Margaret Murphy

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
6 November 1843


Before GILBERT ELIOTT, Esq, P.M., M. ANDERSON, Esq., J. P., and NELSON LAWSON, Esq., J. P.

PATRICK HILL appeared on summons to answer a charge of embezzlement, at the Colonial Hospital, Parramatta, preferred against him by DENNIS HANNAN, late overseer to the said hospital.

MARGARET MURPHY, sworn, deposed, I was a patient in the hospital, in No. 2 ward, in 1841: I have since been in the Factory; defendant was overseer when I was there; sugar was never used for gruel; I have been in the stores when defendant was there, and have seen him weigh sugar for tea and arrowroot, but none for gruel.

Cross-examined. I don’t know whether it was issued in two or three dishes; it might sometimes be in one; I was never at the weighing of the sugar when the last witness was there.


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