The Report, Vol. 2: Of Decisions of the General Court of Virginia, 1728-1741 (Classic Reprint)

byJohn Randolph

Paperback | January 4, 2019

The Report, Vol. 2: Of Decisions of the General Court of Virginia, 1728-1741 (Classic Reprint) by John Randolph
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Excerpt from The Report, Vol. 2: Of Decisions of the General Court of Virginia, 1728-1741

That this is undoubtedly a good Will, if not avoided by the Act of Parliament made in England, Anno 1677 against Frauds, &c. For it clearly appears, the Devisor was C ampas M antis and understood himself well and did willingly and with a full Desire, both cause the same to be written, and did after sign and publish the same. And Whereas there were only two Witnesses, who did, in the Presence of the Testator, subscribe their names as Witnesses, and more Persons being present, who were Witnesses to the same, One of them hath since set his Hand thereto; I think, though it was not discreetly done to do so, yet, being done, it nothing vitiates or makes void the Will.

That this Will made in Virginia of Lands there, is not within the Compass of the Act above said. So as that it should be necessary to have Three 'witnesses subscribing their N ames in the Presence of the Testator, (as that Act requires for Devises of Lands in England) For though I do agree, that an Act of Parliament made iii England doth bind Virginia or any other of the English Plantations where they are expressly named, Yet I do conceive a new Law or Statute made in England, not naming Virginia or any other Plantation, shall not take Efiect in Virginia or the other Plantation, 'ti11 received by the General Assembly or others who have the Legislative Power in Virginia or such other Plantation, and this upon a double Reason.

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Title:The Report, Vol. 2: Of Decisions of the General Court of Virginia, 1728-1741 (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:404 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.83 inPublished:January 4, 2019Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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