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Frederick Childs Hancock

Frederick Childs Hancock, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 24 March 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Frederick Childs Hancock
Aliases: Frederick Handcock
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Watch chain maker
Date of Death: 16th November, 1878
Age: 73 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 14 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 24th March, 1838
Arrival date: 21st July, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 213 (108)
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

Maureen Withey on 16th May, 2019 wrote:

Frederick Handcock, aged 34, Convict; disease or hurt, anorexia. Put on sick list, 2 May 1838, at sea. Discharged, 7 June 1838. He had been a watchmaker by trade and had enjoyed good health, he appeared very debilitated, had a constant tremor and nausea.
Source: Medical and Surgical journal of Her Majesty’s convict ship Bengal Merchant for 5 March to 28 July 1838 by Isaac Noott, Surgeon, during which time the said ship was employed in a voyage to New South Wales.  National Archives Ref: ADM 101/8/3, 3A-3B

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th May, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Frederick Handcock

Michelle Martin on 26th July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th November, 1878 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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