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Sarah Hancock

Sarah Hancock, one of 100 convicts transported on the Princess Royal, 07 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Sarah Hancock
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: Cook/laundress
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Princess Royal
Departure date: 6th January, 1829
Arrival date: 9th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 502
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 22nd February, 2012 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings May 1828 (t18280529-204)

Sarah Hancock was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May, 1 shawl, value 15s., the goods of Arabella Lucas, from her person.

Sarah Hancock was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of July, 1 gown, value 14s., the goods of Elizabeth Williams.
ELIZABETH WILLIAMS: I am single.  I lost my gown, from a back parlour, in Bowling street, Clerkenwell; it was taken out at the back window, shich I had left a little was open.  I had seen it at five o’clock that evening, when I went out:  I returned in half an hour - the prisoner lived next door.

RICHARD MOAT: I am a pawnbroker.  I have a gown pawned with me on the 12th July; I am not quite certain of the prisoner’s person, but I believe it was her - I gave this duplicate for it.

MAR LEWIS: I keep a little clothes shop.  On the 12th July, the prisoner brought this duplicate to my house and asked me to take care of it, as she was going to meet a gentleman; I said I would - three weeks after, the officer came to me and I gave it to him.

JAMES TERRY:  I am an officer.  I produce the duplicate which I got from this witness.

The prisoner put in a written Defence, stating that she had taken the gown and pawned it to pay her rent, but intended to redeem it; that the prosecutrix was living in a state of adultery and had perjured herself by giving the name of Clark at the office.

GUILTY.  Aged 44.

Transported for Seven Years.

12/12/1832 Ticket of Leave - Parramatta.
3/5/1836 Certificate of Freedom.

Tony Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1829 Widowed protestant with one child who could read and write. Assigned to Mary Wyatt King Street Sydney

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867 (NRS 12210) Butts of Certificates of Freedom 1836 March 7. no 36/122. From Exeter. Tried at Middlesex Gaol Delivery 11/9/1828 for unlawfully pledging. 5’ 3” dark ruddy and freckled complexion grey hair and hazel eyes

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 22nd February, 2012 made the following changes:

gender f

Tony Beale on 14th October, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1784 (prev. 0000), occupation

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