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the most weighty; and no one can doubt that the qualification would be treated witli less respect than the assertion. All the experience, indeed, of the Court of Chancery shews, that out of affidavits, in a case of any difficulty, the truth cannot be got. Very useful evidence is to be obtained by affidavit, followed by a viva voce cross-examination, but alone it is worse than useless.
On the subject of oral examination in open court in causes on motions—in fact, wherever there is a real contest as to facts—we have already in these pages more than once shortly commented; nor shall we abandon the subject while there is a hope of drawing to it the attention of those who may have the power as well as the will to effect a change. The expense and delay, arising out of the system of separate examiners, are enormous: the expense arising out of the unnecessary multiplication of copies of irrelevant evidence; the delay, partly out of time permitted to be occupied by examiners upon irrelevant matter, partly out of the impossibility of the official examiners doing a third of the business, and the professional avocation of special examiners preventing the application of more than small portions of time to their duties as examiners. The objection continually made to the examination of witnesses in open court, that it would occupy so much time, is, we conceive, worth just nothing. Even if the result \rere really to be the occupation of much more judicial time, which we greatly doubt, the question resolves itself simply into one of one or two additional judges, which again resolves itself into one of expense. Now, the present examiners and their staff cost the country something like 4000J. a year; and the fluctuating staff of special examiners costs the suitors certainly not less than 10,0tMV. a year—we believe much more; so that the expense saved by abolishing the existing system would be just about the expense of two more judges. But, besides, the question ought not to be treated as one of mere expense. The object of evidence being to arrive at the truth, it is the interest of the people, even if they had to pay a little more for it, to have evidence taken in the best manner; and depositions taken in private, though viva voce, and transferred to a brief, to be coldly read out to the judge, instead of coming warm from the lips of the witness, do not bring out the truth in the best manner.
Op the various measures of law reform which are likely to engage the attention of Parliament during I the present session, we have no hesitation in ranking' as the most important the bill which is promised by J the Government on the subject of the testamentary jurisdiction at present exercised by the Ecclesiastical Courts. Considering that about thirty years (the period mentioned by Lord John Russell as requisite for the gestation of a measure of law reform) have been expended by the Legislature in fruitless attempts either to abolish these inconvenient and anomalous tribunals altogether, or to reform their procedure—attempts made by Lord Brougham, Lord Cottenham, Lord Lyndhurst, Sir James Graham, the present Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, Dr. Nicholl, and, last session, by the present Solicitor-General—the public may fairly con
gratulate itself upon at length having a prospect of a satisfactory solution of this important and muchvexed question. Some of these attempts were unsuccessful simply because they proposed to deal with the purely ecclesiastical as well as the civil jurisdiction which in the progress of time had become so strangely blended together in these spiritual courts; but public men, learned by experience, have now become wiser and more discreet as to the course of action which is likely to be acceptable to the Legislature and to the country, and they therefore propose gradually to abstract from Doctors' Commons separate portions of its jurisdiction, leaving it in possession only of its Admiralty and Spiritual jurisdiction. At the present conjuncture, when a war appears imminent, and when innumerable cases of prize, of the rights of neutrals, and of the construction of international law must constantly arise, the practitioners at Doctors' Commons will still have left a sufficient amount of lucrative business to console them for the inevitable loss of testamentary and divorce cases, even should they decline to practise in the ordinary civil courts, which, as a fair measure of compensation, ought for the future to be opened to them. Her Majesty, in the speech from the throne, announces that "the recent measures of legal reform have proved highly beneficial, and the success which has attended them may well encourage you (Parliament) to proceed with further amendments. Bills will be submitted to you for transferring from the ecclesiastical courts to the civil courts the cognisance of testamentary and of matrimonial causes, and for giving increased efficiency to the superior courts of common law." The question here occurs, to what "civil courts" are these testamentary and matrimonial causes to be transferred? The Divorce Commissioners, in their report, recommend the constitution of a new court, composed of a vice-chancellor, a common-law judge, and the judge of the Consistorial Court; and that recommendation, we believe, will be carried out by the Government without any unnecessary delay. In dealing with so difficult and delicate a subject as divorce, many important matters have to be considered, such as extending to the poor a privilege which has hitherto been practically the luxury of the rich, and the moral and social injury which might be done to the community by furnishing too great a facility for divorce. On this last point Chancellor Kent remarks," It is very questionable whether the facility with which divorces can be procured in some of the* States of America be not productive of more evil than good;" and he adds, "that he has had reason to believe, in the exercise of a judicial cognisance over numerous cases of divorce, that adultery was sometimes committed, on the part of the husband, for the very purpose of obtaining a divorce." One recommendation of the commissioners, on the most obvious grounds of justice, ought to be reconsidered— we mean that which restricts the right of a wife to a divorce a vinculo to cases of " aggravated enormity." These matters we therefore hope will be carefullyconsidered before the measure of the Government is introduced into Parliament.
With regard to the testamentary jurisdiction, the sole question which remains to be decided is simply this —to what tribunal can it be most beneficially transferred? The Real Property Commissioners and Lord Cottenham advocated the establishment of one central court of probate, with a general registry of wills; and Lord Lyndhurst advocated the establishment of metropolitan and diocesan courts throughout the kingdom. Both these noble and learned Lords contemplated the abolition of the courts of peculiars which — scattered all over the country, some pos^ sessing only a limited jurisdiction, and some possessing only voluntary and not contentious jurisdiction
were as inconvenient as they were unnecessary. In the last session of Parliament the whole question was thoroughly discussed, in reference to the bold and vigorous plan sketched by the Solicitor-General, and the plan which was embodied in a measure introduced by Mr. Collier. The Solicitor-General proposed to abolish the peculiar courts, to regulate the future jurisdiction of the diocesan courts in matters of common form up to a limited amount, and to transfer the whole testamentary jurisdiction, at present exercised by the Prerogative Court, to the Court of Chancery. He further proposed that questions of fact might be Bent to the county courts for decision, and that the same tribunals might grant administration in cases where the property did not exceed a certain amount. This plan, which commanded the approbation of the House of Commons, was postponed until the Chancery Commissioners made their second report on the subject referred to them, namely, "to inquire into the law and jurisdiction of the ecclesiastical and other courts in relation to matters testamentary." In the meantime Mr. Collier brought in his bill to transfer the testamentary jurisdiction to the common-law courts; and this conflict of propositions led the practitioners in Doctors' Commons to assert that this great question had degenerated into a mere squabble between different classes of professional men for a monopoly of the testamentary business. The Chancery Commissioners have not yet made their report, but it is believed that at the last moment they have been induced substantially to sanction the plan suggested by the Solicitor-General. The Court of Chancery at the present time is the great court of administration of the country; it already possesses a most important testamentary jurisdiction; it has machinery admirably calculated for the cheap and expeditious determination of all questions which may arise in connexion with wills; and its amended procedure is so deservedly popular, that we are convinced, even if the commissioners adhered to Lord Cottenham's plan of a separate court, they would have to import into that tribunal the simple and rational system which now exists in Chancery. The common-law courts possess no machinery for administration purposes; and though Mr. Collier, in defence of his own consistency, may say a word in their favour, we believe that the time is at hand when Doctors' Commons must part with its testamentary jurisdiction to the Court of Chancery; and thus an important step will be made towards the obliteration of that system of separate and distinct jurisdictions—curious, perhaps, on account of its antiquity, but utterly repugnant to the wants and wishes of the age in which we live.
COMMISSIONERS TO ADMINISTER OATHS IN CHANCERY.
The Lord Chancellor, under the powers of the 16 & 17 Vict. c. 78, intituled " An Act relating to the Appointment of Persons to administer Oaths in Chancery, and to Affidavits made for Purposes connected with Registration," has appointed the following gentlemen to be Commissioners for administering Oaths in Chancery :—
To be London Commissioners.
Andrew Storey, 17, Featherstone-buildings, Holbom. Charles Few the younger, 2, Henrietta-street, Covent
garden. George Corpe, 3, Lincoln's-inn-fields. Henry William Woodhouse, 5, New-square, Lincoln's
inn. William Hine, 32, Charterhouse-square. Septimus Davidson, Weavers' Hall, 22, Basinghall
street, City. William Joseph Meymott, 86, Blackfriars-road.
Daniel Smith Dockett, 60, Lincoln's-inn-fields.
Robert Manley Lowe, Tanfield-court, Inner Temple.
Ellis Clowes, 10, King's-bench-walk, Inner Temple.
John Kilis Clowes, Inner Temple.
