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BALTIMORE (Frederick Calvert) Baron. The Trial of Frederick Calvert, Esq; Baron of Baltimore [Maryland, America] in the Kingdom of Ireland, for a Rape on the Body of Sarah Woodcock; and of Eliz. Griffinburg, and Anne Harvey, otherwise Darby, as Accessories 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 ..... Sir Sydney Stafford Smythe, .... Published by Permission of the Judge. Taken in Short-Hand by Joseph Gurney.1768

London: Printed for William Owen; and Joseph Gurney, Small 4to (194 x 120 mm), 232pp., With the contemporary printed book label of William Nicholl, original boards, worn, uncut While Calvert was in Constantinople, scandals broke causing him to leave, because of his illegitimate children, and charges of him having his own private harem. These charges followed him to London as well. Calvert did support his illegitimate children, sending money to the stepfather of his heir Henry, by Hester Whalen. In 1768, another scandal befell him while at home in London. This time he was accused of abduction and rape by Sarah Woodcock. During the trial, he was tried as much by the press as he was in the courtroom. The jury, believing that Sarah did not make adequate attempts to escape or to report the crime properly, and he was acquitted. To avoid any further disgrace, he retreated to Italy, and died in Naples in 1771. Unfortunately the many problems he created still existed for his colony. Before his death, he had made his illegitimate son Henry Harford, his heir, leaving him the province of Maryland, in America. This Edition not in O'Higgins, Irish Trials.

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