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People arrested & victims of crime: Gympie (Qld)

The names below are from my partial index to offenders and victims of crime from Court of Petty Sessions, Gympie: police charge bench books for part of 1884-1886. These records are useful for genealogy and local history.

The names include people charged at Gympie, prisoners from other areas held in the watchhouse overnight (often bound for prison in Brisbane), victims and neglected children. My index only covers part of 1884-1886 but I may extend this in the future. Qld State Archives hold a departmental index for 1890-1931.

Details given in the original source generally include date and hour arrested;  prisoner's name, age, occupation, country or State of origin, religion and level of educationoffence;  property found on prisoner;  signature of person receiving the property (often the prisoner);  how the case was disposed of (fine, imprisonment, discharged, remanded, sent to asylum / hospital, committed for sentence at which court and when);  and sometimes bail details and previous convictions.  For prisoners en route there is less information.

For people mentioned in watchhouse records, more details are often in other sources (Court, prison or mental asylum records, criminal depositions, murder files, Police Gazettes, etc.)

Explanation of names below:

  • Date range:  part of 1884 - 1886 (but I may extend this in the future).
  • 'see' / 'or' indicates an alias or an alternative interpretation of handwriting;  'consider' refers to a likely spelling variant.
  • '...' means that I could not decipher some letters.
  • A question mark means handwriting was very difficult to read so the spelling is in doubt.
  • 'Ab' = Aboriginal or part Aboriginal.
  • Names beginning with 'Mc' precede other 'M' surnames.
  • Apostrophes have been removed from names such as O'MALLEY.
  • Some abbreviated names may have been expanded here (eg, 'Jno' to 'John').
  • If there is more than one entry for a name, the same person may be mentioned more than once, or there may be several people with the same name. The only way to find out is to inspect the original source.
  • Scroll through the list. Names may have been spelled incorrectly in the records.
  • For names below, you can obtain copies of original records at Qld State Archives (this link leads to instructions).

List of names

...ZETEIN Francis ??

