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Details for the convict Henry Berry (1836)

Convict Name:Henry Berry
Trial Place:Glamorgan Assizes
Trial Date:14 July 1835
Sentence:Life
Notes:
 
Arrival Details
Ship:Susan (2)
Arrival Year:1836
 
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Biographies

Arrived in 7.2.1836 on ship Susan II.Occupation Baker.Literate.
Birth Certificate sighted.Shows child born as Bastard.
Also known as "Berry"

Indent shows
BERRY/Thompson/Perry John/William/Henry...Susan (2)...7th February, 1836...Sydney

Conditional Pardon granted 1 Apr 1841

Certificate of Freedom issued 27.09.1842 No. 42/1694

His death certificate states father as Joseph. Not sure where the informant
got that from. It has never been recorded anywhere else that I have searched.

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* NSWPI PIONEERS SERIES - DEATHS *
* SET # 5 - 1 RECORDS *
* COMBINE: 1 AND 2 AND 4 *
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RECORD #1 OF 1
SURNAME PERRY
GIVEN NAME(S) HENRY
INDEX YEAR 1882
FATHER JOSEPH
MOTHER DIED WALHALLOW
PLACE OF REGISTRATION GUNNEDAH
REGISTRATION YEAR 1882
REGISTRATION NUMBER 8635

On 2nd April, 1835, Henry Berry alias John William Thompson alias Perry,aged 17 years, was sentenced in Nottingham Quarter Sessions, to 7 years transportation to Australia.
He was a Baker`s boy from Leicester. He could read and write and he was a Protestant. His crime was robbing his master of money.
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He must have prospered in the 13 years after his arrival as a convict and just 7 years after being granted his freedom as the following advertisment shows.

Maitland Mercury 27th June 1849

Notice.
THE undersigned having Purchased the CATTLE branded with compass B, running on the "Gunerai Station," Gwydir River, cautions the public not to remove the same, or in any way interfere with them.
HENRY BERRY,
Black Creek.
June 25th,1849

From "The Upper Mooki"
by H R Carter MBE
First published 1974
ISBN 0 9598088 2 5

"Henry Berry (or Perry) was born at Leicester, England, on 2nd April,1817. He married Jane Pyne, a native of County Clare, Ireland, at Maitland in 1848. In the following year, their son John was born. In 1850 Henry and his family passed over the Liverpool Plains on their way to Bingara. However, he became overseer and later superintendent or manager at "Mooki" for Richard Reynolds. His name is recorded in the P.M.G. Department's records of 1867, requesting improved postal facilities for the Upper Mooki. They lived in a cottage near the present "Willieawarina" homestead.

Submitted by Researcher (Mike Harvey) on 8 May 2014

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Research notes

Arrived in 7.2.1836 on ship Susan II.Occupation Baker.Literate. Birth Certificate sighted.Shows child born as Bastard. Also known as "Berry" Indent shows BERRY/Thompson/Perry John/William/Henry.
Submitted by Researcher (Mike Harvey) on 7 February 2014

Disclaimer: The information has not been verified by Claim a Convict. As this information is contributed, it is the responsibility of those who use the data to verify its accuracy.

Sources

  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/10, p.175

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