Local Newpaper Extracts
Some Selected Reports from the Salisbury and Winchester Journal
Monday, March 12th, 1827
All Persons having any Claim or Demand on the Estate or Effects of Mr.Aaron Moody, of the parish of West Wellow, deceased, are requested to deliver the same to Mr.Samuel Moody, of East Tytherly, or Mr.William Moody, of Wellow, Executors, or to Mr.John Petty, of Wellow, who is appointed to receive the same.
To be Let or Sold, - A modern-built House, fit for the reception of any moderately sized respectable family, with a good Garden, &c.
May be seen, or particulars and terms known, on application to the owner and present occupier, Mr.Robins, at Burton Hill, Malmesbury, nearly midway between Bath and Cheltenham, the upper road.
N.B.- Rent and Taxes about £70 a year.
The Commissioners in a Commission of Bankrupt, bearing date the 11th day of October, 1826, awarded and issued forth against William Maud, and Robert Maud, now or late of Andover, in the county of Southampton, common brewers, dealers and chapmen, intend to meet on the 22d day of March instant, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, at the White Hart Inn, in Andover aforesaid, to make a Dividend of the estate and effects of the said bankrupts; when and where the Creditors who have not already proved their debts are to come prepared to prove the same, or they will be excluded from the benefit of the said Dividend, and all claims not then proved will be disallowed.
Mr.Justice Burrough in his charge to the Grand Jury, at our assizes, condemned in very strong terms, the late prize fights, and urged the magistrates to interfere to put a stop to such disgraceful occurrences.
Sentences passed on the prisoners :
Death :- David Allee, aged 21, convicted of burglariously entering the house of John Sayer, Esq. at Winchester, with intent to commit felony- John Millett, for stealing a pony mare, near Bristol, the property of John Bracey - Charles Barnes, for stealing a gelding the property of D.Bromfield, at Minsteed- Charles Crawley and Geo.Chiverell, for a burglary and robbery in the house of Ann Shute, Whippingham, Isle of Wight- James Trimming and Wm.Trimming, for stealing a lamb belonging to R.N.Lee, Esq.- Wm.Russell and Jas.Bennett, for stealing a sheep at Milford, the property of Ed.Dennett - Wm.Atkins, for stealing a sheep belonging to Thos.Way - Ed.Sackley, for stealing a mare at North Waltham - Jas.Nutbean, for stealing cheese at Beaulieu - John Purver, for robbing the house of Chas.Spratley.- Rob.Birch, for a burglary and robbery in the house of Jas.Summers at Romsey - Francis Kimber, for stealing barley from the barn of Abia Bull - John Plowman, for robbing the house of Burgess Plowman - Robert Haskell, for stealing 2 sheep at Fordingbridge - Wm.Taylor, for stealing 12 sovereigns belonging to Geo.Bright - Fras.Proudley, for stealing two horses at Cranborne - Wm.Wood, for stealing a gelding at Alverstoke.
The above named David Allee is ordered to be executed on Saturday the 24th instant.
14 years transportation :- Thos.Brewer, for robbing John Gotobed on the highway at Christchurch.
7 years transportation :- Sarah Wassell, for stealing the property of James Amuty - Wm.Brown, for robbing the house of Chas.Spratley - James Baker, for stealing pigs from Henry Miller.
Imprisonment :- James Bridger, for robbing the house of Joseph Knowles; Charles Wild and James Spencer, for stealing property of Joseph Durdle; Thomas Grubb and Wm.Cawte, for stealing canvas from Geo.Pratt; Henry Gill, for stealing a pig from Charles Richards; Thos.Tape, for bigamy; Hori Hoare and George Evans, for stealing geese at Kingsley; and John Keele, for stealing ducks from Rd.Heath; 12 mos. each.
Henry Head, Joseph Newman, and Geo.Harris, for robbing Chas.Watts; Wm.Keenes, for stealing a pig from Thomas Moth; Christ.Shields, for stealing a cheese at Gosport; Wm.and Ann Hooper, for selling a gun not their own; and Rd.Mears, for stealing a pig from Chas.Richards; 6 mos each.- Ann Mills, for stealing a handkerchief from Thos.Blandford, 3 months.
The following causes were tried at Nisi Prius :
Gale, Clerk, v. Blount. - Judd v. Stone.- These were actions brought by the Rev.John Shepherd Gale and Mr.Robt.Judd, to recover a compensation in damages for words spoken by the defendants, in conversation with Judd, of a most defamatory nature. Immediately on the opening of the proceedings, the learned counsel for the defendant conferred with the plaintiff's counsel, and the plaintiff's having no vindictive motives, the result was an apology made by Mr.F.Williams, of behalf of the defendant, to the following effect :- This was an action in which was imputed to his client the utterance of words intended to malign the character of the plaintiff in a gross and outrageous manner, so reproachful indeed, and so disgraceful, that it was not possible the plaintiff could overlook it, nor could there be the slightest cause for the imputation towards the respectable individuals, who on that day appeared before them. They were unguarded words, spoken in a gust of passion, and the defendant was now desirous utterly to disclaim them, as well as any intention to defame their character. Mr.Gale is a most respectable clergyman, and there could not be the slightest shadow of suspicion that the words so spoken could be justified or even mitigated. The truth was as he had already stated, that they were spoken in a gust of passion, and that the defendant was sincerely sorry for them. He disclaimed them altogether, and consented not only to a verdict against him, but also to pay all expences which the plaintiffs had very properly incurred for the vindication of their character, on which the defendant candidly and unfeignedly confessed he had no reason to cast the slightest imputation.- Mr.Philip Williams, a counsel for the plaintiffs, was about to address the jury, when he was stopped by the learned Judge, who observed, that the defendants counsel having agreed to a verdict against him, the trouble of the Jury was saved, and really the defendant ought to think himself very happy in getting so easily out of the scrape. Such words were wicked and abominable against any person, but more especially so against a man exercising the sacred functions of religion, and he was quite sure, that if those words had been proved to be spoken, a Hampshire Jury would have given very severe damages, in order to evince their deep sense of their indignation at the defendant's conduct. A verdict was accordingly entered for the plaintiffs, - nominal damages of 40s with full costs as between attorney and client.
Smyth v. Saunders. - This was an action on a warranty of soundness of 78 sheep bought of the defendant at Andover fair. The plaintiff lives at Twyford, and the defendant near Wareham, in Dorsetshire. After the sheep had been in the plaintiff's possession a week or two, they began to get thin, and ultimately died. On opening them, their livers shewed symptoms of the rot. For the defendant it was proved that at the time of purchase the sheep were perfectly sound, and that the land of the defendant was so good that it was next to impossible for the sheep to take the disorder. Verdict for the defendant.
The King v. R.D. Richards. - This was a prosecution instituted by Charles Molloy Westmacott, (an illegitimate son of Mr.Westmacott, the sculptor) against the defendant, for a scandalous and malicious libel published in a large handbill. The plaintiff is a person who is or has been connected with the Southampton Herald; the defendant is also connected with the press. In February 1826, the defendant brought from London to Southampton a number of bills, offering a reward for the apprehension of the prosecutor, and giving a ludicrous description of the person, amongst others, that he was 2 feet 3 inches high, bandy legged, had broad thumbs, that he had served in the capacity of cad, scene shifter, colour grinder, reporter, spy, common informer, evesdropper, sweep, and deliverer of messages on the Liverpool stage, and that any body who would bring him to his disconsolate father, Charles Molloy, chimney-sweeper, Drury-lane, should receive the reward, &c. These bills the defendant arrived with at Southampton, and at the house of Mr.Brooks procured a person to post the bills in the most conspicuous parts of Southampton; four were sent under cover to people living and known to the prosecutor at Southampton. The defendant was proceeded against and convicted of publishing bills not having the printer's name on them. Mr.Bingham for the defendant, contended that the placard was nothing more than a mere dull practical joke, and that the words used, although objectionable, were not of the nature whereby the prosecutor could in the least be injured, or from which malice might be inferred.
Mr.Justice Park said that in his opinion the publication was a scandalous libel.
The Jury found the defendant guilty.
