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TRIALS, continued.

Of the infamous colonel Charteris, for the rape of Ann Bond

February 25, 17:30
Of captain Porteous, at Edinburgh, for murder (see Porteous)

July 6, 1736 of the celebrated Jenny Diver, for felony, executed

March 18, 1740 Of William Duell, executed for murder at Tyburn, but who came to life when about undergoing dissection at Surgeons' Hall

November 24, 1740 Of lords Kilmarnock and Balmerino, for high treason

July 23, 1746 Of Mary Hamilton, for marrying with her own sex, 14 wives

October 7, 174 Of lord Lovat, 80 years of age, for high treason; beheaded

March 9, 1747 Of Freney, the celebrated Irish robber, who surrendered himself

July 9, 1749 of Amy Hutchinson, burnt at Ely, for the murder of her husband

November 3, 1750 Of Miss Blandy, for the murder of her father; hanged

March 3, 1752 Of Ann Williams, for the murder of her husband; burnt alive

April 11, 1753 Of Eugene Aram, for murder at York; executed

August 13, 1739 Of the earl Ferrers, for the murder of his steward; executed

April 16, 176) Of Mr, Mac Naughten, at Strabane, for the murder of Miss Knox

December 8, 1791 Of Ann Bedingfield, for the murder of her husband; burnt alive

April 6, 1763 Of Mr. Wilkes, the celebrated alderman of London, for an obscene poem, called an “Essay on Woman"

February 21, 1764 of the murderers of captain Glass, his wife, daughter, mate, and passengers, on board the ship Earl of Sandwich, at sea

March 3, 1765 Of the celebrated Elizabeth Brownrigg, for the murder of one of her apprentices, a female ; hanged

September 12, 1767 Of lord Baltimore, the notorious libertine, and his female accomplices, for rape, March 28, 170 Of the great cause between the families of Hamilton and Douglas

February 27, 1709 Of the great Valentia cause in the house of peers, in Ireland

March 18, 1772 Of the cause of Somerset the slave, establishing the great point of freedom to slaves upon British ground ; judgment given, after a long trial (see Somerset the Black) · June 29, 1772

“ Slaves cannot breathe in England;

They touch our country, and their shackles fall."
or Mrs. Herring, at Dublin, for the murder of her husband; burnt in St. Stephen's
Green, in that city

October 24, 1773
Of the two brothers, Messrs. Perreau, bankers and wine merchants, for forgery; hanged
(see Forgery)

January 17, 1776 of the duchess of Kingston, for marrying two husbands; guilty (see Kingston, Duchess of, her Trial,

April 15, 1776 Of Dr. Dodd, for forging a bond of 42001., in the name of the earl of Chesterfield; found guilty, February 22 (see Forgery); executed

June 27, 1777 of admiral Keppel, by court martial; honourably acquitted

February 11, 1779 Of Mr. Hackman, for the murder of Miss Reay, when coming out of the theatre royal, Covent-garden

April 16, 1779 Of lord George Gordon, on a charge of high treason ; acquitted

February 5, 1781 Of Mr. Woodfall, the celebrated printer, for a libel on lord Loughborough, afterwards lord chancellor

November 10, 1795 of lord George Gordon, for a libel on the queen of France ; guilty January 28, 1788 Of Mr. Warren Hastings; a trial which lasted seven years and three months (see Hast. ings, Trial on), commenced

February 13, 1783 Of the proprietors of The Times London newspaper, for a libel on the prince of Wales; guilty

February 3, 1790 of Renwick Williams, called the Monster, for stabbing women in the streets of London (see Monster)

· July 8, 1730 of the celebrated Barrington, the pickpocket, the most extraordinary adept in his art;

September 22, 1790 Of Thomas Paine, the celebrated political writer and Deist, for his libels in the Rights

of Man : guilty

Deoember 18, 1792 of Louis XVI. of France; began December 11, 1792; condemned January 20; and beheaded (see France)

January 21, 1793 or the queen of Franco, Marie Antoinette, consort of Louis XVI. ; guillotined . Oct. 16, 1793 Of Archibald Hamilton Rowan, for libel ; sentenced to two years' imprisonment, and a fine of 5001.

