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Below also see: Patrick Russell, 1896,
Patrick Henry Russell, 1914

 

Evening News, Wed 13 Mar 1889 1

YESTERDAY’S POLICE COURTS.
————

WATER.

    Gregory Toohey (22), Patrick Henry Russell (27), and Henry Chapman (20), were remanded till next Tuesday on a charge of breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Francis Annouseau situated in Nichol-street, and stealing therefrom one gold watch, one silver watch, one gold brooch , one silver brooch, one silver necklet and locket, one gold scarfpin, four silk handkerchiefs, and £9 in money, in all valued at £20.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 13 Mar 1889 2

POLICE.
———◦———

    Mr Johnson, SM, presided in the Charge Division of the CENTRAL POLICE COURT yesterday morning.

    Mr AM Fisher, SM, presided in the Charge Division of the WATER POLICE COURT. Mr GWF Addison, SM, dealt with the business in the Summons Division.

    Three young men, named Gregory Toohey, Patrick Henry Russell, [aka Patrick Russell], and Henry Chapman, were charged with breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Francis Annouseau, No. 3, Nichol-street, and stealing therefrom £9 in money, a gold watch, silver watch, and other articles, value in all £20, his property. On the application of the police, the accused were remanded for a week.

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Evening News, Wed 20 Mar 1889 3

BREVITIES.
————
YEASTERDAY'S BREVITIES.


    On a charge of breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Francis Aurrosseau [sic], of No. 3, Nichols-street, and stealing therefrom goods and money to the extent of £20. Gregory Toohey, Patrick Henry Russell, and Henry Chapman, were committed to take their trial at the next Quarter Sessions, to be held on the 4th proximo.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 20 Mar 1889 4

POLICE.
———◦———

    Mr O’Malley Clarke, SM, dealt with the business in the Charge Branch at the CENTRAL POLICE COURT.
    Mr GWF Addison, SM, presided in the Charge Division of the WATER POLICE COURT yesterday.

    Gregory Toohey, Patrick Henry Russell, and Henry Chapman, on remand were charged with the offence of in company breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Francis Aurausseau, [sic] No. 3, Nicholl-street, [ Surry Hills] and stealing therein his property—a gold watch, a silver watch, a gold brooch, a silver brooch, and some other articles, together with £9 in money, of the total value of £20. Prosecutor went out at about noon on the 10th instant, leaving everything secure. At about 8 o’clock he returned, and found that the back door had been broken open, and everything was in a state of disorder. The articles enumerated had been stolen from the house. He identified a silk handkerchief that had been found in the pocket of Chapman. At about 2 pm on the same date a bricklayer named John Adams had his attention drawn to prosecutor’s residence. He at once ran round to the back, and there saw the three prisoners come out of the house and walk swiftly away. He called out to the effect that he could identify them. On the 11th instant, at about half-past 7 o’clock at night, Senior-constables Brown and Golder arrested the accused at 430, Bourke-street, Surry Hills. Senior constable Golder went upstairs and brought down a coat which Chapman claimed as his. In this coat was a silk pocket-handkerchief above mentioned. Prisoners, who reserved their defence, were committed for trial at the next Court of Quarter Sessions. Bail was not allowed.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 10 Apr 1889 5

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
Tuesday.
(Before Judge BACKHOUSE.)

    Mr WL Merewether prosecuted for the Crown.

HOUSEBREAKING.

    Gregory Toohey, Patrick Henry Russell, and Henry Chapman were each charged with, on the 10th March, breaking into, entering, and stealing from the dwelling-house of Francis Aurousseau [sic] two watches, two brooches, one necklet, scarfpin, and locket, four handkerchiefs, a pair of opera-glasses, and £9. The prosecutor, it appeared, resided at No. 3, Nicoll-street, and was a confectioner. At mid-day on Sunday, the 10th March, he left his residence safely secured, and did not return again until 8 o’clock at night. On his return he found the catch of the back window broken and the back door open; and an inspection of the premises revealed the fact that thieves had been about. The rooms had all been entered, drawers ransacked, and their contents thrown about the floor, and the articles mentioned in the charge were missed. A neighbour named Adams saw the prisoner Toohey watching the front of the prosecutor’s house, and afterwards saw him go to the rear of the premises and enter. He called out, and Toohey, without making answer, ran away. The other two prisoners, mistaking their course on leaving the premises, were penned in a blind alley; and Chapman was seen to drop the opera-glasses. The matter was reported to the police, and three prisoners were apprehended next day at 450, [sic] Bourke-street. In the pocket of a coat which Chapman claimed, a silk handkerchief, identified by the prosecutor as his property, was found. Russell on being charged denied any association with the other prisoners. He walked to the police station in a pair of slippers, his boots, he explained, were being mended—and a pair of boots picked up in prosecutor’s bedroom were found to fit him to a nicety. Neither of the prisoners, though they cross-examined the Crown witnesses freely, made any statement to the Court.

