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Item: 110225
Surname: Gibson
First Name: Maria
Ship: Elizabeth 1836
Date: 1837
Place: Hunter River
Source: GRC
Details: Assigned to Mrs. Kelman


 
Item: 115168
Surname: Gibson
First Name: Maria
Ship: Elizabeth 1836
Date: 1836
Place: London
Source: Central Criminal Court. Minutes of Evidence by Henry Buckler
Details: Sentenced to 7 years transportation for stealing a purse belonging to Camilla Briggs


 
Item: 115169
Surname: Gibson
First Name: Maria
Ship: Elizabeth 1836
Date: 1836 29 October
Place: Sydney
Source: SG
Details: Sentenced to the Female Factory at Parramatta for 2 months for 'basking in the sun and snoring delightfully at 3 in the afternoon' Had only been landed from the Elizabeth 3 days previously


 
Item: 167702
Surname: Gibson
First Name: Maria
Ship: Elizabeth 1836
Date: 23 November 1835
Place: London
Source: The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Online
Details: MARIA GIBSON was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of November, 1 purse, value 1s.; 9 shillings; and 4 sixpences; the goods and monies of Samuel Briggs. CAMILLA BRIGGS . I am the wife of Samuel Briggs. On the 18th of November, I went into a furrier's shop, in Regent-streetI had my reticule, which coutained my purse, with nine shillings and four sixpences in itIt was day-timeI was looking at some boasI did not see the prisoner in the shopI saw her when she returned with the policemanthe reticule was not taken, but my purse was taken outI had laid on a chair by me. Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Might the purse have fallen out of the reticule? A. It might, but I think it was stolen. WILLIAM RIDLEY . I am shopman at Mr. Waits, in Regent-street. I recollect the prosecutrix being thereI saw the reticule on the chairthe prisoner came in while Mrs. Briggs was thereI desired her to wait a short time, as I was engagedshe said she would call again, and was about to leave, when she put her hand into the reticule, and took something outI asked Mrs. Briggs if she had lost any thingshe said, "Yes"I followed the prisoner, and caught her by the Bull and MouthI gave her in charge. JOHN KENT . I am police-constable. I took the prisoner into custody, and saw something drop from her handI stooped and picked up the purse. (Property produced and sworn to.) Prisoner's Defence. I picked up the purse in the shopI kicked it with my feetI told the shop-woman, if she could not serve me, I would come againI was nearly ten minutes out of the shopI had never so much as opened the pursehe asked me to come backI said, "Certainly," and came back with himthe policeman was coming alonghe said, "I give you this woman in charge"he gave me a sudden push, and the purse fell out of my handhe took me in Coventry-street. (Mrs. Butler, Holland-street; Margaret Pears, No. 26, York-street; Matilda Butler, Mr. Dolland, Chapel-street, Oxford-street, tailor, and W. Pears, shoe-maker, No. 20, York-street, gave the prisoner a good character. GUILTY . Aged 24. Transported for Seven Years.



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