Johnny Troy [Laws L21]

DESCRIPTION: Irishman Troy, a convicted robber, is sent to Australia. He and his fellow convicts escape as they are being taken ashore. Troy turns robber, but steals only from the rich, giving to the poor and transportees. At last he is taken and hanged
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Gardner/Chickering )
KEYWORDS: robbery transportation prison execution
FOUND IN: US(MW,SE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Laws L21, "Johnny Troy"
Gardner/Chickering 134, "Johnny Troy" (1 text)
Beck 88, "Johnnie Troy" (1 text)
DT 574, JOHNTROY

Roud #3703
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Johnny Try
File: LL21

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