Summary of the Law of Intestate Succession in Scotland: With a Brief Outline of the Law of Intestate Succession in England; Comprehending Tables Showing, in Parallel Columns, the Modes in which Personal Estate is Divisible Under an Intestacy in Both Kingdoms; as Also an Epitome of the Law in Relation to the Imposition, Collection, and Settlement of the Legacy and Succession Duties, with the Barious Forms Applicable to the Settlement of These Duties, to the Administration of Personal Estates by Executors-dative, and to the Service of Heirs to Heritable Estates, Having Appended the Relative Statutes, Annotated with Reference to the Text, Book 120

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Bell & Bradfute, 1884 - Inheritance and succession - 525 pages

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Page 274 - The lineal descendants, in infinitum, of any person deceased shall represent their ancestor ; that is, shall stand in the same place as the person himself would have done had he been living.
Page 313 - Act, to any other person, in possession or expectancy, shall be deemed to have conferred or to confer on the person entitled by reason of any such disposition or devolution a
Page 359 - ... had not been decreed, in respect of any debts, contracts, or acts of the wife incurred, entered into, or done between the times of the sentence of separation and of the reversal thereof.
Page 399 - A married woman shall be capable of entering into and rendering herself liable in respect of and to the extent of her separate property on any contract, and of suing and being sued, either in contract or in tort, or otherwise, in all respects as if she were a feme sole...
Page 359 - The court may, if it shall think fit, on any such decree, order that the husband shall to the satisfaction of the court secure to the wife such gross sum of money, or such annual sum of money for any term not exceeding her own life, as, having regard to her fortune (if any), to the ability of the husband and to the conduct of the parties...
Page 403 - ... funds, or shares of either party are standing, may apply by summons or otherwise in a summary way to any judge of the High Court of Justice...
Page 313 - ... and every devolution by law of any beneficial interest in property, or the income thereof, upon the death of any person dying after the...
Page 437 - ... and in any such action the defendant may plead the general issue, and give this Act and the special matter in evidence at any trial to be had thereupon...
Page 376 - ... of dividend, bonus, or otherwise out of the revenue of trading or other public companies, divisible between all or any of the members of such respective companies, whether such payments shall be usually made or declared at any fixed times or otherwise ; and all such divisible revenue shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to have accrued by equal daily increment during and within the period for or in respect of which the payment of the same revenue shall be declared or expressed to be...
Page 400 - Act shall be allotted to or placed, registered, or transferred in or into or made to stand in the sole name of any married woman shall be deemed, unless and until the contrary be shown, to be her separate property, in respect of which so far as any liability may be incident thereto her separate estate shall alone be liable, whether the same shall be so expressed in the document whereby her title to the same is created or certified, or in the books or register wherein her title is entered or recorded,...