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}}Richard Burn (1709–1785) attended Queen's College, Oxford, and became a justice of the peace for Westmoreland and Cumberland counties.<ref>Norma Landau, [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/4043 "Burn, Richard (1709–1785)"] in ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'' (Oxford University Press, 2004- ), accessed June 7, 2013.</ref> A clergyman of the Church of England, Burn was appointed Chancellor of the diocese of Carlisle in 1762, a post he held until his death twenty years later.<ref>Ibid.</ref> Burn wrote several authorities on legal topics, the most famous being ''Justice of the Peace'', which became the standard in its field, passing through fifteen editions in Burn's lifetime.<ref>William Holdsworth, ''A History of English Law'' (London: Methuen & Co., Sweet and Maxwell, 1938), 12:333.</ref><br />
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}}[[wikipedia:Richard Burn|Richard Burn]] (1709 &ndash; 1785) attended [[wikipedia:Queen's College, Oxford|Queen's College, Oxford]], and later became a [[wikipedia:Justice of the peace|justice of the peace]] for Westmoreland and Cumberland counties.<ref>Norma Landau, "[http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/4043 Burn, Richard (1709–1785)]" in ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'' (Oxford University Press, 2004- ), accessed June 7, 2013.</ref> A clergyman of the Church of England, Burn was appointed Chancellor of the diocese of Carlisle in 1762, a post he held until his death.<ref>Ibid.</ref> Burn wrote several books on legal topics. His ''Justice of the Peace'' became the standard in its field, passing through fifteen editions in Burn's lifetime.<ref>William Holdsworth, ''A History of English Law'' (London: Methuen & Co., Sweet and Maxwell, 1938), 12:333.</ref>
In ''Ecclesiastical Law'', Burns attempted to categorize and explain elements of ecclesiastical law that had been previously muddy and undefined.<ref>''Encyclopædia Britannica'', s.v. [http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_Encyclopædia_Britannica/Burn,_Richard "Burn, Richard"] (University of Cambridge, 1911) , accessed October 2, 2013.</ref> Of equal merit and nearly as popular as Burn's justice of the peace manual, this work separated the laws into clearly defined issues and offered the law as it applied to each issue, instead of merely listing all of the ecclesiastical laws of the time.<ref>Richard Burn, ''The Ecclesiastical Law'' (London: S. Sweet; R. Stevens; & G.S. Norton Law Booksellers and Publishers, 1842), .</ref> "In the preface the author gives a sketch of the history of the civil and canon law, and short accounts of the position of the ecclesiastical law in England after the Restoration, of the common and statute law, and of that part aof the jurisdiction of the court of Chancery which was exercised by it concurrently with the ecclesiastical courts."<ref>Holdsworth, ''A History of English Law'', 612.</ref> The ninth and final edition of ''Ecclesiastical Law'' was published in 1842.
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In ''Ecclesiastical Law'', Burns attempted to categorize and explain elements of ecclesiastical law that had been previously muddy and undefined.<ref>''Encyclopædia Britannica'', s.v. "[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_Encyclopædia_Britannica/Burn,_Richard Burn, Richard]" (University of Cambridge, 1911), accessed October 2, 2013.</ref> It was of equal merit and nearly as popular as his ''Justice of the Peace''. "In the preface the author gives a sketch of the history of the civil and canon law, and short accounts of the position of the ecclesiastical law in England after the Restoration, of the common and statute law, and of that part of the jurisdiction of the [[wikipedia:Court of Chancery|Court of Chancery]] which was exercised by it concurrently with the ecclesiastical courts."<ref>Holdsworth, ''A History of English Law'', 612.</ref> The ninth and final edition of ''Ecclesiastical Law'' was published in 1842.
  
 
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View this book in [https://catalog.swem.wm.edu/law/Record/3473589 William & Mary's online catalog.]
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*[http://lawlibrary.wm.edu/wythepedia/library/BurnEcclesiasticalLaw1781Vol1.pdf Volume I]
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*[http://lawlibrary.wm.edu/wythepedia/library/BurnEcclesiasticalLaw1781Vol2.pdf Volume II]
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*[http://lawlibrary.wm.edu/wythepedia/library/BurnEcclesiasticalLaw1781Vol3.pdf Volume III]
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Latest revision as of 11:38, 27 October 2021

by Richard Burn

Ecclesiastical Law
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Title page from Ecclesiastical Law, volume one, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary.

Author Richard Burn
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Published London: Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, Law-Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty for T. Cadell, in the Strand
Date 1781
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Richard Burn (1709 – 1785) attended Queen's College, Oxford, and later became a justice of the peace for Westmoreland and Cumberland counties.[1] A clergyman of the Church of England, Burn was appointed Chancellor of the diocese of Carlisle in 1762, a post he held until his death.[2] Burn wrote several books on legal topics. His Justice of the Peace became the standard in its field, passing through fifteen editions in Burn's lifetime.[3]

In Ecclesiastical Law, Burns attempted to categorize and explain elements of ecclesiastical law that had been previously muddy and undefined.[4] It was of equal merit and nearly as popular as his Justice of the Peace. "In the preface the author gives a sketch of the history of the civil and canon law, and short accounts of the position of the ecclesiastical law in England after the Restoration, of the common and statute law, and of that part of the jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery which was exercised by it concurrently with the ecclesiastical courts."[5] The ninth and final edition of Ecclesiastical Law was published in 1842.

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Bennie Brown included the fourth edition (1781) of Ecclesiastical Law in his bibliography[6] based on a notation in Thomas Jefferson's manuscript library catalog (1770-1812). Jefferson listed "Burn's Ecclesiastical law. 4.v. 8vo. 4th G. Wythe," the name of Wythe being inscribed in pencil. Whether the copy came from Wythe or was loaned to Wythe is unknown. The Wolf Law Library followed Brown's suggestion and purchased a copy of the fourth edition.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in contemporary calf with tooled edges and banded spines.

Images of the library's copy of this book are available on Flickr. View the record for this book in William & Mary's online catalog.

Full text

See also

References

  1. Norma Landau, "Burn, Richard (1709–1785)" in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004- ), accessed June 7, 2013.
  2. Ibid.
  3. William Holdsworth, A History of English Law (London: Methuen & Co., Sweet and Maxwell, 1938), 12:333.
  4. Encyclopædia Britannica, s.v. "Burn, Richard" (University of Cambridge, 1911), accessed October 2, 2013.
  5. Holdsworth, A History of English Law, 612.
  6. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433