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she could not have been with child, and have gone on to her time without my knowing it. I was at South-end with the Princess. Captain Manby used to visit the Princess there. I make the Princess's bed, and have been in the habit of making it ever since I lived with Her Royal Highness. Another maid, whose name is Ann Bye, assisted with me in making the bed. From what I observed I never had any reason to believe that two persons had slept in the bed; I never saw any particular appearance in it. The linen was washed by Stikeman's wife.
(Signed) MARY WILSON. Sworn at Lord Grenville's House, in Downing-street, the 7th of June, 1806, before us,
(Signed) ERSKINE, GRENVILLE, SPENCER, ELLENBOROUGH.
(No. 8.)-The Deposition of Samuel Roberts. I am a footman to the Princess of Wales. I remember the child being taken by the Princess. I never observed any particular appearance of the Princess in that year-nothing that led me to believe that she was with child. Sir Sydney Smith used to visit the Princess at Blackheath. I never saw him alone with the Princess. He never stayed after eleven o'clock. I recollect Mr. Cole once asking me, I think three years ago, whether there were any favourites in the family. I remember saying that Captain Manby and Sir Sydney Smith were frequently at Blackbeath, and dined there oftener than any other persons. I never knew Sir Sydney Smith to stay later than the ladies. I cannot say exactly at what hour he went, but I never remember his staying alone with the Princess.
(Signed) SAMUEL ROBERTS. Sworn at Lord Grenville's House, in Downing-street, the 7th of June, 1806, before us,
only know this from the mother. The mother
(Signed) ERSKINE, GRENVILLE, SPENCER, ELLENBOROUGH.
(No. 9.)The Deposition of Thomas Stikeman. I have been Page to the Princess of Wales ever since she has been in England. When I first saw the child who is with the Princess, it is about four years ago. Her Royal Highness had a strong desire to have an infant, which I and all the house knew. I heard there was a woman who had twins, one of which the Princess was desirous to have, but the parents would not part with it. A woman came to the door with a petition to get her husband replaced in the dockyard, who had been removed; she had a child with ber; I took the child, I believe, and shewed it to Mrs. Sander. I then returned the child to the woman, and made inquiries after the father, and afterwards desired the woman to bring the child again to the house, which she did. The child was taken to the Princess; after the Princess had seen it, she desired the woman to take it again, and bring it back in a few days, and Mrs. Sander was desired to provide linen for it. Within a few days the child was bronght again by the mother, and was left, and has been with the Princess ever since. I do not recollect the child had any mark, but, upon reflection, I do recollect that the mother said he was marked with elder wine on the hand. The father of the child, whose name is Austin, lives with me at Pimlico. My wife is a laundress, and washed the linen of the Prince. Austin is employed to turn a mangle for me. The child was born in Brownlow-street, and it was baptized there; but Il
(No. 10.)-The Deposition of John Sicard. Her Royal Highness at Montague House. I may I have lived seven years with the Princess of have said to Cole, that the Princess was grown Wales, am house-steward, and have been in that much thinner, but I do not recollect that I did. situation from the end of six months after I first I never heard any body say any thing about the lived with Her Royal Highness. I remember Princess being pregnant till I came here to-day. the child who is now with the Princess of Wales I did not expect to be asked any question to-day being brought there; it was about five months respecting the Princess being pregnant. Nobody old when it was brought, it is about four years came over to the Princess from Germany, in the ago, just before we went to Ramsgate. I had autumn of 1802, to my knowledge. Her Royal not the least suspicion of the object of my being Highness was generally blooded twice a year, brought here. I had opportunity of seeing the but not lately. I never had any reason to supPrincess frequently; I waited on her at dinner pose that the Princess received the visits of any and supper; I never observed that the Princess Gentleman at improper hours. Sir Sydney Smith had the appearance of being with child: I think visited her frequently, aud almost daily. He it was hardly possible that she should have been was there very late, sometimes till two o'clock with child without my perceiving it. Sir Sydney in the morning. I never saw Sir Syduey Smith Smith used to visit very frequently at Montague in a room alone with the Princess late at night. House, in 1802, with Sir John and Lady Douglas. I never saw any thing which led me to suppose He was very often, I believe, alone with the