Observations on the Statutes for Registering Deeds With a Collection of Cases Upon the Operation and Intent of Those Statutes. to Which Are Added, Instructions for Carrying Them Into Effect And a Great Variety of Memorial Precedents, Suited to the Regist

John Rigge

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. 1798 Excerpt: ... concurrence. Wednesday, zoth April. A message from the lords by Sir Robert Legard and Mr. Gery. Mr. Speaker.--The Lords have agreed to the amendments made by this House, to the bill intituled An Ad for the public registering os Deeds, &c. F spect, so far as they successfully might. But the penetrating man will readily conceive certain difficulties the proposers might have to combat, in attempting to proceed beyond the limits complained of: the principal of which would be the strenuous opposition of the landed interest to the passing any compulsory law, embracing a greater extent than those now in existence. Expence and a share of inconveniency, however minute, are evidently produced by the establishment of registers and mankind in general, claiming a right to appreciate their own care and discrimination, are too apt to conceive themselves fully competent to avoid error, without the assistance of any extrinsic aid. These considerations, and a disinclination to expose pecuniary difficulties, are ever likely to excite strong discountenance in the majority of landholders to an extension of the registering laws, even upon the principle of those now subsisting which indeed has been instanced in the rejection of many applications to parliament, to create registers in different counties, since the 8th of Geo. II. the statute for the North Riding of Yorkshire, and the last enacted. As the legisiatures, therefore, before whom the statutes in question were passed, knew the impossibility of repelling the objections arising from any necessity to publish individual embarrassments, (which would have been effected by an enforcement of more full explanation respecting the description and and consideration of every deed, a memorial whereof was to be registered, ) they ..