The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Thu 22 Dec 1825 1
Monday, December 12.—
Robert Stock, [aka Robert Stott], prisoner of the crown, charged with an offence of too heinous a nature to be mentioned, was fully committed for trial.
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Depositions for Robert Stock 27 Jan 1826 Sydney trial 2
In the Sixth Year of the Reign of
Our Sovereign Lord George the
Fourth, by the Grace of God, of
the United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Ireland, King, Defender of
New South Wales
TO WIT }
Be it remembered, that Sax Bannister, Esquire, His Majesty’s Attorney General for the Colony of New South Wales, who prosecutes for his said Majesty in this behalf, being present in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, on the 27th day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six informs the said Court, that Robert Stock [aka Stott] late of Sydney in the Colony aforesaid, Labourer, otherwise called Robert Stott on the 11th day of December in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five with force and arms at Sydney aforesaid in the Colony aforesaid, with a certain bitch dog then and there being feloniously, wickedly, diabolically and against the order of Nature had a venereal affair and then and there feloniously, wickedly, diabolically and against the order of Nature carnally knew the said bitch dog and then and there feloniously, wickedly, diabolically and against the order
of Nature with the said bitch dog did commit and perpetrate that detestable and abominable crime of buggery (not to be named amongst Christians) against the form of the Statute in such case made and provided and against the peace of our said Lord the King his Crown and Dignity.
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[On the reverse of the above (1-2) is the following]
The King against Robert Stock alias Stott
Witnesses: Samuel Butler, Benjamin Nichols, Pearce, Constables .
January 27th 1826 Robert Stock alias Stott arraigned and pleaded Not Guilty Tried and adjudged Not Guilty
[Signed] John Gurner [Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court]
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The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Wed 15 Feb 1826 3
Robert Stott, prisoner of the crown, charged and convicted of a gross and heinous offence; sentenced for 3 years to a penal settlement, with a recommendation from the Bench that the prisoner should be removed for that period to Norfolk Island, as a remote penal settlement.
1 The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Thu 22 Dec 1825, p. 3.
2 SRNSW: NRS880, [SC T22] 26/19, Supreme Court, Papers and depositions, 1826. Emphasis added.
3 The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, Wed 15 Feb 1826, p. 3.