The Rights and Liabilities of Husband and Wife

S. Sweet, 1849 - 442 sider

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Side 50 - That the words and expressions hereinafter mentioned, which in their ordinary signification have a more confined or a different meaning, shall in this Act, except where the nature of the provision or the context of the Act shall exclude such construction, be interpreted as follows; (that is to say), the word "will...
Side 39 - That every Will made by a Man or Woman shall be revoked by his or her Marriage (except a Will made in exercise of a Power of Appointment, when the Real or Personal Estate thereby appointed would not in default of such Appointment pass to his or her Heir, Customary Heir, Executor, or Administrator, or the Person entitled as his or her next of Kin, under the Statute of Distributions) . XIX.
Side 22 - An Act for the Abolition of Fines and Recoveries, and for the Substitution of more simple Modes of Assurance...
Side 50 - ... and every word importing the singular number only shall extend and be applied to several persons or things as well as one person or thing ; and every word importing the masculine gender only shall extend and be applied to a female as well as a male.
Side 30 - ... and money subject to be invested in the purchase of lands, and also to dispose of, release, surrender, or extinguish any estate which she alone, or she and her husband in her right may have...
Side 305 - According to that view, the separate property of a married woman being a creature of equity, it follows, that, if she has a power to deal with it, she has the other power incident to property in general; namely, the power of contracting debts to be paid out of it; and inasmuch as her creditors have not the means at law of compelling payment of those debts, a court of equity takes upon itself to give effect to them, not as personal liabilities, but by laying hold of the separate property, as the only...
Side 51 - That a widow shall not be entitled to dower out of any land of which her husband shall die wholly or partially intestate, when by the will of her husband, duly executed for the devise of freehold estates, he shall declare his intention that she shall not be entitled to dower out of such land, or out of any of his land.
Side 37 - That the powers of disposition given to a married woman by this Act shall not interfere with any power which, independently of this Act, may be vested in or limited or reserved to her so as to prevent her from exercising such power in any case, except so far as, by any disposition made by her under this Act, she may be prevented from so doing in consequence of such power having been suspended or extinguished by such disposition.
Side 20 - These are the chief legal effects of marriage during the coverture ; upon which we may observe, that even the disabilities which the wife lies under are for the most part intended for her protection and benefit. So great a favorite is the female sex of the laws of England.
Side 5 - I [or we] do hereby certify, that the said was, at the time of her acknowledging the said deed, of full age and competent understanding, and that she was examined by me [or us], apart from her husband, touching her knowledge of the contents of the said deed, and that she freely and voluntarily consented to the same.

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