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 26

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...another had been built by Edward Villiers, Esq., to the great benefit and advantage of his Majesty's subjects and others trading to those ports; and that the King had been informed that a contract had been made on behalf of Villiers, with divers masters of ships and others trading that way, and that they had voluntarily submitted to increase the toll of 4d. per ship to 1.9., and to continue the payment thereof for the perfecting of the work, which had cost 1,000l.; his Majesty approving the contract, and for the encouragement of this necessary work, granted to Villiers, his heirs and assigns, the custody of the lighthouse so erected as aforesaid, and the ground and soil whereupon the same was situate, together with liberty, licence, power, and authority, that he and they should and might continue, renew, and maintain the lighthouse, with lights to be continually burning in the night season, whereby ships might the better come to their harbours and ports without peril. The letters patent then proceeded to recite, that forasmuch as a work of so public a nature and benefit ought to be maintained and supported, his Majesty, for defraying the necessary charges and continual maintenance of the lighthouse, granted that for ever thereafter there should a.nd might be collected for every ship passing by the lighthouse the tolls therein mentioned. The preamble of the Act then recited, that the widow of the grandson of the patentee having become seised in fee of the lighthouse and premises, devised all that her freehold estate at Tynemouth Castle, called " Tynemouth Great Lights," in the county of Northumberland, with all privileges thereto belonging, to trustees, until W. Fowke, therein described, should attain the age of...show more

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  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 549g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236887530
  • 9781236887535