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1857-1867, Capital Convictions, NSW - Unfit For Publication
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The Sydney Herald, Wed 11 Dec 1867 1

PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS.
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CAPITAL CONVICTIONS.


RETURN to an address from the Honorable the Legislative Council of New South Wales, dated 9th October, 1867, moved for by Mr Plunket, praying that his Excellency the Governor would be pleased to cause to be laid upon the table of this House, “A return stating the number of capital convictions that have taken place in the Supreme Court of this colony and the several Circuit Courts within the last ten years, specifying the offence in each case, distinguishing those cases in which death was recorded from those in which sentenced was pronounced; also, whether execution, pardon, or commutation followed in each case,—in cases of commutation of punishment, the term and condition thereof to be stated.”

1. Joseph Wilkes, murder, convicted on 22nd April, 1858, sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment for life, first three years in irons.
2. James Moyes, murder, convicted on 3rd August, 1858, sentenced to death, executed 7th September.
3. Mary A Perry, murder, convicted on 6th April, 1859, sentenced to death, commuted to 15 years’ imprisonment.
4. John Norris, rape on a child, convicted on 10th June, 1859, sentenced to death, executed 22nd July.
5. Doughboy, murder, convicted on 6th December, 1859, sentenced to death, commuted to 15 years on the roads, first three years in irons.
6. William Goodson, murder, convicted on 3rd April, 1860, sentenced to death, executed 16th May.
7. William Cavenough, rape, convicted on 1st August, 1860, sentenced to death, pardoned, discharged 14th August.
8. John Ali, murder, convicted 5th February, 1862, sentenced to death, commuted to 10 years on the roads.
9. Cadar, murder, convicted on 5th February, 1862, sentenced to death, commuted to 2 years on the roads.
10. Eman Khan, murder, convicted on 5th February, 1862, sentenced to death, commuted to 2 years on the roads.
11. William Mohr, rape, convicted on 8th July, 1862, sentenced to death, commuted to 15 years on the roads.
12. John Robinson, murder, convicted on 2nd October, 1862, sentenced to death, commuted to 15 years on the roads, pardoned, July, 1865, on condition of his leaving the colony.
13. Alexander Ross, robbery and wounding, convicted on 9th February, 1863, sentenced to death, executed, 18th March.
14. Charles Ross, robbery and wounding, convicted on 9th February, 1863, sentenced to death, executed, 18th March.
15. William O’Connor, robbery and wounding, convicted on 9th February, 1863, sentenced to death, commuted to penal servitude for life.
16. Alexander Fordyce, robbery and wounding, convicted on 26th February, 1863, sentenced to death, commuted to penal servitude for life.
17. John Bow, robbery and wounding, convicted on 26th February, 1863, sentenced to death, commuted to penal servitude, first three years in irons.
18. Henry Manns, robbery and wounding, convicted 26th February, 1863, sentenced to death, executed 26th March.
19. John McCracken, murder, convicted on 1st April, 1863, sentenced to death, commuted to penal servitude for life.
20. Thomas McCann, wounding with intent, convicted on 18th December, 1863, sentenced to death, executed 1st February, 1864.
21. Charles Gerold, rape, convicted on 30th September, 1864, sentenced to death, commuted to labour for life, first three years in irons.
22. William Robinson, murder, convicted on 12th February, 1866, sentenced to death, commuted to fifteen years on the road.
23. Henry L Bertrand, murder, convicted on 27th February, 1866, sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment for life, first three years in irons.
24. John Dunn, murder, convicted on 19th February, 1866, sentenced to death, executed 19th March.
25. Michael Green, murder, convicted on 17th May, 1866, sentenced to death, executed 11th June.
26. James Crookwell, murder, convicted on 21st May, 1866, sentenced to death executed 2nd July.
27. William Lee, murder, convicted on 21st May, 1866, sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment for life in irons.
28. HT Webster, murder, convicted on 21st `May, 1866, sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment for life in irons.
29. Thomas Berriman, murder, convicted on 21st May, 1866, sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment for life in irons.
30. John Owens, murder, convicted on 21st May, 1866, sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment for life in irons.
31. William Slattery, murder, convicted on 21st May, 1866, sentenced to death, imprisonment for life in irons.
32. James Mahoney, unnatural offence, convicted on 18th May, 1866, sentence of death recorded, commuted to 5 years on the roads.
33. Jeremiah Mahoney, unnatural offence, convicted on 18th May, 1866, sentence of death recorded, commuted to 7 years on the roads.
34. William H Scott, murder, convicted on 22nd February, 1867, sentenced to death, executed 18th March.
35. Thomas Connell, robbery and wounding, convicted on 15th February, sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment for life, first three years in irons.
