15th September 1819
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1290. JAMES STATHAM WARNER was indicted for bigamy .

RICHARD SELLERS YARNELL . I am a tallow-chandler. My sister Elizabeth was a single woman; I was present when she was married to the prisoner at St. James, Clerkenwell, in July, 1811 or 1812 - she married him by the name of James Statham Warner; they lived together twelve or eighteen months. After she left him, he wrote to me to know if she was living? I returned him no answer. He was out-door servant to a gentleman at Tottenham. After he left her he went to live at Epping Forest. My sister is alive, I saw her last week.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. They quarrelled and parted - A. Yes. He made her an allowance for the last nine months, but not before. He wrote to me from the north of England, I never answered him.

LEWIS STEPHEN GUENIGAULT , I was present at the prisoner's marriage with Elizabeth Long , on the 17th of July, 1815 , at St. James, Clerkenwell , by the name of James Alphonson Statham Warner - she was a single woman - she had no property. They lived together until he was apprehended,

Q. His first wife knew he was married again - A. Yes.

Prisoner's Defence. I made every endeavour to find out my first wife, but without effect. Her sister told me she was dead, and I had not heard of her for four years.

SAMUEL MARCHANT . I am the prisoner's brother-in-law. I was present when his first wife agreed to accept of an allowance - that is since he was married again.

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Confined One Year .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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