George Millar Robinson, 1, Parish-street, St. John's, Southwark.
George Peter de Rhe Philipe, 4, Lloyd-street, Lloydsquare, Pentonville.
William Hilliard Dunster, 3, Henrietta-street, Cavendish-square.
Edward Jennings, 9, Chancery-lane.
Alfred Jones, 15, Sise-lane, City.
William Skilbeck, 19, Southampton-buildings, Chancery-lane.
John Mortimer, 17, Clifford's-inn, City.
William Macmurdo Hacon, 31, Fenchurch-street, City,
William Anthony Greatorex, 58, Chancery-lane.
James Berriman Tippetts, 2, Sise-lane, City.
John Meadows White, 10, Whitehall-place.
Henry De Jersey, 2, St. Ann's lane, Aldersgate, City.
William Gribhle the younger, 80, Lombard-street, City.
George Powell, 3, Raymond-buildings, Gray's-inn.
William Hebeler Norton, 1, New-street, Bishopsgate.
Charles Bischoff, 19, Coleman-street, City.
Philip Smith Coxe, 19, Coleman-street, City.
John Snaith Rymer, 6, Whitehall, Westminster.
William Stevens, 6, Queen-street, Cheapside, City.
Frederick Halsev Janson, 4, Basinghall-street, City.
John Henry Bolton, 1, New-square, Lincoln's-inn.
Francis Benthall, 22, Lincoln's-inn-fields.
Henry Parker, 17, Bedford-row.
Joseph Tatham, 10, New-square, Lincoln's-inn.
George P. Wilton, 1, Raymond-buildings, Gray's-inn.
Henry Uivington Hill, 23, Throgmorton-street, City.
William James Grane, 23, Bedford-row, and 28, Oxford-terrace, Paddington.
To be Commissioners in England.
Philip George Skipworth, Wakefield, Yorkshire.
LIST OF SHERIFFS, APPOINTED BY HER
Bedfordshire—V. C. Polhill Turner, Esq., Howbury Hall.
near Northleach. Herefordshire—Elias Chadwick, Esq., Puddlestone Court,
near Leominster. Hertfordshire—R. Hanbury, Esq., The Poles, Thundridge. Kent—Alexander Glendining, Esq., Ashgrove, Sevenoaks. Leicestershire—Henry Corles Bingham, Esq., Wartnaby. Lincolnshire—Anthony Willson, Esq., Rauceby Hall. Monmouthshire—Thomas Brown, Esq., Ebbw Vale. Norfolk—Benjamin Bond Cabbell, Esq., Cromer Hall. Northamptonshire—The Right Hon. Anthony Henley, Lord
Henley, Watford. Northumberland—S. E. Widdrington, Esq., Newton. Nottinghamshire—Samuel Bagnall Wild, Esq., Costock. Oxfordshire—John William Fane, Esq., Wormsley. Rutlandshire—Robert Lee Bradshaw, Esq., Tinwell. Shropshire—Robert Aglionby Slaney, Esq., Walford Manor. Somersetshire—James Curtis Somerville, Esq., Dindcr. Southampton—J. R. Ives, Esq., Bentworth Hall, near Alton. Staffordshire—John Davenport, Esq., Westwood. Suffolk—Windsor Parker, Esq., Clopton Hall, Rattlesden. Surrey—Robert Gosling, Esq., Botleys Park. Sussex—John Day, Esq., Newick. Warwickshire—William Charles Alston, Esq., Elmdon. Westmoreland—John Wilson, Esq., The Howe. Wiltshire—E. L. Clutterbuck, Esq., Hardenbuish Park. Worcestershire—E. Bearcroft, Esq., Mere Hall, Bromsgrove. Yorkshire—Henry Willoughby, Esq., Birdsall, near Malton.
WALES. Anglesey—R. Brisco Owen, Esq., Haulfre, near Beaumaris. Breconshire—John Powell, Esq., Watton Mount. Carnarvonshire—Thos. Love D. Jones Parry, Esq., Madryn. Carmarthenshire—John Jones, Esq., Blaenos. Cardiganshire—Morgan Jones, Esq., Penlan. Denbighshire—Richard Jones, Esq., Bellan Place, Ruabon. Flintshire—Henry Raikes, Esq., Llwynegrin. Glamorganshire—William Llewellyn, Esq., Courtcolman. Montgomeryshire—John Michael Severne, Esq., Wallop. Merionethshire—George A. Huddart, Esq., Plasynpenrhyn. Pembrokeshire—The Hon. R. Fulke Greville, Castle Hall. Radnorshire—John Jones, Esq., Cefnmaes.
FRIDAY, January 27.
JACOB STONE, Little Moorfields, London, coachmaker,
LUCY MARTIN, Teignmouth, Devonshire, baker, confectioner, lodging-housekeeper, dealer and chapwoman, Feb. 8 and 27 at 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Exeter: Off. Ass. Hernaman; Sol. Willesford, Exeter.—Petition filed Jan. 20.
HENRY HUDSON, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, cattle dealer, dealer and chapman, Feb. 10 and March 3 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds: Off. Ass. Young; Sols. Clay, Huddersfield; Bond & Barwick, Leeds.—Petition dated Jan. 18.
THOMAS PROCTOR, Lincoln, engineer and millwright, Feb. 8 and March 1 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Kingston-upon-Hull: Off. Ass. Carrick; Sol. Tweed, Lincoln.—Petition dated Jan. 16.
Edward Bladon and Henry Coates, Manchester, stuff merchants, Feb. 8 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester, last ex.—Thomas Shenton, Bethnal-green-road, Middlesex, grocer, Feb. 16 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.—Jacob Wright, Holywell-street, Short-ditch, Middlesex, licensed victualler, Feb. 9 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.—James Sadler, Vere-street, Clare-market, Middlesex, tallow chandler, Feb. 14 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.—Louis Diespecker, Little Moorfields, London, dealer in French purses, Feb. 16 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.—Richard Anderson, Wright's-lane, Kensington, Middlesex, licensed victualler, Feb. 14 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.—Joseph S. Samuel, Hatton-garden, Middlesex, watch manufacturer and jeweller, Feb. 21 at half-past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.— John Bosworth Crocker, Sheffield. Yorkshire, draper, Feb. 21 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.— Thos. Dallaston Steam, Ipswich, Suffolk, plumber, Feb. 21 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.— W. Salmon, Manchester, leather seller, Feb. 22 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester, div.—John Hall and Henry Hall, Hartshorne, Derbyshire, earthenware manufacturers, Feb. 10 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham, div. sep. est. of John Hall.—J. Gray and Robert Williams, Chester, engineers, Feb. 20 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool, fin. div.
To be allowed, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on or
before the Day of Meeting.
Samuel Cooper, Reading, Berkshire, and Brighton, Sussex, builder, Feb. 23 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London.—John Hensley, Montague-place, Russell-square, Middlesex, apothecary, Feb. 20 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London.— Chat. Tipple, Baldock, Hertfordshire, apothecary, Feb. 18 at halfpast 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London.—Richard Tredinnick, Haymnrket, Middlesex, mining broker, Feb. 18 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London.
To be granted, unless an Appeal be duly entered.
John Davis, Colney-hatch, Middlesex, licensed victualler. —Edward Butt, Newcastle-place, Edgeware road, Middlesex, lacemun.—Charles Wriyhtson, High-street, Marylebone, Middlesex, grocer.—Joseph Hopkinson, Barlborough, Derbyshire, brick maker.—Isaac Fineberg, Manchester, general dealer.
Edward Sumner, Waterloo, near Liverpool, licensed victualler.
Thos. Brook Bridges Stevens and George Bonnor, Marlborough, chambers, Pall-mall, Middlesex, attornies and solicitors.— Wm. Henry Porritt and John Swithinbank, Leeds, Yorkshire, attornies and solicitors.
Gilbert Mackenzie Scott, Wilton by Hawick, baker.—/. Rae, Edinburgh, bat manufacturer.—Alexander Thomson, deceased, Edinburgh.— William Williamson, Pulteney-town, baker.
INSOLVENT DEBTORS Who have filed their Petitions in the Court of Bankruptcy,
and have obtained an Interim Order for Protection from
Stephen Thomas Crocker, Bristol, accountant, Feb. 1 at 11, County Court of Gloucestershire, at Bristol.— William Carr, Kingston-upon-Hull, contractor, Feb. 10 at 10, County Court of Yorkshire, at Kingston-upon-Hull.—Thos. M'Rie Hunter, Kingston-upon-Hull, master mariner, Feb. 10 at 10, County Court of Yorkshire, at Kingston-upon-Hull.—John Cockrave, St. Woollos, near Newport, Monmouthshire, beer retailer, Feb. 8 at 12, County Court of Monmouthshire, at Newport.— Thomas Marwick, King's Lynn, Norfolk, coal dealer, Feb. 8 at 3, County Court of Norfolk, at King's Lynn.— Geo. Davies, Chatham, Kent, librarian to the Rochester, Chatham, Strood, and Brompton Mechanics' Institution, Feb. 9 at 10, County Court of Kent, at Rochester.—James Pen/old the younger, Horsham, Sussex, blacksmith, Feb. 14 at 12, County Court of Sussex, at Horsham.—E. Parr, Peplow, Shropshire, in no business, Feb. 22 at 10, County Court of Worcestershire, at Kidderminster.—Thomas Hall, North Shields, Tynemouth, Northumberland, master mariner, Feb. 17 at 10, County Court of Northumberland, .'t North Shields.— Wm. Reed Robson, Tynemouth, Northumberland, canteen keeper, Feb. 17 at 10, County Court of Northumberland, at North Shields.—Benjamin Baxter, Keighley, Yorkshire, grocer, Feb. 22 at 11, County Court of Yorkshire, at Keighley. — William Cotes, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, auctioneer, Feb. 8 at 10, County Court of Derbyshire, at Wirksworth.— Wm. Leedle, Shipley, near Bradford, Yorkshire, saddler, Feb. 21 at 11, County Court of Yorkshire, at Bradford.— William Wells, Bradford, Yorkshire, painter, Feb. 21 at 11, County Court of Yorkshire, at Bradford.
The fallowing Persons, who, on their several Petitions filed in the Court, hare obtained Interim Orders for Protection from Process, are required to appear in Court as hereinafter mentioned, at the Court-house, in Portttgal-street, Lincoln's Inn, as follows, to be examined and dealt with according to the Statute:—
Feb. 10 at 10, before the Chief Commissioner. George Court Steel, Deptford, Kent, market gardener. Feb. 11 at 11, before Mr. Commissioner Phillips. Rees Bdwards, Ladd's-court, Park-st., Southwark, Surrey, labourer.— Wm. Byron, Southampton-street, Fitzroy-square, Middlesex, lodging-housekeeper.—Chas. Edwards, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, beer-shop keeper.—Henry Smith, Vere-street, Clare-market, Middlesex, out of business.
Feb. 13 at 11, before the Chief Commissioner. John T. Connor, Old Chapel-row, St. Pancrns, Kentishtown, Middlesex, schoolmaster.—Robert Aslin the younger, Drury-lane, Holborn, Middlesex, shoemaker.— Wm. Thomas Ba'mbridge, Uxbrulge, Middlesex, butcher.
Feb. 13 at 11, before Mr. Commissioner Phillips. Thomas Smith, Waltham Holy Cross, Waltham Abbey, Essex, out of business.
The following Prisoners are ordered to be brought up before the Court, in Portugal-street, to be examined and dealt with according to the Statute:—
Feb. 10 at 10, before the Chief Commissioner.
Thomas Bonser the younger, Devonshire-terrace, Barnsbury-park, Islington, Middlesex, assistant to a meat salesman. — Wm. Alien, New-road, Commercial-road East, Middlesex, labourer in the London Docks.
Feb. 10 at 10, before Mr. Commissioner Murphy.
John Wm. W. Erison, Belvidere-place, Southwark-bridgeroad, Southwark, Surrey, clerk in the. office of the Clerk of the Papers of the Queen's Prison.—George C. Stilton, Atholplace, Pentonville, Middlesex, shoemaker.—Charles Robinson, Providence-place, High-street, Kentish-town, Middlesex, out of business.—Robert Lindsav, Kew-road, Richmond, Surrey, licensed brewer.— George Smith, St. Swithin's-lane, King William-street, London, appraiser.
Feb. 1 \ at 11, before Mr. Commissioner Phillips. Louis Delorme, Curtain-road, Shoreditch, Middlesex, mercantile clerk.
Feb. 13 of 11, before the Chief Commissioner. Henry Askham, Arlington-street, Camden-town, Middlesex, tailor.— Thomas James Boardman, Albion-road, Wandaworthroad, Surrey, teacher of music.—Stephen Austen, Dover-road, Southwark, Surrey, coffee-house keeper.
