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Mr Noble's Speech to My Lord Chief-Justice Parker, at his Tryal at Kingston Assizes, on Friday, March 13, 1712.
Printed for Bernard Lintott. 6pp. 1713 Folio. Uncut edges, light fold marks.ESTC T25963, BL, Longleat, NLS, Sion College; UCLA, York Univ. [Canada]. Thomas Noble, aged 20, was accused of the murder of Mr Sayer in order 'to enjoy his wife ... without molestation'. Mary Sayer (35) and Mary Salisbury (20) were also indicted. The couple had separated, Mary citing her husband's cruelty, and she eloped with Thomas Noble, taking with her some jewellery and other possessions. But she was pursed by her husband, located by constables, and in the subsequent struggle Sayer was killed. Noble was found guilty and executed on March 28th 1713, but the others were acquitted.
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