Convict Love Token - 1832 - William Hancock
William Hancock, 20, a farrier from Kensington, was tried and convicted for highway robbery at St Mary Abbots and sentenced to death on 5 April 1832. Hancock's sentence was commuted to life transportation. He left from Plymouth on the York on 1 September 1832 and arrived in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) on 29 December.
Token engraved with cursive text:
For death, Apil,
5, 1832. Age,d
Token engraved with a decorative leaf design at the top, and a thistle, shamrock and rose at the base. Cursive text reads:
We part in hopes
To meet again.
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