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Moorgate-street. FONBLANQUE, J. S. M., Esq., St. John's-wood.

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TORR, JOHN SMALE, Esq., Bedford-row.' LOUGHBOROUGH, THOMAS, Esq., Austin-friars.

WILLAUME, T. B. T., Esq., New Broad-street. MAYNARD, JONAS ALLEYNE, Esq., Temple.

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63 6 6

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: THE LIMITED LIABILITY ACT, 1855, and the Act

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GAZETTES.-FRIDAY, Aug. 31.

WILLIAM GILBERT, Vine.place, Old-st.-road, butcher,

Sept. 14 at 12, and Oct. 13 at 1, London : Off. Ass. Lee; BANKRUPTS.

Sol. Pearce, 8, Giltspur-street.-Pet. f. Aug. 23. BENJAMIN BURLINGTON WALE and GEORGE ABSALOM FRANCIS, George-yard, Lombard-st., dealer CHARLES DAWE, Chancery-lane, dealers and chapmen,

in mining shares, Sept. 17 at 1, and Oct. 13 at 2. London: Sept. 13 at half-past 12, and Oct. 13 at 12, London: Off.

Off. Ass. Edwards ; Sol. Wyatt, 4, Verulam-buildings, Ass. Bell; Sol. Chidley, 19, Gresham-street. - Pet. f.

Gray's-inn.- Pet. f. Sept. 1. Aug. 23.

THOMAS JORDAN, Bloxwich, Staffordshire, baker, Sept. JAMES BURQUI GOUGH, River-terrace, Islington, dealer

17 and Oct. 17 at balf-past 10, Birmingham : Of. Ass. and chapman, Sept. 8 at half past 1, and Oct. 19 at 12,

Christie ; Sols. Motteram & Knight, Birmingham.- Pet. d. London: Off. Ass. Whitmore; Sol. Brown, 21,

Finsbury

Aug. 30. place, Finsbury.- Pet. f. Aug. 30.

THOMAS HEMINGSLEY, Willenhall, Staffordshire, cut. ISRAEL COWAN and MARK BRAHAM, Aldgate High

nail manufacturer, Sept. 17 and Oct. 17 at half-past 10, street, dealers and chapmen, Sept. 11 at half past ll, and

Birmingham : Off. Ass. Bittleston; Sols. Motteram & Oct. 12 at 2, London : off. Ass. Cannan ; Sol. Sydney, 33, GEORGE PYNE, Bristol, cordwainer, Sept. 18 and Oct. 15

Knight, Birmingham.--- Pet, d. Aug. 30.
Jewry-street. Aldgate.- Pet. f. Aug. 28.
WILLIAM TAYLOR, Gloucester, hardware dealer, Sept. 11°

at 11, Bristol : Off. Ass. Acraman; Sols. Bevan & Girling, and Oct. 9 at 11, Bristol: Off. Ass. Miller; Sol. Hulls,

Bristol. - Pet, f. Aug. 24, Gloucester. - Pet, f. Aug. 24.

JOHN MARLEY, Torquay, butcher, Sept. 6 and Oct. 11 ANDREW DEMPSTER, Liverpool, builder, Sept. 13 and

at 1, Exeter : Off. Ass. Hirtzel; Sols. Carter, Torquay; Oct. 4 at 11, Liverpool: Off. Ass. Turner; Sols. Evans & Stogdon, Exeter.— Pet. f. Aug. 23. Son, Liverpool. - Pet. f. Aug. 27.

MARY ANN PASS MORE, Exeter, umbrella manufacturer, JOHN STRONG the younger, Birkenhead, Cheshire, dealer

Sept. 13 and Oct. 11 at 1, Exeter : Off, Ass, Hirtzel; Sol. and chapman, Sept. 12 and Oct. 1 at 11, Liverpool: Off.

Terrell, Exeter. -- Pet. f. Aug. 29. Ass. Morgan ; Sols. Gibson, Newcastle-upon-Tyne ; Lloyd, MATTHEW LICHEGARY DUNSFORD, Exeter, dealer Liverpool.- Pet. f. Aug. 20.

and chapman, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11 at 1, Exeter : Off. Ass. WILLIAM MORTIMER, Morley, near Leeds, dealer and

Hirtzel ; Sol. Laidman, Exeter. -Pet. f. Sept. 3. chapman, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15 at 11, Leeds: 08. Ass. JOHN MAWER, Louth, Lincolnshirę, dealer and chapman, Hope; Sols. Scholes & Son, Dewsbury; Blackburn, Leeds.