    The jury, after a brief retirement, returned a verdict of guilty against the prisoners. A record of summary convictions was brought against each prisoner, and they were remanded for sentence.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 12 Apr 1889 6

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
THURSDAY.
(Before Judge BACKHOUSE.)

    Mr WL Merewether prosecuted for the Crown.

SENTENCES.

    Gregory Toohey, Patrick Henry Russell, and Henry Chapman, found guilty of breaking, entering, and stealing were brought before the court for sentence. The two first mentioned prisoners were each sentenced to five years’ penal servitude, and Chapman in view of his previous good character, to three years’ imprisonment in Darlinghurst Gaol with hard labour.

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Henry Chapman, Gaol photo sheet 7

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6050], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1888-89, No. 4431, p. 183, R5103.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 4431

Date when Portrait was taken: 21-3-1889

Name: Henry Chapman

Native place: BC Sydney

Year of birth: 1865

Arrived       Ship: –
in Colony }   Year: –

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Barber or Boiler maker

Religion: Cath

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 7"

Weight     On committal: 136
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Light brown

Colour of eyes: Grey

Marks or special features: Woman dancing on globe holding wreath over her bust inside right forearm. Man dancing on ball with wreath over inside left forearm. Indistinct marks outside left forearm. Scar on back of left hand. Small ring tattooed on junction of thumb & forefinger of left hand.

Where and when tried: Sydney Q.S.
9 April 1889

Offence: Break, enter & steal

Sentence: 3 years HL.

Remarks:—Guilty

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

WPC

Central PC

ditto

ditto

ditto 

 26

13

12

30

  5

10

  6

  2

  4

  8 

1885

1886

1887

1887

1887

Drunk

Assault

Assault constable & injure property

Indecent language

Indecent language & assault constable

7 days C

2 months HL.

2 months C

3 months C

6 months HL.

 


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Patrick Henry Russell, Gaol photo sheet 8

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6050], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1888-89, No. 4432, p. 184, R5103.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 4432

Date when Portrait was taken: 21-3-1889

Name: Patrick Henry Russell

Native place: BC Newtown

Year of birth: 1862

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year:

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Tailor or baker

Religion: Cath

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 8¼"

Weight     On committal: 132
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Black

Colour of eyes: Brown

Marks or special features: J.M. in German text; wreath underneath letters L.L. in German text – inside wreath; flowers underneath inside left forearm; Pot of flowers with wreath over and letters L.B. over inside right forearm.

Where and when tried: Sydney Q.S.
9 April 1889

Offence: Break, enter & steal

Sentence: 5 years P.S.

Remarks:—Guilty

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Central PC

ditto

ditto

ditto

ditto

Water PC

ditto

10

  9

13

21

30

17

19

12

  9

  3

  5

  6

12

  3 

1886

1887

1888

1888

1888

1888

1889

Stealing

ditto

Attempt to break & enter

Stealing

Vagrancy

Indecent language

Riotous

6 months HL.

6 months HL.

Ex to Police

ditto

ditto

2 months C. Paid fine

14 days C

 


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Gregory Toohey, Gaol photo sheet 9

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6050], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1888-89, No. 4433, p. 185, R5103.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 4433

Date when Portrait was taken: 21-3-1889

Name: Gregory Toohey
(aka James Robinson, George Williams, Thomas Dillon,
Frederick Nicholls, Gregory Frederickson)

Native place: BC Sydney

Year of birth: 1869

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year:

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Groom

Religion: Cath

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 6½"

Weight     On committal: 116
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: Man on inside right forearm with Prince of Wales Feathers on his head. Letters P.M. & heart with letter N inside heart outside left forearm. Star on junction of thumb and forefinger of left hand ring on 3rd finger of left hand.

Where and when tried: Sydney Q.S.
9 April 1889

Offence: Break, enter & steal

Sentence: 5 years P.S.

Remarks:—Guilty

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Water PC

ditto

Central PC

Water PC

ditto

ditto

ditto

ditto

ditto

Central PC

ditto

ditto

ditto
ditto

ditto

  1

15

17

15

18

  7

18

  6

  4

25

29

25

  6
  6

18

  2

  3

  4

10

  3

  7

12

  1

12

10

  6

  4

12
12

10 

1883

1883

1883

1883

1884

1884

1884

1888

1888

1893

1894

1895

1895
1895

1897

Cruelty to animals

Throw stones

Illegally use a horse

Play pitch & toss

Riotous & obscene language

Throw stones

Attempt to steal till

Drunk & disorderly

Stealing

Stealing in a dwelling

Having supposed stolen property

Stealing

Stealing
Illegally use a horse

Drunk n disorderly

7 days C

4 days C

2 months C

7 days C

3 months C. Paid fine

1 month C.

