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John Theodore Perry
John Perry, one of 156 convicts transported on the Neptune, 18 March 1820
Name, Aliases & Gender
||John Theodore Perry
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||5th October, 1880
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 270
||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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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.
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: