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John Hancock, one of 160 convicts transported on the Earl St Vincent, 06 April 1820
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 287 (145)
||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:
JOHN HANCOCK, Theft > pocketpicking, 27th October 1819.
Reference Number: t18191027-131
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
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
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 10th May, 2015 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime