Western Australian Police Gazettes

Here is an extract from the Police Gazettes 1876 – 1900 from the Guildford Area.  This has been extracted and indexed by Ken Ross.  The Society is very grateful to Ken for his work.

The Police Gazettes were created as internal documents that circulated information about Police activities around Western Australia on a weekly basis.  As they contain information about individuals they were not made public for 50 years.

Police Gazette

Reading through the Gazettes we get an idea of the business that the Police and Courts got involved with including crimes, warrants, inquests and licences. This helps to shed light on what life was like in Guildford during the later years of the 19th century.  In addition, it is hugely valuable to those researching their family history who are able to search by name.

An index of names that feature in the extracts is given below in alphabetical order by surname.  Next to the name will be a number which refers to the item number where information on that name can be found in the main document.

Western Australian Police Gazettes – extract for the Guildford Area 1876 – 1900

The abbreviations are also given below.

Abbreviations

Exp.                      Expiree – sentence expired

Corp.                    Corporal

C.P.                       Conditional Pardon

Det.                       Detective

H.L.                       Hard Labour

J.P.                        Justice of the Peace

L.C.                       Lance Corporal

P.C.                       Police Constable

P.M.                      Police Magistrate

R.M.                      Resident Magistrate

Sergt.                    Sergeant

T.L.                        Ticket of Leave – permission for convict to work

/-                            Stands for shilling e.g. 30/-is thirty shillings and there was 20/- to a £

Introduction by Ken Ross

Publication of the Police Gazette commenced in 1876, and were produced weekly.  They provided an extremely helpful tool for members of the Western Australian Police Force as they went about their daily duties.

The Gazettes illustrate the various types of charges that came before the Courts throughout the Colony.  Whilst a great majority of charges appear by today’s standards to be quite frivolous, the sentences, again by today’s standards, were often very harsh.

During the nineteenth century many of the charges appeared to fall into common categories such as loitering, disorderly conduct, no visible means of support, and stealing.  On reflection, throughout the course of the twentieth century these types of charges frequently appeared in the police arsenal of charges.

Perhaps a reasonable explanation of the types of charges that came before the Judiciary in the 1800s was the fact that between 1850 and 1887 nine and a half thousand male convicts arrived in Western Australia.  Many of those arrivals may have been viewed with suspicion by the ‘establishment’ as likely future trouble makers.

Often the actions of police towards many expiries (convicts with expired convictions) appeared very rigid and to some extent local magistrates appeared equally as rigid when handing down the sentences described in the Police Gazettes.

Ex convicts who came before the courts were always reminded of their past, as information presented before the courts never failed to contain their previous conviction, prison number and whether they bore the status of expiree, ticket of leave, or had been granted a conditional pardon.

Although a majority of convicts would have served their sentences long before appearing in court, it appears that the legal system was not so forgiving.

The Gazettes contain many references to stealing, and those associated with personal possessions that had either been lost of found.  These references provide a wonderful insight into the variety of industrial products, household items, and precious belongings such as jewelry and clothing that was dear to those early settlers.

On a sadder note there are many references associated with inquests on deceased loved ones.  These were more poignant when containing information related to children.

The Gazettes indeed provide a reflection on activities taking place at Guildford and the surrounding areas under the jurisdiction of the Guildford Police between 1876 and 1900.  I hope that the information provided, including the hundreds of names and places in the index will assist the reader to find along lost ancestor or information relating to a known ancestor.

