Mary Hyland

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
7 November 1837

MARY HYLAND, or CONNOR, a miserably destitute looking female, was convicted for forging an order on a butcher in Clarence-street, for the payment of seven shillings, and received the imperative sentence of transportation for life. On being taken from the bar, she screamed so dreadfully, that the learned Judge humanely ordered one of the attendants of the Court, to go after the prisoner, and inform her that it was his intention to recommend a commutation of her sentence, to twelve months imprisonment in the third class of the factory.


See Original:LAW. SUPREME COURT—(CRIMINAL SIDE.),” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Tuesday 7 November 1837, p.3