January 29, 1734 of madame Elizabeth of France, sister to the king, Louis XVI; beheaded

May 10, 1794 of Mr. Purefoy, arraigned for the murder of colonel Roper, in a very memorable duel; acquitted

August 14, 1794 Of Mr. Robert Watt, and Downie, at Edinburgh, for treason

September 3, 1794 Of Messrs. Hardy, Horne Tooke, Thelwall, and Joyce, for high treason; acquitted (see Hardy, and also Thelwall,

October 29, 1794 Of the carl of Abingdon, for his libel on Mr. Serman ; guilty

December 6, 1794

TRIALS, continued.
of the celebrated major Semple, alias Lisle, for felony

February 18, 1795
of the rev. William Jackson, on a charge of high treason, in Dublin ; he soon after died
in prison

April 24, 1795 Of Mr. Redhead Yorke, at York, for a seditious libel

November 27, 1795 Of lord Westmeath v. Bradshaw, for crim. con. ; damages, 10,0001.

March 4, 1790 Of lord Valentia v. Mr. Gawler, for adultery ; damages 20001.

June 16, 1796 Of Daniel Isaac Eaton, for libels on kingly government; guilty

July 8, 1796
Of sir Godfrey Webster v. lord Holland, for adultery ; 60001.

February 27, 1797
Of Parker, the mutineer at the Nore, called admiral Parker (see Mutinies in the British

June 27, 1797
Of Boddington v. Boddington, for crim. con.; damages 10,0001.

September 5, 1797 Of William Orr, at Carrickfergus, for high treason ; executed

October 12, 1797 Of Mrs. Phepoe, alias Benson, the celebrated murderess

December 9, 1797 Of the murderers of colonel St. George and Mr. Uniacke, at Cork

April 15, 1798 of the celebrated Arthur O'Connor, the barrister, and O'Coigley, at Maidstone, for treason; the latter hanged

May 21, 1798 Of sir Edward Crosbie and others, for high treason ; hanged

Junel, 1798 Of Beauchamp Bagenal Harvey, at Wexford, for high treason

June 21, 1798 Of the two Messrs. Sheares, at Dublin, for high treason; executed

July 12, 1798 Of Theobald Woulffe Tone, by court martial (he died on the 18th)

November 10, 1798 Of lord Thanet, for his conduct at Arthur O'Connor's trial

June 10, 1799 Of sir Harry Browne Hayes, for carrying off Miss Pike, of Cork

April 13, 1800 Of Hatfield, for shooting at George III. (see Hatfield)

June 26, 1800 Of Mr. Tighe of Westmeath v. Jones, for crim. con.; damages 10,0001. December 2, 1800 Of the mutineers at Bantry Bay; hanged (see Bantry Bay)

January 8, 1802 of Charles Hayes, for the obscene libel The Man of Fashion

January 9, 1802 Of the mutineers of the Téméraire and other ships, at Portsmouth

January 11, 1802 Of governor Wall, for cruelty and murder, twenty years before (see Goree) January 28, 1802 of Crawley, for the murder of two females in Peter's-row, Dublin

March 16, 1802 Of colonel Despard and his associates, for high treason ; hanged on the top of Horsemonger-lane gaol (see Despard)

February 7, 1803 Of M. Peltier, for a libel on Napoleon Buonaparte, then first consul of France, in l'Ambigu; guilty

February 21, 1803 Of Robert Aslett, cashier of the Bank of England, for embezzlement and frauds; the loss

to the Bank, 320,0001.; found not guilty, on account of the invalidity of the bills, July 8, 1803 Of Robert Emmett, at Dublin, for high treason ; executed next day September 19, 1803 Of Keenan, one of the murderers of lord Kilwarden ; hanged

October 2, 1803 Of Mr. Smith, for the murder of the supposed Hammersmith Ghost January 13, 1804 Of Lockhart and Laudon Gordon, for carrying off Mrs. Lee

March 6, 1804 Of general Moreau and others, for conspiracy, in France

May 29, 1804 of the rev. C. Massy v. Marquess of Headfort, for crim. con. ; 10,0001. .

