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Charles Baker

Charles Baker, one of 216 convicts transported on the Clyde, 20 August 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Baker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Gentleman's servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Clyde
Departure date: 20th August, 1830
Arrival date: 18th December, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 215 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 469 (237). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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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Nell Murphy on 5th September, 2017 wrote:

On the record of Martha BAKER she states she was married to Charles BAKER who was transported on the ‘Clyde’, however his record states single and several years younger.  They are however both from Bath. (Research would be needed, in England, to verify). https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/edit/111025

Nell Murphy on 5th September, 2017 wrote:

Charles BAKER was convicted at Essex on 6 March 1830 for break and enter. No previous convictions. 14yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Clyde’ arriving 18 Dec 1830. Hulk Report: “orderly”.

Record states: “single man”.  (See note above)

VDL:
Assigned to work service.
1831, at the Orphan School, New Town (nr Hobart), charged with refusing to put a man in a cell when ordered to by Mr. De Little. 2 doz lashes.
1830-1833/34: Assigned to Dr. Thomas (note his occupation previously was a Gent’s servant)

14 July 1840: Conditional Pardon approved.

1846: Free Certificate issued, no. 779.

(note: There are numerous convicts named Charles Baker, so further research needed to see what happened to this Charles.)

(note: This is a child, Edward BAKER, admitted to the Queens Orphanage, New Town on 27 Aug 1838 whose mother is recorded as Martha BAKER per ‘America’ but no father’s details are on index. ref. is CS05/191/4635 pg175 & SWD28) Martha’s convict record states she had one child. He was returned to her care in 1839.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 5th September, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 469 (237). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number

Nell Murphy on 5th September, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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