Deodand

by Bernadette Weyde | June 30, 2014 12:04 am

The ancient legal penalty of Deodand, well known in England, by which an animal or object causing a death was confiscated and became the king’s property, was enforced in the Isle of Man so late as the end of the 17th century, and probably later still.

In 1694 a bull which killed John Cain, of Lhergy Dhoo, in the parish of German, was forfeited as Deodand to the Lord of the Isle.


(source: artwork Hereford Bull[1] by Hans Droog; text A Second Manx Scrapbook by WW Gill (1932))

Endnotes:
  1. Hereford Bull: http://bit.ly/193JjXz

Source URL: http://asmanxasthehills.com/deodand/