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John Hocking

John Hocking, one of 160 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 01 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Hocking
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1770
Occupation: Fisherman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Cornwall Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Sir Charles Forbes
Departure date: 1st April, 1830
Arrival date: 27th July, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 287 (146). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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

Nell Murphy on 13th March, 2019 wrote:

John HOCKING was convicted at Cornwall, England on 12 Jan 1830 for stealing a goose. Previous conviction. Gaol report: “bad”.  Life sentence. Hulk Report: “good”. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Sir Charles Forbes’ arriving there 26 July 1830.

Married man, 5 children. Stated his wife lived in Cornwall and had heard from her when at Plymouth.
A seaman/fisherman; aged 60 yrs; 5’3 1/4” height; dark complexion; grey hair; grey eyes.
Native place of birth: Cornwall (ref. as recorded on Convict Record, VDL.)

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work duties.
1832: a Signal Man - drunk in the street. Admonished.
Further records of misconduct. Assigned to road party (hard labour). Last note is in 1836.
Passholder Status granted. 1856.

No death registration sighted, but further research is needed and to include name “Hosking” as they are frequently intertwined.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 13th March, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 287 (146). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Numbe

Nell Murphy on 13th March, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1770 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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