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Joseph Perkins

Joseph Perkins, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guildford, 04 April 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Perkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 4th April, 1822
Arrival date: 15th July, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts

References

Primary source: State Archives NSW, Indents (Series NRS 12188; Item 4/4008; Microfiche 648). Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 161 (81)
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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Maureen Withey on 5th August, 2019 wrote:

On June 6 1821, Joseph Perkins was tried at the Old Bailey.

JOSEPH PERKINS , was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , one watch, value 3 l.; one chain, value 1 s., and one key, value 6 d., the goods of James Bowers , in the dwelling-house of Ralph Ebert .

JAMES BOWERS . I am a bricklayer ; and lodge at Hadley, Middlesex , at Ralph Ebert ‘s house. I have the front room, up stairs; the prisoner lodged in the same room; I lost my watch on the morning of the 31st of May, he had gone out very early in the morning; I missed it from the chair when I got up, it was silver; I have had it ten years, and gave 5 l. for it; it had a steel chain. He never returned, he had lodged there three weeks, and did not say he was going - I found him the same day at High-gate, in custody with the watch.

THOMAS BRETT . I am an officer. About half-past three o’clock in the morning, I was going down Highgate-hill, the prisoner came towards me, in a direction from Hadley; I stopped him, and searched him, and found the watch in his waistcoat pocket - he could not tell the maker’s name; I asked where he came from, he said, from Barnet, about three o’clock - I said, that was impossible; and I was sure he had stolen it, and gave him in charge; I found it belonged to Bowers.

JOHN LOPPENT . I took him into custody; he told me he took it off the chair.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. He said, at Bow-street, he had it nine years.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Old Bailey on-line

Iris Dunne on 6th August, 2019 wrote:

Indents: aged 24, Trade Shoemaker

D Wong on 6th August, 2019 wrote:

Joseph Perkins was listed as 24 years old on arrival.

Native Place: London.

Joseph was 5’2¾” tall, pale complexion, flaxen hair, blue eyes.

27/6/1828: COF

Joseph Perkins, 30, free by servitude, per Guildford 1822 [7 years] protestant. Shoemaker at township, Goulburn Plains”.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 5th August, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

Iris Dunne on 6th August, 2019 made the following changes:

source: State Archives NSW, Indents (Series NRS 12188; Item 4/4008; Microfiche 648). Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 161 (81) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll

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