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proceeding to alter the law, the public should at least A revision of the statutes, Mr. Ker thinks, is dehave a clear conception of what it really is. Now, manded by many who do not know very clearly what when, what is called in political rather than legal they are asking. The real statute-book-the rolls of language, the law of primogeniture is discussed, the Parliament-are an historical collection, containing the very general idea is, that it is some law compelling the laws of past ages as well as the existing laws; and to descent of land to the eldest son; and because people which, of course, it is no reproach that it is what it is see that nearly all the great estates in the country do and pretends to be. The printed editions of the Stago, on the death of the father, to the eldest son, they i tutes at Large, as they are called, contain much that have an idea that at any rate, as regards the estates of is useless for practical purposes; but they are private the nobility, such devolution is the compulsory act of speculations, and Mr. Ker thinks that such publications the law. Every lawyer knows of course, and, were it should be left to private enterprise-on the general not from the hope that these pages may occasionally laissez faire principle now so much in fashion. Unaustray into the hands of some democratic layman, we thorised by Parliament, a Government compilation, should not here repeat, that the descent of land to professing to shew the statutes in force, would have no the eldest son, by law, is the exception; that it only peculiar value; and here we agree with Mr. Ker, but takes place where the owners have not by contract we think he is talking quite beside the purpose when made other arrangements; that every owner of unset- he says, that an edition enacted by Parliament, detled and unfettered land may do what he likes with it claring both affirmatively and negatively that those, and --give it to his youngest son, or to his youngest those only, are the statutes now in force, is quite imdaughter, or to all of them, if he pleases; that the practicable, and would be of little use if it could be devolution to the eldest son, so constantly seen in done. No doubt that would be so if the work were to great estates, is entirely the work of the parties by stop there; but, as we shall have occasion to shew precontract and arrangement; and that, so far from land sently, such a revision of the statutes is, in our opinion, being obliged to go to the eldest son for ever and ever, the essential and only practical basis of a thorough no land can be fettered for more than a given and not amendment of our statutes. For the same reason, we very long period.

can see no pertinency in the distinction taken by Mr. The question is, as we have said, one of convenience; Ker between expired and repealed acts. It is illogical and then the consideration is, whether the law, being to repeal an expired act; but who proposes to do so? such that the owner of land can, if he thinks fit, dis- | All that is wanted is an authoritative declaration that pose of it among all his children, or settle it on the such and no other statutory enactments are for the eldest son, with such qualifications as he likes, or let time being in force. it descend to him if he likes—the consideration is, With respect to digestion, Mr. Ker observes, that we say, whether, with regard to this kind of property, though that is with every draftsman a necessary prethe doctrine of laissez faire is not as applicable as it is liminary process to consolidation," it does not follow to commercial property.

that it is desirable actually to make a complete digest of Great landowners are not obliged to keep their estates the existing law, merely as an intermediate stage, before undivided, but they almost always do so. The inference commencing the final process of consolidation, which is is, that they prefer that course of succession; and why the only one really important, because it is the only should they not, if they find or think that a convenient one which really implies any improvement of the existarrangement of property, be left so to deal with it? ing law; for the revision of the statutes, as already obWe assume, of course, that a part of the proposition served, implies only a publication, not authenticated, to abolish the existing law of descent is to substitute (except in the limited sense of a repeal of obsolete and some compulsory partition, analogous to that required doubtful statutes); a digest also implies only a publiby the French law; for if all that is done is to repeal cation; while I apprehend that your Lordship’s great the law of descent to the eldest son, and substitute an and immediate object is, to be provided with materials equal division by descent, not interfering with the for direct legislative action towards the improvement of power of settling by deed or will, such a change would the statute law." be quite idle-the result would be simply a few more No doubt the Lord Chancellor would be glad to have wills and settlements. The tendency of owners of con- some result to shew as soon as possible; but we appresiderable estates in this country is obviously to keep hend that he would more gladly submit to labour in them together. They will do so if not prevented; and obscurity for a few years, if he could thereby insure they will only tie up their estates more frequently by the permanent amendment, not merely of our present settlement, if they know that by leaving them to descend statute law, but of our legislative practice. Let us see according to law, they will be split and severed. if anything tending to this result is proposed. Mr. Ker


