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“ so far as respects the Fishery in the River Derwent," “ Do you know the Usage of marrying Persons in
were found to be true; and that the Committee had “ Church was destroyed in the Year 1780 by a Storm,
gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the " and no new Church had been built in the Year 1799; “ fame to the House, without any Amendment. ' “ the present Church was built subsequently.”
The Witness was directed to withdraw: Campbell's The Order of the Day being read, for the further Divorce Bill: Confideration and Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, “ An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Peter Campbell produced a Paper, which he said was an Office Copy of
Then Stephen Moore was called in ; and, being sworn, Junior, Esquire, with Elizabeth Lewis Woollery, his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again, and for in the 47th Year of His present Majesty's Reign, in an
a Judgment in the Court of King's Bench in Trinity Term “ other Purposes therein mentioned ;” and for the Lords Action by Peter Campbell Junior, Esquire, against Thomas to be summoned ;”
Sheridan, for Trespass, Assault, and Criminal Conversation Counsel were called in.
with Elizabeth Lewis Campbell the Wife of the said Peter And Mr. Teates and Mr. Warren appearing as Counsel Campbell Junior, for Fifteen hundred Pounds Damages
; for the Petitioner, and no Counsel appearing for Mrs. Original,
and that it was a true Copy:
The same was read :
Then the Witness was examined, as follows :
Q.“ Did you sue out any Process upon that Judge Q. “ I believe you are a Barrister ?”
* ment " A. “ Yes."
A. “ I did; the first Process was a Fieri Facias, which Q. “ How long have you been a Barrister ?"
was returned Nulli bona by the Sheriff ; and several A. “ I was admitted in 1788."
Capias's ad Satisfaciendum were issued, upon the last of
“ which the Defendant was taken."
Q. “What was done in consequence of his being taken
upon that Writ?"
A. “ A Bond was taken from Two Gentlemen to Q. “ Can you, from the Opportunities you have had 66 render the Defendant at the Return of the Writ, or “there of knowing the Practice, declare what Ceremony “ to pay the Money; the First Bond was from Thomas “ makes a Marriage valid there ?"
“ Sheridan, Richard Peake, and Samuel Spring, to A.“ My Opinion, with Deference to your Lordships,“ render at the Return of the Writ.” “ is, that the Law of Marriage in the Illand of Jamaica " is the same as that which existed and prevailed here
(Question by a Lord.) " What was the Date of the “ before the passing of the 26th Geo. II. Cap. 33."
" Caption ?"
A“ I have not the exact Day; it was the latter End Q." Do you conceive that Banns or Licence are
“ of Augift." “ necessary ?”
Q.“ What is the Date of the Band ?” A. “ In answering this Question, I wish to call your A. “ The 31st of Tugust ; the Defendant was at that “ Lordships Attention to a Law in the Island of Jamrica, “ Time in Custody; and he sent to sav, That to imprison “ and the only Law that I know of upon the Subject, “ hin would deprive him of all he Mcans that he had “ which was passed in the 33d Year of the Reign of Charles “ of paying that voney; and he proposed these Gentle“ the Second : The tenth Section of that Law, which
men as Su.eties. I made a Number fEnquiries about “ makes it penal, undera Penalty of One hundred Pounds,
" their Relposibility, and eventually took the Bond. “ for any Minister not duly qualified in the Manner Just before the Return of the Writ, they gave Notice
pointed out by the gth Section, to presume to marry “ that they would render the Defendant at the Return,
any Person or Persons whatever, under Penalty of “ which was the Michaelmas Term following, accom“ One hundred Pounds, Current Money of this Island.
“ panied with a Proposition from the Defendant himself, “ It goes on also to enact, that no Minister presume to
to enlarge the Time upon giving other Security ; the marry any Person without Banns have been published “ Reason of that Proposition was, that the Emoluments " three Times in the Parish Church, or have Licence
66 which he would derive from the Situation he had taken < from the Governor or Commander in Chief for the
“ in Drury Lane Theatre would not be realized for “ Time being, authorizing thereto, under the same Pe.' « fome Time. The Sureties he proposed were Lord Kinnalty.”
“ naird and Mr. Berkeley Craven. After a good deal of
Negociation to endeavour to get better Terms, I (Question by a Lord.) “ Is there any Clause in the
“ thought it most for the Interest of my Client to take * Act which makes the Marriage void ?"
“ that Security.”
(Question by Counsel.) “ Had you any Conversation
“ with Mr. Campbell about taking that Bond ?" Q. “ Must the Marriage be by a Person in Holy A. “ None upon the first ; upon the last I mentioned " Orders ?"
