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John Adcock

John Adcock, one of 200 convicts transported on the Asia, 13 August 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Adcock
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Frs labourer & ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Poaching
Convicted at: Norfolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 13th August, 1827
Arrival date: 7th December, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 251 (127)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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D Wong on 26th October, 2013 wrote:

John Adcock was part of the Costessey poachers gang, however, he was only transported for poaching 3 pheasants from the property of Lord Stafford of Costessey and not the further charge of shooting with intent to kill as the others were.

John was 28 years old, married with 2 children who were left behind with his brother, 5’5” tall, freckled face and breast, light blue eyes, brown hair.

John’s wife was Sarah Gurney, they were married on 4/10/1825 and children Maria Eliza, baptised 17/4/1825, and Sarah Ann baptised in 1827.
Sarah Adcock was on parish relief all through 1827.

John was assigned to Mr Anthony Geiss.

1832: TOL

Alfie Adcock on 2nd April, 2015 wrote:

I believe that Johns children were left with his brother James Adcock, as the records state that Sarah Ann & Maria Elizabeth were left with his brother. The dates & place in Norfolk tie up with my family tree. Both Sarah Ann & Maria Elizabeth appear in my family tree. Sarah Ann married a George Smith & died at 81 in 1906.  James & John must have been brothers & James Adcock is my gt gt gt Grandfather, which makes John my gt gt gt Uncle.

Interested to find out more about John & James Adcock

All the best Alfie Adcock

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1797, gender, occupation, crime

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