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Details for the convict Edward Foley (1833)

Convict Name:Edward Foley
Trial Place:Queens County Ireland
Trial Date:1832
Sentence:Life
Notes:Source of information: Peter Mayberry's Irish Convicts to NSW website
 
Arrival Details
Ship:Roslin Castle (3)
Arrival Year:1833
 
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Edward "Ned" was tried in Sydney for the part he played in one of Australia's greatest atrocities the Liverpool Plains Massacre ( Myall Creek Massacre) of 1838.
It was alleged that he and ten others wilfully massacred up to 30 aboriginal people on 10 June 1838 and subsequently desecrate and burn their bodies.
At a first trial on 15 November 1838 at Supreme Court Sydney all eleven were acquitted but remanded, however with new evidence;
Seven of the men were retried on 27 November 1838 found guilty and sentenced to death.
William Hawkins, John Russell, John Johnson, Charles Kilminster, Edward "Ned" Foley, James Oates & James Parry. All seven were hanged on the morning of 18 December 1838 in Sydney NSW
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 4 June 2014

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Research notes

Edward was born about 1808 Queens County Ireland
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 2 June 2014
Edward was tried and convicted at Queens County Ireland on 27 July 1832,of "assault" and sentenced to life transportation
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 2 June 2014
Edward arrived Sydney aged 24 aboard Roslin Castle on 5 February 1833 with his Indent showing alias "Ned" and trade " farm servant"
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 2 June 2014
Edward is evidenced on 1837 Census as a inmate at Windsor Gaol NSW
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 5 June 2014
Edward was one of seven men hanged on 18 December 1838 in Sydney NSW
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 5 June 2014

Disclaimer: The information has not been verified by Claim a Convict. As this information is contributed, it is the responsibility of those who use the data to verify its accuracy.

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