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THE USUAL COMMENCEMENTS AND CONCLU-
SIONS OF INDICTMENTS, INFORMATIONS,
CORONER'S INQUESTS, AND PRESENTMENTS
OF A JUDGE OR JUSTICE.

ment at ses

Middlesex. The jurors for our lord the king upon their commence. oath present, that Elizabeth Powell, late of the parish of Saint ment of indiet. Paul Covent Garden, in the County of Middlesex, (a) widow, on sions for the the twentieth day of February, in the forty-seventh year of the county of Midreign of our sovereign lord George the third by the grace of offence com

mitted out of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, the city and defender of the faith, with force and arms at the said parish of liberty of

Westminster. Saint Paul Covent Garden, in the said county of Middlesex, did &c. (State offence.]

Middlesex. The jurors for our lord the King upon their oath Commencepresent, that A. B. late of the parish of Saint Martin in the fields, ment of indictin the county of Middlesex, yeoman, &c. [Proceed as above.]

ty of Middle sex, for an offence committed within city and liberty of Westminst. (6)

ment at sessions for eoun

City, borough, and town of West- / The jurors for our lord Commence.

minster, in the county of Middlesex. ) the king upon their oath ment of indict

inent at sessions for the

(@) It is generally preferable to the sessions for Middlesex, for an state the defendant's addition of offence committed within the city place in the parish or place where and liberty of Westminster, except the ofence was committed, ante 1 the precinct of Saint Martin le

Grand, London. See Cro. C. C.
(6) This is the proper form of 7 Ed. 36, 37. 8 Ed. 14.
Commencement of indictment at
Crim. Law.
Vol. II.

А

vol. 210.

city and libero present, that A. B. late of the parish of saint Martin in the fields, minster for an within the liberty of the dean and chapter of the collegiate church offence com of saint Peter, Westminster, the city, borough, and town of mitted within same but with- Westminster in the county of Middlesex, yeoman, &c. on &c. out. St. Mər. with force and arms at the parish aforesaid, and within the tiu's le Grand. (c)

liberty aforesaid in the city, borough, and town of Westminster aforesaid, in the county of Middlesex aforesaid, did, &c. [State offence.]

Commence. City, borough, and town of West, The jurors for our lord ment of in

minster, in the county of Middlesex, the king upon their oath dictment at sessions for the and saint Martin's-le-Grand, London. ) present, that A. B. late city and libero of the parish of saint James, within the liberty of the dean and minster for an chapter of the collegiate church of Saint Peter, Westminster, the offence committed within city, borough, and town of Westminster, in the county of Middlesame and also sex, and saint Martin-le-Grand, London, yeoman, on, &c. with within St. Martin's le force and arms at the parish aforesaid, within the liberty aforesaid, Grand. (d)

in the county aforesaid, did, &c. [State offence.]

Commence

Essex, (to wit.) The jurors for our lord the king upon their ment of an in- oath present, that C. D. late of the parish of

- in the county the assizes or of Essex, (f) labourer, on the thirty-first day of December, in the general quar; fifty-sixth year of the reign of our sovereign lord George the third,

. )

by the grace of God of the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, king, defender of the faith, (g) with force and arms at the parish of aforesaid, in the county of Essex aforesaid, &c. [State offence.]

The like with Essex, (to wit.) The jurors for our lord the king upon their an alias dictus oath present, that John Richardson, late of the parish of - in of surname.(h)

the county of Essex, labourer, otherwise called John Baldwin,

on, &c.

The like with Essex, (to wit.) The jurors for our lord the king upon their un alias addi. oath present, that C. D. late of the parish of --- in the county tion of degree. (i)

(c) As to this form see Cro. C. C. 7 Ed. 37.

(d) As to this form sce Cro. C. C. 7 Ed. 37.

(e) Cro. C.C. 8 Ed. 45.

(5) It is usual and better to state defendant's addition of coun

ty where he resides, see reason, ante 1 vol. 210.

(g) This is the present style.

(h) The addition should always be before the alias dictus, ante i vol. 210.

(2) Fost. 5.

of Essex, gentleman, otherwise called C. D. late of the same place, esquire, on, &c.

Essex, (to wit.) The jurors for our lord the king upon their

The like oath present, that E. D. wife of C. D. late of the parish of against a

feme covert in the county of Essex, yeoman, on, &c.

indicted sepa.

rately. (k) Essex, (to wit.) The jurors for our lord the king upon their The like oath present, that C. D. late of the parish of

in the county

against several

defendants. (1) of Essex, labourer, E. F. late of the same, place, labourer, and G. H. late of the same place, sergemaker, on, &c.

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within the Ad

Admiralty of England. The jurors for our sovereign lord the king Indictment for upon their oath present, that C. D. late of mariner, on, &c. an offence with force and arms upon the high sea, near the coast of Malabar, miralty juris

diction. (m) in the East Indies, and within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England, in and on board of a certain ship, called the Adventure galley (whereof the said C. D. was then and there commander) then and there being, feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought, did, &c. [State the offence and every fact to have happened within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England aforesaid, and if for murder conclude as follows :) and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do say that the aforesaid C. D. him the said A. B. upon the high sea aforesaid, in the ship aforesaid, and within the jurisdiction of the admiralty of England aforesaid, in manner and form aforesaid, feloniously, wilfully, and of bis malice aforethought, did kill and murder against the peace of our said lord the king, his crown and dignity.

And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath (0) aforesaid, do further Commence. present that the said C. D. on, &c. with force and arms, at, &c. went of anse.

cond aforesaid, &c. [State the offence.]

qnent count.

In contempt of our said lord the king and his laws, to the evil Common con

clusion of an

(k) Ante 1 vol. 210. 2 Hale, 176, defendant, 1 Bulstr. 183. Bac. Ab. 7. Cro. C.C. 8 Ed. 35. Bac. Ab. Indictment, G. 2. but see Fost. 5. Misnosmer, B.4. Cro. Eliz. 198. (m) Cro. C. C. 8 Ed. 443. 4.17. 750. 2. Inst. 669. Hawk. b. 2. 7 Ed. 700. 707. Starkie, 367. C. 23. s. 124.

1 Leach Cro. L. 4. Ed. 388. 569. (1) In Hawk. b. 2. c. 25. s. 76, it 3 Ed. 432. 648. is said to be safer to repeat the addi (n) Cro. C. C. 8 Ed. 45. uion of place after the name of each (6) When a second offence is al

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