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No. 937-VOL. XVIII.

DECEMBER 23, 1854.

NAMES OF THE CASES REPORTED IN THIS NUMBER.
COURT OF CHANCERY.

Gann v. Gregory.-(Probate-Will-Cancellations
-1 Vict. c. 26)...

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COURT OF APPEAL IN CHANCERY.
In re The Universal Salvage Company, ex parte
Murray's Executors. (Joint-stock Companies
Registration Act, 7 & 8 Vict. c. 110-Construc-
tion of Sect. 29—Contract between Director and
Joint-stock Company, Confirmation of) ........ 1063
ROLLS COURT.

Lyddon v. Ellison.-(Will-Construction—“Younger
Children"-Gift by a Grandmother in loco Pa-
rentis-Executory Trusts-Settlement).....
VICE-CHANCELlor Kindersley's Court.
Dunn v. Dunn.—(Deeds—Deposit—Lien) ...........

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COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH-(Continued).
Sect. 77-Ecclesiastical District, under Stat.
1 & 2 Will. 4, c. 38).....
Allison, App., The Churchwardens and Overseers of
Monkwearmouth Shore, Resps.-(Poor Rate-
Brewery-Lease of Brewery-Fixtures and Good-
will of Public-houses-Rateable Value)..
Reg. v. The Justices of Buckinghamshire.—(Order of
Removal-Notice of Appeal-Wrong Sessions—
Reasonableness of Notice-Question for Sessions
-9 Geo. 1, c, 7, 8. 8)

Reg. v. The Justices of Shropshire.-(Order adjudg-
ing Settlement of Lunatic-Notice of Appeal-
Wrong Sessions-16 & 17 Vict. c. 97, 88. 108,
110).......

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Wilkin v. Reed.—(Amendment at Nisi Prius-Re-
view of Judge's Decision-Common-law Proce-
dure Act, 1852, (15 & 16 Vict. c. 76), s. 222—
"Real Question in Controversy" Action for
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principle" is probably the oldest form of partnership known to the law, and may be defined as a partnership THE important question whether the "cost-book for the purposes of mining, the conditions whereof are principle" is legally applicable to companies established contained in a book called "the cost-book." The in this country for the working of mines situate "principle" itself is not very easily defined, at all abroad, though often mooted, has not yet been judicially events in a few words, and it will probably be better decided. In practice, however, it has been thus ex-understood by a description of the book. The "costtended, and several English companies are now engaged in mining operations in Australia upon the "cost-book principle."

The weight of argument and of opinion is, we think, in favour of such practice, and the only objection which we have heard against it is, that the "cost-book principle" is a local custom, confined to one or two counties in England having now or at some former time a Court of Stannaries, possessing the peculiar machinery required for the management of companies formed upon this principle.

In order fully to test the truth of the premises, and the weight of the conclusion involved in this proposition, we will examine the nature of the companies in question.

A mining company in itself is a peculiar partnership, being for the purpose of working that which is a species of real estate; and it is considered as a trading partnership only for the purposes of convenience and management. A mining company on the "cost-book VOL. XVIII.

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book" contains the regulations by which the mining concern is to be carried on, the names of the shareholders or adventurers, the number of shares held by them respectively, and the accounts of the purser with the adventurers. He enters in it the receipt and expenditure for a given time-generally a month; a balance is then struck, and a meeting held, at which the accounts are passed, and a call made or a dividend paid. At these meetings further resolutions are come to, if necessary, relative to the working of the mine, the forfeiture of shares, &c. Transfers of shares must also be entered in the cost-book, and may be in the following simple form:-"A. B. has assigned to C. D. shares for a valuable consideration."

If the cost-book contains regulations with respect to the non-payment of calls, they should be followed; if it does not, the purser files a petition against the shareholder in the Stannary Court. By the custom of the stannaries, it is said that persons supplying goods to, and all labourers on, the mine, have a right of hypo

thecation on the ores, materials, and machinery. (See Wordsworth on Mining, Banking, Insurance, and General Joint-stock Companies, 193-205, 6th ed.) One characteristic of such a company is, that it has no directing body, but the mine is managed by the purser. It has been held in one case, that, inter se, the shareholders may get rid of their shares and liabilities without the consent of the other partners; but this proceeded upon the construction of the regulations in the book, and therefore would have been the same with regard to any other company founded on similar conditions. (Fenn's case, 22 Ĺ. J., Ch., 692).

The "cost-book principle" has been adopted for many years, not only in Cornwall, but also in Devonshire and Derbyshire. In Devonshire the customs of the miners are almost the same as those which prevail among the Cornish miners. In Spain and in Germany (except in the Rhenish Provinces) this "principle" is acted upon. (See Wordsworth, 195, note (2)).

