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John Hiscock

John Hiscock, one of 220 convicts transported on the Lord Eldon, April 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Hiscock
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Mutiny
Convicted at: Gibraltar Court Martial
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Eldon
Departure date: April, 1817
Arrival date: 30th September, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 334
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

Maureen Withey on 30th July, 2019 wrote:

Moreton Bay Records.
John Hiscock, Lord Eldon, Gibraltar Court martial, 8 July 1816, Life, Stonemason.

Colonial sentence, Bathurst General Sessions, 5 May 1829, Repeatedly running away from an iron gang. 3 years. To Sydney, 14 Jan 1833.

Maureen Withey on 4th August, 2019 wrote:

Absconded Prisoners
Escock or Hiscock John, Lord Eldon, 32, Chairmaker, Wiltshire, 5 feet 5 ½ , hazle eyes, dark brown hair, dark sallow comp. From No 1 Iron Gang. 2nd time of running.
Sydney Gazette, 12 May 1829.

Maureen Withey on 13th January, 2021 wrote:

Hulk Reports. HO-9-8-4 page 34/52.

Received from Gibraltar, Dec 4 1816.
John Hiscock, age 22, Mutiny, Tried 8 July 1816, Gibraltar, Life. NSW 18 Apr 1817.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 30th July, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation

Maureen Withey on 13th January, 2021 made the following changes:


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