Agar was a land owner in north London. He objected to the Regent's Canal being built. He refused to sell land which he owned and they needed to the canal company. He fought several court cases against the canal company. He challenged their authority, which was contained in a special Act of Parliament. Eventually the dispute had to be settled by a further Act of Parliament. The dispute caused a lot of delay and cost the canal company a great deal of money. The final settlement involved the canal company in paying Agar a lot of money for his land.
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