Barnett v. Crook and another.- This was an action of trespass for entering the plaintiff's premises, destroying the interior, and causing serious loss and injury. The plaintiff is the manager of a company of players who have for a number of years performed at Gosport. The theatre had formerly been the property of the plaintiff's father, but he sold it to the defendant, who let it to the plaintiff at a yearly rent of £20 and within the last two years of the tenancy the rent had been increased to £25. As soon as the performing season was over, the plaintiff used to allow the defendant to let the theatre, he (Crook) and the plaintiff dividing the receipts. Every thing went on comfortably till last year, when the plaintiff received a note from Crook saying that the theatre was sold; the plaintiff immediately went to the theatre and found the boxes and gallery removed, and the whole theatre turned into a dissenting chapel. At the suggestion of the judge, it was agreed that the defendants should pay the plaintiff £200.- each party to pay their own costs.
Humby v. Devereux and another (Special) - This was an action brought by the plaintiff, a cabinet maker and upholsterer residing at Romsey, against the defendants, two surviving trustees of the Hants and Sussex fire office, to recover the sum of £1200 on a policy of insurance effected in their office, for premises which the plaintiff held at Romsey under a lease for 99 years on 3 lives at a rent of £16 per annum. It appeared that on the night of the 14th Dec last, between the hours of 10 and 11, the plaintiff's premises were discovered to be on fire and they were ultimately entirely destroyed, and the plaintiff came upon the insurance company for the amount of his policy, but in consequence of there being some doubt how the accident happened, the insurance company refused to pay the amount claimed, and the plaintiff now brought his action to recover that sum. From the evidence it appeared that on the night of the fire the plaintiff had been at work with two apprentices in his shop behind the house till 8 o'clock, at which time he went to the White Horse to spend the evening, leaving the apprentices at work, where they continued till 1/4 past 9 o'clock at which time they left. In the course of the evening the apprentices had snuffed the candles with their fingers and thrown the snuff on the floor, from which and other circumstances it was supposed to be the cause of the fire; the boards of the floor it appeared were not close, so that sawdust had filled up some of the crevices, while others remained open. The plaintiff was at the White Horse inn, till 1/2 past 10 o'clock, and on returning home he found his premises on fire. So rapid were the flames that he had scarcely time to save the lives of him family. Property to the amount of nearly £1700 was destroyed, the plaintiff being ensured for only £1200. The defence attempted to be set up was that the plaintiff had set the fire to the premises himself, and to make this out several witnesses were called.
Mr.Justice Park, in summing up, said, he had never remembered a case supported by such weak testimony as that adduced by the defendants. He had been concerned for many years, more or less, during the time he was at the bar, for the Royal Exchange Insurance Company, and had great experience in actions of this description. He thought it his duty to state that he much disapproved of the manner in which this case had been conducted by the Insurance Company. The Jury immediately found for the plaintiff, damages £1200.
Scott and another, Executors of Mrs.Flower Lethbridge, v. Knapp.- An action brought to recover the sum of £107 3s 4d from the defendant, distributor of stamps for the western division of this county. It appeared the plaintiffs had paid the above some to a person of the name of Roach, residing at Fordingbridge, as assistant distributor of stamps, for legacy duty, the receipts for which have to go to London to be stamped, and returned again into the county. Roach took the money, and undertook to get the stamps properly put on the receipts, which he never did; the defendant was written to on the subject, and he said he knew nothing of the matter, nor had he any such receipts from Roach. For the plaintiff it was contended that there was no agency between him and Roach as to legacy duty, only as to other stamps, and that Knapp was not bound to make good the money which Roach had appropriated to his own use. - Verdict for the plaintiff.
The Rev.F.Swanton has been instituted to the vicarage of Piddletrenthide, Dorset, to which he had been presented by the Dean and Chapter of Winchester, the patrons thereof.
Birth.- On the 2d inst.at his seat at Wickham, the lady of George Collins Poore, Esq. High Sheriff of the county, of a son and heir.- On Sunday, at Highway House, Froyle, the lady of Thomas Pearse, Esq. of a daughter.- At Fairfield, near Lymington, on Sunday last, the lady of Ralf Allen Daniell, Esq. of a daughter.
On the 5th inst.was married at Fareham, John Theophilus Kelsall, Esq. R.N. to Elizabeth Ann, daughter of the late Vice-Admiral Stephens.
On Wednesday last died, at Lyndhurst, the Countess of Effingham.
On the 2d inst.died at Pyke Hayes, Warwickshire, aged 22, Heneage Walter Legge, Midshipman in the Royal Navy, the youngest surviving son of the Hon.and Rev.Augustus George Legge, of Wonston, in this county.
On Tuesday last died at Andover, in the 75th year of his age, Mr.Thomas Sawyer, of that place.