36. John Clarke, wounding with intent, convicted on 28th May, 1867, sentenced to death, executed 25th June.
37. Thomas Clarke, wounding with intent, convicted on 28th May, 1867, sentenced to death, executed 25th June.
38. James Griffin, murder, convicted on 17th September, 1867, sentenced to death, commuted to labour for life, first three years in irons.
39. Michael Murphy, murder, convicted on 16th September, 1867, sentenced to death, conviction set aside.
40. Charley (aboriginal), murder, convicted of 22nd January, 1866, sentence of death recorded, commuted to 3 years on the roads.
41. William Ross, arson, convicted on 23rd July, 1866, sentence of death recorded, commuted to 7 years on the roads.
42. Daniel Nichols, murder, convicted on 15th July, 1867, sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment for life, first three years in irons.
43. Jimmy (aboriginal) murder, convicted on 15th September, 1858, sentence of death recorded, pardoned 24th September, 1858.
44. Roger (aboriginal), murder, convicted on 15th September, 1858, sentenced to death, pardoned 28th October, 1858.
45. William Ross, murder, convicted on 20th September, 1859, sentenced to death, executed.
46. Jimmy (Chinaman), murder, convicted on 20th September, 1859, sentenced to death, executed.
47. John Jones, murder, convicted on 15th March, 1860, sentenced to death, executed.
48. Jim Crow (aboriginal), murder, convicted on 15th March, 1860, sentenced to death, executed.
49. David Callaghan, murder, convicted on 15th March, 1860, sentenced to death, commuted to 15 years on the roads, first three in irons.
50. George Swan, murder, convicted on 12th September, 1860, sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment for life, first three years in irons.
51. Michael Breen, rape, convicted on 10th September, 1861, sentenced to death, commuted to 15 years on the roads, first three years in irons.
52. Harry (aboriginal), murder, convicted on 16th September, 1861, sentenced to death, executed.
53. Jack Hippy (aboriginal), rape, convicted on 2nd March, 1863, sentenced to death, commuted to 15 years on the roads, first three years in irons.
54. Albert Eudler, murder, convicted on 2nd March, 1863, sentence of death recorded, commuted to 3 years hard labour.
55. Henry Wilson, murder, convicted on 31st August, 18963, sentenced to death, executed.
56. William Robinson, carnal knowledge of a child under 10 years old, convicted on 4th October, 1864, sentenced to death, commuted to hard labour for life, first three years in irons.
57. Alick Cubby(aboriginal), rape, convicted on 6th April, 1865 sentenced to death commuted to 7 years hard labour.
58. Osward Henry Butler, murder, convicted on 5th October, 1865, sentenced to death, commuted to life, with hard labour.
59. Alfred Perry, carnal knowledge of a child under 12 years old, convicted on 24th April, 1866, sentenced to death, commuted to 5 years on the roads.
60. Patrick Walsh, murder, convicted on 29th September, 1857, sentence of death recorded, executed.
61. Joseph O’Halloran, murder, convicted on 24th March, 1858, sentence of death recorded, commuted to 6 years on the roads.
62. William Henry McDonald, sodomy, convicted on 27th September, 1858, sentenced to death, commuted to hard labour for life.
63. Harry alias Scabby Harry (aboriginal), rape with intent to murder, convicted on 30th March, 1859, sentenced to death, executed.
64. Jeremiah Martin, murder, convicted on 4th April, 1859, sentenced to death, commuted to 5 years hard labour.
65. John Torpy, murder, convicted on 4th April, 1859, sentenced to death, commuted to 2 years’ hard lasbour.
66. Frederick Clarke, murder, convicted on 28th March, 1860, sentenced to death, executed.
67. Ellen Monks, murder, convicted on 26th September, 1860, sentenced to death, executed.
68. Martin Shanahan, murder, convicted on 24th September, 1861, sentenced to death, commuted to 10 years on the roads.
69. William Johnson, murder, [sic—rape], convicted on 20th September, [1861] sentenced to death, executed.
70. Henry Kane, murder, convicted on 26th March, 1862, sentenced to death, executed.
71. Michael Lawler, murder, convicted on 26th April, 1862, sentenced to death, commuted to 15 years on the roads.
72. William Watson, murder, convicted 26th March, 1862, sentenced to death, commuted to 15 years on the roads.
73. John Smith alias Regan, stealing gold, also stabbing, convicted on 28th March, 1862, sentenced to death, executed.
74. Benjamin Alberton, robbery with firearms, convicted on 27th March, 1862, sentenced to death, executed.
75. John Davis, shooting with intent to kill, and robbery in a dwelling house, convicted on 25th September, 1862, sentence of death recorded, commuted to 5 years on the roads.
76. Charles Robardy, murder, convicted on 24th March, 1863, sentenced to death, executed.
77. Auguste Revitte, murder, convicted on 24th March, 1863, sentenced to death, commuted to 15 years on the roads.
78. Black Peter (aboriginal), murder, convicted on 25th March, 1863, sentenced to death, commuted to hard labour for life, first three years in irons.
79. Mahomet Cassim, murder, convicted on 26th March, 1863, sentenced to death, executed.
80. Mahomet Abdullah, murder, convicted on 26th March, 1863, sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment for life.
81. Alfred Russell, murder, convicted on 25th September, 1863, sentenced [sic] of death recorded, commuted to 5 years on the roads.
82. George White, rape, convicted on 28th April, 1864, sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment for life with hard labour.
83. Dick (aboriginal), rape, convicted on 29th April, 1864, sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment for life with hard labour, first three years in irons.
84. William Davis, rape and stabbing with intent to maim, convicted on 26th October, 1864, sentenced to death, commuted to 5 years on the roads.
85. John Carter, assisting to commit a rape, convicted on 26th March, 1864, sentenced to death, commuted to 3 years’ labour.
86. Henry Harris, murder, convicted on 27th October, 1864, sentenced to death, insane (forwarded to Parramatta Asylum, 17th December, 1864).
87. William Corcoran, assault and robbery with intent to kill, convicted on 26th April, 1865, sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment for life, first three years in irons.
88. Richard Hennessy, murder, convicted on 24th April, 1865, sentence of death recorded, commuted to 5 years on the roads.
89. Richard Perks, rape, convicted on 1st July, 1865, sentenced to death, commuted to 10 years on the roads.
90. Henry Sines, murder, convicted on 11th October, 1866, sentenced to death, executed.
91. William Kay, murder, convicted on 11th October, 1866, sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment for life.
92. William Lowe, rape, convicted on 7th October, 1867, sentenced to death, awaiting decision of Executive [Council].
93. Thomas Harvey, felonious assault and highway robbery, convicted on 17th March, 1857, sentence of death recorded, commuted to 7 years on the roads.
94. Henry Curran, rape, convicted on 17th March, 1857, sentenced to death, executed.
95. Addison Mitchell, murder, convicted on 23rd March, 1857, sentenced to death, executed.
96. John Lindon, murder, convicted on 24th March, 1857, sentenced to death, commuted to 15 years on the roads, first three in irons.
97. George Roberts, murder, convicted on 17th March, 1858, sentenced to death, commuted to 15 years on the roads, first three in irons.
98. Charles Augustus Wollemwebber, murder, convicted on 15th March, 1858, sentenced to death, commuted to 15 years on the roads, first three in irons.
99. John Arrow, murder, convicted on 22nd March, 1859, sentenced to death, executed.
100. Robert Davis, murder, convicted on 20th September, 1859, sentenced to death, executed.
101. James Neil, murder, convicted on 4th March, 1860, sentenced to death, commuted to 15 years on the roads, first three in irons.
102. Christopher McDonald, rape, convicted on 17th September, 1860, sentenced to death, pardoned 17th October, 1860.
103. Tim Tin (Chinese), murder, convicted on 4th September, 1861, sentenced to death, commuted to 15 years on the roads.
104. John McKenzie, rape, convicted on 6th September, 1861, sentence of death recorded, commuted to 2 years hard labour.
105. Francis Elliott, murder, convicted on 14th April, 1862, sentenced to death, commuted to 10 years on the roads.
106. Bull Frog alias Flash Jack, murder, convicted on 14th March, 1862, sentenced to death, executed.
107. John Peasley, murder, convicted on 13th March, 1862, sentenced to death, executed.
108. Jackie (aboriginal), rape, convicted on 11th March, 1862, sentenced to death, executed.
109. John Sing, murder, convicted on3rd March, 1863, sentenced to death, commuted to 15 years on the roads.
110. James Stewart, murder, convicted on 12th October, 1863, sentenced to death, executed.
111. Sam Poo (Chinese), murder, convicted on 13th October, 1865, sentenced to death, executed.
112. Ah Lun, murder, convicted on 13th October, 1865, sentenced to death, executed.
113. Spider (aboriginal), rape, convicted on 17th October, 1866, sentenced to death, executed.
114. Michael Maher alias Murray, murder, convicted on 16th October, 1866, sentenced to death, executed.
115. William Peters, rape, convicted on 22nd April, 1867, sentenced to death, executed.
116. John Weeks, stabbing with intent to murder, convicted on 20th April, 1867, sentenced to death, commuted to 20 years on the roads.
117. John Connors, murder, convicted on 18th April, 1867, sentenced to death, commuted to imprisonment for life with hard labour.
118. Samuel Rhodes, stabbing with intent, convicted on 22nd September, 1857, sentence of death recorded, commuted to 15 years on the roads.
119. William Martin, robbery with arms, convicted on 22nd March, 1859, sentence of death recorded, executed.
120. George Gibson, murder, convicted on 13th April, 1864, sentence of death recorded, executed.
121. Edward Moxham, sodomy, convicted on 21st October, 1867, sentence of death recorded, awaiting decision of Executive.
122. John Sprougham, sodomy, convicted on 24th October, 1867, sentence of death recorded, awaiting decision of Executive.
123. Harriet H Short, murder, convicted on 23rd October, 1867, sentence of death recorded, awaiting decision of Executive.
124. Mary Williams, murder, convicted on 23rd October, 1867, sentence of death recorded, awaiting decision of Executive.

HAROLD MacLEAN, Sheriff.
Sheriff’s Office, Prison Branch, Sydney, 31st October, 1867.


1  The Sydney Herald, Wed 11 Dec 1867, p. 5. Emphasis and numbering of convictions added.