Patrick Allen

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Importance of Patrick Allen

I was a storekeeper in Beechworth and supplied the police from my store Links to the KellyGang, Early Years, Fitzpatrick Incident , Mansfield Murders , Sebastopol Cavalcade , Euroa Robbery, Jerilderie Robbery , First Cave Party , Hare replaced by Nicolson , Second Cave Party , Death of Aaron Sherritt, Glenrowan Siege, Aaron Sherritt's inquest , Ned Kellys Trial , Royal Commission, Early life , Later life, Family, Paddy's family

Wife ..., Children , ??, Family ??

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Early Years Photograph I have been in business I helped the police out of friendship to Det Ward , whom I have known for nineteen years. (RC13465)

Mrs Byrne and her children were vey short of food and on occasions she beg for food from me.

I delivered one parcel just before the Jerilderie robbery. I got paid by the KellyGang through Aaron Sherritt but I never got the money. (BWC)

I recorded all my accounts with agents and the kellys in my ledgers (BWC)

Where are my ledgers now?

First Cave Party on a good many occasions took supplies for the police cave party as far as Mrs. Sherritt's house.From there they were taken on to the cave by the Sherritt family (RC13461)

Second Cave Party 12/1879-4/1880 As I had been serving Mrs.Sherritt for years, Det Ward asked me to forward the things down to her, and we made arrangements with her and one of her daughters and one son for those things to be laid at a certain place, wherever they would appoint. Her son Aaron would then come and take them;to the police in the cave.This continued from late December when the cave party started until April when it ended. (RC13855) see also (RC5578)

I got orders from Det Ward to keep it as secret as possible, and it was my interest to do so. (RC13474) Police at Aaron Sherritt's Throughout June I used take the cart out to Aaron Sherritt's place each week with the supplies to feed the police. We used to keep it quite but I did have many other customers in that area who gave such good orders (RC13473).see also (RC13379)

See my story (BWC)

Aaron Sherritt's Inquest I was foreman of the jury at Aaron Sherritt's inquest with a number of other interesting people. (OMA29/6/1880) Response to my statement about the police (OMA6/7/80)

Royal Commission

I gave evidence to the Royal Commission on 20/7/1881 (RC134557)

How did the press report my evidence. (Argus22/7/81)

Det Ward wrote to Const Armstrong 'Mr Allen will work for me. Mr H has promised to have Mr Allen called, and he will be able to corroborate Mr. Hare's statement with reference to what Aaron said to him about you.' (RC12222)


What happened to the Allen family

I was killed by a train in Sydney in about 1911. Const Fitzpatrick identified my body. (BWC)