July 27, 1804 of William Cooper, the Hackney Monster, for offences against females April 27, 1805 Of Hamilton Rowan, in Dublin ; pleaded the king's pardon

July 1, 1805 Of judge Johnson, for a libel on the earl of Hardwicke; guilty

November 23, 1805 Oi general Picton, for applying the torture to Louisa Calderon, to extort confession, at Trinidad ; tried in the court of King's Bench; guilty

February 21, 1806 Of Mr. Patch, for the murder of his partner, Mr. Bligh

April 6, 1806 Of lord Melville, impeached by the house of commons; acquitted

June 12, 1806
Of the Warrington gang, for unnatural offences; executed

August 23, 1806
Of Palm, the bookseller, by a French military commission, at Brennau August 26, 1806
Of lord Cloncurry v. sir John B. Piers, for crim. con.; damages 20,0001. February 19, 1807
Of Holloway and Haggerty, the murderers of Mr. Steele ; thirty persons were crushed
to death at their execution, at the Old Bailey

February 20, 1807
Of sir Home Popham, by court martial; reprimanded

March 7, 1807 Of Knight v. Dr. Wolcot, alias Peter Pindar, for crim. con.

June 27, 1817 Of lieut. Berry, of H.M.S. Hazard, for an unnatural offence

October 2, 1807 Of lord Elgin v. Ferguson, for crim. con.; damages 10,0001.

Decenıber 22, 1807 Of Simmons, the murderer of the Boreham family, at Hoddesdon

March 4, 1808 Of sir Arthur Paget, for crim. con. with lady Borringdon

July 14, 1808 Of major Campbell, for killing captain Boyd in a duel ; hanged

August 4, 1808 Of Peter Finnerty and others, for a libel on the duke of York

November 9, 1808 of the duke of York, by inquiry in the house of commons, on charges preferred against him by colonel Wardle; from January 26 to

March 20, 1809 of Wellesley v. lord Paget, for crim. con.; damages 20,0001.

May 12, 1809 of the King v. Valentine Jones, for breach of duty as commissary-general May 26, 1809 Of earl of Leicester v. Morning Herald, for a libel ; damages, 10001.

June 29, 1809 Of Wright v. colonel Wardle, for Mrs. Mary Ann Clarke's furniture

July 1, 1809 of William Cobbett, for a libel on the German Legion ; convicted

July 9, 1809


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TRIALS, continued.

Of the hon. captain Lake, for putting Robert Jeffery, a British seaman, on shore at
Sombrero; dismissed the service (see Sombrero)

February 10, 1810
Of Mr. Perry, for libels in the Morning Chronicle ; acquitted

February 24, 1970 Of the Vere-street gang, for unnatural offences; guilty

September 20, 1810 Of Peter Finnerty, for a libel on lord Castlereagh ; judgment

January 31, 1811 Of the King v. Messrs. John and Leigh Hunt, for libels; guilty

February 22, 1811 Of ensign Hepburn, and White, the drummer; both were executed .

March 7, 1811 Of Walter Cox, in Dublin, for libels; he stood in the pillory

March 12, 1811 Of the King v. William Cobbett, for libels; convicted

June 15, 1811 Of lord Louth, in Dublin ; sentenced to imprisonment and fine

June 19, 1811 Of the Berkeley cause, before the house of peers ; concluded

June 28, 1811 Of Dr. Sheridan, physician, on a charge of sedition; acquitted

November 21, 1811 Of Gale Jones, for seditious and blasphemous libels; convicted

November 26, 1811 Of Mr. Thomas Kirwan, in Dublin, a Catholic delegate ; convicted

