Captain John Grimshaw, Alleged Victim of 


Libel by Archibald Prentice, Manchester, 1831


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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 companion webpage



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1Prentice, Archibald, 1831, 


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