Dublin Daily Express, 10 May 1889

Chancery Division – May 9

(Before the Master of the Rolls)

Corley v Corley

This suit was instituted to administer the personal estate of the late Mary Corley, a hotelkeeper, of Swinford, who died leaving assets to the value of about £10,000, and the case became before the courts on further consideration of the Chief Clerk’s certificate.  The Chief Clerk had disallowed without prejudice payments on account of legacies to the extent of over £5,000 and had found that Timothy Corley was largely indebted to the estate for assets received.

The Master of the Rolls now allowed the payments for legacies that had been disallowed, and ordered the plaintiffs to prove in the bankruptcy of Timothy Corley for any deficiency that might remain and further ordered an inquiry as to a sum of £1,000 alleged to have been released by Patrick J Corley, one of the legatees.

The MacDermot, QC and Mr Charles O’Connor (instructed by Messrs Maxwell and Weldon) were for the plaintiffs.  Messrs Bewley and Weldon were for the assignees of Timothy Corley.  Messrs Kenny QC and Alexander Holmes (instructed by Messrs Hayes and Son) were for the assignees of Patrick J Corley.