- Billy (Ab)
- Billy (Ab)
- Darby (Ab)
- Donald (Ab)
- George (Ab)
- George (Ab)
- Jane (Ab)
- Joe (Ab)
- Ketty (Ab)
- King Jimmey (Ab)
- Kitty (Ab) - see Ketty
- Norah (Ab)
- Norah (Ab)
- Nugget (Ab)
- Tommey (Ab)
- Tommy (Ab)
- Willie (Ab)
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ABBOTT John
ABRAHAM Charles
AH DEE
ALLEN James
AMBROSE Henry
ANDERSON Charles
ANDERSON Charles
ANDERSON James
ANDERSON William
ANDREWS Charles
ARMANISICO Joseph
ARTHUR John
ASMUSSON Hannibal
ASSMUSSEN Hannibal
ASSMUSSEN Hannibal
ASSMUSSEN Hannibal
ASSMUSSEN Hannibal
ASSMUSSEN Hannibal
AUCHTERLONIE Thomas ?
AUCHTERLOUIE Thomas ?
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BAKER - (Mrs)
BALLANTYNE Thomas
BANNING Thomas
BANNING Thomas
BANNING Thomas
BANNING Thomas
BARRETT Andrew
BARRETT Andrew
BARRETT Andrew
BARRETT Daniel
BARRETT Daniel
BARRY James
BARRY James
BARRY James F
BARTER Samuel
BAXTER George
BAXTER George
BAXTER George
BEDARD Joseph
BEESTON Billy (Ab)
BELFORD Thomas
BELFORD Thomas
BELTHRANDO Louis ?
BENNETTS Catherine E
BENSEN Charles
BENSEN Charles
BERGIN Martha
BETTS Thomas E
BETTS Thomas Edward
BLACK John
BLACKBURN William
BLIEMANN Otto
BLOOMER James
BLOOMER James
BLOOMER James
BLOOMER Patrick H
BLOOMER Patrick H
BLOOMER Patrick H
BLOOMER Patrick Hugh
BLOOMER Patrick Hugh
BLOOMER Winfred
BLOOMER Winifred
BOASE Henry
BOISSEN Bent ?
BOURNE Thomas
BOYD John James
BRADSHAW James
BRADSHAW James
BRADSHAW James
BRADSHAW James
BRADSHAW James
BRADSHAW James
BRADSHAW James
BRADSHAW James
BRAID George
BRENNAN Thomas
BRETT - (Const)
BRIERE Julian
BRIGGS John
BRIGHT Ashbury
BROAD John
BRODIE Edward
BRODIE Edward
BRODIE Edward
BRODIE Edward
BROWN Agnes
BROWN Charles
BROWN Charles
BROWN Charles
BROWN Joseph
BROWN Joseph
BROWN Robert
BROWN Robert
BRYANT Emma
BURKE John
BURNETT John
BYRNE S J
BYRNE Stephen J
BYRNE Stephen J
BYRNE Stephen J
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CAIRNS Patrick
CALDWELL William
CANE John J
CAPPLE James
CAREY - (Sergt)
CAREY Catherine
CAREY Elijah
CARROL Walter
CASEMORE William
CASEY Micheal
CHAPPLE James
CHUN GUM ?
CLARKE Joseph
CLARQUE Albert
CLARQUE Annie
CLARQUE Annie
CLARQUE Mary Ann
COATSWORTH John
COLE Christopher
COLE Christopher
COLE Christopher
COLE Christopher
COLEMAN H G
COLEMAN H G
COLLICK William H
COLLINS Andrew - see COLLONS Andrew
COLLONS Andrew
COLLONS John
CONROY Richard
CONROY Richard
CONROY Richard
CONROY Richard
CONROY Richard
CONROY Richard
COOK Patrick
COOMBES John
COOMBES John
COONAN Thomas ?
COPP Robert Palmer
CORNELIUS William
CORNER John
CORNER John
CRINNION Nicholas ?
CROTTY Ellen
CROTTY Ellen
CROTTY John
CROTTY Maggie
CROTTY Margaret
CROTTY Thomas
CROTTY Thomas
CROTTY Thomas
CROTTY Thomas
CROTTY Thomas
CROWE Patrick
CROWE Patrick
CROWE Patrick
CURRIE John
CURRIE John
CURRIE John
CURRIE John
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DALAHEY Robert
DALAHEY Robert
DANIELS Ernest
DANIELS Ernest
DARCY Timothy
DAVIDSON Thomas
DAVIDSON Thomas
DAVIDSON Thomas
DAVIS Daniel
DAVIS David
DAVIS Edwin
DAVIS Lydia Ann
DAWES James
DAWSON - (Const)
DAWSON - (Senior Const)
DEARFOOT Henry
DEARFOOT Henry
DEERFOOT Henry
DEMPSEY Arthur
DEMPSEY Arthur
DEMPSEY Arthur
DEMPSEY Arthur
DEMPSEY Arthur
DEVERS Arthur
DEVERS Arthur
DEVERS Arthur
DEVERS Ellen
DILLON Elizabeth
DILLON William
DILLON William
DILLON William
DODD John
DONNELL James
DONNELLY John
DONOGHUE James
DONOVAN John
DOWD William
DOYLE James
DRAPER John
DRAY Patrick
DRUHAN George
DUDLEY Richard
DUDLEY Richard
DUFFEILD John ? (or DUFFIELD?)
