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APPENDI X.

RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE JUDICIAL

COMMITTEE.

ORDER IN Council, 31st of March, 1855.

WHEREAS doubts have arisen with reference to the power of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council to suspend or relax, under certain special circumstances, the Regulations in Appeal Causes established by Her Majesty's Order in Council of the 13th of June, 1853; Her Majesty, by and with advice of Her Privy Council, is pleased to order, and it is hereby ordered, That in Appeal Cases, in whicha Petition of Appealto Her Majesty shall have been lodged, and referred by Her Majesty to the Judicial Committee, the said Regulations shall be subject to any order or Direction which, in the opinion of the Lords of the Judicial Committee, the justice of any particular case may seem to require.

C. C. GREVILLE. March SI, 1855.

REPORTS OF CASES

HEARD ANI) DETERMINED

BY THE

JUDICIAL COMMITTEE

AND THE

LORDS OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL,

ON APPEAL FROM THE SUPREME AND SUDDER

DEWANNY COURTS, IN THE EAST INDIES.

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THE Appellant was the mother and, as such, heiress- 11th & 14th at-law and personal representative by the Hindoo law Feb., 1854.

A deed of * Present: Members of the Judicial Committee,—The Right and release in

arrangement Hon. Baron Parke, the Right Hon. Dr. Lushington, the Right the English Hon. T. Pemberton Leigh, and the Right Hon. Sir Edward Ryan. form, between

members of a

Hindoo family in respect of certain joint estate, claimed by a childless Hindoo widow of one of the co-heirs, in her character of heiress and legal personal representative of her deceased husband, declared that she was entitled to the sum therein expressed, as the share of her deceased husband, “ for her sole absolute use and benefit."

Held, (reversing the decree of the Supreme Court at Calcutta,) that those words were not to receive the same interpretation as a Court of Equity in England would put upon them, as creating a separate estate in the widow; but that the deed must be construed with reference to

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