“ to him what had been proposed ; he directed me to A: “ I should conceive it must be by a Clergyman in “ make all the Enquiries I could, and to do what ulti“ Holy Orders.'
mately I found most likely to obtain the Money.” The Witness was directed to withdraw.
Q. “ Was there any other Security besides what you
" have mentioned?" Then Samuel Vaughan was called in ; and, being sworn, A. “ Yes, a Warrant of Attorney from Mr. Sheridan 56 was examined as follows:
“ to confess Judgment upon the Bond.”
The Witness was directed to withdraw.
Then Mary Brotherton was called in; and, being
sworn, was examined, as follows: Q. " What was he?”
Q. “ Do you live in the Family of Mr. Campbell Ã. “ A Clergyman, and Rector of the Parish of Weft
“ Junior ?"
A. “ Yes."
A. “ As Ladies Maid and House Keeper.”
“ the Stair Foot, and she called me to attend her to Bed. “ I attended her to Bed; I went into her Room.”
Q. “ What did you observe when you went into the « Room ?”
A. “ There was clean Night Linen laid out, which I “ took Notice of, which was not the usual Night; and “ I mentioned that Mrs. Campbell mentioned that she “ would have a certain Quantity more. I undressed Mrs. “ Campbell. She told me I could do nothing more for “ her, and as Mr. Campbell was gone to Town, she “ would lock her Room Door of a Night."
Q. “ Had you ever observed that the Room Door “ was locked of a Night before Mr. Campbell's going to 66 Town?”
A. “ No; it is the usual Custom with me to go over 66 the House after the other Servants are in Bed, to see if " the Doors are properly shut, and the Windows; the “ first Room I went to was Mr.Campbell's Room, it
was either bolted, barred, or locked.
Q.“ Was there any Thing that pushed it back “ against you?”
A. “ Not at that Time. I went froni the Door, and “ went down Stairs, and stood in the Passage, at the
Stair-foot, and I thought I heard a Door open, one “ Door or the other, and I went up Two or Three “ Stairs, and turned myself round facing Mrs. Campbell's
Door, and I saw Mr. Sheridan in.
Q. “ And you knew him very well to be Mr. She 6 ridan ?”
A. “ At that Time I knew him to be Mr. Sheridan. I “ went up Stairs, and begged Admittance. I received
no Answer. I believe I went to the Door Two or “ Three Times, and begged Admittance.” Q. " Where did you go
after?" A. “ I hardly know what I did. I took my Walk “ back again to Mr. Campbell's Room, and I found the « Door thrown open.
Q.“ Was that the Door you had found fastened 66 before ?"
A. 66 It was."
Q. “ Between Three and Four o'clock in the Morn. “ ing what did
my own Room.”
“ At what Time did you get up in the Morning ?”
Q. “ When did you first go to live with him ?”
Q. “ Where did he dwell when you first lived with « him?"
A. “ At Clints, in Yorkshire, near Richmond."
Q. “ When did Mr. Campbell remove from thence to " Town?”
A. “ About a Year and an Half, or two Years ago."
« In what Street did he live in Town ?” A. “ In Upper Baker Street."
“ He and Mrs. Campbell lived there together ?” A. “ Yes.” Q. “ Do
“ Do you recollect his going to Jamaica ?” A. “ Yes, in 1802.”
Q. “ Where did he leave Mrs. Campbell when he went 6 to Jamaica ?”
A. “ In Upper Baker Street."
Q. • What Sort of F.stablishment had lhe during the 6 Time of his Absence ?"
A. “ The same as she had before."
recollect Mr. Campbell's returning from “ Jamaica ?"
A. “ Yes, in 1803."
Q. “ Did he come back and dwell in Baker Street « when he returned in 1803 ?"
A. “ Yes.”
you recollect his going from Baker Street “ to Edinburgh ?”
A. “ Yes, I do."
" About what Time was that?”
Q. “ Did Mrs. Campbell go with him ?”
Q.“ Do you remember Mr. Sheridan coming to the “ House of Mr. Campbell the Beginning of the Year « 1804?''
A. “ Yes, I do.
Q. “ Do you recollect his coming there about the “ End of February 1804?”
A. “ I do.”
Q. “ At the End of February 1804 where was Mr. “ Campbell ?"
A. “ He was gone to London."
Q. “ How long before the End of February, before " the Time Mr. Sheridan came, had he been gone to " London?"
A. “ I am not certain whether it was Three Days or “ Two."
Q. “ Can you state what Day it was in the Week " that Mr. Sheridan came there in February?”
A. “ I believe it was on the Wednesday Night."
“ Did you see him when he came in ?” A. “ I did not see him when he came in."
