Crewe v Crewe: 1800

On a suggestion that a charge of collusion and connivance, raised in argument on his own evidence, was a surprise on the husband, there being no counter plea or interrogatories, the Court refused to rescind the conclusion in order that letters might be pleaded, holding that the husband was bound to guard himself originally against such suggestions. A constant intercourse, continued for four years, between a wife and her paramour, not clandestine, but the common subject of conversation among servants and friends, raises a grave suspicion of the husband’s knowledge
and acquiescence.


[1800] EngR 4, (1800) 3 Hag Ecc 123, (1800) 162 ER 1102




Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.345780