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Details for the convict James or Michael Oates (1829)

Convict Name:James or Michael Oates
Trial Place:Roscommon Ireland
Trial Date:1829
Sentence:Life
Notes:Source of information: Peter Mayberry's Irish Convicts to NSW website
 
Arrival Details
Ship:Larkins (2)
Arrival Year:1829
 
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James 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 at Supreme Court Sydney 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

James was born about 1810 Roscommon Co Ireland
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 2 June 2014
James was tried and convicted at Roscommon in 1829 of "assault robbery" and sentenced to life transportation
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 2 June 2014
James arrived Sydney aged 19 aboard Larkins on 12 December 1829 with his Indent showing trade " reaper milkman"
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 2 June 2014
James 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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