Isabella Dogherty

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
18 November 1824

ISABELLA DOGHERTY was indicted for stealing four silver desert [sic] spoons, the property of Mr. M. HINDSON. The principal witness in this case, was ANNE JANE SMART, to whom the prisoner offered the spoons for sale. Upon refusing to purchase them, the prisoner became very abusive; insomuch, that she was compelled to give her in charge to a constable, who searched her, and found one of the spoons concealed under her arm. The property was produced and identified, as belonging to Mr. HINDSON. The Jury found the prisoner Guilty, but recommended her to the humane consideration of the Court, on account of her infant family. She was sentenced to three months hard labour in the Factory, at Parramatta.

See Original: “COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848) Thursday 18 November 1824, p.2