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sum. On his cross-examination, quess of Anglesey then left the the witness said that a summons court. was taken out before a judge to Mr. Chambers addressed the jury stay proceedings on payment of for the defence, contending that the ainount due. Witness then the several annuities were much said before the judge, that the too large for the sums lent, and plaintiff claimed the interest as that the transactions were usuwell. The judge made no order. rious. The summons was for the purpose The Under Sheriff having left of stopping the proceedings. the question of amount to the jury,
Mr. James then called the Mar- they immediately returned a verquess of Anglesey, who came into dict for 1001. 3s. Id. ; 961. 12s. court, and was sworn. He was being the amount claimed, and accommodated with a seat on the 31. 11s. 9d. interest upon it. VerBench.
dicts were then taken in the other Mr. James: I believe, my Lord, six cases for the amount demanded, you are the father of the Earl of and interest upon it, calculated in Uxbridge?- The Marquess : I be the same way. lieve so. (A laugh.)
Now, in 1838, where was the Earl of Uxbridge residing?-Upon
CENTRAL CRIMINAL my life, I'm sure I can't say.
COURT, Had he a house and establish
December 15. ment of his own ?-Yes, he had a house in Bruton-street.
CHARGE OF MURDER ON
High SEAS. Had he any establishment of his own there?-Yes, I believe so.
John Bowman Reynolds, aged Has he any house or establish 25; David Barnes, 33; George ment now?-He has quitted that Deane, 20; James M’Donald, 23; house, and, I am told, he has taken and George Sole, 26; sailors, were a house in Hertfordshire. What charged with feloniously killing his establishment is I have not the and slaying Philip Keal, upon the slightest knowledge.
high seas, within the jurisdiction Now, can you tell me, my Lord of the Admiralty of England. -excuse me for putting the ques.
Mr. Clarkson defended Rey. tion--what property he has ? nolds, and Mr. Wilkins appeared
Mr. Chambers here interposed, on behalf of the other prisoners. and objected to the question. It Mr. Bodkin, with whom was was wholly foreign to the object of Mr. Doane, stated the case at the inquiry. Were they assem- length on behalf of the prosecu. bled under a writ of extent to as tion, and called the following wit. certain the amount of his Lord. ship's property, the case would be Thomas Stevens, a man of coquite different.
lour, stated that he was a seaman Mr. James maintained that his on board the bark Clydesdale. The question was quite a legitimate prisoner Reynolds was chief mate, one; but the Under Sheriff held and the others were seamen. The that Mr. Chambers's objection was deceased, who was a man of cogood, and the examination was lour, was cook, and shipped at not proceeded with. The Mar- Bombay, from which place the
vessel sailed. On the 1st of De out of his berth, seized the rope, cember they were off Holyhead, and took it from the deceased's and at that time the deceased was neck. He then placed it round very unwell, and had been so for his chest, upon which Sole called some days. He was in his berth. out, “ Now haul up." They then Early in the morning of Thursday, began to haul the man up, and in the 1st, Reynolds went below doing so struck his head against into the deceased's birth, and told the scuttle. The deceased was him to prepare breakfast. The hauled upon deck, and about 20 deceased said he was very ill and minutes afterwards was brought was unable to get up; to which down into the forecastle by the Reynolds replied, “You skulking prisoners, Sole and Deane, and
there is nothing the matter placed in his berth. Shortly afterwith you.” To that the deceased wards witness went to look at answered, “Really, Sir, you do him, and found him quite dead. not know my feelings.” Reynolds His eyes were closed and his month then said, “ You lazy fellow, if open. He thought the deceased you don't attend to my orders I was dead when they brought him will send down some tackle and down. bouse you up." He then went Cross-examined. The deceased away. At that time witness was had for two or three days previous in his bed in the forecastle. The to his death complained of violent prisoners, Barnes and Sole, were pains in his stomach. Witness's also there. After Reynolds went berth was immediately under the away the deceased was groaning, deceased's. The occurrence took and he (witness) heard Barnes say, place between 6 and 7 o'clock. It “If you don't hold your noise, I'll was getting light. put a rope's end round your neck." By Mr. Baron Alderson. The To which Sole and Deane replied, deceased had on only a worsted “If you put the rope round his shirt, a pair of stockings and short neck we will haul the up.” drawers, when pulled from his A rope's end was then put down bed. into the forecastle, upon which Henry Nieumann, carpenter on Barnes laid hold of it and put it board the Clydesdale, gave similar round the deceased's neck.