Q.“ Did you hear the outer Door of the House 66 Thut?”
A. “ I did; about Ten o'clock.”
A. “ The Hall Door shut, there was no Ring, and “ no Call. Mrs. Campbell in One Minute after was at
A. “ I had.”
Q.“ Who came for it?"
A. “ Mrs. Campbell sent for me to go up Stairs. I be“ lieve it was about Half past Eight. I went to Mr. “ Campbell's Door again."
Q. “ Was it shut or fastened ?"
any “ Person pass from that Room ?”
A. “ I was turning round to go away, and I could not get into the Room. Mr. Sheridan opened the Door 7
" a little,
“ a little, and I could see his whole Figure in the Q.“ What was your Reason for never having men. " Room."
* tioned this before ?"
A. “ I did not think I had sufficient Proof at the Q.“ What Room was that ?”
“ Time. Another Thing was, I had lived a many Years A. “ Mr. Campbell's Room. I went down to the “ Nursery Maid, and begged she would go up Stairs with
“ with Mrs. Camphell, and was very much attached to
“ Mrs. Campbell and her Family, and in a strange Counme, and she followed me up Stairs ; she went into
" try, in Scotland ; that was the Reason I did not men. “ Mr. Campbell's Room, and I went into Mrs. Camp
« tion it." o bell's.” Q. “ Did you see Mr. Sheridan afterwards ?”
(Question by a Lord.) “When you mentioned it to Mr. A. " I saw him afterwards. I heard a Scuffle in the “ Campbell, was any Body else present except yourself and “ Passage. Mr. Sheridan asked if Mrs. Campbell was at
" Mr. Canıpbell ?” 6 home.”
A. “ There was Mr. Campbell, Mr. Moore, and, I
" believe, a Clerk.” Q.“ Did you see Mrs. Campbell soon after this ?” A. “ Yes; I did.”
Q. “ And that was in April 1807 ?”
A. “ Yes."
Q. “ That was the first Time you had ever mentioned
“ it to Mr. Campbell ?” Q. “ What passed at that Time between you and A. “ Yes." 6 Mrs. Campbell ?” A. “ Mrs. Can.pbell asked me, what was the Matter ?
Q. “ Do you know of Mr. Campbell's living separate " I said, I was surprized she thould alk me the Question,
" from Mrs. Campbell ?”
A. " I do.” “ knowing what she had done. Mrs. Campbell put out “ her Hand, and begged I would be her Friend. I told Q. “ At what Time did they separate ?" “ her in every Thing that was right I would, but in A. “ I am not certain ; but, I believe, it was in nothing that was wrong.
“ February 1805." Q. “ Did she say any Thing more to you?”
Q. “ When did they come back from Edinburgh ?” A. “ I was very much agitated at that Time.” A. “ In 1805, the Beginning of the Year." Q. “ Do you recollect any Thing more that she said
Q. “ Then it was after the Return from Edinburgh at that Time ?"
" that he lived separate from her?”
A. “ Yes." A. “ I cannot say I recollect exactly the Words that “ pared.”
Q.“ How long did you live in the House of Mrs. Q.“ Did you observe the Bed afterwards ?”
“ Campbell after Mr. and Mrs. Campbell separated in the A. “ Yes; I was called to see the Bed by either the
Way you state?" “ House Maid or the Nurse; I am not certain which.
A. “ I left Mrs. Campbell in September 1806." " I examined the Bed.”
Q. " Where did they live then in London?"
A. “ In Gloucester Place."
“ When you lived with them, in the early Part of Certainly."
your Service, had you an Opportunity of observing in
“ what Sort of Affection they lived towards each other; (Question by a Lord.) “ Are you sure of that Fa&?”
was his Treatment affectionate to her?” A. “ Yes; I am.'
A. " Excellent." Q.“ Did any Thing pass between you and Mrs. “ Campbell respecting your not telling what had taken
Q. “ Did they appear to be happy?”
A. “ place?”
They did. A. “ No.”
