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Enoch Perkins

Enoch Perkins, one of 168 convicts transported on the Red Rover, 21 October 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Enoch Perkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 21st September, 1839
Age: 25 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Chester Session of Pleas
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Red Rover
Departure date: 21st October, 1830
Arrival date: 26th March, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 167 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 522. Tasmanian Archives
Source description: 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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Nell Murphy on 17th April, 2019 wrote:

Enoch PERKINS was convicted at Chester, England on 30 Aug 1830 for house breaking and stealing. Previous conviction for stealing.  14 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “Red Rover” arriving 26 March 1831.

Single man.

Colony of VDL:
1832: Assigned to Mr. R. Stuart.  Absconded for a period of 2 mths. To be sent to a Penal Settlement for 3 yrs.
To be removed from Port Arthur Penal Settlement to G. Thomson Esq at New Norfolk. 60 lashes.
1833: Absconded. 75 lashes. At Port Arthur.
1834: Abscenting himself from Port Arthur. 100 lashes.
1835: Cutting firwood for private purposes. 14 days in irons at Port Arthur.
1836: Making a canoe, at Sandy Bay. 2 mths at Port Arthur.
1837: Harbouring an offender. Existing sentence extended by 2 yrs.
1838: Abseconded. To Port Arthur Penal settlment and to be held at Hard Labour, in chains.
11 July 1838: Sentence extended by 3 yrs.
1839: Absent from his place of work.

21 Sept 1839: Died, at Port Arthur.  Memo 25 Sept 1839.

D Wong on 1st May, 2020 wrote:

Enoch Perkins was listed as 16 years old on arrival.

Occupation: Picture frame maker.

Enoch was 5’3¾” tall, dark complexion, brown hair, grey eyes.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 17th April, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 522. Tasmanian Archives (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 522), date of death: 21

D Wong on 1st May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000)

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