DESCRIPTION: Captain Rogers of the Martha Jane has British sailor Andrew Rose whipped and tortured. "Then the captain trained his dog to bite him" and Rose dies. When he arrives at Liverpool Rogers is arrested, convicted, and sentenced to be hanged.
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan1)
KEYWORDS: homicide execution sea ship ordeal sailor
Sep 12, 1857 - Captain Rogers was executed for the murder of Andrew Rose (source: Times of London).
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf) US Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Peacock, pp. 825-826, "The Ordeal of Andrew Rose" (1 text, 1 tune)
Colcord, pp. 156-157, "Andrew Rose" (1 text, 1 tune)
GreigDuncan1 6, "Andrew Ross" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, ANDRROSS* ANDRROS2*
Mrs. Mary Ann Galpin, "The Ordeal of Andrew Rose" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
Captain Rodger's Cruelty
NOTES: According to the Mariners site, regarding the sleeve notes of "Farewell to the Days of Sail", an LP by Mike Stanley, "Andrew died of his injuries. The master, mate, and bo'sun were tried for the murder in Liverpool. The master, Captain Rodgers was found guilty and hung at 'Joe Gurk's' (Walton Prison)."
GreigDuncan1: "The trial of Captain Rodgers took place at Liverpool in 1857."
Captain Rogers was executed Saturday, September 12, 1857. ["Execution of Captain Rogers," The Times of London, Monday, Sep 14, 18576; pg. 9; Issue 22785; Start column: E. (Copyright 2002 The Gale Group)] - BS
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