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Abraham Baker

Abraham Baker, one of 350 convicts transported on the Barrosa [Barossa], 27 August 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Abraham Baker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 30th March, 1823
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 5th March, 1846
Age: 22 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: Warwickshire Assizes in ""Birmingham""
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Barossa
Departure date: 27th August, 1841
Arrival date: 13th January, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 349 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 373 (188) Convicted of "Sheep Stealing"; http://interactive.ancestry.com/1590/31251_A006065-00285?pid=1299707&backurl=http://search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=CriminalRegisters&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&gsfn=thomas&gsfn_x=0&gsln=Baker&gsln_x=NN&msbdy=1795&msbdy_x=1&msbdp=1&msrpn__ftp=Warwickshire,+England&msrpn=5288&msrpn_PInfo=7-|0|0|3257|3251|0|0|0|5288|0|0|&_F0004ABB=Transportat
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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Community Contributions

Norm Baker on 4th February, 2016 wrote:

Have researched this very carefully.
Abraham Baker and his father, Thomas were both convicted of “sheep stealing” and sentenced to 10 years transportation. They were together on the hulk “Justitia” and transported together on the “Barrosa”. Abraham died in Hobart Town on 5 March, 1846 just before his 23rd birthday.

Many thanks to the Government of Tasmania for making this information available!!!

Nell Murphy on 13th July, 2018 wrote:

Link to his father Thomas Baker record: https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/baker/thomas/88131.

Convict Changes History

Norm Baker on 4th February, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 373 (188) Convicted of "Sheep Stealing"; http://interactive.ancestry.com/1590/31251_A006065-00285?pid=1299707&backurl=http://search.ancestry.com//cgi

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