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John Hancock

John Hancock, one of 160 convicts transported on the Earl St Vincent, 06 April 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Hancock
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Earl St Vincent
Departure date: 6th April, 1820
Arrival date: 16th August, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 287 (145)
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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D Wong on 10th May, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JOHN HANCOCK, Theft > pocketpicking, 27th October 1819.

Reference Number: t18191027-131
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

JOHN HANCOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of October , one handkerchief, value 2 s. the goods of John Frederick Pike , from his person .
MR. JOHN FREDERICK PIKE . I am a sugar-baker , and live in Bedford-square. On the 6th of October, about half-past nine o’clock in the morning, I was in Featherstone-street, City-road , and thought I heard footsteps behind me. I felt my pocket, and missed my handkerchief, turned round, and saw the prisoner retreating a few paces from me; he was stopped by a man, with the handkerchief in his hand - I took it out of his hand myself; he made some resistance. I took him into custody, called for an officer, and gave him in charge.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner’s Defence. I was going up the street, saw it laying on the ground, and picked it up. The gentleman tore my shirt and waistcoat.
GUILTY . Aged 15.
Transported for Life .

1835: TOL Illawarra
30/1/1847: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 10th May, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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