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Pleas to the jurisdiction.

plea, offence out of jurisdiction of sessions, 515
demurrer to plea to jurisdiction, 515
joinder in the like, 51

continuances, and judgment on demurrer and respondeas Demurrers to indictments.

ouster, [516 general demurrer, 517 the like by inhabitants of parish, 517 common joinder, 517 demurrer to some counts on indictment for forcible entry, and

confession as to the residue, 518 joinder, 518

special demurrer, no time and place alleged, 518 Pleas in abatement.

misnomer of surname and addition, 520
misnomer of christian name, 521
wrong addition, 521
the like in another form, 522
defendant an earl, and not so described, 523
want of addition, 524, 5
in appeal, no such parish as that named, 525
demurrer to plea in abatement to indictment, 526
the like to replication, 526
joinder, 527

judgment, 527
Pleas in bar to indictment.

autrefois acquit, on indictment for burglary, 258
demurrer thereto, 529
joinder, 530
plea, autrefois acquit to indictment for perjury at Clerkenwell,
demurrer thereto, 532

[530
joinder, 533
plea, autrefois convict to appeal of murder, 534
autrefois convict to part, and not guilty to residue, 536

replication, no such record, 538 Of pleas to merits of indictment.

entry of plea, not guilty, in treason or felony, 540
plea not guilty, to indictment for misdemeanour, 540
to information ex officio in K. B. 540
plea by two inhabitants of a parish, 540

by township, confession to part and not guilty to residue, 541 SPECIAL PLEAS. 1. Highways. plea that two townships are bound to repair different parts of

way and general issue to residue, 542 to presentment of justice another parish bound to repair, 544 plea, two towrships bound to repair in their district, 545 plea to presentment, inhabitants of two districts liable to re

pair, 547, 548 that particular liberty ought to repair, and not parish at large, replication traversing custom alledged in plea, 549 [549 plea by two inhabitants—not guilty to part, and particular

individuals liable as to residue by reason of inclosures, 550 by parish, that road was created by statute-repairs made

by virtue thereof-particular districts liable to repair parts

SPECIAL PLEAS.
1. Highways.

within each and other parts repairable by individuals ra.

tione tenuræ, 552 by parish, that commissioners under paving act are liable, 554 plea by parish, confession to first count, and as to the others

exemption under paving act, 555 replication-praying judgment on confession, and denying

residue, 556 plea by township-individuals liable ratione tenuræ, 557 that society of merchants of the city of Bristol liable ratione

tenuræ, 558 replication-issue on traverse, 559 plea not guilty as to part, and as to residue two persons liable

ratione tenuræ, 559 plea not guilty as to part, and as to resťthat occupiers of cer

tain farms ought to repair, 561 replication in K. B. denying the liability ratione tenuræ, 562 2. Bridges. plea by inhabitants of county that trustees under act of parli

ament liable, 564 plea-proprietors of navigation liable to repair bridge, they having rendered it necessary, 566

[tion, 567 plea-individual bound to repair, setting forth former convic3. Miscellaneous Pleas. plea by mayor, &c. of Gloucester, to indictment for not repair.

ing gaol—inhabitants of city are liable, 568 replication and issue on traverse, 569 plea to presentment by commissioners of sewers, not guilty,

and process, 569 Demurrers to pleas, &c.

to plea to indictment removed by certiorari, 571
to plea to information, 572
Joinder in demurrer, 572

CHAPTER I.

THERE ARE NO FORMS APPLICABLE TO THIS CHAPITR.

CHAPTER II.

INFORMATIONS, SUMMONS, WARRANTS, SUPERSEDEAS, AND

OTHER PROCEEDINGS BETWEEN ACCUSATION AND EX-
AMINATION OF OFFENDER.

year

Middlesex, (to wit.) The information and complaint of Usual form A. B., of Hammersmith in the county of Middlesex, yeoman, tion for a taken and made on the oath of the said A. B., before me E.criminal of F., esquire, one of his majesty's justices of the peace, in and fence. (a) for the said county, on the first day of January, in the of our Lord, eighteen hundred and sixteen, who on his oath saith, that (here state the subject matter of the offence, as in the following forms, observing the rules as to the mode of framing the information, ante 1. Vol

. 31. The offence may in general be described as in the following warrants

and commitments, or as in an indictment, though more concisely than the latter, and if the offence be properly stated, the same description will suffice in the warrant.] And thereupon, he the said A. B. prayeth that justice may be done in the premises. (6) A. B. Exhibited before me, E. F.

Middlesex, (to wit.) Be it remembered, that on the first the like in day of January, in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred another

form. (c)

(2) As to the form and requi- all cases. sites of the information, see ante (b) The conclusicn, post 2. 1 vol. 31. This is the usual print with a prayer that a warrant may ed form of information, see Burn, be issued, seems proper. J. Felony, Sect. IV. Toone, 156. (c) See forms Williams, J. FeThe forms sometimes vary, see lony, X. Burn, J. Highways, the following precedents; but the Turnpike, d. Toone, Man. 158. above may be safely adopted in 77. See form and notes, supra. Crim. Law. Vol. IV.

