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Below also see: William Barr, 1865 

 

Empire, Tue 24 Sep 1861 1

CENTRAL POLICE COURT.—Monday.

BEFORE the Police Magistrate and Messrs Peden, Oatley, Cohen, and Ross

    William Barr, [aka Barn] aged 54 years, was charged by constable O’Connor with indecently assaulting Mary Jane Hand, a child 4 years and 7 months old. The alleged offence took place about five o’clock on Saturday evening, near the Bark Huts, on the Liverpool Road. O’Connor deposed, on oath, that he saw the prisoner come up and sit down by the side of her; he remained there for a minute or so, and then lifted up her clothes; there was a house about twenty yards distant; he stood up, and then went to a shop and brought out two cakes; the child was then sitting down, and prisoner sat down by her side and gave her the cakes. The remaining evidence is unfit for publication. The prisoner was committed to take his trial at the next Quarter Session.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 24 Sep 1861 2

CENTRAL POLICE COURT.
Monday.

BEFORE the Police Magistrate, with Messrs Ross, MM Cohen, S Cohen, Peden, and Ostley.

    William Barr was committed to take his trial for having at the Bark Huts, on the Liverpool Road, with intend, &c, assaulted one Jane Hand, aged four years and a half.

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Sydney Mail, Sat 28 Sep 1861 3

CENTRAL POLICE COURT.

BEFORE the City Magistrates.

Saturday.

Monday.

    William Barr was committed to take his trial for having at the Bark Huts, on the Liverpool Road, with intent, &c, assaulted one Jane Hand, aged four years and a half.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 24 Oct 1861 4

METROPOLITAN DISTRICT GENERAL SESSIONS.
Wednesday.

BEFORE the Chairman.

    The Crown Prosecutor conducted the following cases:—

    William Barr was indicted for indecently assaulting one Mary Jane Hand , a little child aged four years, on the Liverpool Road, on the 21st September last. Verdict, guilty. Sentenced to be worked on the roads or other public works of the colony for three years.

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Sydney Mail, Sat 26 Oct 1861 5

METROPOLITAN DISTRICT GENERAL
SESSIONS.
Monday, October 21.

THESE sessions commenced with a calendar of twenty-one cases.

    Before Alfred Cheeke, Esq, Chairman.

    The Crown Prosecutor conducted the following cases.—

Tuesday.

Wednesday.

    William Barr was indicted for indecently assaulting one Mary Jane Hand, a little child aged four years, on the Liverpool Road, on the 21st September last. Verdict, guilty. Sentenced to be worked on the roads or other public works of the colony for three years.

 


 
William Barr, 1865

 

Empire, Wed 16 Nov 1864 6

CENTRAL POLICE COURT.—Tuesday.
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BEFORE the Police Magistrate, with Messrs Pinhey, Bossley, and Murphy.

    Three drunken and riotous characters were discharged.

    William Barr, for stealing a pair of boots, valued 8s, the property of W Norton, was sent to gaol for one month.

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Empire, Thu 29 Dec 1864 7

CENTRAL POLICE COURT.—Wednesday.
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BEFORE the Police Magistrate, with Messrs J Caldwell,

    WT Pinhey, JB Smithers, M Chapman, and J Murphy.

    William Barr, given into custody for indecently exposing his person on the Parramatta Road, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment. Prisoner had been previously convicted of a similar offence.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 29 Dec 1864 8

CENTRAL POLICE COURT.
Wednesday.

BEFORE the Police Magistrate, with Messrs Caldwell, Chapman, Pinhey, Murphy, Smithers, and Love.

    William Barr was convicted of having wilfully and indecently exposed himself to a female in a public place, and (it transpired that he has suffered one term of imprisonment for a similar offence) was sentenced to be imprisoned six calendar months.

    Thomas Wilson was found guilty of having assaulted one John Ryan, a special constable, and for his offence was sentenced to pay a penalty of 40s, or to be imprisoned one month. From Ryan’s evidence it appears that he is ranger of Hyde Park, and between one and two o’clock on Friday last he found defendant lying asleep in the park, his face being covered with his hat; touched his hat with a stick to awaken him, and told him to go away; he refused to go away; when he got up he desired witness to put aside his stick and he would punch his head; he walked away a little, and witness followed him; he picked up a stone, and rushed at witness, knocked him down, and when down beat him on the face with the stone, cutting it in several places; a person came to witness’ assistance, enabling him to apprehend the defendant. Their Worships said that if Ryan had told the defendant that he was in the performance of his duty as a special constable, they would have inflicted the heaviest penalty allowed by law, and suggested that he should appear in some kind of uniform indicative of his official position.

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Empire, Thu 29 Dec 1864 9

CENTRAL POLICE COURT.—Thursday.
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BEFORE the Police Magistrate, with Messrs J Murphy, J Sutherland, J Birrell, and W Love.

    William Barr, apprehended on warrant by constable O’Reilly, on the charge of indecently assaulting a boy, aged seven years, named Leon Levy, in the Government paddock, near the Haymarket, on Friday last, was committed for trial at the ensuing court of Quarter Sessions.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 30 Dec 1864 10

CENTRAL POLICE COURT.
Thursday.

BEFORE the Police Magistrate, with Messrs Sutherland, Burrell, Murphy, and Love.

    Of twelve prisoners brought before the Bench, one was remanded, and seven were discharged.

    William Barr, who was yesterday summarily convicted of having wilfully and obscenely exposed himself, was this morning charged with, and committed to take his trial for, having on Friday last, in the Government paddock near the Haymarket, indecently assaulted one Leon [or Lazarus] Levy, of the age of seven years.

    Timothy Callaghan, described as a hawker, who on the 15th instant was sentenced at this Court to fourteen days’ imprisonment, on conviction of having stolen a box of handkerchiefs, the property of Perks and co, was this morning brought before the Court (having been apprehended immediately on the completion of the sentence) on no fewer than five charges, on three of which he was committed for trial, and remanded in respect of two. Constable Bremner deposed that in company with senior-sergeant Waters, he searched prisoner’s residence, and found there a variety of goods, which sundry persons claim as their property, having been stolen from their premises. He now produced a paper parcel containing a number of shawls, lace collars, and a piece of silk. Moses Lemon, of York-street, warehouseman, deposed that the goods now before the court are his property and worth £7; about a fortnight since, they were selected by a customer, and were made up into a parcel; when the customer returned to take it away it was missed. Bremner then produced a mattress, a looking-glass, a pair of boots, and sundries, which had been claimed as the property of Messrs Faithful and Manning, of St Paul’s College. Thomas B Moxley, steward of At Paul’s College. Deposed that the property produced belong to two young gentlemen, collegians, and was left by them in his charge; the articles are worth £5, and were stolen from the College premises about six o’clock in the morning of the 26th September. The lot produced consisted of a zinc was-tub, and iron boiler, a rake, and a grade. These were identified by Mary Fox, as the property of her employer, Mr Oliver Kelly, residing at the glebe, from whose premises they were stolen, with nine hens, two cocks, and a quantity of coal, early in the month of September; the whole is worth £3. The prisoner admitted his guilt in each case.

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Empire, Wed 22 Feb 1865 11

SYDNEY DISTRICT GENERAL SESSIONS.
Tuesday.
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(Before Mr Justice Cheeke.)

    The Crown Prosecutor conducted the following cases:—

    William Barr was indicted for an attempt to commit an unnatural crime on a little boy of seven years of age. Remanded for sentence.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 22 Feb 1865 12

METROPOLITAN GENERAL SESSIONS.
Tuesday.

BEFORE Mr Justice Cheeke.

    The Crown Prosecutor conducted the following cases:—

    David Brady, a private of the artillery, was indicted for stealing a £20 note, the property of Michael Maher, on the 31st January last. It appeared the prisoner and prosecutor had been drinking together during the day, and while in a public-house called the Police Office Hotel the prosecutor gave a £20 note to the barman to get changed, which the barman could not change, and he was giving the note back the prisoner snatched the note from the barman’s hand, and then ran off, and was not taken until the next day. The note was traced to the prisoner. Verdict guilty. Remanded.

    William Barr was indicted for an attempt to commit an unnatural crime on a little boy of seven years of age. Verdict, guilty of an indecent assault. Remanded.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 1 Mar 1865 13

METROPOLITAN GENERAL SESSIONS.
Tuesday.

ON the opening of the Court his Honor passed sentences on the following prisoners, convicted during the sitting of these sessions.

    William Barr, convicted of an attempt to commit an indecent assault, was sentenced to three years, with hard labour, in the same [Parramatta] gaol.

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Sydney Mail, Sat 4 Mar 1865 14

METROPOLITAN GENERAL SESSIONS.
Tuesday.

ON the opening of the Court his Honor passed sentences on the following prisoners, convicted during the sitting of these sessions.

    William Barr, convicted of an attempt to commit an indecent assault, was sentenced to three years, with hard labour, in the same gaol.

 


1     Empire, (Sydney, NSW), Tue 24 Sep 1861, p. 5. Emphasis added.

2     The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 24 Sep 1861, p. 4.

3     Sydney Mail, (NSW), Sat 28 Sep 1861, p. 8.

4     The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 24 Oct 1861, p. 2.

5     Sydney Mail, (NSW), Sat 26 Oct 1861, p. 8.

6     Empire, (Sydney, NSW), Wed 16 Nov 1864, p. 2. Emphasis added.

7     Empire, (Sydney, NSW), Thu 29 Dec 1864, p. 5.

8     The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 29 Dec 1864, p. 5. Emphasis added.

9     Empire, (Sydney, NSW), Thu 29 Dec 1864, p. 5.

10   The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 30 Dec 1864, p. 5. Emphasis added.

11   Empire, (Sydney, NSW), Wed 22 Feb 1865, p. 5.

12   The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 22 Feb 1865, p. 5. Emphasis added.

13   The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 1 Mar 1865, p. 8.

14   Sydney Mail, (NSW), Sat 4 Mar 1865, p. 11.