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approbation of the connection, a shy. in milking. On their return home, at ness on the part of the young woman a short distance from the close, they took place, which probably led to the met the prisoner, who spoke to her catastrophe detailed in the following aunt, and desired her to leave her with evidence :

him, as he wished to have some talk Ann Ockleton, a young woman of with her, which her aunt declined; about 20 years

of age, was the first when the prisoner swore, and said he witness called ; but she was so ex- did not care for her, and, turning him. tremely agitated, as to be unable to self round, stood before them, and said, give her evidence. The judge recom- “ Stop!” and drew a knife from his mended that another witness should be pocket and opened it; on which witplaced in the bar until she was more ness and her aunt set up

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cry, composed; but as it would occur first and the witness let fall the milk-pail

. in the natural order of the trial, we She then ran back two or three yards, shall give it that place in our report. and was followed by the prisoner, who

Ann Ockleton stated, that she first caught her in his arms, and threw her became acquainted with the prisoner on the ground, he falling with her ; n December, 1809, when she lived he then cut her throat with a knife, with Mr Brown, with whom she was and, after being wounded in the neck, his fellow servant. During the time she wrested the knife from him, and in which she lived with Mr Brown, threw it over the hedge, and, while he which was until April following, the was seeking the knife, supposing she prisoner paid his addresses to her, or, had dropt it near the spot, she extrias she expressed it, kept her company. cated herself from him, and run away, After quitting the service of Mr Brown, the prisoner pursuing her, and almost she lived at a public-house at Sproat- immediately she met Isaac Ellard, who bey, where her sweetheart occasionally took her under his protection. visited her ; on leaving Sproatley, Jane Ockleton gave a similaraccount she went to live with her father at of all the transactions which preceded Aldbrough, where she was visited by her niece being thrown down by the the prisoner once or twice, at which prisoner, and added, that she, the wither father expressed some dissatisfac- ness, called to him, and said, “You tion : she also stated, that she had left villain, do you mean to take her life?" the service of Mr Brown on account He replied, “ Yes, damn her; I will of her intimacy with the prisoner. On murder her, and then I will murder the evening of the 4th of September you, and then there will be nobody to last, she went with her aunt, Jane tell.” Witness immediately ran to the Ockleton, to milk in a field about half town for assistance. In about a quara mile from Aldbrough. On their way ter of an hour she saw her niece again ; thither they were met by the prisoner, her neck was cut, and she bled prowho said to her, “How do you do, fusely ; her fingers were also much Nancy?” She answered, “Very well, cut. thank you.” The prisoner then stopt, Isaac Ellard said, on the 4th of Sep. and she said, “ If you mean to go with tember he met Ann Ockleton in the us, I will return home.” The prison- lane, and James Whitehead pursuing er replied, “No; I do not want to go her ; she exclaimed, “ Save my life !" with you ;' and then turned, and walk- and witness shouted out, “ My friend, ed towards the town, and the witness what have you been doing?” To which and her aunt went forward : they were the prisoner replied, “ I do not mean employed about a quarter of an hour to hurt you, or any man or woman on

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the earth, but Ann Ockleton; and I passion might be induced to commit ; mean to have her life, if it be possible. and no evidence had been given to in. Give me your hand, for I shall be duce the jury to think that the prihanged for her; and so I will go to soner was not in a sane state of mind at the gallows and be hanged like a dog." the time this act was perpetrated. The Witness said, “ No, my friend, I hope jury, without leaving the box, found you have done nothing yet that will the prisoner Guilty, but recommended hang you.” Prisoner said, “ Yes, I him to mercy on account of his good have cut her throat; and if I had not character. The prisoner, on leaving lost the knife, I should have killed her the bar, said, “ May God be the comupon

and she would now have fort of my prosecutrix.' been a dead woman.”

During this

It is hoped that the following acci. conversation, himself, the prisoner, and dent, which occurred in the garrison Ann Ockleton, were walking towards of Plymouth Dock, on Saturday, will Aldbrough. The prisoner wished to operate as a warning for recruits geshake hands with her, which she re- nerally. Some men, who were all of fused. The witness did not observe that description, had fired nine rounds. any appearance which indicated de. One of them, finding his piece did not rangement of mind.

go off, pursued a practice which is too Mr John Mann, surgeon, described common, of loading afresh, and had acthe wound, which he was called in to tually put nine cartridges into his piece, examine, as an incision in the neck, which, bursting, tore off his right arm, about three and a half inches in length, killed the right-hand man next him, by and a quarter of an inch in depth, a driving a part of the excluded musket little before the tracher ; he also said, three inches long into his head ; blew that several of her fingers were much off the hand of a third, and most dread

fully shattered the arm of a fourth. On the part of the prisoner, Mr It is said, that on an examination of Robert Stubbing, the partner of Mr all the muskets, another was found Brown before referred to, stated, that with eight cartridges in it. The pracduring the time the prisoner lived with tice of polishing muskets with ramrods them, which was about nine months, is also extremely injurious, as a great he conducted himself with propriety, number of pieces in the army are thereand seemed to be of a humane disposi- . by reduced to a thin shell. tion and good temper.