1 month H.L.

7 days C

2 months H.L.

6 months H.L.

3 months H.L.

3 months H.L. Parramatta Gaol

6 months H.L.   |
6 months H.L.   | Cumulative

10/- or 3 days C.

 


 

Patrick Russell, 1896 

 

Evening News, Wed 13 May 1896 10

CENTRAL POLICE COURT.
————
TO-DAY’S CASES.
————

    Mr GWF Addison presided at the charge court.

    Patrick Russell, 32, dealer, was remanded till Friday on a serious charge of assault. Bail was refused.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 16 May 1896 11

POLICE COURTS.
———◦———
UNLAWFUL ASSAULT.

    At the Central Police Court yesterday Patrick Russell was ordered to take his trial at the next Court of Quarter Sessions upon a charge of having committed a serious offence.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 22 May 1896 12

QUARTER SESSIONS.
THURSDAY.
(Before Judge DOCKER and juries of 12.)

    Mr Merewether prosecuted for the Crown.

CASES FOR TO-DAY.

    Thomas Nicholas, malicious wounding; Norman Wellings, larceny; Alfred Beale, housebreaking; George Steel, stealing four charges); Patrick Russell, assault; Edwin Elliott, stealing and receiving.

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The Daily Telegraph, Wed 27 May 1896 13

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

    Mr WL Merewether prosecuted on behalf of the Crown.

AN ASSAULT CASE.

    Patrick Russell was found guilty of having attempted a criminal assault, [on Archibald Mourney] and remanded for sentence.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 27 May 1896 14

QUARTER SESSIONS.
TUESDAY.
(Before Judge DOCKER and juries of 12.)

    Mr Merewether prosecuted for the Crown.

ASSAULT

    Patrick Russell, a middle-aged man, was charged with having assaulted a youth. The jury found him guilty of an attempt to assault the youth, and he was remanded for sentence.

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The Daily Telegraph, Thu 4 Jun 1896 15

QUARTER SESSIONS.
————
(Before Judge Docker and a jury of 12.)

    Mr WL Merewether prosecuted on behalf of the Crown.

SENTENCES.


    Patrick Russell, who had been convicted of a shocking offence, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, with hard labor.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 4 Jun 1896 16

QUARTER SESSIONS.
Wednesday.
(Before Judge DOCKER and jury of 12.)

    Mr Merewether prosecuted for the Crown.

SENTENCES.

    Patrick Russell, who had been found guilty of having assaulted a male person, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, with hard labour, in Darlinghurst Gaol.

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Patrick Russell, Gaol photo sheet 17

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6059], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1895-1896, No.6663, p. 213, R5106. Emphasis added.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 6663

Date when Portrait was taken: 16-5-1896

Name: Patrick Russell
[aka Patrick Henry Russell]

Native place: Newtown

Year of birth: 1864

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BC

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Tailor or Dealer

Religion: R Cath

Education, degree of: R&W

Height: 5' 7⅜"

Weight     On committal: 128
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Black

Colour of eyes: Brown

Marks or special features: Vase of flowers inside right fore arm with wreath and L.R. in the centre. Small flower above left wrist with heard over and V.V. in centre of wreath and J.M. Hair thin scar under shin

Where and when tried: 

Offence: 

Sentence:

Remarks:

(No. of previous Portrait ... 4432 Darlinghurst) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

CPO

ditto

ditto

ditto

ditto

Sydney Q.S

CPO

Sydney Q.S

CPC

WPC

10

  9

13

17

19

  9

17

26

14

19

12

  9

  3

12

  3

  4

  8

  5

  4

12 

1886

1887

1888

1888

1889

1889

1894

1896

1898

1906

Stealing

ditto

Attempt to Break & Enter

Indecent language

Riotous

Break Enter & Steal

Selling Liquor with a licence

Indecent assault

False pretences

Keep disorderly house

6 months HL

ditto

Exam to Police

2 months C or fine

14 days C

5 years PS

£30.2.6 or 3 months C

2 years HL

6 months HL

1 month HL

 


 

Patrick Henry Russell, 1914

 

The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 3 Jun 1914 18

POLICE COURTS.
———◦———

    At the Redfern Police Court, before Mr Smithers, SM, Patrick Russell [aka Patrick Henry Russell] was charged with stealing £21 from Ah Gow, a market gardener. Ah Gow stated that he was counting money in his house when accused “grabbed it;” witness got a gun and threatened to shoot Russell, who returned about £13. Accused who said he had been drunk, reserved his defence and was committed for trial.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 9 Jul 1914 19

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Docker and juries.)

