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CHAPTER IV.

GUARDIANSHIP

By the common law of England, as adopted in this country, the father was the natural guardian of the person of his infant child, and a father and, after his death, a mother, had the guardianship for nurture of an infant child up to the age of fourteen years. The father, and after his death the mother, had by parental right the guardianship of the person of the infant child up to the age of twenty-one years as his natural guardian in the wider sense of the term. Under The Infants Act, (Revised Statutes of Ontario, 1914, chapter 153), the father of a child under the age of twenty-one years, whether born at the time of the decease of the father or at the time not born, by deed or by his will, might dispose of the custody and education of the child while he remained under the age of twenty-one years, or for any lesser time, and the person to whom the custody of the child

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