From the Dublin Morning Register, 5 May 1830:
“COURT OF KING’S BENCH – (A SHE-JUDGE)
At half-past nine o’clock yesterday morning, one of the Court-Keepers’ maids, a plump, arch-looking girl, entered the Court, and ascended the Bench to arrange their Lordships’ inkstands, cushions etc. Having completed all matters of judicial accommodation, she sat down very gravely in the seat usually occupied by Judge Jebb.
A Reporter, who generally labors under the influence