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Decisions of the Superior Courts of New South Wales, 1788-1899

JUDGMENTS 1831-1836

1831 (25 cases)

 

Brown v. McLeod 1831: [imprisonment for debt, opposition to - insolvency]

7/6 = 13

 

Campbell v. Milson 1831: [tenancy - deeds, execution of - remedies, choice of - implied contract]

6/8 = 14

 

Cassim v. the Mary Ann 1831: [admiralty - ship's crew - master and servant - ship, discipline on - contract, entire]

9/9 = 18

 

Cokely v. Simpson 1831: [vagrancy - convict rights - convict discipline - convict pass - trespass to the person - false imprisonment - magistrate, action against - supervision of inferior courts - Bushranging Act]

8/9 = 17 (best judgment is the trial charge to jury)

 

Division of the Legal Profession 1831: [legal practitioners, division of profession]

8/10 = 18

 

Dissolution of Trusts Opinion 1831: [schools - education law - trusts, dissolution of - letters patent, binding on crown - land law, trusts]

7/8 = 15 advisory opinion

 

Doe dem. Wentworth; Ainslie v. Collins 1831: [succession, interpretation of will - dower- Wentworth, D'Arcy, will of]

7/8 = 15

 

England v. McQuoid and Murray 1831: [transportation - assault - false imprisonment - convict escape - habeas corpus - convict, proof of conviction - Bushranging Act - Western Australia - Darling, Governor, attitude to Crown law officers (trespass v case) ]

8/8 = 16

 

England v. Sandilands 1831: [assault - false imprisonment - damages, nominal - costs, nominal damages and - Western Australia]

8/7 = 15

 

Hall v. Hely 1831: [taxing of costs - Darling, Governor, attitude to Crown law officers]

7/7 = 14

 

Hogan v. Hely 1831: [assault - false imprisonment - convict indents - Irish political prisoner -convict, proof of conviction - hulk - magistrate, action against]

8/8 = 16

 

Howell v. Payne 1831: [vicarious liability - personal injury, assessment of damages - road accident]

5/8 = 13

 

Jackson v. Hart 1831: [vicarious liability - negligence - trespass to goods - maltreatment of animal - rule of the road - road accident - common carriers]

8/8 = 16

 

Mackay v. McQuoid and Murray 1831: [trespass to the person - false imprisonment -convict, proof of conviction - hulk - convict punishment - Swan River]

8/8 = 16

 

McQuoid v. Lord 1831: [fieri facias, against land - Statute of Frauds - conveyancing - auction, conditions of]

8/8 = 16

 

Mossman v. Warren 1831: [contract, consideration - maltreatment of animals - bailment - negligence - civil procedure, choice of remedies - implied contract - sheep farming]

7/8 = 15

 

Nixon v. Bartley 1831: [land law, conditional crown grant - promissory note, consideration]

8/8 = 16

 

R. v. Aglethorpe 1831: [master and servant - ship, discipline on - ship's crew, absence from duty - supervision of inferior courts]

7/6 = 13

 

R. v. Brown 1831: [maltreatment of animal, crime - indictments, error in]

6/6 = 12

 

R. v. Farrell, Dingle and Woodward 1831: [felony attaint - convict evidence - appeals, Privy Council - appeals, criminal cases - sentencing discretion, disagreement among judges - death recorded - reception of English law - Legge's Reports]

10/10 = 20

(1831) 1 Legge 5

 

R. v. Lucas and England 1831: [murder - Parramatta - indictments, error in - autrefois acquit - criminal procedure]

9/9 = 18

 

R. v. Moore and others 1831: [criminal procedure - indictments, error in - counties - Wollongong]

7/7 = 14

 

R. v. Rielly 1831: [stealing in dwelling house, defendant's house]

6/7 = 13

 

R. v Simms and others 1831: [felony attaint - convict evidence - pardon - approver]

7/9 = 16

 