Q. “ How many Children have they?"
A. “ They have Two Girls." Q.“ When did you first mention the Circumstance we have been freaking of to Mr. Campbeli?”
Q. “ What is the Age of them ?” A. “ Mr. Campbell came to me, and mentioned it to
A. “ I am not certain of the Age; I am not certain I was in an Error at the Trial, not of my Heart me.
“ whether Miss Campbell is turned Eleven, or turned
66 Twelve.” “ but of my Head. Mr. Campbell came to me in April “ 1807."
Q. “ How old is the youngest ?”
A. “ The Difference between them is, I believe, about Q.“ What did you state to him upon that Occasion
“ a Year and a Half.” relating to this Transaction?” A. “ Mr. Campbell mentioned the Circumftance to (Question by a Lord.)“ When did you quit the Service me."
“ of Mrs.Campbell?”
A. “ In September 1806." Q. “ Did you state then to him what had happened “ in April 1704?"
Q. “ Had you any Suspicions of Mrs. Campbell's Con. A. “ No; I believe it was in April 1807."
« duct before the Time you have given Evidence of, in
“ February 1804?” Q. “ What passed between you and Mr. Campbell in A. “ None in the least." “ 1807?" A. “ Mr. Campbell fent me a Letter to meet him.” (Question by a Lord.)“ Were you desired by any Person
“ to watch Mrs. Campbell's Conduct?” Q.“ Did you meet him?"
A. “ No.” A. 6 I did."
Q. “ On what Occasion did you go to relate this, and Q.“ Where did you see him?"
at whose Desire ?” A. “ In a Street in the Strand. I do not recollect
A. “ I mentioned it. Mr. Campbell came to me con« the Name of the Street."
“ cerning the Business, which I could not deny to Mr. Q. “ Did you there mention to him any Thing of this Campbeli." “ 'Transaction?”
Q. “ Do you know of any other Time when you had A. “ Yes; I went over the whole of it. I stated to
“ Reason to suppose this Intercourse pafled between 66 him all I have stated now.”
66 Mr. Sheridan and Mrs. Campbell?” Q. " Was not that at some Gentleman's House ?"
A. 6 No." A. “ It was at Mr. Nicore's Huuse that i stated it."
The Witness was directed to withdraw.
Then George Augustus Shaw was called in ; and, being Thomas Baker Clerk, Rector of the Rectory and Parish sworn, produced a Parchment, and was examined, as Church of Stanmer, in the County of Sussex, and also of follows:
the Rectory and Parish Church of Falmer, in the same Q: “ Are you a subscribing Witness to the Execution County ; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Pur. “ of this Deed by Mr.Campbell ?”
poses in the said Petition mentioned :
It is ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said
Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief
Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Wood,
who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in
the Bill; and, after hearing them, are to report to the Reading of the said Bill be put off to Thursday next;
upon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties, who and that the Lords be summoned.
may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have Adjourn. Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamen. signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having tum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii
, perused the Bill, do sign the fame. primum diem Martii, jam prox. sequen. horâ undecima
Upon reading the Petition of the Most Noble Elizabeth Duchess of Auroræ, Dominis fic decernentibus.
Duchess Dowager of Chandos, the Right Honourable Chandos' et John Lord Henniker, and John Minet Henniker Efquire; referred to praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the Judges.
said Petition mentioned : IE Mercurii, 1° Martii 1809.
It is ORDERED, That the Confideration of the said
Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Heath
and Mr. Baron Graham, who are forthwith to summon
are to report to the House the State of the Cafe, with Archiep. Cantuar. Dux CUMBERLAND. Ds. Walkingham. their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whe
ther all Parties, who may be concerned in the Confe
Ds. Carrington. Epus. Oxon. rius.
quences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also,
that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do fign the
Upon reading the Petition of Shovel Blackwood Esquire, Blackwood's
of Pitreavie, in the County of Fife, presently residing at et al. Petition Camberwell, in the County of Surry, Erasmus Madux referred to
Esquire, and Anne Sarah his Wife, and John Strachan
and Janet his Wife ; which said Anne Sarah the Wife Pemberton et The Order of the Day being read for the further of the said Erasmus Madox, Catherine Mary the Wife al. against Consideration of the Writ of Error, wherein Mary Pem- of the said Richard Mason, and Janet the wife of the Oakes and
berton and others are Plaintiffs, and Charles Oakes and said John Strachan, were heretofore, Anne Sarah Willington, Thomas Willington are Defendants;
Blackwood, Catherine Mary Blackwood, and Janet
Blackwood, and are Heirs of Entail of the Estate of
Pitreavie aforesaid ; praying Leave to bring in a Bill,
Petition be, and is hereby referred to the Lord President
of the Court of Session in Scotland, the Lord Justice
Clerk, and the Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer
summon all Parties before them, who may be concerned
in the Bill, and after hearing all the Parties, and perKing's An
The Lord Chamberlain reported, “ That the Lords using the Bill, are to report to the House the State of the swer to “ with White Staves had (according to Order) waited Cale, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, Address.
