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Below also see: William Ensor, 1922,
William Ensor, 1925,
William Ensor, 1928

The Daily Telegraph, Wed 25 Jan 1899 1

POLICE COURTS.
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COUNTERFEIT COIN.

    William Ensor (16), laborer, was charged yesterday, before Mr GH Smithers, SM, with uttering a counterfeit coin. According to the evidence for the prosecution, the accused sent a boy to make a purchase at the shop of Mrs Annie Thompson, Old Parramatta-road, with a coin closely resembling a florin. A packet of cigarettes was supplied, and 1s 9d change given. Information was subsequently given to the police, and later on Ensor called at the shop and offered a genuine coin in exchange for the counterfeit. The accused was committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions on the 30th inst, bail allowed.

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Evening News, Wed 25 Jan 1899 2

COMMITTED FOR TRIAL.
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    At the Glebe Police Court yesterday, before Mr GH Smithers, SM, William Ensor, described as a laborer, was charged on remand with having uttered a counterfeit coin resembling a florin to Annie Thompson, well knowing the same to be counterfeit, on the 13th instant. It was stated for the prosecution that Ensor sent a small boy with the counterfeit coin to purchase cigarettes at prosecutor’s shop in Old Parramatta-road. The youngster presented the coin, and received a packet of cigarettes and 1s 9d change. The coin was subsequently handed to the police, and during the day the accused went to the shop and offered Mrs Thompson a genuine 2s-piece on condition that she gave him back the bad one. Ensor was committed for trial, bail being allowed in one surety of £20.

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Evening News, Wed 15 Feb 1899 3

TO-DAY’S QUARTER SESSIONS.
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UNABLE TO AGREE.
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    The jury in the case of Arthur Lamont, who was tried before Judge Gibson at Darlinghurst yesterday

TO-DAY’S QUARTER
SESSIONS.
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(Continued from page 4.)

    A youth named William Ensor was placed upon his trial at the Darlinghurst Quarter Sessions to-day on a charge of having, at the Glebe, on January 13 last, uttered a counterfeit coin to Annie Thompson, knowing the same to be counterfeit. On the date mentioned, it was stated for the Crown, the accused gave a very small lad the bad coin, and told him to get him a packet of cigarettes. The latter went to the shop of Mrs Thompson, on the Parramatta-road, and passed it. Subsequently Mrs Thompson noticed that the coin was bad, and handed it over to a constable. In the evening Ensor went to her, and said, “Give me back the bad coin, and I will give you a good one.” She replied that she had given it to the police. Ensor added, “I told the lad not to pass it on to you, but to take the owner of the shop on the opposite corner down.” The defence was that the accused did not known the coin was bad.

(Proceeding.)

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The Daily Telegraph, Thu 16 Feb 1899 4

METROPOLITAN QUARTER
SESSIONS.
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(Before Judge Gibson and juries.)
Crown Prosecutor: Mr WL Merewether.

COUNTERFEIT COIN.

    A youth named William Ensor was charged with having on January 13 offered and uttered to one Annie Thompson, at the Glebe, a counterfeit two-shilling piece. He pleaded not guilty, and was defended by Mr E Roberts. The jury, after a somewhat protracted retirement, found the prisoner not guilty, and he was discharged.

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Evening News, Thu 16 Feb 1899 5

BREVITIES.
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    William Ensor, a youth, was acquitted at the Darlinghurst Sessions yesterday on a charge of having uttered a counterfeit coin.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 16 Feb 1899 6

METROPOLITAN QUARTER
SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Gibson and juries.)

    Mr WL Merewether was Crown Prosecutor.

ALLEGED UTTERING COUNTERFEIT COIN.

    William Ensor, a lad of about 18 years, was arraigned on a charge that he did on January 13 offer and utter to one Annie Thompson one piece of counterfeit coin intended to resemble a florin, the accused well knowing the same to be counterfeit. Ensor was defended by Mr Edward Roberts, and entered a plea of not guilty. The jury, after a retirement of three hours, brought in a verdict of not guilty, and the accused was discharged.

 


 

William Ensor, 1922


The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 7 Mar 1922
7

LAW NOTICES.
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Tuesday, March 7.
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QUARTER SESSIONS.


    No. 2 Court.—John Thomas Riley and Denis Murphy, breaking and entering and stealing; Patrick Walsh and William Fannin, assault with intent to rob; William Ensor, indecency.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 24 Mar 1922 8

LAW NOTICES.
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Friday, March 24.
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QUARTER SESSIONS.

    Thomas George Harris, stealing from the person; Alfred Deal, stealing from the person; William Ensor, indecency; James Norman Blake, stealing postal articles.

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The Daily Telegraph, Sat 25 Mar 1922 9

CRIMINAL
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(Before Judge Cohen.)


    At the Quarter Sessions (Mr Rowland prosecuting).

    William Ensor, a young man, was acquitted and discharged on a serious charge, alleged to have been committed at Coogee, on October 27 last. Mr JW Abigail appeared for Ensor.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 25 Mar 1922 10

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Cohen.)

    Mr N de H Rowland, Crown Prosecutor.

ACQUITTED.

    William Ensor was charged with having attempted to commit an offence upon a male person, [Edward Cook, 14]. There was a second count of indecent assault.
    Mr JW Abigail appeared for the defence. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

 


 

William Ensor, 1925


The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 5 Oct 1925
11

LAW NOTICES.
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QUARTER SESSIONS.
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Tuesday, October 6, 1925.
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AMENDED LIST.

    William Ensor, indecency; Frederick Kalucy, breaking, entering, and stealing; Sarah Whittaker, stealing; Harold Ellis, stealing.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 6 Oct 1925 12

LAW NOTICES.
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Tuesday, October 6.
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QUARTER SESSIONS.