The following Prisoners are ordered to be brought up before a Judge of the County Court, to be examined and dealt with according to the Statute:—
At the County Court of Durham, at Durham, Feb. 10. James Garry, Bishop Auckland, shoemaker.—Wm. Wood, South Shields, builder.—Robert Robson, Claypath, grocer.
At the County Court of Hampshire, at Winchester,
At the County Court of Huntingdonshire, at Huntingdon,
At the County Court of Kent, at Dover, Feb. 15 of 11.
The Hon. Brownlow T. M. Cecil, Dover, in no profession. —Henry Sibley, Ampton-place, Gray's-inn-road, Middlesex, and Dover, attorney-at-law.
Meeting. Francis L. Tappy, Woolwich, Kent, gentleman, Feb. 6 at 10, Court-house, Portugal-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields, London, pr. d.
TUESDAY, January 31.
HENRY CHANCELLOR, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, tailor, Feb. 7 at 11, and March 9 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Bell; Sols. Chamberlain, Great Yarmouth; Storey,Southampton-buildings, Holborn.—Petition filed Jan. 20.
FRANCIS PAXON, Bloomsbury.square, Middlesex, scrivener, Feb. 7 at 1, and March 16 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Johnson; Sols. J. & J. H. Linklater, Sise-lane, London.—Petition filed Jan. 27.
WILLIAM CHARLTON, Basingstoke, Southampton,grocer, dealer and chapman, Feb. 13 at 1, and March 14 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Lee; Sols. Lamb & Co., Basingstoke, Southampton; Johnson & Co., King's Bench-walk, Inner Temple, London.—Petition filed Jan. 27.
LOUISA MATILDA RACHEL SMITH, Salisbury-street, Strand, Middlesex, commercial and family boarding-house keeper, dealer and chapwoman, Feb. 10 and March 17 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Cannan; Sols. J. & J. H Linklater, 17, Sise-lane, Bucklersbury.—Petition dated Jan. 27.
THOMAS WATTS, Cassington, Oxfordshire, cattle dealer, farmer and grazier, dealer and chapman, Feb. 10at half-past 12, and March 17 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London : Off. Ass. Whitmore; Sol. Field, Finchley, Middlesex, and Duke-street, Smithfield. —Petition dated Jan. 30.
JOSEPH VINCE, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, boot and shoe maker, Feb. 8 at 2, and March 22 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Pennell; Sols. Chamberlain, Great Yarmouth; Storey, 17, Featherstone-buildings, Holborn.— Petition dated Jan. 20.
MIER LEVY, late of Belfast, Antrim, Ireland, but now of Little Alie-street, Goodman's-fields, Middlesex, clothier and tailor, dealer and chapman, Feb. 8 at half-past 12, and March 22 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Pennell; Sols. Messrs. J. & J. H. Linklater, 17, Sise-lane, London.—Petition dated Jan. 27.
HENRY PURCELL, Dudley, Worcestershire, hosier and laceman, Feb. 11 and March 4 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham: Off. Ass. Whitmore; Sols. Coldicott & Canning, Dudley; Hodgson, Birmingham. — Petition dated Jan. 27.
HENRY PRESTON GOODWIN, Solihull, Warwickshire, tallow chandler, dealer and chapman, Feb. 13 and March 4 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy. Birmingham: Off. Ass. Bittleston; Sols. Hawkes, Birmingham; Thomas, 3, Ely-place, Holborn, London.—Petition dated Jan. 26.
JOHN POINTON, Monks Coppenhall, Cheshire, innkeeper and timber merchant, dealer and chapman, Feb. IS and March 6 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool: Off. Ass. Cazenove; Sol. Broughton, Nantwich.—Petition filed Jan. 19.
JAMES M'COLM, Manchester, waste dealer and rope manufacturer, Feb. 13 and March 8 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester: Off. Ass. Fraser; Sols. Messrs. J. & B. Whitworth, Manchester.—Petition filed Jan. 26.
JOHN BENNETT, Manchester, licensed victualler, Feb. 10 and March 3 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester: Off. Ass. Pott; Sol. Wilson, Manchester.—Petition filed Jan. 20.
