Grantland v. Wright

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First page of the opinion Grantland v. Wight, in [Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia], by William Munford. New York: I. Riley, 1814.

Grantland v. Wight, 16 Va. (2 Munf.) 179 (1811),[1] was a case where the heirs of an estate sued its executor for an official account of the estate and its upkeep.

Background

The Granberry heirs brought this case against the executor of their father’s estate for an account of the estate’s financial situation. While giving his report, the executor stated four exemptions to the estate to which Chancellor Wythe confirmed. The Granberry heirs appealed.

The Court's Decision

The Court of Appeals reversed the exemptions of the report and remanded to the High Court of Chancery for an inquiry to be made according the principles of the appellate judges.

See also

References

  1. William Munford, Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, (New York: I. Riley, 1814), 2:179.