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Item: 5599
Surname: Perry
First Name: John
Ship: Asia 1832
Date: 16 November 1833
Place: Castle Forbes
Source: SG
Details: Age 24. Farm labourer from Essex. 5ft 3 3/4in, ruddy complexion, light brown hair, light brown eyes, and had on a white shirt, duck trousers, duck jacket and straw hat. Absconded from Castle Forbes in company with John Poole, Anthony Hitchcock, James Reilly, David Jones and James Ryan after committing various outrages and taking with them silver plate, guns, muskets, horses and wearing apparel. 70 pound reward offered for apprehension


 
Item: 17618
Surname: Perry
First Name: John
Ship: Asia 1832
Date: 1832 5 July
Place: Hunter River
Source: SG
Details: Ploughs, milks. Assigned to James Mudie


 
Item: 21544
Surname: Perry
First Name: John
Ship: Asia 1832
Date: 1833 1 August
Place: -
Source: SG
Details: Aged 24. Labourer from Essex. Absconded from the service of James Mudie


 
Item: 80513
Surname: Perry
First Name: John
Ship: Asia 1832
Date: 1833 13 December
Place: Castle Forbes, Patrick Plains
Source: Australian
Details: Indicted for aiding and abetting Anthony Hitchcock and John Poole in an attempt to kill John Larnach


 
Item: 94411
Surname: Perry
First Name: John
Ship: Asia 1832
Date: November 1833
Place: Castle Forbes
Source: History of the Colonies
Details: Peter Ponsonby testified that John Perry had been repeatedly flogged while at Castle Forbes and had a 'horrid back'


 
Item: 115640
Surname: Perry
First Name: John
Ship: Asia 1832
Date: 1833 24 December
Place: Sydney
Source: SG
Details: James Riley, John Perry and James Ryan executed in Sydney. Perry died instantly; the bodies of the others were strongly convulsed for several minutes. Ryan was a young boy and the prevailing opinion was that he should have been spared



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