HAYFRON
V.
EGYIR

(1985) JELR 65405 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  24 Jun 1985 ·  Ghana
CORAM
APALOO CJ ,EDWARD WIREDU JA,OSEI-HWERE JA
Core Terms Beta
land
respondent
appellant
evidence
acts of ownership
lands department
methodist mission
disputed land
facts of this case
learned judge
appellant’s father
appellant’s mother
kwabena kaah
learned trial judge
oral grant
vegetable garden
alleged grant of a permission
appellant’s claim
better right
bosom of the respondent
copies of both documents
daughter of the late peter awoonor renner
deed of indenture
different story
evidence of her long undisturbed possession
evidence of the appellant
evidence shows
father’s knowledge
gift of a portion of the land
grant of the land
hearing of the suit
honest historical stories
identical land
knowledge of its ownership of the disputed land
known remedies
kweku azariah
little doubt
long possession
mr dawson
mrs mercer
new evidence
official records of the lands department
only evidence
piece of land
respondent’s claim
root of title
said vroom
senior member of the respondent
statutory declaration of mrs mercer
traditional history of the land

APALOO CJ.: The appellant, who was born in or about 1908, lives in Sekondi. She is the daughter of the late Peter Awoonor Renner who died in 1938. The deceased was a barrister. The appellant is, in a sense, fortunate to have been the daughter of a lawyer. This is because she was able to meet the case raised against her by written records dating back to 1900. Her father’s knowledge of conveyancing stood her in goodstead.

The evidence placed before the judge below, shows that on 17 August 1900 one Kuow Djonfia, head chief of Dutch Sekondi, sold and conveyed to one Hendrick Vroom a piece of land measuring 600 feet by 200 feet in Sekondi. The land was fully described in a deed of indenture which was executed to evidence the sale. On 22 February 1910 the said Vroom, for his part, sold and conveyed the identical land to the appellant’s father for the consideration named in the deed. These two deeds of indenture were duly stamped and registered in the Lands Department. Copies of both document…

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