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Re Friedlander, 1883

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Re Friedlander

Supreme Court, Victoria
Molesworth J., 26 November 1883
Source: The Argus (Melbourne, Australia), 27 November 1883

 

NEW COURT-HOUSE, MONDAY, NOV. 26.

SITTINGS IN EQUITY.

(Before His Honour Mr. Justice Molesworth.)

RE: PINCUS FRIEDLANDER.

In this case Mr. Goldsmith had applied for administration, with an exemplification of the will annexed, of one Pincus Friedlander, to be granted to attorneys under power of Jacob Phillips and Phillip Cohen, resident in England.  Friedlander had died in China in 1882, and administration, will the will annexed, was granted in 1883 by the Consular Court at Tientsin, in China, to an attorney under power of the executors.  Administration was now also sought here so as to give title to some land in Victoria.

His Honour said, - A person named Pincus Friedlander appears to have died at Tientsin in China on July 13, 1882.  I have no evidence that he was a British subject, or was ever in Victoria. ... I am cautious as to the regularity of such applications, for an order of mine as sought, until revoked, would be conclusive as to the validity of the will.  I refuse the application.

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