Some disturbances have taken place The learned judge, after recapitula. in the neighbourhood of Nottingham. ting the evidence, said it was possible The letters from that place state, that the prisoner was much attached to the on Tuesday last the workmen, to the young woman, whom he suspected of a number of one thousand, assembled in coldness towards him; and that, under the market-place, and from thence prothe influence of these feelings, he had ceeded in a body to Arnold, a distance worked himself into a violent phrenzy of about five miles, where their numof passion. But his lordship obser- bers were increased to between two ved, that the violence of passion would and three thousand. Thus augmented not justify or extenuate an act that in strength, they shortly evinced a dedeliberately aimed at the life of a fel. termination to adopt measures of violow creature ; if it did, a door would lence, and parties proceeded to enter be opened to all the excesses and crimes the houses and destroy the frames of which persons under the impulse of several of the manufacturers. The VOL. IV. PART II.

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Last week two prisoners, who had ticulars we are at present unacquaint. been confined in the county gaol of ed; but we have to express our sincere Cork, effected their escape from that hopes, that these mistaken men must prison under the most hazardous cir. have been made sensible, that, by the cumstances. They succeeded by some destruction of the property of others, means in getting to the top of the they not only could not alleviate their outer wall, which is 30 feet high, when own misery, but that, on the contrary, they made an effort to jump into a tree they must materially increase it. in Mr Walker's demesne, at the west

On Sunday evening last, the Royal end of the prison, in which one of them Powder Mills at Ospringe, near fa- succeeded, but the other was unable to versham, blew up. No lives were lost. effect his object, and had his back bro

The remains of the late Queen of ken from the violence of the shock. France, consort of Lewis XVIII., The other prisoner, who escaped withwere removed from Westminster Ab- out any injury, very humanely took bey on Tuesday, and put on board a the disabled man on his back, until he vessel in the river, to be conveyed to lodged him in a cabin at a village at Sardinia for interment.

some distance, where he was discover. Thursday morning, in a house near ed the next morning and brought back the barracks, Glasgow, a servant girl to the prison, but in such a dangerous put up a folding bed, in which a fine state that he is not expected to recover; child of about 17 months old was sleep. the other effected his escape, and has ing, without knowingthe circumstance; not since been apprehended. The un. and although the accident was soon fortunate man who has been injured afterwards discovered, yet the child was confined on a charge of rape ; the was smothered.

other, who has escaped, was charged The Elizabeth, cartel, arrived on with stealing gunpowder from the maMonday at Dover, from off Calais, nufactory of Ballincollig. whither she proceeded from Chatham, 11th. - LORD SOMERVILLE's CAT. with 18 French prisoners of war, in TLE SHOW.-On Monday, a very large lieu of those sent from Dunkirk be- concourse of agriculturists assembled longing to the Elizabeth East India- in Mr Sadler's Yard, in Goswell-street, man, but was not permitted to ap- to examine the many fine animals which proach the harbour, as the batteries were exhibited for his lordship's prize fired at her, and an 18-pound shot cups, and implements of agriculture, struck, and went quite through the &c. cartel, providentially without doing Lord Somerville exhibited a pair of

seven year old Devon oxen, which had Eleven men, convicted of a tumul been shewn last March in a barren state tuous assembly at Notsdown, near from the plough, and weighed at that Cashel, were on Saturday last brought time, their weights being 150st. 71b. out to suffer the first of their whip- and 150st., after having worked 101 pings, when nine of them supplicated days each ; since which they have been to commute their punishment for en- grazed on his lordship's farm, near listment for general (sea or land) ser- Cobham, and since travelled twenty vice ; and, in conformity with a pre. miles to the show. They were vious communication made to the ma. Monday weighed again, and their

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weights found to be 204st. 61b. and could not do less than give the health 209st llb.

of “ Dr Parry," which was received The Duke of Bedford shewed a pair with applause ; and the doctor, in a of seven yıar old Hereford oxén, bred, neat and short speech, returned thanks. and worked 120 days, and fed by him, The Navy and Army.”—6 The travelled 12 miles.

Fleece covering a good frame, with sufThe Duke of Bedford, five Merino. ficiency of fat."

_“The Land of Cakes, Downs, eleven months old.

and Sir John Sinclair." The Earl of Bridgewater, five South. His lordship then rose to open and Downs, twelve months old.

read the adjudications, which were as Sir John Seabright, a Merino ram, follow : which was particularly admired for his 1st. The

cup for breeding sows of shape and make, as well as wool. any age, to Mr Goodwin, for an Essex

Mr Elliston shewed an Essex and and Suffolk sow. His lordship, on deChina sow, with her four pigs, herself livering this cup to Mr G. said, that nineteen months old.

he never saw a more beautiful animal Lord Somerville, a Suffolk and than he had produced. China pig, three months old.