Smith v. Dower 1831: [mortgage, enforcement of - contracts, interpretation of]

8/8 = 16

 

1832 (27 cases)

 

Belcher v. Deneen 1832: [felony attaint - convict, proof of conviction - convict indent - ticket of leave]

8/8 = 16

 

Bryant v. Kentish 1832: [sale of goods, warranty of soundness - sale of goods, rescission- cheques]

7/8 = 15

 

Doe dem. Harris v. Riley 1832: [ejectment - tenancy - Court of Civil Jurisdiction, legality of - Court of Civil Jurisdiction, jurisdiction of - Crown prerogative to create courts - succession - trusts, abandonment - trustees, replacement of - Burwood - barristers, seniority between - Chancellor, governor functions as - law and equity, separation of]

7/10 = 17

 

Earle v. Nowlan 1832: [seduction - damages, appeal against - reception of English law, bastardy]

7/9 = 16

 

Girard v. Terry 1832: [tenancy - insolvency - reception of English law, bankruptcy]

9/7 = 16

 

Howe v. Underwood and Robinson 1832: [trusts - succession - land law, title - Crown grant, by Governor Macquarie - Howe, George, property of (marriage settlement)]

7/9 = 16

 

 

In re Bunn 1832: [contempt of court - assessors, non attendance by - jurors, non attendance by - trial by jury]

7/6 = 13

 

In re Hart and Terry 1832: [replevin - bail bonds - fieri facias]

6/7 = 13

 

In re Mackay v. David 1832: [succession - salvage - Supreme Court, geographical limitson jurisdiction - Supreme Court, jurisdiction of - New Zealand, Supreme Court jurisdiction over]

6/7 = 13

 

In re Riley 1832: [succession - trusts, permission to sell land - trusts, enforcement by beneficiaries - trusts, beneficiary overseas - Woolloomooloo]

7/8 = 15

 

In re Stone 1832: [habeas corpus - liquor laws - convict, harbouring - supervision of inferior courts - certiorari (criminal procedure, duplicity)]

7/8 = 15

 

Lee v. Macqueen 1832: [foreign attachment - set off - entire contracts rule - master and servant - deed, proof of (evidence, absence of witness)]

8/7 = 15

McLeod v. Moore 1832: [evidence, competence of witness - married women's legal disabilities]

7/8 = 15

 

Moore and Keith v. Macdonald 1832: [insolvency - imprisonment for debt, maintenance -imprisonment for debt, satisfaction of judgment - reception of English law, debt recovery- Supreme Court, Master's insolvency - judgments, when stale - fieri facias]

8/8 = 16

 

Pendray v. Dangar 1832: [taxing of costs - reception of English law - civil procedure, Court of King's Bench - costs, legal]

7/8 = 15

 

Pilcher v. Cory 1832: [tenancy, trespass by landlord - arbitration]

8/8 = 16

 

Portus v. Macqueen 1832: [deeds - agency, power to execute deed - power of attorney -documents, delivery of (discovery?)]

7/7 = 14

 

R. v. Anderson, Davis and others 1832: [piracy - ship's crew - ship, discipline on - convict ship, strike on - strike - mutiny - industrial action - criminal appeals]

3/3 = 6

 

R. v. Boatman or Jackass and Bulleye 1832: [Aboriginal defendant - stealing, sheep -Aborigines, mens rea - Aborigines, legal status - Hunter River - Aborigines, annual conference]

10/10 = 20

 

R. v. Macquoid 1832: [sheriff, liability of  - contempt of court, attachment - laches - fieri facias, land - laches]

7/6 = 13

 

R. v. Mulligan 1832: [forgery and uttering]

7/7 = 14

 

R. v. Sullivan 1832: [burglary - autrefois acquit - criminal procedure - reception of English law, jury - jury, military, whether a jury]

8/8 = 16

 

