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John Perry

John Perry, one of 160 convicts transported on the Vittoria, 26 August 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Perry
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 12th May, 1880
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Vittoria
Departure date: 26th August, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 485 (244)
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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Phil Hands on 18th June, 2017 wrote:

Tried and convicted at the Somerset Assizes on 29th March 1828, sentenced to transportation for 7 years.
Left England on 1st September 1828.
Ship:- the ‘Vittoria’ sailed with 160 male convicts on board of which 9 died during the voyage.
Arrived on 17th January 1829.

Married widow Ann Andrews, (nee Tunks, daughter of soldier William Tunks & convict Sarah Lyons, ‘Lady Juliana’ 1790) in October 1834 at Sydney, Ann died 2 months later, on 7th December 1834 at Parramatta.
John the married Ann Foston (daughter of convict William Fawson aka Foston, ‘Prince of Orange’ 1821) on 23rd February 1836, they had 3 children between 1836-1841.

Citation details: Vol 03, Baptisms, 1834-1838; Marriages, 1834-1838; Burials, 1834-1838; p. 14, 1836, no. 55
John Pervey [Sic], free, aged 33 of the parish of Parramatta and Anne Foston, free age 20 of the parish of Parramatta were married in this church by banns this 23 day of Feb in the year 1836 by me Samuel Marsden.
John Pervey and Anne Foston made their X marks in the presence of Charles Blakefield of Parramatta and Catherine Blakefield of Parramatta who both signed the register

Ann died on 29th November 1865 at Parramatta, John died on 12th May 1880 at Parramatta.

Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 15th May 1880 p. 1
At his residence, O’Connell-street, Parramatta, John Perry, aged 78 years.

Convict Changes History

Phil Hands on 18th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 12th May, 1880 (prev. 0000)

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