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Daniel Hancock

Daniel Hancock, one of 133 convicts transported on the Eleanor, 15 February 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel Hancock
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 20th March, 1890
Age: 84 years

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: Machine breaking
Convicted at: Berks Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eleanor
Departure date: 15th February, 1831
Arrival date: 26th June, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 135 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 17 (11)
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

D Wong on 22nd December, 2015 wrote:

Daniel Hancock was one of 40 men – machine breakers – who sailed aboard the Eleanor to NSW.

The machine breaking riots were caused by the poor harvests of 1829 and 1830, that raised the price of bread and caused increased unemployment.
Hardship amongst the families of the country farm labourers was bad during the winter months when they were laid off by farmers, themselves going through economic difficulties.

DANIEL came from Aldermaston, districe of Berkshire.
He was assigned to K.M.Campbell in the County of Argyle.

31/5/1835: TOL Bungonia.

Dec. 1837 Convict Muster Roll - residing at Inverary (Park).

2/3/1839: COF
1/10/1836: Royal Pardon Warrant.

11/11/1840: Married Ann Henley at Berrima/Sutton Forest, NSW.
They had 9 children. Ann was born in Brede, Sussex in C1822 and died in 1890.

Daniel was in Adelaide in 1849 when daughter Eliza Hancock was born, so some time after that Daniel moved to the Young district, NSW., where he built the Marengo hotel and then selected a property at Bendic Murrell.

20/3/1890: Daniel died at Young, NSW.

Convict Changes History

john jervis on 21st December, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1890 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 22nd December, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 20th March, 1890 (prev. 1890)

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