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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 6 Mar 1907 1

POLICE COURTS.

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CHARGE OF EMBEZZLEMENT.

    At the Newtown Police Court yesterday, before Mr Donaldson, SM, Stephen Alexander Compton, aged 47, clerk, was charged with having, on November 16, 1897, embezzled the sum of £6 5s, and on March 22, 1898, embezzled £35 7s 11d, the property of Court Pride, of Leichhardt, Ancient Order of Foresters. It was stated in evidence that the accused held the position of treasurer of the lodge, and that he had received the money in that capacity, but had not accounted for the same. He reserved his defence, and was committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions, and was allowed bail.

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ANGLING FOR CLOTHES.

    At the Water Police Court yesterday, before Mr CN Payten, SM, Peter Francis Lee, 17, a wood-turner, and Edgar Hill, 19, a dealer, were charged with stealing a pair of trousers, under-pants, and a bunch of keys, of the value of £1, the property of Dr Charles Henry Maher, on February 24 last. The evidence for the prosecution was to the effect that Constable English saw the two accused approach prosecutor’s house, and Hill with a stick (produced) having a hook at its extremity “fished” the trousers and underpants out of the window. The two accused then ran away, pursued by Constable English, who caught Lee and took him to the station. Hill was arrested subsequently. Each of the accused was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment with hard labour.

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FALSE PRETENCES.

    John Rooney, 55, an agent, was yesterday, at the Water Police Court, before Mr CN Payten, SM, charged with having, on February 4, falsely pretended to Florence O’Brien that he was an agent employed by the New Zealand Insurance Company, by which false pretence he obtained from her the sum of 6s 10d with intent to defraud. Accused was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment with hard labour.

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A VIOLENT SEAMAN.

    Alfred Wilcox, 23, a seaman, was, before Mr CN Payten, SM, at the Water Police Court, charged with assaulting Constable Patrick Burke whilst in the execution of his duty, on March 4. The constable informed the Bench that accused behaved more like a wild beast than a human being, and it took three men to take him to the station. A fine of 40s was imposed, with the alternative of 21 days’ imprisonment.

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FRAUDULENT APPROPRIATION.

    William Brown, 40, labourer, appeared at the Central Police Court yesterday on a charge of fraudulently appropriating to his own use the sum of 8s, the property of Joseph Hughes, on March 2. Accused pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment with hard labour.

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OBJECTIONABLE BEHAVIOUR.

    Charles Leslie Fennell, 27, was yesterday, at the Central Police Court, sentenced to three months’ imprisonment with hard labour on a charge of objectionable conduct, [obscene exposure to Frances Brackenreg].

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STEALING BUTTER.

    William Morris, alias Maurice Rosenberg, 21 labourer, was charged yesterday at the Central Police Court with stealing a box of butter, valued at £2 3s 6d, the property of the Coastal Farmers’ Co-operative Society, Limited, on February 27. He was fined £3, or in default one month’s imprisonment.

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ASSAULTING A TRAM GUARD.

    At the North Sydney Police Court on Monday, before Mr JL King, DSM, George Johnson, 22, a labourer, was charged with assaulting William Thomas Evans, at Mosman, on March 3, a servant of the Railway Commissioners, while in the execution of his duty. The evidence showed that the accused was a passenger by an all-night tram, the ordinary fare by which is 3d. Accused tendered the guard 3d, and demanded 2d change. This was refused, whereupon the accused assaulted the guard by striking him with a bottle of beer. He then jumped off the tram while it was in motion, but subsequently was arrested. Accused was fined £3, or in default two months’ imprisonment. Upon a further charge of leaving the tram while in motion he was fined 5s, with the alternative of 48 hours’ gaol.

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BREACHES OF THE LIQUOR LAW.

    At the Central Police Court on Monday AH Davies was proceeded against for selling liquor during prohibited hours. He was fined £10, with the alternative of two months’ gaol.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 29 Apr 1907 2

LAW NOTICES.
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Monday, April 29.

SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS.


    Friday May 3.—Charles Leslie Fennell [aka Charles Fennell], vagrancy (two cases); James Holmes, Lionel James Walker, George Angus Hall, Arthur John Waterhouse, James Fleetwood, Edward Thew, playing “heading them;” Andrew McKye, breach Factories and Shops Act (two cases); Arthur Henry Packer, breach sewerage by-laws.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 3 May 1907 3

LAW NOTICES.
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Friday, May 3.

QUARTER SESSIONS.

    At Darlinghurst.—Appeals of Charles Leslie Fennell, vagrancy; James Holmes, Lionel James Walker, George Angus Hall, Arthur John Waterhouse, James Fleetwood, and Edward Thew, play at unlawful game; Andrew McKye, breach Factories and Shops Act ; Arthur Henry Packer, breach sewerage bylaws.

    At the District Court.—Appeals of Mary Elizabeth Goulding, order Infant Protection Act ; Ulysses Kibby, maintenance.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 2 Jul 1907 4

LAW NOTICES.
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Tuesday, July 2.

APPEALS.

    Appeals against Magistrates’ convictions and orders will be heard as follow:—Wednesday, July 3: Andrew McKye (two cases), breach Factories and Shops Act ; Kate Brown, vagrancy; Ray Brown, assaulting a constable; John Francis Furlong, breach Liquor Act ; John Mason, false pretences; Albert Royal, order for wages. Thursday, July 4: Elizabeth Lodge, dismissal of complaint; George Ernest Charker, order for maintenance; Mary Clune, dismissal of complaint; Eva Fancker, dismissal of complaint. Friday, July 5: Charles Leslie Fennell (two cases), vagrancy; Horace Thruchly, order for maintenance; Edward Weller, assault.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 5 Jul 1907 5

LAW NOTICES.
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Friday, July 5.

QUARTER SESSIONS.

    Appeals of Charles Leslie Fennell, vagrancy; Mary Clune, dismissal of complaint; Eva Fancker, dismissal of complaint; Horace Thruchly, maintenance; Edward Weller, assault.

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The Daily Telegraph, Sat 6 Jul 1907 6

QUARTER SESSIONS.
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(Before Judge Murray.)

APPEALS.

    Charles Leslie Fennell appealed against his conviction by Mr Payten, SM, on a charge of indecency, committed on February 4, the sentence being four months. Mr Mack (instructed by Mr JW Abigail) appeared for the appellant, and Mr Harris for the Crown. The conviction was confirmed, without costs.

    Fennell abandoned his appeal against a sentence of three months imposed by Mr Isaacs, SM, on a charge of indecency on February 4. The conviction was confirmed, without costs.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 30 Oct 1907 7

LAW NOTICES.
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Tuesday, October 30.

SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS.

    Cases for trial, commencing 30th inst:—Thomas Templeman, larceny; Augustus Trager, indecent assault; James Stear, larceny; Frederick Giles, personating an elector; Alfred Windle, assault occasioning actual bodily harm; Alfred Ernest Kyneur, inflicting grievous bodily harm; Robert Errol, inflicting grievous bodily harm; Barbara Ellerton Corbin, bigamy; John William Seaton, attempting to commit suicide; William Spence Blackman, stealing in a dwelling; Charles Ritchie, stealing and receiving; Leopold Edmond Huber, larceny; Arthur Currin, serious offence; Leslie William Rogers, forgery and uttering; Charles Clarke, larceny; John Charlton, larceny; Pooman Singh, breach Bankruptcy Act ; James Kenney, larceny as a co-partner; John Florates, maliciously wounding; Montague John Longford, larceny of a letter; Anthony Fox, forgery and uttering (six charges); Charles Fennell, obscenity; David Sloss, larceny as a bailee; Joseph Bates, assault occasioning actual bodily harm; John Phillips, assault with intent to rob; Geoffrey John Robinson, stealing in a dwelling; Frederick Johnson, indecent assault; Edward Joseph Lane, maliciously wounding; William Alfred Toogood and Florence Potier, larceny and receiving; Winfield Henry Slater, shooting at with intent to do grievous bodily harm and maliciously wounding; Alexander Donaldson, demanding money with menaces; Walter Charles Quadrent, inflicting grievous bodily harm; Margaret Kennedy, keeping a disorderly house; Rodney Brown, larceny from the person; Richard May, Annie Roberts, Frederick Alfred Taylor, and Margaret Theresa Highland, perjury; George Jenkins, unnatural offence; Ah Jaw and Ah Gun, assault; William John Shelton and Walter August Shelton, assault; Henry Lascelles Traveller, false pretences; Alfred Samuels and Thomas Gearside, stealing; Thomas Martin, assault and robbery; Thomas Robert Dawson, larceny and receiving; Nicholas Denis Atkinson and John Clutton, larceny and receiving (two charges); James Barron, assault, occasioning actual bodily harm.

