Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery in Ireland: During the Time of Lord Redesdale

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Page 34 - Now, it has always been considered that the payment of money is not to be deemed part performance to take a case out of the statute. Seagood v. Meale, Proc.Chan. 560, is the leading case on that subject; there a guinea was paid by way of earnest; and it was agreed clearly that that was of no consequence, in case of an agreement touching...
Page 198 - So, where a verdict has been obtained by fraud, or where a party has possessed himself improperly of something, by means of which he has an unconscientious advantage at law, which equity will either put out of the way, or restrain him from using. But without circumstances of that kind, I do not know that equity ever does interfere to grant a trial of a matter which has been already discussed in a court of law, a matter capable of being discussed there, and over which a court of law had full jurisdiction.
Page 33 - No person shall be charged with the execution of an agreement who has not, either by himself or his agent, signed a written agreement; but the statute does not say, that if a written agreement is signed, the same exception shall not hold to it that did before the statute. Now, before the statute, if a bill had been brought for specific performance, and it had appeared that the agreement had been prepared contrary to the intent of the defendant, he might have said, 'That is not the agreement meant...
Page 197 - The inattention of parties in a court of law can scarcely be made, a subject for the interference of a court of equity. There may be cases cognizable at law and also in equity, and of which cognizance cannot be effectually taken at law ; and therefore equity does sometimes interfere, as in cases of complicated accounts, where the party has not made a defense, because it was impossible for him to do it effectually at law.
Page 29 - ... is not only contrary to the statute of frauds and perjuries, but to the rule of common law before that statute was in being.
Page 22 - II, c 3) provides that no action shall be brought to charge any person "upon any contract or sale of lands, tenements or hereditaments, or any interest in or concerning them...
Page 254 - If we advert to the cases on the subject, we shall find that trusts are enforced not only against those persons who are rightfully possessed of trust property as trustees, but also against all persons who come into possession of the property bound by the trust, with notice of the trust.
Page 419 - There are certain principles on which Courts of Equity act, which are very well settled. The cases which occur, are various ; but they are decided on fixed principles. Courts of Equity have, in this respect, no more discretionary power, than the Courts of Law.
Page 99 - It is true, the registry is considered as notice to a certain extent; no person thinks of purchasing an estate without searching the registry; and, if he searches, he has notice; but I think it cannot be notice to all intents, on account of the mischiefs that would arise from such a decision. For if it is to be taken as constructive notice, it must be taken as notice of every thing that is contained in the memorial; if a memorial contains a recital of another instrument, it is notice of that instrument...
Page 168 - There can be no doubt that the thing to be considered is, not the form of the process, but the cause of issuing it ; if the ground of the proceeding be a debt, it is a process of debt...