breach of promise

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failure to keep a promise (of marriage)

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100 Years Ago Violet Constance Harrocks, Sleaford House, Aston, brought an action for breach of promise of marriage against William George Hinshuffle, Church Street, Tamworth, mineral water manufacturer.
In the bible Judges have a book of their own, like Deuteronomy, only more readable, and in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta Trial By Jury the judge married the plaintiff because he couldn't hang around all day, thus did he resolve an action for breach of promise of marriage.
LAW COMM'N, BREACH OF PROMISE OF MARRIAGE 9 (1969).
The court cannot hear disputes regarding the title to land (including Builders' Liens), the validity of wills, or those 8 arising from malicious prosecution, false imprisonment, defamation, criminal conversion, breach of promise of marriage, or in replevin (which deals with the return of goods).
31 "Damages for Breach of Promise of Marriage," reprinted in The Albany Law Journal 10 (1874): 342-43.