DUFFIELD John ? (or DUFFEILD?)
DUNDES John - see DUNDASS
DUNDASS John - signs DUNDES
DUNDERDALE George
DUNLEA John
DUNLEA John
DUNLEA John - signs DUNLEY
DUNLEA John
DUNLEA John
DUNLEY John - see DUNLEA
DUNN Edward
DUNNE Patrick
DUNNE Patrick
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EASTMAN Alfred
EASY William
EDWARDS John
EDWARDS Louise
EDWARDS Louise
EGAN Annie
EGHOLM Heneretta
EGHOLM Peter (3 entries)
EISERT Carl
EVA John
EVANS Louise
EVANS Thomas William
EVERARD Arthur
EVERARD Arthur
EVERETT William
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FARNWORTH Eleanor
FARRELL William
FARRELL William
FARRELL William
FARRELLY Bernard
FEILDMAN Charles
FERGUSON William
FERGUSON William
FINCHMAN Herbert (neglected child)
FITZGERALD James
FLETCHER Josiah
FLETCHER Josiah
FLETCHER Josiah
FOX Daniel
FOX John
FOX John
FOX John
FOX Patrick
FOX Patrick
FOX Patrick
FOX Patrick
FROST Mary (neglected child)
FULLER Louis
FULLER Louis
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GALLAGHER Patrick
GALLAGHER William
GALVIN David
GALVIN Timothy
GEORGE Joseph
GIBSON Alfred
GILL Richard
GILLES Alexander ?
GILLIGAN Jane (neglected child)
GILLIS Alexander
GILROY Hugh
GILROY Hugh
GIVENS Matthew
GLOVER George
GLYNN Malachy
GLYNN Malachy
GOODWORTH John
GORDON Andrew
GORDON Andrew
GRAY Richard
GRAY Richard
GRAY Richard
GREEN Patrick
GREEN Patrick
GREEN Thomas
GREENTREE Henry
GREENTREE Mary Catherine
GRENFELL Thomas
GRIBBLE Richard
GRIFFIN Johney (Ab)
GROMLEY Thomas
GROSE John
GUDIER Antonio ?
GUDIER Dominick ?
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HALL Matthew
HALL Matthew
HANLEY Joseph
HANRAHAN Daniel
HARDGRAVE Phillip - see HARGRAVE
HARDY John Henry
HARGRAVE Phillip - signs HARDGRAVE
HARRIS George
HAWLEY J A
HAYES James
HAYES John
HAYES John
HAYES William
HAZELGROVE George
HEALY Timothy
HEALY Timothy
HEALY Timothy
HEGARTY William
HEILBRONN Thomas
HELSHAM Edward L?
HENDERSON James
HENDERSON James
HENNESSY Timothy
HENSKIRK Peter
HENSKIRK Peter
HESTER Augustus Henry
HICKEY William
HOASCHLAR August
HOASCHLER August
HOASCHLER August
HOGAN John
HOGAN John
HOGAN John
HOGAN John
HOLLAND John
HOLLAND John
HOOD James
HOOD James
HOOD James
HOOD Thomas
HOOD Thomas
HORAN Timothy
HORAN Timothy
HORAN Timothy
HORAN Timothy
HORAN Timothy
HORAN Timothy
HORAN Timothy
HORAN Timothy
HOWARD Ann
HOWARD Hannah
HOWE Patrick
HOWE Patrick
HOWE Patrick
HOWE Patrick
HOWE Patrick
HUDSON Matthew John
HUGHES John
HUGHES Robert
HURDSFIELD Edward Chas
HURLEY John
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INNIS Sarah
INNIS Sarah
INNIS Sarah
INNIS Sarah
IRVINE William
IRVINE William John
ISENBERGER S
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JACKSON Amelia
JACKSON Amelia
JACKSON Emelia
JACKSON Emelia
JANSEN Christian ? - consider YANSEN
JEFFERIES James
JEFFERIES James
JENNINGS Mary
JOHNSTON John
JONES Spencer
JONES Thomas Owen
JONES Thomas Owen
JONES William
JORGENSEN Johanna
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KAY Henry L?
KEHOE Patrick
KELIHER Coneilus
KELLY Thomas
KEMSLEY Caroline
KEMSLEY Francis
KENNY John
KENNY Kernan ?
KEOGH Thomas
KILDEY James
KILIHER Cornelus
KINGSBURGH George
KINGSBURGH George
KINGSBURGH George
KINGSBURGH George
KIRK James
KIRK James
KOBELD Luke - signs KOBELT
KOBELT Luke - see KOBELD
KOBELT Luke
KOPPE Charles
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LANDY Edmund
LANDY Edmund
LANDY Edmund
LANDY Edmund
LANDY Edmund
LANDY Edmund
LANDY Edmund
LANE David
LANG Richard
LANG Richard
