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Winkle v. Bailey and Others

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A lunatic detained in the Lancaster Moor Asvlum, who had been in the Wilmington Workhouse, and had been removed to the Asylum under an order of the Chairman of the Guardians, was found by the relieving officer to be entitled to a sum of money, amounting to about £225, £165 of which was in the hands of trustees. The guardians thereupon obtained from the justices a summons against the trustees, under Section 299 of the Lunacy Act, and on this summons an order was made by two justices to seize the sum in the possession of the trustees. The trustees refused to deliver the money on the ground that the Master in Lunacy had made an order appointing the Official Solicitor receiver of the personal property of the lunatic. The order also directed the receiver to pay the money already due for the maintenance of the lunatic, and whatever should become due while she remained in the Asylum. In spite of this notice the guardians endeavoured to levy the sum from the trustees by distress and sale of their goods. The Official Solicitor, as next friend of the lunatic, then applied for an injunction to restrain the proceedings of the guardians.

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