Deposition – Lilian Hall


The Depositions

Deposition of Lilian Hall

The examination of Lilian Hall
wife of James Anderton Hall 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 me for that they the said F. Bevan. C. Warburton
W.H. Gilroy and San Qui at Roebourne on

This deponent Lilian Hall on her oath
saith as follows:- I remember Tuesday morning the 10th January. On that morning the prisoner Bevan came to my house before breakfast and got a gallon of beer. I mentioned the murder to him in conversation and he said “it may be Chinamen or some of the old hands”. I think it was near 8 o’clock, between 7 and 8. I am certain it was before breakfast. I know all the prisoners.

L. Hall

Before me
E.H. Lawrence J.P.