WILLIAM CHESWORTH, Manchester, merchant, Feb. 16 and March 9 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Man
• Chester: Off. Ass. Pott; Sols. Sale & Co., Manchester.— Petition filed Jan. 21.
Henry Kirk, Portland-terrace, St. John's-wood, Middlesex, hay dealer, Feb. 14 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London, last ex.— F. W. Thomas, Leadenhall-street, London, auctioneer, Feb. 14 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, last ex.—Mary Ann Thomai and William Thomas, Upper King-street, Bloomsbury, and Green-street, Theobald's-road, Middlesex, builders, Feb. 14 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, last ex.—Edwin Orphin, Brighton, Sussex, builder, Feb. 15 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, last ex.—Henry Wheeler, Richmond, Surrey, baker, Feb. 27 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.—Jacob Connop, New Finchley-road, St. John's-wood, Middlesex, bill broker, Feb. 14 at half-past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.— Robert S. Parry, Leadenhall-street, London, bookseller, Feb. 15 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac; Feb. 21 at 11, div.—Henry P. Taylor, Queen's-road, Dalston, Middlesex, licensed victualler, Feb. 15 at half-past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.—/. Palmer, Hove, Brighton, Sussex, builder, Feb. 15 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.—Thomat Cook Milling/on, Maldon, Essex, chemist, Feb. 15 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.; Feb. 21 at half-past 1, div.—George Belts, Forncett St. Peter, Norfolk, draper, Feb. 15 at half-past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.; Feb. 21 at 12, div.— Wm. Holme, Manchester, cotton manufacturer, Feb. 17 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester, aud. ac.—Robert James, Lenton, Nottinghamshire, lace maker, Feb. 10 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham, aud. ac.—John Rogers, Leicester, grocer, Feb. 10 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham, aud. ac.—John Salter, Backchurch-lane, Whitechapel, and Ratcliffe-highway, Middlesex, yeast merchant, Feb. 27 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.— Thomas Manson, Lloyd's Coffee-house, Royal Exchange, and King William-street, London, underwriter, Feb. 22 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.—Henry B. Roff, Woolwich, Kent, wharfinger, Feb. 22 at half-past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.— Wm. H. Osborn, Ebury-st., Pimlico, Middlesex, wine merchant, Feb. 22 at half-past 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div. — Sarah Patlison, Winchester, Hampshire, glazier, Feb. 21 at half-past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, fin. div.—Charles C. Hamilton, Little Queenstreet, Lincoln's-inn-fields, Middlesex, ironmonger, Feb. 21 at half.past 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.— Wm. Pickering, Piccadilly, Middlesex, bookseller, Feb. 21 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.—Wm. Cross, Chester, lead merchant, Feb. 21 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool, div.—John Gray and Robert Williams, Chester, engineers, Feb. 21 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool, div.
To be allowed, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on or before the Day of Meeting.
A. Cohen, Houndsditch, London, clothier, Feb. 22 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London.—George W. Bright, Swansea, Glamorganshire, licensed victualler, March 1 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol.—Joseph Johnson the younger, Liverpool, estate agent, Feb. 21 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool.
To be granted, unless an Appeal be duly entered.
Thomas Hutchings, Park-street, Westminster, Middlesex; Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire; and Anston, Yorkshire, railway contractor.—George Hennet, Duke-street, Westminster, Middlesex, railway contractor.— Eliza Lloyd, Wigmore-street, Cavendish-sq., Middlesex, dressmaker.—Charles Gtal, Eastrow, Kensal New-town, Middlesex, grocer.—Henry Solomon, Holborn-hill, London, and Cumberland-place and Surreyplace, Old Kent-road, Surrey, furniture broker.— Wm. M. Harker, Little Moorfields, London, currier.—James Roberts, Coal Harbour, Black wall, Middlesex, timber merchant. — Douglas Bradbury, Derby, builder.—T. Taylor, Derby, innkeeper.
David F. Bower, Rawcliffe, Yorkshire, flax scutcher.
Robert Stainbank, Robert D. Gerard, and Alex. Brown, Ceylon and London, attornies and general merchants.
Scotch Sequestration. Wm. M'Lean, Dundee, draper.