    William Ensor, indecency; Frederick Kalucy, breaking, entering, and stealing; Sarah Whittaker, stealing; Harold Ellis, stealing.

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The Daily Telegraph, Wed 7 Oct 1925 13

CRIMINAL
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(Before Judge Cohen.)

    Crown Prosecutor: Mr LJ McKean.

ACQUITTED.

    William Ensor, for whom Mr Penny appeared, was charged, at Camperdown on August 19, with having assaulted a male person, with intent to commit an offence; there was a second count of indecent assault, [on William McCallum, 13 years]. Ensor was acquitted and discharged.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 7 Oct 1925 14

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Cohen.)
(Crown Prosecutor, Mr LJ McKean.)

ACQUITTED.

    William Ensor, for whom Mr CR Penny appeared, was charged with having assaulted John James Curtin at Camperdown on September 19 with intent to commit a serious offence. Accused was acquitted and discharged.

 


 

William Ensor, 1928


The Daily Telegraph, Tue 8 May 1928
15

SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS

    Leslie Leaman and John McMaster, robbery; Marion McKnight, break, enter, and steal; William Ensor, indecent assault on a male person; Edward Palmer, assault on a girl under 16, and commit an act of indecency; Frank Willmott Hopkins and Paul Grierson, break, enter, and steal; Marjorie Sutton, break, enter, and steal (for sentence on May 9, 1928).

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 8 May 1928 16

LAW NOTICES.
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Tuesday, May 8.
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QUARTER SESSIONS.

    Leslie Leaman and John McMaster, robbery; Marion McKnight, break, enter, and steal; William Ensor, indecent assault on a male person; Edward Palmer, assault a girl under 16 and commit an act of indecency; Frank Willmott Hopkins and Paul Grierson, break, enter, and steal; Marjorie Sutton, break, enter, and steal (for sentence on 9th May, 1928).

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Evening News, Sat 12 May 1928 17

SEX OFFENDERS
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TWO MEN GAOLED
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“Menace to Society”
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    Each described by Judge Cohen, at Darlinghurst Sessions, as “a menace to society,” William Ensor, 45, dealer, and Edward Palmer, 36, soldier, were sentenced to three years’, and eighteen months’ imprisonment, respectively.

    Ensor was charged with indecent assault on a boy, and Palmer with indecent assault on a schoolgirl.

    In the case of Palmer it was stated that he had two year’s war service. He had received wounds and contracted meningitis. Since 1921 he had been employed as a gunner at Watson’s Bay.

    In passing sentence, Judge Cohen said he had given the case earnest consideration, and he had also to consider the recommendation of the jury to mercy on account of Palmer’s low mentality.

Needs Looking After

    “Theses offences are to be deprecated,” added his Honor. “You are a menace to society, and I think you ought to be put somewhere where you will be watched and looked after.”

    In passing sentence on Palmer of 18 months’ imprisonment, in Maitland Gaol, the Judge directed that the prisoner should be kept under medical observation.

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Mirror, Sat 12 May 1928 18

SOCIETY MENACE
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SENT TO GAOL

Sydney, To-day.

    Each described by Judge Cohen at the Darlinghurst sessions as a menace to society. William Ensor, 45, and Edward Palmer, 36, a soldier, were sentenced to three years and 18 months respectively. Ensor was charged with indecent assault on a boy, and Palmer with indecent assault on a schoolgirl.

    In the case of Palmer it was stated that he had two years was service, having received wounds. Since 1921 he had been employed as a gunner at Watson’s Bay.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 12 May 1928 19

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Cohen.)
Crown Prosecutor, Mr VH Treatt.

SENTENCES.


    William Ensor, 45, dealer, indecent assault on a boy, [William Bradley], three years’ hard labour in Maitland Gaol.

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William Ensor, Gaol photo sheet 20

SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6121], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 24 Feb 1928-23 Jun 1928, No. 23040, p. –.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 23040

Date when Portrait was taken: 9-5-1928

Name: William Ensor

Native place: New Zealand

Year of birth: 9-9-1882

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Commercial traveller

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: Nil

Height: 5' 2⅛'

Weight     On committal: 126
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue


Marks or special features: Nil

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Sydney Q.S

8

 5

1928

Indecently assault a male person

3 years HL.
To date from 13-4-1928

 


1     The Daily Telegraph, Wed 25 Jan 1899, p. 8.

2     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Wed 25 Jan 1899, p. 5.

3     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Wed 15 Feb 1899, pp. 4, 5.

4     The Daily Telegraph, Thu 16 Feb 1899, p. 3.

5     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Thu 16 Feb 1899, p. 4.

6     The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 16 Feb 1899, p. 3.

7     The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 7 Mar 1922, p. 6. Emphasis added.

8     The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 24 Mar 1922, p. 7. Emphasis added.

9     The Daily Telegraph, Sat 25 Mar 1922, p. 9.

10   The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 25 Mar 1922, p. 9.

11   The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 5 Oct Mar 1925, p. 5. Emphasis added.

12   The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 6 Oct 1925, p. 6. Emphasis added.

13   The Daily Telegraph, Wed 7 Oct 1925, p. 4.

14   The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 7 Oct 1925, p. 9.

15   The Daily Telegraph, Tue 8 May 1928, p. 10. Emphasis added.

16   The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 8 May 1928, p. 8. Emphasis added.

17   Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Sat 12 May 1928, p. 6. Emphasis added.

18   Mirror, (Perth, WA) Sat 12 May 1928, p. 2. Emphasis added.

19   The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 12 May 1928, p. 14.

20   SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6121], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 24 Feb 1928-23 Jun 1928, No. 23040, p. –.