Reports of Cases Determined in the Several Courts of Westminster-hall, from 1746 to 1779, Volume 1

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Page 35 - This is properly a criminal method of prosecution, as well to punish the usurper by a fine for the usurpation of the franchise, as to oust him, or seize it for the crown; but hath long been applied to the mere purposes of trying the civil right, seizing the franchise or ousting the wrongful possessor; the fine being nominal only.
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Page 404 - I. c. 11.) the presumption of the duration of life, with respect to persons of whom no account can be given, ends at the expiration of seven years from the time when they were last known to be living.
Page xiv - In November 1759, he published a new edition of the Great Charter, and Charter of the Forest ; which added much to his former reputation, not only as a great lawyer, but as an accurate antiquary, and an able historian.
Page 298 - Now upon the Best Consideration I have been able to give this Matter, I am very clear of Opinion, that at the Trial, I ought not to have admitted the Evidence of Usage. But the Point of Law is here settled...
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