“Having thus stated my reasons for not recommending certain measures, I now proceed to state what are

the measures which I do recommend; and, after the MR. BELLENDEN KER has recently made a second best consideration that I have been able to give to the report on the proceedings of the Board for the Revision subject, I think the course most feasible and most pracof the Statute Law, in which he has reproduced rather tically conducive to the desired result of an improved more in detail the views sketched out in his first re- state of the statute law is the gradual consolidation, port; and as the Lord Chancellor seems to be satisfied or, as I would rather call it, the re-writing of the stawith Mr. Ker's proceedings and plan, and has an- tute law-combining, of course, with such consolidanounced the preparation by the board of a series of bills, tion or re-writing all such improvements of the law as it will be important to see what the results really are can be suggested; in short, continuing a process which which have been arrived at by the board, or rather by has for a long period been applied to isolated subjects, the chief commissioner, whose views are by no means and in a desultory way-always, however, with the coincident in all points with those of his colleagues. most marked advantage—but more rapidly, more care

The processes for consideration are-1. The revision fully, and in a more uniform manner, and with more of the statutes, to ascertain what are repealed or obsolete, particular regard to the clear abrogation of all the preand what in force. 2. The digestion of their contents, vious statute law on the same subject. As fast as this not as a legislative measure, but as affording the basis process is performed, with reference to any branch of of legislation. 3. The preparation of consolidated and the law which is the subject of a group of statutes, the amended statutes, based on such a digest.

two other processes mentioned by your Lordship's memorandum will have been effectually performed also widely different from those now existing as to allow of --that is, a digest will have been actually or virtually a consolidation which would be impracticable in the made, and, in the course of framing the act, used and one state, being readily effected in the other. Mr. Ker become unnecessary, and all the uncertainties which says in his first report, that “the state of New York, could be noticed on a revision will have been cleared having long feli the necessity of a revision of their staup. Perhaps the foregoing proposal may appear no tutes, which were in a great degree similar to those in great matter to those who have been expecting some this country, a commission was issued, and a very sucthing new and great and comprehensive, which was to cessful revision and consolidation of the statutes was relieve the public at once of those thirty-nine quarto effected. . . . The whole revised statutes, containing volumes, and all the other annoyances of which com- the reports of the commissioners, is printed in three plaints are so common. My answer to any one who i moderate-sized octavo volumes ;” and the same thing should express any such disappointment would be, has been done in the state of Massachusetts. Whether that it is something to have ascertained clearly that the New York commissioners performed their task well there is nothing new or great or comprehensive to be or ill, and whether experience has shewn, or will shew, done. Vague language, both in speaking of the incon- that they acted wisely, when “in numerous instances venience of the present state of the law, and of the they reduced the rules of the common law to a text, remedies to be brought to it, has been one, and not the and inserted them in their proper place in connexion least, of the causes which have hitherto deterred prac- with the statutory provisions on the subject to which tical and moderate men from attempting to effect im- they relate,” is not material to the present question. provements; and if I have proved that the old and The examples of New York and Massachusetts prove known course is also the best, if not the only course that the consolidation of the whole statute law of a that admits of being practically pursued, I have at any country may be effected consistently with the forms rate proved something which was not universally felt and usages of a constitutional legislature. or admitted before.”

Mr. Ker says—"I have requested Mr. Rogers to draw In support of this proposal, Mr. Ker observes—first, up a paper containing a statement of the several groups of that it is useless to propose any work which is not of statutes which relate to the same subject, and which he such a nature and in such a form that it can hope to pass conceives may be properly embodied in separate consolithrough Parliament, according to its present constitution dation acts. This statement, although it is not of course and usages; secondly, that a scientific analysis of the to be considered as complete, is very useful, as shewing law would not afford facilities either to the public for the present state of the statute-book, and the probable reference and use, or to the Legislature for appeal; advantage which would arise from the process of conthat to keep rights and remedies distinct, as has been solidation. This paper is subjoined, and I think will suggested, the whole law must be recast; and gradual shew the great and accurate knowledge possessed by amendment, in the way proposed by Mr. Ker, would be Mr. Rogers of the whole contents of the statute-book. impracticable. But this last remark is not, we presume, Another paper, on the consolidation or revision of the offered as an argument in favour of Mr. Ker's plan. statutes relating to property, entering into greater de

“The law,” says Mr. Ker, “must be in such a form tail than the nature of Mr. Rogers's paper admits of, that it may be altered by isolated bills in any parti- is in course of preparation by myself and Mr. Brickdale, cular, and by bills which may be themselves discussed, and will be presented to your Lordship with my next altered, partially abandoned in their progress through report.” the House, &c.; and any classification so abstract that The paper by Mr. Rogers is a kind of index to the the results of such alterations or abandonments in the general acts, without the references, but stating the course of debate could not be seen with tolerable clear- number of acts on each subject, arranged alphabetically, pess and ease, would be an obstruction to the course of in subdivisions, under the following general heads :business, and bills would be passed in defiance of such “ The Crown and Parliament,” “ Finance," “ Public a classification. I imagine that those who advocate any Economy," “ Rights of Private Persons,

