Naval Courts Martial, 1793-1815
John D. Byrn
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - History - 786 pages
This collection of naval court martial transcripts and related documents from the time of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars contributes not only to our understanding of military jurisprudence in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries but also to our knowledge of Georgian and Regency criminal law in general.These transcripts are presented in their entirety and offer a unique window to the social conditions and behaviour aboard the King's ships at the time.
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Act of Parliament adjudge Admiralty Ansr Answer Court Answer Answr Article of War audience admitted board His Majesty's boat boatswain brig cabin Capt Captain Bligh Captain Cuming commander in chief conduct court asked court martial court martial assembled court martial held court was cleared defence drunk duty Esqr examined as follows George Hamoaze Harbour heard held on board Honble James John judge advocate know respecting know the prisoner letter Lieut Lieut1 Lieutenant Lords Commissioners Majesty's ship Majesty's sloop Marines Mate Midshipman Minutes morning mutiny Nicholas Harrison night o'clock offence onboard ordered to withdraw President prisoner's proceeded to trial Prosecutor Prosr punishment quarter deck Rear Admiral recollect Relate respecting the charge respectively took Robert Seaman belonging second officer sergeant ship's company ships and vessels shore sloop sober spirit room struck sworn and examined Thomas told Vice Admiral watch William witness withdrew