ID: 22899
A report of the trial on an action for damages,

TRIAL: MARQUIS OF HEADFORT,, A report of the trial on an action for damages, brought by The Reverend Charles Massy against the most noble the Marquis of Headfort, for criminal conversation with the plaintiff's wife. Damages laid at 40,000. Taken in short-hand by an eminent barrister. Dublin: printed for M.N Mahon. 1804.

8vo., (iii) + vi - viii + 95 + (1)pp., wanting a half-title, title-page rather soiled and creased, final leaf stained, well bound recently in cloth spine gilt lettered.

First edition.

At head of title is: 'By Authority. 10,000 damages. Summer Assizes. Trial at Ennis, County of Clare, on 27th July, 1804, before the Hon. Baron Smith, and a special jury'. Marquis of Headfort was a title in the peerage of Ireland, created in 1800 for Thomas Taylour, 2nd Earl of Bective. A typical crim con case with the usual sort of testimony from domestic servants who witnessed the inappropriate going-on. Includes some notable oratory from John Philpot Curran and others.