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Henry Perry

Henry Perry, one of 145 convicts transported on the Mariner, May 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Perry
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 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: Mariner
Departure date: May, 1816
Arrival date: 11th October, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 145 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 258
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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Anonymous on 29th August, 2011 wrote:

Henry Perry (c1798-c1843)

On 14th February, 1816 Henry was tried at Middlesex Gaol Delivery and sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing a copper saucepan. 
He was a groom and stable servant.
He arrived 1st October, 1816 aboard the “Mariner” aged 19.
N.S.W. State Records show:
On 18th October, 1816 he was forwarded to Windsor for distribution.
From December, 1821 to January, 1823 he was on a list of Government servants in the employ of Sir John Jamison at Regentville.
On 13th September, 1823 he was in Sydney Gaol according to a deposition from constable George Jilks. (Reason unknown)
In the 1825 Convict Muster, he had a Ticket of Leave and was a labourer at Wilberforce.
In the 1828 Census his age is shown as 30, free, protestant, labourer to
Joseph Croyston, Lower Portland.
Henry and Mary Keating (an Irish convict who arrived on the ship Southworth 3) were married in the Parish of Richmond by Rev. Henry T. Stiles on 31st March, 1834 with the “consent of the Governor” which meant Mary was still bonded at that time. Henry was “free by servitude”.
Henry was 36, Mary was 25.
He appears in the 1841 Census as living in North Richmond .Also in the household is a daughter between 2 and 7 years, (Elizabeth, his daughter,  would have been around 4 years of age) . His wife was recorded as between 21 and 45 years of age. (Mary would have been around 32.) Henry was Church of England, the females were Roman Catholic. He was a farmer.
His description: Five feet one and three quarter inches tall, dark, ruddy
complexion, brown hair and blue eyes.
It is thought both he and Mary had an accidental death, date unknown.
Their daughter Elizabeth was put in the care of the Parsons at Castlereagh.

Ann Gordon on 3rd January, 2017 wrote:

Transported for stealing a copper saucepan.
Married Mary Keating “Southworth 111”

Convict Changes History

Ann Gordon on 3rd January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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