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Colonial Cases

R. v. Bene [1791]

slave court

Slave Court, Jamaica

26 March 1791

Source: Diary or Woodfall's Register (London, England), 13 June 1791, issue 693; and see Public Advertiser (London, England), 14 June 1791, issue 17765; Star (London, England), 14 June 1791, issue 977, from the British Library's site, 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

From the Jamaica Royal Gazette.

Kingston, March 26. At a Slave Court held on Monday at the Court-house, before A. Cathcart, G. Kinghorn, P. Breton, Esqrs. and a Jury, a negro woman named Bene, was tried, and found guilty of obtaining goods under false pretences form the store of Mr. John Richards, and sentenced to six months hard labour in the Workhouse.

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