His Majesty with their Lordships Address of and are to sign the said Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Archibald Earl of Casillis E.Callillis and
Kennedy commonly called Lord Kennedy, and the Honour-red to Judges. Hodgkins' Upon reading the Petition of Anne Hodgkins of Walsall
, able John Kennedy his Sons, both Infants, the Honourable Petition re in the County of Stafford, on Behalf of herself, and John Kennedy, and the Honourable Robert Kennedy, both referred to Sarah Hodgkins and Ann Hodgkins the younger, her Sons of Archibald late Earl of Casillis deceased, all Heirs Judges.
Infant Children ; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the of Entail of the Estates of Cassillis and Cullean; praying
Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said
with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and
are to sign the said Bill. Abp. Canter Upon reading the Petition of the most Reverend bury's et al.
Charles Manners Sutton Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, The Lord Walsingham reported from the Lords Com. Gainsburgh Petition re
Metropolitan and Primate of all England, and the Right mittees to whom the Bill intituled, “ An Act for more Paving Bill. ferred to Judges. Honourable Thomas Earl of Chichester, the Reverend “ effectually improving the Streets, Lanes, and public
Passages in the Town of Gainsburgh, in the County Clerk, for himself and fohn Walcot his Infant Son ; and
It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said
Petition be, and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Große 66 Amendment :"
all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, Rotherham The Lord Walfingham made the like Report from the
are to report to the House the State of the Case, with
their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether
Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the fame.
ORDERED, That Catherine Brown do attend this Campbell's The Lord Walsingham also reported from the Lords laclosure Bill. Committees to whom the Bill intituled, “ An Act for
House To-morrow, in order to her being examined as Divorce Bill. “ enclufing Lands in the Parish of Hursley, and the Reading of the Bill, intituled, “ An Aą to diffolve the
a Witness upon the further Consideration and Second
“ Marriage of Peter Campbell Junior, Esquire, with Eli-
“ zabeth Lewis IVoollery his now Wife, and to enable him “ found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given
“ to marry again, and for other Purpuses therein men
Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend George Metcalfe for
Marwood of Little Bufby, in the County of York, Clerk, a Bill to take “ without any Amendment.”
late George Metcalfe ; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, the Name of Derwent Hodie 3* vice lecta est Billa, intituled, “ An Act for
for effectuating the Purposes in the said Petition men
tioned : Fishery Bill : “ amending an Act of the Forty-fourth Year of His present
“ Majesty, for regulating certain Fisheries in the County It is ORDERED, That Leave be given to bring in a
Accordingly, The Lord Waisingham presented to the Bill pre-
“ George Marwood (lately called George Metcalfe), and It was refolved in the Affirmative.
“ his Issue, to take, use, and bear the Surname and
“ Arms of Marwood, pursuant to the Will of Jane Message to A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr.
“ Turner Widow, deceased.” H.C. that the Campbell and Mr. Stratford :
The said Bill was read the First Time. Lords have agreed to it. To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the faid Bill, without any Amendment.
The Lord Mulgrave laid before the House, pur. Pot:ugal and suant to an Address to His Majesty of Friday the 3d of Spain, Reture
respecting Ld. Le De Upon reading the Petition of the Right Honourable February last;
Transports spencer et al. Thomas Lord Le Despencer, on Behalf of himself and his hinave to exInfant Sons, and others ; setting forth, “ That a Petition
“ A Return of the Number and Tonnage of all the employed to,
delivered. hibit a
“ Transports employed in the Service of Government, tion for a Bill: “ has been prepared on Behalf of the Petitioners to their
“ for the Transportation of the Army, or Stores, Am“ Lordships, for Leave to bring in a Private Bill for the
“ munition, Clothing, Money, &c. to Portugal and " Purposes therein mentioned : That the said Petition
Spain in the Year 1808; together with the Sums “ and Duplicate thereto annexed have been signed by
“ expended or contracted for, as the Freight of such
ORDERED, That the said Return do lie on the
The House (according to Order) was adjourned Militia Enlift.
“ of the Militia in Ireland voluntarily to enlist intó His
Majesty's Regular Forces.”
After some Time the House was resumed:
And the Lord Walsinghamn reported from the Com-
“ rected him to report the fame to the House, without
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamen- Adjourå.
tum continuandum effe usque ad et in diem Jovis, fe-