Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 29 September 2022), December 1697, trial of William Hudson alias Philips (t16971208-13).

William Hudson, Sexual Offences > bigamy, 8th December 1697.

William Hudson alias Philips , of the City of London, Labourer , was Indicted for Feloniously Marrying two Wives; The first Mary Rogers at Lamb's-Chappel in the Ward of Cripplegate , on the 9th of January, in the 4th Year of the King and late Queen; and afterwards the 30th of November in the 9th Year of His Majesty's Reign at the place aforesaid, did take to Wife Elizabeth Priestgrove , for which two Testificates were produced in Court, and the Evidence were positive as to the last Marriage, and Mary Rogers his first Wife lying in Childbed, could not appear. The Prisoner denied that ever he was Married to Rogers, but it was fully proved, the Jury found him Guilty .

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