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Benjamin Hancock, one of 327 convicts transported on the Indefatigable and Minstrel, 09 May 1812
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||14th June, 1789
|Date of Death:
||7th June, 1853
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 68. Tasmanian Archives - convict conduct record
||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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 3rd December, 2013 wrote:
Benjamin Hancock was convicted at Nottingham on 13/3/1812. 14yr transportation sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Indefatigable’.
Conditional Pardon 31/01/1820
(Hobart Town Courier 6 Dec 1833)
IN HOBART TOWN. Benjamin Hancock, Black Swan, Goulburn-street. (Colonial Times 13 Nov 1829).
( The following is a list of the names of the persons announced in the Gazette who have obtained licenses to retail wine and spirits in
the Buckinghamshire division of the island:—
Benjamin Hancock, Adam and Eve, New town.
(Hobart Town Courier 23 Feb 1838) Thursday February 15.
Mr. Benjamin Hancock, a licensed publican at New town, was charged with a breach of the Sunday clause of the Licensing Act, in having persons, not being guests or travellers, obtaining refreshment. This is a road side house, and subject to visitors on Sunday, bona fide travellers, but it appeared the persons found in the house on this occasion, were assigned ser- vants of neighbours. Defendant was fined in the imperative penalty of £5; but the Magistrates, in consequence of the excellent manner the house has been hitherto conducted, promised to recommend a remission of the King’s moiety.
Free Certificate 1840
Public License 1840:
Benjamin Hancock, Adam and Eve.
Chriss Roe on 18th March, 2014 wrote:
Father - James Hancock, Mother - Ann Walker
married Elizabeth Harrison 24/12/1810
D Wong on 18th March, 2014 wrote:
Ben Hancock, of Hucknall, aged 21, was sentenced to 14 years’ transportation for breaking frames at Sutton.
On January 18th, 1812, the Luddites went to Linby and destroyed nine lace-warp machines belonging to Mr. Shipley; the cost of this damage was £200. Mr. Shipley had, with a number of neighbours, been guarding the house till midnight, when the neighbours went home, but no sooner had they gone than 14 Luddites, who had been lying in ambush, burst in and smashed the machines.
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 3rd December, 2013 made the following changes:
Chriss Roe on 18th March, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 14th June, 1789 (prev. 0000), date of death: 7th June, 1853 (prev. 0000)
D Wong on 18th March, 2014 made the following changes: