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TREATISE

ON THE

LAW

OF

WILLS AND CODICILS.

BY WILLIAM ROBERTS,

OF LINCOLN'S INN, ESQ., BARRISTER AT LAW.

SECOND EDITION,

MUCH ENLARGED AND IMPROVED.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. BUTTERWORTH AND SON, FLEET-STREET;

AND J. COOKE, ORMOND QUAY, DUBLIN.

1815.

J. & T. Clarke, Printers, 88, St. John's Square, London.

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THE terms in which your Lordship has been pleased to express your acceptance of the Dedication of these Volumes, demand my particular acknowledgments.

My acknowledgments, as a member of the profession of the law, are also in an especial manner due to your Lordship, when it is considered that those parts of this Treatise which stand upon the firmest ground of principle and science, are drawn from your Lordship’s judgments. Without borrowing largely from that fund, I could never have fulfilled my engagements with the Public; or, perhaps it would be more correct to say, that if the vast and multifarious mass of former doctrines on the subject of Wills had not been reduced to some elementary consistency by the Cases decided within these last ten years in the Court of Chancery, I could never have ventured upon the undertaking

Under these circumstances a Dedication of the following Work to your Lordship has, I trust, enough in it of propriety to defend it from the imputation of presumption.

It is with the sincerest gratitude, therefore, that I beg to approach your Lordship with this tribute of professional industry, and to request that you will receive it as a testimony of the profound respect with which I am

My Lord,

Your Lordship's much obliged,

And obedient humble Servant,

WILLIAM ROBERTS.

Lincoln's Inn, Hilary Vacation, 1815.

TABLE OF THE CASES

CITED IN THESE VOLUMES.

A.
| Andrew v. Southouse

Vol. I. 488, 495 Abbott o. Abbott Vol. II.41, note | Anonymous cases 107, 127 - 0. Massie 24, note (10) Anstey v. Dowsing

136 Abney o. Miller 1. 247, note, Arthur v. Bokenham 263, 266

309–314, 411 Ashburnham v. Bradshaw 339 Acherley v. Vernon

-- v. Macguire 428 400—406, II. 128 Ashton v. Ashton

426 Adams o. Lingard 162, 163 Aston o. Aston II. 241, note Addis o. Clement

Atherton v. Pye I. 556, 558 442, 443, II. 14 Atkinson v. Baker 58, note Addy o. Grix

114, 119 -0. Hutchinson Ailesbury (Lord's) case

550, note, 562, note, 566, note

140, note Attorney-General v. Andrews 38 Alanson v. Clithero 524, note

-- v. Bamfield 488 Alexander 0. Clayton 160, 161

v. Barnes Allen o. Dundas II. 61, 63, 78

40, 126 Allsouls' Collv. Coddrington

v. Bowles 1. 417

201, 202 Altham (Ld.) v. Anglesea (Earl

o. Caldwell 200 of) II. 33, note

7. Crispin Altham's case 17, note

II, 249, note Ames o. Harmer I. 241, note

- v. Downing Amesbury v. Brown . 511

1. 403 Andrews v. Emmet 63 note

- 7. Gill 539 -0. Partington

-- v. Graves II. 249, note

81, note, 194 Ancaster o. Mayer

1. 78

- - v. Heartwell Anderson v. Dawson 35, note . . .

409, note

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