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Henry Hancock, one of 136 convicts transported on the Prince of Orange, 02 October 1820
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life span was 54 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 398
||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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Ron Garbutt on 22nd March, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 22 March 2020), June 1820, trial of HENRY HANCOCK (t18200628-163).
HENRY HANCOCK, Theft > pocketpicking, 28th June 1820.
884. HENRY HANCOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June , one handkerchief, value 7 s., the goods of Robert Bailey , from his person .
ROBERT BAILEY. I live at the London-tavern. On Sunday evening the 4th of June, about nine o’clock at night, I was in Chiswell-street with some friends - I observed two persons close behind me. I suspected them, and kept my eye on them. I put my hand to my pocket, and found my handkerchief was safe, in a few minutes I saw them again close behind me - I walked on, and in a few seconds I put my hand to my pocket and missed it; nobody was near me but them. I observed the prisoner and the other then across the road. I watched till the prisoner got to the corner of Lamb’s passage, I immediately ran across the road and saw him with the other, who was not above twelve years old, with the handkerchief, looking at it by the gas, both were examining it. I seized the boy being the the nearest - they both had it in their hands. The moment I seized the boy, I lost sight of it, and the prisoner ran away. I let the boy go and followed him, calling Stop thief! he ran about one hundred and fifty yards, and was stopped without my losing sight of him. I took him into a public-house, he said if I would take him into the street, he would take me to the boy who had the handkerchief. I did so, and when he got five or six yards from the door, he made a terrible noise, crying out for a lad who had found a handkerchief. I thought I would get him back to the public-house, and did so with much difficulty - and at the door he was seized by three or four girls, who wanted to rescue him, but the watchman took him.
Prisoner’s Defence. Some gentlemen said if I went out I should find it. I know nothing of it.
GUILTY . Aged 16.
Transported for Life .
Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.
Convict Changes History
Ron Garbutt on 22nd March, 2020 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime