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Joseph Perkins, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guildford, 04 April 1822
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||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)
||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.
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:
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