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Death, Marriage, and Bankruptcy

Proceedings in case of Death after Interlocutory, and before final Judgment.

CXLIf the Plaintiff in any Action happen to die after an Interlocutory Judgment and before a final Judgment obtained therein, the said Action shall not abate by reason thereof, if such Action might be originally prosecuted or maintained by the Executor or Administrator of such Plaintiff; and if the Defendant die after such Interlocutory Judgment and before final Judgment therein obtained, the said Action shall not abate, if such Action might be originally prosecuted or maintained against the Executor or Administrator of such Defendant; and the Plaintiff, or if he be dead after such Interlocutory Judgment, his Executors or Administrators, shall and may have a Writ of Revivor, in the Form contained in the Schedule (A.) to this Act annexed, marked No. 9, or to the like Effect, against the Defendant, if living after such Interlocutory Judgment, or if he be dead, then against his Executors or Administrators, to show Cause why Damages in such Action should not be assessed and recovered by him or them ; and if such Defendant, his Executors or Administrators, shall appear at the Return of such Writ, and not show or allege any Matter sufficient to arrest the final Judgment, or shall make Default, a Writ of Inquiry of Damages shall be thereupon awarded, or the Amount, for which final Judgment is to be signed, shall be referred to One of the Masters, as herein-before provided ; and upon the Return of the Writ, or Delivery of the Order with the Amount indorsed thereon to the Plaintiff, his Executors or Administrators, Judgment final shall be given for the said Plaintiff, his Executors or Administrators, prosecuting such Writ of Revivor, against such Defendant, his Executors or Administrators respectively.