Rex v Newman (1700)
Reference: Rex v Newman (1700) 1 Ld. Raym. 562
Court of King’s Bench
Easter Term, 1700
Ex relatione m’ri Jacob
Counsel (the barristers representing the parties)
- Mr King, on behalf of Elizabeth Newman (the Defendant)
Summary of the facts
The defendant was indicted by the name of Elizabeth Newman alias Judith Hancock, for keeping a bawdy-house.
Arguments submitted by counsel
Mr. King moved to quash [the indictment], because a woman cannot have two Christian names; for which reason in a case in Noy [Loyd’s Case (1609) Noy 135] the return of a rescous was quashed.
And for this reason the indictment was quashed.
Orders of the court