Common Law (Declaration of Application) Act

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Common Law (Declaration of (CAP. 92 1
Application)

CHAPTER 92

THE COMMON LAW (DECLARATION OF
APPLICATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections
Section

1. Short title.
2. How far the Common Law of England is in force here,

etc.

COMMON LAW (DECLARATION OF APPLICATION)

(20th June, 1705 .)

AN ACT FOR PREVENTING TEDIOUS AND CHARGEABLE
LAWSUITS, AND FOR DECLARING THE RIGHTS OF
PARTICULAR TENANTS.

WHEREAS Law Suits and Controversies frequently
arise between the Inhabitants of these Islands, principally
occasioned by the different Nature and Circumstances of our
Estates from those in England, whereby it sometimes hath
happened, through the Partiality of some, and Ignorance
of others, that contradictory Judgments have been given in
cases founded on the same Rules and Principles of Law and
Reason; for the redressing of which Mischiefs, and
establishing a constant and certain Uniformity in the Pro-
ceedings of the Courts of the several Islands under this
Government, and for declaring the Rights of particular
Tenants in these Islands.

LAWS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

2 CAP. 92) Common Law (Declaration of
Application)

short title. 1. This Act may be cited as the Common Law
(Declaration of Application) Act.

How far the
Common Law of

2. We your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects,
England is in the Commander in Chief of your Majesty's Leeward Charib-
force here, etc. bee Islands, the General Council, and General Assembly of

the said Islands, now met at Nevis, do humbly pray your
Majesty that it may be declared, and it is hereby declared
by the Authority aforesaid, That the Common Law of
England, as far as it stands unaltered by any written Laws
of these Islands, or some of them, confirmed by Your
Majesty, or some of your Royal Predecessors in Council,
or by some Act or Acts of Parliament of the Kingdom of
England, extending to these Islands, is in force in each of
these your Majesty's Leeward Charibbee Islands, and is the
certain Rule whereby the Rights and Properties of your
Majesty's good Subjects inhabiting these Islands, are and
ought to be determined; and that all Customs or pretended
Customs, or Usages, contradictory thereunto, are illegal, null,
and void.
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