The Arguments and Reports of Sr. Hen. Pollexfen

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by Sir Henry Pollexfen

Pollexfen's Reports, which commence in 1670 and were published in 1702, are concerned almost entirely with property matters, principally the proper mode of making estates and settlements. Of greatest interest is the report of his own argument in the duke of Norfolk's case, in which Pollexfen condemned contingencies, which ‘hang over estates like clouds’ (Arguments and Reports, 250). Lord Chancellor Nottingham's famed rule in this case gave the opposite view. [1]

Bibliographic Information

Author: Sir Henry Pollexfen, (1632-1691)

Title: The Arguments and Reports of Sr. Hen. Pollexfen: ... in Some Special Cases, by Him Argued During the Time of his Practice at the Barr, Together with Divers Decrees in the High Court of Chancery Upon Limitations of Trusts of Terms for Years

Publication Info: London: Printed for R. Smith and John Deeve, 1702.


Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy


  1. Paul D. Halliday, ‘Pollexfen, Sir Henry (c.1632–1691)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 accessed 5 June 2013