Law Library Volume 12

Law Library Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ... if he had lett only a wife, and no children. In the reign of James the Sixth an important statute was passed in Scotland, for further settling the law of succession in that country.(/c) This statute was in these terms: " Our Soveraigne Lord understanding that a great number of ignorant people, the time of their sicknesse and disease, or otherwise at the making of their testaments and latter wills, do nominate certain strangers to be their executors, meaning only to commit the care of their goods, and diligent ingetting thereof, to the saids strangers, and that to the behoof of their children, or other persons who are nearest of kin: whereas, by the contrary, the said office of executry, by the interpretation now observed, doth carry with it! the whole profit and cofnmoditie of the defunct's part of the goods contained in testament; which his Majesty findes to be altogether against law, conscience, and equity: therefore his Majesty, with advice and consent of the estates of parliament, finds and declares, that all executors, already nominate in any testament not as yet confirmed, or to be nominate in any testament to he made hereafter, are and shall be obliged to make count, reckoning and payment of the whole goods and geare appertaining to the defunct, and intrometted with by them, to the wife, children, and nearest of kin, according to the division observed by the laws of this realm; reserving onely to the saids executors the thrid ot the defunct's part, all debts being first payed and deduced, without prejudice always to the saids executors of whatsoever legacies left to them by the, 64 J saids defuncts, which shall no wayes be prejudged by this present act; but the saids executors shall have full right to their saids...
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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740866
  • 9781236740861