Debtors Act 1820

Link to law: https://legislation.gov.im/cms/images/LEGISLATION/PRINCIPAL/1820/1820-0001/DebtorsAct1820_1.pdf
Published: 2012-09-01

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Debtors Act 1820

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4 No Preference on Execution unless in Hands of Coroner 21 Days previous
to others ............................................................................................................................ 5
Crown Debts etc preferable 5

ENDNOTES 7

TABLE OF LEGISLATION HISTORY 7
TABLE OF RENUMBERED PROVISIONS 7
TABLE OF ENDNOTE REFERENCES 7

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DEBTORS ACT 1820

Received Royal Assent: 20 October 1820
Promulgated: 1 November 1820
Commenced: 1 November 1820
AN ACT
for the better enforcing of Common Judgments and Executions, and
for altering and amending the Law relative to Bail to Actions of Debt or
Damage, and for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in the said Isle.
GENERAL NOTE:
‘So much of this Act as relates to imprisonment for debt where
sufficient property cannot be discovered to satisfy a judgment and execution; to the
remedies of an imprisoned debtor to obtain his discharge and the consequences of his
discharge’ [ss 1 to 3] repealed by the Bankruptcy Code 1892. S 5 repealed by Actions of
Arrest Act 1937 s 2. Ss 7 to 9 repealed by Bankruptcy Act 1872. The whole Act so far as
unrepealed, repealed by Administration of Justice Act 1981 Sch 6, except s 4, which is
set out below.
4 No Preference on Execution unless in Hands of Coroner 21 Days

previous to others

Crown Debts etc preferable

And be it further enacted, That no Priority or Preference of Payment shall be
allowed for or in respect of any Execution or Executions on the sole Ground of
being first executed, unless such Execution or Executions shall have been
granted in a Cause, and shall have been in the Hands of the Coroner or
Lockman to be executed twenty-one Days at least before any other Execution
against the Debtor or Defendant shall have been subsequently placed in the
Hands of the said Coroner or his Lockman to be executed:
Provided that Nothing hereinbefore contained shall extend or be construed to
extend to affect any Debt, Forfeiture, or other Due belonging to the Crown, or
any Debt or Demand having a Preference of Payment by the Law of the
said Isle.1

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ENDNOTES

Table of Legislation History

Legislation Year and No Commencement






Table of Renumbered Provisions

Original Current






Table of Endnote References

1
S 4 amended by Administration of Justice Act 1981 Sch 6.