    Appeals of Palmer McPherson Mason, maintenance; Lena Bragg, dismissal of complaint; George Palmerston Greaves, order Infant Protection Act ; Frederick Cunliffe, order Infant Protection Act ; Charles Kuban, assault (for judgement).

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The Daily Telegraph, Fri 1 Nov 1907 8

QUARTER SESSIONS.
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(Before Judge Rogers and Juries.)

    Mr Herbert Harris prosecuted for the Crown.

AN ACQUITTAL.

    Charles Fennell, a young man, was acquitted on a charge of indecent exposure.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 1 Nov 1907 9

SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Rogers and juries.)

ACQUITTED.

    Charles Fennell, charged with indecency, was acquitted.

 


 

Charles Leslie Fennell, 1908


The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 7 Apr 1908
10

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

PLEADED GUILTY.

    Charles Leslie Fennell pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a clothes-basket, containing a quantity of drapery, at Sydney, on January 24 last. He was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment in Goulburn gaol.

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Charles Fennell, Gaol photo sheet 11

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6072], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1907-1909, No. 10613, p.340, R5112.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 10613

Date when Portrait was taken: 6-4-1908

Name: Charles Fennell
(aka Charles Leslie Fennell)

Native place: Botany

Year of birth: 8 Feb 1880

Arrived       Ship: –
in Colony }   Year: BC

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: R Cath

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 7⅛"

Weight     On committal: 152
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Dark brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: Minus two teeth from upper, and three teeth from lower jaw. Scars outside, and inside top joint of left middle finger. Scar on left side of mouth. Brown mole above right nipple. Several moles in front of left shoulder. Several brown on back left should. Brown mole back left thigh.

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Redfern PC

ditto
Central PC

 

Redfern PC
Sydney Q.S

Redfern PC

Children’s Court

14

26
5

5

20
6

25

23

10

2
3

7

2
4

5

4

1904

1907
1907

1907

1908
1908

1915

1920

Behaving in an indecent manner

Wilfully & obscenely expose his person
ditto

4 Convictions affirmed QSS

Stealing
Larceny

Threatening

Expose person

£1 or 7 days HL. Paid fine at Court

4 months HL
3 months HL  |  Concurrent

 

6 months HL
6 months HL  |  Concurrent

Sureties for 6 months Good
behaviour or 21 Imprisonment

3 months HL

 


1     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 6 Mar 1907, p. 6. Emphasis added.

2     The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 29 Apr 1907, p. 5. Emphasis added.

3     The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 3 May 1907, p. 5. Emphasis added.

4     The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 2 Jul 1907, p. 4. Emphasis added.

5     The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 5 Jul 1907, p. 11. Emphasis added.

6     The Daily Telegraph, Sat 6 Jul 1907, p. 22.

7     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 30 Oct 1907, p. 6. Emphasis added.

8     The Daily Telegraph, Fri 1 Nov 1907, p. 10.

9     The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 1 Nov 1907, p. 10.

10   The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 7 Apr 1908, p. 5.

11   SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6072], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1907-1909, No. 10613, p.340, R5112.