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premises.

[* 2] and sixteen, at Hammersmith, * in the county of Middlesex,

A. B. of - in the said county, yeoman, in his proper person, cometh before me EF. esquire, one of his majesty's justices of the peace, in and for the said county, and upon his oath, maketh complaint, that, [here state the substance of the offence as. directed in the last precedent.] And thereupon he the said A. B. prayeth that justice may be done in the

A.B. Before me, E. F. The like be: Middlesex, (to wit). Be it remembered, that on this first fore two fus• day of January, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred

and sixteen, at Hammersmith, in the county of Middlesex, A. B. of, &c. yeoman, cometh before us, É. F. and G. H. esquires, two of his majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, and giveth us to understand and be informed, that, [here state the substance of the offence as directed in preceding forms.] And thereupon the said A. B. prayeth the judgment of us in the premises, and that our warrant may issue against the said C. D. to answer the premises. Exhibited before us, E. F. G. H.

A. B. Form of in.

Police office, Union hall, Southwark, formation at Established pursuant to acts of parliament 32 Geo. III. Police Office

cap. Southwark,

53, and 36 Geo. III. cap. 75. for obtaining Surrey, (to wit). Be it remembered, that on this day of goods by - one thousand eight hundred and, at the police office, false preten. Union hall, in the parish of St. Saviour, in the said county of Geo. II. c. 24. Surrey, — A.B.of, in the parish of —, in the county of Sur

rey, yeoman, cometh in his proper person before me, one of his majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county of Surrey, and upon his oath complaineth, that C. D. late of the parish last aforesaid, in the county of Surrey aforesaid, did, after the twenty-ninth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and fifty-seven, to wit, on the day of — now last past, at the parish last aforesaid, in the county of Surrey aforesaid, unlawfully, knowingly, and designedly by false pretences, obtain from one G. H. one, &c. [describe the property as in an indictment for false pretences,] of

the monies, goods, wares, and merchandize, of the said G. H. with intent to cheat and defraud the said G. H. of the same ; contrary to the statute, &c.

A.B. Taken and sworn the day and year first above written, be

fore me, E. F. The like for

Police office, Union hall, Southwark. larceny. Established pursuant to act of parliament, 42 Geo. III.

Surrey. The information and complaint of A. B. of the

parish of — in the county of Surrey, esquire, taken this

s. 1.

(d) Toone, Man. 77.

day of

now

soris on 1 W. and M. c. 18.

day of — in* the year of our Lord one thousand [* 3] eight hundred and sixteen, before me, one of his majesty's justices of the peace for the said county, Who, being upon oath, says, that on the last past, at the parish of — in the said county, [twenty silk handkerchiefs,] of the goods and chattels of this informant, were feloniously stolen, taken, and carried away; and that he hath just cause to suspect, and doth suspect, and verily believes that C. D. late of the parish last aforesaid, in the county aforesaid, labourer, did then and there feloniously steal, take and carry away the same, against the

peace,

&c. And thereupon this informant prayeth me, the said justice, to issue my warrant to apprehend the said offender, in order that he may be dealt with according to law, and justice done in the premises.

A.B. Taken and sworn the day and year first above written, before E.F.

Middlesex, (to wit). Be it remembered, that the first day Information of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hun-of two per dred and sixteen, at in the said county, A. B. of in the said county, and C. D. of - in the said county, s. 18. for dis. severally came before me E. F. esquire, one of his majesty's turbing a lie justices of the peace, in and for the said county, and upon senting con. their several corporal oaths, gave me, the said justice, to gregation. understand and be informed, that on Sunday last, being the (e)

day of — instant, one G. H. of - yeoman, willingly and of purpose maliciously and contemptuously, did come into (f) a certain chapel of his majesty's protestant subjects, dissenting from the church of England, permitted by act of parliament, and duly licensed and registered according to law, situate at — in the said county, and by shouting with a loud voice during the time of divine service there, [or as the fact is] did disquiet and disturb the congregation therein assembled, contrary to the statute in such case made and provided; therefore the said A. B. and C. D.

pray

of me that such proceedings may thereupon be had against the said G. H. for the said offence, as the statute in that behalf made doth require.

A B. Exhibited before me E.F.

C. D. A. B. of yeoman, maketh oath, and saith, that on the Information instant at Isleworth, in the county of for, an

sault. (5) Middlesex; C. D. of — labourer, did violently assault,

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day of

(e) Toone Man. 359. See the (f) If the information be on indictments on the Toleration 52 Geo. III. c. 155. S. 12. this al. Act, 5 Term Repts. 542, et ante legation does not seem necessary, 24 to 34, and 52 Geo. III. c. 155, ante 2d vol. 24, 28. $. 12, &c. which extends the re- (6) Toone Man. 41. medy.

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