Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, and of Some Special Cases Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench [1695-1735]:: Collected by William Peere Williams ... Published, with Notes and References, and Two Tables to Each Volume; One of the Names of the Cases, the Other of the Principal Matters: by His Son William Peere Williams ... 5th Ed, Volum 3

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Side 390 - Besides, the bill is to prevent the defendant from defacing the altarpiece, which is one way of depreciating it ; and the defacing may be with an intention that it may not be known, by taking out or erasing some of the marks and figures of it. And though the answer had denied the defacing of the altar-piece, yet such answer could not help the demurrer. That in itself nothing can be more reasonable than that the man who by wrong detains my property, should...
Side 500 - Year of the Reign of our fovereign Lord George the fecond by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, and fo forth, and in the Year of our Lord one thoufand, feven hundred, and fifty five.
Side 443 - ... reading, shall be allowed, taken and reputed to be and punished as a clerk convict, which shall be as effectual to all intents and purposes, and as advantageous to him, as if he had read as a clerk.
Side 401 - It is now become the established doctrine, that a decree of the Court of Chancery is equal to a judgment in a court of law*: and where an executrix of A., who was greatly indebted to divers persons, in debts of different natures, being sued in chancery by some of them, appeared and answered immediately, admitting their demands, (some of the plaintiffs being her own daughters,) and...
Side 268 - The timber, while standing, is part of the inheritance ; but whenever it is severed, either by- the act of God, as by tempest, or by a trespasser and by wrong, it belongs to him who has the first estate of inheritance, whether in fee or in tail, who may bring trover for it ; and this was so decreed upon occasion of the great windfall of timber on the Cavendish estate. 2dly. As to the tenant for life, he ought not to have any share of the money arising by the sale of this timber...
Side 156 - ... or in a suit to settle a general fine to be paid by all the copyhold tenants of a manor, in order to prevent a multiplicity of suits. In all these...
Side 540 - ... of the plaintiffs being her own daughters) ; other of the creditors sued the executrix at law, where the decree not being pleadable, they obtained judgments; yet the decree of the court of chancery, being for a just debt, and having real priority in point of time, not by fiction and relation to the first day...
Side 45 - ... from and after the day therein mentioned, to or for the ufe or behoof of any fuch perfon or perfons, or upon any truft or confidence, mediately or immediately...
Side 333 - ... bound to intermeddle with the personal estate, or to run into an account thereof; and if the heir would have the benefit of any payment made by the mortgagor or his executor, he must prove...
Side 575 - ... real priority in point of time, not by fiction and relation to the first day of term, was preferred in the order of payment to the judgments, and the executrix protected and indemnified in paying a due obedience to such decree, and all proceedings...

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