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No. 909_Vol. XVIII.
JUNE 10, 1854.
NAMES OF THE CASES REPORTED IN THIS NUMBER.
EXCHEQUER CHAMBER- continued.
for Revocation- Abuse of Franchise-Breach of tions not altered by Form of Proviso for Redemp
Condition-Scire Facias-Private Prosecutor).. 481 tion-Innes v. Jackson, (1 Bligh, 101)-Several
COURT OF Queen's BENCH. Deeds held to form one Transaction, from Altera- Ex parte The Overseers of Warblington.-(Lighting tions).......
and Watching Act, 3 & 4 Will. 4, c. 90-Notice VICE-CHANCELLOR KINDERSLEY's Court.
of Adoption of Act—" Forthwith"-" ChapelSmith o. Pocock.-(Fraud-Negligence-Solicitor).. 478 Order of Inspectors-Refusal by Justices to grant
Warrant of Distress
Application against Jus. Gallemore o. Gill. -(Will — Construction - Legacy
tices and Overseers-11 & 12 Vict. c. 44, s. 5–
494 payable out of Real Estate)....
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Hegarty and Clark v. Milne and Smith.-(Agreement Ledger o. Hooker.-(Will— Construction ---Cumula
496 tire Legacies)
COURT OF EXCHEQUER.
The Imperial Gas-light and Coke Company o. The The Eastern Archipelago Company o. The Queen.
London Gas-light Company.-(Statute of Limita(Charter-Trading Company-Condition-Proviso
LONDON, JUNE 10, 1854.
barred of dower by a clear implication; and the learned
judge satisfied himself of the intention of the testator, The case of Warbutton v. Warbutton, (17 Jur., and of the law upon the whole subject of amplitude of part 1, p. 415), decided recently by Sir J. Stuart, provision, and he thought it was clearly the intention V. C., demands particular notice, not so much in refe- that she should not have both. But that case is far rence to its merits as a precedent, but because, while from being a decision, that the mere circumstance of a purporting to proceed upon well-established principles, testator giving a leasing power to his trustees is enough it clearly departs from them, and throws doubt upon to raise an implication of his intention to exclude his decisions of unquestionable authority. In that case widow from her dower. . . . . The whole amount of the testator, by his will, dated the 28th June, 1846, the provision made for his widow is an annuity of gave all his real, leasehold, copyhold, and personal 201.; and I find also a provision made for a stranger of estate upon trust to sell and dispose of the leasehold exactly the same amount. So far from there being in and personal estate, and to invest the proceeds thereof, this case the great and governing circumstance that and to receive the rents, issues, and profits of the real existed in the case of Hall v. Hill—the provision for estate, and by, with, and out of the proceeds arising the widow as compared with the amount of the assets therefrom to pay to his wife an annuity of 201. for life; that, instead of being an ample provision, it was such, to pay Mary L. & legacy of 1001. and an annuity of that if put to her election, the widow would have 201. for life; and, after other bequests and directions, elected to take her dower.” the testator empowered his trustees “ to demise, lease, An examination of Hall v. Hill will, it is believed, sat, let, and manage his said real estate, as also his lease-shew that there has been no misapprehension of the kold estates, so as to produce the greatest rental.” The meaning of Lord St. Leonards, on the part of Sir assets of the testator were of the yearly value of 1121. J. L. Knight Bruce, L. J., and Sir R. T. Kindersley, The Vice-Chancellor held that the widow was not V. C. There the testator gave part of his estate to bound to elect between her dower and the provision his widow, and also an annuity charged upon the made for her by the will. His Honor thought that the whole estate, with powers of distress and entry in case of Grayson v. Deakin, (3 De G. & S. 298), decided case of non-payment, and there was also contained in by Sir J. L. Knight Bruce, L.J., when Vice-Chan- the will power “to lease, demise, or let all or any cellor, and the case of Parker v. Sowerby, (17 Jur., part of my estates and lands, for any term not expart 1, p. 752), decided by Sir R. T. Kindersley, V.C., ceeding thirty-one years;" and Lord St. Leonards, after which had been pressed against the right of the widow, an elaborate examination of the authorities, held that proceeded upon “a complete misapprehension” of the the widow was bound to elect between the provisions language of Lord St. Leonards in Hall v. Hill, (1 Dru. made for her by the will and her dower. “I am not & W.94), the decision in which case, his Honor said, aware how the power of leasing, in this case, can be went upon this, “ that the widow had acquired under exercised over all the estate, if the widow's right to the will a much greater provision than she was entitled | dower be allowed. One can understand how the rents to as dower, and it was held, therefore, that she was might be enjoyed, or the estate solda sabject to the