January 23, 1812 Of Daniel Isanc Eaton, on a charge of blasphemy; convicted

March 18, 1812 of Bellingham, for the murder of Mr. Perceval, prime minister

May 15, 1812 Of the King v. Mr. Lovell, of the Statesman, for libel ; guilty

November 19, 1812 of Messrs. John and Leigh Hunt, for libels in the Examiner ; convicted December 9, 1.12 Of the marquis of Sligo, for concealing a sea deserter

December 16, 1812 Of the murderers of Mr. Horsfall, at York; executed

January 7, 1813 Of Mr. Hugh Fitzpatrick, for publishing Scully's History of the Penal Laws February 6, 1813 Of the divorce cause against the duke of Hamilton, for adultery

April 11, 1813 Of Mr. John Magee, in Dublin, for libels in the Evening Post; guilty

July 21, 1813 Of Nicholson, the murderer of Mr. and Mrs. Bonar; hanged

August 21, 1813 Of Tuite, the murderer of Mr. and Mrs. Goulding ; executed

October 7, 1813 of the celebrated Mary Ann Clarke, for a libel on the right hon. Wm. Vesey Fitzgerald, now lord Fitzgerald

February 7. 1814 Of admiral Bradley, at Winchester, for frauds in ship letters

August 18, 1814 Of lord Cochrane, Cochrane Johnstone, Berenger, Butt, and others, for frauds in the public funds; convicted (see Stocks)

February 22, 1814 Of colonel Quentin, of the 10th hussars, by court-martial

November 10, 1814 of sir John Henry Mildmay, bart, for crim. con. with the countess of Roseberry; damages, 15,0001.

December 5, 1814
Of the King v. Brider, on a charge of incest ; guilty

February 17, 1816
Of George Barnett, for shooting at Miss Kelly, of Covent-garden theatre April 8, 1816
Of captain Hutchinson, sir Robert Wilson, and Mr. Bruce, in Paris, for aiding the escape
of count Lavalette (see Lavalette's Escape)

April 24, 1816
Of " captain Grant,” the famous Irish robber, at Maryborough

August 16, 1816 Of Vaughan, a police officer, Mackay, and Browne, for conspiracy to induce men to commit felonies to obtain the reward; convicted

August 21, 1816 Of colonel Stanhope, by court-martial, at Cambray, in France

September 23, 1816 of Cashman, the intrepid seaman, for the Spa-fields riots, and outrages on Snow-hill; convicted and hanged (see Spa-fields)

January 20, 1817 Of count Maubreuil, at Paris, for robbing the queen of Westphalia

May 2, 1817 of Mr. R. G. Butt, for a libel on lord chief-justice Ellenborough

May 23, 1817 Of Mr. Wooller, for libels on the government and ministers

June 6, 1817 Of Thistlewood, Dr. Watson, Hooper, and others, for treason

June 9, 1817 Of the murderers of the Lynch family, at Wildgoose-lodge, Ireland

July 19, 1817 Of Mr. Roger O'Connor, on a charge of robbing the mail ; acquitted

August 5, 1817 Of Brandreth, Turner, and others, at Derby, for high treason

October 15, 1817 Of Hone, the bookseller, for parodies; three trials before lord Ellenborough ; remarkable for his extemporaneous and successful defence

December 18, 19, 20, 1817 Of Mr. Dick, for the abduction and rape of Miss Crockatt

March 21, 1818 Of the memorable appeal of murder case, Ashford, the brother of Mary Ashford, against her murderer, Abraham Thornton (see Battel, Wager of)

April 16, 1818 of the rev. Dr. O'Halloran, for forging a frank (see Transportation) September 9, 1818 Of Robert Johnston, at Edinburgh ; his dreadful execution

December 30, 1818 Of sir Manasseh Lopez, for bribery at Grampound (sce Bribery)

March 18, 1819 Of Bagueley, Drummond, and others, at Chester, for sedition

April 17, 1819 Of Moscley, Woolf, and others, merchants, for conspiracy and fraud

April 20, 1819 Of Carlile, for the publication of Paine's Age of Reason, &c.