that Sir Sydney Smith was on a very familiar Princess, and so was Mr. Canning and other Gen-footing with the Princess of Wales. I attended tlemen. I cannot say that I ever suspected Sir the Princess of Wales to Southend. She had Sydney Smith of any improper conduct with the two houses, No. 9 and No. 8. I knew Captain Princess. I never had auy suspicion of the Manby; he commanded the Africaine; he visited Princess acting improperly with Sir Sydney the Princess while his ship was there; he was Smith, or any other Gentleman. I remember frequently with the Princess. I do not know or Captain Manby visiting at Montague House. believe, and I have no reason to believe, that The Princess of Wales did not pay for the ex- Captain Manby stayed till very late hours with pense of fitting up his cabin, but the linen fur- the Princess. I never suspected that there was niture was ordered by me, by direction of the any improper familiarity between them. I never Princess, of Newberry and Jones. It was put expressed to any body a wish that Capt. Manby's by Newberry and Jones in the Princess's bill, visits were not so frequent. If the Princess had and was paid for with the rest of the bill by Miss company, I was never present. The Princess Heyman.(Signed) JOHN SICARD. was at Ramsgate in 1803; I have seen Captain Sworn at Lord Grenville's House, in Mauby there frequently. He came to the Downing-street, the 7th day of Princess's house to dinner; he never stayed till June, 1806, before us, late at night at the Princess's house. I was in (Signed) ERSKINE, GRENVILLE, Devonshire with the Princess lately; there was SPENCER, ELLENBOROUGH. no one officer that she saw when she was in Devonshire more than the rest. I never heard from the Princess that she apprehended her conduct was questioned. When I was brought here I thought I might be questioned respecting the Princess's conduct, and I was sorry to come; I don't know why I thought so; I never saw any thing in the conduct of the Princess, while I lived with her, which would have made me uneasy if I had been her husband. When I was at Southend, I dined in the Steward's room. I can't say whether I ever heard any body in the Steward's room say any thing about the Captain (meaning Captain Manby); it is so long ago, I may have forgot it; I have seen Captain Manby alone with the Princess, at No. 9, in the drawing-room, at Southend; I have seen it only once or twice; it was at two or three o'clock in the afternoon, and never later. I slept in a room next to the Princess, in the house No. 9, at Southend; I never saw Captain Manby in any part of that house but the drawing-room; I have no reason to believe he was in any other room in the house, I was at Catherington with the Princess; she was at Mr. Hood's house; I never saw any familiarity between her and Mr. Hood; I have seen her drive out in Mr. Hoods carriage with him alone; it was a gig; they used to be absent for several hours; a servant of the Princess attended them; I have delivered packets by the order of the Princess, which she gave me, sealed up, to Sicard, to be by him forwarded to Captain Manby. The birth-day of the child who lives with the Princess is the 11th of July, as his mo
(No. 11.)-The Deposition of Charlotte Sander. I have lived with the Princess of Wales eleven years. I am a native of Brunswick, and came with the Princess from Brunswick. The Princess has a little boy living with her under her protection; he had a mark on his hand, but it is worn off; I first saw him four years ago, in the Autumn. The father and mother of the child are still alive; I have seen them both; the father worked in the Dock-yard at Deptford, but has now lost the use of his limbs; the father's name is Austin. The mother brought the child to the Princess when he was four months old; I was present when the child was brought to the Princess; she was in her own room up stairs, when the child was brought; she came out, and took the child herself. I understood that the child was expected before it was brought. I am sure that I never saw the child in the house before it appeared to be four months old. The Princess was not ill or indisposed in the autumn of 1802. I was dresser to Her Royal Highness; she could not be ill or indisposed withont my knowing it. I am sure that she was not confined to her room, or to her bed in that autumn; there was not, to my knowledge, any other child in the house; it was hardly possible there could have been a child there without my knowing it. I have no recollection that the Princess had grown bigger in the year 1802 than usual; I am sure the Princess was not pregnant; being her dresser, I must have seen it, if she was. I solemnly and positively swear I have no reason to know or be-ther told me; she says that he was christened at lieve that the Princess of Wales has been at any Deptford. The child had a mark on the hand, time pregnant during the time I have lived with the mother told me that it was from red wine; I