Sept. 19 and Oct. 17 at 12, Kingston-upon-Hull: Off. Ass. - Pet d. Avg. 27.

Carrick ; Sol. Brown, Lincoln.- Pet. d. Aug. 29. THOMAS BANKS, Bradford, Yorkshire, dealer and chap. WILLIAM ROXBURGH, Liverpool, dealer and chapman, man, Sept. 14 and Oct. 15 at 11, Leeds : Off. Ass. Hope;

Sept. 14 and Oct 10 at 11, Liverpool: Off. Ass. Turner; Sols. Bond & Barwick, Leeds.- Pet d. Aug. 27.

Sol. Roby, Liverpool.—Pet. f. Aug. 31. WILLIAM CHARLES HOLLAND), Lincoln, dealer and

MEETINGS, chapman, Sept. 12 and Oct. 10 at 12, Kingston-upon-Hull: Off. Ass. Carrick ; Sol. Tweed, Lincoln. – Pet. d. Aug. 27.

Albion Paris Dresser, Manchester, machinist, Sept. 21 at THOMAS ADAMSON und HENRY HUNTER BELL, 12, Manchester, last ex.-- William Strahan, Sir John Dean Sunderland, dealers and chapmen, Sept. 13 at 11, and Oct.

Paul, and Robert Makin Bates, Strand, bankers, Oct. 9 at 24 at 12, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Off. Ass. Baker; Sols. 11, London, aud. ac. ; Oct. 12 at 11, div.-Edward Green, Harle & Co., Newcastle upon Tyne, and 20, Southampton- 27 at 11, div. - Thomas John, Aberdare, Glamorganshire

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Bristol, tavern keeper, Sept. 20 at 11, Bristol, agd. ac.; Sept. buildings, Chancery-lane. — Pet. f. Aug. 23.

butcher, Sept. 20 at 1l, Bristol, aud. ac.-John Fry Reeves, MEETINGS.

John Fred. Reeves, Orlando Reeves, and Archibald Reeves, John Baker, Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppy, grocer, Sept. 21 Taunton, Somersetshire, scriveners, Sept. 20 at 1, Eseter, at Il, London, last ex. - Wm. Brown, Great Russell-street, aud. ac. sep. est. of Orlando Reeves.--William George Moss, Covent-garden, linendraper, Sept. 13 at 12, London, last ex. Guildford place, Kennington, clerk in the General Post office,

- Charles Viner, Barge-yard, Bucklersbury, wholesale iron. Sept. 26 at 12, London, div.Henry Markinfie d Addey, monger, Sept. 20 at 2, London, aud. ac.- John Railton and Old Bond-street, bookseller, Sept. 26 at 12, London, dir. James Pavey, Manchester and Colne, manufacturers of mous- | seline de laines, Sept. 11 at 12, Manchester, and ac.-John

CERTIFICATES. Boddington, Manchester, malt factor, Sept. 11 at 12, Man- To be allowed, unless Cause be shown to the contrary on or chester, aud. ac. - Wm. Jones, Liverpool, shipbuilder, Sept.

before the Day of Meeling. 13 at 11, Liverpool, aud. ac. -- Hugh Brown. Liverpcol, ship

William Miller, Whitechapel-road, coffee-house keeper, chandler, Sept. 13 at 11, Liverpool, aud. ac.- Hugh Cunning. Oct. 11 at 2, London. - Henry Baker, Camomile-street, Lonham, Strand, bookseller, Oct. 4 at half.past 11, London, div, don wall, suvar boiler. Sept 25 at 1, London. -- Thos. Daries, - Francis Parry M.Carthy, Beech-street, Barbican, metal New.quay, Cardiganshire, shipbuilder, Sept. 25 at 11, Bristol

. dealer, Sæpt. 24 at 12, London, div.- Henry Brown, Marden, John Richardson, Manchester, umbrella manufacturer, Sept. Kent, potter, Sept. 24 at 12. London, div. Amos Haylon, 26 at 12, Manchester. - George Healey, Preston, timber merThame, Oxfordshire, clerk, Sept. 21 at 12, London, div.

chant, Sept. 27 at 12. Manchester.- Peter Jameson, Staley. CERTIFICATES.

bridge, Lancashire, tailor, Sept. 26 at 12, Manchester. To be allowed, unless Cause be sheun to the contrary on or

Samuel How, Liverpool, broker, Sept. 27 at 11, Liverpool. before the Day of Meetiny.