Names and Places Index

Adelini Edward 875

Abbott Henry 130

Ah Sing 141

Akins Andrew 263

Alpike John 191, 544, 549, 635

Amalgamated Soc. 589

Anderson Frederick 628

Anderson James 344

Archbold Charles 819

Armitage William 309

Armstrong James 115

Armstrong . W. 584

Ashe Richard 660

Ashmore Thomas 57

Asiaties Francisco 718

Atkins Andrew 252, 263

Atkins Richard 190

Atkins William 160

Augustesen Benedix 429

Austin William 77

Baker James 744

Baldwin Denis 721

Ball Thomas 21, 151

Banks John 202

Barker & Gull 23, 132

Barlow John 101

Barlow Lizze 716

Barwise Robert 723

Barrett Esther 845

Barrett Henry 489

Barrett R.J. 686

Baston Joseph 850

Bates Miss M. 874

Bates . T. 657

Bayhip Inn 257

Beard James 480

Beard Margaret 482

Beaureal Edward 602

Bell James 221

Bench Thomas 97

Bennett Francis 833

Benning George 602

Bentley Thomas 161

Berns John 530

Berry Frank 707

Bickley Absalom 314

Burt Septimus Mrs.322

Burville William 674, 680

Bush Inn 531

Butler William 345, 770, 771

Bux Mahomed 562

Byass .T.R. 880

Byfield Edward .G. 187

Byfield .V.R. 353

Byrne Patrick 838

Cain William 264

Callaghan John 399

Callaghan Michael 158

Cameron John 419

Camey Thomas 883

Campbell ( Detective ) 762

Campbell James 47

Campbell John 387

Canning Railway 714

Canning Saw Mills 610

Cannon Walter 693

Cardy Robert 451

Carson George 171,320,722,784,879

Carson Samuel 508

Carter John 6

Cartwright John 437

Carr James 180

Caseley Thomas 391

Casey Michael 728

Cassidy James 471

Cattanach William 653

Charlie 292

Chancy Springs 818

Chatworthy Robert 487

Chester Alfred 605

Childow Wells 286,289,296,304,

581,673,813,820

Chittering Brook 525

Chong Ching Ah 523

Chopin Alfred 863

Chopin Earnest 642

Citizens Life Ass.Co. 591

Clanfield Mark 24

Clark James 510,529,555

Clarke Michael 210,261

Clarke Richard 570,648,654,686

Clarkson William Bell 34

Davies Thomas 414

Davies William 346,447

Davis Charles 569

Davis John 80,298

Davis R.W. 806

Davis Thomas 229

Dawes Samuel 611

Dean William 447,738

Deer William 421

Deffin Joseph 215,274

Delany Michael 316

Demison Thomas 150

Dempsey Patrick 220,242

De Silver William 713

Devereux John 42

Dixie Henry 564

Doige James 751

Donavan John 182

Donough Brian 308

Donovan William 647

Donnolly Philip 412

Downey James 595

Drake John 259

Drew Thomas 411,434

Dual Fanny 685

Ducey John 862

Duncan John 212,243

Dunnerty John 651

Dunphy John 769

Durham . B. 855

Duval Albert 321

Dyson Andrew 168

Dyson Septimus 672

Earl William 869

Eastern Railway 276,278,284,448,

450,653,749,797

Eaton John 407

Ediel Jimmy ab. Native 388

Edwards James 614

Edwards Frederick .W. 535

Edwards Josiah 363

Edwards Mathew 519,633

Edwards Thomas 135,207

Edwards William 135

Elcombe Thomas 198,364,733

Elkin Frank 775

Gledhill Edmund .A. 882

Gleeson Michael 647

Godbold George 87

Godfrey Thomas 778

Godfrey William 19

Goodman Wycliffe 660

Gooseberry Hill 604,757

Gorman Thomas 389

Gorton RM 711

Gould Jane 459

Gould John 459

Gould Samuel 155,227

Gould William 493,494,559

Gow William 397

Grant George 427

Grant John 732

