Convict woman incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory.
- Alternate: Phoebe Lyons
- Spouse of Solomon Lyons
TUESDAY, OCT. 24 — PHOEBE BENJAMIN, a prisoner of the crown, the wife of one unfortunate SOLOMON LYONS, stood presented at the bar, charged by CONSTABLE BRIGG, with meeting him on the Sydney-road, and in a truly independent manner exclaiming, “I’ve just bolted from my b—–y husband.” The constable thought proper to bolt her in Gaol, until an explanation took place before his Worship. Her husband also appeared with “stern jealousy’s envemoned sting” hovering on his brow. He would, forsooth, have her removed in more quiescent shades. She was then ordered to be transported to the Factory; but, on hearing the sentence, and leaving the bar, she premeditatedly gave the apprehending constable a “right good smeller,” in presence of the Court. Final, to No. 3 Class for 6 months.
See Original: “Police Reports. SYDNEY,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Saturday 28 October 1826, p.3
- “Police Reports. SYDNEY,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Saturday 28 October 1826, p.3
# Second Female Factory