1819.098: Report on Case of Zane's Devisees against Zane.

Published: 1819

Full Title: Jonathan Zane, complainant, vs. Noah & Daniel Zane, Defts. In Chancery. Upon appeal by the defendants from a decree of the superior court of chancery at Clarksburgh. …

Author: Virginia. Supreme Court of Appeals.

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 24 pgs.; 23 cm.


Case was an appeal by the heirs of Ebenezer Zane to a chancery-court decision that denied their claim to land originally settled by Zane on Wheeling Island in the Ohio River, and which the first Zane later transferred to Jonathan Zane; as complainant, he had brought suit in 1815 to force Zane's heirs to relinquish title to the tract; they appealed when the Clarksburg court found in favor of the complainant/purchaser; the appellate court upheld the original decision on October 25, 1819, leading to publication of this report, probably by Jonathan Zane. Case report is included in vol. 6 of Munford's Reports [p. 406-417] (Virginia Reports, vol. 20). Only known copy was in private hands when recorded by Norona & Shetler; current location unknown; item carried caption title only, and lacked imprint or colophon. Norona & Shetler suggested a Wheeling origin for this title; yet it is just as likely that this item issued from a Richmond press, where reports on the Supreme Court of Appeals were drafted, or from a Clarksburg one, where this case was first heard; hence the indeterminacy reported here.

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