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together on the several indictments, and called the wit- FIRST REPORT OF THE COUNTY COURTS nesses of the respective parties alternately, until the

COMMISSION. equal number of six had been examined on each side against and for each party, each successive witness

(Continued from p. 190). plumply contradicting what the preceding witness had sworn, and attributing to the opposite party the vio- III.-JUDGES, OFFICERS, AND ADVOCATES. lence of which his own side was accused ; and to the

High Bailiff disapprobation expressed by the judge at the acquittal of the one set of defendants by the jury, contrary to As in the case of the clerk, one high bailiff is sometimes

To each court at least one high bailiff is appointed. his expectation; and whether such a mode of conducting a prosecution by the public prosecutor in Ireland appointed to several courts. met with the approbation of the right hon. gentleman?

Qualification.)--No especial qualification is required Mr. Horsman understood the question to refer rather for the person filling the office. to the system which was pursued in those trials than

How appointed.]—The high bailiff is appointed by to the particular trial to which he had alluded. On the judge, by order of court. that occasion the circumstances that occurred were How removeable.]-This officer may be removed by precisely in accordance with what had taken place the Lord Chancellor or the Chancellor of the Duchy of frequently on former trials. It was a common prac- Lancaster respectively, at his discretion. tice in that part of Ireland that two sets of criminals, Security. ]-The high bailiff is bound to give security under different indictments, were tried by one jury in the same form and for the same matters as the clerk. The attention of the Government had been called to the

Disqualification.]-When appointed, he is not persubject, and he might state that it did not appear to them mitted, directly or indirectly, to be engaged as attorney to be desirable that such a system should be pursued. or agent for any party in any proceeding in the court. Instructions would accordingly be given to the Crown

Duties.?- The duties of the high bailiff are-to attend counsel not to be a party to such proceedings in future.

every sitting of the court for such time as shall be re

quired by the judge, unless when his absence is allowed Review.

for reasonable cause by the judge; to serve all sum

monses and orders, and to execute all warrants, preSmith's Law of Contracts. Second Edition. By J. J. cepts, and writs issued from the court; to conform to MALCOLM, Inner Temple.

the Rules of Practice regulating the proceedings of the We are glad to see a new edition of this most useful rection of the judge. The Rules of Practice, as in the

court; and, subject to them, to obey the order and dielementary work. Written originally, by a gentleman possessing singular precision and clearness of expres.. for the convenient conduct of the office. He also acts

case of the clerk, prescribe certain minute regulations sion, as a series of lectures to students at the Law Institution, at the present moment, when deserved

as messenger in protection and insolvency cases. attention is being paid to the legal education of the of himself and his assistant bailiffs, in like manner as

Liability. ]–He is responsible for the acts and defaults members of the higher branch of the Profession, a successful introduction into such a work of the recent the sheriff of any county in England is responsible for important cases and changes in the law is a valuable the acts and defaults of himself and his officers. addition to the means of instruction. The object of

Sub-bailiffs.]—The high bailiff is empowered to apthe present editor seems to have been twofold-first, point, in writing, a sufficient number of able and fit to present the lectures as nearly as possible as they persons, not exceeding such number as the judge shall were originally delivered; and, secondly, to interweave allow, to assist him in his office. These sub-bailiffs are such important cases as have since arisen illustrating liable to be dismissed at the pleasure of the high bailif, the principles and the statutory changes in the law. or to be suspended or dismissed by the judge. In the execution of the first part of his task he has Remuneration.]—This officer is remunerated by the given a short account of the cases cited by Mr. Smith, fees allowed by the statutes and the Secretary of State's who was in the habit of referring to them as he pro- orders in respect of the proceedings of the court. He ceeded with his lecture. The mere citation of the name is bound to provide for the execution of the duties of of the case to a student, who has seldom a library, and the office out of the fees thus allowed. The Governwhose mind would only be perplexed by the details ment has power to put this officer on salary. in the reports, was evidently a defect in the original

Treasurer. publication, and this is now repaired. The second

Qualification-Security.]-The treasurer is an officer factorily performed. The great error in editing works of the county court appointed by the Commissioners of of this elementary character is the overlaying of them her Majesty's Treasury, and removeable at their pleawith references. As a book laying down and illus

No special qualification appears to be necessary trating principles, the grand object is to cite only to enable a person to accept this office. He is bound to those cases which exemplify it most prominently to give security for the same matters as the clerk or high the mind. The selection in this respect has been hap

bailiff. The number of these officers is twenty-three. pily made; and the mistake which was committed in

Disqualification.]—The treasurer cannot act as an the original edition, of introducing a large number of attorney or agent, directly or indirectly, for any party cases and discussing nicer points, has been judiciously in any proceeding in the court. avoided. The cases, too, are interwoven with the text, Duties.]—To each is assigned a certain number of the new parts being distinguished by brackets, and districts within which his duties are to be performed. the interruption to which the change of style and po- These duties consist in auditing half-yearly, quarterly, sition of matter subjected the reader is no longer felt. or oftener if necessary, the accounts of the clerk of The new portions are well and clearly expressed, and the court connected with the ordinary duties of his afford ample information for the student. We con- office, as well as those incident to the office of regisgratulate Mr. Malcolm upon having produced the book trar and official assignee in protection cases; in rein a form well calculated to secure for it a place among ceiving the balances of the various monies properly to the treatises which persons intrusted with the conduct be paid over to him; in paying the judges their salaries of legal education can safely use as class-books upon and travelling expenses; in disposing of the balance rethe most important branches of the law.

maining in his hands as directed by the Commis


sioners of the Treasury; and in submitting annually to into several parts in order to bring each within the the audit board an account of his receipts and disburse- jurisdiction, and thus recover the whole; but he is at ments, with proper vouchers in respect of them. The liberty in such a case to abandon a part of his claim, so account is then audited, and a statement of it transmit- as to bring the residue within the jurisdiction, and ted to the Commissioners of the Treasury, who, after then the judgment for the smaller sum operates as a considering it, give directions as to the making up and satisfaction of the whole cause of action. passing of the account. It is then signed by two com

Venue, missioners of audit, who are empowered to sign a certificate in the nature of a quietus, which operates as

It will be convenient to state here the law relating to an effectual discharge to the treasurer, and to all other venue, as it exists in the county courts. intents and purposes. Besides the duties already de

Explanation of Terms. ]-Previously to doing so, it scribed peculiarly relating to the supervision of the is necessary to explain that the county court in which clerk's accounts, other duties devolve on the treasurer a party is sued is called “ the home court;" and every with reference to the courts. He is required, with the other county court, when spoken of relatively to this approval of one of the Secretaries of State, to build, court, is called “ the foreign court;" and the districts purchase, hire, or otherwise provide messuages and in which these courts are held are respectively called lands, with all necessary appurtenances, for holding the

“the home district” and “the foreign district.” court, and for the offices connected therewith; or, in- Defendant's Place of Residence or Business generally stead of providing separate buildings, he may contract determines Venue.)-The general rule is, that the with the proper persons for the use and occupation of dwelling-place or place of business of the defendant desuch hall or other building as may be necessary for the termines the district in which the suit is to be compurpose of the court and officers, and subject to such menced. Where there are several defendants, any one, conditions as to rent, and repairs, alterations, and im- of them may be sued in the district wherein he dwells provements, as may be agreed on.

He is also em- or carries on business at the time of bringing the powered, with the consent of the Commissioners of the action. Where the defendant, or one of several deTreasury, to borrow money at interest for the above fendants, has dwelt or carried on business at some time purposes; and such contracts are binding on him and within six calendar months next before the time of his successors in office. All the real and personal bringing the action, or the cause of the action arose in property belonging to the court are vested in the trea- one district and the defendant resides or carries on surer for the time being and his successors, in trust for business in another, the plaintiff may, by leave of the the purposes of the court.

court, sue in the former.' Where, however, the plainRemuneration.]–The remuneration of this officer is tiff dwells more than twenty miles from the defendant, by a salary determined as to its amount by the Lords or where the whole or a material part of the plaintiff's Commissioners of the Treasury, and that salary was

cause of action did not arise within the district in originally charged on the Consolidated Fund, but is which the defendant resides or carries on business at Dow voted annually; the salary varies in amount from the time of bringing the action, or where an officer of 550l. to 7001. Besides his salary, he receives certain the court is a party to the proceedings, unless in the allowances for his travelling expenses incurred in last-mentioned case the proceedings relate to goods proceeding to the several courts on his audit.

taken in execution under process of the court, the Non-joinder of Offices.]~No two of the offices of plaintiff is at liberty to proceed in the superior courts clerk, high bailiff, and treasurer can be held by the The defendant's place of abode or business, therefore,

without incurring the penalty of losing his costs. same person. Adrocates.