The only Stannary Court now existing is in Cornwall, which is of remote origin, being mentioned in a charter of King John; such a tribunal once existed also in Devonshire, but has fallen into desuetude. It does not appear that there was ever a Stannary Court in Derbyshire.

These "courts by custom, confirmed by charter and act of Parliament," (Preface to Pearce's Laws and Customs of the Stannaries), are now regulated by stat. 6 & 7 Will. 4, c. 106, amended by the 2 & 3 Vict. c. 58. By the former statute, after reciting the existence "throughout the stannaries of Cornwall of a court in which the vice-warden has, in certain cases wherein tin or tinners, or matters connected with tin, are concerned, exercised original equitable jurisdiction;" and of a court called the Steward's Court, and in which the steward of the stannaries has, in similar cases, exercised a common-law jurisdiction, and the jurisdiction so exercised by both has been confined to matters wherein tin or tinners are concerned; and that "in late times, lead, copper, and other metals and metallic minerals than tin had been discovered in the county of Cornwall;" it is then enacted, that the court of equity of the vice-warden shall be united with the common-law court of the steward*, and the two thus combined are to be held before the vice-warden; and the jurisdiction of the Court is extended over all minerals in the stannaries. (Sects. 4, 6). The Court is to have jurisdiction throughout Cornwall, and to be a court of record. (Sect. 21). Nothing contained in the act is to extend to the county of Devon, or the stannaries in the said county. (Sect. 44). The remaining sections simply regulate the procedure in the court, except the 18th section, whereby the vice-warden, decreeing the payment of money in respect of the working of or providing goods for any mine from a shareholder, may order his share, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be sold.

There can be no doubt that the "cost-book principle" is lawful in this country-at all events, as a local custom; it has been so recognised not only by the above acts, but also by the 7 & 8 Vict. c. 110, s. 63, whereby that statute is declared not to extend to any "partnership formed for the working of mines, minerals, and quarries, of what nature soever, on the principle commonly called the 'cost-book principle."" So, by the Winding-up Act of 1849, (12 & 13 Vict. c. 108, s. 1), it is provided, that "nothing herein contained shall affect the jurisdiction of the Court of Stannaries in Cornwall, or extend to any partnership formed for the working of mines on the cost-book principle within the said stannaries and jurisdiction of the said court, unless the owners of one-tenth in value of the shares

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petition the Lord Chancellor," &c. Indeed, if the custom had been contrary to law, it would have been void as a local custom.

If, then, as we are warranted in assuming, this is a legal basis for the constitution of a mining company, and if there be nothing illegal in its characteristics, why should it be confined within territorial boundaries? The subject-matter on which it operates is not limited to this country, much less to Cornwall; and why may not the same principle be applied to identically the same objects, wherever they may exist? There is no statute giving only a local application to the "cost-book principle." The exception in the Joint-stock Companies Act has no words of locality. The Winding-up Act of 1849 implies that it may exist, as de facto it does exist, out of Cornwall. It is, we submit, a common-law right, which cannot be abridged except by the express words of a statute. That there are peculiar mining customs and a Court of Stannaries in Cornwall does not affect this question, which is as to the legality of the mode of constituting a mining company. We may also observe that such companies established in Wales (Fenn's case, supra; and see Curling v. Flight, 12 Jur., i part 1, p. 91) and in Ireland (see Tapping's Treatise on the Cost-book, 7) have been wound up in the Court of Chancery without objection, and that the opinions of text-writers upon the subject are in favour of the view which we have suggested *.

If the view which we venture to suggest on this subject be correct, it may undoubtedly in many instances be advantageous to mining companies, wherever their "locus in quo" may be, to adopt the "cost-book principle," in order to save the great inconvenience and expense of registration under the Joint-stock Companies Act. On the other hand, it should not be forgotten that there are certain privileges conferred by that statute, such as incorporation of the company by complete registration, and the incidents attached to such incorporation, which can be obtained only by submitting to the obligations imposed by the statute.

London Gazettes.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15.

BANKRUPTS.

DANIEL LEFAVOUR, New Oxford-street, Middlesex, merchant and importer of American goods, dealer and chapman, Dec. 21 at 2, and Jan. 23 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Edwards, (and not Lee, as advertised in last Tuesday's Gazette); Sols. Ashursts & Co., 6, Old Jewry, London.-Petition filed Nov. 30.

