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Prosecutions for Libel, Blasphemy, and Sedition 1813-1822 (England Wales and Scotland)

19/03/1823

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v . 2 4 8.— CHESHIRE SESSIONS— continued. NAME His Place of RESIDENCE. By Whom the PROSECUTION was commenced. Character of OFFENCE, Whether Blasphemy, Libe or Sedition. COUNTY DATE when Commenced. of the INDIVIDUAL Prosecuted. [ The Defendants residences are only known from their description in the Indictment or In- formation.] in which the Prosecution was commenced Whether TRIED, or NOT. Joseph Sutton - Macclesfield - John Frost, constable of Mac clesfield. sedition Cheshire October ses- sions 1819. - - - Tried William Buckley - d" - d° - d° - - d° - - d° - - - Not tried - - The said J. Swann - d° - d° blasphemous libel. - d° - - de - - - - Tried - - - The said J. Swann - d° d° seditious libel. - d° - 11 January 1820. - - - d° - - - 9.— DEVON SESSIONS. David Gove - Exeter Tho. Witheridge uttering sedi- tious words. Devon 1819 Michaelmas sessions. - - - Tried - - - 10.— EXETER SESSIONS. James Tucker - The city of Exeter. The mayor and chamber of Exeter. blasphemy, and seditious libel. Exeter Michaelmas sessions, 1819. - - - Tried - - - 11,- - MIDDLESEX SESSIONS Rd. Crowther - unknown Solicitor for the Treasury. seditious words Middlesex June session 1820. - - Confessed - - William Holmes d° - d° seditious libel - d° - Sept. session 1820. - - - Tried - - - S. Waddington d° - d° - d" - - d° - - d° - - - - d° James Griffin - No. 10, Outside Middle Row, Holborn. k d° - - d" - - d° - - d° - - - - d° - - - William Benbow No. 9, Castle- st. Leicester- square. unknown obscene libel - d" - May session 1822. - - - Tried - - - Thomas Webb - unknown - d° libel - d° - October session 1822. - - - Tried - - - AND SEDITION; 1813 — 1822. cy/ 25 8— CHESHIRE SESSIONS— continued. court of quarter sessions for Devon. If Tried, the County and Court where Tried. Tried at the Cheshire quar- ter sessions. Tried at the Cheshire quar- ter sessions. d° DATE of TRIAL. 11 January 1820. 11 January 1820. ' d° Whether Acquitted, or Convicted. SENTENCE PASSED. convicted | One year in Chester castle, and sureties for good beha- viour for one year. convicted d° Two years in Chester castle Six months in Chester castle, and to find sureties for his good behaviour for one year. DATE thereof. 11 January 1820. To commence from the expira- tion of the above sentence. To commence from the expira- tion of the last mentioned two years. When Released from Prison. At the expira- tion of his sen- tence. If not Released, Why Detained. Not apprehended. Sentence not expired. d\ 1819 Michaelmas sessions. convicted 9.— DEVON SESSIONS. To be imprisoned in gaol six calendar months. 1819 Michaelmas sessions. City of Exeter, Epiphany sessions 1820. Middlesex sessions house, Clerkenwell. same same same same same January 10, 1820. 10.— EXETER SESSIONS. convicted For the blasphemy, impri- soned in the common gaol nine months; for the seditious libel imprisoned six months, and to find sureties for good behaviour for the term of three years from the expiration of his imprisonment, himself in 150/. with two sureties in 25 I. each, and to be further imprisoned until such sureties be given. January 10, 18- 20. Easter sessions 1820. 19 March 1821. 30 June 1820. 21 September 1820. 27 October 1820. 11 July 1822. 7 December 1822. 11.— MIDDLESEX SESSIONS. convicted convicted acquitted convicted To enter into his own re- cognizance in 401, for his year. good behaviour for one Six months imprisonment in the house of correction, Clerkenwell. Twelve months imprison- ment in the house of correc- tion, Clerkenwell, and to enter into a recognizance in 1001, with two sureties in 50/. each, for his good be- haviour for three years following. 30 June 1820. 21 September 1820. 27 October 1820. 7 March 1821. 27 September 1821. acquitted convicted Six months imprisonment in the house of correction, Clerkenwell, and to enter into his own recognizance in 50/. for his good behaviour for one year following. 7 December 1822. detained until the expiration of his sentence. 562. G ( continued.)
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