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Edward Bearcroft Perrott (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

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

c. 1760

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years