WILLIAM BOYCE the elder, Dover, Kent, innkeeper, dealer and chapman, Dec. 26 at 12, and Jan. 23 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Edwards; Sols. Monckton, Maidstone, Kent; Blackman & Guy, 1, Raymond-buildings, Gray's-inn, London.-Petition filed Dec. 5. DAVID LEWIS and BARNARD WISE, Ann's-place, Westmoreland-road, Walworth, Surrey, tanners and curriers, (trading under the style or firm of Lewis & Wise), Dec. 26 at half-past 2, and Jan. 29 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Edwards; Sols. Freeman & Bothamley, 39, Coleman-street, London.-Petition filed

Dec. 4.

ROBERT WARNER, West-street, Commercial-road, Pinlico, Middlesex, wheelwright, Dec. 26 at 1, and Jan. 30 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Lee; Sol. Sidney, 50, Lincoln's-inn-fields, London.-Petition filed Dec. 12.

GEORGE ADAMSON, West-street, Victoria-park, Bethnal-green, Middlesex, carpenter and builder, Dec. 26 and Jan. 30 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Edwards; Sol. Jones, 9, Quality-court, Chancery-lane, London.-Petition filed Dec. 12.

*See Wordsworth's able arguments upon this side of the question in the book above quoted, pp. 188 et seq.

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Petition filed Dec. 13.

GEORGE RUDD WAISTELL, Noble-street, Wood-street, London, commission agent, dealer and chapman, Dec. 22 at 12, and Jan. 24 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Stansfeld; Sols. Sole & Co., 68, Aldermanbury, London.-Petition filed Dec. 6.

ANDREW WILSON, Manchester, timber merchant, joiner,
and packing-case maker, dealer and chapman, Jan. 9 and
29 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester: Off.
Ass. Fraser; Sols. Bunting & Co., Manchester.-Petition
filed Dec. 11.
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FREDERICK FUTVOYE, Regent-street and Beak-street, Westminster, Middlesex, jeweller and dressing-case maker, dealer and chapman, Dec. 26 at 2, and Jan. 30 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Edwards; Sols. Hornby & Towgood, 31, St. Swithin's-lane, London.-Petition filed Dec. 6. JAMES PIGG, Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, grocer and John R. Hobern and Stephen Froud, Orchard-st., Alfreddraper, dealer and chapman, Dec. 22 at half-past 1, and road, Harrow-road, Paddington, Middlesex, builders, Jan. 11 Jan. 24 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, last ex.—James LamerGraham; Sols. Adcock, Cambridge; Kingsford & Dorman, ton and James Galsworthy, Queen's-road, Peckham, Surrey, 23, Essex-street, Strand, London.-Petition filed Dec. 4. builders, Jan. 5 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, last ex. CHARLES JAMES CHEATLEY ELKINGTON, Hall--Abraham Davis, Tottenham-court-road, Middlesex, hardstreet, City-road, Middlesex, electro-plate manufacturer, wareman, Jan. 9 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. Dec. 22 at 1, and Jan. 23 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, Lon- - Charles Lovell, Wisbeach St. Peter, Cambridgeshire, don: Off. Ass. Graham; Sols. Russell & Burgon, Martin's shoe manufacturer, Dec. 28 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, Lonlane, Cannon-street, City.-Petition filed Dec. 4. don, aud. ac.-William A. Meyer, Dartford, Kent, licensed WALTER KEEN, Hungerford, Berkshire, hay dealer, dealer victualler, Jan. 5 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. and chapman, Dec. 22 at 12, and Jan. 23 at half-past 1, ac.-Wm. B. Mitcalfe, Taunton-place, Regent's-park, MidCourt of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Graham; Sols. dlesex, dealer in mining shares, Jan. 5 at half-past 12, Court Loveland & Tweed, 64, Lincoln's-inn-fields, London. of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-Robert Doak, Hanoverplace, Kew, Surrey, draper, Jan. 5 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-William G. Still, Wellclose-square, St. George's-in-the-East, Middlesex, glass merchant, Jan. 4 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-Arthur W. Pocock, Old Jewry, London, coffee-house keeper, Jan. 9 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac. and div.-Wm. Tyson, High-street, Marylebone, Middlesex, butcher, Jan. 9 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac. and div.-Thos. Howard, Finsbury Wharf, City-road, Middlesex, lime merchant, Jan. 4 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.Jonathan Higginson and Richard Deane, Liverpool, Dec. 28 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool, aud. ac. sep. est. of Richard Deane.-Wm. Ormerod Bradshaw, Boltonle-Moors, Lancashire, builder, Jan. 15 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester, aud. ac.; Jan. 22 at 12, div.James Ratcliff, Nottingham, hosier, Jan. 9 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham, aud. ac.-Tryphena Taylor, Derby, innkeeper, Jan. 9 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham, aud. ac.-Oliver Appleton, Leicester, trimmer, Jan. 9 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham, aud. ac.-Wm. Whitehead and Mary Ann Whitehead, Leicester, innkeepers, Jan. 9 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham, aud. ac.-Richard_Jackson and Richard Yate, Leeds, Yorkshire, engineers, Dec. 28 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds, aud. ac.- -Thos. Frudd, Barnsley, Yorkshire, innkeeper, Jan. 27 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds, aud. ac.; at half-past 10, div.James Bickerton, Castle-st., Southwark, Surrey, hat manufacturer, Jan. 5 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.James W. Hendy, Portsmouth, Southampton, builder, Jan. 6 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.-James Young, Thos. Brachen, Geo. Ballard, Jas. Charles Colebrook Sutherland, and Nathaniel Alexander, Calcutta, East Indies, merchants, Jan. 5 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.-Geo. Bowley Medley and W. Adam, Highbury-park, North Islington, Middlesex, and Great Tower-street, and Lloyd's Coffeehouse, London, underwriters, Jan. 6 at half-past 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div. joint est., and div. sep. est. of Geo. Bowley Medley.-Thos. John Holloway, Salisbury, Wiltshire, rope manufacturer, Jan. 6 at half-past 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.-William Henry Wearn, Southsea, Portsea, Southampton, grocer, Jan. 6 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.—Nathaniel Birkett Gibbs, Connaught-terrace, Edgeware-road, Middlesex, chemist, Jan. 5 at half-past 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.-Wm. Ivory, Norwich, Norfolk, wholesale grocer, Jan. 6 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.-Thos. Squire, Grosvenor-mews, Bond-street, Middlesex, coach builder, Jan. 6 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.-William Miller, Dorking, Surrey, auctioneer, Jan. 5 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div. CERTIFICATES

