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Edward Baker

Edward Baker, one of 500 convicts transported on the Anson, 23 September 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Baker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Coal miner
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 15 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Anson
Departure date: 23rd September, 1843
Arrival date: 4th February, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 498 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 451 (207)
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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D Wong on 9th September, 2014 wrote:

EDWARD BAKER, Theft > housebreaking, 24th October 1842.

EDWARD BAKER was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Roberts, on the 14th of October, at West Ham, and stealing therein, 1 basket, value 1s.; 25 spoons, value 7l.; 16 forks, value 8l.; and one fish-slice, value 15s., his goods; and that he had been before convicted of felony.

ROBERT SUTTLF .(police-constable B97.) I produce a certificate of the prisoner’s former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark’s office—I was present at his trial, and know him to he the person described in this certificate—(read.)

GUILTY .Aged 29.— Transported for Fifteen Years.

Edward was 5’0 ½” tall, fresh complexion, black hair and whiskers, dark hazel eyes, illiterate, single, protestant, tattoos.

Stated: I am not married but lived 3 years with Ann Jones; I stated at the gaol that I was married;

Father: Edward
Mother Mary.
Sisters: Ann, Ema at np.;

18/6/1850: TOL

28/4/1851: Married Ann Sykes (Henry and Elizabeth) at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Hobart – no children listed.

28/12/1852: CP

Again convicted – (many Edward Bakers around this time, cannot find the crime, unless it’s the one below.

27/4/1855 Colonial Times, Hobart:
CONJUGAL DISCIPLINE.-Ann Baker of Bathurst-street, (who appeared in court with a pair of black eyes,) charged her husband Edward Baker, with an assault. Defendant pleaded guilty, but said his wife was in liquor. Complainant in reply to the magistrates, stated that she gave no provocation; her husband struck her in the face on one of the days of the races at tea time, and kicked and jumped upon her; she had been his wife for four years and had never during that period been free from bruises two months together. Defendant said his wife was in the habit of getting drunk, and all he could do would not prevent it.
Fined £2, The wife, who declared she was frightened to go home, asked their worships to order her a maintenance. The magistrates told Mrs. Baker she must proceed in another way, but recommended her to go and try her husband again, as he promised not to beat her any more.

1/7/1859: Recommended for a CP

No date of death found.

1823 is the date on his conduct record - however, the Old Bailey gives his age as 29 which would make his birth date 1813.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th September, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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