History of the Law of Charity, 1532-1827

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This book covers the period from the Reformation to the end of Lord Eldon's Chancellorship when the modern law of charity had taken a definite shape. Mr Jones shows how the contemporary religious, economic and social pressures moulded the substantive law and illustrates the importance of procedural considerations in defining the limits of legal charity.

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Overview

This book covers the period from the Reformation to the end of Lord Eldon's Chancellorship when the modern law of charity had taken a definite shape. Mr Jones shows how the contemporary religious, economic and social pressures moulded the substantive law and illustrates the importance of procedural considerations in defining the limits of legal charity.

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Part I. The development of the law of charity 1532–1700: 1. Introduction: Charity before the Reformation; 2. The Reformation and the law of charity; 3. The Statutes of Charitable Uses: 39 Elizabeth I c. 6 and 43 Elizabeth I c. 4; 4. The development of the Law of Charity 1545–1700: A definition of charity; 5. The development of the Law of Charity 1545–1700: The privileges of charity; Part II. The development of the Law of Charity 1700–1827: 6. Introduction; 7. The Mortmain Act, 1736; 8. The preamble to the Charitable Uses Act, 1601, and the definition of charity; 9. The influence of the Mortmain Act, 1736, on the definition of charity; 10. The development of the Law of Charity 1700–1827: The privileges of charity; 11. The Enforcement of Charitable Trusts 1700–1827.

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