INSOLVENT DEBTORS Who have filed their Petitions in the Court of Bankruptcy,
and have obtained an Interim Order for Protection from
Joseph Fairclough, Liverpool, engine driver, Feb. 6 at 10, County Court of Lancashire, at Liverpool.—Stephen Skeef, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, cordwainer, Feb. 23 at 10, County Court of Lincolnshire, at Holbeach.—Thos Helman, Bristol, baker, March 1 at 11, County Court of Gloucestershire, at Bristol.—James Griffin, Bristol, bellhanger, Feb. 22 at 11, County Court of Gloucestershire, at Bristol.—James Meetens, Broadwater, Sussex, butcher, Feb. 13 at 11, County Court of Sussex, at Worthing.—/. Siddons, Belper, Derbyshire, hatter, Feb. 16 at 10, County Court of Derbyshire, at Belper.—John Boulton, Hulme, Manchester, out of employment, Feb. 20 at 12, County Court of Lancashire, at Manchester.—Jas.Adsett, Guildford, Surrey, gunsmith, Feb. 21 at 1, County Court of Surrey, at Guildford. — George Linstead, Guildford, Surrey, saddler, Fib. 21 at 1, County Court of Surrey, at Guildford.— Alfred Cobby, Littlehampton, Sussex, organist, Feb. 18 at 10, County Court of Sussex, at Arundel.—John Ward, Chester, furniture broker, Feb. 1 at 10, County Court of Cheshire, at Chester.
The following Persons, who, on their several Petitions filed in the Court, have obtained Interim Orders for Protection from Process, are required to appear in Court as hereinafter mentioned, at the Court-house, in Portugal-street, Lincoln's Inn, as follows, to be examined and dealt with according to the Statute:—
Feb. 15 at 10, before the Chief Commissioner. Henry Norton North, Radnor-street, Ironmonger-row, St Luke's, Middlesex, assistant to a greengrocer.—Jas. Carter the elder, Nelson-road, White-square, Clapham, Surrey, out of business.
Feb. K> at 10, before Mr. Commissioner Murphy. Benjamin Harden, Coppice-row, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, fancy cabinet manufacturer.—G. Crawford, Frith-st., Soho, Middlesex, composition manufacturer.—Jas. Hobbs, Strathonon-terrace, Shadwell, Middlesex, lodging-house keeper.— Isaac Smith, Hayes, Middlesex, beer-house keeper.—Onrsiphorus Smith, Rutland-street East, Commercial.road East, Middlesex, cabinet maker.—George Husted, Peacock-square, Peacock-street, Newington Butts, Surrey, assistant to the tipstaff of the Court of Exchequer.
Saturday, Jan. 28. Assignees have been appointed in the following Cases. Further particulars may be learned at the Office, in Portugalstreet, Lincoln's-inn-fields, on giving the Number of the Case.
Robert Welham the elder, Somersham, near Ipswich, Suffolk, bricklayer, No. 77,039 C.; Simon Fenn, assignee.— Mary Hughes, widow, Birmingham, No. 77,382 C.; James Bennett and John Bennett, assignees.—Edward Owen, Newtown, Montgomeryshire, shopkeeper, No. 70,315 C.; Wm. Nutter, assignee.—James Wm. Giles, Aldersgate-street, City, haberdasher, No. 64,141 T.; Joseph William Bennett, assignee.— William Flowarday Silcock, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, out of business, No. 74,973 C.; Andrew Davies Bird, assignee.—Thomas Badman, Bradford, Yorkshire, fruiterer, No. 77,340 C.; Patrick Reilly and Wm. Wood, assignees.
Saturday, Jan. 28.
Orders have beenmade, vesting in the Provisional Assignee
the Estates and Effects of the following Persons;—
(On their own PetitionsJ.
James Johnson, River-terrace, York-road, King's-croes,
Middlesex, out of employment: in the Debtors Prison for
London and Middlesex.—George Wilmshurst Tye, Chatham,
Kent, licensed victualler: in the Debtors Prison for London
and Middlesex.—J. Kirkpatrick, Sussex-place, Rotherfield
street, Islington, Middlesex, solicitor's clerk: in the Debtors
Prison for London and Middlesex.—Robert Bowman, Swin
ton-st., Gray's-inn-road, Middlesex, carver: in the Queen's
Prison.— Wm. Henry Howe, New Park-street, Southwark,
Surrey, baker: in the Debtors Prison for Loudon and Mid