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Decisions of the Superior Courts of New South Wales, 1788-1899

R. v. Sanders and Bevan; [1797] NSWSupC 4


Court of Criminal Judicature

Atkins J.A., 3 November 1797

Source: Court of Criminal Jurisdiction, Minutes of Proceedings, April1795 to Dec 1797, State Records N.S.W., 5/1147B[1]


James Sanders and )

James Bevan          )  Was brought before the Court for that they on or about the thirtieth Day of October in the thirty seventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third now King of Great Britain Did as incorrigible Rogues and Vagabonds absent themselves from Sydney in the County of aforesaid roving at large without any visible means of subsistence to the great dread of all his Majesty's liege subjects to the evil example of all others in like cases offending and against the Peace of our Sovereign Lord the King his Crown and dignity.

            The prisoners on their arraignment pleaded Guilty.

            Guilty Sentence of Transportation for 2 years to Norfolk Island and to work in the Iron Gang until sent there.


[1] We are indebted to Lynnette Hitchell  for transcribing this case record.


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