Elizabeth Clarke

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
20 January 1844



Before the Chairman, W. M. MANNING, Esq., Captain DAY, and — RAYMOND, Esq., J. P., and a Common Jury.

WILLIAM HEFFERAN was indicted for burglariously breaking into the dwelling house of THOMAS ABRAHAM JOHNSON, at Dungog, on the 9th November, 1843, and stealing therefrom a quantity of flour, some bags, and some salt; and ELIZABETH CLARKE, alias BRUNELL, was indicted for receiving the same, knowing the same to be stolen.

The prisoner HEFFERAN pleaded guilty. The jury returned a verdict of guilty against the female prisoner. HEFFERAN was sentenced to be worked in irons for a period of three years; the woman to be imprisoned in the Female Factory at Parramatta, and kept to hard labour in the third class, for six months, and her ticket of leave to be cancelled.

See Original: “MAITLAND,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Saturday 20 January 1844, p.3