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Below also see: Edward Brown and John Williams, 1896,
Charles Henry Amy, 1906

 

The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 14 Oct 1884 1

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
MONDAY.
(Before Mr District Court Judge BACKHOUSE.)

    Mr Edward Lee prosecuted for the Crown.

     The following cases will be tried on Tuesday:—Denis McDarra, false pretences; Charles Henry Amy, attempt at an infamous crime; John Francis McCarthy, wounding; Charles Enticott, larceny; John O’Donnell, larceny and false pretences; Alfred Carter, stealing from the person.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Daily Telegraph, Sat 18 Oct 1884 2

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
———
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17.
(Before his Honor Judge Docker.)

    Mr Tarleton prosecuted for the Crown.

INFAMOUS OFFENCE.

    Charles Henry Amy pleaded guilty to attempting to commit an unnatural offence [bestiality], and was sentenced to five years’ penal servitude.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Evening News, Sat 18 Oct 1883 3

QUARTER SESSIONS.
————
Friday, October 17.
(Before District-Court Judge Docker).

UNNATURAL OFFENCE.

    Charles Henry Amy pleaded guilty to having attempted to commit an unnatural offence, and was sentenced to five years‘ penal servitude.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 18 Oct 1884 4

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
FRIDAY.
(Before Mr District Court Judge DOCKER.)

    Mr Tarleton prosecuted for the Crown.

UNNATURAL OFFENCE.

    Charles Henry Amy, who pleaded guilty to committing an unnatural offence, was sentenced to five years’ penal servitude.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Charles M Amy, Gaol photo sheet 5

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6046] , Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1884-1884, No. 3183, p. 158, R5101.

 


Gaol Photo Sheet - Transcribed Details

No. 3183
8628-84

Date when Portrait was taken: 27-9-1884

Name: Charles M Amy
(aka Rush)

Native place: London

Year of birth: 1858

Arrived       Ship: Silver Eagle
in Colony }   Year: 1877

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Seaman

Religion: C of England

Education, degree of: R&W

Height: 5' 7"

Weight     On committal: 146
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features:

Where and when tried: Sydney Q.S.
17 October 1884

Offence: Attempt to commit Buggery

Sentence: 5 years P.S.

Remarks: plead Guilty

 

 (No. of Previous Portrait ... 1121 Bathurst ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Water PC

Orange PC

Bathurst Q.S

22

  8

27

 4

7

7

1889

1896

1896

 

Found by night on board Steamer
with intent to steal

Steal in company 

1. Break & enter a shop & steal
therein. 2. Receiving 
1. Steal in a dwelling. 2. Receiving


1 months HL

4 months HL


3 years HL
2 years HL  } Concurrent 

   


 

Edward Brown and John Williams, 1896

 

The Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Fri 24 Jul 1896 6

BATHURST QUARTER SESSIONS.
———◦———

    The following prisoners will be tried at the Bathurst Quarter Sessions which will commence on Monday next before Judge Docker:—James Pussel, [sic] Edward Brown, John Williams [aka Charles (Henry) Amy], breaking and entering a shop and stealing, second count, receiving; stealing in a dwelling house, second count, receiving. John Cranston, breaking and entering a dwelling house and stealing (two counts). David Williams, assault with intent to carnally know a girl under 10 years, second count, indecent assault. Alfred Skeen, perjury. James Doherty, robbery. Oscar Stahl, bigamy. Jean Le Fung, attempting to discharge loaded firearms with intent to resist lawful arrest, breaking, entering and stealing.

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The Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Mon 27 Jul 1896 7

BATHURST QUARTER SESSIONS.
———◦———
MONDAY JULY 27th, 1896.
————
(Before Judge Docker.)

    Mr JHP Murray acted as Crown Prosecutor.

HOUSE BREAKING.

    Edward Brown and John Williams were indicted for that they, on the 30th June, at Orange, did break and enter the shop of Benjamin Tillet, and steal therefrom seven pairs of boots. A second count charged the prisoners with receiving and having the stolen property in their possession.

    The same prisoners were also charged with breaking and entering the dwelling house of William Raphael and stealing therefrom a Gladstone bag containing wearing apparel, etc. a second count charged prisoners with receiving and having the property in their possession.

    To both charges prisoners pleaded guilty.

    Remanded for sentence.

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The Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Tue 28 Jul 1896 8

BATHURST QUARTER SESSIONS.
———◦———
MONDAY JULY 27th, 1896.
————
(Before Judge Docker.)

    Mr JHP Murray acted as Crown Prosecutor.

TUESDAY, JULY 28.
————
(His Honor took his seat on the Bench
at 9.30 o’clock.)

SENTENCES.


    Edward Brown and John Williams pleaded guilty to two charges of breaking and entering.

    Prisoners were now serving sentences for stealing in company.

    Constable Brown said the men were strangers in Orange, but when they were locked up they had a number of stolen articles in their possession.

    Brown said he was 28 and Williams 38 years old.

