The Revised Reports; Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English Courts of Common Law and Equity

The Revised Reports; Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English Courts of Common Law and Equity : From the Year 1785, as Are Still of Practical Utility Volume 141

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...granted redress after the commission issued, so that few of those cases were ever tried. Instances are to be found of every kind of wrong having been made the subject of a petition of right, informing the 'Crown of what its servants have done. Many of those in the reign of Edward I. are collected in Ryley's Pleadings in Parliament. Thus in p. 241 there is a petition of the prior and convent of Christ Church, complaining that the custos regis of the Isle of Wight would not allow them' to collect tithes granted them by the Countess of Albemarle. At p. 247 there is a petition of the Bishop of Ely complaining against the justiciaries for disturbing his franchise of cognizance of pleas within the Isle of Ely. (BLACKBURN, J.: That looks more like a writ of error than a petition of right.) In Moubrag/'s case, p. 248, there is a petition against the justiciary of a forest for distraining his tenants pro yzutu-ra forestariormn in land disafforested. And on the same page is a claim made by Michael de Harca for compensation for wool taken for the use of the King, and at p. 408 there is the case of a petition by Richard Bissop de Sallowe against John de Beaufuy, Sheriff of Nottingham and Derby, for taking twelve quarters of oats for the use of the King. (Msnnon, J.: That only means that the oats were not paid for.) In Manning Exch. Prac. p. 84, 2nd ed., a petition of right "lies for a patentee or his assignee," citing Rea: v. Smith, assign. Whitehall, Jones' Index to the Records of the Exch., Addenda, tit. Excise. (Cooxnomz, Ch. J.: In contemplation of law the Sovereign cannot commit a wrong.) That is personally, but the Crown has to answer for many acts of its ofiicers; e.g., taking possession of land or...show more

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