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? ^ ? : i, We TicW^urne Oase, ^ r THE PATIENT CRESWELL. APPLICATION IN 'LUNACY.
Before his Honor Mr. Justice Manning, sitting # in Lunacy Jurisdiction this* morning, an applica tion was made on behalf of Edward Priestman, who is acting under a power of attorney for tne Eev. Edward Williams, a Catholic priest of Syd mduth, Devonshire (England) for an order direct-* ing Sir Roger Charles Doughty Tichbourne, at present confined in the Parramatta Asylum for tne Insane u»der the name of ^William Creswell, to be given into the custody of. the applicant for re
moval to England. Mr. Langer owen ana j*u. George Wallace, instructed by Messrs. Wallace and Robson,- appeared in support, and Mr- G. B. Simp son appeared to oppose. A number of affidavits were read, including one by the applicant, in which he stated that he made the application un der the provisions of section 81 of the Lunacy Act of 1879. He was prepared to give any security for the safe custody and maintenance of Sir Roger Charles Doughty Tichbourne, otherwise known as William Creswell, in England, as to the court should seem fit He believed it would be beneficial to the patient to be placed in the custody of his friend, the Rev Edyard Williams. , After the affi davits had been read- a lengthened discussion fol lowed, and his Honor said that he would allow a postponement of the matter, intimating that ue should require evidence -that Mr. Williams was a relative or friend, and acting entirely in the in terests of the patient, assuming the patient to be Sir Roger Tichbourne, and without any ulterior motive. He declined at the present time to allow the patient to be harassed by personal examina tion, but no objection being-offered by Mr. Simp son, his Honor directed that an inspection be given of such portions of the books or certified ex tracts therefrom, as referred to the alleged marks on tbje body of the patient. The applicant was to notify the Crown Solicitor within fourteen days from ths receipt of the certified extracts whether he intended proceeding with the application, otherwise the application would stand dismissed with costs. ^ ? , '