Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Rex v Jacob Mendes de Breta

Rex v Jacob Mendes de Breta

The defendant being a Jew had an only daughter who was converted from Judaism and embraced Christianity whereupon the defendant turned her out of his doors and refused to allow her any maintenance. On complaint made to the Quarter Sessions the justices reciting that she was the daughter of the defendant and that he was a man able to maintain her ,made an order founded on the 43 Eliz c 2 7 that the defendant being very rich should allow her 20 pounds a month for her maintenance under the penalty of 20 pounds, but it not being therein alleged that she was poor the Đ¾rder was quashed. In a commentary however upon this case it is said that on her application for relief it was held she was entitled to none. But this case is now provided for by the legislature.

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