“ Persons such classification as I have alluded to unconsciously under Disabilities, “ Administration of Civil Justice," reserve to themselves a power of treating all new acts “ Criminal Law,

" “ Administration of Criminal Jusof Parliament merely as resolutions or instructions from tice,” and “ Religion.” which they themselves are to make the necessary alte- Mr. Rogers calls this table “ An Analysis of the rations in their statutory code. It is obvious that Public General Acts.” It has no claim to that title. nothing of this kind is practicable without an entire Analysis, in relation to the subject in hand, means & change in the mode of passing bills; and the arrange- pulling to pieces for the purpose of re-arrangement, ment of the law must therefore be such that the laws and a systematic re-arrangement of the results. Here passed by future Parliaments, in the way in which we is neither a pulling to pieces nor a re-arrangement. know they will and must be passed, whether well or The subjects of the various acts are taken in the conill drawn, will not be absolutely incapable of amalga- crete, as they have been taken by the Legislature, and mating with the old.”

indexed. Systematic arrangement in such a proceedMr. Ker must be speaking ironically when he de- ing was impossible. Accordingly we find “ Education, precates a classification "so abstract that the result of Science, and the Fine Arts," a subdivision of the head alterations or abandonments in the course of debate “ Public Economy;" while there is, widely removed in could not be seen with tolerable clearness and ease." If the table, a distinct head of “ Religion.” The latter obscurity and difficulty, instead of clearness and faci- head includes the subjects of Dissent, Tithes, and Leases lity, were the incidents of classification, the present of Church Lands; while Heresy and Roman Catholic practice of passing bills and amendments, of which Relief are placed under “ Criminal Law;" the Land neither the framers nor the legislators see the results, Tax under " Finance;" County Rates under “ Public must surely be a good preparation for legislating on Economy;” and Alienation under“ Rights of Private a classified statute-book.

Persons. Again: the Customs, the Post-office, &c. We find it difficult to reconcile Mr. Ker's denial of are subdivisions of “Finance;"' but Offences against the practicability of a consolidation of the whole of the Customs and Post-office Laws are classed under our statute law at once with his recognition of the com- “ Criminal Law.” With respect to debtor and creplete success of a similar experiment in America. The ditor, we find Benefit Building Societies, Industrial state of the statute law and the constitution and usages and Provident Institutions, Insurance and Joint-stock of the Legislature of New York, at the time when the Companies, under “ Public Economy;" Fraudulent revised statutes of New York were passed, were not so Assurances and Mortgages under “ Rights relating to

Real Property;" Bills of Exchange, Bonds, Contracts, protection of purchasers in some cases, not in others. Debts, and Usury, under “Rights relating to Personal Certain warrants of attorney are void, unless executed Property;" Bankruptcy under “ Persons under Dis- and attested in a special manner. Consents to judges' ability; and Insolvent Debtors and Judgments under orders, having the same effect, are under no such statu“ Administration of Civil Justice.” It is not on sich tory restriction. The object of each of these provisions a classification as this that any plan for the perma- is either the protection of the actor from inadvertence nent improvement of the statute law can be founded. or fraud, the publication of the act, or the preservation If we had nothing to deal with but the existing sta- of evidence of it; and in a well-devised (and therefore tutes, the arrangement, bad as it is, might be tolerable. well-arranged) statute-book they would all be found But as the moral perceptions and requirements of a together, and not scattered here and there, as Mr. nation are continually changing, and the law is being Rogers would have them, under such heads as “ Concontinually altered in accordance with them“, we tracts relating to Lands," “ Contracts relating to must provide for development as well as present ar- Goods,” “ Copyright,” “ Patents," “ Ships," “ Mort. rangement. The bankrupt law was consolidated after main," “ Limitations," “ Fines and Recoveries," a fashion by the stat. 6 Geo. 4, c. 16, but no provision “ Judgments,” “ Wills," &c. The consequence of was made for its future amendment on any systematic i putting the statute-book into systematic order, and plan; and the consequence was, that, in a short time, keeping it so, would be, that every amendment of the successive amending and altering statutes again reduced law, instead of being partial, as it now invariably is, the bankrupt laws to such a state of confusion, that would be necessarily extended and adopted to the full even the wretched “ Bankrupt-law Consolidation Act, extent of the principle involved in it. 1849,” was accepted as an improvement. No provision For these reasons we utterly dissent from Mr. Ker's can be made for the systematic revision of any conso- proposal, and deny his assertion that a more scienlidation act that is not part of a previously settled and tific plan would fail in practice. Whether the present complete arrangement of the law; for in classification, commissioners, or any of them, are or is competent though we begin with particulars, we must from them to devise and carry into effect a rational and complete ascend to generals, and then come back to details before arrangement of the statute law, is a question with any two particulars can be rightly placed with regard which we have nothing to do; but we are quite certain to each other.