George Bateman. Sianley, West Derby, Lancashire, licensed George Johnstone, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, draper, vitualler, Sept. 27 at 12, Liverpool. Sept. 21 at 12, London.- George Anderson, Upper-s rest, To be granted, unless an Appeal le duly entered. Islington, stationer, Oct. 4 at 2, London.- Herbert Room,

Jonathan Smart, Saffron Walden, Essex, cabinet maker.Birmingham, metallic bedstead manufacturer, Oct. 8 a. half. Thomas Morse, Lic le Newport-street, Newport-market, wine past 10, Birmingham.

merchant.-John Turner, Bunbill-row, machine maker.

William Baker, Cumberland market. Middlesex, licensed vicTUESDAY, Sept. 4.

tualler. - Frederick Tallix, Upper Chadwell-street, Clerken

well, and Crane-court, Fleet-street, printer. - James Way. BANKRUPTS.

mouth, Taunton, Somersetshire, stationer.- John Mayhew, SIR GEORGE DE LA POER BERESFORD, Bart., Clarence-villas, Mortimer-road, De Beauvoir-town, Kingsland,

Fluidyer street, Westminster, dealer and chapman, Sept. 13 and Leadenhall-street, mine sbare dealer - William Harris and Ort. 19 at 1, London: Off. Ass. Cannan ; Sol. War- Paul, Lawrence-lane, Cheapside, sack manufacturer.- William rant, 73, Basing ball-street. -- Pet. f. Aug. 7.

Aspdin and Augustus William Oril, Gateshead-on-Tyne, and DAVID EDUARDS the younger, Landport, Portsea, Little Abingdon-street, Westminster, cement manufacturers.

Southampton, dealer and chapman, Sept. 15 at 12, and
Oct. 8 at 1, London: Off. Ass. Lee; Solo. Paffard,

PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED.
Portsea; Ivimey, 30, Southampton-buildings, Holborn. Sidney Beisly, David Read, and Samuel Rowles Pattisos,
Pet. f. Aug. 21.

Lincoln's-inn-fields, attornies and solicitors.

CONTENTS. London Gazettes..

356 Vice-CHANCELLOR Wood's Court-(Continued). Leading Article

357

Swallow o. Binns.-(Voluntary settlement by a person Correspondence

359 in loco parentis - Construction-Vesting).... 843 Consolidation of Statute Law-Commissioners' Report 359 In re Hungerford, and in re The Rugby and Stamford NAMES OF THE CASES REPORTED.

Railway Company.-(Lands taken by companyCOURT OF APPEAL. IN Chancery.

Tenant for life-Incumbrancers-Income-Costs) 845 By F. FISHER, Barrister at Law.

COURT OF QUEEN's Bexch. Myers v. The United Guarantie and Life Assurance

By G. J. P. Smith and W. B. BRETT, Barristers at Law. Company-The United Guarantie and Life Assu. rance Company r. Cleland.-(Mortgage - Advances

Harrison v. Bush.-(Libel- Privileged communica. for costs- Priority)....

833

tion-Application for redress--Memorial to Secre. tary of State -Justice of peace)

846 Rolls Court.

Newton o. Ellis.-(Public Health Act, 11 & 12 Vict. By G. Y. Robson, Barrister at Law.

C. 63, 8. 139–Person acting under direction of Collinson 1. Lister.-(Executor, power of, coer assets -Abatement)

835

board- Thing done under provisions of act-No, tice of action - Contractor-Negligence)

850 VICE-CHANCELLOR KINDERSLEY'S COURT.

Siggers 0. Evans.-(Assignment in trust for creditors By C. MARETT, Barrister at Law.

--Creditor assignee - Voluntary deed--Assent of Hitchman o. Stewart.-(Surety-CostsInterest).... 839 assignee)

851 VICE-CHANCELLOR STUART's Court.

Lennard o. Robinson.-(Charterparty-Demurrage-
By T. F. MORSE, Barrister at Law.

Principal and agent--Liability of agent of foreign French v. French.-(Creditors' suit-Assignment of a

principal)

853 business and stock-in-trade for a sum certain and Fitch o. Jones.-(Promissory note-Indorsee against for annuitiesInsolvency of assignor-Fraud

maker-Wager on hop duty-Evidence of consi. 13 Eliz. c. 5)

840 deration-Burthen of proof-Mistake in date).... 854 VICE-CHANCELLOR Wood's Court. By MATTHEW B. BEGBIE, Barrister at Law.

