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Henry Pank

Henry Pank, one of 200 convicts transported on the Prince Regent, 17 August 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Pank
Aliases: Park
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 17th August, 1829
Arrival date: 10th January, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 158
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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D Wong on 27th December, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
HENRY PANK, Theft > theft from a specified place, 23rd October 1828.
Reference Number: t18281023-17
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty > theft under 100s
Punishment: Transportation
SECOND DAY, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24.
Second Middlesex Jury. - Before Mr. Serjeant Arabin.

HENRY PANK was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of October , 30 calf-skins, value 7l., and 4 horse-hides, value 4l., the goods of Abel Foulkes , in his dwelling-house .

ABEL FOULKES. I am a currier and live in Orchard-street, Westminster . On the 10th of October I missed eighteen calf-skins and 4 horse-hides, from my passage, which leads to my shop; I have seen the prisoner once or twice at my shop within the last six weeks - he came to buy some leather; I supposed he was a shoemaker. Mr. Hall, a currier, sent for me on the 14th, and produced part of a skin which I considered to be mine - it was the butt-end of a calf-skin, the head and the King’s stamp was taken off; it was not in a fit state for a shoemaker, it would be quite useless to him, as it was not finished - I found part of a skin corresponding in quality and colour with it, on my premises, but not to match it in the cut, as I had sold part of it - this was cut in the way I cut mine; I have not any part which tallies with the cut, but it tallies in quality - while I was talking to Hall, the prisoner came and asked him about the leather; I asked how he got that piece of leather, he said he bought it in Strutton-ground for 9d. - that he should know the man if he saw him again, but could not tell his name; I then went to Queen-square, met an officer, and told him - he had said he lodged in Strutton-ground; I went there and found it was false - I found him in the street afterwards, and gave him in charge; he took us to his lodgings in Old Pye-street - he said they were his lodgings, and there I found these pieces of leather; they are pieces of horse-skins - there was no mark on them, but they corresponded with others which I have in my possession; they are fit for a shoemaker to use for stiffeners - I believe them to be part of this hide; it tallies exactly with a piece which is on my premises - it dovetails on both sides; I am perfectly satisfied that they are part of the same in quality, and they tally in the cut; the prisoner said he had bought this piece at 1s. a pound, at Mr. Pounds, of Wardour-street, Soho - I know he is a currier; this piece must have been taken within nine days - no one skin is worth 5l.
Prisoner. Q. Did you not say you could not swear to it? A. I could not swear to satisfy any one but myself till I found this piece, which matches - there were some pieces which were not mine.
JOSEPH HALL . I am a currier and leather-seller, and live in Broadway, Westminster. I have known the prisoner six or seven years as a shoemaker; on the 14th of October he brought this piece of calf-skin, and asked me to curry it for a pair of shoes for himself - I asked where he got it; he said he had bought it for 9d.; I asked where - he said in the street; I said I suspected it was stolen, and should neither curry it, nor give it him back till I had sent for Foulkes, who I heard had lost some - I asked his address - he said No. 15, Strutton-ground; it is worth 2s. 6d. or 3s. - curriers can speak very well to the quality of skins; here are two pieces of horse-skin, which tally - I believe them to be part of the same hide, and am satisfied of it; I have been in the trade all my life.
Prisoner. Q. Did you not say at the office that you doubted whether they corresponded? A. I did on the first appearance, but after minutely examining the other side I was as well satisfied as if I cut it myself.
EDWARD JOHN HANDLEY . I am an officer. I went to No. 16, Strutton-ground - I could hear nothing of the prisoner there; we met him in the street, and he took us to Palmer’s-rents, Duck-lane, as his lodging, and I found this piece of leather, with several others.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was going to work - a person stopped me, and asked me to buy the leather - I said I did not want it; he said I should have it for a 1s. - I had but 9d.; he said I should have it - it was not worth more to me for stiffening.
GUILTY. Aged 21. Of stealing to the value of 99s. only .
Transported for Seven Years.

Henry Pank was born at 7 Dials, London, he was transported for ‘Stealing leather’.

Previous convictions:  once for stealing hams 6 months, again 6 weeks for Vagrancy

Henry was single, 5’4” tall, light brown hair, dark hazel eyes, several pockmarks on face.

Father: Henry Park?? Shoemaker at London.

1830-33 Musters: Assigned to Lieut. Steele.
1835 Muster: Free by Servitude.

22/11/1848 South Australian Register, Adelaide:
Monday. 20th November.
Henry Pank, shoemaker, and James Cook, carpenter, both pleaded guilty to similar breaches of the laws of the land and sobriety, and paid the usual penalty of five shillings each.

There was also another Henry Pank with a wife and 2 children that arrived in South Australia per ‘Marion’ as emigrants on 16/2/1849.

Found no other mention of Henry Pank in Tasmania - unless he was Henry Park??

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 27th December, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Park, date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

D Wong on 20th October, 2018 made the following changes:

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