claim for dower; but how could you demise an estate of the gift conferred by the will upon the wife the te subject to the right of this lady to have a third part for determining whether it was the testator's intentio thereof set out by metes and bounds? You cannot give that such gift was to be in substitution for a claim sh her the right of dower, and yet exercise the power of had upon other property, which he has given to other leasing over the whole of the estate out of which she is any particular case the provision made for å wife i
in derogation of such claim? Even assuming that i to have dower.” His Lordship, in effect, says that the small
, testators have a right to be, and often are, ca power of leasing given to the trustees was inconsistent pricious. Again: a husband may know that his wil with the notion that the widow was to enjoy dower as is well provided for aliundè; by his giving her, then set out by metes and bounds, and that it followed, fore, no more than a stranger, as in Warbutton therefore, as a matter of course, that she must elect exercised a sound 'discretion; although, as we hay
Warbutton, he may, under peculiar circumstances, hay between her legal right to dower out of the estate de- before said, he has a perfect right to be capricious. vised wholly to the trustees, and the benefits conferred But how are we to determine what constitutes, upon her by the will. His Lordship then proceeds use the expression of Sir J. Stuart, V.C., "amplita with some other observations, perhaps somewhat ambi- of provision ?". How are we to draw a line betwee guous, which, it is conceived, Sir J. Stuart, V.C., bas amplitude and exility? A competency” has bee understood in a sense different from what they were haps“ amplitude of provision” may be defined with
defined as "a little more than a man has got.” Pe intended to convey. “If,” continued his Lordship, “I much, but not greater, legal accuracy; and if adopte am bound to spell out the intention of the testator, I as a test, or even as à governing circumstance, think, looking at the whole frame of the will, that the determining the intention of a testator, it will lead 1 testator meant to provide for his wife by the will. He as much litigation as was occasioned by decisions gives her a house and the furniture; he gives her also to what was an illusory and what a substantial exee an annuity out of the general estate; and she has ac- tion of a power, upon which subject the observations quired under the will a much greater provision than Sir W. Grant, M. R., are well worthy of perusal. ( she would have been entitled to as dower in the ordi- Butcher v. Butcher, 9 Ves. 393). nary way. That she is of this opinion is evident, be- In the report of Warbutton v. Warbutton it appea cause she has elected to take under the will, if required that the opinion of Sir J. Stuart, V.C., taken in char to make an election. I hold, therefore, that she is bers was in accordance with the opinion he afterwar barred of dower, and that by clear implication. I have expressed in court, viz. in favour of the widow satisfied myself of the intention of the testator. I de- being put to her election. Now, a judge expressing spair, as I have already said, of reconciling the authori- opinion in chambers has not the benefit of hearing ties on this subject, but I follow what I consider the case argued before him by counsel, and may take best. As, therefore, the widow has elected to take very decided view of a case either irrespective of, under the will, I must declare that she is barred of her after a full consideration of, the authorities. In tl claim to dower.” Now, all that Lord St. Leonards first instance it is probable that he would have a sligh meant by these concluding observations appears to be, in the latter a strong, though perhaps to himself i that he had come to the conclusion, from the power of sensible, leaning or bias towards the opinion he h leasing being inconsistent with the widow's claim to already expressed. This practice, therefore, is liable dower, that the testator did not intend her to have it all the objections so ably pointed out by Lord St. Le in addition to what he had given her by the will; that nards, (in his Treatise on the Law of Property as a she had in reality taken more by the will than the law ministered by the House of Lords), of an appeal from would have given to her in the shape of dower; that a Lord Chancellor in the court below to himself alo by the widow electing to take the provision made for in the House of Lords. (See p. 35). It is submitte her by the will, she had shewn that such was her that whenever a point of any difficulty arises in chan opinion; that she was therefore barred of dower. By bers, the judge should reserve his consideration of these observations also it is possible that his Lordship for full discussion in open court; or, if he decides meant that no question as to compensation arose, the in chambers, the appeal should lie, not to himself, b dower being of less value than what she elected to to the Lords Justices. take.
