Digests or summaries of court cases were reported continuously in The New South Wales Weekly Notes from 1884 to 1970 - and subsequently under a different title. This CD contains 3 years of Weekly notes from July 1890 to July 1893
Though a digest or summary of case many are reported in considerable detail.
You will find any case here that may have come before the courts. Some examples:
- probate and claims under wills or cases of intestacy
- restraining injunctions
- right of custody
- divorce - for adultery drunkenness etc
- criminal cases
- a business or institution against an individual
- an individual against a business or institution
... and much more
Any of our forbears could have been involve in many of these cases, either as a plaintiff or defendant - or simply as a witness or a person affected by the outcome. Other family members may be mentioned, sometimes date of birth, marriage and death and other events in a person's life. Some reports are quite brief others run to several pages.
Any one could be a party to any of these cases. A great deal of personal and genealogical information appears. Fill in some details of your families lives with information you may not find anywhere else
The entire text of the 566 pages on this CD is searchable
SUTTOR AND WlFE V. BOULTER
Will, construction of—Bequest to A. " under trust to have the use of this my property for his family and himself for his life," with division of property after death of A. among "his children" —" Family," meaning of.
Mrs. Boulter made her will as follows :—" This is the last will of me, Mary Turner Boulter, of George-street, Sydney, New South Wales. I will under trust to my son Uriah Boulter the whole of my real and personal property. I will to Charles Turner, my nephew, £100 cash. I appoint Mr. John Greer, senior, trustee and guardian, my son Uriah to have the use of this my property for his family and himself for his life, at his death the property to be equally divided amongst his children." The plaintiff, a daughter of the defendant Uriah Boulter, married and left her father's house in 1882, and since then the defendant had refused to allow her anything out of the income of the property. She and her husband now brought a suit, praying that the estate of the testatrix might be administered by the Court, and for an order that the defendant should pay to her such amount as upon inquiry should be found due. The defendant demurred ...[plus another half page report]
REGINA v. REEVES
Elizabeth Hannah was indicted for stealing a purse and certain money, to wit, £86 10s., from the person of Charles Burns. Frank Yates and William Reeves were indicted as being accessories after the fact to the above felony under s. 304 of
the Criminal Law Amendment Act. ...[plus another page and a half report]
MCINTOSH V. MUNICIPALITY OF RYDE & ANOTHER.
Municipalities Act, s. 117—Care and construction of roads—Nuisance—Contributory negligence— Liability of contractor. In an action against a municipality for creating a nuisance upon a road, the only question, under a plea of not guilty, is whether what was done did or did not amount to a 'nuisance, and this must be left to the jury. If the municipality desire to justify -what they did as work necessary in the construction of the road, they must plead not guilty by statute, under s. 117.
This was an action against the municipality of Ryde, and Giuliana, a contractor :—(1) for that the defendants wrongfully deposited and heaped up earth and stones in a public highway, so as to obstruct it, whereby the plaintiff whilst lawfully driving along the said highway drove his horse and carriage against the said earth and stones and overturned the same, whereby the plaintiff and his horse and carriage were injured, &c, and (2) for that the defendants wrongfully suffered certain earth and stones which had been placed by them in heaps on a public highway to remain there during the night without any lights or means to prevent persons from driving against the same, whereby, &c. The defendants pleaded not guilty.
The plaintiff's case was that at half-past eight on a dark and rainy night, he was driving down the Ryde road in a sulky with two other, people. He had one good light, on the off side. That he was driving slowly and carefully at the rate of five miles an hour, and that he ran into some heaps of earth and stones which had been tipped from carts, and left unspread in the middle of the road ...[plus another page and a half report]
Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2004, this title has now been remastered and re-released, and includes better searching capability. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.