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CASH IN CHANCERY.

''Costs" oh ths Grab. Most Australasians have heard of "an. estate m Chancery," but Australasia is a quicker country than j this, so fe^ of its residents actually know i what "Chancery" means, to 1 the unfortunate .wretch ' whose assets 1 get into that court's tenacious j clutch. A case which has just come. Ito light drives some idea. : Fiftyfive years ago a Didsbury (England) resident died, and left a per- | plexing will, which threw the estate ■ into Chancery. The heir was an in- ' font named Nelson Massey Burgess, ; twelve months old at the time, the inheriten.ee was left to him. Years rolled on m their course, as they ha^e an unpleasant habit of doing, but very little came out of the estate m Chnncery (except plenty of accounts) till a few months ' ago, 1 when a cheque of nearly a thousand pounds actually did materialise after nearly 55 years' .litigation, and that sum one of the "costs" m the oase. one Thomas Syms.. is now committed for trial 'on a charge of <?m- - i no-. .Embezzling the Yirst-fru'its of an estate that it has taken n ri Knglish law. court over half a . cen- ; | tury to disgorge ! The heir, you say, ' what of him ? Oh. he died m a ; British workhouse four years ago. .Someone In the Wairarapa Is, according- to local report, able tb divine oil as well as water. If he lived m Iviasterton and could divine a brewery I he'd be a Cod-send.

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CASH IN CHANCERY., NZ Truth, Issue 346, 10 February 1912

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CASH IN CHANCERY. NZ Truth, Issue 346, 10 February 1912

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