Documents pertain to a case filed by widow (Riddiford), married woman (Arkwright) and married woman (Bunny) against farmer (Lysaght) regarding lease on a property by the plaintiffs to the defendant. The plaintiffs claim the defendant breached the lease agreement, by not maintaining good order of the property, including repair of a bridge which eventually had to be destroyed and permitting gorse to grow on the land.
Documents include:
1. Warrant to sue
2. Writ of summons and statement of claim
3. Warrant to defend
4. Statement of defence
5. Order for discovery
6. Praecipe for subpoenas of Griffith William Arthuir Williams of Mere Mere (farmer and A.E. Crowley of Hawera (carrier)
7. Praecipe for subpoenas of Joseph Mathias of Ararata (farmer), Samuel Gale Larcom of Hawera (farmer) and Andrew Gale Larcom of Ararata (farmer)
8. Praecipe to set down the case for hearing before a judge alone
9. Affidavit as to documents
10. Praecipe for setting down action as remanet
11. Praecipe to seal subpoena
12. Praecipe to seal subpoena
13. Praecipe to seal subpoena
14. Amended statement of defence
15. Judgement of Skerrett C.J.
16. Various documents relating to the case including titles, plans and agreements
Chief Justice, Sir Charles J. Skerrett, ruled in favour of the plaintiffs.
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