that the task is not beyond the power of any lawyer Mr. Ker's scheme of a succession of consolidation acts, who has been trained to habits of accurate analysis, on subjects taken at random from the “ Analysis” of Mr. and that when it is performed the result will be far Rogers, would indeed furnish perpetual employment to more intelligible to the Legislature and to the public a permanent board of commissioners, but it would not than any consolidation bill that has yet been prepared redeem the Lord Chancellor's promise, nor answer the or is likely to be prepared on Mr. Ker's plan. Let the just expectations of the Profession. Such a work might Government only offer a prize of 10001., and the prosgo on for ever, without in the least tending to a rational pect of a commissionership, for the best analysis of the arrangement of the subjects of legislation. It has been existing statute law, and we will promise them the shewn by Mr. Coode, and may be assumed as an axiom, agreeable dilemma of having to choose between a dozen that the only way to prevent the statute law, once analyses, all undeniably sufficient and complete, idenarranged, from getting into confusion, is to have the tical in every essential-differing only in unimportant entire codex or statute-book perpetually under revision particulars of terminology and style. The thing is as by the Legislature. Whenever an alteration is made, it easy and certain as any operation in the mathematics. must be made by the way of elision and substitutionthe old matter must be erased, the new put into its

London Gazettes. place. It is impossible to do this until the whole matter has been arranged on such a system as to leave no room for doubt as to the proper and exact place for

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10. every provision, however minute-a system like that

BANKRUPTS. adopted by Mr. Coode in preparing the digest of the GEORGE COODE, late of Haydock Lodge, Winwick, Lanpoor laws, of which he says, “ It contains about 7400 cashire, proprietor of a lunatic asylum, and boarding and articles. In reducing them to the systematic order and lodging house keeper, and New Oxford-street, and now of expression here recommended, I may be allowed to Victoria.street, Westminster, Middlesex, patent irrigator say, that, anomalous and absurd as a great part of the and hose manufacturer, Feb. 21 at half-past 1, and March matter is, there was in no instance the least occasion for

28 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Graham; doubt or difficulty as to either the order of any article, or

Sols. Hill & Matthews, 1, Bury-court, St. Mary-axe.its expression. In digesting, a few years ago, into 873

Į Petition filed Nov. 19.

WILLIAM TOOVEY ASHFIELD, Church-street, Lam. articles, the heterogeneous matter known as the Penal

beth, Surrey, lithographic and copper-plate printer, trader, or Criminal Law, there was no more occasion of doubt

dealer and chapman, Feb. 22 at half past 2, and March 21 or difficulty.” For example, it has been thought fit

at half-past 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Of. Ass. at various times to require certain solemnities to parti

Graham ; Sol. Moss, 23, Moorgate-street, City.- Petition cular contracts, or acts affecting private rights; and filed Feb. 8. the result has been a great diversity of statutory JOHN COX, formerly of New-road, Lower-road, Rother. requisitions, without any common principle to justify hithe, then of Wimbledon-park-road, Wandsworth, then of that diversity. Some contracts and some acknowledg Mansel Villas, Wimbledon, and lately of Bridgefield Villa, ments of right must be in writing, signed by the prin Wandsworth, and now a prisoner in the Queen's Prison, cipal only; others may be signed by the principal or

Surrey, builder, dealer and chapman, (formerly in partner. his agent. The old Copyright Acts required licenses

ship with John Foster, carrying on the business of builders to be in writing, attested by two witnesses, but were

at New-road, Lower-road, Rotherbithe, under the style or silent as to assignments. Alienations for charitable

firm of Foster & Cox), Feb. 17 and March 24 at half-past

II, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Cannan; purposes must be by indenture, attested by two wit

Sol. Wilson, 16, Gresham-street, London.-Petition dated nesses, and inrolled. Alienations by tenants in tail |

Feb. 8. must be inrolled. The assignment of ships is subject RICHARD GEORGE DIAMOND, Newton Abbott, Deronto peculiar regulations: registration is required for the shire, stationer and publisher, dealer and chapman, Feb. 21

and March 14 at 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Exeter: * See Professor Foster's recent and very able work, Ele. Off. Ass. Hirtzel; Sol. Stogdon, Exeter.- Petition filed ments of Jurisprudence, Lecture 6.

Feb. 2.

JOSEPH CARTER, Gloucester, scrivener, bill broker, dealer March 3 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds.-Joseph

and chapman, Feb. 27 and March 27 at 11, District Court Greenwood, Spring Head, Keighley, Yorkshire, woolstapler, of Bankruptcy, Bristol: Off. Ass. Hutton ; Sols. Bevan & March 3 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds. Girling, Bristol. - Petition filed Feb. 8.

To be granted, unless an Appeal be duly entered. ROBERT HAMMOND, Ripon, builder, dealer and chap- James Bohn, St. James's-st., Middlesex, bookseller.-John

man, Feb. 23 and March 24 at 11, District Court of Bank Ready, Holywell-st., Shoreditch, Middlesex, oilman.-Robert ruptcy, Leeds: Off. Ass. Young: Sols. Barr & Nelson, Jeffery, Upper North-place, Gray's-inn-road, Middlesex, Leeds; Hindle, Ripon.--Petition dated Feb. 7.

coachmaker. - John Hunter, Hove, Sussex, cowkeeper.-E. JOHN ROBERT GIBSON, Waterloo, near Liverpool, inn. Cox, Great Queen-st., Lincoln's-inn-fields, Middlesex, plane

keeper, victualler, dealer and chapman, Feb. 22 and March manufacturer.- Geo. Bolton, Albany-st., Regent's-park, Mid16 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool : Off. dlesex, coach maker.- John Roberts, Tividale, Worcester

Ass. Turner; Sol, Hinde, Liverpool. - Petition filed Feb. 6. shire, wire drawer.--Henry Bolt, Birmingham, silversmith. JOSEPH ELLIS, Ardwick, near Manchester, joiner and

FIAT ANNULLED. builder, Feb. 23 and March 16 at 12, District Court of James Spencer Gorely, Ewell, Surrey, farmer. Bankruptcy, Manchester : Off. Ass. Pott; Sol. Blair, Man

PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED. chester.- Petition filed Jan. 31.

Wm. Taunton and Chas. John Blount, Worcester, attor. THOMAS WORSLEY, Macclesfield, Cheshire, clog and nies-at-law and solicitors. patten maker, dealer and chapman, Feb. 24 and March 17

at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester : Off. Ass. Lewis Rose, Tain, general agent. - A. & T. Paterson,
Pott; Sols. Neild, Manchester ; Hodgson, Birmingham; Glasgow, builders.
Sole & Co., 68, Aldermanbury, London.—Petition filed
Jan. 23.


Who have filed their Petitions in the Court of Bankruptcy,

and have obtained an Interim Order for Protection from Wm. H. Dee, Cambridge, plumber, Feb. 21 at 2, Court of

Process. Bankruptcy, London, pr. d.- James H. Gibbons, Wood-st., Cheapside, London, straw hat warehouseman, Feb. 22 at 1, J. Longhurst, Sunninghill, Berkshire, innkeeper, March 1 Court of Bankruptcy, London, last ex.- - Charles C. Hamilton, at 12, County Court of Surrey, at Chertsey.-Jas. Cox, Mac. Little Queen-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields, Middlesex, iron clesfield, Cheshire, fishmonger, March 2 at 11, County Court monger, Feb. 21 at half.past 11, Court of Bankruptcy, Lon. of Cheshire, at Macclesfield.John Goldthorpe, Macclesfield, don, last ex.—John Collins, Beccles, Suffolk, plumber, Feb. Cheshire, draper, March 2 at 11, County Court of Cheshire, 20 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac. - Frederick at Macclesfield.--.John Luck Overy, Rye, Sussex, out of F. Cobb, Dover, Kent, grocer, Feb. 22 at 1, Court of Bank- business, Feb. 27 at 12, County Court of Sussex, at Rye.ruptcy, London, aud. ac. -Wm. W. Bonney and Thomas F. Elizabeth Wilson, widow, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, Beales, William-street, Knightsbridge, Middlesex, wine mer

baker, Feb. 22 at 10, County Court of Worcestershire, at chants, Feb. 22 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac. Kidderminster.John H. Payn, Canterbury, Kent, out of - Albert Hardwick, Windsor, Berkshire, linendraper, Feb. business, Feb. 14 at 11, County Court of Kent, at Canter28 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.; March 7 bury.-Wm. Spence, Northampton, stationer, March 8 at 11, at 2, div.-Thomas Speed the elder, Liverpool, butcher, Feb. County Court of Northamptonshire, at Northampton.-Wm. 24 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool, aud. ac. Webb, York, joiner, Feb. 27 at 10, County Court of York. - John Meredith, Tattenball, Cheshire, maltster, Feb. 24 at shire, at York.-Jonas Smith, Norwich, shoemaker, Feb. 24 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool, aud. ac.; March at 10, County Court of Norfolk, at Norwich.-- Daniel Cocks, 3 at 11, div.- William Fawceti, Liverpool, merchant. Feb. Catton, Norfolk, publican, Feb. 24 at 10, County Court of 23 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool, aud. ac.

