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Maurice Perry

Maurice Perry, one of 209 convicts transported on the Mermaid, 30 December 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Maurice Perry
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 12th June, 1818
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 13th August, 1885
Age: 67 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 Life

Crime: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mermaid
Departure date: 30th December, 1850
Arrival date: 13th May, 1851
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 208 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 392
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

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.

Occupation: Limeburner.

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.

15/1/1853: TOL

15/11/1854 Inquirer, Perth:
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.

1/2/1864: CP.

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)

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