Bankruptcy, London.-John Roffey, Allfarthing, Love-lane, ruptcy, Birmingham, aud. ac.-Sam. Brothers, Newcastle. Garrett-lane, Wandsworth, Surrey, tailor, March 2 at ll, under-Lyme, Staffordshire, currier, March 20 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, London.- Jas. Stewart, Upper Stam. Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham, aud. ac.; March 24 at 11, ford-street, Blackfriars, Surrey, out of employment, March 2 div.- William Pitt, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, grocer, at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-Sam. Canham, Ox. March 24 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham, ford-street, Mile-end Old-town, Middlesex, auctioneer, March aud. ac.- Thomas Griffiths, Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, 2 at half-past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-Rob. Bond, tailor, March 20 at il, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bir Palace-row, New-road, St. Pancras, Middlesex, hosier, March mingham, aud. ac.--John Boulton, Redditch, Tardebigg, Wor-5 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London.--Thos. C. Greatorer, cestershire, needle maker, March 20 at 11, District Court of New Kent-road, Newington, Surrey, clerk to a wine merchant, Bankruptcy, Birmingham, aud. ac.-Thomas Wenman, Bir- March 5 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London. Robert E. mingham, merchant, March 20 at 11, District Court of Bank. Bruster, Southampton, draper, March 10 at 11, Court of ruptcy, Birmingham, aud. ac.; March 24 at 1l, div.-Joseph Bankruptcy, London.-Wm. Draper the elder, Chorlbury, Marriage the younger, Moulsham, Chelmsford, Essex, coal Oxfordshire, blacksmith, March 10 at ll, Court of Bank. merchant, March 20 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div. ruptcy, London.-Jas. P. Fennings, Park-place, Highbury-Arbuthnot Emerson, Lower Belgrave-st., Belgrave-square, vale, Islington, Middlesex, clerk in the Coast.guard Office, Thos. Tripp, and Jas. Benn, Elizabeth-st., Chester-square, Custom-house, London, March 10 at 11, Court of BankMiddlesex, distiller, March 17 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, ruptcy, London.- Mary Ryley, South Molton-st., Hanover. London, div.-John Hollingsworth, Paddington street, St. square, Middlesex, milliner, March 10 at 11, Court of BankMary-le-bone, Middlesex, butcher, March 19 at half-past 11, ruptcy, London.-Th. Wright, Liscard, Wallasey, Cheshire, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.-Robert Petit, Exning, I joiner, March 3 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liver. Suffolk, livery-stable keeper, March 19 at 12, Court of Bank- pool.—Pet. Gorse, Toxteth-park, Lancashire, market con. ruptcy, London, div.-- John Woollams, Charles-st., Manches. | stable, March 3 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverter-sq., St. Mary-le-bone, Middlesex, builder, March 19 at pool.—John Coopey, Pen-y-ad-vedda, Garway, Herefordshire, 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.-John Hardy and out of business, March 2‘at half past 11, District Court of Geo. Hardy, Wisbech St. Peter, Cambridge, grocers, March Bankruptcy, Birmingham.-Geo. Thus. Barker, Port Mahon, 19 at half past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div. Sheffield, Yorkshire, out of business, March 4 at 11, District Chris. Blackmore, Cork-st., Middlesex, tailor, March 17 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds. - Jas. Wm. Merritt, Warwick, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.-Jas. Sisley, Margate, schoolmaster, March 4 at half.past 10, District Court of Bank. Isle of Thanet, Kent, carpenter, March 17 at 2, Court of ruptcy, Birmingham,- Wm. Bousfield, Barnard.castie, Dur. Bankruptcy, London, div.-George Smith, Manchester, bill ham, miller, March 13 at half-past 1, District Court of Bank. broker, March 17 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Man. ruptcy, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. - Th. Lofthouse, Selby, York. chester, fin. div.-Edw. Heron, Hartlepool, Durham, butcher, shire, tea dealer, March 4 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, March 17 at half-past 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, New Leeds.-Edw. Morgan, New Farm, Lee, Ellesmere, Shrop. castle-upon-Tyne, fin. div.-William B. Briddick, Durham, shire, farmer, March 11 at half-past 10, District Court of dealer in iron, March 17 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy, Birmingham.--Thos. Rees, Bridgend, Glamor. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, fin. div.-Wm. Gibb, Liverpool, soap ganshire, butcher, March 19 at half-past' 11, District Court of manufacturer, March 24 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy, Bristol. Benjamin Veale, Gloucester, butcher, Liverpool, div. ---Geo. Carruthers, Coventry, Warwickshire, March 13 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol.-G. draper, March 24 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bir Ellis, Philadelphia-street, Bristol, carpenter, March 13 at 11, mingham, div.-Rich. Gough, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol.-T. Taylor, Tockenworsted dealer, March 24 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, ham, near Wootten Bassett, Wiltshire, brewer, March 12 at Birmingham, div.

12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol.-Geo. Dorrington

the younger, Coleford, Newland, Gloucestershire, builder, CERTIYICATES.

