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Josiah Hancock

Josiah Hancock, one of 188 convicts transported on the John, 18 July 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Josiah Hancock
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Clothier
Date of Death: 1828
Age: 23 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 Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John
Departure date: 18th July, 1827
Arrival date: 25th November, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 188 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 224
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

D Wong on 22nd March, 2013 wrote:

Josiah Hancock died in 1828.  Three men died on the journey out.  There had been cases of typhus fever on board, the convicts were in a bad state when they landed and 7 were admitted to hospital.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th April, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.

Indent No; 28
Name; Josias Hancock ** spelling as per Indent **
Age; 22
Read & write. Protestant, Married
Native Place; Gloucester
Trade or calling; Clothier & Labourer
Trial Date; 9 April 1827
Height; 5 ft. 5 1/4
Eyes; Dk. Brown
Hair; Dk. Brown
Completion; Much freckled

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th April, 2021 wrote:

Sydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, Liverpool St Luke
Name; Josiah Hancock
Abode; Liverpool Hospital
When Buried; 23 Aug 1828
Age; 25
Ships Name; John
Quality or profession; Govt. Employ
By whom the Ceremony was performed; Robert Cartwright

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd March, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 1828, gender

Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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