Thomas Crowther

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"Official form on blue paper - evidence - Thomas Crowther, sergeant of police, 21 October 1854, p.1, PROV, VPRS5527/P0 Unit 1, Item 80
Be it remembered, that on 21th day of Oct in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty four Thomas Crowther of Ballarat in the Colony of Victoria Sergeant of Police personally came before me one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said Colony, and acknowledged himself to owe to our Sovereign Lady the Queen the sum of one hundred pounds, of good lawful money of Great Britain, to be made and levied of the goods and chattels, lands and tenements, in the use of our said Lady the Queen, her Heirs and Successors, if the said Thomas Crowther shall fail in the condition indorsed.
Taken and acknowledged the day and year of your first above mentioned at Ballarat in the said Colony before me
J. Johnston George Webster JP


"Official form on blue paper - evidence - Andrew McIntyre, riots, 17 October 1854, PROV, VPRS5527/P0 Unit 1, Item 80
The condition of the within written Recognicance is such, That Whereas Andrew McIntyre was the 17th day of Oct 1854 at Ballarat in the Colony aforesaid, was concerned in the riot at the Eureka Hotel it therefore be the said Thomas Crowther shall appear at the Circuit Court to be holden at Geelong in and for the Colony of Victoria, on the 26th day of Oct A.D., 1854, and there give such evidence as he knoweth upon an information to be then and there preferred against the said Andrew McIntyre for the offence aforesaid, as the Jurors who shall pass upon the trial of the said Andrew McIntyre then the said Recognizance to be void or else stand in full force and virtue.
"Depositions of witnesses Thomas Crowther, Michael Lawler, John McEvoy, William Nolan, Edward Vinct, Benjamin Hawkshaw, and Michael Quigley all of Ballarat, 21 October 1854, PROV, VPRS5527/P0 Unit 1, Item 80

Colony of Victoria Ballarat The Examination of Thomas Crowther, Michael Lawler, John McEvoy, William Nolan, Edward Viret, Benjamin Hawkshaw and Michael Quigley all of Ballarat in the Colony of Victoria Taken on oath, this 20th day of October, in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty four at Ballarat in the Colony aforesaid, before the undersigned one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the said colony, in the presence and hearing of Andrew McIntyre who is charged this day before us for that he the said Andrew McIntyre on the seventeenth day of October 1854 at Ballarat in the Colony of Victoria with certain other persons tumultuously riotously did assemble and did then and there unlawfully and feloniously pull down, burn and destroy a certain dwelling house, the property of one James Francis Bentley This deponent Thomas Crowther on his oath saith as follows I am Sergeant of Police at Ballarat I was present at the riot of Mr. Bentley’s Hotel on


"Depositions of witnesses - Thomas Crowther, October 1854, p.1, PROV, VPRS5527/P0 Unit 1, Item 80

the 17th Inst I saw Prisoner McIntyre He was standing by Mr Rede the Resident Commissioner He was addressing the crowd but I could not hear what he said I went round to the front of the Hotel I left McIntyre standing by the side of Mr. Rede I saw a large mob collected in the yard - McIntyre was one of them. He went into the bowling alley with two or three others and commenced destroying it He was pulling up the floor and plastering at the side of the place. About two or three men were in the place when a lighted brand
"Depositions of witnesses - Thomas Crowther, October 1854, p.2, PROV, VPRS5527/P0 Unit 1, Item 80

was thrown into the bowling alley McIntyre tore the paper off the walls and heaped it up on the fire. This was all I saw him do then. I apprehended him afterwards but he was rescued from me By Prisoners Attorney – Only about six persons were in the bowling alley I do not swear Fletcher was one Thomas Crowther Sworn before us at Ballarat this 21 October 1854

Background

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Thomas Crowther was sergeant of Police at Ballarat in 1854.

Post 1854 Experiences

See also

James Johnston

Robert Rede

Andrew McIntyre

Police

Further Reading

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