In re Duke of Marlborough, Davis v Whitehead: 1894

The Duchess assigned her own separate leasehold property to the Duke absolutely in consideration of her natural love and affection for him. This enabled him to raise money on mortgage. The wife’s evidence was that, subject to the mortgage being repaid, the house was to come back to her.
Held: The equity of redemption belonged to the Duchess: ‘the house was transferred to the Duke for the limited purpose of enabling him to borrow money and that, subject to the mortgage created by him, it was intended that the house should continue to belong to the Duchess.’


Stirling J


[1894] 2 Ch 133


England and Wales

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Updated: 02 May 2022; Ref: scu.384350