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TRIAL OF ALEXANDER HUMPHRYS, OR ALEXANDER. *289
Immediately on the verdict being pronounced, the prisoner fell forward upon the railing of the dock, but was caught in the arms of his friend Colonel D’Aguilar, who, assisted by the officers, supported him, and by the directions of a medical gentleman, laid him on his back upon the seat. For a minute or two the unfortunate gentleman appeared to be greatly convulsed, uttering deep groans. Dr Campbell then came to his assistance; and, at the suggestion of Lord Meadowbank, he was carried, still insensible, into an adjoining apartment.
In a few minutes Mr Adam Anderson, one of his counsel, came in and stated to the Court, on the authority of the medical gentlemen, that the return of the prisoner into Court might be attended with danger, by producing a recurrence of the attack. He therefore prayed the Court to dispense with bis attendance.
Lord Meadowbank said, that in these circumstances the Court would order the verdict to be recorded, and pronounce the judgment, assoilzieing the prisoner, which was accordingly done.
Lord Meadowbank then addressed the jury, saying, that they were now discharged. They had had a laborious attendance, and had given, he was persuaded, 'every attention to
The Court would therefore pronounce an interlocutor, absolving them from attendance as jurymen for the space
The Chancellor then said, I have been requested to convey to your Lordships and the officers of Court the thanks of the jury for the kindness they have received, and the great attention which had been paid to their comfort throughout the proceedings.
of two years.
APPENDIX TO TRIAL.
[No. 7. of Inventory of Productions, Search A.]
• COPY SEARCH for any Charter of Novodamus under the Great
Seal, or other Charter or Patent, more especially any Charter or Patent, containing a Grant of Honours under the Great • Seal in favour of William, Earl of Stirling, (or any other Earl • of Stirling,) after a Patent, dated 1633 (14th June) and down o to the Union 1707.
• Where a hiatus occurs, state the fact (if so) that the Keepers • of the Records are enabled to state precisely from Indexes • contemporary, or other authentic sources, the charters which
formerly stood in that part of the Record, and if any of these were such as required in the Search ordered.
« C. I.'
Index of Great Seal Register from 16th June, 1832. Willielmi Comitis de Stirling Vicecomitis de Canada, Diploma, Lib. Domini Alexander de Tullibodie, dated at Dalkeith, 64, No. 135. 14th June, 1633.
Willielmi Comitis de Stirling et Willielmi Domini Carta, Lib. 54, • Alex'. eius filii Terrarum et Baronie de Tillicultrie, &c. No. 268. Dated at Edinburgh, 12th July, 1634.
Willielmi Comitis de Stirling Terrarum et Baronie de Carta, Lib. 65, Gairtmoir, &c. Dated at Edinburgh, 230 January, 1636. No. 191.
Caroli Alexandri Filij litimi quond. Wm. Comitis de Stirling Terrarum et Baroniæ de Tilliebodie aliorumque. Dated 27th June, 1642.
I, George Robertson, one of the deputy-keepers of the Records of Scotland, Lo hereby certify, that I have searched the Index of the Great Seal Register, from the 16th day of June, 1632, being the date of the first charter recorded in the fifty-fourth volume, to the 8th day of July, 1710 years, being date of the last charter recorded in the 84th volume of that Register, but found no Charter of novodumus under the Great Seal, nor any other Charter nor Patent under the Great Seal; and in particular, no other Charter nor Patent containing a grant of honours in favour of William Earl of Stirling, nor any other Earl of Stirling than those above noted.
Geo. ROBERTSON. I, George Robertson, before designed, do likewise certify, that I have searched the Principal Record of the 57th Volume of the Great Seal Register, and that at the beginning of the said 57th volume, twelve leaves have been destroyed or lost. The Charters originally recorded on these missing leaves are, however, ascer. tained with precision from two ancient indexes of the Great Seal Record. I have examined these, and can state as the result, that the twelve leaves now lost did not contain any charter, diploma, patent, nor other grant in favour of William Earl of Stirling, nor of any person of the name of Alexander,
[No. 7 of Inventory of Productions, Search B.] SEARCH in the Register of Signatures for any Signature in • favour of William Earl of Stirling, from the 7th day of • December, 1639, to the 31st day of January, 1641 years.'
Register of Signatures
I, George Robertson, one of the Deputy Keepers of the Records of Scotland, Do hereby certify, that I have searched the Register of Signatures from the 7th day of December 1639, to the 31st day of January 1641 years, but found no signature in favour of William Earl of Stirling recorded during that period.
(Signed) Geo. ROBERTSON,
[No. 7 of Inventory of Productions, Search C.]
SEARCH in the General Register of Seisins for any Seisin in
favour of William Earl of Stirling, from the 7th day of Decem, ber, 1639, to the 31st day of January, 1641 years,
General Register of Seisins
I, George Robertson, one of the Deputy-keepers of the Records of Scotland, Do hereby certify that I have searched the Minute Book of the General Register of Seisins, from the 7th day of December, 1639, to the 31st day of January, 1641 years, but found no Seisin in favour of William Earl of Stirling recorded in that Register during that period.
(Signed) GEO. Robertson.
[No 7 of Inventory of Productions, Search D.]
SEARCH in the Privy Seal Record for any Precept of Charter
in favour of William Earl of Stirling, from the 7th day of December, 1639, to the 31st day of January, 1641 years.
Privy Seal Record from 7th December,
1, George Robertson, one of the Deputy Keepers of the Records of Scotland, Do hereby certify, that I have searched the Record of the Privy Seal, from the 7th day of December, 1639, to the 31st day of January, 1641 years, but found no Precept of Charter in favour of William Earl of Stirling, recorded in that Register during that period.
[No. of Inventory of Productions.]
EXTRACT from Diploma Willielmi Vicecomitis de
Stirling domini Alexander de Tulliebodie &c &c. dated, 4th September 1630.
Reg. Mag. Sig.
Dominum Willielmum Alexander de Menstrie militem vtriusq. regni nrj. consiliarium regni nrj Scotie principalem secretarium ac regionis et dominii nrj nove Scotie in America nrum hereditarium locum tenentem in variis magnis et seriis negotiis sibi comissis