William Johnson - 1828

Trial Year1828
First NameWilliam
Last NameJohnson
Prior Criminal Record
Country of Origin
ReligionPresbyterian and Weslyan Mission
OccupationSailor, labourer employed at Moreton Bay
Trial Date21.03.1828
Conviction date21.03.1828
Location of OffenceMoreton Bay
CourtSupreme Court Criminal Jurisdiction
# of Accomplices0
SentenceDeath Passed
Location ExecutedSydney
Execution Date24.03.28
Sentence CommentSydney Gaol Records: admitted 29/12/1827; committed by General Sessions, Morton Bay; Cl Ct 21/3/1828 guilty death; executed 24/3/1828 Executed at HM Gaol Sydney 24 March 1828 Gazette: wilful murder of Morris Morgan at Moreton Bay on 11 Dec last, charged with having inflicted a mortal wound on the right side of the head with an axe from which he died
Place Imprisioned
Source NoteRecords of Sydney Gaol, 1825-1828 (Reel 851 NSW AO) List oF Prisoners Executed atHM Gaol Sydney 4/2772.2 COD 226, P. 3 NSWAO AustIndex: executed A Mar 26; 1826 SGIndex : on trail for murder, pleads the absence of essential witnesses subpoenaed from Morton Bay but is convicted for irrefutable evidence : leader SG Mar 24 1828 2a-b; detailed report of the case SG Mar 24 1828 2d-3a; executed SG Mar 26 1828 2e. Sydney Gazette, 24th March, 1828, p. 2-3 (TM GET) Sydney Gazette, Wednesday 26th March, 1828, p. 2 (TM GET)
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Victim Name
Victim GenderM
Victim Age30
Victim Aboriginal
Victim Married
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Victim ParticularsWorked with Offender
Information SourcesThe Australian, Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser
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