Mary Barber

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
20 February 1841


THURSDAY.—MARY BARBER was indicted for keeping a disorderly house. Pleaded guilty. Chairman: There is a great difference between the merits of this case and the one tried yesterday. Although the character of that house, clearly, was of an immoral description, yet it was not noisy, nor did the neighbourhood evince any disposition to proceed against the parties. Here the case was very different. Hence, the Court did not see any reason to induce its departure from the ordinary practice that had been adopted in these cases. Sentence—Six months to hard labour in the House of Correction.

See Original: “QUARTER SESSIONS,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Saturday 20 February 1841, p.2