William Perry

Brief Life History of William

When William Perry was born on 29 December 1833, in England, United Kingdom, his father, John Perry, was 38 and his mother, Frances Pascoe, was 35. He married Mary Jonas in 1855, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 10 October 1865, in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, at the age of 31, and was buried in Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.

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William Perry
Mary Jonas
Marriage: 1855
William Langdon Perry
Laura Jonas Perry
Alice Perry
Clara Jane Perry
Elizabeth Annie Perry
William Matthew Perry

Sources (11)

  • William Perry, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Perry, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Perry in entry for William Matthew Perry, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

World Events (7)

1834 · The United Tribes of New Zealand Flag

A confederation of Maori tribes was convened in 1834 by James Busby, a British Resident who had been sent to New Zealand to set up a framework for trade between the Māori and Europeans. The Flag which they used was a mix between the St. George’s Cross and in the top left corner another smaller St. Georges Cross with four eight pointed stars representing the Holy Cross stars in the Southern Hemisphere. This design is still being used today as the official flag of the United Tribes of New Zealand.


The Maori sign the Treaty of Waitangi giving control to the British in exchange for protection and guaranteed Maori possession of their lands.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of the personal name Harry (see Harris ).

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree (Middle English piri(e), peri(e), puri(e), Old English pirige, pyrige), or a habitational name for someone who owned or came from a place so named. This surname and a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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