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162922
Surname: Hall
First Name: Thomas Simpson
Ship: -
Date: 20 November 1838
Place: Liverpool Plains
Source: SG
Details: Thursday 15 November 1838 – Supreme Court – Charles Kilmaister, William Hawkins, John Blake, John Johnston, Charles Toulouse, Charles Lamb, Edward Foley, James Oates, James Parry, George Palliser and John Russell, were indicted for the wilful murder of one Daddy, an Aboriginal black native, on the 9th June 1838. There were 9 counts in the indictment, charging the prisoners in different forms with committing the murder, and aiding and abetting each other in the murder of Daddy, or of an Aboriginal black to the Attorney General unknown. For the prosecution – The Attorney General and Mr. R. Therry. For the defence Messrs Foster, a’Beckett and Windeyer. List of the Jury – Thomas Holmes, Foreman; David Hill; George Humphries; John Harris; Joseph Hanson; Mattias Hooper; Charles Hensley; Thomas Harper; Henry Hough; William Howard; Andrew Higgins, and John Hall. Witnesses included Thomas Foster, Superintendent of Dr. Newton’s station on the Big River; William Hobbs, superintendent employed by Henry Dangar; George Anderson, hutkeeper and assigned servant to Henry Dangar; John Bates, hutkeeper assigned to Mr. Dight; Warren (or William) Mace, ticket of leave man living at Mr. Dight’s station; Charles Reid, servant to Henry Dangar; Henry Dangar, settler; Thomas Simpson Hall, settler, master of James Oates (Hall’s Jemmy); George Bowman, farmer and grazier, master of John Johnston; Mr. Jolliffe, superintendent to Messrs Bell; His Honor summed up at great length, minutely recapitulating the whole of the evidence, and the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty, after having retired about a quarter of an hour. The prisoners were all remanded for trial on the same charges, the Crown officers being dissatisfied with the verdict. It is their intention to indict the prisoners for the murder of an aboriginal woman, and to call the same evidence in support of the case. The trial is to take place on the following Monday


138373
Surname: Hall
First Name: William & John &Thomas Simpson & Matthew Henry & Ebenezer
Ship: -
Date: 1857 10 January
Place: Brisbane Co.,
Source: MM
Details: Title Deeds ready for delivery on payment of authorised fee 47 acres 1 rood 24 perches