Legal works and lawsuits
Accounts of trials and proceedings relating to the legal aspects of marriage, prenuptials and divorce, from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Bell, John, Free thoughts on seduction, adultery, and divorce: with reflections on the gallantry of princes, particularly those of the blood-royal of England. Occasioned by the late intrigue between His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, and Henrietta, wife of the Right Honourable Richard Lord, (London, 1771). Special Collections: Salisbury, WG30(1771).
Breach of promise case: Evans v. Townley, tried before Mr. Justice Coltman, and a special jury, at Carnarvonshire Spring Assizes, 1842, (London, 1842). Special Collections: Salisbury, WG37(1842).
Copies of the depositions of the witnesses examined in the cause of divorce now depending in the Consistory Court of the Lord Bishop of London, at Doctor's-Commons, between the Right Honourable Richard Lord Grosvenor and the Right Honourable Henrietta Lady Grosvenor, his wife, as they were severally taken by Mess. Lushington and Haseltine, proctors, the examiners in the above cause : with an appendix containing the libel and allegations, (London, 1771). Special Collections: Salisbury, WG30(1771).
Criminal Statistics : A table shewing the age and sex of persons committed to trial or bailed in North and South Wales and the border counties, (London, 1835). Special Collections: Salisbury, WG38(1835).
Edgar, Thomas, The lavves resolutions of womens rights: or, The lavves provision for woemen : A methodicall collection of such statutes and customes, with the cases, opinions, arguments and points of learning in the lavv, as doe properly concerne women. Together with a compendious table, whereby the chiefe matters in this booke contained, may be the more readily found, (London, 1632). Special Collections: Cardiff Rare Books Collection, KN152.2.L2 1632.
Goole, John, The contract violated or, The hasty marriage, (London, 1733). Special Collections: Cardiff Rare Books Collection: Early English Octavos, KN172.2.G6 1733.
Grosvenor, Richard Grosvenor, The Trial of His R.H. the D. of C. July 5th, 1770 : for criminal conversation with Lady Harriet [sic] G----------r. : To which is prefixed, An introductory discourse upon the antient and modern punishments of adultery, and the uncommon progress of the crime: Including all the letters which have passed between His R.H. and her ladyship; those from her ladyship to the Hon. Miss V----n, her sister; and the last letter of complaint from Miss V. to Lady G. comprising the whole correspondence, with explanatory notes upon the same. : Illustrated with striking likenesses of the hero and heroine, (London, 1770). Special Collections: Salisbury, WG30(1770).
Grosvenor, Richard Grosvenor, A circumstantial narrative of a late remarkable trial: to which are added, the letters that were produced on the occasion, (London, 1770). Special Collections: Salisbury, WG30(1770).
Kendrick, Dr, Free thoughts on seduction, adultery, and divorce: with reflections on the gallantry of princes, particularly those of the blood-royal of England. Occasioned by the late intrigue between His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, and Henrietta, wife of the Right Honourable Richard Lord Grosvenor. Also remarks on the trial at law, between his Lordship and his Royal Highness, in consequence of that illicit amour; with observations on the depositions since taken, in the cause depending in Doctors-commons, between Lord Grosvenor and his Lady, (London, 1771). Special Collections: Salisbury, WG30(1771).
Llythyrau Mr. Edw. Jones, pregethwr Cymreig y Methodistiaid yn Llundain, gwr gweddw tair a thiugiain oed! at ei gariad, Miss Gwen Prydderch, merch ieuangc wyth ar hugain!!! : y nghyd a hanes byr o'r trial, &c, (Llundain, 1801?). Special Collections: Salisbury, WG37(1801).
Morgan, Hector Davies, The doctrine and law of marriage, adultery, and divorce: exhibiting a theological and practical view, (Oxford, 1826). Special Collections: Salisbury, WG36.5.499.
Swendsen, Haagen, The tryals of Haagen Swendsen, Sarah Baynton, John Hartwell and John Spurr : for feloniously stealing Mrs Pleasant Rawlins, a virgin and heiress of a considerable fortune : with an intent to cause and procure the said Pleasant Rawlins against her will, to marry the said Haagen Swendsen at the Queens Bench Bar at Westminster November 25, 1702 : before the Right Honourable the Lord Chief Justice Holt, and the rest of the judges of the said court, of which fact the said Haagen Swendsen and Sarah Baynton were found guilty, and the said Swendsen was executed for the same, Decemb. 9th following: the said Baynton being with child was reprieved after sentence, (London, 1703). Special Collections: Cardiff Rare Books Collection, HV6574.G7.S9 1703.