Born in England circa 1766—Died 1788 in
John Berry (indicated thus but appearing
as Barry in some records), aged 19, was sentenced to
seven years transportation at Bristol Quarter Sessions
on 23 November 1785
for theft of stockings.
Ordered to the Dunkirk hulk at Plymouth
on 12 May 1786, he was “tolerably decent and orderly”
there until discharged to Friendship on 11 March 1787.
John Berry was buried at Sydney Cove on 3
To The Memory of
Little do we know of John?
No longer a child, nor was he very old.
No time for farewells to folk he knew,
not even to his Mother.
A dreaded illness took his life; so,
John peacefully rests, down at Sydney
Founders of Australia.
Verse: J. Mortimer # 6409.