SAMUEL MANNING, Cornwall-road, Hammersmith, Mid-
dlesex, builder, dealer and chapman, Dec. 22 and Jan. 24
at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Stansfeld;
Sol. Reynolds, 67, Chancery-lane, London.-Petition filed
Dec. 14.
GEORGE CLIMANCE, St. Alban's, Hertfordshire, baker
and corn dealer, Dec. 22 and Jan. 24 at 2, Court of Bank-
ruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Stansfeld; Sols. Simpson, St.
Alban's; Crosley & Burn, Lombard-street, London.-Peti-
tion filed Dec. 9.
WILLIAM BROWN, Great Russell-street, Covent-garden,
Middlesex, linendraper, dealer and chapman, Dec. 21 at
half-past 12, and Jan. 23 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, Lon-
don: Off. Ass. Johnson; Sol. Jones, Sise-lane, London.—
JOHN TREGENZA, Oxford-street, Middlesex, boot and
shoe manufacturer, Dec. 21 at half-past 1, and Jan. 25 at
2, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Bell; Sols.
Loveland & Tweed, 64, Lincoln's-inn-fields.-Petition filed
Dec. 12.

Petition filed Dec. 13.

HENRY TYLER, Victoria-street, Westminster, Middlesex, victualler and builder, Dec. 21 at 2, and Jan. 23 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Johnson; Sols. Parnell & Willaume, 34, New Broad-street, London. Petition filed Dec. 8. JAMES BAYLIS, formerly of Luton, Bedfordshire, afterwards of Norwich, late of Tottenham, Middlesex, and now of Whitecross-street Prison, London, crape dresser, dyer, and finisher, Dec. 23 at half-past 1, and Feb. 3 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Nicholson; Sol. Weeks, 3, Walbrook-buildings, London.-Petition dated Dec. 11. FREDERICK COKER, Hackney-road, Middlesex, stationer, dealer and chapman, Dec. 22 at 2, and Feb. 3 at half-past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Pennell; Sol. Phillips, 54, Coleman-street, City.-Petition dated Dec. 13. E EDWARD HANDLEY, King William-street, Strand, Middlesex, licensed victualler, dealer and chapman, Dec. 21 at half-past 1, and Feb. 2 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Whitmore; Sol. Philp, 26, Bucklersbury, London.-Petition filed Dec. 14, ANN WILKINSON, Crosmere, Ellesmere, Shropshire, innkeeper, Jan. 6 and 26 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham: Off. Ass. Whitmore; Sols. Wace, Shrewsbury; Motteram & Knight, Birmingham.-Petition dated Nov. 24.