R. v. West 1832: [trespass to land - intrusion on crown land - land law, title, proof of - land law, Crown grant - specific performance - water, right to - adverse possession, Crown land - Woolloomooloo - Vaucluse - Rushcutters Bay]

7/10 = 17 charge to jury

 

Rapsey v. Singleton 1832: [fieri facias - sheriff, fraud by - taxing of costs - Williams River]

8/8 = 16

 

Shipman v. Allen 1832: [assumpsit - trover - civil procedure - waiver of tort]

6/9 = 15

 

Storey v. Storey 1832: [custody of child - married women's legal disabilities - habeas corpus - bastardy]

7/9 = 16

 

Unwin v. Wood 1832: [insolvency, attorney's costs - costs, legal, and insolvency]

8/7 = 15

 

1833 (23 cases)

 

Attainted Jurors Opinion 1833: [felony attaint, right to sit on jury - pardon - trial by jury - reception of English law, capital punishment - capital punishment, abolition of]

8/10= 18 advisory opinion

 

Attorney General v. Green 1833: [criminal procedure - autrefois acquit - new trial - non suit, cannot apply to Crown]

7/8 = 15

 

Attorney General v. Smyth 1833: [customs duties - appeals, against jury's verdict - new trial - jury, deciders of law or fact]

7/8 = 15

 

Blower v. Larkin 1833: [land law, possessory title - tenancy - Prospect - ejectment - land law, adverse possession - dower]

7/9 = 16

 

Brown, Manager of Australian Company v. Dixon (No. 1) 1833: [warrant of attorney, registration - registration of interests]

7/7 =14

 

Cain v. Bloomfield 1833: [felony attaint  - convict service, assignment of (master's property in work) - work and labour]

7/9 = 16

 

Dennis v. Solomon and others, executors of Colls 1833: [trespass to land - tenancy - distress for rent - Airds - set off]

8/7 = 15

 

Doe dem. Unwin v. Salter 1833: [land law, title - ejectment - conveyancing - land law, Crown grant, by Governor Macquarie]

9/10 = 19

 

Eager v. Levey 1833: [covenant - seal skins - business history - sale of goods, sale by description - damages, assessment of - customs and usages - foreign attachment - damages, expectation]

6/8 = 14

 

Gilroy v. Mannix 1833: [felony attaint - ticket of leave - retrospective legislation - costs, security for]

7/7 = 14

 

Harris v. Riley 1833: [tenancy - statute of limitations - Burwood - Court of Civil Jurisdiction, jurisdiction of - equitable jurisdiction, none in early colony - waiver of tort - mesne profits]

7/9 = 16

 

Loane v. Perry 1833: [land law, title - tenancy - Birchgrove - Balmain]

7/7 = 14

 

Longeville v. Brigstock 1833: [passenger on ship - agency - privity - warranty, implied - contract, breach of - common carrier - damages, assessment of  - damages, for mental distress]

6/8 = 14

 

Macdonald v. Levy 1833: [usury - reception of English law, usury - reception of English law,  attitude of Burton J. - customs and usages - repugnance to English law - Burton J., personal circumstances - Burton J., attitude to New South Wales - Burton J., appointment of - Burton J., attitude to religion]

10/10 = 20

(1833) 1 Legge 39

 

Martin v. Munn 1833: [ejectment - trespass to land - land law, proof of title - permissive occupancy - damages, nominal - new trial - reception of English law, attitude of Burton J. -jury, judges of law or fact - jury, appeal against verdict - land law, Crown grant - land law, squatting - squatters, title against Crown and others]

9/10 = 19

 

R. v. Hall 1833: [contempt of court, attachment - contempt of court, press commentary on jury decision - press laws]

8/8 = 16

 

R. v. Higgins, Fuller, Anderson, Thomas, Belford and Walsh 1833: [mutiny - ship's crew, revolt - piracy - Burton J., attitude to jury - death recorded - ship, discipline on]

