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The Court of Chancery, 1820–1875

Patrick Polden

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the problems faced by the Chancery after 20 years of Lord Eldon's stewardship. It then discusses the appointment of the Chancery Commission, the cumbersome ... More


The Chancery Division

Patrick Polden

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the Chancery division in the 19th century, covering its business, judges, offices, practices, and procedure.


The Institutions and Governance of the Bar

Patrick Polden

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0032
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter on the institutions and governance of the bar in the 19th century covers law officers, the inns of court and Chancery, the Bar Committee and Bar Council, circuits and bar messes, and the ... More


Gold from Dirt (1737–1742)

Paul Baines and Pat Rogers

in Edmund Curll, Bookseller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278985
eISBN:
9780191700002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278985.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the continued fight between Curll and Pope. It mentions several published materials of Curll which are his own versions of earlier published works of other writers. It presents ... More


Birth

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

When John Lyon's wife Joan died on August 27, 1608, the governors entered into full possession and control of the Lyon trusts and endowments. Their behaviour over the following few years would ... More


Decadence and Change, 1805–1844

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

Early 19th-century Harrow witnessed the school's descent from the second most popular and, for its meagre endowment, easily the most successful public school in England to one facing closure. In ... More


Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy: The Case of

Kathleen Blake

in Pleasures of Benthamism: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563265
eISBN:
9780191721809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563265.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 1 introduces stakes for Victorian literary‐cultural studies of attention to Utilitarianism and political economy, locating reasons for their widespread neglect and repudiation. Reading ... More


‘An Old Woman is a Very Insignificant Thing’ 1742–1744

FRANCES HARRIS

in A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.003.0023
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Isabella, Duchess of Manchester, did not realize right away that accepting her grandmother's help would mean that she would have to seek her grandmother's approval in terms of her behaviour, ... More


11. Foundations of the Modern Law of Contract

D. J. IBBETSON

in A Historical Introduction to the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198764113
eISBN:
9780191709852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764113.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Legal History

This chapter shows how the 17th and 18th centuries marked a period of consolidation of the law of contract, the fleshing out of the skeletal structure that had been locked in place at the end of the ... More


A Comparison of the Influence of Roman Law in England and Scotland☼

William M Gordon

in Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625161
eISBN:
9780748671571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Scots and English law have common roots evidenced in the connection between Glanvill and Regiam Majestatem but their paths diverged. Scotland followed the Civilian tradition while the English Common ... More


The king of clubs

Warren Oakley

in Thomas 'Jupiter' Harris: Spinning dark intrigue at Covent Garden theatre, 1767-1820

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129123
eISBN:
9781526139009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129123.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter announces Harris’s arrival at Covent Garden theatre. It recounts the ill-fated purchase of the theatre by four speculators in 1767 — Harris, Colman, Powell, and Rutherford — and the ... More


Borrowing from English Equity and Minority Shareholders’ Actions

Niall R Whitty

in A Mixed Legal System in Transition: T. B. Smith and the Progress of Scots Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623358
eISBN:
9780748651467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623358.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In Anderson v Hogg a shareholder in a company presented a petition under section 459 of the Companies Act 1985 for relief against unfair prejudice. The petitioner sought to have the respondent ... More


Persistent Fragments

Peter Birks

in Unjust Enrichment

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199276981
eISBN:
9780191699917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276981.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The everyday work of the law of unjust enrichment was never left entirely undone. It was picked up under a variety of heads, principally, on the common-law side, under money had and received, money ... More


The Court of Chancery

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume VI 1483–1558

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258179
eISBN:
9780191681806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the role of the Court of Chancery in the judicial system in England during the Tudor period. The Chancery was a superior royal court with ever increasing business and the power ... More


The Council and Conciliar Courts

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume VI 1483–1558

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258179
eISBN:
9780191681806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the role of the King's Council and conciliar courts in the judicial system in England during the Tudor period. The Council appeared to have shared a common origin with the ... More


Women and legal guardianship

Deborah Wilson

in Women, Marriage and Property in Wealthy Landed Families in Ireland, 1750-1850

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077982
eISBN:
9781781703328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077982.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

Having established the boundaries within which women's experience of property operated, the remaining chapters of this book consider the property experience of women in relation to the family estate, ... More


Children and the Violence of Racism: The Lafargue Clinic, Comic Books,and the Case against School Segregation

Gabriel N. Mendes

in Under the Strain of Color: Harlem's Lafargue Clinic and the Promise of an Antiracist Psychiatry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453502
eISBN:
9781501701399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453502.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the crucial role of Lafargue Clinic in the school desegregation cases that culminated in Brown v. Board of Education. It discusses Wertham’s October 1951 testimony to the ... More


A Troubled Inheritance: The English Procedural Tradition and Its Lawyer-Driven Reconfiguration in Early Nineteenth-Century New York

Amalia D. Kessler

in Inventing American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800-1877

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198072
eISBN:
9780300224849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198072.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapter 2 examines New York Chancery, the leading court of equity in the early United States. It argues that as of about 1800, chancery largely followed English equity’s model of quasi-inquisitorial ... More


The Non-Revolutionary Field Code: Democratization, Docket Pressures, and Codification

Amalia D. Kessler

in Inventing American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800-1877

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198072
eISBN:
9780300224849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198072.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapter 3 shows how in the 1820s and 1830s, with the rise of the political party machine known as the Albany Regency and the democratization of politics that followed, many politicians sought to ... More


The Working Chambers of the College

John Finlay

in The Community of the College of Justice: Edinburgh and the Court of Session, 1687 –1808

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748645770
eISBN:
9780748676545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645770.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the roles of some of the main office holders within the Court of Session who dominated the writing chambers which governed the functioning of the court. In particular, the role ... More


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