Lord St. Leonards, however, himself is the best exponent of his own meaning in Hall v. Hill, for in the
COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH, subsequent case of O'Hara v. Chainea, (1 Jo. & Lat. 665), TRINITY TERM.-17 VICTORIA.-June 5, 1854. where the question as to the relative value of the This Court will, on Monday, the 19th day of Ju widow's dower, as compared either with the testator's instant, and five following days, hold sittings, and wi assets, or the benefits conferred upon her by the will, at such sittings proceed in disposing of the cases then r was not discussed, but in which, from the widow having maining in the Special, Crown, and New Trial Paper elected to take dower, it may be presumed that the and will also on Friday, the 30th day of June instan dower was more valuable than what was given to her hold a sitting, and will at such sitting only give jud by the will—Lord St. Leonards, as to one branch of ment in cases previously argued. the case, says, “the power of leasing decides this part
BY THE COURT. of the case. Taking the whole will together, I am of opinion that the widow is bound to elect. The case comes within the principle of Hall v. Hill, and I see no
COURT OF EXCHEQUER. reason to depart from that decision."
TRINITY TERM.-17 VICTORIA.—June 5, 1854. It is submitted, therefore, that the view taken by This Court will, on the 16th and 17th, and also Sir J. L. Knight Bruce, L. J., and Sir R. T. Kinders- the 21st and seven following days of June instan ley, V. C., as to the decision of Hall v. Hill, is correct, (Sundays excepted), hold sittings, and will at su and indeed is in accordance with the current of autho- sittings proceed in disposing of the business then pen rities. (See Roadley v. Dixon, 3 Russ. 192; Miall v. ing in the New Trial and Special Papers. Brain, à Mad. 119; and Taylor v. Taylor, 1 Y. & C.
FREDERICK POLLOCK. C. C. 727).
J. PARKE. Independent of authority, the decision of Sir J. Stuart,
E. H. ALDERSON. V.C., is open to grave objections. Why is the amount
T. J. PLATT.
persons of unsound mind not found so by inquisition, who shall be served with notice of any decree or order,
are to be appointed in like manner as guardians ad ORDER OF COURT.-June 1, 1854.
litem to answer and defend are now appointed in suits The Right Hon. ROBERT Monsey Lord CRANWORTH, on bills filed. ord High Chancellor of Great Britain, by and with VII. At any time during the proceedings at any he advice and assistance of the Right Hon. Sir John judge's chambers under any decree or order, the judge LOMILLY, Master of the Rolls, the Right Hon. the Lord may, if he shall think fit, require a guardian ad litem Justice Sir James LEWIS KNIGHT BRUCE, the Right to be appointed for any infant, or person of unsound Ion. the Lord Justice Sir GEORGE JAMES TURNER, the mind not found so by inquisition, who has been served Ion, the Vice-Chancellor Sir RICHARD TORIN KIN- with notice of such decree or order. ERSLEY, the Hon. the Vice-Chancellor Sir JOHN VIII. In all cases in which notice of a decree or TUART, and the Hon. the Vice-Chancellor Sir Wil- order shall be served, pursuant to the eighth rule of the IAM Page Wood, doth hereby, in pursuance of two 42nd section of the act 15 & 16 Vict. c. 86, the notice ets of Parliament passed in the session of Parliament so served is to be intitled in the cause, and there is to lolden in the fifteenth and sixteenth years of the reign be indorsed thereon a memorandum in the form or to f her present Majesty, chaps. 86 and 87, and in pur- the effect following—that is to say, “ Take notice, that, uance and execution of all other powers enabling him from the time of the service of this notice, you (or, as n that behalf, order and direct
the case may be, the infant, or person of unsound mind] That all and every the orders, rules, and directions will be bound by the proceedings in the above cause, hereinafter set forth shall henceforth be, and for all in the same manner as if you Tor, the said infant, or purposes be deemed and taken to be, General Orders person of unsound mind] had been originally made a ind Rules of the High Court of Chancery, viz.: party to the suit; and that you (or, the said infant, or
