S. 2. No claim which may be lawfully made at the common law by custom prescription or grant to any way or other easement or to any watercourse or the use of any water to be enjoyed or, derived upon over or from any land or water of our said lord the-king his heirs or successors or being parcel of the duchy of Lancaster or of the duchy of Cornwall or being the property of any ecclesiastical or lay person or body corporate when such way or other matter as herein last before mentioned shall have been actually enjoyed by any person claiming right thereto without interruption for the full period of twenty years shall be defeated or destroyed by showing only that such way or other matter was first enjoyed at any time prior to such period of twenty years but nevertheless such claim may be defeated in any other way by which the same is now liable to be defeated and where such way or other matter as herein last before mentioned shall have-been so enjoyed as aforesaid for the full period of forty years-the right thereto shall be deemed absolute and indefeasible-unless it shall appear that the same was enjoyed by some consent or agreement expressly given or made for that purpose-by deed or writing.

S. 3. When the access and use of light to and for any-dwelling-house workshop or other building shall have been actually enjoyed therewith for the full period of twenty years without interruption the right thereto shall be deemed absolute and indefeasible any local usuage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding unless it shall appear that the same was enjoyed by some consent or agreement expressly made or given for that purpose by deed or writing.

S. 4. Each of the respective periods of years hereinbefore mentioned shall be deemed and taken to be the period next before some suit or action wherein the claim or matter to which such period may relate shall have been or shall be brought into question and no act or other matter shall be deemed to be an interruption within the meaning of this statute unless the same shall have been or shall be submitted to or acquiesced in for one year after the party interrupted shall have had or shall have notice thereof and of the person making or authorising the same to be made.

S. 7. Provided also that the time during which any person otherwise capable of resisting any claim to any of the matters before mentioned shall have been or shall be an infant idiot non compos mentis feme covert or tenant for life or during which any action or suit shall have been pending and which shall have been diligently prosecuted until abated by the death of any party or parties thereto shall be excluded in the computation of the periods hereinbefore mentioned except only in cases where the right or claim is hereby declared to be absolute and indefeasible.

S. 8. Provided always that when any land or water upon over or from which any such way or other convenient watercourse or use of water shall have been or shall be enjoyed or derived hath been or shall be held under or by virtue of any term of life or any term of years exceeding three years from the granting thereof the time of the enjoyment of any such way or other matter as herein last before mentioned during the continuance of such term shall be excluded in the computation of the said period of forty years in case the claim shall within three years next after the end or sooner determination of such term be resisted by any person entitled to any reversion expectant on the determination thereof.

1833. 3 & 4 Will. IV. c. 74. Act for the Aboli-tion of Fines and Recoveries (see p. 33).

1833. 3 & 4 Will. IV. c. 105. Dower Act.

S. 2. "When a husband shall die beneficially entitled to any land for an interest which shall not entitle his widow to dower out of the same at law and such interest whether wholly equitable or partly legal and partly equitable shall be an estate of inheritance in possession or equal to an estate of inheritance in possession (other than an estate in joint tenancy) then his widow shall be entitled in equity to dower out of the same land.

S. 3. When a husband shall have been entitled to a right of entry or action in any land and his widow would be entitled to dower out of the same if he had recovered possession thereof she shall be entitled to dower out of the same although her husband shall not have recovered possession thereof provided that such dower be sued for or obtained within the period during which such right of entry or action might be enforced.

S. 4. No widow shall be entitled to dower out of any land which shall have been absolutely disposed of by her husband in ids lifetime or by his will.

S. 6. A widow shall not be entitled to dower out of any land of her husband when in the deed by which such land was conveyed to him or by any deed executed by him it shall be declared that his widow shall not be entitled to dower out of such land.

S. 8. The right of a widow to dower shall be subject to any conditions restrictions or directions which shall be declared by the will of her husband duly executed as aforesaid.

S. 9. Where a husband shall devise any land out of which his widow would be entitled to a dower if the same were not so devised or any estate or interest therein to or for the benefit of his widow such widow shall not be entitled to dower out of or in land of her said husband, unless a contrary intention shall be declared by his will.

1837. 7 Will. IV. & 1 Vict. c. 26. Wills Act.

S. 9. No Will shall be valid unless it shall be in writing, and executed in manner hereinafter mentioned; (that is to say,) it shall be signed at the Foot or End thereof by the Testator or by some other person in his presence and by his direction; and such signature shall be made or acknowledged by the Testator in the presence of two or more witnesses present at the same time, and such witnesses shall attest and shall subscribe the will in the presence of the testator, but no form of attestation shall be necessary.