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An Essay on the Nature and Laws of Uses and Trusts. Including a Treatise on Conveyances at Common Law; and Those Deriving Their Effect from the Statute of Uses
J. Jones, Dublin 1792 - Front board detached, evidence the book was in a fire from scorching on the spine and back board (but no aroma) ; some light foxing and toning to text, otherwise decent condition. But with a most interesting provenance - signature in inside board of Robert Nelson and note on ffep "Bought at Chancellor Nelson's by James Semple 1819" According to William and Mary College's website "James Semple, a Judge in the General Court of Virginia from 1809-1834, was appointed professor of law at the College of William & Mary in 1819. Semple had served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1797-1798 and 1801-1809, and would serve again as a member of the legislature from 1822-1823. Semple remained a professor at William & Mary until his death in 1834. " And from a graveyard webiste "Robert Nelson, born at Yorktown, Va., 14th October, 1778; married, April, 1803, Judith Carter, youngest daughter and ninth surviving child of Gov. John Page by his first wife (Frances Burwell). He was called Chancellor Nelson, from having been Chancellor of William and Mary College. He died, 1819, at Williamsburg, James City Co., Va., aged about 40. He was professor of law in William and Mary College, and was also Equity Judge. He was a Presidential Elector in 1813." BUT, according to William and Mary's website, there was no Chancellor between 1799 and 1859! The answer to the mystery was recently supplied by the archivist at William and Mary. "While Robert Nelson was never appointed Chancellor of William and Mary, he was appointed Chancellor of the Williamsburg district of Virginia (the Chancery) upon the death of Samuel Tyler, in 1812. He was both an alumnus and a professor of law, accounting for why he was likely buried in the Wren Chapel Crypt." [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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