He testimony. was at that time lying at full Joseph Bull, a seaman, stated length in his bed. The rope was that on the morning in question then pulled tight round his neck, he was in his berth, when he was and some persons on deck pulled disturbed by Reynolds endeavourhim forcibly from his berth. As ing to arouse the deceased, who soon as the rope was put round replied, “You do not know my the deceased's neck, Deane, who feelings—you may bouse ne up if was in the forecastle at the time, you like.” Shortly afterwards he said he would go on deck and saw the deceased pulled out of his haul him up, and it was after he berth by a rope which was tied left the forecastle that the deceased round his neck. When pulled out was pulled up. The carpenter, who of bed he fell with his body upon was also in the forecastle, called the chest, and his head upon the out, “ Avast, hold the rope, you'll hatchway-door. The carpenter restrangle the man,” and jumped moved the rope from his neck, and
witness afterwards saw the deceased had described ; the mere exposure when he was lying upon the deck; to cold alone, considering the prehe was not dead, but was in a vious illness of the deceased, posstagnant state. When he first saw sibly might have produced all the him he had no covering upon him. symptoms. He was, however, still
Other evidence was given tend- of opinion, that the death of the ing to shew that the deceased had deceased was caused by suffocareceived very rough usage. tion ; although there were no
Mr. George Woods, a surgeon marks of violence about the neck, at Liverpool, stated, that he ex either internally or externally, still amined the body of the deceased death might have been produced on the evening of the 2nd Dec., by suffocation. and from the appearances observed By Mr. Baron Alderson.-Was he had no doubt that death was of opinion that the mere pressure caused from suffocation.
of the rope upon the deceased's Cross-examined.-Had no doubt neck, which would be caused by that death was caused by suffoca. drawing him from his berth on to tion, but by what means produced the chest, would not be sufficient he could not say. There were no to produce all the appearances
he appearances to account for death
observed on making the post mor. in an ordinary manner. It was tem examination. possible, but not at all probable, Mr. Bacon Alderson here inti. that all the symptoms he had de mated that in his opinion, the scribed might have resulted from evidence did not support the alleexposure to cold. There were no gations in the indictment. The external marks of violence; the death of the deceased was alleged only symptom of illness which to have been caused by strangulaappeared likely to incapacitate the tion and suffocation; but he could deceased from attending to his not help thinking, after the evi. duty, was a slight overloading of dence just adduced, that in all the bowels; that, however, might probability death was caused by have been removed by medicine. the brutal exposure to the incleConstipation might have produced mency of the weather. The incongestion of the brain ; and con dictment ought to have contained stipation might have been produced a count charging the death to have by exposure to cold. It was pos taken place under such circumsible, but not at all probable, that stances; it was much to be reall the symptoms he had described gretted that the prisoners should might have been produced by ex have the chance of escapingthrough posure to cold.
a technical defect in the indictment. Re-examined. - Presuming all The present charge could not be the facts, as stated by the wit- sustained against the prisoners; but nesses, to be correct, the usage the at the same time their conduct had deceased had received, the condi- been extremely bad: they had been tion he was in whilst lying upon guilty of a very grievous brutality, deck, with only a worsted shirt, a for which they ought to be sorry pair of drawers, and stockings on, for the rest of their lives. the mere exposure to extreme cold The jury, therefore, under his under such circumstances might Lordship's directions, acquitted all have produced all the appearances he the prisoners.
Money received froin the East India
Company, on account of Retired Pay, Pensions, &c. of her Majes. ty's Forces serving in India, per
Act 4 Geo. 4, c. 71. From the Trustees of the King of the
Belgians, the Ainount repaid into the Exchequer for the use of the Consolidated Fund, out of the An.
muity granted to Prince Leopold . Imprest Monies, repaid by sundry
Public Accountants, and other
of the United Kingdom.