7/7 = 14

 

Rowe v. Wilson 1833: [slander, intention of defendant - damages, contemptuous - appeal against damages - damages, assessment of - damages, in hands of jury alone]

5/9 = 14

 

Sempill v. Lethbridge 1833: [nuisance, public - trespass - abatement of nuisance - highway, obstruction of - highway, when public - Maitland]

6/6 = 12

 

Septon v. Cobcroft 1833: [trespass to land - felony attaint - convict indents - convict, proof of conviction - convict rights - married women's legal disabilities, wife of convict - appeals - law reporting]

8/9 = 17

 

Stephen v. Brigstock 1833: [ne exeat regno - replevin - passenger on ship - evidence, witnesses in England - equity, damages not recoverable - damages, unavailable in equity - law and equity, separation of - detinue - trover]

7/8 = 15

 

Tomkins v. Smith (No. 1) 1833: [injunction - warrant of attorney - married women's legal disabilities - debts, specialty - waiver of tort - election between remedies]

6/7 = 13

 

Tunnicliff v. Barrett 1833: [felony attaint, impact on tickets of leave - ticket of leave - convict rights - costs, legal - reception of English law, convict rights - repugnance to English law - judicial notice - convict, proof of conviction]

7/10 = 17

 

1834 ( 30 cases)

 

Campbell v. Riley 1834: [succession - trusts, change in nature of property - trusts, sale of realty]

10/10 = 20

 

Coghlan v. Exhill 1834: [negligence - property damage, by fire]

6/9 = 15

 

Davis v. Crispe 1834: [succession, interpretation of will - married women's legal disabilities, wife of convict - widows, right of quarantine - dower - bigamy - marriage, convicts remarry in New South Wales - felony attaint]

7/9 = 16

 

Division of the Legal Profession 1834: [legal practitioners, division of profession - republicanism - America, legal influence of - Forbes C.J., complaint against - legal practitioners, satire of]

9/10 = 19 satirical commentary too

 

Doe dem. Clark v. Smithers 1834: [ejectment - felony attaint - married women's legal disabilities, wife of convict]

10/10 = 20

Reported as (1834) 1 Supreme Court Reports (appendix) 33

 

Doe dem. Robinson and Hughes v. Nott 1834: [land law, title - succession - permissive occupancy - primogeniture - ejectment - tenancy]

7/8 = 15

 

Ellison v. Kirk 1834: [mortgage, foreclosure - equity of redemption, sale of - fieri facias, equity of redemption in land - fieri facias, land - Supreme Court, merger of equity and common law jurisdictions - reception of English law, land law]

10/9 = 19

 

Ex parte Perkins, in re Dillon 1834: [attorney, lien on costs - costs, legal - discipline of attorneys]

7/8 = 15

 

Ex parte Wilson, Windeyer and Slade 1834: [trial by jury - magistrates, action against - jurors, emancipists as - malfeasance versus misfeasance - administrative law]

7/8 = 15

 

Farringdon v. Elder 1834: [bailment, voluntary (duties of) - agency - bushrangers]

5/8 = 13

 

Girard v. Biddulph 1834: [damages, expectation - steam engine - contract, breach of -damages, appeal against -liquidated damages - quantum meruit - entire contracts rule(remoteness of damage)]

8/10 = 18

 

Goodwin v. Wilson 1834: [magistrates, action against - summary offences - police, powers of]

9/7 = 16

 

In re Maher 1834: [certiorari - habeas corpus - convicts, harbouring - supervision of inferior courts]

7/7 = 14

 

Loane v. Dickson 1834: [concurrent liability, contract and tort - customs and usages - assumpsit]

7/8 = 15

 

McLean v. Blackett 1834: [negligence - animals - inn keeper's liability - bailment (duties) - common carriers]

7/8 = 15

 

McLucas v. Hunt 1834: [market overt - sale of goods, implied title - reception of English law, market overt - sale of goods, market overt - Cowpastures]

