The Great Matlock Will Case, Cresswell V. Jackson; Tried Before The Lord Chief Justice Of England…

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byRobert Nathaniel Cresswell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1864 Excerpt: ... Did any one do so in your view or to your knowledge?--No. The Court at that point adjourned. THIRD DAY, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24th. This morning a working mason, Charles Young, who had been employed by the testator, was called to give confirmatory and explanatory evidence as to the "loft" where the third codicil was said to have been found beneath the window-sill, and a model of the window-frame was produced to show that it might be pulled out. He described the hole found beneath the sill, and how it had, as he supposed, been made, and so long ago that (as he said) the "hole seemed very nearly as old as the building." And he stated that he had once seen old Nuttall, the testator, go into the room and bring an old paper out of it. This witness was not at either of the former trials, and he was pressed a good deal by Mr. Serjeant Hayes in cross-examination as to when he first mentioned the matter. He said it was to Mr. Else; he could not say exactly when, but it was after the last trial. It was elicited that there were two fresh-looking bricks over the hole, slightly covered with lime. Another mason, at Matlock, named Hurd, who had been engaged in the building of the stable, over which the loft is, about forty years ago, was also called to give further confirmatory evidence on this point, and he also was a new witness who had not been examined before. He stated that the hole was not there when he built the place, hut that it must have been made about twenty years, and had been done very roughly, and not by a mason. He had seen old Nuttall, the testator, work at the building himself and use the trowel. Cross-examined by Mr. Serjeant Ballantine, the witness stated that Else had occupied the house since October, 1856. Pressed as to whether the bricks had been ther...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1864 Excerpt: ... Did any one do so in your view or to your knowledge?--No. The Court at that point adjourned. THIRD DAY, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217798233

ISBN - 13:9780217798235

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