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John Hanson

John Hanson, one of 260 convicts transported on the Heroine, 06 May 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Hanson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Carter
Date of Death: 1836
Age: 25 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Heroine
Departure date: 6th May, 1833
Arrival date: 19th September, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 259 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 103 (53)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th January, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Heroine
No; 138
Name; John Hanson
Age; 22. Read & write.
Native County;
Trade; Carter & Hawker
Height; 5 ft. 4 3/4 in
Complexion; Dark Ruddy & freckled
Hair; Dark Brown
Eyes; Brown
Date of Certificate;
Additional Remarks; DIED; in the General Hospital Sdyney. 1836

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th January, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879
Name: Jno Hanson
Age: 23
Date of Death: 25 Nov 1836
District: Sydney

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th January, 2021 wrote:

JOHN HANSON, Theft > embezzlement, 28th October 1830.
Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1859. JOHN HANSON was indicted for embezzlement .

JOHN BROWN . I am a coal-merchant , and live at Brentford ; the prisoner was in my service in August last; Sarah Jacobs and Ann Quinley are customers of mine - the prisoner was authorized to receive money for coals, and should account to me every evening for what he carried out in the course of the day, whether it was paid for or to be booked - he was sent out with some coals on the 8th of July; when he came home in the evening he booked one sack of coals to Mrs. Jacobs, saying she had not enough to pay him, but had given him 3s. on account; I am quite sure I never received the rest from him, which was 5s. if I had, it would have been entered. On the 23rd of August he booked 12s. to Mrs. Jacobs, saying she had three sacks of coals, and had not money to pay for them; he never paid me for them - he stated that he had delivered to Mrs. Kelly two sacks which came to 8s., on credit; he never paid me that money.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS, Q. Were you in the habit of seeing Mrs. Jacobs? A. I had not seen her when he paid the 3s.; I have known him sometimes give receipts, but not always; I had no quarrel with him more han charging him with being lazy - I took him to the office about furious driving, but not about breaking my horse’s knee; the charge was dismissed.

SARAH JACOBS . In July last I bought three sacks of coals of the prosecutor, which came to 12s. - I paid the prisoner the whole 12s.; I bought more in August, and paid him 12s. for them all at once.

Cross-examined. Q. Are you not in the habit of taking receipts? A. I did for the first transaction. but as my neighbour saw me pay the second, I depended on that - the first dealing I had with the prisoner, he came and asked if I wanted coals; I had no money - he called on Mond, and I gave him 5s. 3d. on account, and took a receipt for that; I am sure I paid him the whole amount for the two parcels in question; my neighbour stood by while I paid him.

ANN QUINLEY . I had some coals from the prisoner; I do not know the date - I always pay for the first two sacks before I have any more; I paid part every week, and am quite certain I paid the prisoner the whole amount.

Cross-examined. Q. Can you tell in what sums you paid him? A. Sometimes 1s., 1s. 6d., or 2s. - he charges me in the book for 8s., I only owed 2s.; I took a receipt for the last payment - here it is; it says, “Received on or about 6s., left 2s.” - it has no date or name.

Prisoner’s Defence. She never paid me.

GUILTY . Aged 19. - Transported for Seven Years .

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th January, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1836 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th January, 2021 made the following changes:


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