- Hi Bridget & other kind persons who replied to my e-mail,
My husband's gggrandmother, Hannah Hancock, was convicted at Staffordshire
of stealing from her mistress and transported as a convict to Tasmania on
the Royal Admiral in 1842. On documents obtained from tne Tasmanian
Archives it is stated that Hannah was born "near Newcastle" but nothing more
specific. Hannah was born abt 1824 but I can't find her in the IGI. I
would very much appreciate any suggestions about where to look further. I
have already obtained all the convict documents held by the Tas Archives.
Once again, many thanks.
If Hannah was convicted at Staffordshire (do you mean Stafford or
Staffordshire? - the one is the town, the other the county) then the
likelihood is that the Newcastle referred to is Newcastle under Lyme,
which is just 15 miles away from the county town. I think I would be
checking the census schedules for villages in the area of Newcastle in
1841 - or even (I wonder) check the census for the county gaol, which I
would imagine would have been in Stafford) If transported in 1842 she
may well have been in prison in 1841.
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