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James Perry

James Perry, one of 192 convicts transported on the Governor Ready, 26 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Perry
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Governor Ready
Departure date: 26th March, 1827
Arrival date: 31st July, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 127 (65)
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 13th November, 2019 wrote:

James was tried at the Old Bailey. (online)

JAMES PERRY, Theft - grand larceny, 19th May 1825.

892. JAMES PERRY was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of April , eight silver spoons, value 50 s., and a milk-pot, value 2 s. , the goods of John Ambler .

JANE RUGG . I live with John Ambler, in Rosemary-lane, Ball’s Pond-common - he is a hay salesman at Smithfield-market . On the 21st of April, about ten o’clock, I saw the prisoner outside the gate, leading to the kitchen, with a basket; I suspected he had been in the kitchen, went in, and missed eight silver tea-spoons and a milk-pot, which I had seen safe about half an hour before; I went out, and saw him running away; I called Stop thief! and he ran still faster; when he found that I pursued him closely he dropped the basket: I picked it up, and still pursued him. I took him at the top of the lane - there were two other boys at the top of the lane, who he intended to give it to.

WILLIAM HUCKET . I am a constable. I was sent for, and took charge of the prisoner. I found these spoons and milk-pot in his basket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I worked for Mr. Wilkes, No. 3, Hare-walk; he sent me to a chandler’s-shop, and then to the Green Man, public-house, and I crossed the brick fields, and went up Rosemary-lane; I saw a man dressed in blue - he said, “Where are you going?” I said, “To the Green Man:” he said, “I will give you 6 d. to carry this basket;” I, being a poor lad, took it to carry. He went on about ten yards, and then told me to go up to the top of the lane, and I should see his brother, and to tell him to come to him; I left the basket by his side, and ran up the lane, when a man stopped me.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Euryalus hulk record. HO-9-2-4 page 1

Twelve from Newgate, 19 June 1825
James Perry, No 283, age 14, Crime, Larceny, Middlesex, 19 May 1825, sentence – 7 years, How disposed of – Justitia, 28 Apr 1827.

The prison hulk, the Euryalus, an ex-frigate of the Trafalgar fleet, was moored at Chatham.  Over the twenty years that this hulk serviced juveniles, about 2,500 boys of fourteen and under passed through. There were also considerable numbers of older boys both in the juvenile hulk and distributed among the other hulks.  From the Euryalus, boys were transported both to New South Wales and to Van Diemen’s Land.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 13th November, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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