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John Berry, one of 200 convicts transported on the York, 11 August 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 388
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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D Wong on 24th August, 2016 wrote:
JOHN BERRY, Theft > simple larceny, 5th July 1832.
Offence: Theft > simple larceny
JOHN BERRY was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May, 1 jar, value 8d., and 1 loaf of bread, value 5d., the goods of Richard Kennedy .
LOUISA KENNEDY . I am the wife of Richard Kennedy - we live at Poplar . On the evening of the 21st of May I was in my room, adjoining my shop; I saw the prisoner come in, and take a jar and a loaf of bread - he ran off with them; I pursued, and called the Policeman, who took him with the articles.
ALEXANDER DOUGLAS (Police-constable K 240.) I took the prisoner with this jar, and a loaf of bread.
Prisoner. I was in liquor; I did not know where I was till the next morning - I asked the officer if he had my money, and he said he had not - I had 7s. or 8s. about me. Witness. He was not in liquor; I had a great deal of trouble with him - it took four of us to get him to the station; I asked what money he meant; he said 7 1/2d., but he had nothing when he was searched - he might have lost it.
GUILTY . Aged 22. - Transported for Seven Years.
Two John Berry’s on this voyage - this is Identifier: 2
John Berry was 22 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for ‘Stealing a loaf and a jar’.
He had once before been transported for felony 7 years served 6 years and 4 months at Bermuda liberated July 1830.
Surgeons Report: Worthless Character.
John was 5’3 1/4” tall, grey eyes, dark brown hair, 2 Woman heart on rt. arm large scar on left wrist Scar left corner of Mouth. woman merd. Heart & Darts above E. rt. arm, single.
1833-35 Muster: Public works.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 24th August, 2016 made the following changes:
alias1: Bery, date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime