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Hanchard, Daniel (1771–1848)

Daniel Hanchard/Henshaw was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing 15 yards of carpet from a shop. He arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Neptune as part of the Second Fleet. He farmed in the Hawkesbury district on something resembling a share-cropping arrangement. After the birth of their youngest child Daniel and his wife Ann separated.

In August 1812 Hanchard was granted 40 acres of land in the Airds district (later Menangle). In 1822 he held 70 acres by grant and purchase in the Hawkesbury of which 13 acres were sown in wheat and maize and one acre was an orchard and garden. He owned 7 cattle and 30 pigs. In the 1828 Census he was recorded as living on 28 acres at Richmond with Elizabeth Curtin and his son Robert.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993)

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'Hanchard, Daniel (1771–1848)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 14 August 2020.

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  • Handshaw, Daniel
  • Henshaw, Daniel

2 May 1771
London, Middlesex, England


14 January 1848
Menangle, New South Wales, Australia

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