Lord Mansfield by Edmund Heward

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Published by B. Rose in Chichester, Eng .

Written in English

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  • Great Britain

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  • Mansfield, William Murray, 1st Earl of, 1705-1793,
  • Judges -- Great Britain -- Biography

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Statementby Edmund Heward.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKD621.M3 H48
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Pagination198 p., [1] leaf of plates :
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4218829M
ISBN 100859921638
LC Control Number80498508

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Poser (law, emeritus, Brooklyn Law Sch.) has written the first modern biography of William Murray, Lord Mansfield (–93), who served as solicitor general of England before the American Revolution and later rose to become chief justice.

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Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: History. The titles Earl of Mansfield in the County of Nottingham and Earl of Mansfield in the County of Middlesex were created in andrespectively, for the Scottish lawyer and judge William Murray, 1st Baron Mansfield, fourth son of David Murray, 5th Viscount of Stormont (see Viscount of Stormont for the earlier history of the family).

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William Murray, Earl of Mansfield was buried in the north transept of Westminster Abbey on 28th March He was born on 2nd March at Scone Abbey (later Palace) in Perth, Scotland. He was a son of David Murray (d) and his wife Margery (Scott) and was educated in Perth before moving to Occupation: Statesman,Lawyer,Abolitionist.

The extent to which Lord Mansfield’s rare position as legal guardian over Dido Belle affected his judgment is debated.

Daughter of his cousin, a naval captain, and a free black woman, Dido was brought to England and openly taken into Lord Mansfield’s care. About half of the trial notes kept by Lord Mansfield of jury trials he conducted at Westminster Hall, the Guildhall of the City of London, and on assize were discovered in See Hewart, Edmund, Lord Mansfield (London, ), by:   Mansfield’s career fitted very closely the trajectory described in Daniel Duman’s book The Judicial Bench in England that I reviewed here.

He attended Westminster school as did many other office-holders at the highest levels, went to Christ Church Oxford (which further fuelled the accusations about his Jacobitism, as it was seen. Lord Mansfield was a towering figure in English law and this book does him and his life's work justice.

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In the area of bills of exchange (drafts), promissory notes, and the then still novel bank check, Mansfield, following standard international practice, shaped the law in sweeping judgments, each typically canvassing the whole relevant situation and its reasons. But Mansfield also established a new area of jurisprudence.

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Lord Campbell, in his “Life of Mansfield,” reviewing the celebrated criminal libel trials of this time, says, “For half a century longer the maxim prevailed, ‘The greater the truth, the greater the libel,’ until the passage of Campbell’s Libel Bill,permitting the truth to be given in evidence, and referring it to the jury to decide whether the defendant was actuated by.

Mansfield acted as speaker of the House of Lords in the interval between the death of Charles Yorke (20 January ) and the creation of Lord-chancellor Bathurst. He defeated Lord Chatham's attempt to involve the lords in the struggle between Wilkes and the House of Commons (May ), and carried a measure (10 Geo.

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The present book seeks to supply the omission. It is offered as an essay in judicial technique, as an experiment in legal biography.

A catalogue of Lord Mansfield's work would fatigue the attention; but it is impossible to estimate his qualities and achievements without the frequent citation of his judgments. Lord Chief-Justice Mansfield: In the House of Lords, May 9, 16 Parl.

Hist., – Lord Campbell’s Chief Justices, ii. 3 What bloodshed and confusion have been occasioned from the reign of Henry IV., when the first penal statutes were enacted, down to the revolution in this kingdom, by laws made to force conscience.

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Austen repeatedly emphasises the claims of innate merit and talent over social position and inherited wealth. Somerset: Lord Mansfield and the Legitimacy of Slavery in the Anglo-American World* William M.

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