The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Sat 4 Aug 1855 1
MAITLAND CIRCUIT COURT.
This court will commence on Thursday, the 16th August instant. The following is the list of prisoners for trial, or gaol delivery, so far as has yet been made known:—
William Spencer, horse stealing; Maitland bench
Jon Kelly, stealing money; Wellingrove bench
John Johnson, stealing wearing apparel; Armidale bench
James Sharkett, shooting with intent to kill; Newcastle bench
John Sullivan and John Darky, horse stealing; Maitland bench
Thomas Leonard, uttering forged cheques (2 charges); Newcastle bench
John Berresford, stealing gold; Tamworth bench
Thomas Jackman, sodomy; Nundle bench
Harry Browne, rape; Murrurundi bench
James Yates, stealing jewellery; Dungog bench
James Oliver, murder; Cassilis bench
Henry Blanchenhagen, forgery; Tamworth bench
John Connor, murder; Armidale bench
George Jones, perjury; Paterson bench
John Maher, libel; Maitland bench
Eliza Sampson, manslaughter; Maitland coroner
Veronica Chandler, manslaughter; Maitland coroner
Dennis Murphy, stealing; Wellingrove bench.
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The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Wed 22 Aug 1855 2
MAITLAND CIRCUIT COURT.
MONDAY, 20th AUGUST, 1855.
(Before Mr Justice Dickinson.)
George Jones, on a charge of perjury, from the Paterson bench, was discharged by proclamation, as the Attorney General considered there was not sufficient evidence to go before a jury.
Dennis Murphy and John Kelly, on a charge of stealing, from the Wellingrove bench, were admitted to bail on their own recognizances. The Attorney General said that these individuals had been committed by the magistrates on the 28th December last, and strange to say the depositions taken in their case had not as yet reached him.
John Johnstone, on a charge for stealing clothes, from the Armidale bench, was admitted to bail on his own recognizance the prisoner had been in gaol over two Quarter Sessions, and the Attorney General could not detain him longer in custody.
Thomas Jackman, on a charge of sodomy, from the Nundle bench, was discharged by proclamation, the Attorney General declining to prosecute.
John Maher, on a charge of libel, from the Maitland bench, was discharged by proclamation, the Attorney General declining to prosecute.
The Court (criminal) then adjourned till nine o’clock on Tuesday morning.
1 The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Sat 4 Aug 1855, p. 2. Emphasis added.
2 The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Wed 22 Aug 1855, p. 2. Emphasis added.