[In the “Contents," ante, p. 337, the case in the ExStephens v. Hotham.-(Landlord and tenant-Exe- chequer Chamber should have been printed as reported by cutors' liability to execute counterpart lease)...

842 H. Macnamara and G. Francis, Barristers at Law.]

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THE JURIST.

Cl. & Fin. 109), which was a contract of suretyship

on a cash account, Lord Campbell, C. J., delivering his LONDON, SEPTEMBER 8, 1855.

opinion, said, “The question is, what, upon entering

into such a contract, ought to be disclosed? And I will It has sometimes been supposed that there is some- venture to say, if your Lordships were to adopt the thing peculiar in the contract of suretyship which takes principle laid down and contended for by the appelit out of the general rule prevailing in our law, that lant's counsel here, that you would entirely knock up contracting parties must form their own judgment and those transactions in Scotland of giving security upon exercise due caution for themselves before incurring a cash account, because no bankers would rest satisfied legal obligations, and which assimilates it to contracts that they had a security for the advance they made, if, of assurance, where the party assuring is bound to dis- as it is contended, it is essentially necessary that everyclose all he knows about the assured. Thus Lord thing should be disclosed by the creditor that is maChancellor Truro in Owen v. Homan (15 Jur., part 1, terial for the surety to know.” Equally clear and p. 339; 20 L. J., Ch., 314) uses this language-" The decisive is the judgment of the Court of Exchequer in cases which are reported have generally arisen out of the case of The North British Assurance Company v. transactions in which there has been personal commu- Lloyd, (1 Jur., N. S., part 1, p. 45; 24 L. J., Ex., nication between the creditor and surety; and the clear 14), which may be said to establish the principle, that law deducible from these decisions is, that the creditor a creditor who takes a guarantie is not bound to dismust make a full, fair, and honest communication of close to the surety every fact within his own knowevery circumstance calculated to influence the discre- ledge which may affect the surety or his willingness tion of the surety in entering into the required obliga- to enter into the contract, and that such mere nontion.” His Lordship then compares the duty of the communication of facts will not, in the absence of actual ereditor in such a case to that of the assured in a policy fraud, affect the validity of the guarantie. The facts of assurance, who, unasked, is bound to give the under of that case were briefly these :—Sir Thomas Brancker writer all the information in his power to enable him obtained from the plaintiffs (an assurance company) a to estimate the character of the risk he is invited to loan of 10,0001. for a certain period, on the deposit of undertake*. This doctrine, however, was not ac- shares, he agreeing to give further security, or pay off quiesced in by the House of Lords, to which the case a portion of the loan, in the event of the value of the was subsequently carried. (17 Jur., part 1, p. 861). shares becoming depreciated below a certain sum. At It was felt to be a dangerous principle to import into the period for repayment such depreciation had taken contracts of this nature, and that no one would be safe place, but the loan was renewed for a further period in taking a guarantie if it were to be subject to so many on the same terms, on the deposit of additional shares, circumstances affecting the liability of the surety, ultra and the acceptance of James Brancker, the brother of the express contract into which he had entered. the principal, for 20001. Before the expiration of the Accordingly, in the case of Hamilton v. Watson, (12 renewed period, James Brancker, the brother, applied

to the plaintiffs to be released on obtaining the gua* See also per Bayley, J., in Pidcock v. Bishop, (3 B. & rantie of the defendant and three other persons for 5001. Cr. 605).

each. The plaintiffs assented, and a guarantie was drawn up hy their solicitor, not referring to the ac- parties, and that contracts of assurance form the only ceptance, but reciting the consideration for the gua- exception to this general rule, such exception being rantie to be the original loan, and the plaintiffs agree-founded, by, the usage of trade, upon the peculiar ing not to require any further security in the event character of that class of contracts. of the depreciation of the shares, as provided for

