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John Moten—His Crime, His Trial, The Verdict

Extracts from the “Nenagh Guardian” of the day.      

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John Moten (Morton)

Brother John We mentioned earlier that Michael had an older brother John who had been transported for life to Van Dieman’s Land in 1845, two years before Michael. John, and accomplice Patrick Brien had attempted to assassinate a wealthy landlord, Mr. Theophilus Roe. Roe was on his way to a fair at Templemore when John … Continue reading »

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