LANNERING Alonzo Richard ?
LEONARD John
LEWIS Abbot
LEWIS Abbot
LEWIS Frederick
LEWIS Frederick
LEWIS Frederick
LILLIS Billy (Ab)
LILLIS Billy
LILLIS Billy (Ab)
LILLIS Willie (Ab)
LINDSAY Peter
LOCKHART Alfred
LONG Samuel
LUXTON Edward
LYONS Thomas
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McADAM John
McADAM John
McBRIEN - (Constable)
McCABE James
McCABE Thomas
McCARTHY Ann
McCARTHY Daniel
McCARTHY Jeremiah
McCARTHY John
McCARTHY John
McCARTHY John
McCARTHY John
McCARTHY John
McCARTHY John
McCARTHY Richard
McCARTHY Timothy
McCARTHY Timothy
McCAULEY James
McCOLL Charles
McCOLL Charles
McCOLL Charles
McCOLL Charles
McCOLL Charles
McCOLL Charles
McCOLL Charles
McCONNEL and WOODS
McCORMICK Charles
McDONALD Denis
McDONALD Denis
McDONALD Henry
McDONALD Henry
McDONALD Samuel H
McDONALD William
McDONALD William
McDONOUGH Miles
McFADDEN Denis
McFADDEN Denis
McFADDEN Denis
McGARVEY James ?
McGLADRIGAN Patrick
McGLOELAND Thomas
McGREGOR Angus
McGREGOR Angus
McGUIRE - (Const)
McHOUGH Patrick
McHUGH Patrick
McINTOSH Alexander
McINTYRE Duncan
McINTYRE Duncan
McKEAN Henry
McKENNA Micheal - or McKINNA
McKENZIE John
McKIBBIN - (Constable)
McKINNA Micheal
McLACHLAN Richard
McMAHON Bryan
McMAHON Bryan
McMAHON Bryan
McMAHON Bryan
McMAHON Ignatius
McMAHON Ignatius
McMAHON Ignatius
McMULLEN Robert
McQUEEN Donald
McQUEEN Donald
McSWEENEY John
McSWEENEY John
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MACDONALD Stuart G
MACGREGOR Duncan
MACKEE James
MACKEE James
MACKENZIE John
MACMAHON James
MAGUIRE - (Const)
MAGUIRE Charles
MAGUIRE Charles
MAGUIRE Charles
MAHER Thomas
MALONEY John
MALONEY Thomas
MANT Fredk D
MANTEL Carl
MARKS John
MASSEY Charles
MAYNE Henry
MEAGHER Margaret
MEGANN Micheal
MEGANN Micheal
MEGANN Micheal
MEGANN Micheal
MEGANN Micheal
MEGANN Micheal
MEGANN Micheal
MENETREY Jules August
MEREDITH James
MERIDITH James - see MEREDITH
MITCHEL Alexander
MOART Lizzie ?
MOLLOY John
MOLLOY Mary
MOLLOY Thomas
MONIGHAN Hugh
MONIGHAN Mary
MOORE William
MORETON George
MORETON George
MORGAN Thomas
MORRIS Alfred N
MORRIS Alfred N
MORRIS Alfred N
MORTIMER James
MORTIMER James
MORTIMER James
MORTIMER James
MORTIMER James
MURDOCH Francis
MURDOCH Francis
MURDOCH Francis
MURDOCH Francis
MYERS Henry
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NEIL James
NEILSON Peter
NEVEN Micheal - see NIVEN
NEWELL Shepland H
NEWTON Walter
NICHOLAS Christiantin
NICHOLAS Constantine
NIVEN Micheal - signs NEVEN
NIVEN Micheal
NIVEN Micheal
NOONAN Mary Ann
NOONAN Mary Ann
NOONAN Mary Ann
NUGENT Martin
NUGENT Martin
NUGENT Martin
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OBRIEN Michael
OBRIEN Thomas
OCONNELL James
OCONNELL Micheal
OCONNOR Daniel
ODONNELL John
ODONNELL John
ODONNELL John
ODWYER Micheal
OLSEN John
OLSEN John
OMALLEY Edwin (age 9)
OMALLEY James (age 11)
OMARA Patrick
ONIEL Daniel
ONIONS Edward
ONIONS Edward
OROURKE Thomas
OROURKE Thomas
ORREN John
OSHEA Micheal
OSHEA Micheal
OSHEA Micheal
OSHEA William
OWINS John
OWINS John
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PATTERSON James
PEAKE William John
PEAKE William John
PEAKE William John
PEARCE Henry
PEARCE William Henry
PEARCE William Henry
PEARSON George
PEDRO Carlo
PEDRO Carlo
PEDRO Carlo
PEDRO Carlo
PEDRO Carlo
PHELAN - (Const)
PHELAN - (Const)
PHELAN P
PHELAN Patrick
PILLOW C ? (Mrs)
PINCHLER Harriet
POPE E
POWER Gerald
POWER Gerald
PRICE Thomas
PRICE Thomas
PROUD Richard
PYERS James
PYNE James
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QUADRE Antonio
QUADRE Joe
QUIN John ?