March 12 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol.-T. To be allowed, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on or

Walters, Upper Maudlin-street, St. James, Bristol, paper

hangers, March 10 at half-past 11, District Court of Bankbefore the Day of Meeting

ruptcy, Bristol.-_J. Anthony Walters, Upper Maudlin-street, James Miller, Southampton, cordwainer, March 20 at 11, St. James, Bristol, paper hanger, March 10 at half-past ll, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-John Parr, South Wharf. District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol.- Frederick Stockman, road, Paddington, Middlesex, coal dealer, March 17 at 11, Bathwick, Bath, Somersetshire, out of business, March 6 at Court of Bankruptcy, London.-Chas. Wadhams, Charlotte | 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol.-Thos. Sellwood street, Portland.place, New-road, Middlesex, carpenter, March the younger, Fordwater-farm, Chardstock, Dorsetshire, horse 17 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-John Newburn, dealer, March 5 at 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Exeter. Oxton, Woodchurch, Cheshire, joiner, March 17 at 11, Dis.-J. Hall, St. Mary's Gate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, baker, trict Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool.--Hen. John Andrews, March 2 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester. Plymouth, Devonshire, apothecary, March 18 at 11, District Wm. Wild, Stoney Middleton, Derbyshire, farmer, March 7 Court of Bankruptcy, Exeter.

at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester.

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Court-house, WARWICK, (County), March 11 at 10. The following Assignees have been appointed. Further Par. Charles Checkley, Napton-on-the-Hill, Warwick, labourer. ticulars may be learned at the Ofice, in Portugal-st., Lin -Thos. Fullard, Balsall-heath, Worcestershire, near Birmingcolu's-inn-fields, on yiving the Number of the Case. ham, labourer.--Wm. Mayner, Birmingham, labourer.- Edw. Joản Eland, Witham, near Hull, Yorkshire, farmer, No.

Baxter the elder, Birmingham, timnan. 35,925 C.; Wm. Wilson, assignee, in place of George Eland, Court-house, Chester, (County), March 11 at 10. removed.John Milne, White Conduit-grove, Middlesex, out Ellen Gould, Park-green, Macclesfield, widow, out of busiof business, No. 57,806 T.; Samuel Addinseli, assignee. ness.- Edw. Ward, Stockport, Chester, cut of business.-W. Simpson, Hans-place, Pritchard's-row, Hackney.road, Mid-Smith Stredder, Tranmere, Cheshire, builder.- Sarah Plutt, dleser, bricklayer, No. 57,922 T.; John Showler, assignee. Kelsall, Cheshire, widow, out of business.-John Berks, Nant. E. Williams Cobb, Stamford-street, Blackfriars-road, Surrey, / wich, Cheshire, out of business. secretary to a railway company, No. 57,941 T.; William Finlasen, assignee.

Court-house, MONMOUTH, (County), March 12 at 10. Saturday, Feb. 21.

George Barrett, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, corn factor. Orders have been made, vesting in the Provisional Assignee

-G. Plummer, Govilon, near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, the Estates and Effects of the following Persons:

tailor.--Wm. Moon, Newport, Monmouthshire, out of busi

ness. - David Parry, Blaina Iron-works, Monmouthshire, (On their own Petitions).

shoe maker. Thomas Smith, Southwick-news, Paddington, Middlesex,

INSOLVENT DEBTORS' DIVIDENDS. lirery-stable keeper : in the Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex.—Thos. Pursey, Lamel-cottages, Cricklewood, near

Richard Cleaver, Portman-place, Edgware-road, bricklayer; Kilbarn, Middlesex, journeyman coach-smith: in the Debtors

Frewin's, 12, Lisson-grove North : 18. 71d. in the pound. Prison for London and Middlesex - Charles Thos Board. John Roberts, Bootle, near Liverpool, shopkeeper: Moreton's. Sparrow-corner, Minories, London, out of business : in the

Liverpool: 48. 4d. in the pound."
Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex.-Thomas Henly,
Jamaica-street, Commercial-road, Middlesex, master mariner :

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27.
in the Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex.-T. Davis,
North-st., Fitzroy-square, Middlesex, porter: in the Debtors

INSOLVENT. Prison for London and Middlesex.-J. Halden, Bread-street,

GEORGE THOMAS WALKER, Landport, Portsea, SouthCheapside, London, shawl embroiderer : in the Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex.--Alfred Willsher, Princes-road,

ampton, draper.

BANKRUPTS. Lambeth, Surrey, cabriolet proprietor : in the Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex.-J. Scott Pearce, Regent-street,

EDWARD WILLIAMS, Bishopsgate-street, London, linen Lambeth, Surrey, out of business : in the Queen's Prison. draper, dealer and chapman, March 10 at 2, and April 21 Sophia Phripp, Suffolk-street, Cambridge-heath, Hackney, at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Whitmore; Middlesex, out ur business : in the Debtors Prison for London Sols. Dickson & Overbury, Frederick's-place, Old Jewry. and Middlesex.

-Fiat dated Feb. 25. (On Creditor's Petition).

LEWIS REIS, JAMES POWER, and GUSTAVUS KOE. Thomas Priddle, Calthorpe-place, Gray's-inn-road, Mid.

NIG, Fenchurch-street, London, and Wandsworth, Surrey, dezes, out of business : in the Debtors Prison for London and

merchants, soap and candle manufacturers, dealers and Middlesei.

chapmen, March 10 at 1, and April 21 at 12, Court of (On their own Petitions).

Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Alsager; Sols. Marten &

Co., Mincing-lane, London.-Fiat dated Feb. 25. Timothy Terry, Bath-street, Birmingham, Warwickshire,

GEORGE BUTLER EARP, London, ship broker and emi. journeyman upholsterer : in the Gaol of Shrewsbury.-James

gration agent, in partnership with John Ridgway, LiverTrigg, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, carpenter : in the Gaol

pool, ship broker and emigration agent, lately carrying on of Gloucester.-T. Lintern, Bilton, Gloucestershire, labourer :

business in New Zealand with Thomas Ridgway, John in the Gaol of Gloucester.- Ellen Gould, Park-green, Maccles.

Ridgway, Joseph Ridgway, and William Guyton the younger, field, Chester, widow, out of business : in the Gaol of Chester. |

under the firm of Ridgways, Guyton, & Earp), March 6 at -Edward Goss, Langton-street, Bristol, out of business : in

2, and April 10 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. the Gaol of Bristol. - George Fudge, Baptist Mills, Bristol,

Ass. Pennell; Sol. Vardy, Finsbury-place.--- Fiat dated mason: in the Gaol of Bristol.-J. Poole, Penzance, Corn

Feb. 10. wall, cordwainer: in the Gaol of Bodmin.-Henry Henson,

JOHN SANDAVER, Kenton-street, Brunswick-sq., Mid. Hickling, Nottinghamshire, lace agent: in the Gaol of Not

dlesex, cabinet maker, March 7 at 1, and April 4 at 11, tingham.-- Arthur Shanks, King-street, North Shields, North

Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Follett; Sol. umberland, innkeeper : in the Gaol of Morpeth.

Williams, Bedford-square.- Fiat dated Feb. 25. The following Prisoners are ordered to be brought up before RICHARD CHILDS, Queen Anne-street, Cavendish-sq., the Courl, in Portugal-st., on Tuesday, March 10, at 9. Middlesex, tailor, dealer and chapman, March 10 at 11,

Wm. Robins, Wellington-place, Holloway, Middlesex, car and April 7 at half-past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: penter.-James Cobb, Alfred-place, Sidney-street, Mile-end. Off. Ass. Belcher ; Sols. Edwards & Peake, 11, New Palace. road, Middlesex, dealer in horses.-Fred. Augt. Macnamara, yard, Westminster.-Fiat dated Feb. 26. Cleveland-row, St. James's, Middlesex, out of business.--T. WILLIAM WHITE, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, tailor Tyrett, Fryer's-bill, Great Hermitage-street, Wapping, Mid and draper, dealer and chapman, March 4 at 2, and April 11 dlesex, carman.-Wm. Spencer, Compton-street, Brunswick at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Follett; square, Middlesex, corn chandler.- Samuel Gay Taylor, St. Sols. Tilleard & Co., Old Jewry.--Fiat dated Feb. 24. James's-terrace, Kentish Town-road, Middlesex, auctioneer. WILLIAM BULL HARVEY, Herbert-street, New North7. Alex. Evans, George-street, Bagnigge-wells-road, Middle road, Middlesex, draper, dealer and chapman, March 6 at sex, dealer in oils and colours.-Henry Clark, Woodbine-cot. 1, and April 11 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. tages, Stamford-road, Kingsland, Middlesex, builder.-James Ass. Green; Sol. Cox, Pioners'-hall, Old Broad-street.R. Shakspere Macnamara, Cleveland-row, St. James's, Mid Fiat dated Jan. 23. dlesex, attorney at law.-T. Vincent, Tyer's-terrace, Vauxhall, | ABRAHAM FRANCE and WILLIAM PULLEN LAW. Sarrey, out of business.

TON, Leeds, Yorkshire, stock and share brokers, dealers Court-house, STAFFORD, (County), March 7 at 10.

and chapmen, March 10 and 31 at 11, District Court of

Bankruptcy, Leeds: Off. Ass. Kynaston; Sols. Cariss, Edwd. Johnson, Bilston, Staffordshire, miner.

Leeds ; Williamson & Hill, Gray's Inn, London.- Fiat Court-house, LEWES, Sussex, March 13 at 10.

dated Feb. 25. Francis Chear, Brighton, Sussex, out of business.-Benj. | ABRAHAM FRANCE, Leeds, Yorkshire, share broker, Priddey, Brighton, Sussex, bricklayer.-W. Fitzroy Scuda. dealer and chapman, March 10 and 31 at 11, District Court more, Brighton, Sussex, out of business.-George Barber, of Bankruptcy, Leeds : Off. Ass. Kynaston; Sols. Middle. Steyning, Sussex, carpenter.-Wm. Brown, King-street, New ton, Leeds ; Sudlow & Co., Chancery-lane, London.-Fiat Town, Deptford, Kent, travelling tea dealer.

dated Feb. 19.

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