Catherine Wapshot

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
10 November 1840

SUPREME COURT—(CRIMINAL SIDE).

SATURDAY.—Before His Honor the Chief Justice.

CATHERINE WAPSHOT, found guilty of manslaughter, in casting CATHERINE PHILLIPS upon a fire, at Singleton, Patrick’s Plains, was placed at the bar to receive the sentence of the Court.

The Attorney General having prayed the judgement of the Court, His Honor addressed the prisoner in a most impressive and solemn manner on the heinousness of her crime and sentenced her to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour in the Female Factory at Parramatta for three years.


See Original: “SUPREME COURT—(CRIMINAL SIDE),” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Tuesday 10 November 1840, p.2