After hearing the defendant, the Court’s opinion that this charge is not fully proved.
The Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence Index SRNSW, has records of petitions for admission of Eliza/Elizabeth Palmer and Jane Palmer to the Female Orphan Institution, the youngest daughters of Mrs Elizabeth Palmer, and for William Palmer (the youngest, b.1818) admitted to the Male Orphan Institution in 1823, by his guardian John Cullen.
Only free citizens, including emancipists, who were considered to be “honest and lawful men”, were allowed to be chosen as jurors.
Full Transcripts of cases above:
1. Court of Civil Jurisdiction Index- Walter Laing vs. Laurence Butler
NSW SR Series NRS2659 Item 5/1109 Case No. 382
Thursday the 21st day of October 1813
2. Court of Civil Jurisdiction Index- Absalom West vs. Laurence Butler
Laurence Butler of Sydney, Carpenter, Defendant
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