Reports from Commissioners; Law (Scotland), Malta, Prisons (Ireland)

Reports from Commissioners; Law (Scotland), Malta, Prisons (Ireland) : Session 15 November 1837-16 August 1838 Volume 6

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...not consider that the abolition of superiorities in the person of subjects, to the effect of making all feudal estates hold of the Crown, would be advisable, or would tend to remedy existing inconveniences. The superior cannot be deprived of his patrimonial rights in the property; and, to secure these, he must, as already noticed, examine at certain intervals the title-deeds of the vassal. These are seen at present, when a renewal of the investiture is granted, ' without any expense being incurred by the superior. If the investiture is to be granted by the Crown, the expense of the necessary deed will be the same as if granted by the subject-superior, while there is incurred an additional expense in consequence of the superior also requiring to revise the deed for his own security. The subject-superiors in Scotland never will leave the security of their rights dependent on the attention of the Crown ofiicer, who is neither paid by them nor under their control. If the investiture is to be renewed as often as is necessary for the security of the superior, which ought to be the case, then the renewal, being granted by the Crown in place of the subject-superior, will increase, in place of diminish, the expense. 29. The answer to the previous question renders an answer to this one unnecessary. 30. There are few cases in which the superior does not receive either feu-duties or casualties, or some other real benefit from the vassal's property. It is not impracticable to abolish the subject-superiorities in the case alluded to; and the objections above stated do not refer to them. But it appears inexpedient to do so, because, without consent of the subject-superior, it would be unjust. Arrangements made voluntarily by parties in private...
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236907240