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Details for the convict John Edwards (1818)

Convict Name:John Edwards
Trial Place:Cork
Trial Date:1818
Sentence:7 years
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Arrival Details
Ship:Earl St. Vincent (1)
Arrival Year:1818
 
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On 10 December 1826 the brig "Wellington" was transferring 66 convicts from Port Jackson to Norfolk Island and when about 250 miles from their destination was taken over by some of those on board in act of piracy.. Not all convicts were involved in the actions; John Edwards (Earl St Vincent 1818), William Leddington (Minerva 1824), Richard Johnson (Hindostan 1821), Edward Coulthurst (Minstrel 1825), Charles Clay Todhunter (1815), Richard Hicks (Agamemnon 1820),William Brown (Lord Eldon 1817) &William Douglass (Coromondel); with James Smith, James O'Neal, Charles Daley, William Walton & William Ryan all mentioned in newspapers of the day. At their trial on 21/22 February 1827 in Sydney all were convicted of piracy and sentenced to death. Five men (Edwards, Leddington, Smith, Johnson & Coulthurst) were hanged on 12 March 1827 in Sydney for their roles in piracy, the remainder all had their sentences commuted to life transportation to Norfolk Island. Sources; Sydney Gazette NSW Advertiser 13 March 1827 p3 & 27 Feb 1827 p3 and The Australian 21 February 1827 p 3 & 1 March 1827 p3 and The Moniter 24 February 1827 p5 and others
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 16 June 2014

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Research notes

John was born about 1797 Limerick Ireland
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 16 June 2014
John was tried and convicted at Cork Ireland in 1818 and sentenced to 7 years transportation
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 16 June 2014
John arrived Sydney aged 21 aboard Earl St Vincent on 16 December 1818; note! He would later acquire a nickname "Flash Jack"
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 16 June 2014
John was amongst a number of men convicted of piracy on 21/22 February 1827 and sentenced to death
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 16 June 2014
John was hanged on 12 March 1827 in Sydney along with William Leddington, James Smith, Richard Johnson & Edward Coulthurst. Source; Sydeny Gazette NSW Advertiser 13 March 1827 page 3
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 16 June 2014

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