Thursday died at Romsey, Ann, eldest daughter of Mr.Wm.Undy, aged 15 years.
The following inquests have been taken by Mr.Shebbeare : on the 27th of February, at Wootton St.Lawrence, on the body of Rebecca Escall, a child about 11 years old, who died in consequence of being burnt by her clothes taking fire.- On the 3d inst.at Hurstbourne Tarrant, on the body of a lad named Wm.Vereboy; the deceased was standing near a cart, when the horse ran back and jambed him in between the tail of the cart and a post by the road side, by which he was so much injured as to occasion his death. - On the 8th instant, at Hartley Wintney, on the body of James Canterell, who was killed in a gravel pit where he was at work, owing to a large quantity of gravel falling on him, and burying him beneath. - Verdict in each case, "Accidental Death."
A full-dress ball and supper is to be held at the Dolphin in, on Tuesday the 20th instant, under the superintendence of six lady patronesses and six stewards.
Saturday, March 10.
On Tuesday last died here, aged 70 years, Mr.John Crawford, third son of the late Mrs.Crawford, of Borham, Northumberland.
Mr.W.Thompson, Surgeon Dentist, respectfully announces his arrival from Bath and Clifton, at No.2 Lansdown Hill, Castle Square, in this town. Mr.T's skilful method of reducing Teeth and casing them, is so much approved of, it needs no comment; it prevents the painful operation of extracting. Whole sets inserted by adhesion at half the usual charge. Mr.Thompson is patronised by the Royal Family, supported by R.Keate, Esq. Surgeon to ditto - Mr.Thompson purposes taking his tour to Windsor and the Metropolis in the course of a few weeks; his address in London is No.13, New Quebec-street, Portman-square.
N.B. Hours of practice from ten till two o'clock.
W.and H.T.'s Royal Restorative Tooth Powder, used at the Palace and this town for 26 years.
Mr.Justice Park and Mr.Justice Burrough arrived in this city on Saturday, and opened the commission for holding the assizes for this county. The following prisoners, upwards of 80 in number, are on the calendar for trial :
Monday, March 12.
Richard Thomas, aged 30, charged with the wilful murder of Mary Ann Matilda Taylor, at Preshute - Harriot James, for the murder of her bastard child at Kingswood - James Cadell, for uttering a forged note at Cirencester - Henry Smith, for violating the person of Eliz.Fleeck, an infant under the age of six years, at Swindon; and also for feloniously assaulting Sarah Dunn at Highworth - Cornelius Adlam and Stephen Trapp, for burglary and robbery in the house of Wm.Knight at Sutton Veny - Wm.Turner and Wm.Little, for a burglary and robbery in the house of George Grey at Trowbridge - Ed.W.Cresswell and Isaac Berry, for a burglary and robbery in the house of Jas.Stiles at Sherston Magna - Jas.Cooper and Geo.Hawkins, for a burglary and robbery in the house of Francis Jutson, at Warminster; and Samuel Spicer, Thomas Witchell, and Sarah Spicer, for receiving the stolen goods of the said Francis Jutson - Henry Ford, for a burglary and robbery in the house of Mary Holly, at Fugglestone St.Peter - Wm.Archer, for a burglary in the house of John Cockrell, at Warminster - Charles Bull, for a burglary in the house of James Benger, at Westbury - Reuben Short, Joseph Maidment, and Ambrose Sanger, for robbing William Ford on the highway at Donhead St.Mary - Chas.Lovett, Thos.Banstone, and Samuel Banstone, for robbing John Turner on the highway at Fonthill Gifford - Fred.Kellow and Thos.Solomon, for robbing Joseph Warren on the highway at Warminster - James Hickson, for assaulting and wounding Jas.Tewkesbury in the execution of his office of bailiff to the Sheriff, in the city of New Sarum, and also for assaulting Wm.Silwood - Rd.Price, for setting fire to the factory of Wm.Parsons at Melksham - Rd.Yewdle, for stealing a mare belonging to Eb.Coombs at Corsley - Job.Dovey, for stealing a pony at Bramshaw - Raymond Read, for stealing a mare the property of Thos.Purnell, and for stealing a horse the property of Jas.Watts - Wm.Staples, for stealing a gelding, the property of Jas.Watts - Jas.Wheeler, for stealing a lamb, the property of Rd.Box, at Market Lavington - Charles Gore, for stealing a wether sheep from Samuel Mundy, at Bradford - David Sawyer, for stealing a ram, the property of T.Mills, at Figheldean - Jas.Fisher and John Radford, for breaking open and robbing the house of John Huntley, at Winkfield - John Gregory, for breaking open and robbing the house of Amos Brittain, at Chippenham - Isaac Light and John Tucker, for breaking open and robbing the house of Wm.Bowles, at Bishops Cannings -
