POLICE COMMISSIONERS OFFICE
Issue dated 23rd December 1847
Geo F Dashwood
Commissioner of Police
dated June 19, 1847
Notice is hereby given that the articles hereinafter enumerated belonging to, or found in the possession of, persons deceased
are now in the charge of Police and that if the same be not claimed by the next of kin of the said partied on or before the first day
of Jan 1848, they will be sold by public auction and theproceeds thereof, together with the several sums of money specified below,
will be paid into the Colonial Treasury, for the benefit of lawful claims hereafter:
JOHN LUND, third mate of the Templar,
The following property was found on the body, viz:- 1 silver watch, 1 guard chain, 1 purse and £5 7s. 2½d. in coin.
JOSEPH HAINING, arrived in
was found dead on the 30th April 1846 near
body: 6 one pound notes, and an old pocket book.
name unknown died in the cart driven by Peter
Walsh on the 16th December, 1846 on the road from
THOMAS MASON, was on his way
overland from Port Phillip to
Wm. Teasdale and is supposed to have died for want of water, though up to this date the body has not been found. The following property
was found near where Mason was last seen:- 1 grey or roan horse, about 14 hands, “P” under saddle near side, aged; saddle, bridle, hobbles,
regatta shirt, 1 pair moleskin trousers, 1 double barrel gun, 1 thimble, cloth pouch containing memorandums and £16 7s. in notes and coins.
Issue dated 12th April 1849
JAMES FARRELL, was a shepherd in the employ of Joseph Gilbert, Esquire of Mount Bryant; died at Kooringa, on the
18th February 1848. The following property was found:- One bag containing wearing apparel & c., and £1 19s. 7d in cash
JAMES WILLIAMS, was in the employ of J.B. Hughes, Esquire of Bundaleer. Property belonging to deceased:-
One bag of wearing apparel
WILLIAM HOLT, came to this colony
by the Rev. D.J. Draper; his widow is supposed to be in the neighbourhood of the Clarence River, New South Wales; was accidentally
killed at work in the Stone Quarry, on the 31st May 1848. The following property was found belonging to the deceased:-
A savings bank receipt for £28; a silver watch, furniture, clothing, tools, bed and books, also £27 10s. 5d in cash
VALENTINE NOBLE was found drowned in the River Finniss on the 28th? October 1848. The following property was found, belonging
to the deceased;- A Bank order for £19; deeds and papers; a silver watch, silver pencil case and a quantity of wearing apparel,
and 8s 6d. in silver.
GILBERT MCPHERSON, was a seaman on
board the Cutter Resource, and was
lost overboard on the passage from
The following return (compiled from particulars recorded by the Police) of the persons who have died or have been
found dead in any public place in the colony, is published for general information. William Milne, Chief Secretary
Published 7 July 1870
Return of all
persons without relations known or resident in
the colony, during the period between the 1st of January and 30th day of June 1870, and concerning whose death the Police can furnish
Name of Person, Date of death or when reported, Description of body, Circumstances attending the decease or finding of the body and all
information received by the Police.
4TH January 1870, Age 25 years, 5ft 8 in. high, fair complexion, brown hair, sandy beard, stout build
Deceased was a seaman on board the ship Yatala, lying at Port Adelaide. He was seen leaving the forecastle at 5.30 a.m. on January 2nd, 1870 by a seaman of the same vessel, named Alick Baillie and was not seen again till the body was found drowned by Charles Clark, of St Vincent St, Port Adelaide on the 4th January 1870. An inquest was held on January 5th, 1870 before G W Hawkes Esq., S.M. and verdict returned of accidentally drowned.
Deceased was a native of
JOHN LANCE PHILLIPS
20TH March 1870, Age about 44 years, 5ft 7 or 8 in .high, dark complexion, dark hair and beard, stout build.
Deceased was residing at Abernethy’s boarding house, Port Adelaide and was found speechless in bed at 7.20 a.m., 20th March 1870 by Mrs Abernethy. Dr. Gething was called in and attended him till he died at 11.45 a.m. same day. An inquest was held before John Formby Esq. J.P. on the 21st March 1870 and a verdict returned-Died by taking an overdose of laudanum while in a state of temporary insanity.
Deceased was late master of the barque Henry Ellis, lately arrived
30TH March 1870, Age about 45 years, 5ft 11 in. high, fair hair and complexion, a Swede
John Waite of Alberton,
reported at the Police Station at 8.35 p.m., 30th March 1870, that
he saw deceased walking along the
Deceased was a seaman late of the schooner Eclipse and was residing at John Hamly’s boarding house, Port Adelaide
19TH May 1870, About 45 years old, medium size, grey eyes,
a native of
An inquest was held and a verdict returned – Died from natural causes