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The History of Duelling. Vol. 2 (of 2)

The History of Duelling. Vol. 2 (of 2)
Category: Dueling
Title: The History of Duelling. Vol. 2 (of 2)
Release Date: 2018-08-15
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THE
HISTORY OF DUELLING:

INCLUDING,
NARRATIVES
OF THE MOST
REMARKABLE PERSONAL ENCOUNTERS
THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME.
BY
J. G. MILLINGEN, M.D. F.R.S.
AUTHOR OF “CURIOSITIES OF MEDICAL EXPERIENCE,” ETC.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
VOL. II.
LONDON:
RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET,
Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty.
1841.

iiLONDON:
PRINTED BY SAMUEL BENTLEY,
Bangor House, Shoe Lane.

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CONTENTS

OF
THE SECOND VOLUME.

CHAPTER I.
DUELS IN GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.
Personal Combats introduced into England by the followers of William the Conqueror.—Modification of the barbarous practice of Trial by Battle.—The Law of England with regard to Duels.—Legal Opinions on the subject by the greatest Authorities Page 1
 
Case of Morgan.—Case of Richard Taverner.—Early Challenges.—Combats prevented by Regal and Judicial Interference.—Challenge of the Duke of Brunswick by the Duke of Lancaster—and of the Duke of Norfolk by the Duke of Hereford 5
 
Meeting between the Earl of Salisbury and the Bishop of Salisbury, for the right of the Castle of Old Sarum.—Desuetude of the Trial by Battle.—Instance of, in the reign of Elizabeth,—and in the Court of Chivalry in 1631.—Case of Thornton and Ashford, in 1818.—The barbarous and superstitious practice abolished 6
 
ivDuels in the Reign of James the First.—Lord Bacon’s Speech in the Star-Chamber Court.—His determination to make no distinction between a Coronet and a Hatband in his efforts to repress the practice.—Instances of the chivalric notions of the Times.—Lord Herbert of Cherbury’s Challenge to De Guise.—Fatal Duel between Sir Hatton Cheek and Sir Thomas Dutton.—Between Lord Sanquair and a Fencing-master.—Desperate Duel between two Noblemen 9
 
Cause of the rarity of Duelling during the Civil Wars.—Cromwell’s Ordinance for punishing and preventing the practice.—Purgation by Single Combat in 1631.—Case of Lord Rea.—Fatal Duel between the Earl of Dorset and Lord Bruce at Antwerp.—Between Duke Hamilton and Lord Mohun.—Bill brought into the House of Commons for the Prevention of Duelling.—Lord Mohun’s Trial for the Murder of Montford the Player 21
 
Duel, in 1662, between Mr. Jermyn and Colonel Rawlins.—Lord Chancellor Clarendon challenged by Lord Ossory.—Scuffle between the Duke of Buckingham and the Marquess of Dorchester.—Meeting in Covent-garden between Sir Henry Bellasses and Mr. Porter.—Duel between the Earl of Shrewsbury and the Duke of Buckingham—and between their seconds, Sir John Talbot and Sir J. Jenkins.—Sir William Coventry committed to the Tower by the King for sending a challenge to Buckingham.—Anecdote illustrative of the profligacy of the times.––Quarrel of Ambassadors regarding precedency 38
 
Quarrel between Beau Fielding and Fulwood.—Duel between Dr. Mead and Dr. Woodward.—Between Dr. Williams and Dr. Bennet.—Between Ensign Sawyer and Captain Wrey.—Between Mr. Paul and Mr. Dalton.—Prevalence of general frays.—Riot of about a hundred “gentlemen” in Windmill-street with swords and canes.—Clubs of desperadoes.—Proclamation to suppress them 46
 
vDuel between Major Oneby and Mr. Gower.—Sentence of death passed on the Major.—Endeavours of Addison and Steele to check the rage for duelling.—Duel between Sir Cholmondeley Dering and Mr. Thornhill.—Addison’s account of the “Hum-drum and Mum clubs.”—Anecdote.—Duel between Steele and a brother officer in the Coldstream Guards.—Letter from an officer of the Guards declining a meeting.—Anecdote related by Horace Walpole illustrative of the manners of the day 52
 
Duel between Lord Byron and Mr. Chaworth.—Reflections thereon.—Duel between Lord Talbot and John Wilkes.—Between Mr. Wilkes and Mr. Martin.—Between Mr. Wilkes and Mr. Forbes 60
CHAPTER II.
DUELS DURING THE REIGN OF GEORGE THE THIRD.
Reflections on the frequency of Duelling during this long reign 84
Duel between Lord Kilmaurs and a French officer, at Marseilles, May, 1765 92
—— two Officers on Kennington Common, 1765 94
—— Mr. Henry Flood and Mr. Agar, 1769 94
—— George Garrick and Mr. Baddeley, 1770 94
—— Lord Milton and Lord Poulett, January 29, 1771 95
—— Mr. M’Lean and Mr. Cameron, 1772 95
—— Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Esq. and Mr. Matthews, 1772 96
—— Lord Townshend and the Earl of Bellamont, Feb. 2, 1773 98
—— Mr. Scawen and Mr. Fitzgerald, Sept. 1, 1773 99
—— Mr. Whately and Mr. Temple, December 11, 1773 99
—— Captain Stoney and the Rev. Mr. Bate, Jan. 13, 1777 101
—— Count Rice and Viscount Du Barry, Nov. 23, 1778 102
—— a Lieutenant Colonel and a Lieutenant of Militia, Aug. 25th, 1779 103
vi—— the Hon. Charles James Fox and Mr. Adam, Nov. 30, 1779 104
—— Counsellor R.—— and ——, Nov. 1779 107
—— the Earl of Shelburne and Colonel Fullarton, March 22, 1780 108
—— Mr. Donovan and Captain Hanson, April, 1780 111
—— the Rev. Mr. Bate and Mr. R——, Sept. 1780 112
—— the Rev. Mr. Allen and Mr. Dulany, June 26, 1782 113
—— Mr. Riddell and Mr. Cunningham, April 21, 1783 116
—— Captain I—— and Colonel P——, June 6, 1783 118
—— the Hon. Colonel Cosmo Gordon and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas, Sept. 4, 1783 119
—— Mr. Munro and Mr. Green, Oct. 17, 1783 120
—— Lieutenant Harrison and Mr. Van Burensham, October, 1783 120
—— Sir J. Lowther and Sergeant Bolton, April, 1784 121
—— an Officer of the Navy and a German Officer, August, 1784 121
—— Captain Brises and Captain Bulkley, February, 1785 122
—— Lieut. F—— and Mr. Gordon ——, March, 1785 122
—— Lord Macartney and Mr. Sadleir, April, 1785 123
—— the Earl of A—— and Mr. F. M. June 19, 1785 124
—— Comte de Gersdorff and M. Le Favre, July, 1785 124
—— Lord William Murray and Mr. Waugh, November, 1785 125
—— Lieutenant Gamble and Lieutenant Mollison, January, 1786 125
—— Lord Macartney and Major-General Stewart, June 8, 1786 126
—— Mr. Hutchinson and Lord Mountmorris, May, 1787 128
—— the Chevalier La B—— and Captain S——, June, 1787 129
vii—— Sir John Macpherson and Major Browne, Sept. 10, 1787 129
—— Mr. Keon and Mr. Reynolds, Jan. 31, 1788 130
—— His Royal Highness the Duke of York and Colonel Lennox, May, 1789 131
—— Captain Pellew and Lieut. Northey, June, 1789 134
—— Captain Tongue and Captain Paterson, June 19, 1789 134
—— Colonel Lennox and Theophilus Swift, Esq. July 1, 1789 135
—— Mr. Curran and Major Hobart, April 1, 1790 135
—— Sir George Ramsay and Captain Macrae, April 15, 1790 136
—— Mr. Stephens and Mr. Anderson, Sept. 21, 1790 138
—— Captain Harvey Aston and Lieutenant Fitzgerald, June 25, 1790
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