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John Hancock

John Hancock, one of 270 convicts transported on the Strathfieldsaye, 11 February 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Hancock
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Painter & glazier
Date of Death: 1870
Age: 53 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Strathfieldsaye
Departure date: 11th February, 1836
Arrival date: 15th June, 1836
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 HO11/10, Page Number 240
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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Anonymous on 4th May, 2012 wrote:

I am looking for information to track a convict relative by the name of hancock, possibly john who we believe was a convict at port arthur in the 1800 period
The area he came from in England was Box,Wiltshire or the Summerset area.
I am not sure what his parents or siblings names were but possibly his parents names where John & Mary Hancock from Box Wiltshire.
Possible prisoner John Hancock jr was born in 1810 on May 8th in Box Wiltshire. U K . if anyone can help with any informatoin my name is Mary O’Connor nee (Hancock) EMAIL address mpocon@bigpond.com Australia.

Paul Curran on 22nd June, 2014 wrote:

Ticket Of Leave: 44/2777 granted by the Queanbeyan Bench
Conditional Pardon 49/1558

Convict Changes History

Paul Curran on 22nd June, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1870 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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