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Henry Letty, 1885

Below also see: Henry Letty, 1886,
Henry Letty, 1887,
Henry Letty, 1889,
Henry Letty, 1890,
Henry Wilson, 1899 – Buggery
Henry Wilson, 1905

 

The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 5 Sep 1885 1

POLICE.
———◦———

    Mr Clarke, SM, disposed of the business in the Charge Court at the CENTRAL POLICE COURT yesterday, and Mr Buchanan, SM, dealt with a number of cases in the the [sic] Summons Court.

    Henry Letty [aka Henry Wilson], 21, labourer, was fined 40s, in default, 14 days’ gaol, for having behaved in a riotous manner in Chambers-street.

 


 

Henry Letty, 1886

The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 16 Dec 1886 2

POLICE.
———◦———


    Mr AM Fisher, DSM, presided in the Charge Branch of the WATER POLICE COURT.

    Henry Letty, or Lehey, 21 years of age, was charged with having stolen 16 tomatoes, valued at 6d, the property of Margaret Brown, from a garden. The accused was found guilty. He was ordered to pay the value of the property, together with a fine of 40s, in default, to be imprisoned for 21 days. For having assaulted the gardener, John Egan, the same prisoner was further fined 40s, with the option of 21 days’ imprisonment, the terms of imprisonment to be cumulative. The money not being forthcoming, the prisoner was removed to gaol.

 


 

Henry Letty, 1887


The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 14 Oct 1887
3

POLICE.
———◦———


    Mr GWF Addison, SM, presided in the Charge Division of the WATER POLICE COURT.

    Henry Letty, a young man against whom numerous convictions were on record, was sentenced to four months’ hard labour for being a “suspected person,” who had a horse and cart unlawfully in his possession.

 


 

Henry Letty, 1889


The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 6 Aug 1889
4

POLICE.
———◦———


    Mr Benjamin Lee, DSM, presided in the Charge Division of the WATER POLICE COURT, and Mr GWF Addison, SM, dealt with the business in the Summons Branch.

    Henry Letty, 27, labourer, was fined 40s for behaving in a riotous manner in Dowling-street.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 8 Oct 1889 5

POLICE.
———◦———

    Mr G O’Malley Clarke, SM, disposed of a number of cases at the CENTRAL POLICE COURT yesterday. Henry Wilson, alias Letty, alias “The Nipper,” 27, blacksmith’s striker, was fined £5, or three months’ gaol, for using indecent language in Johnston’s-lane. For assaulting a constable in the execution of his duty, he was sentenced to three months’ gaol, without the option of a fine.

 


 

Henry Letty, 1890


The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 26 Nov 1890
6

POLICE.
———◦———

    Captain AM Fisher, SM, presided at the CENTRAL POLICE COURT yesterday.

    Henry Letty was fined £2, or one months’ imprisonment, for having behaved in a riotous manner, £5 or three months for having used obscene language, and was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment, with hard labour, on a charge of having assaulted Constable Howard, and a similar term for having assaulted Constable Thompson.

 


 

Henry Wilson, 1899


The Daily Telegraph, Tue 30 May 1899
7

QUARTER SESSIONS.
————
(Before Judge Gibson and Juries).

    Mr WL Merewether acted as Crown Prosecutor.

ASSAULT.

    Henry Wilson was charged with having assaulted a boy [Eric Atkins]. Accused pleaded not guilty, and was undefended. The jury returned a verdict of guilty. There was a very lengthy list of former convictions for robbery, assault, and vagrancy against the accused. At the request of the accused, the Judge deferred passing sentence.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 30 May 1899 8

QUARTER SESSIONS.
At Darlinghurst.—
(Before Judge Gibson and juries.)

    Mr WL Merewether prosecuted for the Crown.

ASSAULT.

    Henry Wilson was charged with assaulting a boy. He pleaded not guilty. Wilson was found guilty, and was remanded for sentence.

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The Daily Telegraph, Sat 3 Jun 1899 9

QUARTER SESSIONS.
————
(Before Judge Gibson and Juries).

    Mr WL Merewether acted as Crown Prosecutor.

PRISONERS SENTENCED.


    Henry Wilson, convicted of assaulting a boy, was ordered to be kept in penal servitude for 12 years.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 3 Jun 1899 10

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Gibson and juries.)

