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

R v Tolemy and others [1833] NSWSupC 62

burglary - children, criminal defendants

Supreme  Court of New South Wales

Forbes C.J., 16 May 1833

Source: Sydney Herald, 20 May 1833

George Tolemy, Samuel Jones, and James Kennedy, three Carter's barracks boys, were jointly indicted for a burglary in the dwelling house of Mr. R. S. Walker, at Sydney.  The young urchins, who could scarcely peep over the bar, were found Guilty and remanded for sentence.


Forbes C.J., Dowling and Burton JJ, 27 June 1833

Source: Sydney Herald, 1 July 1833[1 ]


George Holloway, John Handlan, and Samuel Jones, three urchins who could scarcely look over the bar, having been convicted of a burglary in the dwelling house of Captain S. Walker, had sentence of death recorded against them.



[1 ] See also, Australian, 1 July 1833.

Published by the Division of Law, Macquarie University