Woodward v Gyles

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Judgment Date11 January 1690
Date11 January 1690
CourtHigh Court of Chancery

English Reports Citation: 23 E.R. 686



Cf. collected cases in note to Fox v. Scard, 1863, 33 Beav. 329.

[119] de term. S. hillarii, 1690, in curia cancellaria Case 118.--woodward versus gyles. [Cf. collected cases in note to Fox v. Scard, 1863, 33 Beav. 329.] Die Sabbati, 11 Jan' [1690]. Lords Commissioners Maynard, Keck, and Rawlinson. In a lease for years of land, lessee covenants not to plow pasture land, and if he does, then to pay after the rate of 20s. per ann. for every acre plowed. The court will not grant injunction against the tenant's plowing; for the parties themselves have agreed the damage, and set a price for plowing. Nor will the court relieve the lessee against the penalty, if he plows. Mr. Hellier moved for an injunction to stay waste in plowing. The case was, that the plaintiff let a farm to the defendant at an annual rent, and part of it being pasture land, the defendant covenants amongst other things, not to break up or plow any part of it, and if he did plow any part of it, that he would pay after the rate of twenty shillings per acre per ann. Per Cur. The parties themselves have here agreed the damage, and have set a price for plowing, and therefore will not grant any injunction, and declared if the defendant was plaintiff against paying twenty shillings per acre for plowing, they would not relieve him.(l) (1) Et vide Rolfe v. Peterson, 6 Bro. Parl. Ca...

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