Thomas Mason was the unsuccessful appellant in the Privy Council case of Mason-v-Attorney-General of Jamaica, 1843. In January 1828 he had obtained Letters of Preference in respect of the property of Southampton Penn and entered into possession of the property for the purpose of escheating the same until sold pursuant to an order made in Wright-v-Wright (a suit involving claims under the will of Robert Benstead Wright). The property was sold in June 1837. The Attorney-General subsequently obtained an order for an account to be rendered by Mason in respect of the rents and profits of the property during the period he was in possession, and it was against this that Mason appealed to the Privy Council.
Reports of Cases heard and determined by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (reported by E.F.Moore), Vol IV, 1841-45, pp.228-238.
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