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Item: 21254
Surname: Holt
First Name: Chief Constable Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 1846 8 April
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Chief Constable apprehended Jacob Adams


 
Item: 51256
Surname: Holt
First Name: Chief Constable Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 1849 14 February
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Witness in trial of George Ward. Apprehended Ward in Newcastle


 
Item: 56241
Surname: Holt
First Name: Chief Constable Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 1850
Place: Newcastle
Source: Returns of the Colony - Colonial Secretary (Blue Books)
Details: Chief Constable


 
Item: 82425
Surname: Holt
First Name: Chief Constable Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 1851 8 March
Place: 1851 8 March
Source: MM
Details: Witness at the trial of William Henry Whyte


 
Item: 123707
Surname: Holt
First Name: Chief Constable Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 1855 17 August
Place: Newcastle
Source: SMH
Details: Death of David Holt of Macclesfield, Chesire, England, eldest brother of Samuel Holt of Newcastle on 24th March


 
Item: 145046
Surname: Holt
First Name: Chief Constable Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 1861 17 September
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Witness in the case of John Smith who was found not guilty of feloniously, unlawfully and maliciously setting fire to a house in his possession with intent to defraud the Liverpool and London Fire and Life Insurance Company


 
Item: 173849
Surname: Holt
First Name: Chief Constable Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 19 April 1902
Place: Christ Church Burial Ground, Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: Prior to 1862 the police system of the colony was very different to what it is today (1902) both in administration and otherwise. Originally the police administration of each district was vested in the bench of magistrates, the military commandant being a prominent figure in the administration and the appointment of constables was generally made from among local residents. The supervising head was the chief constable a position in some respects analogous to that of sub inspector under the present system, and when the new law came into force in 1862 the existing chief constables were in each case offered the choice of becoming senior sergeants. The last man to hold the position of chief constable at Newcastle was Samuel Holt, who is still well remembered, and to whose memory a fine monument was erected in 1876. The memorial stands in the north eastern portion of the churchyard, and bears the following inscription - Sacred to the memory of Samuel Holt, Late Captain No. 3 Battery, Volunteer Artillery, Died Nov. 5 1875. Erected 1876 by the officers, non commissioned officers and men, as a mark of esteem.


 
Item: 173850
Surname: Holt
First Name: Chief Constable Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 19 April 1902
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: The late Mr. Holt was originally a sergeant in the 80th regiment and came out with prisoners to Brisbane in 1843. The passage was stormy in more respects than one, for in addition to bad weather, the prisoners almost succeeded in gaining possession of the vessel. Seizing a favourable opportunity the convicts made a rush and killed several of the sentries, whose bodies were thrown overboard. Fortunatley the mutiny was quelled in time, but double sentries and increased vigilance were essential for the remainder of the passage. After doing duty for some time in Brisbane, Sergeant Holt came to Sydney and was quartered in the old barracks in George Street. There he married , his son Mr. S.L. Holt being born in the barracks. Later on he decided to leave the army and purchased his discharge for 90 pounds and in 1845 came to Newcastle to take the position of chief constable in this town. From that date until his retirement in 1861 he held the position continuously and had more than one exciting adventure in free and easy periods which marked the first stages of development in the maritime life of the port. The officers of the law were few, and when the first Californian fleets came down from the Pacifici coast in the early fifties many a battle royal was fought between the frolicsome American sailors and the policemen. The town was not then incorporated nor were there any street lights and as Mr. HOlt had but two men under him to look after the welfare and safety of the town, it was easy to dodge the policeman......Samuel Holt died in 1875 and was given a military funeral, the attendance of soldiers and civilians being very great. Captain Holt had three sons, the eldest being Mr. S.L. Holt of Newcastle. Lieutenant H.W.L. Holt, stationmaster at Waratah and Mr. A.J. L. Holt.


 
Item: 173851
Surname: Holt
First Name: Chief Constable Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 19 April 1902
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: When No. 3 Battery Volunteer Artillery was formed in 1855 Mr. Holt was appointed first lieutenant, the command devolving upon Captain McPherson, a son of the last Military Commandant (Major McPherson) who died of wounds received in the maori war. The sergeants were Dr. Knaggs, Messrs S.L. Holt, F. Ash and J. Burrowes.


 
Item: 32795
Surname: Holt
First Name: Constable Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 1847 14 July
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Arrested John Harrop


 
Item: 99026
Surname: Holt
First Name: Constable Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 1853 13 April
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: Witness at the trial of Constable James Cusack


 
Item: 13599
Surname: Holt
First Name: Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 1844 30 November
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Appointed chief Constable in place of Mr. Hannell


 
Item: 14153
Surname: Holt
First Name: Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 1844 28 December
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Appointed Inspector of distilleries and slaughter houses


 
Item: 18394
Surname: Holt
First Name: Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 1845 13 September
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Chief Constable. Witness in Court case of Fitzpatrick and Fitzgerald


 
Item: 19007
Surname: Holt
First Name: Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 1845 8 November
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Expressing regret that Peter Grant's seat in Legislative Council declared vacant


 
Item: 22603
Surname: Holt
First Name: Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 1846 8 July
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Chief Constable


 
Item: 29151
Surname: Holt
First Name: Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 1847 17 April
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Appointed warden at Christ Church


 
Item: 33032
Surname: Holt
First Name: Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 1847 17 July
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Appointed bailiff in Court of Petty Sessions in place of Thomas Harrison


 
Item: 56527
Surname: Holt
First Name: Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 1849 11 July
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Witness in trial of Hugh McGuire


 
Item: 81097
Surname: Holt
First Name: Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 1851 8 January
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Witness at the trial of William Adams



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