Norfolk, at Norwich. - Jacob Shimman, Great Yarmouth, Joshua Taylor, Manchester, power.loom cloth manufacturer, Norfolk, dealer in tea, Feb. 28 at 10, County Court of NorFeb. 22 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester, fork, at Great Yarmouth.-- John Baker, Hay, Brecknockshire, and. ac.- Richard Jackson and Richard Yale, Leeds, Yorkinnkeeper, March 3 at 11, County Court of Brecknockshire, at shire, engineers, Feb. 23 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Hay: - John Walker, Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, baker, Feb. Leeds, aud. ac.- - Thos. Avison, Leeds, Yorkshire, stone mer

20 at 10, County Court of Suffolk, at Bury St. Edmund's.chant, Feb. 23 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds, Rev. Wm. R. Browne, Kingston, clerk, Feb. 24 at 11, County aud. ac.-James Ibbetson, Bradford, Yorkshire, bookseller, Court of Hampshire, at Portsmouth.-R. Yeates, Swansea, Feb. 23 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds, aud. ac.

Glamorganshire, out of business, Feb. 14 at 10, County Court -John Henry Whitfield and Francis Lyth, York, builders, of Glamorganshire, at Swansea.--Benjamin Pugh, Old Hill, March 6 at in, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds, aud. Rowley, Staffordshire, beer retailer, Feb. 24 at 9, County ac.; at half past 11, div.-George Field, Bond-court, Wal. Court of Worcestershire, at Dudley.-John H. Davies the brook, London, packer, March 3 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, younger, Bridgend, Glamorganshire, assistant grocer, Feb. 15 London, div.- Isaac Unwin, Poland-st., Oxford-st., Middle" at 10, County Court of Glamorganshire, at Bridgend.- Thos. sex, builder, March 3 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, Coates, County Prison of Gloucester, turnkey, Feb. 28 at 10, dit.-Alfred Darson, Charles-st., Mile-end New-town, Mid- County Court of Gloucestershire, at Gloucester.-E. Jackson, dlesex, engineer, March 3 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, Lon. Gloucester, licensed victualler, Feb. 28 at 10, County Court don, div.- Charles Lowe Meates, Conduit-street, Hanover- of Gloucestershire, ‘at Gloucester.—James Husbands, Huntsquare, Middlesex, grocer, March 4 at 11, Court of Bank- ley, Gloucestershire, surgeon's assistant, Feb. 28 at 10, County ruptcy, London, div.-Thos. Linnell, Gresham-street, Lon Court of Gloucestershire, at Gloucester. don, commission agent, March 4 at half.past 11, Court of The followiny Persons, who, on their several Petitions filed in Bankruptcy, London, div.-Wm. Abram Cogar, Newgate- the Court, have obtained Interim Orders for Protection from st., London, and Quadrant, Regent-street, Middlesex, shoe Process, are required to appear in Court as hereinafter dealer, March 4 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.- mentioned, at the Court-house, in Portugal-street, Lin. Robert Pace the elder, Liverpool, shipowner, March 6 at 11, coln's Inn, as follows, to be examined and dealt with District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool, fin. div.-Richard according to the Statute:Foster Breed and William Eccleston, Liverpool, merchants, March 3 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool, div.

Feb. 24 at 10, before the CHIEF COMMISSIONER. -J. German Harrison, Liverpool, dealer in locks, March 3 Middlesex, wheelwright. Thomas Lane, Kent-street, South

Chas. J. Ascott,, Bow-common, Bromley, at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool, div.- Joseph wark, Surrey, eating house keeper. Wood Ackroyd, Bradford, Yorkshire, worsted spinner, March 3 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds, div.

Feb. 25 at 11, before Mr. Commissioner Phillips.

Wm. H. C. Adams, Quickset-row, New-road, Middlesex, CERTIFICATES.

tailor.--Edwin Johnson, Albany-street, Regent's-park, Mid. To be allowed, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on or dlesex, out of business. - Robert D. Christmas, London-road, before the Day of Meeting.

Southwark, Surrey, surgeon. Samuel Buckley, Macclesfield, Cheshire, miller, March 3 Feb. 27 at 10, before the CHIEF COMMISSIONER. at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester.-Jonathan Wm. W. Baker, Circassian-place, Ealing, Middlesex, out Roebuck, Austonley, Yorkshire, woollen-cloth manufacturer, of business.