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THOMAS HUTCHINGS and WILLIAM HUTCHINGS, To be allowed, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on or Taunton, Somersetshire, curriers, saddlers, and harness makers, Dec. 21 and Jan. 18 at 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Exeter: Off. Ass. Hirtzel; Sols. Channing, Taunton; Stogdon, Exeter.-Petition filed Dec. 12. JOHN RICHARDSON, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, draper, Dec. 30 and Jan. 27 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Sheffield: Off. Ass. Brewin; Sols. Woods & Jackson, Rochdale; Barr & Nelson, Leeds.-Petition dated Dec. 11.

Wm. Tyson, High-street, Marylebone, Middlesex, butcher, Jan. 9 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-A. Wellington Pocock, Old Jewry, London, coffee-house keeper, Jan. 9 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-George Boss, Brighton, Sussex, livery-stable keeper, Jan. 16 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-W. Hearn, Lambeth, Surrey, brickmaker, Jan. 11 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-Thomas F.

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Goodger, Mason's-hill, Bromley, Kent, coach proprietor, Jan. 6 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-Chas. Lord, Fleet-street, London, tailor, Jan. 5 at half-past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London. Henry Cottman, Sandgate, Kent, grocer, Jan. 6 at half-past 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London. -John Humphrey, Dorking, Surrey, butcher, Jan. 6 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-T. Allison Readwin, Great Winchester-street, London, dealer in shares, Jan. 5 at halfpast 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-J. Sellick, Colerne, Wiltshire, and Bristol, paper maker, Jan. 16 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol. Simeon Pitman, Walcot, Bath, Somersetshire, carpenter, Jan. 12 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol.-James Ratcliff, Nottingham, hosier, Jan. 9 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham.David Scott, Manchester, pork butcher, Jan. 15 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester.-Walter Graham, Blackburn, Lancashire, draper, Jan. 9 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester.-Joseph Robinson, Nantwich, Cheshire, tinman, Jan. 5 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool.

To be granted, unless an Appeal be duly entered. John Paterson Waterson, Alexander-terrace, Westbournepark-road, Paddington, Middlesex, builder.—Frederick Kershaw, Sheffield, Yorkshire, builder.

SCOTCH SEQUESTRATIONS.

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builder.-Thomas Thorns, Prospect-place, Upper Sydenham, Kent, out of business.-Henry Herriott the younger, Crawford-street, St. Marylebone, Middlesex, shopman to a shoemaker.-Thomas Allen, Dock-street, Whitechapel, Middlesex, carpenter.-James Edward Morrice, Seething-lane, Towerstreet, London, cheesemonger.—Julius Henochsberg, Kingstreet, Covent-garden, Middlesex, leather seller.-Edward Webster Metcalfe, Shaftesbury-street, Hoxton, Middlesex, plumber.-Robert Combes, Buttesland-street, Hoxton Newtown, Middlesex, out of business.-G. Norton, Paynton-street, Hainsty-road, Poplar, Middlesex, shipowner's clerk.—Charles Miller, Woolwich, Kent, barman to a victualler.

Feb. 15 at 11, before Mr. Commissioner PHILLIPS. riolet proprietor.-Robt. Innes, Clifton-st., Finsbury-square, John Edwards, Russell-street, Brixton-road, Surrey, cab. Middlesex, not in any business.-Wm. Marr Murray, Coppice-row, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, microscope maker.-Geo. Hall, Great James-street, Hoxton, Middlesex, baker.—Thos. Rose, Lisson-grove, Marylebone, Middlesex, stonemason.— John Jones, Margaritta-terrace, Oakley-street, Chelsea, Middlesex, clerk to an architect.-Thos. Glassbrook, Bromptonrow, Brompton, Middlesex, hairdresser.-David Thomas, Myddleton-street, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, wholesale milliner. -Thomas Edmund Whitney, Bingfield-street, Caledonianroad, King's cross, Middlesex, assistant to a patent medicine

Thomas Whitelaw, jun., Airdrie, painter.-George Black-manufacturer. wood, Carronshore, farrier.-Thomas Thorburn, Glasgow, merchant.-Alexander Palmer Macewen, Edinburgh, banker. -Wm. Murdoch & Co., Glasgow, painters.

