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PROCEEDINGS STAYED IN LIMERICK ESTATE CASE

Yesterday, proceedings in the Chancery Division, presided over by Mr Justice Burton, saw significant developments in the case of Blewitt, deceased, Blewitt v. Blewitt. Mr Ml. K-C., instructed by Mr Roger Fox, represented the plaintiff, John Blewitt, of Kilmallock, Co. Limerick.

The application sought an order for the administration of the estate of John Blewitt, late of Ballyana, Sheervis Cross, Co. Limerick, who passed away on May 22nd, 1901, leaving behind a widow and several children, including the plaintiff and Dr James Blewitt.

The plaintiff alleged that the widow had not properly distributed the estate among the rightful beneficiaries. In response, the widow asserted in her defence that significant sums of money were owed to Dr James Blewitt for family upkeep and settling estate debts. She argued that estate administration was currently unnecessary and would be costly.

Originally scheduled for a hearing a fortnight ago, the case was adjourned to allow the parties time to negotiate a settlement. Having convened, the parties reached an agreement wherein the plaintiff agreed to accept £257 10s and the costs of the action as satisfaction of his claim against the estate. Consequently, the action was stayed.

Mr Patrick Lynch, K.C., instructed by Mr Jn. J. Power, appeared for the defendant, while Mr Jellett, K.C., instructed by Mr Maguire of Belfast, represented Dr James Blewitt.

The stay of proceedings marks a temporary halt in the legal action, providing an opportunity for both parties to resolve the matter amicably. The agreement reached reflects a compromise that acknowledges the complexities of estate administration and seeks a fair resolution for all involved.

Further updates on the case are anticipated as negotiations continue, underscoring the importance of constructive dialogue and cooperation in matters of estate distribution and inheritance disputes.

Dublin Daily Express – Tuesday 24 November 1914

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