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Leonard Taylor, 1915

Evening News, Wed 17 May 1905 1

ELIZABETH BAY ROBBERY.
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GARDENER COMMITTED
FOR TRIAL.
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    At the Water Police Court to-day, Leonard Taylor, 23, was charged with stealing in the dwelling of Major William Walter Russell Watson, “Yarroma,” Holdsworth Avenue, Elizabeth Bay, one gold chain, purse, with gold chain attached, three gold neck chains, a lady’s diamond and emerald ring, lady’s diamond ring, three gold brooches, two gold bangles, a Kruger sovereign, gold locket, a belt buckle, gold pendant, six pairs ladies stockings, two silver serviette rings, two e.p. forks, and four yards crepe de Chine, value £86.

    The evidence of the prosecutor was that he left home on the afternoon of the day before Good Friday, and returned on the afternoon of Easter Monday, in response to a telephonic message. The accused had been in the employ for about four or five months as gardener. On returning he found that the articles enumerated were missing. He discharged the accused on Easter Monday.

    The wife of the prosecutor said that she left home on Easter Monday morning, when everything was locked up. She had previously given certain instructions to the servant. When she returned later in the day she found the doors were locked, but the property had disappeared.

    The servant stated that she instructed the accused to look after the place until Mrs Watson returned in the evening.

    The accused was arrested on 9th instant by Detective West, who said that he acknowledged selling the stockings, serviette rings, and crepe-de-chine, which, he said, he had found, and subsequently he made a statement to the effect that, on the Monday when he took the jewellery, he had sold it.

    Accused, who pleaded guilty, was committed for trial.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 18 May 1905 2

POLICE COURTS.
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ALLEGED ROBBERY AT ELIZABETH BAY.

    Before Mr CN Payten, SM, yesterday at the Water Police Court, Leonard Taylor, 23, a labourer, was charged with stealing in the dwelling-house of Major William Walter Russell Watson, Yarromee, Holdsworth-avenue, Elizabeth Bay, a gold chain, a purse with gold chain attached, three gold neck chains, a lady’s diamond and emerald ring, a Kruger sovereign, a gold locket, a gold pendant, a belt buckle, some pairs of stockings, two silver serviette rings, two electroplated forks, and four yards of crepe-de-chine, of the total value of about £86, on April 24 last. The evidence showed that the accused had been in the employ of the prosecutor for four or five months as a gardener. Accused was discharged on the Wednesday after Easter, for disobeying orders to look after the house. Mrs Watson deposed that she left the house about 11.30 am on Easter Monday, and locked the wardrobe in her bedroom before leaving. When she returned about 5 pm she found one of the windows on the ground floor open, and upon entering her room she found an article which was previously in the wardrobe lying on the floor. She then searched the wardrobe, and found that the articles mentioned in the charge had been abstracted. When arrested, the accused acknowledged having disposed of some of the articles, and subsequently made a signed statement, in which he admitted stealing the jewellery and selling it. Accused, who said he was guilty, was committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions to be held on June 6. Bail was allowed, self in £80, two sureties in £40 each, or one in £80.

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The Daily Telegraph, Wed 7 Jun 1905 3

METROPOLITAN QUARTER
SESSIONS.
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(Before Judge Heydon and Juries.)

    Mr W Bevan prosecuted for the Crown.

PLEADED GUILTY.

    In the following cases the accused pleaded guilty, and were remanded for sentence:—

    Leonard Taylor, stealing in a dwelling-house a quantity of jewellery, wearing apparel, etc, the property of William Walter Russell Watson, at Sydney, on April 24, 1905.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 7 Jun 1905 4

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Heydon and juries.)

    Mr Walter Bevan prosecuted for the Crown.

PLEADED GUILTY

    The following pleaded guilty to the charges against their names, and were remanded for sentence:—

    Leonard Taylor, stealing certain jewellery and other articles in WRR Watson’s house, Elizabeth Bay;

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The Daily Telegraph, Thu 8 Jun 1905 5

METROPOLITAN QUARTER
SESSIONS.
————
(Before Judge Heydon and Juries.)

    Mr W Bevan prosecuted for the Crown.