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Thomas Tuffnell, Luton, Bedfordshire, straw-plait dealer, Dec. 22 at 11, County Court of Bedfordshire, at Luton.-J. Taylor Cawdell, Luton, Bedfordshire, saddler, Dec. 22 at 11, County Court of Bedfordshire, at Luton.-Heyworth Raby, Rochdale, Lancashire, beerseller, Dec. 28 at 12, County Court of Lancashire, at Rochdale.-John Thompson, Barnsley, Yorkshire, photographic artist, Jan. 5 at 12, County Court of Yorkshire, at Barnsley.-John Jennings, Coleford, Colebrooke, Devonshire, baker, Jan. 1 at 10, County Court of Devonshire, at Crediton.-T. Roberts, Abergele, Denbighshire, carpenter, Jan. 13 at 11, County Court of Flintshire, at St. Asaph.-James Powell, Aberkenfig, Newcastle Higher, Glamorganshire, beer-house keeper, Dec. 20 at 10, County Court of Glamorganshire, at Bridgend.—Wm. Horne, Levenshulme, Lancashire, beer-house keeper, Dec. 30 at 10, County Court of Lancashire, at Manchester.-Henry Grundy, Ashby-de-laZouch, Leicestershire, currier, Jan. 9 at 10, County Court of Leicestershire, at Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

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:

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Jan. 3 at 10, before the CHIEF COMMISSIONER. Caroline Hobday, widow, Woolwich, Kent, tallow chandler. -Thos. Armitage, Holmes-buildings, London-wall, and Little Bell-alley, Coleman-street, London, bootmaker.-John Barmore, Friendly-place, White Horse-lane, Stepney, Middlesex, out of business.-Alfred Sait, Croydon, Surrey, trainer.-J. Henry Leverton, High-street, Poplar, Middlesex, auctioneer. -Harriot Rattcliff, Brunswick-terrace, East-lane, Walworth, Surrey, out of business.-Edmond Hardwick, Esher-street, Lower Kennington-lane, Surrey, gasfitter.

Jan. 5 at 10, before the CHIEF COMMISSIONER. Thomas Young, Pownall-terrace, Pownall-road, Dalston, Middlesex, wholesale milliner.-Gilbert Smith, Churton-st., Vauxhall-road, Pimlico, Middlesex, dealer in precious stones. -Benjamin Archer, Swinton-street, Gray's-inn-road, Middlesex, plumber.-Edward Peacock, West-place, Islingtongreen, Middlesex, wheelwright.-Thos. Legge, Prince's-road, Notting-hill, Middlesex, haberdasher.-Thomas Horton, Calcutta-place, East India-road, Middlesex, grocer.

Feb. 14 at 10, before Mr. Commissioner MURPHY. Wm. Twiss, New-street, Long-walk, Bermondsey, Surrey, soapboiler.-Wm. Lee, Gun-square, Houndsditch, London,

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:—

Jan. 1 at 11, before the CHIEF COMMISSIONER. out of business.-John Ablett, Monkwell-street, London, John Sore, Kingswood-place, South Lambeth, Surrey, warehouseman.-John Bull, Vere-street, New Bond-street, Middlesex, not in any business.-Nicholas Smith, St. Matthias-road, Stoke Newington-green, Middlesex, baker.

Jan. 1 at 11, before Mr. Commissioner PHILLIPS. Thomas Madder, Lambeth-walk, Lambeth, Surrey, grocer. R. Brown, Springfield-villas, Kilburn, Middlesex, builder. -Chas. W. Manby, Castle-street, Holborn, and Grove-villas, Church-end, Finchley, Middlesex, musicseller.-John Ensor Pople, Pomona-place, Parson's-green, Fulham, Middlesex, out of business.-Charles Felix Jaques, Sydney-square, Mileend, Middlesex, waiter at a tavern.

Jan. 1 at 10, before Mr. Commissioner MURPHY. George Jeffereys, Rochester, Kent, commercial traveller.Philip Marks, Princes-street, Rotherhithe, Surrey, out of business.-J. Freeman, London-street, Tottenham-court-road, and Upper Gower-mews, Torrington-square, Middlesex, cowkeeper.-Jacob Moncar, Holly-street, Dalston, Middlesex, baker.-George Guyer, Upper Carlisle-street, Maida-hill, Middlesex, baker.

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 Cambridgeshire, at CAMBRIDGE, Dec. 30 at 10.

Benjamin Vialls, Cambridge, out of business.-Wm. King, Horseheath, blacksmith.

At the County Court of Lincolnshire, at LINCOLN, Jan. 2

at 12.

Wm. Hickling the elder, Crowland, farmer. At the County Court of Gloucestershire, at BRISTOL, Jan. 11 at half-past 10. Robert Howard, Bristol, retailer of beer.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19.

BANKRUPTS. JOSHUA VINES and JAMES SMITH, Dover-road, Borough, Surrey, builders and estate agents, Dec. 28 at halfpast 12, and Jan. 30 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Bell; Sol. Hall, Moorgate-street.-Petition filed Dec. 15. GEORGE WILSON and WILLIAM RAYNHAM, Walmerroad, Notting-hill, Middlesex, builders, contractors, dealers and chapmen, Dec. 30 and Feb. 10 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Pennell; Sol. Rushbury, 2, Surrey-street, Strand.-Petition dated Dec. 13.

JOSEPH LOUGH, Great Queen-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields, Middlesex, blacking manufacturer, and JOHN JAMES LIMEBEER, St. James's-street, Middlesex, bootmaker, surviving partner of George Hoby, deceased, (carrying on the business of bootmakers and blacking manufacturers, under the style or firm of Hoby & Co.), Dec. 30 at 11, and Feb. 10 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Pennell; Sols. C. & J. Allen & Sons, 17, Carlisle-street, London.-Petition dated Dec. 9. JOSEPH GIBB, Blue Lion-yard, Upper North-place, Gray'sinn-road, Middlesex, livery-stable keeper, dealer and chapman, Jan. 2 at 1, and Feb. 2 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Lee; Sols. Young & Plews, 29, Mark-draper, Jan. 16 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.— lane, London.-Petition filed Dec. 7. CHARLES MUSKETT, Diss, Norfolk, chemist and druggist, Jan. 2 at 2, and Feb. 2 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Edwards; Sols. Cream, Eye, Suffolk; Utton, 44, Noble-street, Cheapside, London.-Petition filed Dec. 18. JOHN PETER WHITE, Mark-lane, London, merchant, dealer and chapman, Dec. 27 at half-past 2, and Jan. 31 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Stansfeld; Sols. Crowder & Maynard, Coleman-street, City.-Petition filed Dec. 6.

Jan. 10 at 11, div.-Richard Battersby and James Telford,
Liverpool, ironfounders, Dec. 29 at 11, District Court of
Bankruptcy, Liverpool, aud. ac.-Joseph C. Gummer, Hart-
street, Mark-lane, London, wine merchant, Jan. 10 at 1,
Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.-Charles John Webb,
Leadenhall-street, London, silversmith, Jan. 9 at 12, Court
of Bankruptcy, London, fin. div.-Thomas Burton, Commer.
cial-road, Lambeth, Surrey, builder, Jan. 10 at half-past 1,
Court of Bankruptcy, London, fin. div.-Horatio Clagett,
Leadenhall-street, London, patent ocean float manufacturer,
Jan. 12 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.- Wil-
liam West, London-terrace, Hackney-road, Middlesex, linen-
Charles John Darkin Campbell, College-street, Camden-town,
and John-street, Adelphi, Middlesex, and Bolton-terrace,
Edward-street, Walworth, Surrey, builder, Jan. 16 at 2, Court
of Bankruptcy, London, div.-Benjamin Bunting the elder,
Benjamin Bunting the younger, and Robert Durrant, Nor-
wich, tallowchandlers, Jan. 12 at half-past 12, Court of Bank-
ruptcy, London, div. Melchor Lopez, Fenchurch-street,
London, and Oxford, cigar merchant, Jan. 12 at 12, Court of
Bankruptcy, London, div.-Henry Heylyn and Jacob Con-
nop, Coleman-st., London, and Old Ford, Middlesex, dyers,
Jan. 12 at half-past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, fin.
div.-J. Willox, Broadway, Westminster, Middlesex, cheese-
monger, Jan. 12 at half-past 11, Court of Bankruptcy, Lon-
div.-Wm. G. Trangmar and John Trangmar, Brighton
and Shoreham, Sussex, grocers, Jan. 12 at 12, Court of Bank-
ruptcy, London, div. sep. est. of Wm. G. Trangmar.—Wm.
Paton, Bread-street, London, warehouseman, Jan. 12 at half-
past 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.-Bodham Butler
Wisker, Castle-street, Holborn, London, tailor, Jan. 12 at
half-past 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div. - James
Russell, Chichester, cabinet maker, Jan. 12 at 2, Court of
Bankruptcy, London, div.-Charles Button, Holborn-bars,
London, operative chemist, Jan. 12 at 11, Court of Bank-
ruptcy, London, div.
CERTIFICATES.

before the Day of Meeting.

JABEZ COOPER, Blackheath, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, linendraper, haberdasher, hosier, and laceman, Jan. 3 and 24 at half-past 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birming-don, ham: Off. Ass. Whitmore; Sols. Prescot, Stourbridge; Motteram & Knight, Birmingham.-Petition dated Dec. 14. | FREDERICK REEVES BARRATT, late of West Deeping, now of Stamford, Lincolnshire, musicseller, dealer and chapman, Jan. 2 and Feb. 6 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham: Off. Ass. Harris; Sols. Law, Stamford; Hodgson, Birmingham.-Petition dated Dec. 6. ROBERT WILSON WYLLIE, St. Leonard, Devonshire, late of Exeter, flax scutcher, and dealer in music and musical instruments, Dec. 28 and Jan. 24 at 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Exeter: Off. Ass. Hirtzel; Sols. Bishop & Pitts, Exeter.-Petition filed Dec. 14. JONATHAN WRIGHT, WILLIAM WRIGHT, and LUP. To be allowed, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on or TON WRIGHT, Oxenhope, near Keighley, Yorkshire, worsted spinners, dealers and chapmen, (carrying on business under the style or firm of Jonathan Wright & Brothers), Dec. 29 and Jan. 26 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds: Off. Ass. Young; Sols. Wavell & Co., Halifax.-Petition dated Nov. 28. WILLIAM ALLAWAY, Southport, Lancashire, dentist, dealer and chapman, Jan. 4 and 22 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool: Off. Ass. Morgan; Sol. Dodge, Liverpool.-Petition filed Dec. 14. JAMES SOTHERN TONGE, Liverpool, commission agent, dealer and chapman, Dec. 29 and Jan. 19 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool: Off. Ass. Turner; Sol. Roby, Liverpool.-Petition filed Dec. 15. WILLIAM YATES, Liverpool, cotton broker, salt agent, dealer and chapman, Dec. 29 and Jan. 19 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool: Off. Ass. Turner; Sols. Evans & Son, Liverpool.-Petition filed Dec. 11. BETTY BARON, HENRY WILLIAM KNOWLES, and JAMES HEYWORTH, Bacup, Lancashire, manufacturers, Dec. 19 and Jan. 17 (and not 14, as previously advertised) at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester: Off. Ass. Fraser; Sols. Rowley & Son, Manchester.-Petition filed Nov. 24.

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MEETINGS. Ebenezer K. M. Griffiths, Cornelius P. Newcombe, and Francis T. Griffiths, Gracechurch-street, London, and Liverpool, shipowners, Jan. 3 at half-past 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London, last ex.-George Tennant, Market-st., Westminster, Middlesex, licensed victualler, Dec. 30 at half-past 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, last ex.-J. Ker, Gloucester, draper, Jan. 4 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol, aud. ac.; Jan. 11 at 11, div.-James Frame, Liverpool, stationer, Dec. 29 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool, aud. ac.; |

Richard Clark and John Inglis, King's-cross, Middlesex, drapers, Jan. 10 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-Henry Jannings, Laurie-terrace, Westminster-road, Surrey, ironmonger, Jan. 10 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-Wm. C. Eaton, Upper Thames-street, London, flour wharfinger, Jan. 10 at half-past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London.Wm. Y. Ball, Wood-street, Cheapside, London, and Hollandstreet, Blackfriars-road, Surrey, wholesale glover, Jan. 12 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-Hugh Hart, Hulme, Lancashire, timber merchant, Jan. 9 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester.-Thomas Lightfoot, Stockport, Cheshire, grocer, Jan. 10 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester.-John Harvey the elder and Godfrey G. Pike, Birmingham, grocer, Jan. 11 at half-past 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham. Thomas Chapman, Leicester, worsted spinner, Jan. 16 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham.-Rowland Bosworth, Leicester, oil merchant, Jan. 16 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham.-Joseph Greenstreet, Leicester, commission agent, Jan. 16 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham.John Hucknall, Nottingham, grocer, Jan. 16 at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham.

To be granted, unless an appeal be duly entered.
West Ham, Essex, sewing cotton manufacturer.- John D.
Wm. H. Frearson, Wood-street, Cheapside, London, and
Humphreys, New Wharf-road, Caledonian-road, Middlesex,
engineer.- Charles Hickman, High-road, Knightsbridge, Mid-
dlesex, licensed victualler.-Stephen Cooper, Lyndhurst-villas,
Lyndhurst-road, Peckham, Surrey, carpenter.-Joseph Peers,
Ruthin, Denbighshire, scrivener.-Emma Steele Foulgham,
Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, braid manufacturer.-Joseph
Whitmore, Leicester, woolstapler.- John Moats the elder,
Spalding, Lincolnshire, coal merchant.-John Chaplin and
Robert Wigley, Leicester, curriers.-John Mills, Leeds, York-
shire, printer.

SCOTCH SEQUESTRATIONS.

Thomas Waddell, Gartcraig, Lanarkshire, contractor.-C. Staples, Glasgow, wine merchant.-James Herbertson and Brothers, Glasgow, builders.

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