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James Perry

James Perry, one of 230 convicts transported on the Isabella, April 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Perry
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 10th October, 1841
Age: 46 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Chester City Session of Pleas
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 3rd April, 1818
Arrival date: 14th September, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 232 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 11 (7)
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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Community Contributions

Helen Campbell on 17th November, 2012 wrote:

He was described as 5ft 9 1/4 inches tall,with brown hair and blue eyes with a ruddy complexion.He was granted a ticket of leave in 1825.Buried at Maitland.

Helen Campbell on 21st October, 2015 wrote:

Buried at Branxton Catholic Cemetery NSW

D Wong on 24th October, 2015 wrote:

James Perry married Mary Gillespie, daughter of Dominick Gillespie (Asia 1825).
Dominick’s wife Mary, nee Munally, and 4 children arrived on the Southworth in 1832, children were Mary, Bridget, Ann and John.

25/9/1818 – 24/5/1825: James was assigned to Dr. Towson.

13/9/1837: Application for purchase of land at Munmurra Brook, Cassilis.

1838: Living at ‘Collaroy Station” Cassilis.

Convict Changes History

Helen Campbell on 17th November, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1795, date of death 10th October, 1841, gender, occupation, crime

Helen Campbell on 21st October, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at

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