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John Maycock

John Maycock, one of 160 convicts transported on the Prince Regent, 17 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Maycock
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 17th September, 1819
Arrival date: 27th January, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 233 (118)
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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Maureen Withey on 22nd January, 2020 wrote:

List of men sent from England to Port Jackson per Prince Regent (Anderson) to Hobart Town per Castle Forbes.
John Maycock,  age 19, Labourer??crossings out, Tried at Lancaster, Apr. 1819, 7 years, native of Lancaster. 

Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-29$init=CON31-1-29p75
211. John Maycock.
Tried 26 April 1819, 7 years.
Aug 24 1820 Absent from his lodgings – reprimanded.
15 May 1823, Absent from muster and church, reprimanded.
21 July 1823, Out after hours, Reprimanded.
Dec 13 1823. not residing under same roof as his master, Disd.
Oct 25 1824, Charged with felony. Disd. No prosecn.
31 Jan 1825. Disobedience of orders.
March 30 1826. Out after hours last night. Repd.
Sep 24 1828 Absconded from Sydney- ordered to be retd. there.

Hobart Town Gazette, 3 Jun 1826.
CERTIFICATES of Freedom, and Tickets of Leave, have been issued to the undermentioned Persons during the last Week :—
John Maycock.  Prince Regent.

SEPTEMBER 9.—John Maycock, who served a sentence here, went home, and then obtained from Government a free passage to N. S. Wales for life, and from thence took the liberty to come to his old quarters, was committed for further examination. The Tasmanian, 12 Sep 1828.

Maureen Withey on 22nd January, 2020 wrote:

It appears that John Maycock was a seaman.

Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence
In letters dated August and September 1832 -Letter re seamen for Pilot Service at Port Macquarie – ticket of leave men with experience available – pay & rations [Refs 32/05213, 32/05214, 32/05463] Names in Margin: John Clifton- “Exmouth”, George Gideon, “Manlius”,  John Maycock, “Phoenix”,  Thomas Mulvey “Sarah”, - sent down per “Fairy” with the boat.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 22nd January, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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