The Law Library Volume 78

The Law Library Volume 78

By (author) 

List price: US$9.45

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ... quality of a mill be altered, the act itself will work an extinguishnient as far as its ancient privileges are concerned; but that the erection of a new mill of the same description will not have the same effect, especially if it be raised upon the site of the old one. To illustrate the first position needs very little research, because by varying the nature of the building, the tenants and inhabitants of a manor would lose the benefit which formed the consideration for the exclusive payment of toll. The following case is very apposite, although it related to a breach of covenant, and not to the cessation of customary rights. The mayor and citizens of London covenanted to find eight men to grind every day in Bridewell Mill, which they let to the defendant; and they agreed, that if they failed therein, the defendant should retain so much rent out of the sum which he had promised to pay them for rent. The defendant pulled down the corn mill, and made it a horse mill, but refused, nevertheless, to abate the covenant which had been made with him, insisting that he had a right to retain for rent the Sum which the wages of the eight men would have realized. But the Court held, that the lcssors were discharged by reason of this alteration of the mill, that the conversion was waste, although for the lessors' advantage, and that the same law would be, if a corn mill were converted into a. fulling mill.(r) So whore the lord of a manor had two mills, where the tenants Q92 and resiants were bound to grind by custom, but they might 1 take their corn to either, at their own option; it was held, that the lord, by pulling down one of the mills, had suspended the custom.(s) However, the building of a new mill occasions not any extinguish ment, more

Product details

  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236822447
  • 9781236822444