Grant Thomas 117

Gray John 262

Gray Patrick 766

Green Alice 818

Green James 148

Green John 426

Green William 154,844

Greenland Byard 96

Greenmount 636

Greenwalsh Kate 864

Gugeri JP 857,866,867,871,878,882

Gugeri’s Crossing 351

Guildford Hotel 373,419,481,498,539

540,541,576,593,743

Guildford Hospital 11,480

Guildford Lock – Up 798,805,813,825,

829,830,831,835,854

Gull H.G.B.666

Guppy Henry 832

Guppy Robert 695

Gurney ( Detective ) 569

Habbermann Henry 861

Hackett David .H. 870

Hackett John 10,606

Haddrill Thomas 375

Halfway House 588

Hamersley Beven 91

Hamersley Ethel (Miss) 885

Hamersley Hugh 76,259

Hamersley S.R. 147,447,677

Holden John E. 392,681

Holly George 227

Honey Francis Richard 705

Honey’s Mill 622

Hooley E.T. 132

Howard Edward 652

Howell John 518

Howell William 270,464,512,618

Howlett Alfred 78

Hubbard James 126

Hughes Thomas 475

Hunt John 230,231,232

Hunter John 207

Hurton Thomas H. 246

Illsely 773

Irwin Alexander 839

Jackson George 470

Jackson John 381

Jackson Robert 164

James Charles A. 371

James (alias Jeremiah )547

Jamison Joseph 33

Jarvis James 475

Jecks Charles 604

Jecks Frederick 757

Jecks Miss 226

Jecks Selina 699

Jecks Thomas 81,577

Jemmy ab. Native 292

Jenkins Edward 696

Jenkins Tommy 90

Jiggar ab. Native 292

Jingo ab. Native 292

Johns Alfred 792

Johns Joseph 385

Johns Thomas 205,319,583

Johnson Catherine 574

Johnson Charles 355,492

Johnson Thomas 172,200,675,783,785,

793

Johnson W.G. JP 603,699,872

Jones James V. 526

Jones John 122

Jones Walter 27

Jones William 155,606,810

Kay Edward 93

Billett Mrs. Fred 630

Bingham John 717

Black Adder Creek 395, 478

Black John 709

Black Robert 201, 565

Blake Mrs. 508

Blake William 777

Blakely William 114

Blechynden .C.A.135

Blow Alfred 61

Blow Arthur 61

Bloom Emanuel 622

Bob ab. Native 433

Bow .A.H.690

Bramwell . W.H. 822

Brassey Samuel 853

Braun Carl 840

Bray John 808

Brennan John Edward 539

Brennan Michael 312, 313, 520

Breen Michael 251

Bresnaham Patrick 218

Brickley John 761

Brisman Robert 374

Brisman Samuel 374

Broadbent William 735

Broadfoot John 664

Broadley Thomas 702

Brockman .E.R. 113, 403

Brockman William 310

Broun David 676

Brown George 156

Brown Henry 701

Brown James 331

Brown Richard 603

Brown William 227, 486

Brown William ( Major ) 591

Bryant George James 491

Bryon William 756

Bullard Thomas 462

Burges Joseph 66

Burke Mrs. M 663

Burkinshaw George 204, 315, 495

Burkinshaw William 563, 568

Burnside William 711

Burt & Hayes 141

Cleary Thomas 230

Clifton Thomas 613

Cloony Daniel 106

Coffee Palace 715

Cook Edward 150

Cook S.J. 520

Coleman James 144

Coleman John 436

Collins James 668,,669

Conerford Edward 883

Convict Depot 145

Connaughton James 498

Connaughton Robert 516,518

Connaughton William 443

Connolly James 28

Connolly John 509,526,730

Connolly Peter 278

Corcoran John 883

Cookson Earnest 745

Cooney Daniel 594,624

Cooper James 689

Cooper Frederick 150

Cooper William 229

Corton George 608

Courthope W. Kay 812

Court House 551

Cowage Willy 835

Cowan James . R.M. 546,567,692,693,

720

Cowan L.L. 652

Crawford John 400

Crawley Samuel 64

Crocket Robert 576

Crogan William 528

Crothy Louisa 439

Crow Thomas 687

Cundilmana ab. Native 708

Curran John 214

Cuthbert James 149, 203

Dalton Thomas J. 350

Dann Eva 704

Darbyshire William 236

Darlington 548

Davey Mrs. 136

Davey Thomas 135

Davidson William 502

Ellesley William 736

Elliott John 712

Emerson James 776

Evans Jesse 199,370,380

Eyer Jane 512

Eyre Robert .H.- Snr.125,135

Fahey Patrick 178,304

Fairbain R. 439

Fairburn Thomas 830

Fairgrieve William 404

Fanny 328

Fanny ab. Native 435,438

Farmer Albert Thomas 720

Farmer Alfred 11

Farrell Edward 612

Farrell Patrick 762

Farron John 347,640

Fauntleroy Charles 86,311,574

Fereday Frederick 169

Fergison’s Paddock 409

Fernicough Isaac 52

Fibbs Jane 516

Findell ( Snr. )16

Finch Edward 46

Finn John 155

Fisher Thomas 109

Fitch Francis 11

Fitzpatrick John 118

Foley John 84,162,255,465,632

Frank. A.Vincent 554

Franks John 107

Fraser Nicholas 762

Frawley Denis 587

Freeman James 884

Freemasons Hotel 246

Furlong Richard 238

Furlong William 828

Gardiner .T. 259

Gardner John 343

Garlick Henry 767,772,803

Garn Mary Ann 85

Garret John 496

Gaythorpe Richard 876

Gibbey Edward 286

Gibbs Henry 70,146

Gin Gin 297,531

Hand 871

Haney Patrick 578

Hanerbery Thomas 782

Hang 141

Hanson David 5

Hanson Thomas 134

Harding James 112

Hardy G.W. 597

Hardy R. 204

Hare PM GEC 89

Harper Charles JP 93,483

Hart John 239,622

Harrigan Daniel 150

Harris Edward J. 247

Harris W.E. 441,442

Harrison Thomas 105,195

Harvey Charles 700

Hasluck Lewis 204

Hay David 623

Hayhurst James 92

Hayman Spencer 592

Haynes William H. 799

Hawter Jacob 711

Helena Bridge 603

Helena River 316

Hemsley Richard 196,197

Henri William 765

Henry Michael 405

Henson Christopher 726

Higgins Thomas 572

Higgins William 235

Hill George 234,415

Hill Samuel .B. 881

Hillman Catherine 430,521,823

Hillman David 431,456,538,567

Hillman Mrs. 394

Hillman’s Boarding House 589

Hirley Patrick 335

Hiscox George 593,637,638,703,

706,743,841,855

Hitchock David 102

Hitchcock Sarah 642

Hoban Thomas 441,442

Hodgins John 824

Hogan James 240

Hogan Stephen 349

Keane Edward 276,278,284

Keane J.R.R.353

Kelcher Bartholomew 420

Kelly James 153,787

Kelly Michael 436

Kelly Thomas 123,560

Kemp Ann 46

Kennedy James 794

Kennedy John 817

Kenny Luke 254

Kenny William 811

Keyte Daniel 211

Kezel Richard 650

Killeen Thomas 231

Kim Swee 731

Kimber Thomas 178

King George Gilmore 213,219,328

King George O. 285,516

Kingston George 224

King William 673

Kirk Daniel 598

Kirk Edward 859

Kirk Francis 219

Kirkman Robert 545

Knight RM . GC 488

Knightley Robert 296

Knox Alexander 585

Lacey E.G.160,183

Lacey’s Saw Mill 353

Lahey William 750

Lally Edward 170,223

Larmour William 413

Laurie Alexander 501

Leake G.W. 316,368,420

Leather Lot 185

Lee John 99

Lee Peter 157

Lefroy G.W. 786

Leighton John 524

Lennard Edward 448

Leonard Michael Blake 797

Lewis Horatio 879

Lewis Nathan 469

Liebler J.A. 133

Linch John 368

Lingberg Oliver 843

 

