HAA007 Breakout 10: Finding of the Inquest -

The Finding of the Inquest 31 August 1835

The Finding of the Inquest 31 August 1835
Transcription of the Finding of the inquest

William Rothwell late of Launceston, in the County aforesaid labourer, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil on the 27 day of July in the year aforesaid, with force and armed at the place aforesaid in the county aforesaid, in and upon the said Charlotte Young in the peace of God and our said Lord the King there and thus being, feloniously, wilfully and of his malice forethought, did make an assault: And that the said William Rothwell she the said Charlotte young did then and there violently and feloniously cast and throw upon a blazing fire and with one feet of him the said William Rothwell, the body of her the said Charlotte Young did force into and keep in the said blazing fire, thereby then and thus giving unto her the said Charlotte Young diverse mortal burns, in and upon the lower parts of the belly, back and sides of her the said Charlotte Young in a certain Hospital in the place aforesaid from the twenty seventh day of July until the 11 day of August in the year aforesaid, did languish and [2 words unable to decipher] did live, on which said eleventh day of August in this said year in the hospital aforesaid in the place and county aforesaid, she the said Charlotte Young of the mortal burns aforesaid did die. William Rothwell, she the said Charlotte Young, in the manner and by the means aforesaid, feloniously, wilfully and of his malice forethought, did kill and murder, against the peace of our said Lord the King his crown and dignity. Thirty first day of August