the original agreement. The defendant had no A CORRESPONDENT asks us whether, in writing our notice of the transaction between the plaintiff's and observations on the Dower Act, (ante, p. 337), we have James Brancker. In an action upon the guarantie, sufficiently borne in mind the act of 17 & 18 Vict. the defendant contended that he was not liable, because c. 113. We had the act before us, but abstained from he had not been informed that his security was required referring to it, lest we should needlessly, as we thought, as a substitution for the security of James Brancker-complicate the consideration of a subject already suffia circumstance which might have induced him to make ciently intricate. The act is not expressed with much inquiries; and, indeed, the defendant swore at the trial precision, but we think that the absence of any intenthat if he had known this fact he would not have tion to alter the rights of dowresses is sufficiently clear. become responsible. It was further urged that the It enacts, that when any person shall, after 1854, die recital in the guarantie was incorrect, and did not dis- seised or entitled to any estate or interest in any lands close the real state of the facts and the true object of or otlier hereditaments charged by way of mortgage, the principal, and that in effect a legal fraud had been without having by will or other document expressed a practised upon the defendant. The jury found that different intention, “the heir or devisee to whom such the substitution of security was not a circumstance lands or hereditaments shall descend or be devised shall material to be disclosed; and the Court held, that even not be entitled to have the mortgage debt discharged or if it bad been material, the mere non-disclosare of it satisfied out of the personal estate or any other real would not affect the defendant's liability ; that nothing estate of such person, but the lands or hereditaments so short of actual fraud would be sufficient for that pur- charged shall, as between the different persons claiming pose; and that the concealment, to be available hy the through or under the deceased person, be primarily liable surety, must have been made with a fraudulent intent. to the payment of all mortgage debts with which the In the course of the argument Parke, B., said, “I same shall be charged, every part thereof, according to deny that there is any such rule established as that its value, bearing a proportionate part.” But the rights the creditor is bound to disclose every fact that might of the mortgagee are not to be prejudiced; and the act affect the surety. Nothing short of actual fraud will is not to affect the rights of any person claiming under do. If it were otherwise no person could safely take or by virtue of any will, deed, or document made prior a guarantie. ... . According to the position con- to the year 1855. tended for, the sureties could never be changed witli- This enactment is irrationally limited in its scope, and out letting the fresh sureties know. A very able will be fertile in questions. T'he words “seised or entreatise by an American jurist shews that it is by titled to any estate or interest in any lands or hereditausage of trade that everything in cases of assurance ments” are sufficient to include leaseholds; but the must be disclosed, and that it does not rest on the mention of the heir or devisee only suggests a doubt ground of fraud." And in delivering judgment whether they were contemplated; and if the principle Pollock, C. B., said, “It is not a correct proposition of the act is just at all, (which may be doubted), it that the same rule prevails in case of guaranties as in ought to have been extended to all kinds of specific assurances on either ships or lives, in which it is a charges on all kinds of property. Then it is not clear settled rule, no doubt, that all the material circum- whether the saving extends to a will made before 1855 stances known to the assured are to be disclosed, though and confirmed or republished by a codicil in or after there should be no fraud in the concealment. It is a | that year. peculiar doctrine applicable to contracts of assurance, But to return to our correspondent's doubt. It is in which in general the assured knows, and the under- plain tliat the words “the lands or hereditaments so writer does not know, the circumstances of the voyage, charged shall, as between the different persons," &c., and of other matters. . . . . All the cases have been must be taken with some qualification-in fact, must decided over and over again to be on the same footing be cut down to agree with, and mean no more than, as actual fraud, and not constructive fraud. But that “the estate or interest” in such lands or hereditaments the mere relationship of creditor and surety requires of or to which the deceased died “ seised or entitled.” in all cases a full disclosure of all material circuin- For suppose the deceased, being seised in fee-simple in stances was distinctly denied by the House of Lords in possession, had made a settlement-whether post-nupthe case of Hamilton v. Watson, (12 Cl. & Fin. 109). tial or not is immaterial-giving his wife a life interest,

... The non-disclosure of the circumstance of the and afterwards procured her concurrence in a mortgage, change of security, even if it had been material, would and died : here the wife would be a person claiming not have vitiated the guarantie, unless it had been under him, and no contrary intention would have been fraudulently kept hack."

signified by any document, (for the prior settlement The result, therefore, of recent decisions upon this could no more signify such intention than a subsesubject is, that the contract of suretyslip is brought quent voluntary settlement or a devise of the equity within the general rule applicable to other contracts, of redemption would do so); yet no one will say that namely, that although avoided by actual fraud, it is she is not to have her life estate exonerated by the not affected by mere non-disclosure or concealment of debtor's assets. The act must therefore be read as apfacts within the knowledge of the other contracting plying only to the estate or interest belonging to the

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