believe the child came to the Princess in No-
(No. 12.)-The Deposition of Sophia Austin. I know the child which is now with the Princess of Wales; I am the mother of it; I was delivered of it four years ago the 11th of next July, at Brownlow-street Hospital. I have lain in there three times; William, who is with the Princess, is the second child I laid in of there. It was marked in the right hand with red wine. My husband was a labourer in the Dock-yard at Deptford. When peace was proclaimed a number of the workmen were discharged, and my husband was one who was discharged. I went to the Princess with a petition on a Saturday, to try to get my husband restored. I lived at that time at Deptford-new-row, No. 7, with a person of the name of Bearblock; he was a milkman. The day I went to the Princess with the petition was a fortnight before the 6th of November. Mr. Bennet, a baker, in New-street, was our dealer, and I took the child to Mr. Bennet's, when I went to receive my husband's wages, every week, from the time I left the Hospital
till I carried the child to the Princess. I knew
Mr. Stikeman only by having seen him once before, when I went to apply for a letter to Brownlow-street Hospital. When I went to Montague-house, I desired Mr. Stikeman to present my petition. He said they were denied to do such things, but seeing me with a baby, he could do no less. He then took the child from me, and was a long time gone; he then brought me back the child, and brought half a guinea, which the Ladies sent me. He said, if the child had been younger, he thought he could have got it taken care of for me, but desired that I would come up again; I went up again on the Monday following, and I saw Mr. Stikeman; Mr. Stikeman afterwards came several times to us, and appointed me to take the child to Montague-house on the 5th of November, but it rained all day, and I did not take it. Mr. Stikeman came down to me on the Saturday, the 6th of November, and I took the child on that day to the Princess's house. The Princess was out, I waited till she returned; she saw the child, and asked its age. I went down into the coffee room, and they gave me some arrow-root to wean the child, for I was suckling the child at this time, and when I had weaned the child, I was to bring it and leave it with the Princess. I did wean the child, and brought it to the Princess's house on the 15th of November, and left it there, and it has been with the Princess ever since. I saw the child last Whit-Monday, and I swear that it is my child.
(Signed) SOPHIA AUSTIN.
(Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER,
20th June, 1806.
My Lord,-In consequence of certain înquiries directed by His Majesty, Lady Douglas, wife of Sir John Douglas, of the Marines, has deposed upon oath, that she was told by Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, that at a breakfast at Lady Willoughby's house in May or June, 1802, &c.
[Extract from Lady Douglas's Deposition.] ble, the truth of this fact, I am to request that It being material to ascertain, as far as possiyour Lordship will have the goodness to desire Lady Willoughby to put down in writing every circumstance in any manner relative thereto (if any such there be) of which her Ladyship has any recollection; and also to apprize me, for His Majesty's information, whether at any time, during the course of the above-mentioned year, Lady Willoughby observed any such alteration in the Princess's shape, or any other circumstances, as might induce her Ladyship to believe that Her Royal Highness was then pregnant.-I am, &c. SPENCER.
(No. 14.) Sidmouth, 21st June, 1806. My dear Lord,-In obedience to your commands, I lost no time in communicating to Lady Willoughby the important subject of your private letter, dated the 20th instant, and I have the honour of enclosing a letter to your Lordship from Lady Willoughby.- -I have the honour, &c. GWYDIR.
My Lord,-In obedience to the command contained in your Lordship's letter, communicated to me by Lord Gwydir, I have the honour to inform you, that I have no recollection whatever of the fact stated to have taken place during a breakfast at Whitehall, in May or June, 1802; nor do I bear in mind any particular circum stances relative to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, at the period to which you allude.I have the honour, &c. June 21, 1806. Earl Spencer.
Extract from the Register of the Births and Baplisms of Children born in the Brownlow-street Lying-in Hospital.
William, of Samuel and Sophia Austin, 15 The above are the only two entries under the name of Austin, about the period in question, and were extracted by me. No description of the children is preserved.
CHARLES WATKIN WILLIAMS WYNN. June 23, 1806.
(No. 17.)-The Deposition of Elizabeth Gosden.
Supplement to No. 12, Vol. XXIII.-Price 1s.
to look after a little child. I understood that | (No. 19.)-The Deposition of Thomas Edmeades, of
(Signed) ELIZABETH GOSDEN.
(Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER,
(No. 18.)-The Deposition of Betty Townley. I lived at Charlton sixteen years, and till within the last two years I was a laundress, and used to wash linen for the Princess of Wales's family. After the Princess left Chariton, and went to Blackheath, I used to go over to Blackheath to fetch the linen to wash. I have had linen from the Princess's house the same as other Ladies, I mean, that there were such appear ances on it as might arise from natural causes to which women are subject. I never washed the Princess's own bed linen, but once or twice occasionally. I recollect one bundle of linen once Coming, which I thought rather more marked than usual. They told me the Princess had been bled with leeches, and it dirted the linen more. The servants told me so, but I don't remember who the servants were that told me so. I recollect once I came to town and left the linen with my daughter to wash; I looked at the clothes slowly before I went, and counted them, and my daughter and a woman she employed with her, washed them, while I was in town. I thought when I looked them over, that there might be something more than usual; my opinion was, that it was from a miscarriage, the linen had the appearance of a miscarriage. I believed it at the time. They were fine damask uapkins, and some of them marked with a little red crown in the corner, and some without marks. I might mention it to Fanny Lloyd. I don't recollect when this was, but it must be more than two years and a half ago, for I did not wash for the Princess's family but very little for the last six months. Mary Wilson used to give me the linen, and I believe it was she who told me the Princess was bled with leeches, but the appearance of the linen which I have spoken of before was different from that which it was said was stained by bleeding with leeches. I remember the child coming, I used to wash the linen for the child; and Mrs. Gosden, who nursed the child, used to pay me for it. I kept a book in which I entered the linen I washed. I am not sure whether I have it still, but if I have, it is in a chest at my daughter's, at Charlton, and I will produce it if I can find it. (Signed) B. TOWNLEY. Sworn at Lord Grenville's house, in street, the 23d day of June, 1800 before us ASKINE, SPENCER, GRANVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH,
Greenwich, Surgeon and Apothecary, I am a Surgeon and Apothecary at Greenwich, and was appointed the Surgeon and Apothecary of the Princess of Wales in 1801. From that time I have attended Her Royal Highness and her Household. I know Fanny Lloyd who attended in the coffee-room at the Princess's; ! have frequently attended her for colds. I do not recollect that I ever said any thing to her respecting the Princess of Wales; it never once entered my thoughts, while I attended the Princess, that she was pregnant; I never said that she was so to Fanny Lloyd. I have bled the Princess twice. The second bleeding was in 1802, and it was in the June quarter, as appears by the book I kept. I do not know what she was bled for; it was at her own desire; it was not by any medical advice. I was unwilling to do it, but she wished it. If I recollect, she complained of a pain in her chest, but I do not remember that she had any illness. I did not use to bleed her twice a year. I certainly saw Her Royal Highness in November, 1802; I saw her on the 16th of November, but I had not any idea of her being then with child. I did not attend her on the 16th of November, but I saw her then. I was visiting a child; (a male child), from Deptford. I have no recollection of having seen the Princess in Oct. 1802. The child must have been from three to five months old, when I first saw it. I have no recollection of the Princess having been ill about the end of October, 1802. I have visited the child very often since, and I have always understood it to be the sante child. The Princess used sometimes to send for leeches, and had them from me. I do not think that I attended the Princess, or saw her often in the Summer and Autumn of 1802. I had rot the sole care of the Princess's health during the time I have spoken of; Sir Francis Millman attended her occasionally. (Signed) THOMAS EDMEADES. Sworn at Lord Grenville's house, in Downing-street, the 25th day of June, 1806, before us,
(Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER, GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH.
(No. 20.)-The Deposition of Samuel Gillam Mills, of Greenwich, Surgeon.
I am a Surgeon at Greenwich, have been in partnership with Mr. Edmeades since 1800; before he was my partner I attended the Princess of Wales's family from the time of her coming to Blackheath from Charlton; I was appointed by the Princess her Surgeon in April, 1801, by a written appointment, and from that time I never attended Her Royal Highness or any of the servants in my medical capacity, except that I once attended Miss Gouch, and once Miss Millfield; there was a child brought to the Princess while I attended her; I was called upon to 'examine the child; it was a girl. It must have been in 1801, or thereabouts. The child afterwards had the measles, and I attended her. When first I saw the child I think it must have been about ten months old; it must have been prior to April, 1801. I understood that the child was taken through charity. I remember that there was a female servant who attended in the coffee-room. I never said to that woman, or to any other person, that the Princess was with child, or looked as if she was with child; and I never thought so, or surmised any thing of the Kind. I was once sent for by Her Royal
Highness to bleed her; I was not at home, and Mr. Edmeades bled her. I had bled her two or three times before, it was by direction of Sir Francis Millman, it was for an inflammation she had on the lungs. As much as I knew, it was not usual for the Princess to be bled twice a year. I don't know that any other medical person attended her at the time that I did, nor do I believe that there did. I don't know that Sir Francis Millman had advised that she should be blooded at the time that I was sent for, and was not at home, nor what was the cause of her being then blooded. I do recollect something of having attended the servant, who was in the coffee-room, for a cold; but I am sure I never said to her that the Princess was with child, or looked as if she was so. I have known that the Princess had frequently sent to Mr. Edmeades' for leeches. When I saw the female child, Mrs. Sander was in the room, and some other servants, but I don't recollect who; I was sent for to see, whether there was any disease about the child, to see whether it was a healthy child, as Her Royal Highness meant to take it under her patronage; the child could just walk alone. I saw the child frequently afterwards, it was one time with Bidgood, and another time with Gosden and his wife. I don't recollect that the Princess was by at any time when I saw the child; I never saw the child in Montague-house when I attended it as a patient, but when I was first sent for to see if the child had any disease, it was in Montague-house.
(Signed) SAM. GILLAM MILLS.
(Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER, GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. A true Copy, J. Becket.
with him when he was abroad. I don't recollect to have seen him ever early in the morning at the Princess's; I was at Ramsgate with the Princess, Captain Manby may have dined there once, he never slept there to my knowledge, nor do I believe he did. The Princess rises at different hours, seldom before ten or eleven. I never knew her up at six o'clock in the morning. If she had been up so early I should not have known it, not being up so early myself. I remember the Princess giving Captain Manby an ink-stand. He had the care of two boys, whom she protected. I cannot say that Captain Manby did not sleep at South End. He may have slept in the village, but I believe he never slept in the Princess's house. I was at Catherington with the Princess. I remember Her Royal Highness going out in an open carriage with the present Lord Hood; I believe Lord Hood's servant attended them; there was only one servant, and no other carriage with them. I was at Dawlish this summer with the Princess, and afterwards at Mount Edgecumbe. The Princess saw a great deal of company there; Sir Richard Strachan used to come there. I do not know what was the cause of his discontinuing his visits there. I remember Sir Sydney Smith being frequently at Montague-house; he was some times there as late as twelve or one o'clock in the morning, but never alone that I know of. The Princess was not in the room when Lady Douglas was brought to-bed; I know she was not, because I was in the room myself when Lady Douglas was delivered. Dr. Mackie, of Lewisham, was the accoucher. I do not recollect Sir Sydney Smith ever being alone with the Princess in the evening. It may have happened, but I do not know that it did. I used to sit with the Princess always in the evening, but not in the morning. I was with the Princess in the Isle of Wight; Mr. Hood and Lord Amelius Beauclerk were there with her she went there from Portsmouth.
Whitehall, July 1, 1806. My Lord, The extreme importance of the business on which I have before troubled your Lordship and Lady Willoughby, makes it the
(No. 21.) The Deposition of Harriet Fitzgerald. I came first to live with the Princess of Wales in 1801, merely as a friend and companion, and have continued to live with Her Royal Highness till this time. I know Lady Douglas; I remember her lying-in; it happened by accident that Her Royal Highness was in the house at the time of Lady Donglas's delivery. I think it was in July, 1802. I was there myself, the Princess was not in the room at the time Lady Douglas was delivered; there was certainly no appearance of the Princess being pregnant at that time. I saw the Princess at that time every day, and at all hours. I believe it to be quite impossible that the Princess should have been with child without my observing it. I never was at a breakfast with the Princess at Lady Wil-indispensable duty of the persons to whom His loughby's. The Princess took a little girl into Majesty has intrusted the inquiry, further to rethe house about nine years ago. I was not in the quest that her Ladyship will have the goodness house at the time. I was in the house when the to return in writing, distinct and separate anboy, who is now there, was brought there. She swers to the enclosed Queries. They beg leave had said before, openly, that she should like to to add, that in the discharge of the trust comhave a child, and she had asked the servant who mitted to them, they have been obliged to exbrought the child, if he knew of any persons who amine upon oath the several persons to whose would part with a child. I was at South End testimony they have thought it right to have rewith the Princess. 1 remember Captain Manby course on this occasion. They have been unwillbeing there sometimes. He was not there very ing to give Lady Willoughby the trouble of so often; he used to come at different hours as the long a journey for that purpose, well knowing tide served; he dined there, but never stayed the full reliance which may be placed on every late; I was at South End all the time the thing which shall be stated by her Ladyship in Princess was there, I cannot recollect that I this form. But on her return to town it may have seen Captain Manby there, or known him to probably be judged necessary, for the sake of be there later than nine, or half after nine; I uniformity in this most important proceeding, never knew of any correspondence by letter that she should be so good as to confirm on oath,
(Signed) HARRIET FITZGERALD. Sworn before us at Lord Grenville's house, in Downing-street, the 27th day of June, 1806, before us,
(Signed) ERSKINE, SPENCER, GRENVILLE, ELLENBOROUGH. A true copy, J. Becket.