2d. A cup, value 131., to Lord SoA great number of other animals merville, for his five Merino ewe hogs, were shewn, and several implements, which his lordship said, as it was ne&c.

ver his practice to take any cups away, The judges appointed by Lord So he should give up to Mr Ellis, whose merville for awarding the premiums sheep the judges reported to be second were, J. Fane, Esq. M. P. ; Mr R. best in this class; and he did it with Budden, Mr John Tyler, and Mr John the more pleasure, as Mr Ellis's sheep son, graziers ; and Mr James Bond, had been fed on grass only, without butcher.

the benefit of turnips. The Dinner.-On Tuesday, Mr 3d. A cup, value 151., for five MeSadler's Yard was most numerously at- rino weathers, to Lord Somerville, tended by noblemen, gentlemen, and which being in a class in which there agriculturists, from all parts of the was no competition, his lordship obkingdom.

served, that he was inclined to attri. About five, near 400 persons sát bute this award to that circumstance down to an excellent dinner, given by alone, and certainly should otherwise Lord Somerville, in Freemasorts-hall. dispose of the cup. His lordship was in the chair, sup- 4th. A cup, value 15l., for shortported by the Duke of Bedford, and woolled ewe-hogs, to Mr Saxby. a numerous body of noblemen and gen- 5th. A cup, value 151., for shorttlemen. As soon

as the cloth was woolled sheep, to Mr Stears. withdrawn, his lordship gave-" The 6th. Two cups, value 301., for the King."--" The Prince Regent,” best pair of oxen, worked three years which was received with much ap- at the least, to Mr Warren, of Devonplause." The Plough worked by shire. His lordship, in delivering this good Oxen,”-“ Associates present cup, complimented Mr W. for his zeal, and Friends absent."

and as being entitled to both' cups, as His lordship then rose 'and said, the worker and grazier. that having among them a man who had 7th. Two cups, value 201., for the done more to benefit his country in the second best pair of oxen, as above, to article of fine wool than any other, he Lord Somerville ; one of which his

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lordship presented to Mr King, as the Royal Highnessthe Duke of Glocester, grazier of the second best pair, which and the Duke of Rutland, have alwere complimented by the judges. ready declared themselves candidates

The judges also noticed the general for the Chancellorship. The contest excellence of all the South Down is expected to be severe. hogs.

will be left to his individual influence After proposing the health of Earl and merits, as ministers decline taking Bridgewater, his lordship proceeded any side, out of gratitude for the supto give one of the cups remaining on port which they receive from one of his hands to Mr Wyatt. His lord. the candidates, and from the respect ship then stated, that he was bound to which is due to the pretensions of a mention that his noble friend the Duke branch of the royal family. The va. of Bedford, before sending his stock cancy in the representation will be as to this show, had declared his deter- warmly contested. Lord Palmerston mination of not accepting any more has already commenced a very active prizes at his show, with a view to en- canvass. He will be opposed by Mr courage the competition of others; Smyth, grandson of the late Duke of and he should take this opportunity Grafton, who once filled the office of of proposing his grace's health. under secretary of state to Lord Li

« The Duke of Bedford” was drunk verpool. with much applause. His grace, in 13th.-Trim ASSIZES.—TRIAL OF returning thanks to the company, said, ROGER O'CONNOR.- This day Roger that he was sufficiently gratified by O'Connor, and Roderick O'Connor, the notice of the company and the Esqrs., and Peter Hayes, were given in judges to the stock sent from his farm, charge for assaulting Henry Ogle. and should wish the premiums in fu- Mr Jebb stated the case, and called ture to be directed to stimulate the the prosecutor, who proved that he exertions of others, among whom he had been violently assaulted and beaten would, however, still continue to send by the two O'Connors, father and son, cattle.

on two distinct days, at Dangan CasLord Danby then proposed Suc- tle, the residence of the elder O'Concess to the Woburn Sheep-shearing." nor. The witness had gone to the

The next toast was “ Mr Western, house of the latter to demand a receipt in giving which, his lordship lamented in full for half a year's rent, for which that this very zealous friend of agri. Roger O'Connor, his landlord, had cultural improvement is confined at seized and sold Ogle's chattels. Bath by illness.

Cross-examined by Mr O'Connor. DEATH OF THE DUKE OF GRAF. Q. Do you know two men of the TON.-His grace departed this life on names of Martin M.Keon and James Thursday night, at Euston-hall, Suf. Crosbie? A. I do. folk, where he had been long in a de- Q. Look on the bench at my

Lord clining state. He was in the 75th year Norbury, Chief Justice of the Court

of Common Pleas; is he a sworn friend The death of the Duke of Grafton of yours ? A. I never spoke to the will occasion two contested elections gentleman in my

life. in the University of Cambridge ; one Q. Is he a sworn enemy of mine?

for the high office of Chancellor ; the A. I do not know. , other for the vacancy in the represent- Q. Did you ever say, if my rent was

ation, occasioned by Lord Euston's to be decided before Lord Norbury and succeeding to his father's title. His a Trim jury, they would make right

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