Jacob Hobbs and James Button, for breaking open and robbing the house of Betty Hiscock, at Lacock - Rd.Amor, for breaking open and robbing the house of Maurice Jarvis, at Milton - Martha Smith, for breaking open and robbing the house of Wm.Hayes, at Chipping Lambourn - John Mayo, for poaching in Kemble Wood - John Cooper, Joseph Smith, and John Moore, for stealing 3 asses from James Carpenter, at Radstock, Somerset - Ann Matthews, for stealing a scarf at Highworth - Jacob Wyer, for robbing Eliza Barrett of 2s. 6d. - Wm.Hulbert and Philip Hayward, for stealing pigs from John Spencer, at Bradford - Thos.Nutley, for stealing a watch and other articles at Colingbourn Kingston - Geo.Mitchell, for stealing a parcel at Tetbury, Gloucestershire - Chas.Bunce and Thomas Gunter, and Richard Osman, for stealing wood at Wanborough - John Cockhead, for stealing peas at Bourton - Mary Godwin, for stealing calico at Purton - Henry Heasman, for stealing 10lbs of mutton at Fisherton - Geo.Douglas, for stealing two watches at Marlboro - Thos.Day, for stealing a watch at Corsham - John Handcock, for stealing a hammer, &c at Great Cheverill - Robert Gale, John Withers, Richard Withers, and John Sheppard, for stealing a cloak and shawl at Trowbridge - Steph.England, for stealing 3lbs of copper at Bradford - John Moger, for stealing some glass at Mere - Henry Collier, for stealing a pig from Jas.Blackman, Esq. at Ramsbury- Ann Wright and Nath.Thompson, for stealing a watch and other articles from W.Y.Hill, at Sherston Magna- Isaac Bollon and James Bollon, for stealing 40 pigeons from Charles Russell, South Wraxhall- John Rambridge, for stealing 100lbs of hay from Henry Macey, at Milford- Wm.Perry, for stealing 5s.6d. from James Freestone- Henry Turner, for stealing a breast of mutton from James Stone.
Our new High Sheriff, T.B.M.Baskerville, Esq. has a number of fine young men selected to attend him as Javelin Men at our assizes; their habiliments are new, and of a very gay description.
Since our last notice of the theatre, no endeavour seems to have been spared on the part of the management, in the rapid production of popular novelties for the amusement of the admirers of the drama; and we trust, that such a laudable desire to please will meet with corresponding patronage, and prove a stimulant to future exertion. We cannot help noticing, in particular, the very admirable manner in which the grand [...]ance of Faustus has been got up, and which was performed in a style, that would reflect credit on any provincial theatre. A very interesting melo drama called Mary Stuart, founded on Sir Walter Scott's novel of the Abbot, has likewise been very successful, and promises to be a favourite, as also the popular drama of Luke the Labourer. The performers in general appear, as they become more known, to gain in favour, and we hope their unremitted exertions to please will be crowned with success.
Married at Yeovil, on the 6th instant, Mr.Thomas Templeman, second son of the Rev.John Templeman, of Lopen, Somerset, to Maria, third daughter of Henry Whitmarsh, Esq. of the former place.
Saturday the 3d inst. was married at Swindon, Mr.John Biggs, only son of Mr.Wm.Biggs, of Devizes, to Mary, third daughter of the late James Strange, Esq. of the former place.
On the 6th inst. was married at Leyton Church, Benedict John, eldest son of B.J.Angell, Esq., of Rumsey House, Wilts, to Emma, 2d daughter of John Gore, Esq., of Etloehouse, Essex.
On the 1st inst. was married at Pitton, Mr.Marsh, of Motsom, to Miss Mary Ann Newbery, of the former place.
