George Webster

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Walter E. Pidgeon, Illustration from The Eureka Stockade by Raffaello Carboni, Sunnybrook Press, 1942, offset print.
Art Gallery of Ballarat, purchased 1994.
"Official form on blue paper - evidence - Michael Lawler, sergeant major police, 17 October 1854, p.1, PROV, VPRS5527/P0 Unit 1, Item 80
Be it remembered, that on 20th day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty four Michael Lawler of Ballarat in the Colony of Victoria Sergeant Major 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 Michael Lawler 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 - Michael Lawler, sergeant major police, 17 October 1854, p.2, PROV, VPRS5527/P0 Unit 1, Item 80 The condition of the within written Recognance is such, That Whereas Andrew McIntyre was the 17 day of Oct 1854 at Ballarat in the Colony aforesaid, was concerned in the riot at the Eureka Hotel it therefore be the said Michael Lawler shall appear at the Circuit Court to be holden at Geelong in and for the Colony of Victoria, on the 26 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.

Webster was a Magistrate during the report of the Board appointed to enquire into circumstances connected with the riot at Ballarat, and the burning of James Bentley's Eureka Hotel. [1]

"Official form on paper - evidence - Thomas Fletcher, 21 October 1854, PROV, VPRS5527/P0 Unit 1, Item 80
The condition of the within written Recognisance is such, That Whereas Thomas Fletcher of Ballarat in the Colony of Victoria Thomas Hanswell Robinson of Ballarat, and Robert Harrington of Ballarat in the said Colony person the undersigned two of her majesties Justices of the Peace for the said Colony and seveaky acknowledged themselves to our Lady the Queen the several sums following: the said Thomas Fletcher. the sum of five hundred pounds, and the said Thomas Hanswell Robinson and Robert Harrington the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds each, of good and lawful money of Great Britain, to be made and levied of their several goods and chatels, lands and tenements respectively, to the use of our said Lady the Queen, Her Heirs and Successors if the said Thomas Fletcher fail in the condition indexed. taken and acknowledged the day and year forst above-mentioned at Ballarat in the said Colony before J. Johnston George Webster JP

Background

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

George Webster was a magistrate.[2]


Post 1854 Experiences

See also

Military

Further Reading

Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.

References

  1. Report of the Board appointed to Enquire into Circumstances Connected with the Late Disturbance at Ballarat, John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne, 21 November 1854.
  2. Blake, Gregory, To Pierce the Tyrant's Heart, Australian Military History Publications, 2009, p.222.

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