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LORD CHANCELLOR'S COURT.—MAUCH 16. EVANS V. FIIOTHERO.—The Lord Chancellor delivered judg- ment in this matter to-day. The arguments were* heard before his lordship on the 14th instant, and occupied nearly the whole of the day. The Solicitor-General and Mr. James appeared for the plaintiff, and for the defendants were Mr. Walker, Q.C., and Mr. Wood, Q.C. The litigation arose out of the following circum- stances ;-Enm Richards died possessed of certain leasehold pro- perty at Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, whereupon his brother, Jenkin Richards, took possession, and continued to hold the same up to the time of his death. After the death of Jenkin Richards, the plaintiff claimed the property as his devisee, and entered into possession accordingly. About this time Thomas Richards, the eldest son of Evan Richards, who had died intestate, returned to Wales, and set up his claim as the heir-at-law of the original owner. An action of ejectment was brought against the plaintiff, and a ver- dict was found for the plaintiff. Thomas Richards afterwards sold his interest in the premises to Mr. Prothero, who, having had the letters of administration properly stamped, brought an action against the plaintiff, calling upon him to show his right to occupy the property. This document was rejected by the learned judge, as being inadmissible in evidence. The jury found a verdict for the plaintiff. The defendant was still determined to contest his Tight, and the plaintiff filed his bill in Chancery, praying that the de- fendant might be restrained from bringing further actions against him; whereupon the Vice Chancellor Wigram sant down two issues, to be tried at the Glamorganshire Assizes, held at Cardiff, in July, 18-18, before Mr. Justice Wightman. The jury again found a verdict for the plaintiff. The defendants sought to obtain a new trial; but the Vice-Chancellor Wigram refused, and ordered the costs to be paid by defendants. The defendants then appealed to the Lord Chancellor, and his lordship, having attentively listened to the arguments, and having gone through the whole of the evi- dence adduced upon the trials, said that the Court could not exer- cise its judgment without having the facts better ascertained and, being of opinion that further inquiry was necessary, directed that the Vice-Chancellor's order should be discharged, and a new trial granted. Attorneys for the plaintiff, Messrs" Perkins and James, Merthyr Tydfil; for the defendants, Mr. T. G. Phillpotts, Merthyr Tydfil.

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