Jack Quinn Jnr

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Jack Quinn Jnr

Importance of Jack Quinn

Arrested as a sympathizer. Mrs Ellen Kelly's brother

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Father James Quinn (sen)(died 1869) Mother Mary brothers and sisters Patrick(died 1850), Helen (Mrs Timothy Ryan), Jack, Mary Anne, Ellen (Mrs Kelly), Kate (Mrs Jack Lloyd sen), Jane (Mrs Tom Lloyd sen),Jimmy, Margaret (Mrs Patrick Quinn). wife ?... children ?... Photograph

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First run ins with the law I was charged with horse stealing and sentenced in Melbourne to 4 months in Goal on 15/02/1861 for illegally using a horse

I was charged with assaulting police at Donnybrook and fined £10; 23/8/1861 and Jack was charged at Clunes with horse stealing on 30/08/61 but this time he was found not guilty and discharged. (RCApp10)

Jimmy and I , lived on the Black Range Creek.

At the trial of Wild Wright for horse stealing in October 1874 I was fined £ 1 for interferring with the case.

Det Ward said that we keep cattle, very few cattle, but a lot of horses-a stock of horses; we got round the ranges, taking all the unbranded horses that we could get, and brand them and pluck them. We were repeatedly in trouble about it.(RC3140)

Mass arrest of the sympathizers On 2/1/1879 Commissioner Standish ordered the arrest of about 20 sympathizers including Jack Quinn. He took that action under the Felony Apprehension Act. Most of the sympathizers were held in Beechworth goal.

I was arrested near Hedi by ... (Argus7/1/79)

I was remanded by the court in Wangaratta. (OMA9/1/1879)

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)

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

Glenrowan Siege 28/6/1880 Was I there at the siege?

After the Siege Const Robert Graham reported on 26th April 1881 relative to sympathizers of late KellyGang. -I beg to report for the information of the superintendent that a number of them were here in Greta yesterday, drinking, viz.: -Jack Quinn, Tom Lloyd, jun, Paddy McAuliffe, Tom McAuliffe, John McMonigal, and Jack Nolan; and from their manner I am led to believe that another outbreak among them is imminent. Jack Quinn is very anxious to find out who it was that got the sympathizers arrested in 1879. They all appear to have a great dislike to Pat Quinn, and speak of him as the black tracker."(RC9870) What happened to Jack Quinn's family