Captain John Grimshaw, Alleged Victim of
Libel by Archibald Prentice, Manchester, 1831
(Note: Webpage in preparation)
Click here for the 1831 report1.
The apparent offending phrase:
“JOHN GRIMSHAW. commonly called Captain Grimshaw, principally remarkable for giving bawdy toasts. And for a countenance which seems to blush at his own lewdness.”
Archibald Prentice wrote for the Manchester Times and Gazette.
The outcome of the trial was a hung jury.
John Grimshaw may have been the father of John Grimshaw of the 5th Royal Lancashire Militia (born 1833); see companionwebpage.
1Prentice, Archibald, 1831,
Webpage posted April 2012.