Attention Internet Explorer User

Your web browser has been identified as Internet Explorer .

In the coming months this site is going to be updated to improve security, accessibility and mobile experience. Older versions of Internet Explorer do not provide the functionality required for these changes and as such your browser will no longer be supported as of September 2020. If you require continued access to this site then you will need to install a different browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

People Australia

  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites

Browse Lists:

Perrott, Edward Bearcroft (c. 1760–?)

Edward Bearcroft Perrott (c.1760- ) and William Connelly were found guilty on 3 February 1785 at the Bristol Quarter Sessions of stealing clothing from an alehouse. Sentenced to 7 years transportation the men were sent to the Ceres hulk, where they remained until they embarked for New South Wales on the Alexander in January 1787, arriving in Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Perrott was sent to Norfolk Island on the Sirius in March 1790. He lived with Ann Read on a one acre lot at Sydney Town. Perrott left Norfolk Island, without Read, heading for China on the Philadelphia, in January 1793.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 283

Citation details

'Perrott, Edward Bearcroft (c. 1760–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/perrott-edward-bearcroft-30597/text37923, accessed 27 September 2020.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Perrott, Edward
  • Bearcroft, Edward
  • Parrett, Edward
  • Perrot, Edward Bearcroft
Birth

c. 1760

Passenger Ship
Occupation
Key Events
Key Places