October 15, 1319 Of Mr. John Scanlan, at Limerick, for the murder of Ellen Hanly

March 14, 1:20 Of sir Francis Burdett, at Leicester, for a seditious libel

March 23, 180 of Mr. Henry Hunt and others, for their conduct at the Manchester meeting ; convicted (see Manchester Reform Meeting)

March 27, 1820 Of sir Charles Wolseley and rev. Mr. Harrison, for sedition ; guilty

April 10, 1820 Of Thistlewood, Ings, Brunt, Davidson, and Tidd, for the conspiracy to murder the king's ministers ; commenced (see Cato-street Conspiracy)

April 17, 18N



TRIALS, continued.
Of Louvel, in France, for the murder of the duke de Berri

June 7, 1820
Of lord Glerawley v. Mr. John Burn, for crim. con.

June 18, 18:20 Of the individuals charged with high treason, at Glasgow

July 25, 1820 Of Major Cartwright and others, at Warwick, for sedition

August 3, 1820 Of “ Little Waddington," for a seditious libel ; acquitted

September 19, 1820 Of lieutenant-colonel French, 6th dragoon guards, by court-martial . September 19, 1820 Of Caroline, queen of England, before the house of lords, for adultery, commenced August 16; it terminated (sce Queen Caroline's Trial)

November 10, 1820 Of the female murderers of Miss Thompson, in Dublin ; hanged

May 1, 1821 Of David Haggart, an extraordinary robber, and man of singularly eventful life, at Edinburgh, for the murder of a turnkey

June 9, 1821 Of Samuel D. Hayward, the favourite man of fashion, for burglary

October 8, 1821 Of the murderers of Mrs. Torrance, in Ireland; convicted and hanged December 17, 1821 Of Cussen, Leahy, and others, for the abduction of Miss Gould

July 23, 1822 Of Barthelemi, in Paris, for the abduction of Elizabeth Florence

September 23, 1822 Of Cuthbert v. Browne, singular action for deceit

January 28, 1823 Of the famous “ Bottle Conspirators,” in Ireland, by ex-officio

February 23, 1823 Of the extraordinary “Earl of Portsmouth case," commenced

March 18, 1823 Of Probert, Hunt, and Thurtell, the murderers of Mr. Weare; Probert turned king's evidence, but was afterwards hanged (see Executions)

January 5, 1824 Of Mr. Conolly, for the murder of Grange, the bailiff

January 26, 1824 Of Mr. Henry Fauntleroy, banker of London, for forgery ; hanged

October 30, 1824 Of Foote v. Hayne, for breach of promise of marriage; damages 30001. December 22, 1824 Of Mr. Joseph Haydn, for a libel on marquess Wellesley; continued three days in the

court of King's Bench; the jury discharged without coming to a verdict . January 26, 1825 Of Mr. Henry Savary, a banker's son at Bristol, for forgery

April 4, 1825 Of O'Keefe and Bourke, the murderers of the Franks family

August 18, 1825 Of John Grosset Muirhead, esq., for indecent practices

October 21, 1825 Of the case of Mr. Wellesley Pole and the Misses Long; commenced November 9, 1825 Of captain Bligh v. the hon Wm. Wellesley Pole, for adultery

November 25, 1825 Of Fisher v. Stockdale, for a libel in Harriette Wilson .

March 20, 1826 Of Edward Gibbon Wakefield and others, for abduction of Miss Turner March 24, 1827 Of the rev. Robert Taylor, for blasphemy; found guilty

October 24, 1827 Of Richmond Seymour, esq. and Macklin, for an unnatural crime

March 12, 18:28 Of Richard Gillam, for the murder of Maria Bagster, at Taunton

April 8, 1828 Of Mr. Montgomery, for forgery; he committed suicide in prison on the morning appointed for his execution

July 4, 1828 Of Brinklett, for the death of lord Mount Sandford by a kick

July 16, 1828 Of William Corder, for the murder of Maria Marten ; executed

August 6, 1828 Of Grace, the murderer of Mr. Chadwick, at Clonmel; hanged

August 8, 1828 Of Joseph Hunton, a quaker merchant, for forgery; hanged

October 28, 1828 Of Burke, at Edinburgh, for the Burking murders: Hare, his accomplice, became approver (see Burking)

December 24, 1828 Of the King v. Buxton and others, for a fraudulent marriage

March 21, 1829 Of Jonathan Martin, for setting fire to York Minster

March 31, 1829 Of Stewart and his wife, noted murderers, at Glasgow; hanged

July 14, 1829 Of Reinbauer, the Bavarian priest, for his murders of women

August 4, 1829 Of captain Dickenson, by court martial, at Portsmouth; acquitted

August 26, 1829 Of Mr. Alexander, editor of the Morning Journal, for libels on the duke of Wellington ; convicted

February 10, 1830 Of Clune, &c., at Ennis, for cutting out the tongues of the Doyles

March 4, 1830 Of Mr. Comyn, for burning his house, in the county of Clare; hanged

March 6, 1830 Of Mr. Lambrecht, for the murder of Mr. Clayton in a duel

April 2, 1830 Of captain Moir, for the murder of William Malcolm; hanged

July 30, 1830 Of captains Smith and Markham, for killing Mr. O'Grady in a duel

August 24, 1830 Of captain Helsham, for the murder of lieut. Crowther in a duel

October 8, 1830 Of Mr. St. John Long, for the manslaughter of Miss Cashin (see Quacks) October 30, 1830 Of Polignac, Peyronnet, and other ministers of France (see France) December 21, 1830 Of Carlile, for a seditious libel, inciting to a riot; guilty.

January 10, 1831 of Mr. D. 'O'Connell, for breach of a proclamation ; pleaded guilty February 12, 1831 Of St. John Long, for manslaughter of Mrs. Lloyd (see Quacks)

February 19, 1831 Of Mr. Luke Dillon, for the violation of Miss Frizell ; convicted

April 14, 1831 Of major Dundas, for the seduction of Miss Adams; damages 30001.

May 26, 1831 Of Mr. Cobbett, for a seditious libel ; the jury could not agree

July 7, 1831 of the rev. Robert Taylor (who obtained the revolting distinction of the Devil's Chaplain"), for reviling the REDEEMER; convicted

July 6, 1831 Of Mr. and Mrs. Deacle ». Mr. Bingham Baring. M.P.

July 14, 1831 of Bird, a boy 14 years of age, for the murder of a child; hanged

August I, 183






TRIALS, continued.
Of the great cause, earl of Kingston v. lord Lorton ; commenced

November 9, 184 Of Bishop and Williams, for murder of the Italian boy (see Burking) December 3, 1931 of the earl of Marr, in Scotland, for shooting at Mr. Oldham

Decern ber 17, 1831 Of Elizabeth Cooke, for the murder of Mrs. Walsh, by “ Burking"

January 6, 1892 Of colonel Brereton, by court martial, at Bristol (see Bristol)

January 9, 1832 Of the murderers of Mr. Blood, of Applevale, county of Clare

February 28, 1832 Of William Duggan, at Cork, for the murder of his wife and others

March 26, 1832 Of the murderers of the five policemen, at Ennis

April 2, 1812 Of Mr. Hodgson (son of the celebrated Miss Aston) v. Greene

July X, 182 of the mayor of Bristol, for neglect of duty in the Bristol riots

October 26, 1823 Of rev. Mr. Irving, by his own (the Scots) church, for heresy

March 13, 1813 Of lord Teynham and Donlan, a tailor, for swindling; guilty

May 10, 1833 Of Mr. Baring Wall, M.P.; most honourably acquitted

May 11, 1833 Of captain Wathen, 15th hussars, by court-martial, at Cork; honourably acquitted; his colonel, lord Brudenell, removed from his command

January -, 1834 Of the proprietors of the True Sun for libels; guilty

February 6, 1834 Of Mary Ann Burdock, the celebrated murderess, at Bristol

April 10, 1825 Of sir John de Beauvoir, for perjury; acquitted

May 29, 185 Of Fieschi, at Paris, for attempting the life of the king, Louis-Philippe, by exploding an infernal machine (see Fieschi)

January 30, 1836 Of the hon. G. C. Norton v. lord Melbourne, in court of Common Pleas, for crim.con. with the Hon. Mrs. Norton ; verdict for the defendant

June 22, 1816 Of Dr. Morrison v. proprietors of Weekly Dispatch, for libel

February 10, 1817 Of lord De Roos v. Cumming, for defamation, charging lord de Roos with cheating at cards ; verdict for Mr. Cumming

February 10, 1837 of James Greenacre and Sarah Gale, for the murder of Hannah Browne : Greenacre convicted and hanged ; Gale transported

April 10, 18 Of Francis Hastings Medhurst, esq., for killing Mr. Joseph Alsop; guilty April 13, lky Of Bolam, for the murder of Mr. Millie ; verdict, manslaughter

July 3), 1839 Of rev. Mr. Stephens, at Chester, for inflammatory language

August 15, 189 Of John Frost, an ex-magistrate, and others, on a charge of high treason; guilty : sentence commuted to transportation (see Newport)

December 31, 182 of Courvoisier, for the murder of lord William Russell ; hanged

June 18, 21, 1840 Of Gould, for the murder of Mr. Templeman; transported

June 22, 1840 Of Edward Oxford, charged with attempting the life of the queen ; adjudged insane, and confined in Bethlehem-hospital (see Oxford)

July 9, 10, 1840 Of madame Lafarge, in France, for the murder of her husband; guilty. Sept. 2, 1840 Of prince Louis Napoleon, for his descent upon France (see France)

October 6, 1840 Of captain R. A. Reynolds, 11th hussars, by court-martial ; guilty : the sentence excited great popular displeasure against his colonel, lord Cardigan

October 20, 1840 of lord Cardigan, before the house of peers, capitally charged for wounding captain Harvey Tuckett, in a duel ; acquitted

February 16, 1841 Of the Wallaces, brothers, merchants, for having wilfully caused the destruction of the ship Dryad at sea, to defraud the underwriters; transported

March 4, 1841 of Josiah Mister, for attempting the life of Mr. Mackreth ; guilty

March 23, 1841 Of Bartholomew Murray, at Chester, for murder of Mrs. Cook

April 5, 1841 of the earl of Waldegrave and captain Duff, for an aggravated assault on a police con

stable ; guilty, six months' imprisonment, and fines of 2002., and 201.; judgment, May 3, 1841 Of madame Lafarge again, for robbery of diamonds

August 7, 1841 Of the great case, Allen Bogle versus Mr. Lawson, publisher of the Times newspaper,

for an alleged libel, in stating the plaintiff to be connected with numerous bank forgers throughout Europe in their schemes to defraud Messrs. Glynn and company, bankers, of London, by means of fictitious letters of credit ; damages, one farthing. This exposure, so honourable to the Times, lod to the Times Testimonial

Aug. 16, 1841 of Mr. M'Leod, at Utica, America, for taking part in the destruction of the Caroline, commenced; he is acquitted after a trial that lasted eight days

October 4, 1841 Of Robert Blakesley, for the murder of Mr. Burdon, of Eastcheap ; hanged, October 28, 1841 of Mr. Beaumont Smith, for the forgery of exchequer bills to an immense amount; he pleads guilty, and is sentenced to transportation for life

December 4, 1841 of Sophia Darbon v. Rosser ; breach of promise of marriage ; damages, 16001. . Dec. 8, 1841 Of Dr. Webster, for bribery at an election of St. Alban's ; acquitted

March 3, 1842 or Mr. John Levick and Antonio Mattei, principal and second in the duel in which Lieut. Adams was killed, at Malta ; both acquitted

March 10, 1849 of Vivier, courier of the Morning Herald, at Boulogne, for conveying the Indian mail, through France, for that journal, contrary to the French regulations .

April 13, 1842 Of Daniel Good, for the murder of Jane Jones; the memorable Roehampton murder ; found guilty, and sentenced to be hanged

May 13, 1842

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