7/9 = 16

 

Perkins v. Macdonald and wife, and Jones 1834: [succession - equity procedure]

9/7 = 16

 

Rapsey v. Riley 1834: [equity, those who seek must give - usury - warrant of attorney]

7/7 = 14

 

R. v. Beaumont 1834: [receiving stolen goods - Supreme Court, jurisdiction of]

8/9 = 17

 

R. v. Bridgens 1834: [receiving stolen goods, evidence of - receiving stolen goods, presumption of guilt - Bathurst]

5/7 = 12

 

R. v. Elliot 1834: [Bushranging Act, renewal - repugnance to English law, Bushranging Act - attempted murder of policeman - sentencing discretion - capital punishment]

10/10 = 20 advisory opinion

 

R. v. Hall 1834: [criminal libel - legal practitioners, professional confidence - press freedom - law reporting - jury, deciders of law or fact - criminal procedure, delays (grand jury)]

6/9 = 15

 

R. v. Jackey 1834: [murder - manslaughter - Aboriginal defendant (subjects or not) - Aboriginal land rights - Aboriginal law, recognition of  - Williams River - self-defence - Aboriginal evidence - Cape colony, Aboriginal issues - apartheid]

6/10 = 16

 

R. v. Jenkins and Tattersdale 1834: [murder - separation of powers - criminal procedure- Wardell, murder of - legal practitioners, division of profession - convict escape - approver, evidence by - bushranging - evidence, corroboration - Petersham - Cook's River]

6/8 = 14

 

R. v. McGregor and Maloney 1834: [murder, elements of - provocation - women defendants in crime - jury of matrons - causation in law - Illawarra- jury, doubts about verdict]

6/8 = 14

 

R. v. Steele 1834: [land law, title by prescription - land law, Crown land - land law, origin of titles - land law, Crown the beneficial owner since settlement - land law, colonial customs - Legge's Reports - land law, Crown grants, validity of - land law, Crown grants, informality - terra nullius - Aboriginal land rights - reception of English law - Port Phillip - Aborigines, purchase of lands from - Batman, John - squatting]

10/10 = 20 additional advisory opinion at the end

(1834) 1 Legge 65

 

Smithers v. Hughes 1834: [barter - assumpsit - Statute of Frauds - parol evidence rule - part performance doctrine]

6/9 = 15

 

Stephens v. Stephen 1834: [jury, challenge to - damages, contemptuous - damages, nominal -libel (one newspaper against another) - press freedom - evidence - costs, legal]

7/8 = 15

 

Terry, assignee of the Sheriff v. Hart 1834: [fieri facias, procedure - replevin - Supreme Court, jurisdiction of]

6/9 = 15

 

Thurlow v. Condle 1834: [promissory note, assignment - conversion - chose in action, assignment of - trover, elements of]

9/8 = 17

 

 

1835 (20 cases)

 

Cape v. McIntosh 1835: [false advertising - deceit - auction, false advertising - misrepresentation - Pittwater - reception of English law, deceit - caveat emptor - damages, assessment of, in deceit - estate agent, false advertisement by]

8/9 = 17

 

Chadley v. Wyatt 1835: [architect, commission of - quantum meruit - assumpsit - contract, divisibility of - entire contracts rule - contract, breach of - work and labour - employment, dismissal from - building - new trial - evidence, view - jury, misbehaviour of]

8/9 = 17

 

Crabb v. Booth 1835: [personal injury - road accident - Parramatta - contributory negligence - negligence - common carriers - volenti - vicarious liability - Dowling J., opposed by Sydney Herald - Forbes C.J., opposed by Sydney Herald]

7/9 = 16

 

Dillon v. Terry 1835: [statute of limitations - trusts, delay]

9/9 = 18

 