at the time of bringing the action is the leading fact

in determining the district in which he is to be sued. Counsel, Attornies, or other Advocates.]—Proceedings The same principle is preserved in proceedings against in the county court are, as a general rule, conducted by the person of a defendant, who can only be imprisoned the parties in person. It is competent, however, for in respect of a judgment by order of the court of that any party, as a matter of right, to appear by counsel district in which he dwells or carries on business at the and attorney, or by counsel only, or attorney only, time of taking those proceedings. The court in which such attorney not acting for another attorney in the the judgment was obtained is immaterial for that pur. conduct of the suit in court. It is, however, a mat- pose, unless where the commitment takes place at the ter of discretion with the judge whether the costs time of the trial, as hereafter shewn. incurred in obtaining professional assistance shall be allowed as costs in the cause.

Parties. It is competent for the judge, if he sees fit upon the hearing, to permit any Infant.]-In the county court, as in other courts, all person other than the advocates already mentioned to persons who labour under no disability

, are permitted appear for parties in the cause.

to sue and be sued; but a peculiarity exists there with Employed exceptionally.]—With respect to employing respect to plaintiffs

, which is, that an infant may sue an attorney or counsel antecedent or subsequent to the in his own person for wages or piece work, or for work hearing, the costs of that employment cannot, even at done as a servant, in the same manner as if of full age. the discretion of the judge, be allowed as costs in the This privilege does not apply to other claims, which cause. To employ a barrister or an attorney in the must be sued for in the usual way by prochein amy or conduct of a cause in the county court is consequently guardian. exceptional.

Parties-Contracts-Plaintiffs.]—When it is sought

to enforce a contract, the same rales prevail with reIV.-PROCEDURE.

spect to parties as in the superior courts of common We will now describe the procedure of the court in

law. the different matters within its original and auxiliary

Defendants.]-Any one of the defendants may, howjurisdiction, whether legal or equitable.

ever, be sued, at the option of the plaintiff, as no objecORIGINAL JURISDICTION.

tion on the ground of non-joinder is allowed. If, however, too many persons are made defendants, it is a

ground of nonsuit. Dividing Demands.]-A plaintiff having one entire Torts.]—The rules prevailing in the superior courts demand, which exceeds in amount that to which the as to parties in actions of tort are adopted in the county jurisdiction extends, will not be permitted to divide it I court.


Amendment.]-Such powers of amendment are con- Fourthly, no such lease shall authorise the felling of any ferred on the judges, that a mistake in making the

trees, except so far as shall be necessary for the purpose proper persons parties to the suit seldom produces of clearing the ground for any buildings, excavations, or either inconvenience or injustice to the suitors, either

other works authorised by the lease: in actions of contract or tort.

Fiftbly, every such lease shall be by deed, and the lessee

shall execute a counterpart thereof; and every such lease (To be continued).

shall contain a condition for re-entry on non-payment of the rent within a period of not less than twenty-eight days

after it becomes due. BILLS IN PROGRESS.

3. Subject and in addition to the conditions hereinbefore

mentioned, every such lease shall contain such covenants, conABSTRACT OF A BILL

ditions, and stipulations as the court shall deem expedient with (Prepared and brought in by Mr. Malins and Mr. Whiteside)

reference to the special circumstances of the demise. To enable Infants, with the Approbation of the Court of

4. The power to authorise leases conferred by this act shall Chancery,

to make binding Settlements of their Real and extend to authorise leases either of the whole or any parts of Personal Estate on Marriage.

the settled estates, and may be exercised from time to time.

5. Any leases granted under this act may be surrendered, Sect. 1. From and after the passing of this act it shall be either for the purpose of obtaining a renewal of the same or lawful for every infant, upon or in contemplation of his or her not; and the power to authorise leases conferred by this act marriage, with the sanction of the Court of Chancery, to make shall extend to authorise new leases of the whole or any part a valid and binding settlement, or contract for a settlement, of the hereditaments comprised in any surrendered lease, subof all or any part of his or her property, whether real or per-ject as aforesaid. sonal, and whether in possession, reversion, remainder, or 6. The power to authorise leases conferred by this act shall expectancy; and every conveyance and assignment of such extend to authorise preliminary contracts to grant any sach real or personal estate, or contract to make a conveyance or leases ; and any of the terms of such contracts may be varied assignment thereof, executed by such infant, with the appro- in the leases. bation of the said court, for the purpose of giving effect to 7. The power to authorise leases conferred on the Court of such settlement, shall be as valid and effectual as if the person Chancery by this act may be exercised either by approving of executing the same were of the full age of twenty-one years. particular leases or by ordering that general powers of leasing

