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Importance of Jimmy Quinn
A member of the Kelly family. Arrested as a sympathizer.
'Links to the KellyGang below , Early Years , Teenage years , First run in with the law, Fitzpatrick Incident , Gold Mining , Mansfield Murders , Escape North , Euroa Robbery , Mass arrest of sympathizers, Jerilderie Robbery , Later in 1879 ' , Early in 1880 , Death of Aaron Sherritt , Glenrowan Siege , Ned Kelly's Trial , Royal Commission , Family ,
Father James Quinn (sen)(died 1869) Mother Mary brothers and sisters Patrick(died 1850), Helen (Mrs Timothy Ryan), Jack, Mary (Mrs Robert Miller),Ellen (Mrs Kelly), Catherine (Kate-Mrs Jack Lloyd sen), Jane (Mrs Tom Lloyd sen), James(Jimmy),William, Mary Anne, Margaret (Mrs Patrick Quinn), Grace ,. Photograph
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Early years Insp Montfort explained my relationship to Patrick Quinn.(RC3212) Teenage years First run in with the law Some might say that I have an impressive criminal record. When they want to get you, that will get you.
On 15/02/1861 I was charged with horse stealing and sentenced in Melbourne to 4 months in Goal for illegally using a horse
On 23/8/1861 I was charged with assaulting police at Donnybrook and fined £10
On 30/8/1861 I was charged with horse stealing - discharged in the Clunes court
On 29/03/1862 I was charged with violent assault but discharged in the Kilmore court
I was accused of assaulting Const Hall (Argus30/8/70)
I was arrested (Argus1/9/71)
Jack Quinn and I, lived on the Black Range Creek
Mansfield Murders 26/10/1878 I was in the Beechworth gaol undergoing a sentence of three months’ imprisonment for a violent assault on a man at the recent Benalla agricultural show. (Argus11/11/78) Escape north Euroa Robbery 10/12/1878 Mass arrest of the sympathizers On 2/1/1879 Commissioner Standish ordered the arrest of about 20 sympathizers including my self. He took that action under section 5 of the Felons Apprehension Act. Most of the sympathizers were held in Beechworth goal.
We were held without ever being given a chance to defend them selves. We were remanded in custody for periods of 7 days. Only one of the sympathizers was effectively represented by a lawyer. The magistrates repeated the remands each week for over 3 months before the sympathizers were finally released. See (OMA11/2/1879) (OMA13/3/79) (Argus26/2/79) (OMA27/2/79)
At the start, the arrests had public support in Melbourne but that turned into general contempt for the police. The mass arrests resulted in fewer people being prepared to assist the police or to supply information about the KellyGang
Jerilderie Robbery 10/2/1879 I may have dealt with Jacob Wilson for assisting the police (RC4457) Later in 1879 There was a report that on the night in June when Const Gascoigne and his seach party came into the Strathbogie Ranges I got four bottles of brandy from a local pub (RC9614 ) Early in 1880 Jacob Wilson says that John Hart and I gave him a hard time on 3 April. I dont think that we did, but even so he was breaking the law. You can hear his version if that interests you; the ranting of an old man. (RC4457) Glenrowan Siege 28/6/1880 Was I at the siege? After the Siege What happened to Jimmy Quinn's family