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OF GRAY'S INN, ESQ., BARRISTER AT LAW.

VOLUME THE FIRST,

CONTAINING

CHAP. 7. wife's EQUITY FOR A SETTLE

MENT OUT OF HER CHOSES IN

ACTION.

CHAP. 1. CURTESY.
2. DISCONTINUANCE BY HUSBAND

OF WIFE'S ESTATE.
3. LEASES OF WIFE'S ESTATE.
4. HUSBAND'S POWER TO CHARGE

WIFE'S ESTATE.
5 AND 6. HUSBAND'S INTEREST

IN AND POWER OVER WIFE's

8. MARRIAGE SETTLEMENTS. 9. DOWER. 10. BAR OF DOWER BY JOINTURES. 11. OTHER MODES OF BARRING

DOWER.

12. WIFE'S POWER OVER HER HUS

BAND'S REAL ESTATES.

PERSONAL ESTATE.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR HENRY BUTTERWORTH, LAW BOOKSELLER,

7, FLEET-STREET, BETWEEN THE TEMPLE GATES.

ΤΟ

THE HONORABLE

SIR JOHN BAYLEY, KNT.

ONE OF THE JUSTICES

OF

HIS MAJESTY'S COURT OF KING'S BENCH,

THIS WORK

IS,

WITH HIS LORDSHIP'S PERMISSION,

RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

PREFACE.

A digest of the Law of Property as founded upon the relation between husband and wife being called for by the profession, it has been attempted by the author, in the following treatise. In collecting the cases on the subject, which are scattered through a variety of books, his object has been to concentrate all that he considered elementary for the student, and useful to the practitioner. In traversing so wide a field the author is aware that many things worthy of notice may have escaped his observation ; he has, however, treated upon every point connected with his subject which occurred to him as useful in practice, studiously avoiding the introduction of abstruse discussions unconnected with practical questions.

The author has endeavoured to express himself throughout his treatise in such a manner as to be easily understood, but in instances where

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