    His Honor said that unfortunately these serious cases were too frequent. If either of the prisoners had been convicted previously he would have sentenced him to penal servitude, but as this was their first conviction he would sentence them to three years’ hard labor on the first charge and two years on the second, the sentences to be concurrent.

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John Williams, Gaol photo sheet 9 

SRNSW: NRS1998, [3/5960] , Bathurst Gaol photographic description book, 1874-1930, No. 1121, p. 43, R5085.

 


Gaol Photo Sheet - Transcribed Details

No. 1121
Bathurst 

Date when Portrait was taken: 5-8-1896

Name: John Williams
(aka Charles H Amy)

Native place: England

Year of birth: 1858

Arrived       Ship: Cairns mist
in Colony }   Year: 1892

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Sailor

Religion: R C

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 6½"

Weight     On committal: 146
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown to grey

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: Tattooed on cheeks standard flag on both side, necklace round neck [much text not legible] Large wart on back

 

 (No. of Previous Portrait ... 3183 ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Orange PC

Bathurst Q.S


Previous Convictions

Sydney Q.S.

Water PC

  8

27



14

22

7

7



10 

4

1896

1896



1884

1889

Steal in company

Break & enter a shop & stealing 
therein. Receiving 
Stealing in a dwelling house
Receiving

Attempt to commit buggery

Found by night on board Steamer
with intent to steal

4 months H.L.


3 years HL
                     } Concurrent 
2 years HL

5 years P.S. Pleaded guilty


4 months H.L.  

 


 

Charles Henry Amy, 1906

 

The Daily Telegraph, Fri 7 Dec 1906 10

QUARTER SESSIONS.
———
(Before Judge Murray and juries.)

    Mr Harris prosecuted for the Crown.

SENTENCED.

    Charles Henry Amy pleaded guilty to the charge of committing a serious offence [bestiality], and was sentenced to 12 months’ hard labor in Grafton Gaol.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 7 Dec 1906 11

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Murray.)

    Mr Herbert Harris prosecuted for the Crown.

A PLEA OF GUILTY.

    Charles Henry Amy pleaded guilty to an attempted serious offence on November 5. Accused said he was under the influence of alcohol, and not responsible for his actions.

    Mr John AB Cahill appeared for the accused.

    A sentence of 12 months’ imprisonment with hard labour was imposed.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Charles Henry Amy, Gaol photo sheet 12

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6071] , Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1905-1907, No. 10235, p. 327, R5111.

 


Gaol Photo Sheet - Transcribed Details

No. 10235

Date when Portrait was taken: 6-12-1906

Name: Charles Henry Amy
(aka Rush; John Williams)

Native place: London

Year of birth: 14-4-1857

Arrived       Ship: Silver Eagle
in Colony }   Year: 1879

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Seaman

Religion: R.C.

Education, degree of: R&W

Height: 5' 5¾"

Weight     On committal: 160
in lbs     A On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown to grey

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: Minus two teeth lower jaw. Three vaccine marks outside left upper arm. Star and rays of light outside left upper arm. Girl in tights and scar above clasped hands and pierced heart outside left forearm. Heart, anchor, cross, leaves, and spots inside left forearm. Star and rays of light outside right upper arm. “Hope” inside hear, with cross and anchor outside right forearm. Star and wreath of leaves inside right forearm. Scars on back right hand. Several scars on forehead. Dimple in chin. Leaves above star and crossed flags on chest. Large protruding mole on left shoulder blade. Star and “AMY” inside left calf. Star on left instep. Tattoo mark above right knee. Stars inside & outside right calf. Pierced heart on right instep.

 

 (No. of Previous Portrait ... 3183, 1121 Bathurst ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Sydney Q.S.

Water PC

Orange PC

Bathurst Q.S



 Sydney Q.S.

14

22

  8

27



  6

10 

4

7

7



12

1884

1889

1896

1896



1906

Attempt to commit buggery

Found by night on board Steamer
with intent to steal

Stealing in company

Break & enter a shop and steal 
therein. Receiving 
Stealing in a dwelling house
Receiving

Attempt to commit bestiality

5 years P.S. 


4 months H.L.  

4 months H.L.


3 years HL
                     } Concurrent 
2 years HL

12 months HL

  


1     The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 14 Oct 1884, p. 5. Emphasis added.

2     The Daily Telegraph, Sat 18 Oct 1884, p. 8.

3     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Sat 18 Oct 1883, p. 5.

4     The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 18 Oct 1884, p. 11.

5     SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6046], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1884-1884, No. 3183, p. 158, R5101.

6     The Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Fri 24 Jul 1896, p. 2. Emphasis added.

7     The Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Mon 27 Jul 1896, p. 2.

8     The Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Tue 28 Jul 1896, p. 2. Emphasis added.

9     SRNSW: NRS1998, [3/5960] , Bathurst Gaol photographic description book, 1874-1930, No. 1121, p. 43, R5085.

10   The Daily Telegraph, Fri 7 Dec 1906, p. 10.

11   The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 7 Dec 1906, p. 4.

12   SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6071] , Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1905-1907, No. 10235, p. 327, R5111.