Page images
PDF
EPUB

CHAPTER VI.

[merged small][ocr errors]

OF HIGH TREASON, AND HEREIN OF SEDITION.

TREASONS under statute 25 Edw. III. c. 2.

1. Compassing, &c., Death of King, Queen, or Heir -
2. Violating King's Companion, or eldest Daughter unmar-

ried, or Wife of Heir - -
3. Levying War against the King -
4. Adhering to the King's Enemies -
5. Counterfeiting the King's Seal -
6. Counterfeiting the King's Money - -

7. Slaying the King's Chancellor or Justices
TREASONS since Act of Settlement.

8. Endeavouring to hinder the Succession to the Crown -
9. Affirming the right to the Crown to be in any other

person than the person entitled under the Act of Settle-

ment - - - - - - -
10. Abetting Marriage of Sovereign under 18 years of age -
Treasons created since statute 1 Mary, c. 1.

1. Relating to Papists
2. Relating to Coin and Royal Signatures -

3. For securing the Hanoverian Succession -
Punishment of High Treason
SEDITION -
Attempts to injure or alarm the Sovereign

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]

PAGE

Archbishop Chichele

-
Statutes of Hen. VIII., Jac. I., Car. I. and II., Will. III., Ann.
Punishment of Præmunire - - - - - -

115
118
119

CHAPTER IX.

[blocks in formation]

OF MISPRISIONS AND CONTEMPTS AFFECTING THE SOVEREIGN AND
GOVERNMENT.
I. Negative-

Misprision of Treason - -
Misprision of Felony -

Concealing Treasure-trove
II. Positive

1. Mal-administration of Public Officers - - -
2. Contempts against Royal Prerogative -
3. Contempts against Royal Person and Government
4. Contempts against Royal Title - -
5. Contempts against Courts of Justice -

Striking in Courts of Justice -
Threatening or reproachful words, &c. -
Dissuading Witnesses from giving Evidence, &c. -

[blocks in formation]

CHAPTER X.

130
132
133
134
134
135
136

OF OFFENCES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE.

1. Injuring and Falsifying Records
2. Obstructing Process
3. Escapes - -
4. Breach of Prison -
5. Rescue - -
6. Returning from Transportation -
7. Taking Reward to help to Stolen Goods
8. Receiving Stolen Goods -
9. Theft-bote
10. Barretry -
11. Maintenance
12. Champerty
13. Compounding Informations
14. (Conspiracy -

Threatening Letters -
15. Perjury - -

Subornation of Perjury

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors]
[blocks in formation]

148
149
151
151

OF OFFENCES AGAINST THE PUBLIC PEACE.

Felonious Breaches of the Peace

1. Riotous Assembling
2. Riotous Demolition of Buildings and Machinery -
3. Threatening Letters

4. Destroying Flood-gates, &c. on Navigable Rivers
Breaches of the Peace not Felonious

5. Malicious Destruction of Toll-bars, &c. -
6. Malicious Destruction of Works of Art -
7. Affrays - - - -
8. Riots and Unlawful Assemblies -
9. Tumultuous Petitioning -
10. Forcible Entries -
11. Going Armed with Weapons
12. Spreading False News
13. False Prophesying -
14. Challenges to Fight
15. Libels

[merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors]
[blocks in formation]
[blocks in formation]

172
173
174
175

-

-

-

[blocks in formation]

OF OFFENCES AGAINST THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE PUBLIC POLICE
OR ECONOMY.
Offences against Public Health,

1. Small-pox, Quarantine, &c.
2. Selling Bad Provisions
3. Nuisances - - -
4. Noxious Trades, &c. -

..
5. Over-crowding Lodging-houses
Offences against Public Police-

1. Clandestine Marriages
2. Bigamy -
3. Common Nuisances
Disorderly Houses

-
Unlicensed Theatres

-
Lotteries -

-
Fireworks - -

-
4. Vagrancy -

Gypsies -
Idle and Disorderly Persons
Rogues and Vagabonds -

Incorrigible Rogues
5. Gaming -
Private Lotteries -

Art Unions -
Horse Races

Betting-offices
Gaming-houses -
6. Refusing to serve a Public Office -
7. Furious Driving - -
8. Cruelty to Animals
9. Taking up Dead Bodies -
10. Killing Game without a Licence -

Night Poaching - - -

[blocks in formation]

CHAPTER XIV.

PAGE

200

201
203
204
204

-

205
207

OF HOMICIDE.

Homicide - - - - - - - -
I. Justifiable Homicide-

1. Of necessity
2. For advancement of Justice

cement of Justice - - - -
3. To prevent Crime -

In defence of Chastity -
II. Excusable Homicide-

1. Homicide by Misadventure

2. Homicide in Self-defence -
III. Felonious Homicide

Self-murder - -
Killing another
1. Manslaughter-
Voluntary -

- - -
Involuntary -

- -
2. Murder

- - - -
Offender must be of Sound Memory and Discretion
The Killing must be Unlawful - - -
The Person Killed must be a Reasonable Creature

The Killing must be with Malice aforethought -
Of Petit Treason -

211
213

214
214
216
218
218
220
221
226

228
230

CHAPTER XV.
OF OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON.

Felonies-
I. Mayhem - -

Stabbing, Wounding, and Shooting
Burning, &c. by Explosive Substances -
Administering Drugs, &c.

Aggravated Assaults -
II. Forcible Abduction
III. Rape - -

Evidence -
Seduction by False Pretences

Attempting to procure A bortion
IV. Unnatural Crimes -
Misdemeanors-
V. VI. VII. Assaults, Batteries, Wounding -

Assaults on Magistrates, Gamekeepers, Officers of

Workhouses, &c.
Assaults on Workmen
Assaults on Apprentices and Servants -

231
232
233
235
239
241
241
241

243

245

245
245

« PreviousContinue »