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Wrecks. which shall be in distress, or wrecked, stranded or cast on

shore, or any goods, merchandize or articles of any kind be7 & 8 G. 4, c. 30. longing to such ship or vessel, or shall by force prevent or

impede any person endeavouring to save his life from such ship or vessel (whether he shall be on board or shall have quitted the same,) every such offender shall be guilty of felody, and, being convicted thereof, shall suffer death as a felon.

Note. These provisions tally very nearly with those which have been repealed, except that the 19th section of the new Act above mentioned, concerning the satisfying the justice of the lawful possession of shipwrecked goods, was no part of the old law.

Indictment for Plundering a Wreck,
Kent, The jurors for our lord the King upon their oatb

to wit. ) present, that heretofore, to wit, on, &c. at the parish aforesaid, in the county aforesaid, a certain ship called

the property of a person or persons to the said jurors unknown, was wrecked, stranded and cast on shore at the parish of

in the county of and that A., late of the parish of in the county of labourer, afterwards, to wit, on the same day in the year aforesaid, with force and arms at the parish aforesaid, in the county aforesaid, feloniously did plunder, steal, take and carry away [one cask of rum, of the value of twenty pounds] [state the goods taken] then and there being certain goods and merchandizes, the property of a person or persons to the said jurors aforesaid as yet unknown, from and belonging to the said ship so then and there being wrecked, stranded and cast on shore as aforesaid, against the form of the statute, &c. and against the peace, &c.

Evidence. For the purpose of sustaining this indictment, it must be shown, that the ship in question was wrecked. If the name of the owner be known, the indictment as above laid will fail; for where there were two counts, one laying the property in A. and the other in persons unknown, and the name of the owner could not be proved, because the witness did not remember the christian name, Lord C. B. Richards would not permit the second count to be proceeded upon, because the owner was not unknown. Holt, N.P.C. Robinson's Case. The ship or

goods, therefore, if known to have belonged to any particular Wrecks, person should be so stated. The plunder of the goods should next be proved, and that the prisoner was concerned in the

7&86.4, c.30. transaction.

Indictments for Malicious Mischiefs under the 11th Section of

the 7 & 8 Geo. 4, c. 30.

1. Exhibiting u False Light or Signal. Kent, The jurors for our lord the King upon their to wit. Joath present, that A., late of the parish of . in the county of on &c. at the parish aforesaid, in the county aforesaid, a certain false light [signal] feloniously did exhibit, with intent then and there, and by the means aforesaid, to bring into danger a certain ship, of and belonging to some person to the said jurors unknown, which said ship was then and there sailing on the high seas, to wit, at the parish aforesaid, in the county aforesaid, against the form of the statute, &c. and against the peace, &c.

Evidence. The proof necessary to convict the prisoner upon this indictment seems to be, that he exhibited the false light or signal, and that his intent was to bring the ship in question into danger, which may be evidenced by her being near the shore, or other circumstances, as the case may be.

Indictment for Destroying Goods belonging to a Wrecked Vessel.

Kent, 1. The jurors, &c. that A. late of, &c. on, &c. with

to wit. } force and arms, at, &c. (certain goods, &c.] of a large value, to wit, of the value of pounds, of and belonging to a certain ship, the property of some person to the said jurors unknown, which said ship was then and there wrecked, stranded and cast on shore, feloniously, unlawfully and maliciously did destroy, against the form of the statute, &c. and against the peace, &c.

Evidence. Here, as in the last case, the stranding of the ship must appear, and then the prisoner's guilt in destroying goods which belonged to the vessel. Care must be taken to vary the indictment should the name of the owner of the goods be

known.

Wrecks.
Indictment for forcibly endeavouring to hinder a shipwrecked

Man from escaping 7 & 86.4,c.30. Kent, } The jurors for our lord the King upon their oath

to wit. ) present, that A., late of the parish of in the county of mariner, on,

&c. at the parish aforesaid, in the county aforesaid, a certain person to the jurors unknown (or one B.) feloniously and by force did impede and obstruct, which said person was then and there endeavouring to save his life by escaping from a certain ship of and belonging to some person to the said jurors unknown, and then and there wrecked, stranded and cast on shore, against the form of the statute, &c. and against the peace, &c.

Evidence. Having proved the accident to the ship, namely, her being wrecked, the prisoner must be shown to have hindered some person from escaping, or to have endeavoured to do so. Should the name of the person or the owner of the ship be known, the indictment and proof will of course vary.

Writing.

WRITING.
See title Realty, ante, p. 183, 184.

IND E X.

An Index to the Indictments and Evidence follows this Index.

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Abduction, of a woman
Abettors in misdemeanors and

summary convictions
their punishment

3
Accessories in Murder,
how punished

147
Accessories before the Fact,
punishable as principals in

the second degree
may be tried as subsequent

felons, or accessories ib.
may be tried in the county

where the offence is com-
mitted, or in that where

they abet it
and so may accessories after
the fact

ib.
punishment of, under Lord
Lansdowne's Act

95
Accessories after the Fact, how

tried
their punishment
accessories may be prose-

cuted though the princi-
pals be not brought to

trial, or be not attainted 6,8
punishment of, under Lord
Lansdowne's Ačt

95
Actions, for acts done under

the larceny statute, &c.
when to be commenced, 9, 10

Actions against hundred, in

names to be respectively
brought

121
Administering Poison, with in-
tent to murder

220
Admiralty, jurisdiction of 11
allowance of costs and ex-
penses

12
Agents, embezzlement by, a
misdemeanor

12
but not where they bonâ fide

dispose of securities, &c. 14
no remedy abridged by the
enactment

ib.
Angling, in the day time, ex-

cepted out of the cases of
arrest

16
and out of the cases of mis-

demeanor for taking fish, 100
in private water, how pu-
nishable

ib.
angler, on seizure of his

tackle, exempt from pe-
nalty

101
Appeal, against summary con-
victions, when and how,

60
under the Poaching Act

171
Apprehension, of offenders un
der the Poaching Act,

174. 176
of a clergyman

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Arrest, where it

place without a warrant,
and by whom

16
where stolen goods are of.
fered

17
Arson

18
Assaults, common

22. 29
on magistrates, &c.

deavouring to preserve

wrecked goods 21.23
on peace or revenue officers

21. 23
with intent to commit fe-
lony

21. 23
with intent to prevent ap-
prehension

21. 23
in pursuance of a conspi-

racy to raise wages 21. 23
on seamen, &c. - 21. 28
concerning the buying or

selling of grain 21. 28
by poachers -

174
under the Smuggling Act 234
Assault with intent to rob;
punishment

197
Attainder, not to be pleaded

unless for the same of.
fence as that charged in
the indictment

30
Attorney, acting bonâ fide, not

within the provisions

against embezzlement 14
Bail, who may be bailed 31
Bailment, to be certified in
writing by justice

32, 33
Banks of Sea, River, fc. da-
maging them

203
Banker, acting bonâ fide, not

within the provisions

against embezzlement
Barge, larceny from

215

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Barn, the subject of arson 19
subject of actions against

hundred
riotous destruction of - 195
Beast, in a state of confine-
ment, punishment for

75
Bestiality, see Sodomy.
Benefit of Clergy abolished 49
Bigamy -

33
Bills, stealing

200
Bird, in a state of confine-

ment, punishment for
taking it

75
Birth, concealment of, punish-

282
Boat, larceny from - • 215
Bonds, stealing -
Boundaries of Counties, where

the trial is to be when the
offence is committed on
them

36
Bridges, Public, punishment
for injuring them

38
Broker, acting bonâ fide, not

within the provisions

against embezzlement 14
Buggery, see Sodomy.
Buildings, used for manufac-
tures, the subjects of ar-

19
used for manufactures or

mines, subjects of an ac.

tion against hundred 116
riotous destruction of 195
Bull, stealing

43
Burglary, what

39
what are buildings for that
purpose

ib.

son

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