Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volum 1

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Bancroft-Whitney Company, 1915
 

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a Definition of municipal law 44
69
a Nature of civil government 47
82
e Forms of government 49
85
a Declaratory part 54
92
Interpretation of laws 58
98
OF THE LAWS OF ENGLAND
107
f Divisions of the common law 67
113
a Precedents 69
116
e Regard of the Roman law for custom 73
129
a Lex mercatoria 75
137
a Civil or Roman law 80
143
no bb To acts of parliament 84
149
SECTION IV
160
b Essentials of the Act of Union 97
167
b Jersey Guernsey Sark and Alderney 106
177
b Proprietary governments 108
181
b Parishes
187
to Hundreds 115
193
BOOK I
199
Division of these Commentaries 122
205
c Civil liberty 125
211
f Classification of personal rights 129
218
ee Civil death 132
226
J 186 aa Law of the land 134
232
jg th Taxation and representation 140
243
public and private 146
248
212 b Constituent parts of parliament 153
258
b Writ of privilege 166
273
a Qualifications of electors 171
281
b Qualifications of members of house of com
287
b By demise of the crown 188
302
Historical review of the rulers of England 196
310
a The Norman Conquest 199
313
b Henry VIII 15091547 205
320
a Character of the revolution 212
327
300 Succession to the crown conditionally hereditary 217
331
CHAPTER V
341
Privileges of privy counselors 232
348
OF THE KINGS PREROGATIVE
355
a Protection of the subject 243
363
Executive department of government 250
372
Jurisdiction over diplomatic
378
4 Letters of marque and reprisal 258
384
b Trinoda neccssitas 263
390
J 38L 4 The king as fountain of honor office and privilege 271
400
3g8 b Weights and measures 274
405
OF THE KINGS REVENUE
412
g Royal fish 290
421
j Treasuretrove 295
427
a Inquest of lunacy 305
440
J441 b Internal revenue or excise 318
453
444 e Stamp duties 323
459
b History of the civil list 332
469
CHAPTER IX
475
b Sheriffs term of office 342
481
b Bailiffs 845
484
b Appointment of justices 351
491
a Appointment of highway surveyors 358
498
OF THE PEOPLE WHETHER ALIENS DENIZENS OR NATIVES
507
6 Children of aliens 373
519
OF THE CLERGY
528
b Rights and duties of bishops 382
534
a Holy orders
540
OF THE CIVIL STATE
549
f Creation of peers 399
553
OF THE MILITARY AND MARITIME STATES
563
10 Military offenses 415
571
b Discipline in the navy 420
577
b Menial servants 425
587
e Stewards factors and bailiffs 427
589
2 Scope of employment 430
595
CHAPTER XV
601
b Civil disabilities 435
610
e Dissolution of marriage 440
620
b Divorce a mensa et thoro 440
623
OF PARENT AND CHILD
635
b Duty of support under English law 448
641
623 b Support of bastards 458
654
628 b Reciprocal rights and duties 462
660
OF CORPORATIONS
670
4 Powers of a corporation 475
684
a Various franchises 37
761
10 Bents 41
770
a Feudal tenure supplants allodial ownership 47
780
Theory of the feudal system 53
786
OF THE ANCIENT ENGLISH TENURES
795
aa Wardship of the lands 67
806
CHAPTER VI
817
c Gavelkind 84
825
b Subinfeudation 91
834
e Incidents of copyhold 97
841
CHAPTER VII
847
a Estates of inheritance 104
853
c When word heirs not necessary 108
859
OP FREEHOLDS NOT OF INHERITANCE
873
b Tenancy by the curtesy 126
879
b Relative advantages of dower and jointure 138
898
Computation of time 140
902
b Rights after termination of estate at will 146
910
a Conditions precedent 154
917
b Mortgage 157
923
218 a Chattels real 161
929
a Rules on the creation of remainders 165
933
a Particular estate not necessary in executory
943
a Incidents of reversions 175
949
C Joint tenancy how severed and destroyed 185
960
b Joint tenancies preferred to tenancies in common 193
970
2R0 2 Right of possession 196
978
OF TITLE BY DESCENT
984
a Consanguinity 202
986
inheritances lineally to issue
995
collateral descent to blood
1007
aa Reason for excluding half blood 228
1015
preference of male stocks
1022
323 Definition of purchase 241
1029
a Case of bastard eigne and mulier puisne 248
1038
344 b Corruption of blood 253
1044
OF TITLE BY OCCUPANCY
1050
OF TITLE BY PRESCRIPTION
1061
f Descent of estates prescribed 266
1068
b Evasions of rule by clergy 269
1074
381 Breach of condition 281
1088
3S7 h Bankruptcy 285
1095
a Persons attainted 290
1104
a Common assurances 294
1111
implied and express 300
1118
418 e Rending of the deed 304
1125
a Conveyances at common law 309
1132
aa Livery in deed 315
1139
aaa Effect of disabling
1145
446 b Confirmation 325
1152
aa Decisions of commonlaw courts 333
1163
b Covenant to stand seised to uses 338
1169
CHAPTER XXI
1177
b Construction of royal grants 347
1184
OP ALIENATION BY SPECIAL CUSTOM
1206
Conveyance by devise 373
1213
b Specialty creditors 378
1219
CHAPTER XXV
1235
b Property in air light and water 395
1243
Number of owners of personal property 399
1249
CHAPTER XXVII
1263
a Forest and game laws 413
1272
5 Privilege of hunting 419
1278
ni Title by forfeiture 420
1279
3 Heirlooms 427
1287
3 Costs 439
1304
a Express and implied contracts 443
1310
3 The several species of contract 446
1319
e Hiring and borrowing 453
1333
a Bottomry or respondentia 457
1339
b Promissory notes 467
1350
631 to Only traders within the law in England 473
1359
b Proof finding notice surrender 480
1366
CHAPTER XXXII
1373
f655 Origin and history of administrations 495
1382
a Infants and non compotes mentis 497
1385
b Wills ipoperative before death 502
1392
a Executor de son tort 507
1398
g Legacies 512
1405
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