Liston David 341

Lockeridge Hotel 779,824,834

Loftie R.C. 96

Logan James 378

Logue George 12

Logue Joseph 310

Look Herman 410,458

Look John 410

Look Richard 317

Longstaff Benjamin 41

Lovett G.A. 627

Luba George 670

Mc Auliffe Timothy 463

Mc Bride Peter3

Mc Caffrey Henry 271

Mc Comish Edward 232,423,430,431

Mc Cormick James 260

Mc Cormick John 422

Mc Donald Ann 425

Mc Donald James 143,536,566

Mc Donald John 424

Mc Donald Mrs. 260,859

Mc Glew Frank 646

Mc Glinn Thomas296

Mc Gough Andrew 302

Mc Govern Thomas 233

Mc Grath Michael 759

Mc Guire Neil 152                                               

Mc Kay William 729

Mc Knight John 474

Mc Lean Frederick 856

Mc Lions John 532

Mc Mahon Patrick 600

Mc Manus James 384

Mc Mullen James 82,532,590

Mc Namara Patrick 846

Mc Neece John 738,744

Mc Neil William 588

Mc Queen Peter 268

Mc Williams Hugh 625,626

Mackie John 216

Madden Michael 558

Maddigan Ann 607

Magnel Robert 715

Mahogany Creek 353

Morgan John 31

Mortimer William .J. 531

Morrell James 805

Morrison James 476,636

Mottram Edwin 550

Moulin .A.W.599

Mountain Thomas 359

Mountjoy Charles 357

Munday J.H. 779

Munday’s Swamp 346

Munday William 68

Munro John 827

Murphy James 124,222,377

Murphy John 276,277,448,450,477

Murphy Peter.J.710

Murtha .W. 629

Natress Mathew .T. 851

Neil Miss .E.845

Nettle Tommy 825

Needham George 267

Newcombe William 14,393

Newman .B. 665

Newman Joseph 714

Nicholas John 20

Nickling Robert 287

Noiland Francis 639

North Frederick 371

Nunn James 48

Oates James 258

O’Brian Michael 244,376,401,446,460

527,585

O’Connell Maurice 609

O’Connor James 621

O’Hara John 820

Okley 447

Oldman John 534

Oliver John 659

Osborn Earnest 586,707

Osborn Joseph 513

Osborn William 174

Osborn .W.H. 847

Oxford Hotel 813,820

Pacey John 848

Padbury Loton & Co 475

Page .F.354

Parkerville 762,767

Riley Mrs. B. 760

Riley William 515,760

Ring Mark 490

Ring Mary Ann 189

Ring William 189

Roberts Edward 490

Roberts George 301,453,649

Roberts William 807

Robins Frank 655

Robson Thomas 386

Robb John 119

Roper Reuben 9

Rose & Crown Hotel 113,123,325,532

Rose James 883

Rosenwax George 367

Rosey 801

Rowe Thomas John 468

Royal Progress Bicycle 841

Rush Maria 476

Ryan Arthur 530

Ryan Frank 860

Ryan John 83,272

Sadler Rev. George 383,856

Sainsbury Stephen 74,120

Salkild Thomas 241

Sampey Thomas 427

Sargood Richard 598,601

Saul Henry 719

Sawyers Valley  611,720,742

Schmidt Charles 802,804,809

Scrivener Miss. E. 29

Scrivener’s Boarding House 207,230,317

Scrivener Richard 160

Scrivener’s Yard 561

Sewell Earnest 395,478

Shaw George 781

Shaw Thomas 11

Shenton Job 479,483

Shenton Robert 306

Shierdan Richard 748

Shintoff Theodore 59

Shirkey John 175

Show Ground 356,570,655

Silver Castle Hotel 519,535

Simpson William 54

Sims Charles A.W.872

Swan Street 553

Swan View 817

Sweeting Frederick 26

Sweeting Rev. G.H. 63,354

Symmonds 568

Symmons John 44,184

Tage Mahomet 724,734

Tan Kin Bun 615

Tasker Henry 79,516

Tasket Eliza 37

Taylor Alfred 545

Taylor Edward 68

Taylor John 379

Terrace Road 552

Thomas David Edward 739

Thomas William 677,718,758

Thompson David 789

Thompson Robert 39

Thompson William 99,386

Till Robert 496

Tracey Eliza 457,479

Tracey James 94

Tratman F. – JP 512,548,550,578

Trevenick Elizabeth 595

Truslove John 561

Truslove Joseph 339

Tumour Charles Chad 167,305

Turton George .A. 444

Turton James 512

Turton’s Brickfields 587

Varian Carl 150

Venn John Henry 849

Victoria Plains Road 544

Vince James 19

Virgo Peter 682

Viveash S.537

Viveash .S.H.402

W.A. Agriculture Soc.326

Waddell Thomas 581

Walker John 798

Walsh Frank 815

Walsh Thomas 181,289

Wanlies John 648

Wanliss John 740,751,754

Warburton John 577

Ward Thomas 269

Mahoney James 225,237

Maltese Cross 589

Mancel John 283

Manning . A.H. 373

Mara John 409