Doe dem Hunt v. Grimes 1835: [married women's legal disabilities - land law, adverse possession - ejectment - legal practitioners, professional privilege - conveyancing -customs and usages - land law, title - permissive occupancy - Court of  Claims]

6/8 = 14

 

Doe dem. Manning v. Hipkiss 1835: [tenancy - ejectment - equity - relief against forfeiture]

9/8 = 17

 

Doe ex diem Antill v. Hodges 1835: [ejectment - land law, adverse possession - permissive occupancy - succession - trusts - reception of English law, land law - conveyancing - land law, title - married women's legal disabilities]

9/9 = 18

 

Dunbar and others v. Thompson 1835: [arbitration, evidence in  - evidence, by parties to action]

8/8 = 16

 

Ex parte Smith, in re Sheehy 1835: [costs, contingency fees - discipline of attorneys - champerty and maintenance - in forma pauperis - contingent fees - Courts of Requests]

9/9 = 18

 

Kinnerly v. Bigge 1835: [equity procedure - marriage settlement - trusts - married women's legal disabilities - conveyancing]

10/10 = 20

 

Long v. Levy 1835: [tenancy, assignment of right to rent - privity]

7/8 = 15

 

Lucas v. Evans 1835: [bill of exchange - assumpsit, special and common - common money counts]

8/9 = 17

 

Lyons v. Macquoid 1835: [imprisonment for debt, voluntary escape - sheriff's liability - reception of English law (impossibility), liability of sheriff - counties - negligence, development of]

9/9 = 18

 

R. v. Collins 1835: [murder - manslaughter - provocation, cooling of the blood - provocation, cuckold - provocation, sexual jealousy - Murrumbidgee River -squatters' runs, isolation - Female Factory - insanity]

9/9 = 18

 

Salmon v. Leary 1835: [mortgage, covenant to pay - laches]

10/10 = 20

 

Smith v. Kemp 1835: [medical practitioners, recovery of fees - barristers, recovery of fees - reception of English law, recovery of professional fees]

9/10 = 19

 

Stephen v. Brigstock 1835: [bill of exchange, failure of consideration  -  passenger on ship  -  replevin  -  pledge of goods  -  lien on goods]

9/9 = 18

 

Terry v. Macquoid 1835: [replevin - sheriff's liability - negligence]

8/8 = 16

 

Terry v. Moran 1835: [fieri facias, priority - debt recovery, priority of writs - execution of judgments, priority]

9/9 = 18

 

Williams v. Hanson 1835: [felony attaint - ticket of leave]

7/8 = 15

 

1836 (5 cases)

 

Hartwell v. Campbell 1836: [covenant, separate liability clause - contracts, interpretation of - injunction - mortgage, power of sale]

8/8 = 16

 

Opinion on Juries 1836: [trial by jury, emancipists - emancipists, jurors - Sydney Herald, attitude to Forbes C.J. - Forbes C.J., attitude of Sydney Herald towards]

7/10 = 17 This is a series of opinions as to constitutional reform rather than as to their views of law.  Not really an advisory opinion

 

R. v. Hardy 1836: [criminal libel - criminal procedure, necessity for counsel - reception of English law, criminal procedure - barristers, allegation of bias]

7/8 = 15

 

R. v. Maloney 1836: [bigamy - marriage, legality of Catholic - reception of English law, marriage - Newfoundland]

10/10 = 20

(1836) 1 Legge 74

 

R. v. Murrell and Bummaree 1836: [Aboriginal land rights - Aboriginal law, recognition of - Aboriginal defendant - Aborigines, legal status - Aboriginal evidence - Forbes C.J.,Sydney Herald's attitude towards - Sydney Herald, attitude to Forbes C.J. - Forbes C.J., departure and retirement of - emancipists, jurors - jury trial, emancipists on juries - Burton J., ambitions of - Dowling J., appointed Acting Chief Justice - Kinchela J., appointment of- terra nullius]

10/10 = 20

(1836) 1 Legge 72

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