SENTENCES.


    Leonard Taylor, who had pleaded guilty to stealing in a dwelling-house a quantity of jewellery, wearing apparel, etc, the property of William Walter Russell Watson, at Sydney, on April 24, was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment in Goulburn Gaol. His Honor said that on his own showing Taylor had stolen jewellery valued at £86, and sold it for £2 10s.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 8 Jun 1905 6

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Heydon and juries.)

    Mr Walter Bevan prosecuted for the Crown.

SENTENCED.

    The following prisoners, who had on the previous day pleaded guilty, were sentenced:—

    Leonard Taylor, stealing property valued at £86 in a dwelling, nine months’ imprisonment.

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Leonard Taylor, Gaol photo sheet 7

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6070], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1904-1905, No. 9739, p195, R5111.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 9739
EB 5-2409

Date when Portrait was taken: 6-6-1905

Name: Leonard Taylor

Native place: England

Year of birth: 3 Apr 1882

Arrived       Ship: Peterborough
in Colony }   Year: 1885

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 4⅝"

Weight     On committal: 122
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Light brown

Marks or special features: 3 vaccine marks outside left upper arm. Scar outside bend – right forearm. Brown hit mark under right upper arm. Scar top right shoulder. Round scar inside right knee. Scar front right shin.

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Sydney Q.S

6

 6

1905

Stealing in a dwelling house to
the value of £5

9 months HL

 


 

Leonard Taylor, 1908

The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 7 Aug 1908 8

POLICE COURTS.
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ALLEGED BREAKING AND ENTERING.

    Victor Geary, 22, a groom, was charged at the Water Police Court yesterday, before Mr CN Payten, SM, with breaking and entering the warehouse of Robert Alexander Andrews, of Collins-street, and stealing therein the sum of sixpence, on July 30 last. It was stated by Senior Constable Robertson, that when he arrested the accused he showed him some letters and postcards, one of the latter bearing accused’s name. When questioned as to their ownership, accused said that they were his, and that he kept them in his pocket, but had not seen them lately. Witness said that he found the cards and letters in the warehouse. Accused, who reserved his defence, was committed for trial.

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INCITING TO RESIST.

    At the Central Police Court yesterday morning, two clerks, Alfred Charles Gilbert, 23, and Claude Redmond Walker, 29, who pleaded not guilty to a charge of inciting a person to resist Constable Thomas Henry Lillie, on Saturday night were each fined £5, in default, two months. The evidence was that Walker flourished an umbrella over the head of the constable, and his companion called out “Don’t go.”

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LANGUAGE ON A RAILWAY CAR.

    At the North Sydney Summons Court yesterday Robert Davies, ticket inspector, of the Railway Department, proceeded against James Alphic for having on June 13 last used offensive words on a railway car. It was stated that about 11.10 pm Ticket-collector Reid went to the train to examine tickets, and that defendant then used the language to him in the presence of other passengers. Defendant, who pleaded guilty, was fined £2, ordered to pay 7s costs, or go to gaol for one month.

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STEALING AT CREMORNE.

    Virginia Snow, 19, and Daniel Jerrard Snow, 50, were charged at the North Sydney Police Court yesterday with having stolen at Cremorne, between July 3 and 31, carpets, wearing apparel, and other goods, of the total value of £10 10s, the property of John Burcham Clamp. The evidence of the prosecutor was to the effect that some of the goods were taken from his house at Cremorne, but most from the yard. The female accused was in his employ, and there had been a fire at the house. Both pleaded guilty, and each was fined £5, or in default two months’ imprisonment.

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CHARGE OF WINDOW SMASHING.

    William Dunban, 38, a carpenter, was yesterday, at the Paddington Police Court, committed for trial on a charge of having maliciously damaged a plateglass window, valued at £7, the property of David Dibble at Paddington, on July 25. The evidence given by the prosecutor, who is the licensee of the Grand National Hotel, was that the accused was very drunk, and was put out of the bar. About half an hour later accused returned and smashed a window with a stone. A witness stated that he saw Dunban throw the stone. The accused, who reserved his defence, was committed for trial.

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GROSS BEHAVIOUR.

