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John Baker

John Baker, one of 160 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 01 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Baker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 1839
Age: 47 years

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 Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Devon (Exeter City) Gaol Delivery and Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Sir Charles Forbes
Departure date: 1st April, 1830
Arrival date: 27th July, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 289 (147)
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

Anonymous on 14th November, 2011 wrote:

He was living in a brothel in Exeter, Devon, with a woman called Elizabeth Cornish (who was calling herself Mrs Baker) and a prostitute called Grace Bryant.  All three were convicted of robbing a farmer called Langham who died overnight in an alleyway after being dumped there, possibly drugged, and all three were transported.

Leonie Dolley on 12th April, 2013 wrote:

On his record just says drowned no location 21\4\1839.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th June, 2021 wrote:

Appropriation Lists of Convicts
No; 1309
Age; 38
Trade or calling; Farmer, Ploughman & Cattle Farrier


Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 14th November, 2011 made the following changes:

gender m

Leonie Dolley on 12th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 1839, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), occupation

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