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

R v Charlton [1825] NSWSupC 53

perjury - pillory - stocks - women as criminal defendants

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Stephen J., 10 November 1825

Source: Sydney Gazette, 28 November 1825


The following prisoners received sentence: Elizabeth Charlton, for wilful and corrupt perjury, to stand in the pillory, as near to the public Market-place as possible, on Thursday, the 1st of December, at 12 o'clock, with a label on her face, stating the nature of her offence, and to be transported for 7 years.[1 ]



[1 ] The trial was reported by the Sydney Gazette on 21 November 1825.  The defendant had given a false alibi to assist her brother in law, Charles Cable, to escape a prosecution for burglary and robbery.

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