The Bishop!! Particulars of the charge against the Hon. Percy Jocelyn, Bishop of Clogher for an abominable offence with John Movelly ... including the evidence before the magistrate at Marlborough Street, and a variety of information and remarks. Bound with: Sketch of the Life and Unparalleled Sufferings, of James Byrne, Late Coachman to... John Jocelyn, Brother to... the Lord Bishop of Clogher. Bishop CLOGHER.
The Bishop!! Particulars of the charge against the Hon. Percy Jocelyn, Bishop of Clogher for an abominable offence with John Movelly ... including the evidence before the magistrate at Marlborough Street, and a variety of information and remarks. Bound with: Sketch of the Life and Unparalleled Sufferings, of James Byrne, Late Coachman to... John Jocelyn, Brother to... the Lord Bishop of Clogher
The Bishop!! Particulars of the charge against the Hon. Percy Jocelyn, Bishop of Clogher for an abominable offence with John Movelly ... including the evidence before the magistrate at Marlborough Street, and a variety of information and remarks. Bound with: Sketch of the Life and Unparalleled Sufferings, of James Byrne, Late Coachman to... John Jocelyn, Brother to... the Lord Bishop of Clogher

The Bishop!! Particulars of the charge against the Hon. Percy Jocelyn, Bishop of Clogher for an abominable offence with John Movelly ... including the evidence before the magistrate at Marlborough Street, and a variety of information and remarks. Bound with: Sketch of the Life and Unparalleled Sufferings, of James Byrne, Late Coachman to... John Jocelyn, Brother to... the Lord Bishop of Clogher

London : Printed and published by John Fairburn, [1822] and London, Printed and Pub. (for. F. O'Neill) by T. Dolby [1822].

Item #8082

Two quite rare pamphlets, both describing the events surrounding the arrest of Percy Jocelyn (1764-1843), bishop of Clogher; in 1811. Percy Jocelyn (1764-1843), bishop of Clogher was accused by James Byrne of "taking indecent familiarities" (possibly buggery) and of "using indecent or obscene conversations with him". Byrne was sued for criminal libel by Jocelyn and on conviction was sentenced to two years in jail and also to public flogging. Recanting his allegations at the prompting of the bishop's agent, the floggings were stopped. In 1822, Jocelyn was caught in an act of homosexuality with a guardsman in a London public house and he absconded to Scotland where he worked as a butler for the rest of his life.

Edward Prime-Stevenson discusses the case in his classic survey of homosexuality, The Intersexes:
"Even more dramatic is the history of another great Irish churchman, Bishop Jocelyn, of the See of Clogher, in the early part of the nineteenth century. Relatively a young man, though already advanced in dignity, Bishop Jocelyn was also an inborn uranian. After having had several homosexual relationships without detection, Jocelyn fell in love with a strikingly handsome young soldier, in the Life-Guards, stationed in the diocese, a trooper named John Moverly, who was also uranistic. The Bishop was handsome, genial, and a man of the world, though he filled his religious station becomingly. In 1822 the intimacy came to light. A great scandal ensued."
See, Norton, Mother Clap's Molly House @217-222
Both pamphlets are bound in a contemporary 3/4 leather binding along with the colored frontispiece to the second volume.

Price: $6,500.00

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