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. 8 & 9 Will. 3, c. 11, §7 (1697): “And be it ... enacted ... That if there be two or
more plaintiffs or defendants, and one or more of them should die, if the cause of
such action shall survive to the surviving plaintiff or plaintiffs, or against the
surviving defendant or defendants, the writ or action shall not be thereby abated;
but such death being suggested upon the record, the action shall proceed at the suit
of the surviving plaintiff or plaintiffs against the surviving defendant or defendants.”