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Maurice Perry, one of 209 convicts transported on the Mermaid, 30 December 1850
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||12th June, 1818
|Date of Death:
||13th August, 1885
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 392
||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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Ann Marie Gould on 1st March, 2020 wrote:
Killed a policeman in Bathhampton, Somerset. had a wife and one son in England.
Was initially sentenced to hang but was reprieved and transported instead.
D Wong on 2nd March, 2020 wrote:
Maurice Perry was 33 years old on arrival in WA.
Transported for the murder of a Police Constable whilst in the execution of his duty. Tried with Samuel Crawley who is not listed.
Maurice was semi-literate, married with 1 child, 5’11” tall, black hair and whiskers, grey eyes, fresh complexion, M.P.C.S. on right arm.
15/11/1854 Inquirer, Perth:
FREMANTLE POLICE COURT.
7th.—Maurice Perry, t.l., a most pugnacious individual, who contributes liberally to the revenue
in way of fines, was charged with assaulting a woman, and was fined 10s.
3/5/1882 Victorian Express, Geraldton, WA:
Tenders were received for filling railway trucks with gravel, and that of Maurice Perry was accepted.
13/8/1885: Maurice Perry died at Geraldton, WA., - found dead in his hut.
Convict Changes History
Ann Marie Gould on 1st March, 2020 made the following changes:
date of death: 1885 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime
D Wong on 2nd March, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 12th June, 1818 (prev. 0000), date of death: 13th August, 1885 (prev. 1885)