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Thomas Bantock

Thomas Bantock, one of 250 convicts transported on the William Hammond, 03 January 1856

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Bantock
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 25th July, 1856
Age: 41 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Poaching & violence
Convicted at: Suffolk. Assizes Bury St Edmunds
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: William Hammond
Departure date: 3rd January, 1856
Arrival date: 29th March, 1856
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 169 (86)
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 11th June, 2018 wrote:

27/3/1852 Norfolk Chronicle Norfolk, England:
At the Suffolk Assizes, on Tuesday, before Lord Campbell, Thomas Bantock and Charles Hustler were indicted for wounding Richard Petch on the 30th of December, with intent to resist their lawful apprehension.__Mr. Prendergast and Mr. Power appeared for the prosecution ; Mr. Henry Mills defended the prisoners.__It appeared from the evidence of the prosecutor that being out watching his master’s premises on the evening of the 30th of December, he heard poachers in a certain wood, where, after a scuffle, he was severely wounded, a charged in the indictment.

The keeper swore to the person of Bantock most positively, but as to Hustler he qualified himself with much doubt.  In addition to this evidence, Boughen, stated that as regarded the present case, both the prisoners, afgter their escape from the wood, made statements to him, which, if believed, fully admitted their presence and guilt on the occasion in question.___The Jury found both the prisoners Guilty, and they were sentenced to be transported for 15 years.

Transported for ‘poaching and wounding’.

**Charles Hustler arrived in WA per ‘Ramillies’ 1854**

Thomas Bantock was listed as being 34 years old on arrival.  He was single, 5’6½” tall, light hair, grey eyes, sallow complexion, middling stout, lost top joint left forefinger, literate.

25/7/1856: Thomas Bantock died when he drowned at Freshwater Bay.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th June, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th July, 1856 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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