2. The sanction of the Court of Chancery to any such set- shall be vested in trustees in manner hereinafter mentioned. tlement, or, contract for a settlement, may be given, upon 8. When application is made to the court, either to authopetition presented by the infant, or his or her guardian, in a rise a particular lease, or to vest any general powers of leasing summary way, without the institution of a suit.

in trustees, the court shall require the applicant to produce

such evidence as it shall deem sufficient to enable it to ascer. ABSTRACT OF A BILL

tain the nature, value, and circumstances of the estate, and (Presented by the Lord Chancellor)

the terms and conditions on which leases thereof ought to be

authorised. Intituled An Act to facilitate Leases and Sales of Settled Estates.'

9. When a particular lease or contract for a lease has been

approved of by the court, the court shall direct what person Sect. 1. The word " settlement, as used in this act, shall or persons shall execute the same as lessor; and the lease or signify any act of Parliament, deed, agreement, copy of court contract executed by such person or persons shall take effect roll, will, or other instrument, or any number of such instru- in all respects as if he or they was or were at the time of the ments, under or by virtue of which any hereditaments of any execution thereof absolutely entitled to the whole estate or intenure stand limited to or in trust for any persons, by way of terest which is bound by the settlement, and had immediately succession, including any such instruments affecting the estates afterwards settled the same according to the settlement, and of any one or more of such persons exclusively; and the term so as to operate (if necessary) by way of revocation and ap" settled estates," as used in this act, shall signify all here- pointment of the use, or otherwise, as the court shall direct. ditaments of any tenure which are the subject of a settlement: 10. Where the court shall deem it expedient that any geneand for the purposes of this act a tenant in tail after possibility ral powers of leasing any settled estates should be vested in of issue extinct shall be deemed to be a tenant for life,

trustees, it may by order vest any such power accordingly, 2. It shall be lawful for the Court of Chancery, subject to either in the existing trustees of the settlement or any other the provisions and restrictions in this act contained, to au

persons; and such powers, when exercised by such trustees, thorise leases of any settled estates, or of any rights or privi- shall take effect in all respects as if the power so vested in leges over or affecting any settled estates, for any purpose what them had been originally contained in the settlement, and so soever, whether involving waste or not, provided the following as to operate (if necessary) by way of revocation and appointconditions be observed :

ment of the use, or otherwise, as the court shall direct; and in First, every such lease shall be made to take effect in pos- every such case the court, if it shall think fit, may impose any

session, and shall be for a term of years not exceeding, for conditions as to consents or otherwise on the exercise of such an agricultural lease, fourteen years ; for a mining lease, or power; and the court may also authorise the insertion of proa lease of water, wayleaves, waterleaves, or other rights or visions for the appointraent of new trustees from time to time easements, forty years; and for a building lease ninety- for the purpose of exercising such powers of leasing as aforenine years, except only in cases where the court shall be said. satisfied that it is the usual custom of the district to grant 11. It shall be lawful for the Court of Chancery, subject to building leases for longer terms:

the provisions and restrictions in this act contained, from time Secondly, on every such lease shall be reserved the best rent, to time to authorise a sale of the whole or any parts of any

or reservation in the nature of rent, either uniform or not, settled estates, or of any timber (not being ornamental timber) that can be reasonably obtained, without taking any fine, growing on any settled estates, and every such sale shall be or other benefit in the nature of a fine:

conducted and confirmed in the same manner as by the rules Thirdly, where the lease is of any earth, coal, stone, or and practice of the court for the time being is or shall be re

mineral, a certain portion of the whole rent or payment quired in the sale of lands sold under a decree of the court. reserved shall be from time to time set aside and invested 12. When any land is sold for building purposes, it shall as hereinafter mentioned; namely, when and so long as be lawful for the court, if it shall see fit, to allow the whole the person for the time being entitled to the receipt of or any part of the consideration to be a fee-farm rent issuing such rent is a person who, by reason of his estate, or by out of such land, which may be secured and settled in such virtue of any declaration in the settlement, is entitled to manner as the court shall approve. work such earth, coal, stone, or mineral for his own 13. On any sale of land, any earth, coal, stone, or mineral benefit, one fourth part of such rent, and otherwise three may be excepted, and any rights or privileges may be refourth parts thereof; and in every such lease sufficient served, and the purchaser may be required to enter into ang provision shall be made to insure such application of the covenants, or submit to any restrictions, which the court may aforesaid portion of the rent, by the appointment of trus-deem advisable. tees, or otherwise, as the court shall deem expedient: 14. It shall be lawful for the Court of Chancery, subject to the provisions and restrictions in this act contained, from near thereto as circumstances will admit; but so, nevertheless, time to time to direct that any part of any settled estates be that all such monies, though not exceeding 201., shall be laid out for streets, roads, or paths, drains, or watercourses, applied as by the said Lands Clauses Consolidation Act is either to be dedicated to the public or not; and the court may directed with respect to sums exceeding 2001. direct that the parts so laid out shall remain vested in the 23. The Court of Chancery shall be at liberty to exercise trustees of the settlement, or be conveyed to and vested in any of the powers conferred on it by this act, whether the setany other trustees, upon such trusts for securing the continued tlement shall contain powers to effect similar purposes or not, appropriation thereof to the purposes aforesaid in all respects, and whether the court shall have already exercised any of the and with such provisions for the appointment of new trustees powers conferred by this act in respect of the same property when required, as by the court shall be deemed advisable. or not; but no such powers shall be exercised if the settlement

15. On every sale or dedication to be effected as hereinbefore contains an express declaration or manifest intention that they mentioned the court may direct what person or persons shall shall not be exercised. execute the deed of conveyance; and the deed executed by 24. Nothing in this act shall be construed to empower the soch person or persons shall take effect as if the settlement Court of Chancery to authorise any lease, sale, or other act, had contained a power enabling such person or persons to beyond the extent to which, in the opinion of the court, the effect such sale or dedication, and so as to operate (if necessary) same might bave been authorised in and by the settlement by by way of revocation and appointment of the use, or otherwise, the settlor or settlors. as the court shall direct.

25. After the completion of any lease or sale, or other act, 16. Any person entitled to the possession or to the receipt under the authority of the court, in professed pursuance of of the rents and profits of any settled estates for an estate for this act, the same shall not be invalidated on the ground that life, or any greater estate, may apply to the Court of Chancery, the court was not hereby empowered to authorise the same; by petition in a summary way, to exercise the powers conferred nor on the ground that the estates thereby affected were not by this act.

settled estates within the meaning of this act; except that no 17. Subject to the exception contained in the next section, such lease, sale, or other act shall have any effect against any every application to the court must be made with the concur- person whose concurrence in or consent to the application rence or consent of the following parties ; namely,

ought to have been obtained, and was not obtained. Where there is no tenant in tail under the settlement in 26. It shall be lawful for the court, if it shall think fit, to

existence, then the parties to concur or consent shall be order that all or any costs or expenses of all or any parties of all the persons in existence having any beneficial estate or and incident to any application under this act shall be a charge interest under or by virtue of the settlement, and also all on the hereditaments which are the subject of this application, trustees having any estate or interest on behalf of any or on any other hereditaments included in the same settleunborn children ;

ment; and the court may also direct that such costs and ex. And where there is a tenant in tail under the settlement in penses shall be raised by sale or mortgage of a sufficient part existence, then the parties to concur or consent shall be of such hereditaments, or out of the rents or profits thereof, such tenant in tail, and all persons in existence having such costs and expenses to be taxed as the court shall direct. any beneficial estate or interest, under or by virtue of 27. The Chancery judges may make general rules and the settlement, prior to the estate of such tenant in tail, orders. and all trustees having any estate or interest on bebalf of 28. Rules and orders to be laid before Parliament. any unborn children prior to the estate of such tenant in 29. It shall be lawful for any person entitled to the posses. tail.

sion or to the receipt of the rents and profits of any settled 18. Provided nevertheless, that it shall be lawful for the estates for an estate for life or for any greater estate, either in court, if it shall think fit, to give effect to any petition, subject his own right or in right of his wife, and also for any person to and so as not to affect the rights, estate, or interest of any entitled to the possession or to the receipt of the rents and properson (not being a tenant in tail) whose consent or concur-fits of any unsettled estates as tenant by the courtesy, or in rence has been refused or cannot be obtained, or whose rights, dower, or in right of a wife who is seised in fee, to demise the estate, or interest ought, in the opinion of the court, to be same or any part thereof from time to time for any term not excepted.

