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William Perry

William Perry, one of 220 convicts transported on the Lord Eldon, April 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Perry
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 2nd February, 1802
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: 3rd January, 1872
Age: 69 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Eldon
Departure date: April, 1817
Arrival date: 30th September, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 329 (166)
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

Yvonne Tyler on 24th August, 2013 wrote:

Married: Dianah HAGUE 5/12/1825
      Dianah’s parents James Hague & Ann Germaine

D Wong on 24th August, 2013 wrote:

William Perry was 15 years old when convicted along with Lydia Padget 17, for stealing a shawl value £1, from Jame Preston, in the King’s Highway, and assaulting her.  Both were sentenced to death.  Lydia Padget doesn’t appear to have come out as a convict.

2/10/1824: Re permission to marry at Windsor.
4,17/11/1825: Re permission to marry at Windsor.

5/12/1825: married Dinah Howell, using the name Hannah Howell, she also had alias’s of Germain, Eager, Egg, Howell, Howel.
They had 5 children.

1822: Worked on the gaol gang at Windsor.
1825-1828: Worked for R. Fitzgerald, at Windsor.

1833: TOL
28/10/1840: CP.

William was 5’4 tall, dark ruddy complexion, black hair and brown eyes.

Convict Changes History

Yvonne Tyler on 24th August, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 2nd February, 1802, date of death 3rd January, 1872, gender, occupation

D Wong on 24th August, 2013 made the following changes:


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