Maurice Linquist

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"Official form on blue paper - evidence - Maurice Linquist, auctioneer, 27 October 1854, PROV, VPRS5527/P0 Unit 1, Item 70 Recognizance to give evidence.
Be it remembered, that on 27th day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty four Maurice Linquist of Ballarat in the Colony of Victoria Auctioneer 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 Maurice Linquist 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
EPS Sturt JP
"Official form on blue paper - evidence - Maurice Linquist, auctioneer, 17 October 1854, PROV, VPRS5527/P0 Unit 1, Item 70
The Condition of the within written Recognizance is such, That Whereas Albert Hurd was this day charged before me a Justice of the Peace within mentioned, for that he be the said Albert Hurd on the Seventeenth day of October 1854 at Ballarat did with other Persons riotously and tumultuously assembled and did then and there feloniously burn, pull down, the Dwelling House of one James Francis Bentley it therefore to the said Maurice Linquist shall agree at the Supreme Court of Criminal Sessions to be holden at Melbourne in and for the Colony of Victoria, on the Fifteenth day of the November A.D., 1854, and there give such evidence as be knoweth upon an Information to be true and there proffered against the said Albert Hurd for the offence aforesaid, to the Jurors who shall pass upon the trial of the said Albert Hurd then the said Recognizance to be void or else to stand in full force and virtue.
"Deposition of Witnesses - Henry Wright, Thomas Wood, Thomas Conboy, Frederick Levy and Maurice Linquist re Bentley Hotel, 27 October 1854, PROV, VPRS5527/P0 Unit 1, Item 70 Depositions of Witnesses
The examination of Henry Wright, Thomas Wood, Thomas Conboy, Frederick Levy and Maurice Linquist of Ballarat in the said Colony, taken on oath, this 27th 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 Two of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said Colony, in the presence and hearing of Albert Hurd who is charged this day before us for that he the said Albert Hurd on the twentieth day of October 1854 at Ballarat in the Colony of Victoria aforesaid, together with other Persons, did tumultuously and Riotously assemble, and did then and there burn pull down and destroy the Dwelling House of one James Francis Bentley.
This deponent Henry Wright on his oath saith as follows I am a "trooper," on the 17 Instant at the
"Deposition Maurice Linquist, p.1, PROV, VPRS5527/P0 Unit 1, Item 70
This Deponent
Maurice Linquist on his oath saith I am auctioneer near Bentley's.
remember the 17th Inst. I lived near there at the time, I know that Mrs Bentley ad Mrs Gadd were in a tent close to mine, but I do not know who brought them there.
I cannot recollect that prisoner helped to take
"Deposition Maurice Linquist , p.2, PROV, VPRS5527/P0 Unit 1, Item 70
the houses out.
Maurice Linquist

The Prisoner Albert Hurd declining to make any statement and is committed for trial at the Supreme Court of Criminal Sessions to be holden at Melbourne on the 15 November next.
November next Sworn before us at Ballarat this 27th October 1854 E P Sturt PM Charles P Hackett PM

Background

Maurice Linquist was born in 1826 in Sweden, arriving in Melbourne on 20 December 1853. He sailed on the Lady Franklin which left New York via Calcutta. Linquist was an auctioneer who operated near James Bentley's Eureka Hotel.[1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Linquist was a witness examined 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. [2]

Post 1854 Experiences

Family

Maurice Linquist was married to Josephine. There children are:

1. Charles (b. 1862 at New York, USA)

2. Maurice Ferdinand (b. 25 June 1869 New York, USA. Medical doctor in Buffalo, New York and later New Haven)

3. Edward (at Connecticut, USA)[3]

Thirteen year old Swedish born servant Augustus Eastermann lived with the Linquist family.v

See also

James Scobie

Scobie's Murder

For Forms, Evidence and Depositions in relation to the James Scobie trial click the following link Public Record Office Victoria VPRS 5527 Official Forms, Evidence and Depositions, October 1854

Further Reading

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


References

  1. Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  2. Report of the Board appointed to Enquire into Circumstances Connected with the Late Disturbance at Ballarat, John Ferres, Government Printer, Melbourne, 21 November 1854.
  3. Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.

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