exceeding fourteen years in possession, unless the settlement 19. In case any person, whose consent to an application shall contain an express declaration that it shall not be lawful would be necessary under the provisions herein contained, for such person to make such demise ; provided that every shall be born after the petition shall have been presented, such such demise be made by deed, and the best rent that can reaapplication may be proceeded with and disposed of as if such sonably be obtained be thereby reserved, without any fine, or person was still unborn.

other benefit in the nature of a fine, which rent shall be incident 20. Notice of any application to the court under this act to the immediate reversion; and provided that such demise be shall be served on all trustees who are seised or possessed of not made without impeachment of waste, and do contain a conany estate in trust for any person whose consent or concur- dition of re-entry on non-payment within a time not less than rence to or in the application is hereby required, and on any twenty-eight days of the rent thereby reserved, and a nonother parties who, in the opinion of the court, ought to be so observance of the covenants or conditions therein contained, served, unless the court shall think fit to dispense with such and provided a counterpart of every deed of lease be made and notice,

executed by the lessee. 21. The court shall direct that some sufficient notice of any 30. Every demise authorised by the last preceding section exercise of any of the powers conferred on it by this act sball shall be valid against the person granting the same, and all other be placed on the settlement, or on any copies thereof, or other persons entitled to estates subsequent to the estate of such perwise recorded, in any way it may think proper, in all cases son under or by virtue of the same settlement, if the estates be where it shall appear to the court to be practicable and expe- settled ; and in the case of unsettled estates, against all persons dient, for preventing fraud or mistake.

claiming through or under the wife or husband (as the case 22. All monies to be received on any sale effected under the may be) of the person granting the same. authority of this act, or to be set aside out of the rent or pay. 31. Repeal of the 32 Hen. 8, c. 28, except as to eccle. ment reserved on any lease of earth, coal, stone, or minerals siastical leases. as aforesaid, may, if the court shall think fit, be paid to any 32. Powers, applications, and consents may be exercised, trustees of whom it shall approve, and shall by such trustees made, or given by guardians, committees of lunatics, and asbe paid, applied,

and laid out in the manner directed by the signees of bankrupts or insolvents ; but as to infant or lunatic Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, “ with respect to tenants in tail, not without the special direction of the court. purchase money or compensation coming to parties having a 33. Married women to be separately examined, even in case limited interest,” or as near thereto as circumstances will of separate estate, and may apply or consent notwithstanding admit, without applying to the court; or if the court shall restraint on anticipation. not think fit to authorise the payment of such monies to any 34. The examination of married women may be by the court, trustees as aforesaid, the same shall be paid into the Bank of or by some solicitor duly appointed to administer oaths in England, to the account of the Accountant-General of the Chancery. Court of Chancery, ex parte the applicant in the matter of this 35. Subject to such examination as aforesaid, married act, and shall be paid, applied, and laid out in the manner women may make or consent to any applications, whether directed by the said Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, or as they be of full age or infants.

à manor.

36. Nothing in this act shall be construed to create any JAMES TOMLINSON, Nottingham, timber merchant, obligation, at law or in equity, on any person to make or con- May 29 and July 10 at 10, Nottingham: Of. Ass. Harris ; sent to any application to the court, or to exercise any power. Sols. Freeth & Co., Nottingham.-Pet. d. May 16.

37. For the purposes of this act a person shall be deemed THOMAS JOHN, Aberdare, Glamorganshire, dealer and to be entitled to the possession or to the receipt of the rents chapman, June 1 and July 3 at ll, Bristol: Off. Ass. and profits of estates, although his estate may be charged or Miller ; Sols. Bevan & Girling, Bristol.-Pet. f. May 16. incumbered either by himself or by the settlor, or otherwise THOMAS HITT, Exeter, currier, May 25 and June 20 at 1, howsoever, to any extent; and any lease or sale authorised by Exeter: Off. Ass. Hirtzel ; Sol. Stogdon, Exeter. ---Pet. f. this act may be made either subject to any such charge or in- May 15. cumbrance, or freed therefrom with the concurrence of the party JOHŃ ETHERIDGE and GEORGE MONCK BERKLEY entitled thereto.

