William Westwood (jackey Jackey) was born on the 7th August 1820.

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  • Date of birth

    He was born on the 7th of August 1820.
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    Jackey Jackey's life

    This is the life of Jackey Jackey.
  • Learnt to read and write

    At a young age he learnt to read and write.
  • first offence

    Jackey Jackey was caught in his early teens for highway robbery and was sentence to 12 months in gaol.
  • Sent to Australia

    3rd of january 1837 he was sent to Australia on a ship after being tried.
  • the third affence

    Westwood stole some wheat and was sentence to six months in gaol.
  • First 50 lashes

    Westwood escape the gaol but recaptured and publicy recevied 50 lashes.
  • When he escaped for good

    On September 1840 he escaped for good and he was called jackey Jackey with Paddy Curran. They avoided being captured by hiding in the mountains. They both robbed Phillip Parker's house and Curran, temped to rape king's wife
  • When he was captured

    He was caught at a inn near Berrima and tried for robbery of firearms.
  • The attack

    He ordered the other convicts to keep their knieves and tins, on the 1st July Jackey Jackey led an attack in order to escape.
  • Date of Death

    Date of Death
    Jackey Jackey was hanged and was buried in an unhollowed grave.