Markey .T. 266

Marsden Benjamin 176

Martin William 325,364

Mary Ann 150

Masters Richard 150

Mather John 573

Mathew’s Paddock 820

Mayo Mary 396

Mayo Mary Ann 40,679

Mayo Richard 40

Mead Fred 683

Meadow Street 556,584

Meagher Gerald 520

Meagher .M.R.512

Meakins Eliza 37

Mechanics Institute 369,620

Menmall John 299,300,306

Merry Robert 110

Michael Abraham 37,64,67

Midland Junction 586

Midland Junction Hotel 703

Midland Railway 422,572,579,598,684

Midland Railway Junction 571,612

Middleton Edward 93,118

Miles Joseph 104

Millers number 2 Mill 458

Millet Norah 303

Mills Alfred 831

Mills Minor 831

Minchen James 113

Mitchell James 826

Mitchell Obededin 461

Moke ab. Native 432

Molyneux Robert 588

Molloy Joseph 480

Moondyne Joe 385

Moore Jesse 616

Moran Patrick 691

Morgan Charles 854

Morgan James 749

Pascoe John 594

Paul .R. 538

Paun Hong Koll 91

Peachey William 868

Peacock . V.J. 755

Peacocke George 338

Pearson James 7,88

Pereira Joseph 741

Perkins James 265

Perry John 2

Perry John Henry 610

Phillips George 451,503,522

Phillips Henry 249,473

Pickett John 51

Pilsmer Beer 548

Pitts James 466

Pitts John 342

Pollard George 253

Ponnt Charles 53

Ponnt William 95

Poong Ah 173

Porter Edward 327,329

Potter James 333

Poulter Albert 842

Power F. 746

Prideaux Walter.H. 617

Prunster Petronella 71

Pugh Charles 445

Pullen John 698

Purcell Henry 857

Purdy Joseph 258

Quinlan George 417

Randall Walter 497

Rason – Messrs.548

Read Frederick John 344,658,665

Read James 163

Read .T.J. 656

Reeves Richard 524

Reid Harry.J. 836

Reid Hugh 712

Reid William James 742

Rhodes William 339

Richardson George 259,275

Ridout Joseph 127

Rieder Joseph 829

Riley John 416,438

Skinner David 100

Slade J.G. 133

Slater James 30,60,179,692

Smith Albert 845

Smith Alfred Charles 188

Smith Fortunatus 102

Smith Jacob 366,481,582

Smith John 56,269

Smith Robert 116,250,291,295,551

Smith Thomas 186,258,454,557,665

Smith William 507,821

Smith’s Mill 497,524,778

Somers William 13

Spelling Thomas 641

Spencer David 762

Spirling Miss.N.M.873

Splaham Edward 504

Spring 12 Mile 290,788

Steadman C.S. 50

Steadman Mary 678

Stevens Mary Ann 25,36

Stevens William 877

Stewart Daniel 217

Stewart Dr. 670,786,787,788,797,833

Stewart James 4

Stewart J.M.Y.- JP. 726,737,742,765,

815,818,844

Stipetie Visko 753

Stirling Arms Hotel323,472,526

Stirling Square 542

Stoddart Joseph 539

Storey Thomas 457

Strahan James 406

Strickland George 257

Stronvaar Whiskey 791

Stubb John 65

Studser Adeline 89

Studsor Edward 307

Sumerston John 780

Summers John 418

Sturtridge Guy 586

Sutcliffe Shepherd 103,121

Sutherst John 256

Swan Bridge 562

Swan Coach House 442

Swan Road 580

Warren Henry 752

Waterhall – Residence 348

Waylen Dr. 575

Waylen James 795

Webber Emma 834

Webber Frederick 834

Weiner ab. Native 398

Welch Richard 340

Wellman John 351

Wells James 642

Wembay ab. Native 56

Weston Frank 832

Weston Henry 832

Wetheral Esan 50

Wheatley William 116,192,294,324,365

Whiltshire Thomas 538,540

White Joseph 193

White’s Saw Mill 293,385,439,693

Wilcox Frederick 589

Wilmont A. 673

Wilson Arthur 42,54

Wilson John 410,541

Wilson Robert 75,584

Wilson Thomas 22,35,98

Williams Arthur 500

Williams Mary 139

Williams Samuel 194

Williams William 139

Williamson John 108

Williamson Robert 505

Wood B.W. 459

Wood John 142

Wood Samuel .A. 865

Wood W.B. 620

Wood William 159,321

Woodall Joseph 43

Woodbridge Estate 110,350

Woodbridge Railway Station 868

Woodcock George 495

Woods Alfred 645

Woods George 645

Woods J.T. 456

Wortley Godfrey 497

Wortley Joseph 497

Wright Alfred 206

Wright F.W. 408

Wright James 206

Wyatt William 293

Wynne Richard 323,367,371

Wynne R. – JP 421

Yam Margaret 303

Yates William 525

York John 1

Youds Daniel 390

Young Charles 884

Young John 194

Young William 644