MICHELL, Liverpool, insurance brokers, May 30 at 12 38. Provided always, that nothing in this act shall authorise and June 20 at li, Liverpool : Off. Ass. Morgan; Sols. any sale or lease beyond the term of fourteen years of any Littledale & Bardswell, Liverpool. - Pet. f. May 14. settled estates in which, under the act of the 34 & 35 Hen. 8, JOHN NOBLE, Liverpool, dealer and chapman, May 30 c. 20, “ to imbar feigned recovery of lands wherein the King and June 20 at 11, Liverpool: Off. Ass. Cazenove; Sols. is in reversion," or under any other act of Parliament, the Fenwicke & Aspinall, Liverpool.-Pet. f. May 14. tenants in tail are restrained from barring or defeating their GEORGE HEALEY, Preston, dealer and chapman, June estates tail; but the timber on any such last-mentioned estates 8 and 22 at 12, Manchester : Off. Ass. Hernaman; Sols. may be sold under this act.

Chapman & Roberts, Manchester.- Pet. f. May 16. 39. Nothing in this act shall authorise the granting of a

MEETINGS. lease of any copyhold or customary hereditaments not war

Samuel Lowe, Derby, silk manufacturer, May 31 at 11, ranted by the custom of the manor without the consent of the Derby, pr. d.-James Émmins, Portland-road, Notting Hill, lord, nor otherwise prejudice or affect the rights of any lord of builder, May 29 at 12, London, last ex.- .-David Halket, Herne 40. The provisions of this act shall extend to all settlements, Gracechurch-street, merchant, May 29 at half-past 11, Lon

Bay, shipowner, May 29 at 2, London, last ex.-

-H. Gibson, whether made before or after it shall come in force, except don, and, ac.-Thomas W. Horder, Minories, and Barringthose as to demises to be made without application to the ton-road, Loughborough-road, Brixton, chemist, May 29 at court, which shall extend only to settlements made after this half-past 11, London, aud. ac.-Edward Burrell

, Houndsact shall come in force.

ditch, and Skinner's-place, Leadenhall-market, baker, May 26 41. This act shall not extend to Scotland or Ireland.

at 1, London, aud. ac.- -Wm. C. Currie, Moorgate-street, 42. This act shall come in force on the 1st January, 1856.

merchant, May 26 at half-past 1, London, aud. ac.—Richard

Popkiss, Robert Griggs Popkiss, and George Meller, BrentGAZETTES.-Friday, May 18.

ford, timber merchants, June 5 at 12, London, aud. ac.-C. Firth and John Archer, Liverpool, brokers, May 28 at 11,

Liverpool, aud. ac.-Wm. Billinge, Rainhill, Prescot, LanBANKRUPTS.

cashire, stonemason, May 30 at 1l, Liverpool, aud. ac.-E. ELIZABETH WHITAKER, Romford, Essex, plumber, Sparrow, Liverpool, metal broker, May 29 at 11, Liverpool,

June 5 at 3, and June 28 at 12, London: Of. Ass. aud. ac.- Moseley Nathan, Liverpool, watch manufacturer, Edwards ; Sol. Leigh, 16, George-street, Mansion-house. May 30 at 11, Liverpool, aud. ac.--- James Rankin, Liverpool, - Pet. f. May 17.

wholesale clothier, May 29 at 11, Liverpool, aud. ac.- Wm. JOHN LOWÉ, Northampton-place, Holloway-road, fish- Chadwick, Liverpool, lime burner, May 29 at 11, Liverpool,

monger, May 23 at half-past 12, and June 29' at 12, Lon aud. ac.-John Walsh, Liverpool, corn merchant, May 29 don : Off. Ass. Stansfeld; Sol. Stopher, Cheapside. ---Pet. f. at 11, Liverpool, aud. ac.--Robert Rimmer, Tenbury, WorMay 4.

cestershire, publican, May 28 at half.past 10, Birmingham, GEORGE CAMPION POSTANS, Newmarket, Cambridge- Corbett, Birmingham, coal merchant, May 28

shire, grocer, May 30 at 2, and June 29 at 1, London : Of. at half.past 10, Birmingham, aud. ac.- Sarah Ratcliffe, BenAss. Graham ; Sols. Kitchener, Newmarket; Aldridge & jamin Ratcliffe, and James Ratcliffe, Halifax, manufacturers,

