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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY PAGE</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18500708-name-279" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA PAGE</persName> </hi>. The prisoner is my son. I was present fifteen or six
<lb/>teen years ago at St. John's Church, Waterloo-road, when he married Ellen Ragan—I was a witness—they lived together till, I think, within the last two years—she is in Court now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARNOCK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had they any children?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; two—they were parted at Kennington Court, through her misconduct, and he allowed her so much a week to keep away from him—she pawned everything, and as the pawnbroker would not take her bed, she sold it to a marine store-dealer—the prisoner was exceedingly kind to his children, and an excellent son—his wife has knocked all his teeth out, and beaten him, dread
<lb/>fully I do not come here willingly—I am in danger of my life through her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18500708-name-280" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CLEAVER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk of St. George's Church, Waterloo-road. I produce the register of a marriage there, between Henry Page and Ellen Ragan, on 6th April, 1834.</p>
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<interp inst="t18500708-name-281" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA PAGE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This is my signature.</p>
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<interp inst="t18500708-name-282" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PHILO</persName> </hi>. I am clerk at All Saints', Poplar. I produce the register of a marriage there on 10th Feb., 1848, between Henry Dixon, bachelor, and Emma Smith, spinster—I was one of the witnesses—I do not know the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18500708-name-283" type="given" value="DONALD"/>DONALD BRING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, M</hi> 120). On 17th June the prisoner was given into my charge by Mr. Clark, the husband of the prisoner in the next case—he charged him with being married to his wife—the prisoner said he knew nothing of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18500708-name-284" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">a prisoner.</hi>) I know the prisoner—I have been in his com
<lb/>pany several times—my husband has brought me into his company, and en
<lb/>couraged him to come to our house for the last four years—no marriage has taken place between us.</p>
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