Today's Trove article follows on from last weeks posting (see here) and involves the outcome of the trial of James Waldron for the murder of his 'wife' Catherine. I still need to do more research to see whether or not these are my 4th great grandparents or not but I definitely have more leads for my research now!
Source: Summary of Mining Intelligence. (1855, March 24). Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic. : 1855 - 1866; 1914 -1918), p. 5. Retrieved September 2, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113013246
The trial of James Waldron, for the alleged murder of his wife, came off at the Melbourne Criminal Sessions ; the result was a conviction for manslaughter, and the sentence two years imprisonment. The presiding Judge in summing up, made a remark, which we consider anything but decorous from such quarter, viz.; that if the prisoner had killed his wife's seducer, instead of his wife, he should have been disposed to have taken a more lenient view of the matter.
Source: Local and Domestic. (1855, February 17). Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic. : 1855 - 1866; 1914 -1918), p. 5. Retrieved September 2, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113013096
I also found the following involving the case, with more coming soon!
MANSLAUGHTER.- On the 15th instant, Dr. Stitt held a post mortem examination on the body of Mrs. Worldon, a gold digger's wife, who was supposed to have been murdered on the 14th instant. The body was found very much disfigured, apparently by blows inflicted with a stick, and had also other marks of violence. William Worldon, the husband, has been committed to stand his trial for manslaughter.
Follow this link to read a full transcript of the trial of James Baker Waldon for the murder of his wife, Catherine Rhall.
Thanks John, I had already found this article (if you look on Trove you can see I made corrections to it back in early September 2014) and used it on my blog on the same day http://allwynds.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/james-baker-worldon-guilty-of.htmlReplyDelete
It was amazing to find but it is a very tragic story for all concerned. I am sure other readers would be fascinated in your website and novel and recommend they follow your link and have a look! Best of luck with the novel, I hope that it is very successful for you.