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Decisions of the Superior Courts of New South Wales, 1788-1899

Rose v. Mitchell [1896] NSWSupC 1

seduction

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Cohen J., 24 March 1896

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 25 March 1896, p. 4

No. 3 Jury Court. - (Before his Honor Mr. Justice Cohen.)

ROSE V. MITCHELL Mr. Macintyre (instructed by Mr. H. Levien) appeared for the plaintiff, Thomas Rose, who, on behalf of Mary Rose, his daughter, sued John Mitchell for seduction, damages being laid at £500. There was no appearance for the defendant. The case for the plaintiff was that Mitchell was a friend of the family, and had been acquainted with the daughter for some years. Mary Rose stated the defendant had promised to marry her, and the result of his intimacy was that she had become a mother. The jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff for £110.

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