    Mr VP Ackermann, Crown Prosecutor.

THEFT OF £20.

    Patrick Henry Russell, 55, pleaded not guilty to a charge of stealing the sum of £20, the property of Ah Gow, at Waterloo, on May 18. The accused conducted his own defence.

    According to the evidence of the prosecution, Gow, a market-gardener, was having tea with a woman at his house, when Russell, whom Gow knew, came in. Gow took some money from the pocket of a coat which was hanging on the wall, and placed it on the table, intending to put it in a safe place, but it was alleged that Russell snatched it. Gow, failing to induce Russell to return the money, appealed to the woman, who obtained a portion of the amount, and handed it to Gow. Gow then went outside, and locked Russell and the woman in the house, and fired a gun to attract the police. He also sent a lad to call up the police station, and when a constable arrived the woman had escaped, but £12 9s was found lying on the table. Russell was detained, and when he was asked if he had any money on him he said that he had not, but £1 14s was discovered in one of his pockets.

    Russell, in a statement from the dock, denied that he had robbed Gow, and said that there were three other Chinese in the room.

    The jury returned a verdict of guilty, and Russell was remanded for sentence.

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.

    Judge Docker, at the Quarter Sessions yesterday, intimated that any gentlemen required to be sworn in as justice of the peace can attend at the Darlinghurst Courthouse this morning at 9.45.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 11 Jul 1914 20

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Docker and juries.)

    Mr V Ackermann, Crown Prosecutor.

STOLE £20.

    Patrick Henry Russell, 47, [sic] as ordered to be detained in Bathurst Gaol for 12 months, having been convicted on a charge of stealing £20, the property of Ah Gow, at Waterloo, on May 18. The prisoner attributed downfall to drink, and his Honor advised him to abstain from it in future, for in all probability he would keep straight.

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Patrick Henry Russell, Gaol photo sheet 21

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6086], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1913-1914, No. 13764, p.12 2, R5117.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 13764

Date when Portrait was taken: 9-7-1914

Name: Patrick Henry Russell
(aka Patrick Russell)

Native place: Newtown

Year of birth: 17-3-1867

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: RC

Education, degree of: Nil

Height: 5' 7⅜"

Weight     On committal: 128
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Black

Colour of eyes: Brown

Marks or special features: Vase of flowers inside right forearm with wreath and “L.R.” in the centre small flower above left wrist with heart over and “V.V.” centre of wreath and “J.M.”

Where and when tried: 

Offence: 

Sentence:

Remarks:

(No. of previous Portrait ... 4432, 6663) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Central PC

ditto

wt ex

Water PC

Redfern PC


Sydney Q.S

14

 3

25

19

21

  8

  4

  1

  3

12

  5

  7

1898

1905

1905

1906

1912

1914

False pretences

Indecent language

 

Keeping a disorderly house

Indecent language

Larceny

6 months HL

£1 or 14 days HL

 

1 month HL

£5-6 or 2 months HL.
Paid fine 21-5-1912

12 months HL

 

And 7 previous convictions for which see Photos Nos. as above

 

 


1     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Wed 13 Mar 1889, p. 6. Emphasis added.

2     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 13 Mar 1889, p. 11. Emphasis added.

3     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Wed 20 Mar 1889, p. 6.

4     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 20 Mar 1889, p. 11. Emphasis added.

5     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 10 Apr 1889, p. 11. Emphasis added.

6     The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 12 Apr 1889, p. 9. Emphasis added.

7     SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6050], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1888-89, No. 4431, p. 183, R5103.

8     SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6050], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1888-89, No. 4432, p. 184, R5103.

9     SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6050], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1888-89, No. 4433, p. 185, R5103.

10   Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Wed 13 May 1896, p. 4.

11   The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 16 May 1896, p. 7.

12   The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 22 May 1896, p. 3. Emphasis added.

13   The Daily Telegraph, Wed 27 May 1896, p. 3.

14   The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 27 May 1896, p. 7.

15   The Daily Telegraph, Thu 4 Jun 1896, p. 3.

16   The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 4 Jun 1896, p. 3.

17   SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6059], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1895-1896, No.6663, p. 213, R5106. Emphasis added.

18   The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 3 Jun 1914, p. 9. Emphasis added.

19   The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 9 Jul 1914, p. 6.

20   The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 11 Jul 1914, p. 9.

21   SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6086], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1913-1914, No. 13764, p.12 2, R5117.