The Trial of Frederick Calvert, Esq; Baron of Baltimore, in the Kingdom of Ireland, for a Rape on the Body of Sarah Woodcock; and of Eliz. Griffinburg, and Ann Harvey, otherwise Darby, as Accessaries before the Fact, for procuring, aiding and abetting him in committing the said Rape. At the Assizes held at Kingston, for the County of Surry, on Saturday, the 26th of March, 1768. Before the Hon. Sir Sydney Stafford Smythe, Knt. One of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer. Published by permission of the Judge. Taken in short-hand by Joseph Gurney. Frederick Calvert Baltimore, Joseph, Baron. Gurney.

The Trial of Frederick Calvert, Esq; Baron of Baltimore, in the Kingdom of Ireland, for a Rape on the Body of Sarah Woodcock; and of Eliz. Griffinburg, and Ann Harvey, otherwise Darby, as Accessaries before the Fact, for procuring, aiding and abetting him in committing the said Rape. At the Assizes held at Kingston, for the County of Surry, on Saturday, the 26th of March, 1768. Before the Hon. Sir Sydney Stafford Smythe, Knt. One of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer. Published by permission of the Judge. Taken in short-hand by Joseph Gurney.

London: Printed for William Owen, in Fleet-Street; and Joseph Gurney, at No. 39, in Bread-Street, 1768. 74 pp. Folio. Later cloth over paper covered boards, new endpapers. First edition. A good copy, boards scuffed, first and last leaves professionally repaired, reinforced, and remounted, one leaf with repaired tear mostly to margin, a number of leaves restored at the bottom margins, some marginal damp stain, fore edges with minor chips, text not affected. ESTC N13769. Item #37988

Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore, 4th Proprietor of Maryland (1731-1771) was an English nobleman who led a scandalous lifestyle. Though acquitted in this trial for the abduction and rape of Sarah Woodcock, he left England and never returned, dying in Naples at the age of 39.

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