Attorney-General v The Ironmongers’ Company: 18 Nov 1834

A testator gave the residue of his estate to trustees, positively forbidding them to diminish the capital thereof, or that the interest and profit arising be applied to any other use or uses than thereinafter directed ; and he proceeded to direct one moiety of the income to be applied to a charitable purpose which failed; and the other moiety to be applied to other specified charitable purposes. Held, upon appeal, that the Court had jurisdiction to apply cypres the income of the moiety devoted to the charitable purpose which failed.


[1834] EngR 1042, (1833-1834) 2 My and K 576, (1834) 39 ER 1064




England and Wales

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Scheme for application of a charity fund left for loans to young freemen of a company and of the interest. . .
See AlsoAttorney-General v The Ironmongers’ Company Betton’s Charity 14-Feb-1840
Bequest of residue to a company, to apply the interest of a moiety ‘unto the redemption of British slaves in Turkey or Barbary,’ one-fourth to charity schools in London and its suburbs; and in consideration of the care and pains of the company, the . .
See AlsoThe Attorney-General v The Ironmongers’ Company 23-Jan-1841
Under a, reference to approve a scheme for the application of charity funds, the Master has no authority to allow, still less to invite, any person to intervene in the inquiry, who is not a party to the cause. If any such person is desirous of . .
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Updated: 02 May 2022; Ref: scu.317718