Deposition – James Andrew


The Depositions

Deposition of James Andrew

The examination of James Andrew
Sergeant of Police of Roebourne
taken on oath this 18th
day of March in the year of Our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and 85 at Roebourne
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 Frederick Bevan, Charles Warburton, William Holmes Gilroy and San Qui who
are charged this day before one for that they the said F. Bevan, C. Wartburton,
Gilroy and San Qui at Roebourne on


This deponent James Andrew on his oath
saith as follows:- I am the store assistant a the N.W. & Mercantile Company’s Store.While there I recalled about 3 or 4months ago selling a pair of boots to the prisoner Gilroy. They were Blunders and came from Pearce Bros of Fremantle, the makers. Pearces’s are rivetted boots. The boots produced ? have been shown to me and I have compared them with others in the store. I know them as Pearce’s by their ?and rivets. Those are large eights. Those are the kind I sold to Gilroy.

x ex by Gilroy

Your name is not in the books. I am quite certain you bought a pair of boot from us.

J Andrew

Before me
E.H. Lawrence J.P.