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PERRY Isle of Wight and Australia

Journal by Jaznjj

My Perry ancestors came from Cowes on the Isle of Wight. One son, George Donald Perry, was a seaman on (it is thought a wool clipper) and we believe he left his ship on one of its stopovers in Adelaide, South Australia as I have been unable to locate an official date of landing. One of George's sons went back to England and for many years captained one of the Isle of Wight ferries and was last known living at Southsea, Hants but that was some years ago. When Queen Victoria died on the Isle of Wight, the Perry carpentry firm supposedly constructed the inner coffin. I possess a piece of the scrap silk from the lining which was in the possession of my grandmother until she died. I am happy to communicate with other researchers and add information to this very brief summary. J

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on 2008-01-03 07:26:27

Jaznjj has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2008. is researching the following names: PERRY.

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by owenperry on 2008-03-17 04:15:27

My great grandfather John Alfred Perry came from Ventnor, Isle of Wight to New Zealand as ships carpenter in the 1840's. He settled at Castlepoint, New Zealand where his descendents still live to this day. I do not have any record of him from the IOW, only what has been passed down to me by my father and grand father.
Owen Perry
New Zealand

by Jaznjj on 2008-03-17 07:35:41

Hello Owen, I'm not sure what our connection is (if any) at this stage but I'll pull the file out over the next couple of days and see if there are any John Alfred Perrys in my records. It is not a familiar name to me. My ancestor probably arrived in South Australia say 1880. I believe earlier generations of my Perry family on the IOW came from Somerset originally. I'd also guess the IOW was the kicking off point for a great many mariners. Talk to you later. Jennifer Bell (nee Perry)

by billj on 2011-03-07 01:37:38


I just sent you an email as I came across your information. Wierdly i have just come into posession of queen Victoria's funeral flag given to our family who constructed the coffin. I was conducting a bit of preliminary research to verify the story when I came across your post. My dad said there had been a piece of silk lining with the flag but had no idea where it had ended up! I would love to talk further with you about this. I am also an author.

Kind Regards
belinda Jeffrey - Belinda Perry from South Australia, descendent of Michael Frank Perry

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