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$ 3. An executor may renounce the executorship of any per-| Greenwich, have been repealed by the 4 and 5 W. 4.c. 34., and son of whom his testator shall have been executor.

in lieu thereof an annual sum of 20,000l. has been granted $ 4. Letters of administration granted where there is an out of the consolidated fund. executor, but before probate, shall be voidable only.

$ 5. Acts done under voidable letters of administration shall HAY. Certain provisions of the 36 G. 3. c. 38., relative to be valid ; but the next of kin, and other persons receiving pro- the buying and selling of hay and straw, have been repealed by perty, except purchasers, shall be liable to account in equity. the 4 and 5 W. 4. c. 20. so far as regards any market through

$6. Deeds executed by an executor before proving, shall be which there does not exist any public right of way for carts and void.

carriages. $ 7. An executor or administrator may be discharged from HEMP AND FLAX. So much of the 27 G. 2. c. 13., or his office by the decree of a court of equity, in it suit instituted of any other act as authorises the issuing of money out of for that purpose.

the consolidated fund for encouraging the raising and dressing $ 8. The act is not to extend to the wills, administrations, of hemp and flax, is repealed by the 4 and 5 W. 4. c. 14. executors or administrators of persons dying before 1836. HUNDRED. See Threshing Machines,

FEIGNED ISSUES. The privy council may now direct IRELAND. By the 4 and 5 W. 4. c. 8. the 3 and 4 11'. 4. feigned issues to the courts of law. See Privy Council. c. 91.consolidating the laws relative to jurors and juries in Ire

FISH. The 6 G. 4. c. 107. prohibiting the importation of land, has been amended. foreign fish with certain exceptions, has been repealed, but the By the 4 and 5 W. 4. c. 77. the proceedings and practice of clause has been re-enacted in the 3 and 4 W. 4. c. 52.

the Court of Chancery in Ireland were amended. FORFEITURE. See the recent act amending the law By the 4 and 5 W. 4. c. 82. the provisions of the 2 11.4.c. 33. relative to the forfeiture of property held in trust. Tenure, for effectuating the service of process issuing from the Courts II. 7.

of Chancery and Exchequer in England and Ireland were FRACTION. See T'ime.

amended and extended. FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. By the 4 and 5 W. 4. C. 40. By the 4 and 5 W. 4. c. 90. many important alterations were several of the provisions of the 16 G. 4. c. 56. have been re- made in the provisions of the 3 and 4 W. 4. c. 37. for amending pealed.

the laws relative to the temporalities of the Irish church. By § 10. members of friendly societies may be witnesses on By the 4 and 5 W. 4. c. 92. fines and recoveries were ahotrials, indictments, or other proceedings respecting the property lished in Ireland, and simpler modes of assurance substituted. of such societies.

And by the 4 and 5 W. 4. c. 93. the laws relating to appxals And by § 12. executors, &c. of officers of friendly societies against summary convictions before justices of the peace in shall pay money due to the societies before other debts.

Ireland were amended. GREENWICH HOSPITAL. The statutes here men- JOINT TENANTS. The writ of partition, whereby tioned requiring a contribution out of the wages of merchant joint tenants were formerly compellable at law to divide their seamen towards the support of the Royal Naval Hospital at I lands, is now abolished. See Limitation of Actions, II. 1.



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