The funeral remains of the late Hon.Mrs.Arundell, whose lamented decease, at Exeter, we announced in our Journal of last week, arrived for interment at Wardour Chapel, on Sunday evening the 4th inst. In the absence of the noble head of the family, it was of course proper, that the funeral should take place in a private manner; as far as consistent with decent respect for the memory of the deceased. The hearse and mourning coaches were met at Shaftesbury by several of the members and connexions of the Arundell and Smythe families, who accompanied the remains to the Glove Inn, where the principal tenants of Lord Arundell testified their respect for the virtuous and amiable qualities of the deceased, and their attachment to their noble landlord, and his family, by voluntarily assembling to the number of about forty on horseback; and together with a numerous assemblage on foot, escorting them to Wardour; where they were received, at the entrance of the Chapel, by the Clergy and attendants in surplices, about half past five. On the following morning the funeral service took place, after which the remains were consigned to the family vault, attended by the afflicted widower, by his brother-in-law, Admiral Sir John Talbot, K.C.B., by members of the Arundell, Jerningham, and Clifford families, and by John Hussey, of Marnhull, Esq. as chief mourners.
The late Hon.Mrs.Arundell, was only daughter of the late Hugh Smythe, Esq. son of Sir Edward Smythe, of Acton Burnal, Bart.county of Salop, and of Lucy, daughter and co-heiress of the late Edward Sulyarde, of Haughley Park, Esq. county of Suffolk.
The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Messrs.Stevens, Blackmore, and Sons, of Salisbury, and Mr.Force, of Exeter.
On Monday last died in the Close, Miss Kerrich, daughter of the late Rev.Walter Kerrich, Canon Residentiary of our Cathedral.
Died in Crane-street, on Tuesday last, in her 82d year, Mrs.Rigby, widow of the late Rev.Henry Rigby.
On the 2d inst.died at Weymouth, Mrs.Templeman, widow and relict of John Templeman, Esq., late of Dorchester, aged 82 years.
On Tuesday last died, at Felix Cottage, Islington, in the 77th year of his age, deeply lamented by his family and friends, Edward Ballard, Esq. an Alderman of this city.
On Thursday last died, of a decline, in the 22d year of her age, Mary Ann, the eldest and sincerely lamented daughter of Mr.J.T.Biddlecombe, of the Close, of this city.
Mrs.Hume, an aged lady of fortune, widow of Alexander Hume, Esq. was killed on Saturday se'nnight, at Reading, by a stage-coach, whilst crossing the road. She was very deaf, and the Jury, by their verdict declared it to be purely accidental.
Died, at Puncknoll, on the 28th of February, universally regretted, and a bight example of every christian and moral excellence, Mary Sophia, the wife of the Rev.George C.Frome.
Died at Corsham, aged 85, Mr.Robert Newman, father of the late Mr.Richard Newman, who died on his passage from Jamaica, and also of Messrs.Charles and Wm.Newman, now planters in that island.
Monday died, after a long illness, aged 21, Mary Ball, niece of Miss Ball, Post-office, Trowbridge.
Died at Staplegrove, Somerset, Charles Law, Esq. of the firm of "Law and Whittaker." booksellers, London.
On Tuesday last died at Warminster, Mr.John Hutin, Bristol and Salisbury carrier.
On Thursday last died at Devizes, after a long affliction, Mary Anne, daughter of Mr.Gray, formerly of this city.
Saturday the 3d inst. died, aged 63, Mrs Jane Kirk, a respectable inhabitant of Dinton.
On Tuesday the 6th inst. died Ann, wife of Mr.Jas.Blake, of Stratford-sub-Castle : an affectionate mother and sincere friend.
Monday last died of inflammation of the lungs, aged eleven months, Anna, daughter of Mr.Coles, of Fisherton, near this city.
Wednesday last died, aged 46, Mr.Uriah West, carpenter, of East Harnham.
Saturday se'nnight died, at Bradford, of inflammation of the lungs, Mr.Richard Tolley, aged 68.
In our last, the death of Mrs.House of Heytesbury, was stated by mistake - instead of Mr.House.
On Friday the 2d inst. a Coroner's inquest was held at Studland, before Edward Dean, Esq. Mayor of the borough of Wareham, and Coroner of the Isle of Purbeck, on the body of Richard Brownsea, who cut his throat, in a most shocking manner, with a razor. After a strict examination of several witnesses, a verdict of "Insanity" was returned by the jury.