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TRIALS

OF

JEREMIAH BRANDRETH,
WILLIAM TURNER, ISAAC LUDLAM,
GEORGE WEIGHTMAN,

AND OTHERS,

FOR

Digh Treason,

UNDER A SPECIAL COMMISSION AT DERBY,

ON

Thursday the 16th,

Tuesday the 21st,
Friday the 17th,

Wednesday the 22d,
Saturday the 18th,

Thursday the 23d,
Monday the 20th,

Friday the 24th, and
Saturday the 25th of October, 1817.

WITH THE ANTECEDENT PROCEEDINGS.

IN TWO VOLUMES:VOL. I.

TAKEN IN SHORT HAND BY
WILLIAM BRODIE GURNEY,

Short Hand Writer to both Houses of Parliament.

London:

SOLD BY BUTTERWORTH AND SON, FLEET STREET, AND

FENNER, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1817.

DA 535 382 Vil

(Entered at Stationers Hall.]

X. TEAPE, PRINTER, TOWER-HILL, LONDON,

TRIALS

OT

JEREMIAH BRANDRETH,

AND OTHERS,

FOR

High Lreason.

At the Assizes holden at Derby, for the County of Derby, on the 26th day of July, 1817, the Grand Jury found the following Bill of Indictment:

Derbyshire to Wit The jurors for our Lord the King upon their oath present that Thomas Bacon late of the parish of Pentridge in the county of Derby labourer Jeremiah Brandreth late of the same parish of Pentridge in the same county labourer otherwise called John Coke late of the same place labourer otherwise called the Nottingham Captain late of the same place labourer George Weight man late of the same parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby sawyer William Turner late of the parish of Southwingfield in the same county of Derby stone mason Joseph Turner late of the same parish of Southwingfield in the same county of Derby labourer otherwise called Manchester Turner late of the same place labourer Isaac Ludlam the elder late of the same parish of Southwingfield in the same county of Derby stonegetter Isaac Ludlam the younger late of the same parish of Southwingfield in the same county of Derby labourer Samuel Ludlam late of the same parish of Southwingfield in the same county of Derby labourer William Ludlam late of the same parish of Southwingfield in the same county of Derby labourer Samuel Hunt late of the same parish of Southwingfield in the same county of Derby farmer Edward Turner late of the same parish of Southwingfield in the same county of

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Derby stone mason Robert Turner late of the same parish of Southwingfield in the same county of Derby labourer Charles Swaine late of the same parish of Southwingfield in the same county of Derby labourer John Onion the elder late of the said parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby labourer John Mac Kesswick late of the parish of Heanor in the same county of Derby labourer John Hill late of the said parish of Southwingfield in the same county of Derby labourer Joseph Rawson late of the parish of Alfreton in the said county of Derby labourer otherwise called Joseph Thorpe late of the same place labourer Joseph Topham late of the said parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby blacksmith German Burton late of the said parish of Alfreton in the same county of Derby labourer Edward Moore late of the said parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby labourer Josiah Godber late of the same parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby labourer George Brassington late of the same parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby labourer William Adams late of the same parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby labourer William Hardwick late of the same parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby labourer John Wright late of the same parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby labourer Thomas Ensor late of the same parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby labourer Joseph Savage late of the same parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby labourer John Moore late of the same parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby labourer William Weightmun late of the same parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby labourer Thomas Weightman late of the same parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby labourer Joseph Weightmun the younger late of the same parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby labourer James Weightman late of the same parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby labourer Thomas Bettison late of the said parish of Alfreton in the said county of Derby labourer Alexander Johnson late of the said parish of Pentridge in

the same county of Derby labourer John Bacon late of the same parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby labourer Joseph Weightman the elder late of the same parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby labourer James Barnes late of the said parish of Alfreton in the same county of Derby labourer Edward Haslam late of the said parish of Alfreton in the same county of Derby labourer John Horsley late of the said parish of Alfreton in the same county of Derby tailor Samuel Briddon late of the said parish of Southwingfield in the same county of Derby labourer William Barker late of the said parish of Southwingfield in the same county of Derby labourer William Elliott late of the said parish of Alfreton in the same county of Derby labourer James Taylor late of the said parish of Southwingfield in the same county of Derby labourer Joseph Taylor late of the said parish of Southwingfield in the same county of Derby labourer Benjamin Taylor late of the said parish of Southwingfield in the same county of Derby labourer and Samuel Walters. Jate of the said parish of Pentridge in the same county of Derby labourer otherwise called Samuel Dudley late of the same place labourer being subjects of our said Lord the King not having the fear of God in their hearts nor weighing the duty of their allegiance but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil as false traitors against our said Lord the King and wholly withdrawing the love obedience fidelity and allegiance which every true and faithful subject of our said Lord the King should and of right ought to bear towards our said Lord the King on the ninth day of June in the fifty-seventh 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 and on divers other days and times between that day and the fifteenth day of the same month of June with force and arms at the said Parish of Southwingfield in the said county of Derby together with a great multitude of false traitors whose names are to the said Jurors unknown to the number of five hun. dred and more arrayed and armed in a warlike manner that

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