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Details for the convict John Russell (1827)

Convict Name:John Russell
Trial Place:Tipperary Ireland
Trial Date:1827
Sentence:7 years
Notes:Source of information: Peter Mayberry's Irish Convicts to NSW website
 
Arrival Details
Ship:Eliza II (1)
Arrival Year:1827
 
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John was tried in Sydney for the part he played in one of Australia's greatest atrocities he Liverpool Plains Massacre (commonly referred to as 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 their first trial on 15 November 1838 at Supreme Court Sydney all eleven were acquitted but remanded, however with some new evidence;
Seven of the offenders were sent retrial on 27 November 1838 at Supreme Court Sydney with all seven 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 in Sydney on the morning of 18 December 1838

Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 4 June 2014

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Research notes

John was born about 1805 Tipperary County Ireland
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 2 June 2014
John was tried and convicted at Tipperary in 1827 of "steal harness" and sentenced to 7 years transportation
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 2 June 2014
John arrived Sydney aged 22,aboard Eliza on 18 November 1827
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 2 June 2014
John is evidenced on 1828 Convict Census as a "groom" assigned to John Pike of Hunter River
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 5 June 2014
John gained his Certificate of Freedom 34/0470 dated 25 April 1834
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 5 June 2014
John was one of seven men hanged in Sydney on 18 December 1838
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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