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

R v Sheik Brown [1826] NSWSupC 8


Supreme Court of New South Wales

Trial, 23 January 1826

Source: Australian, 26 January 1826


Shiek Brown, a man of colour, stood indicted for stealing various articles of wearing apparel, a brace of pistols, and an umbrella, the property of Mr. George Tomlins.

The prisoner had been left in charge of prosecutor's house on the 16th of November last, and took that opportunity to carry off the property in question.  When apprehended some of the clothes were found on his person, the remainder had been left at the house of Clara Parsons, in Phillip-street. - Guilty.[1 ]



[1 ]On 8 February 1826, he was sentenced to transportation for seven years.  The offence was stealing in a dwelling house of goods under the value of 40 shillings: Sydney Gazette, 11 February 1826.

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