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John Theodore Perry

John Perry, one of 156 convicts transported on the Neptune, 18 March 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Theodore Perry
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Convict
Date of Death: 5th October, 1880
Age: 78 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Somerset Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Neptune
Departure date: 18th March, 1820
Arrival date: 16th July, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 270
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

D Wong on 16th August, 2014 wrote:

John Perry was from Bedfordshire.  He was 5’3” tall, dark eyes, brown hair, fair pale complexion.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
PERRY, John. Per “Neptune”, 1820
1822 Feb 9:attached to Longbottom. On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Fiche 3297; X643 p.3a)

11/12/1823: Absconded from Mr Horsley’s clearing party.

19/10/1826: COF

1827: aged 25, Married Susannah Boulton at St Phillips, Sydney.  They had 8? children.

Susannah was born in the colony - daughter of Thomas Boulton (arrived free per Minorca 1801) and Elizabeth Sandlin.  Susannah was born 1809 and died 1857.

5/10/1880: John died at Mt. Victoria, Central Tablelands, NSW, aged 78 and he was buried at Cobbity, NSW.

Robert Louis Failes on 11th March, 2018 wrote:

Australian Join Copying Project quoted above does not include Theodore in his name. His son (Thomas Boulton Perry) has marriage certificate for his third marriage at St Kilda in Victoria on 22/12/1886, ( no. in register - 51) that shows his father’s name to be John Ladd Perry. No birth certificate is available. All marriage, death certificates and cemetery records simply show name to be John Perry.

D Wong on 11th March, 2018 wrote:

28/10/1819 Worcester Journal Worcestershire, England:
At the Taunton Sessions sentence of seven years’ transportation was passed Edw. Butler and John Perry, for stealing two gold seals, by breaking a pane from the shop window of Mr. Moor, of Bath. [These lads, neither of them above 17 years of age, behaved with the greatest effrontery, smiling during the whole trial.  Butler was the son of a once eminent clother in Frome, who became a bankrupt through the failure of a great London hourse, which reverse in his circumstances had such an effect on the poor man, that he died broken hearted within a twelvemonth.]

Edward Butler alias Smith was also onboard the Neptune.

Convict Changes History

Mark Gattenhof on 15th August, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 5th October, 1880 (prev. 0000), occupation

D Wong on 16th August, 2014 made the following changes:

firstname: John Theodore (prev. John), date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 11th March, 2018 made the following changes:


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