    The gross misconduct of a gardener named Leonard Taylor, aged 26, in Cooper-street, Concord, on three separate occasions recently, formed the subject of inquiry at Burwood Police Court yesterday, before Mr MS Love, SM. For the first offence defendant was sent to gaol for six months; and for the second and third two terms of one month, to run concurrently with the longer period, were passed.

 


 

Leonard Taylor, 1915

The Daily Telegraph, Wed 4 Aug 1915 9

CRIMINAL.
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    The following pleaded guilty at the Metropolitan Sessions, before Judge Murray, and were remanded for sentence:—

    Leonard Taylor, breaking and entering, and stealing in the dwelling-house of Edward Mark Harper, at Forest Lodge, on May 29.

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The Daily Telegraph, Sat 7 Aug 1915 10

CRIMINAL.
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    At the Metropolitan Sessions, Judge Murray dealt with the following persons, who had pleaded guilty:—

    Leonard Taylor (34), breaking and entering a dwelling-house—three years’ imprisonment, with hard labor, in Bathurst Gaol.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 7 Aug 1915 11

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Murray.)

SENTENCES.

    The following prisoners who had pleaded guilty, were called up for sentence:—

    Leonard Taylor, 34, breaking and entering a dwelling-house—three years in Bathurst Gaol.

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Leonard Taylor, Gaol photo sheet 12

SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6090], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 2 Jul 1915-7 Oct 1915, No. 14502, p. 63.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 14502

Date when Portrait was taken: 4-8-1915

Name: Leonard Taylor

Native place: England

Year of birth: 8-4-1881

Arrived       Ship: Peterborough
in Colony }   Year: 1883

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Gardener

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 5¼"

Weight     On committal: 123
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Hazel

Marks or special features: Small scar on top joint of left little finger. Missing all but one tooth in upper jaw.

(No. of previous Portrait .. 9739)

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Newtown PC

Sydney Q,S

18

  3

5

8

1911

1915

Fraudulent conversion

Break & enter a dwelling house &
steal therein

£5 or 2 months HL

3 years HL

and 2 previous convictions for which see photo No. Above

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Leonard Taylor, 
Gaol photo sheet 13

SRNSW: NRS1998, [3/5966], Bathurst Gaol photographic description book, 1874-1930, No. 2378, p. 89, R5087. Emphasis added.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 2378
Bathurst

Date when Portrait was taken: 6-11-1917                            

Name: Leonard Taylor

Native place: England

Year of birth: 8-4-1881

Arrived       Ship: Peterborough
in Colony }   Year: 1883

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Gardener

Religion: Ch of Eng

Education, degree of: R&W

Height: 5' 4⅛"

Weight     On committal: 126 lbs
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Hazel

Marks or special features: Small scar on top joint of little finger left hand

(No. of previous Portraits .. 9739, 14502)

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Sydney Q.S.

Burwood PC

Newtown PC

Sydney Q.S

6

6

18

3

6

8

5

8

1905

1908

1911

1915

Stealing in a dwelling to the value
of £5

Wilfully and obscenely expose
his person

Fraudulent conversion

Break and enter a dwelling house
and steal therein

9 months HL

6 months HL

£5 or 2 months HL. Served

3 years HL

 


1     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Wed 17 May 1905, p. 5.

2     The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 18 May 1905, p. 7.

3     The Daily Telegraph, Wed 7 Jun 1905, p. 10.

4     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 7 Jun 1905, p. 4.

5     The Daily Telegraph, Thu 8 Jun 1905, p. 4.

6     The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 8 Jun 1905, p. 7.

7     SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6070], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1904-1905, No. 9739, p195, R5111.

8     The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 7 Aug 1908, p. 4. Emphasis added.

9     The Daily Telegraph, Wed 4 Aug 1915, p. 4.

10   The Daily Telegraph, Sat 7 Aug 1915, p. 7.

11   The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 7 Aug 1915, p. 9.

12   SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6090], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 2 Jul 1915-7 Oct 1915, No. 14502, p. 63.

13   SRNSW: NRS1998, [3/5966] , Bathurst Gaol photographic description book, 1874-1930, No. 2378, p. 89, R5087. Emphasis added.