QUINLAN Edward
QUINLAN Francis
QUINLAN Francis
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RANKIN George
RANKIN George
REES Henry
REES Henry
REID John
REID Margaret
REID William
REINOLD Joseph
REYNOLDS John
RICHARDS John
RIDLEY George
RILEY Owen
RINEHY James ?
ROBERTSON Arthur
ROBERTSON Arthur
ROBERTSON Arthur
ROBERTSON William
ROBINSON Alex
ROBINSON Alex
ROBINSON Alexander
ROBINSON John
RODGERS Peter
ROONEY Thomas
ROONEY Thomas
ROSCOW Thomas
ROSCOW Thomas
ROSS William
ROSS William
RUDDLE Arthur
RUDDLE Arthur
RYAN Daniel
RYAN Denis
RYAN Hugh S
RYAN John
RYAN John
RYAN John
RYAN John
RYAN John
RYAN John
RYAN Mary
RYAN Mary
RYAN Patrick (neglected child)
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SAUNDERS Richard
SCATENIA John ?
SCOTT John (Jamaican)
SCOTT William
SEEFELDT Julius
SEKREST John - signs SIGREST?
SHARP James
SHARP James
SHARP James
SHARP James
SHAW Patrick
SHAW Patrick
SHAW Patrick
SHEA Jeremiah
SHEEHY Joseph
SHIELDS William
SHORT Henry
SHORT Thomas
SHORT Thomas
SHORT Thomas
SHORT Thomas
SHORT Thomas
SHORT Thomas
SHORT Thomas
SIGREST John ? - see SEKREST
SIM James ?
SIMMONS William
SIMPSON George
SIMPSON Isaac
SMITH Charles
SMITH Charles
SMITH Charles
SMITH Charles
SMITH John - b. IRL
SMITH Zachariah
SMITH Zachariah
SORRENSEN John
STEELE James
STEPHENS John
STEWART Allen
STEWART J J E
STORIE Robert
STRANGE Daniel
STROVER May E B
STROVER May E B
STUART Henry
STYMER Samuel ?
STYNER Samuel
SUMMERVILLE John
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TAYLOR James
TAYLOR James
TAYOR Charles
TEBBUTT George William
TEEL Wilfred ?
TENNISON Thomas
TENNISON Thomas
TOOMEY John
TRACEY Henry
TRACEY Henry
TRACEY Henry
TRACEY Henry
TRACEY Henry
TRACEY Henry
TRACEY Henry
TRACEY Henry
TRACEY Henry
TRAILL William A
TRONSON T B
TURNER George
TURNER George
TWIDDELL George
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UGHIN John ?
UQRHART - (Const)
URQHART - (Const) - see UQRHART
URQUHART - (Const)
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WADSWORTH James
WALLACE John
WALLACE John
WALLIS James
WALLWOOD Susan
WALSH Micheal
WALTISBUHL Anton
WALTON John
WALTON John
WARD William H (part Ab)
WARNKE John
WARNKE John
WARREN Nicholas
WATSON Charles
WATSON William
WEARIN John
WEARIN John
WEBBER James
WEBSTER Rubin
WEIR Joseph
WELLER Thomas
WETHERALL John
WETHERELL John
WHITBY David
WHITBY David
WHITE Daniel
WHITE Richard
WHITE Richard
WHITMORE Thomas
WILLIAM Samuel
WILLIAMS Fredk G
WILLIAMS Fredk Geo
WILLIAMS Thomas
WILSON John
WOOD Alfred
WOOD Alfred
WOOD Mary
WOOD Thomas
WOOD Thomas
WOODS - see McCONNEL and WOODS
WYATT William
WYNDHAM Herbert
WYNDHAM Herbert
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YANSEN Christian (changed to Peter YANSEN)
YANSEN Christian
YANSEN Christian
YANSEN Peter
YANSEN Peter Christian
YOUNG James
YOUNG James
YOUNG William
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Other Suggestions

Police Gazettes.

Police watchhouse records for other areas.

Court, prison and mental asylum records, criminal depositions, murder files, other police records, etc. Search this site or see my book Tips for Queensland Research.

Specialist Indexes in Australia: a genealogist's guide (1998 edition and 2006 Supplement) mention indexes to Gympie cemetery monumental inscriptions; Gympie Times birth, marriage, death and funeral notices; Nashville and Gympie Times birth, marriage and death notices; and Roman Catholic parish registers for Gympie.

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