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Author: Cowell, John, 1554-1611.
Title: The institutes of the lawes of England digested into the method of the civill or imperiall institutions : useful for all gentleman who are studious, and desire to understand the customes of this nation / written in Latine by John Cowel ... ; and translated into English, according to act of Parliament, for the benefit of all, by W.G., Esquire.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The institutes of the lawes of England digested into the method of the civill or imperiall institutions : useful for all gentleman who are studious, and desire to understand the customes of this nation / written in Latine by John Cowel ... ; and translated into English, according to act of Parliament, for the benefit of all, by W.G., Esquire.
Cowell, John, 1554-1611., W. G.

London: Printed by Tho. Roycroft for Jo. Ridley ..., 1651.
Alternate titles: Institutiones juris Anglicani. English
Notes:
Translation of: Institutiones juris Anglicani.
Reproduction of original in British Library.
Subject terms:
Law -- England.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A34794.0001.001

Contents
title page
THE PREFACE.
A Table of the generall Heads contained in this Treatise.
THE First Booke of the Insti∣tutes of the Lawes of ENGLAND.
Of Justice and Law.
Of the Law of Nature and Nations, and the Law Civill.
Of the Rights of Persons.
Of Free-born.
Of such as are made free.
In what causes Manumission can∣not be.
Of the taking away the Law which was called, Lex Fusia Caninia.
Of those which are in their owne, and those which are under the power of others.
Of Paternall Jurisdiction.
Of Marriages.
Of Adoptions.
How and by what means Paternall Jurisdiction is dissolved.
Of Wardships.
Who they are that by Testament may appear Guardians.
Of the lawfull Guardian-ship of Kindred.
Of Disfranchisement, or Demi∣nutio capitis.
Of the lawfull Guardianship of Lords or Patrons.
Of the Legall Guardianship of Parents.
Of Fiduciary Guardianships.
Of the Attilian Tutorship which is appointed by the Lex Julia Titia.
Of the Authority of Tutors and Guardians.
By what means Wardships expire.
Of Tutors or Over-seers.
Of the Security which is to be given by Guardians.
Of the excuses of Guardians.
Of Guardians which may fall un¦der Suspition.
THE Second Book of the In∣stitutes of the Lawes of ENGLAND.
Of the division of things and the gaining a Property in things.
Of things Corporeall, and Incor∣poreall.
Of the Services which Inheritan∣ces are bound unto.
Of Uses and Profits.
Of Ʋse and Habitation.
Of Customes and Prescriptions.
Of Gifts.
What persons may alienate, and what not.
By what person wee may make acquisition or gaine to our selves.
Of ordaining last Wills and Testaments.
Of the Military Testament.
Who they are that may make a Will.
Of the Dis-inheriting of Children.
Of the instituting of Heires.
Of the ordinary Substitution.
Of Pupillary Substitution.
How Wills are invalidated.
Of those Wills which were called by the Civilians Testamenta inofficiosa.
Of the Quality and difference of Heirs.
Of Devises.
Of the taking away, or transla∣ting Devises.
Of that Law which the Romans cal∣led Lex Falcidia.
Of those Trustees which the Roman called Fidei Commissarii Hae∣redes & ad sanatusconsul∣tum trebellianum.
Of things left Per fidei com∣missum.
Of Codicills.
THE Third Book of the In∣stitutes of the Lawes of ENGLAND.
Of Inheritances which are con∣veighed from such as dye even Intestate.
Of the legall Succession on the Fathers side.
Of the Tertullian Decree.
Of the Orphitian Decree.
Of the Succession of Cozens by the Mothers side.
Of the degrees of Con∣sanguinity.
Of the Consanguinity of those who are servile.
Of the succession of such as are made free.
Of the assignation of such as are made free.
Of the possession of Goods.
Of acquiring by Adrogation or A∣doption.
Of him to whom Goods are granted for Liberty.
Of Successions which were amongst the Romans by the Sale of Goods according to the Claudian Decree.
Of Obligations.
How an obilgation is contracted by a thing done.
Of obligations by words.
Of the two parties in a Covenant and Promise.
Of the Covenants of Servants
The Division of Covenants.
Of void and unprofitable Covenants.
Of Sureties or Pledges.
Of obilgations by writing.
Of Obligations made by Consent.
Of Bargaine and Sale.
Of Letting and Hiring.
Of Partners or Fellowship
Of Commandements and At∣tornments.
Of Obligations which arise from implyed Contracts.
By what Persons an Obligation is acquired unto us.
By what meanes an Obligation is taken off.
THE Fourth Book of the In∣stitutes of the Lawes of ENGLAND.
Of Obligations arising from Crimes.
Of things taken by force.
Of the Aquilian Law.
Of Trespasses and Injuries
Of Obligations which arise from imputed Crimes.
Of Actions.
What is said to be a Contract made by him who is un∣der the power of another.
Of those Actions which by the Ci∣vill Law lay against the Lord for an Offence or Crime done by his Servants or Cattell.
Whether a foure-footed Beast may be said to commit a Trespasse or not.
Of those by whom we may sue.
Of giving of Pledges or Se∣curities.
Of Perpetuall and Temporall Actions which discend to Heirs and against Heires.
Of Pleas and Exceptions.
Of Replications.
Of Prohibitions.
Of the penalty of those who are rash∣ly Litigious.
Of the Office and Duty of a Judge.
Of publique Judgements.