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Anthony Hancock

Anthony Hancock, one of 198 convicts transported on the Persian, 26 June 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Anthony Hancock
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: York (West Riding) Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Persian
Departure date: 26th June, 1830
Arrival date: 7th November, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 197 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 419 (212)
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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Community Contributions

Anonymous on 27th June, 2012 wrote:

Anthony was 24 from Derbyshire and was transported for stealing a great coat.  In prison before for stealing wearing apparel.
Anthony was 5’5" tall, dark hazel eyes, dark brown hair, and single.

Medical Journal - Persian 1830: Anthony Hancock, Aged 23, con vict, taken ill at sea; sick or hurs; dysenteria: put on sick list 20/8/1830 discharged 4/9/1830 cured.

1830: Assigned to Mr M J Clark
10/2/1832: Clark/Drunk and frequently absent from his master’s premises at n ight without leave - 2 months imprisonment with hard labour and not to be returned to his services.
1832 Muster: Public Works
1833: Assigned to J A Youll
19/8/1833 PA/Drunk - Tread Wheel 14 days.
14/3/1834: Absenting himself from his station the whole of Thursday night and Friday - to ber confined 3 nights in the cells.

1835: TOL

4/6/1842: Lauceston Examiner - Anthony Hancock a hired servant was sentenced 1 month to the House of Correctoion for absenting himself from his service.
27/8/1842: Charged with assaulting Matthew Johnson - discharged (also in Launceston)

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 27th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1806-00-00, gender m

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