Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
27 October 1846
MAITLAND QUARTER SESSIONS
(Abridged from the Maitland Mercury)
The Court opened its sittings on Monday the 12th October. The only gentleman of the bar present, in addition to the Crown Prosecutor, was Mr. PUREFOY. The Chairman took his seat on the Bench shortly after ten o’clock. Captain H. F. SMITH was also present on the Bench.
CATHERINE MURRAY was indicted for stealing eleven black puddings. Not guilty.
CATHERINE MURRAY was again placed at the bar, charged with stealing one jug and one dish. Not guilty.
CATHERINE MURRAY and PETER CASH were charged, the former with stealing two pairs of moleskin trousers, and the latter with receiving them. Both prisoners not guilty.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13.—Before the Chairman, Captain SMITH, W. KNOX CHILD, and W. F. GORDON, Esq.
CATHERINE MURRAY and PETER CASH were indicted, the former with stealing, and the latter with receiving a cheese. Both prisoners guilty; the woman MURRAY, to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour in the Factory for two years, and the man CASH to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for six months.
See Original: “COUNTRY NEWS. MAITLAND QUARTER SESSIONS,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Tuesday 27 October 1846, p.3