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William Henry Perrin
William Henry Perrin, one of 296 convicts transported on the Palmerston, 08 November 1860
Name, Aliases & Gender
||William Henry Perrin
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||29th January, 1832
|Date of Death:
||3rd March, 1903
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 335 (169)
||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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Wendy Low on 31st October, 2015 wrote:
From Wikepedia : William Henry Perrin (1831–1903) was a convict transported to Western Australia, who later became one of the colony’s ex-convict school teachers.
Born in the United Kingdom in 1831, Perrin was married with two children, and working as a grocer’s clerk, when he was convicted of rape and sentenced to fifteen years’ transportation. He arrived in Western Australia on board the Palmerston in February 1861, and received his ticket of leave the following year. He was employed by the Dempster family at their Wongamine farm, and later purchased a small block of land on the boundary of their estate.
In 1868, Perrin began teaching a small class of children there. The following year he received a government grant of 2 acres (8,100 m2) for a school site, and a small schoolhouse was built. He was officially appointed a government schoolmaster in 1871, and later that year he married Elizabeth Woolhouse. William Perrin ran his school for nearly thirty years, teaching his children and some of his grandchildren there. He eventually retired in 1899 or 1900, and died in 1903.
D Wong on 31st October, 2015 wrote:
William Perrin was married with two children, and working as a grocer’s clerk, when he was convicted of rape and sentenced to fifteen years’ transportation.
William was 30 years old on arrival, 5’8” tall, dark brown hair, blue eyes, thin face, dark complexion, middling stout.
Father: William (cloth manufacturer woolen),
Mother: Mary - they lived at Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire.
Known areas: Toodyay, Albany.
He was employed by the Dempster family at their Wongamine farm, and later purchased a small block of land on the boundary of their estate.
William was a small farmer in Wongamine, Buckland, Northam. By 1863 he owned Avon Loc 105 (40 acres), Avon Loc 1477 (100 acres), Avon Loc 1484 (19 acres).
1871: Married Elizabeth Woolhouse (1855-1908) – 7 children.
Convict Changes History
Wendy Low on 31st October, 2015 made the following changes:
date of death: 1903 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation
D Wong on 31st October, 2015 made the following changes:
date of birth: 29th January, 1832 (prev. 0000), date of death: 3rd March, 1903 (prev. 1903), occupation, crime