George Edward Peacock

  • Jocelyn Hackforth-Jones


‘This unfortunate young man, at the time of hisconviction, was only thirty years of age, and he had, for a considerable period, carried on business in his profession as an attorney in Chancery Lane.He was of highly respectable family, residing in Yorkshire; and the forgery of which he was convicted, was that of a power-of-attorney for the transfer of stock, which formed the subject matterof the settlement … on his marriage with Miss Selina Willmar … He could, however, assure the jury, that necessity, not inclination, had led him to the commission of the act. He found himself surrounded by pecuniary difficulties, …’1


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