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REPORTS OF CASES

HEARD AND DETERMINED BY

THE LORD CHANCELLOR

AND THE

COURT OF APPEAL IN CHANCERY.

BY

J. P. DE GEX, S. MACNAGHTEN, AND A. GORDON, Esqs.,

BARRISTERS AT LAW.

EDITED,

WITH NOTES AND REFERENCES TO AMERICAN LAW,

AND SUBSEQUENT ENGLISH DECISIONS,

BY

J. C. PERKINS.

VOL. I.
1851-1852.

BOSTON:
LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY..

1871.

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LORD TRURO,

LORDS CHANCELLORS.
LORD ST. LEONARDS, S
SIR JOHN ROMILLY, MASTER OF THE ROLLS.
SIR JAMES LEWIS KNIGHT BRUCE, )

LORDS JUSTICES,
LORD CRANWORTH,
SIR GEORGE JAMES TURNER,
SIR RICHARD TORIN KINDERSLEY,

} VICE-CHANCELLORS.
SIR JAMES PARKER,
JOHN STUART, ESQ.,
SIR ALEXANDER JAMES EDMUND COCKBURN,) ATTORNEYS.
SIR FREDERIC THESIGER,

GENERAL SIR WILLIAM PAGE WOOD, 2.

SOLICITORS-GENERAL. SIR FITZROY KELLY,

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In October, 1851, Her Majesty, under the authority of the 14. & 15 Vict. c. 83, appointed the Right Honourable Sir JAMES LEWIS KNIGHT BRUCE and the Right Honourable Lord CRANWORTH to be Judges of the Court of Appeal in Chancery.

In Trinity vacation, 1851, RICHARD TORIN KINDERSLEY, Esq., one of the Masters in Chancery, and JAMES PARKER, Esq., one of Her Majesty's Counsel, were appointed Vice-Chancellors, and afterwards received the honour of knighthood.

In Hilary vacation, 1852, Lord TRURO resigned the Great Seal, and the same was delivered to the Right Honourable Sir EDWARD BURTENSHAW SUGDEN, who was created a peer by the title of Lord ST. LEONARDS of Slaugham, in the county of Sussex.

At the same time, Sir ALEXANDER JAMES EDMUND COCKBURN resigned the office of Attorney-General, and was succeeded by Sir FREDERIC THESIGER.

At the same time, Sir WILLIAM PAGE Wood resigned the office of Solicitor-General, and was succeeded by Sir FITZROY KELLY.

In the same vacation, CHARLES JOHN CROMPTON, Esq., was appointed one of the Judges of the Court of Queen's Bench, in the place of Sir John PATTESON, resigned.

In August, 1852, Sir JAMES PARKER died, and was succeeded in the office of Vice-Chancellor by John STUART, Esq., one of Her Majesty's Counsel.

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