I. If the fourteen days within which, pursuant to person of unsound mind) may, by an order of course, he Orders of the Court, a defendant is bound to file his have liberty to attend the proceedings under the withinaffidavits in answer to a motion for a decree, or the mentioned decree or order; and that you [or, the said leven days within which the plaintiff is bound to file infant, or person of unsound mind) may, within one uis affidavits in reply thereto, or the nine weeks after month after the service of this notice, apply to the ssue joined within which the evidence in any cause to Court to add to the decree or order." be used at the hearing thereof is to be closed, or the IX. The charges for copies of pleadings, and other nonth after the expiration of such nine weeks within proceedings and documents furnished under the General which a witness who has made an affidavit intended to be Orders of the 25th October, 1852, Order No. 1, sects. 2, ised by any party to such cause at the hearing thereof 3, and 4, to a person admitted to sue or defend in is subject to cross-examination, shall expire in the Long formâ pauperis, or to his solicitor, by or on behalf of Vacation, the time for the several purposes aforesaid any other party, shall be at the rate of 11d. per folio. kespectively is hereby extended to the fifth day of the Provided always, that if such person shall become entiEnsuing Michaelmas Term, and is to expire on that day tled to receive dives costs, the charges for such copies anless enlarged by order. Provided always, that in shall be at the rate of 4d. per folio; and nothing shall bases where the above-mentioned periods of fourteen be allowed in taxation in respect of such charges until days and nine weeks respectively shall be extended by such person or his solicitor shall have paid or tendered virtue of this Order, the seven days within which the to the solicitor, or party by whom such copies were plaintiff is bound to file his affidavits in reply, and the furnished, the additional 24 d. per folio. But this proDonth during which a witness is subject to cross-exa- viso shall not apply to any copy which shall have been mination, shall be respectively taken to commence from furnished by the party himself who is directed to pay the expiration of such extended period.
the costs, and not by his solicitor. II. Any judge of the Court, whose chambers may be X. The charges for copies furnished by a person adopen for business during any vacation, may issue sum- mitted to sue or defend in formâ pauperis, other than monses for the purpose of any proceeding before the those furnished by his solicitor, shall be at the rate of Master of the Rolls or any Vice-Chancellor at cham- 11d. per folio, bers after the vacation.
XI. Expenses incurred in consequence of affidavits III. The same course of procedure as is now in use as being prepared or settled by counsel are to be allowed to the production of documents ordered to be produced only when the Taxing Masters shall in their discretion, before the hearing of a cause, shall extend and be ap- and on consideration of the special circumstances of plied to the production of documents ordered to be pro- each case, think such expenses properly incurred; and duced after the hearing of any cause or matter.
in such case they are to be at liberty to allow the same, IV. In all cases in which the certificate of the chief or such parts thereof as they may consider just and clerk is to be acted upon by the Accountant-General of reasonable, whether the taxation be between solicitor the Court, without any further order, such certificate and client or between party and party. may be signed and adopted by the judge on the day XII. Any party who may be dissatisfied with the after the same shall have been signed by the chief allowance or disallowance by the Taxing Master, in clerk, unless any party, desiring to take the opinion of any bill of costs taxed by him, of the whole or any the judge thereon, obtains a summons for that purpose part of any item or items, may, at any time before the before twelve of the clock on that day; and the time certificate is signed, deliver to the other party or parties for applying to discharge or vary such certificate, when interested therein, and carry in before the Master, an signed and adopted by the judge, is to be two clear days objection in writing to such allowance or disallowance, after the filing thereof.
specifying therein, by a list in a short and concise form, V. In all cases in which any person required to be the items or item, or parts or part thereof, objected to, served with notice of a decree or order, pursuant to the and may thereupon apply to the Master for a warrant eighth rule of the 42nd section of the act 15 & 16 Vict. to review the taxation in respect of the same. 6.86, may be an infant, or a person of unsound mind XIII. Upon the application for such warrant, or not found so by inquisition, the notice is to be served upon the return thereof, the Taxing Master is to reupon such person or persons, and in such manner as consider and review his taxation upon such objection, the judge to whose court the cause is attached may and he may, if he shall think fit, receive further evidirect.
dence in respect thereof; and if so required by either VI. Guardians ad litem appointed for infants, or | party, he is to state, either in his certificate of taxation