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Martha Baker

Martha Baker, one of 190 convicts transported on the America, 30 December 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Martha Baker
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Needlewoman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 30th December, 1830
Arrival date: 9th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 549 (277). 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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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 5th September, 2017 wrote:

Martha BAKER was convicted at Surrey, England on 25 Oct 1830 for stealing shirts. 7 yr transportation sentence. Gaol Report: “bad, in prison before”.  Married woman - husband Charles BAKER already transported to Australia (Van Diemen’s Land per the ship ‘Clyde’ 1830 on a 14 yr sentence) Martha transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘America’ arriving 9 May 1831.

Married woman (maiden name not stated on record) - husband Charles BAKER. Link to the Charles Baker on the Clyde https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/baker/charles/113115, although it states he is single and 23yrs of age.

Child: Edward BAKER - admitted to Orphanage, New Town (nr Hobart) on 27 Aug 1838. Returned to mother’s care in 1839.  No father’s name recorded.

One child.
Native place: Bath, England (ref. Convict record)
Aged 31 yrs (on arrival); laundress & needle maid; 5’1” height; pale complexion; dk brown hair; grey eyes; mole on left jaw.

VDL:
Work service placements.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 9th February, 2012 made the following changes:

gender f

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

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