    Mr WL Merewether was Crown Prosecutor.

SENTENCES.


    Henry Wilson, a middle-aged man, who was found guilty of a serious offence on the 30th March, handed in a lengthy statement to his Honor. Judge Gibson said this was the worst case of its kind that had come before him. It was a complete offence, and the prisoner had rendered himself liable to imprisonment for life. The prisoner was sentenced to 12 years’ penal servitude.

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Henry Wilson, Gaol photo sheet 11

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6064], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1899-1900, No. 7717, pp. 34, R5108. Emphasis added. SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6064], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1899-1900, No. 7717, pp. 33, R5108. Emphasis added..


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 7717
1490/99

Date when Portrait was taken: 30-5-1899

Name: Henry Wilson
(aka Henry Letty, Henry Lettie, Henry Leahy)

Native place: Sydney

Year of birth: 1867

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year:

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Barber

Religion: R. C.

Education, degree of: R&W

Height: 5' 6¾"

Weight     On committal: 146
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue


Marks or special features: Cross & anchor across heart above Maltese cross inside heart inside right forearm. Faint bust of woman inside left forearm. Scar on right cheek. Nose stumpy

(No. of previous Portrait .. [Darlinghurst] 4026)

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

WPO

CPO

ditto

WPO

Newtown PO

CPO

ditto

WPO

CPO

WPO

CPO
ditto

ditto
ditto
ditto

 

CPO
ditto
ditto

WPO
ditto

ditto
Redfern PO

ditto

ditto

Paddington PO 

ditto

Sydney Q.S

8

21

24

15

28

13

13

8

11

15

18
18

12
12
12


 

25
25
25

8
8

23
23

16

1

6

14

29

4

4

9

9

1

10

7

7

10

5

7
7

9
9
9


 

11
11
11

8
8

5
5

4

6

8

8

5

1882

1883

1885

1886

1887

1887

1888

1889

1889

1890

1890
1890

1890
1890
1890

 
 

   1890
   1890
   1890

1892
1892

1893
1893

1894

1896

1896

1897

1899

Obscene language

Aggravated assault

Riotous

Stealing & assault

Stealing

Illegally use a horse

Stealing

In possession of supposed
stolen property

Assault and stealing

Play monte

Drunk
Obscene language 

ditto
Assault constable
ditto

Henry Wilson
continued

Riotous
Assault constable (2 charges)
Indecent Language

Indecent Language
Assault constable

Resist constable
Riotous behaviour

Insufficient lawful means of support

Drunk & Disorderly

Indecent Language

Obscene Language

Buggery

(?)

6 months H.L.

14 days C.

42 days C.

6 months H.L.

4 months H.L.

6 months H.L.


3 months H.L. Parramatta [gaol]

9 months H.L. Bathurst [gaol]

3 days C.

7 days C.
1 month C.  |  concurrent

7 days C.
7 days C.
2 months HL  |  concurrent

 



16 Months HL  |  concurrent

1 Month C.
3 Months HL | accum Parramatta

21 Days C.
7 Days C.  | concurrent

3 Months HL

7 Days C.

3 Months C.

1 Month C.

12 years PS

Died Grafton Gaol 28/2/1905

 

 


 

Henry Wilson, 1905


Clarence and Richmond Examiner, Sat 4 Mar 1905
12

    A long sentence prisoner named Henry Wilson died in the Grafton gaol on Tuesday, [28 February]. At an inquiry held the following day by the PM, the cause of death was found to be syncope.

 


1     The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 5 Sep 1885, p. 10.

2     The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 16 Dec 1886, p. 3.

3     The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 14 Oct 1887, p. 4.

4     The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 6 Aug 1889, p. 7.

5     The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 8 Oct 1889, p. 7.

6     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 26 Nov 1890, p. 5.

7     The Daily Telegraph, Tue 30 May 1899, p. 8.

8     The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 30 May 1899, p. 8.

9     The Daily Telegraph, Sat 3 Jun 1899, p. 12.

10   The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 3 Jun 1899, p. 7.

11   SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6064], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1899-1900, No. 7717, pp. 33-4, R5108. Emphasis added..

12   Clarence and Richmond Examiner, Sat 4 Mar 1905, p. 5.