Bryant, Catherine
Entry 16552 Sex: F Alias: Smith, Catherine
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Conviction Details

Status on Arrival: Convict Ship: Broxbornebury - 1814
Crime: Shoplifting Sentence: 7 years
Tried at: Old Bailey Second Middlesex Jury Trial Date: 15 September 1813

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Known Number of Marriages/Partners 1 Known Number of Children
Entry Partners Name Marriage Date Marriage Place FGS
CF Reilly, Patrick 1818 Christ Church CofE, Newcastle, NSW

Extract from oldbaileyonline.org

CATHERINE BRYANT, MARY WHEELER, Theft > shoplifting, 15th September 1813.

Reference Number: t18130915-39
Offence: Theft > shoplifting
Verdict: Guilty > lesser offence; Not Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

864. CATHERINE BRYANT and MARY WHEELER were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 28th of August , seven handkerchiefs, value 40 s. the property of Edward Richardson , privately in his shop .

EDWARD RICHARDSON . I live in Great Russell-street, Covent Garden . On the 28th of August, the two prisoners came into the shop to buy a handkerchief; the price was eight shillings; they paid three shillings, and said they would call again in about half an hour, pay the remainder, and take the handkerchief; they then left the shop; upon their leaving the shop I missed two pieces of handkerchiefs, they were on the counter when they were there, I was shewing them; when they were in my shop; I went after them I desired them to walk back; they did; I walked behind them to see that they did not drop any thing; I saw Catherine Bryant when they came into the shop throw two pieces behind the counter. These are the two pieces; they have been in my possession ever since; they are those that I lost; they are mine; the prime cost is over forty shillings.

Bryant's Defence. I paid three shillings off one of the handkerchiefs. I saw nothing of the handkerchiefs.

BRYANT, GUILTY, aged 18.

Of stealing, but not privately .

Transported for Seven Years .


Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dampier.
1818 - When Catherine married PAtrick Reilly she was listed on the marriage register as Catherine Smith

1828 Census - Listed as Free by Servitude, wife to Captain Patrick Reilly at Newcastle, NSW
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