Bromley, 1, South-square, Gray’s-inn.- Pet. f. May 12. May 31 at 11, Leeds, aud. ac. joint est., and aud. ac. sep. est. HARRIET TOWNSEND, Charles-street, St. James's, of Benjamin Ratcliffe.Joseph Popplewell, Silkstone, York

Westminster, dealer and chapwoman, May 26 and June 30 shire, butcher, May 31 at 11, Leeds, aud. ac.-Joseph Webb, at 2, London: Of. Ass. Pennell; Sol. Shaw, 8, Furnival's. Scarborough, hotel keeper, May 31 at 11, Leeds, and. ac.-J. inn.- Pet. f. May 16.

Moore, Halifax, common brewer, May 31 at 11, Leeds, aud. SARAH FRAMPTON, Wimborne Minster, Dorsetshire, ac.-L. F. Bellot, Old Jewry-chambers, merchant, June 14 dealer and chapwoman, May 26 at half-past 1, and June 30

at 11, London, div.-Thomas J. Burton, Baker John Gabb, at half-past 12, London : Off. Ass. Nicholson; Sols. Moore, and Fred. R. Cruchley, Wigmore-street, Cavendish-square, Wimborne; Bishop & Son, 23, New Bridge-street, Black church furnishers, June 12 at 11, London, div.-John Upson, friars.- Pet. f. May 15.

Bexley, Kent, shoemaker, June 12 at 12, London, div.- Mier WILLIAM PETER GRANT, Cambridge, dealer and chap. Levy, Little Alie-street, Goodman's-fields, tailor, June 9 at 1,

man, May 26 at half-past 2, and June 30 at 1, London: London, div.-Joseph Poppleton, Leicester, lambswool spinOff. Ass. Nicholson ; Sol. Wheeler, 7, Furnival's-inn, Hol- ner, June 12 at 10, Nottingham, div.-Jonathan Wright, Wm. born.- Pet. f. May 17.

Wright, and L. Wright, Oxenhope, near Keighley, worsted JOHN WALKER CASH, Manchester; Jewin-street, Lon- spinners, June 8 at 11, Leeds, div. joint est., and div. sep.

don; and Aschaffenbury, Bavaria ; residing at Longsight, est. of Jonathan Wright.-H. Ludlam and J. Reaney, Shefnear Manchester, dealer and chapman, (in partnership with field, ironmongers, June 9 at 10, Sheffield, div.-John Carver, Leger Grouvel and William Henry Foster), May 28 at 11, Liverpool, licensed victualler, June 11 at 11, Liverpool, div. and June 28 at 1, London: Of. Ass. Johnson ; Sol. Catlin, Betty Baron, Henry W. Knowles and James Heyworth, Ely-place, Holborn.-Pet. f. May 15.

Bacup, Lancashire, manufacturers, June 11 at 12, ManchesTHOMAS EVANS PARTRIDGE and SAMUEL PAR- ter, div. TRIDGE, Darleston, Staffordshire, screw-bolt manufac

CERTIFICATES. turers, May 30 and July 4 at half-past 10, Birmingham : To be allowed, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on or Off. Ass. Bittleston ; Sols. Motteram & Knight, Birming

before the Day of Meeting. ham.-Pet. d. May 9.

William Joyce, Greenwich, ship builder, June 12 at half. WILLIAM TOMKYNS, Wolverhampton, dealer and chap- past 12, London.-James Bishop, Caroline-place, City-road,

man, May 39 and July 4 at half-past 10, Birmingham: builder, June 14 at half past il, London. -- John Dawson, Off. Ass. Whitmore; Sols. Price & Stuart, Wolverhampton. West Cowes, Isle of Wight, cattle salesman, June 12 at balf- Pet. d. May 14.

past 1, London.-George Wilson and William Raynham, JOHN BIDDLE, Leicester, glove manufacturer, May 29 Walmer-road, Notting-hill, builders, June 9 at half-past 12,

and July 10 at 10, Nottingham: Off. Ass. Harris ; Sols. London.- Sarah Nuttall, Lower Tunstead, near Newchurch, Spooner, Leicester ; Motteram & Knight, Birmingham.- Lancashire, innkeeper, June 11 at 12, Manchester.-William Pet. d. May 11.

Riley, J. Lupton, R. Halstead, and J. Haworth, Burnley,

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