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Item: 181016
Surname: Williams
First Name: Constable Joseph
Ship: -
Date: 5 October 1824
Place: Newcastle
Source: NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825 (Ancestry)
Details: 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


 
Item: 109175
Surname: Williams
First Name: Constable Joseph
Ship: Sir William Bensley 1817
Date: 5 October 1824
Place: Newcastle
Source: NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825 (Ancestry)
Details: James Bailey and Joseph Williams sentenced to the Commandant to 25 lashes for neglect of duty as a constable in allowing Peter Ringling to escape


 
Item: 61064
Surname: Williamson
First Name: Constable Joseph
Ship: -
Date: 1838 7 August
Place: Patrick Plains
Source: The Australian
Details: Appointed Constable


 
Item: 67239
Surname: Williamson
First Name: Constable Joseph
Ship: -
Date: 1838 1 August
Place: Patrick Plains
Source: GG
Details: Appointed constable



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