A treatise of common recoveries :
their nature and use. To which is added the case of Page and Hayward, more fully reported than in any other book extant; and also, a case between the late Earl of Derby, and the coheirs of his elder brother. With precedents for amending fines and recoveries; and a complete table to the whole. /
by N. Pigott ...
|Main Creator:||Pigott, Nathaniel, 1661-1737.|
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Dublin : Printed by S. Powell, 1753.
Spine title: Pigot on recoveries.
Pigott, a Roman Catholic, barrister and counsellor at law. He practised as a chamber counsel and conveyancer, acting as trustee for conveyances, furnishing legal opinions, and offering legal business advice. Conveyancing expertise was particularly important in the preservation of Roman Catholic estates, which were vulnerable to claims from potential protestant heirs and from threatened sequestrations by the crown. In his will he left his 'four old Common Place Books', his most vital working resource, to his neighbour John Ward of the Temple. From his three mss of 'analasise of the common and civil law' two legal works were published posthumously in 1739. 'A treatise of common recoveries' and 'New precedents in conveyancing', a composite of precedents from various lawyers in which Pigott himself is the most prominent source. Pigott's texts remained standard authorities for the remainder of the 18th century. - (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography).
Physical description: , 232,  p. ; 21 cm.
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