Johanna Lawson

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
20 September 1826

JOHANNA LAWSONISABELLA LLOYD, THOS. COOK, and WILLIAM WARD, prisoners of the crown, stood charged as follows: — The said JOHANNA LAWSON and ISABELLA LLOYD being the espoused of prisoners KENNELLY* and COX,** who are attached to Windsor Road Gang, stood charged with absenting themselves and absconding from their husbands, after a “moon” of four days, in company with the prisoners COOK and WARD, also attached to that gang. The prisoners KENNELLY and COX were charged with pursuing the fugitives without leave or permission. Sentenced, LAWSON and LLOYD, 6 months to the Factory, No. 3 Class; COOK and WARD, 12 months to iron gang; KENNELLY and COX 25 lashes each, and returned.

* DAVID KINLEY, husband of ISABELLA LLOYD (married 4 September 1826, St. John’s Church, Parramatta)

** DAVID COX, husband of JOHANNA LAWSON (married 4 September 1826, St. John’s Church, Parramatta)


See Original:POLICE REPORTS,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Wednesday 20 September 1826, p. 3