The following Prisoners are ordered to be brought up before 'Register and Record Office of Seamen : 48. ld. (making

the Court, in Portugal-street, to be examined and dealt 108. 430.) in the pound. -- David Wingfield, Rascombe, near with according to the Statute:

Stroud, Gloucestershire, lieutenant on half-pay: ls. 5d. in Feb. 24 at 11, before the Chief COMMISSIONER.

the pound. Humphrey Stevenson, Maria-street, Pearson-street, Kings- Apply at the Provisional Assignees' Office, Portugal-street, land.road, Middlesex, linendraper.-Samuel Knight, Fore. | Lincoln's-inn-fields, London, between the hours of il and 3. street, London, cheesemonger.-- John 1. J. English, Strand, Middlesex, captain in her Majesty's 1st West India Regiment [From the Dublin Gazette of Jan. 20, 1854.] of Infantry, on full pay.-W. Granger, Mount.pleasant, COURT FOR RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS Clerkenwell, Middlesex, out of business.- Emanuel Winsor,

IN IRELAND. Pyrcroft, Chertsey, Surrey, fellmonger.

The following Prisoner is ordered to be brought up before Feb. 24 at 10, before Mr. Commissioner MURPHY.

the Court, in Dublin, Feb. 25 at 11, to be dealt with P.E. Chappuis, Liverpool-street, Bishopsgate, London, ma

according to the Statute:nager to a patent daylight reflector manufacturer.-R. Axtens, Barnsbury-street, Islington, Middlesex, cheesemonger.-G.

Arthur John Robinson, Annesfield, otherwise Belough, Soper, Great Guildford-street, Holland-st., Blackfriars, Sur.

Roscommon, brewer. rey, linendraper.-- Thomas Beesley, Bay-street, Mayfield-road, Dalston, Middlesex, accountant's clerk.-G. W. Tye, Branch.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14. place, Hoxton Old-town, Middlesex, out of business.- Wm.

BANKRUPTS. Henry Howe, New Park-street, Southwark, Surrey, lodging. WASHINGTON YARROLL and THOMAS HALLAM, house keeper.

High-street, Borough, Surrey, (lately of Fleet-street, LonFeb. 25 at 11, before Mr. Commissioner PHILLIPS.

don), tailors, dealers and chapmen, Feb. 22 and April 5 at James Ball, Lambeth-hill, Thames-st., London, stationer.

11, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Nicholson ; -P. S. Miskin, Charlwood-street, Vauxhall-road, West- Sols. Messrs. J. & J. H. Linklater, 17, Sise-lane, London, minster, Middlesex, clerk to a carman.-S. Holmes, Broad.

-Petition dated Feb. 8. way, Ludgate-hill, London, eating-house keeper.

BIRCHAM ALPE, Duke-street, Manchester-square, MidFeb. 27 at 11, before the Chief COMMISSIONER.

dlesex, milliner and dealer in Berlin wool, dealer and chap Sydney John Spyer, Bedford-place, Russell-square, Mid- man, Feb. 20 and April 5 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, dlesex, clerk to a merchant.

London: Off. Ass. Nicholson ; Sols. Messrs. J. & J. H. The following Prisoners are ordered to be brought up before

Linklater, 17, Sise-lane, London.-Petition dated Jan. 27. a Judge of the County Court, to be examined and dealt GEORGE BROOKS, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, tailor, builder, with according to the Statute :

dealer and chapman, Feb. 25 at 11, and March 31 at 1,

Court of Bankruptcy, London : Off. Ass. Whitmore ; Sols. At the County Court of Gloucestershire, at Gloucester,

Foreman, Tunbridge Wells ; Richardson & Talbot, 47, BedFeb. 28.

ford-row.- Petition dated Feb. 9. Thomas Blunn, Clifford Chambers, saddler.

JAMES HEATHWAITE, King-street, Covent-garden, Mid. At the County Court of Yorkshire, at YORK, Feb. 27.

dlesex, cheesemonger, dealer and chapman, Feb. 24 and William Dickinson, Pontefract, joiner.-Frank Beatson,

March 27 at half.past 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London : Sheffield, brass turner.John Thorpe, Sheffield, out of busi.

Off. Ass. Cannan ; Sols. Ashurst & Son, 6, Old Jewry, ness.- William Wigglesworth, Bradford, hairdresser. -John

London.-Petition dated Jan. 25. Leake, Balkholme, near Howden, nail-bag manufacturer.- ALEXANDER STUART, Queen’s-road West, Chelsea, Wm. Thornton, Bolton, near Huddersfield, whiting manufac.

Middlesex, grocer and cheesemonger, dealer and chapman, turer.- George Turner, Lidgate, near Holmfirth, out of busi- Feb. 23 at 11, and March 30 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, ness.-G. Grest, Middlesbrough-on-Tees, licensed victualler.

