Archibald Batchelor

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Archibald Batchelor

Importance of Archibald Batchelor

A sympathizer. We lived next door to Mrs Byrne Links to the KellyGang., Early Years , First run in with the law , Fitzpatrick Incident , Gold Mining , Deaths at Srtingy Bark Creek , 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 , Later years , Family , Photograph


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Early in 1880 Photograph I lived next door to Mrs Byrne (RC14190)

Ward reported that on one occasion Ann Jane Sherritt said she received a letter from Mrs. Byrne to go and see her, and Mrs. Byrne told her then that Joe Byrne and Dan Kelly called at the Black Dog Creek (near Eldorado?). Joe Byrne gave a letter to Mrs. Byron to deliver it to Mrs. Byrne. Mrs. Byron, not being on good terms with Mrs. Byrne, she sent the letter by me and I delivered it to Mrs. Byrne. Ward had enquiries made, and found that Byron was at our place at about this time. (RC14190)

John Sherritt told the Royal Commission about my role in the following terms. (On 30/5/80)"Mr. Nicolson and the black trackers came as far as Everton; Aaron met them there according to appointment. On proceeding to the place where Byrne was seen they came in contact with a man named Batchelor, who lives at Sebastopol, close to Mrs. Byrne's. This man recognized Aaron as one of the men-I believe he had his face blackened too. He informed Byrne of what he had seen. However, he recognized him as one of the men coming up the Bullock Camp Gully."(RC15116)

Later Life

What happened to Archibald Batchelor's family