HL Deb 08 July 1856 vol 143 c493

said, that the object of this Bill was to establish an uniform administration of the estates of intestates by abolishing the customs of York and of London, which in the provision for widows and in some other respects differed materially from the disposal of intestate property, under the statute of distributions, and often led to doubts and difficulties, especially the custom of London, extending as it did to all freemen, even honorary ones of the City, or of any of its Companies, though their residence and their property might be ever so remote from it. The Bill had passed the other House without opposition, and he believed was approved of by noble and learned Lords on both sides of this House.

Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the whole House on Thursday next.