Document attesting to the arrest of Ann Darby

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Manuscript, in a single hand, written by Richard Akerman, describing the arrest of Ann Darby for aiding and abetting Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord Baltimore per the authority of the magistrate John Fielding. In 1768, Frederick was accused of abducting and raping Sarah Woodcock, who kept a milliner’s shop. He pleaded not guilty by reason of consent and was acquitted by the jury, but his reputation was ruined. After the trial he left England for the continent and died there in 1771.

  • Creator: Akerman, Richard.
  • Title: Document attesting to the arrest of Ann Darby for aiding and abetting Frederick Clavert in his alleged rape of Sarah Woodcock : London, Newgate gaol, 1767 December 29.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss File 112+

Acquired June 2013

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