London: Off. Ass. Bell ; Sol. Fitch, Union-street, South- Henry Weather ill, York, out of business.- Thomas Tate

wark, - Petition filed Feb. 8. Smith, New Malton, licensed retailer of ale.

FREDERICK JAMES WEST, London-terrace, HackneyMarch 1, at the same Place.

road, Middlesex, draper, dealer and chapman, Feb. 24 and Thomas Midgley, Thornton, near Bradford, woolcomber.

March 28 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London : Off. Ass. John Richard Jessop, Halifax, cabinet maker.—John Green

Lee; Sol. Jones, 15, Sise-lane, Bucklersbury, London.wood, Briggate, Leeds, out of business.- Charles Butterfield, Petition filed Feb. 11. Kirkgate, Leeds, out of business. - James Alexander Black, THOMAS BALLINGER, Birmingham, confectioner and Wakefield, attorney-at-law.—David Toyne, Sheffield, butcher.

baker, dealer and chapman, Feb. 23 and March 22 at 12, -John Hewitt, Sheepscar, near Leeds, out of business.

District Court of Rankruptcy, Birmingham: Off. Ass. Edward Rodley, Morley, near Leeds, cloth manufacturer.

Whitmore; Sol. Hodgson, Birmingham.--Petition dated Hiram Moulson, Little Horton-lane, near Bradford, stone- Feb. 9. mason.—John Cockcroft, Bradford, out of business. -Joseph JAMES GIBNEY, Nottingham, currier and leather seller, Temple, Leeds, out of business. -- Matthew Gaunt, Dewsbury, Feb. 24 and March 17 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, out of business.- John Wainwright, York, out of business.

Nottingham : Off, Ass. Harris ; Sol. Coope, Nottingham, -Edwin Bancroft, Sheffield, bookkeeper.John Cockfield, - Petition dated Feb. 8. Kirby, Ravensworth, near Richmond, farmer.--Peter Hansen, CHARLES LEAKE, Crowland, Lincolnshire, grocer, draper, Middlesbrough-on-Tees, mariner.

John Fawcett, Hudders

dealer and chapman, Feb. 24 and March 17 at 10, District field, currier.-Joseph Smith, Sheffield, out of business.- Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham: Off. Ass. Harris ; Joseph Lightowler, Knottingley, near Ferrybridge, lime Sols. Bray & Bridges, Birmingham ; Hill & Matthews, St. burner.-- Bridget Connor, York, out of business.

Mary-axe, London.-Petition dated Feb. 4.

ISAAC DEWHIRST, Halifax, Yorkshire, late a worsted Solomon Harvey, saddler, Old Church-street, Paddington, spinner, now a commission agent, dealer and chapman, Peb. Middlesex, schoolmaster : 1s. 3d. in the pound. - John H. 27 and March 28 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Marshall, Great Winchester-street, London, chief engineer in Leeds: Off. Ass. Hope ; Sols. Rudd & Kenny, Halifax; the Royal Navy: 38. 3d. in the pound.-Frederick Holder, Bond & Barwick, Leeds.-Petition dated Feb. 7. Arundel street, Coventry-street, Haymarket, Middlesex, lieu- RICHARD GEORGE BEESLEY, Manchester, cotton tenant in the British Army: 114d. in the pound.- R. Gillow, spinner, cotton twist and weft dealer, yarn merchant, cotton Liverpool, currier : 28. lid. in the pound.—Joseph Searle, thread and yarn dealer, agent and commission dealer, Feb. Brentwood, Essex, attorney-at-law : 81d. in the pound. -- John 24 and March 17 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, ManGaskell, St. Helen's, Lancashire, provision dealer: 18. 8d. chester : Off. Ass. Pott; Sols. Atkinsons & Last, Manin the pound.—Jeremiah Whittington, Landport, Portsea, chester.--Petition filed Feb. 2. Hampshire, baker : 18. 71d. in the pound. -- Frederick W. L. JOSEPH GRAVE, Manchester, warehouseman, dealer and Stockdale, Manor-place, Walworth, Surrey, author : 38. ld. chapman, Feb. 28 and March 28 at 12, District Court of (making 188.) in the pound.-- John P. Cooper, Bilston, Staf- Bankruptcy, Manchester : Off. Ass. Fraser; Sols. J. & W. fordshire, chemist : 18. 71d. in the pound.-- Richard Lewis, Norris, Manchester ; Norris & Allen, Bedford-row, LonTrafalgar-square, Stepney, Middlesex, clerk in the General | don.-Petition filed Feb. 7.

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