This week's topic is Court Records.
In my research my main contact with court records that I have is via a secondary source - what is reported in local newspapers.
Since the advent of Trove this has become a relatively easy task.
|The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser, Saturday 18th April 1874, p. 4|
Ludwig Glock found himself the victim of a robbery. George Parker was convicted of stealing £2, two boxes of matches, a handkerchief and a shirt from Glock. Parker, another man and two women came to Glock's house with alcohol. While there Parker "pulled Glock about" and robbed him. He was sentenced to two years imprisonment, with hard labour, at Maitland. Perhaps less drink would have kept him out of gaol.
This report in the Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser is an abridged version from the Armidale Express. I've added this to the list of things to investigate when I'm next in Armidale and have access to this paper. Perhaps it will give me more information about Glock that I can add, other than the fact he lived by himself in 1874.