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# Surname First Name Ship Date Place Source
             
180992 Bailey Constable James - 31 August 1824 Newcastle NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825 (Ancestry)
 
Jacob Bowden in the service of Government charged with having maize in his possession said to have been stolen from Robert Coram Dillon who states....about a fortnight ago I was removing a quantity of maize from the wharf to my stores.......Chief Constable James Calvert gave evidence and Constable James Bailey gave evidence.. The prisoner says he does not know how the maize came upon his premises. He has no knowledge of it whatsoever. Sentenced to hard labour in the gaol gang til further notice



181017 Bailey Constable James - 5 October 1824 Newcastle NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825 (Ancestry)
 
Henry Jackson per Fortune in the service of government and Ann Jackson, free by servitude and Peter Rigling per John Barry in the service of government charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct....John Broadbent, constable, states...I was directed by the Principal Superintendent to go to the house of Henry Jackson to convey him to gaol. I went there and found him and his wife Ann Jackson and Peter Rigling in a state of intoxication. I took Jackson to gaol but Rigling was so drunk we could not move him further than the watch house from whence he effected his escape early this morning....Joseph Williams, constable, states....yesterday I was directed by the Principal Superintendent to go to Jacksons house to take him in custody when I got there I found him and his wife Ann Jackson and Peter Rigling all drunk. Rigling effected his escape from the watch house by pulling out the bars of the window and he has not since been heard of. James Bailey, constable, was at the watch house at the time. I was on duty but Rigling effected his escape while I was doing my rounds. Henry Jackson sentenced to 1 month hard labour. Ann Jackson fined one dollar for the poor



181170 Bailey Constable James - 16 April 1825 Newcastle NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825 (Ancestry)
 
77. James Goff, overseer of the government carpenters. Charged with bringing a cedar board out of the lumber yard without the permission of the principal superintendent and for impeding a constable in the execution of his duty. James Bailey, a constable states - I saw Goff bring a cedar board out of the lumber yard. I asked him by whose permission he did so. He refused to give any account of it and called upon a man who accompanied him to give him a saw for the purpose as I supposed of defending himself if I attempted to take the board from him. The prisoner in his defence states - The board is my own property - I got it in exchange from William Smith for a piece of timber I had lent him from my own house. I kept it in the lumber yard till yesterday when I wanted it I brought it out without supposing there was any harm in so doing. William Smith, boat builder, states, I knew the piece of board before the court - I gave it to Goff in exchange for a piece of Cedar he let me have from his own house. James Goff admonished and directed not to take anything from the lumber yard without the permission of the Principal Superintendent, also to beware of impeding the constable in the execution of their duty.



181186 Bailey Constable James - 25 April 1825 Newcastle NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825 (Ancestry)
 
William Moore, per Medina, charged with drunkenness when on duty. The Chief Constable states....on Friday night it was Moore s turn for duty. I missed him from his post in the course of the night and on Saturday morning I found him much intoxicated....James Bailey, constable states....An alarm was given at the watch house last Friday night that Mr. Beattie s house had been robbed. I went to search for the constable on duty for the night but could not find him anywhere. There was a general neglect of duty all through that night as far as I can judge. Early in the night Moore s watch coat and staff were found on the ground. Moore made no defence but denied the charge



181196 Bailey Constable James - 30 April 1825 Newcastle NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825 (Ancestry)
 
James Calvert, chief constable and Charles Merritt, ordinary constable, for the township of Newcastle. Calvert charged with drunkenness and neglect of duty and outrageous conduct towards the Principal Superintendent. Merritt charged with drunkenness. Mr. Frederick Dixon principal superintendent, states.....the services of the chief constable being required last night, I went to his house where I found him abed. I desired him to get up as the Commandant wanted him. When he got up I perceived that he was very drunk. He made use of the most violent and abusive language towards me (too horrid to be repeated) for disturbing him. He also made an attack upon me and tore my shirt to tatters. He was so outrageous that I considered it my duty to convey him to the watch house. I called in two constables to assist, Merritt and James Bailey, and with their aid, I got Calvert to the watch house. Merritt was also drunk and Bailey had been drinking. I then went to report the transaction to the Commandant. On my return home in passing the watch house I met Bailey. He was then so drunk he could hardly keep his legs indeed he fell down two or three times whilst I was speaking to him. He told me he had liberated Calvert. I again confined Calvert but released him this morning on finding him sober. Bailey is now so drunk he is unable to appear in court. Merritt admits his being drunk and throws himself on the mercy of the court. Calvert made no defence. Sentenced: James Calvert dismissed from his situation. Charles admonished. James Bailey to be confined to further orders. On 3rd May James Calvert was re-instated as Chief constable. James Bailey was ordered to return to his duty as constable



181401 Bailey Constable James - 4 August 1825 Newcastle NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825 (Ancestry)
 
James Bailey having resigned his situation as constable, John Marland (free) was appointed to succeed him and was sworn in accordingly



28750 Bailey Constable James Grenada 1819 5 October 1824 Newcastle NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825 (Ancestry)
 
James Bailey and Joseph Williams both sentenced by the Commandant to 25 lashes each for neglect of duty as a constable in allowing Peter Rigling to escape from custody




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