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Richard Baker

Richard Baker, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fortune, November 1812

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Baker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1763
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 16th March, 1834
Age: 71 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Fortune
Departure date: November, 1812
Arrival date: 11th June, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 83 (43)
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

D Wong on 27th November, 2012 wrote:

1/8/1822: Lunatic in the Asylum, Castle Hill.  Re application for a strait-jacket for.

16/3/1834: Died at Port Macquarie. James McIntyre.

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2021 wrote:

Lunatic Asylum, Liverpool.
Familysearch census 1828. Image 82 of 125.
Richard Baker, age 75, prisoner, Fortune.  Patient resident at Lunatic asylum.

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2021 wrote:

Kent Lent Assizes.
Richard Baker, 45, for burglary at Maidstone— DEATH, reprieved.
Kentish Gazette, 27 March 1812.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th October, 2021 wrote:

1812 - NSW Convict Indents;-
Age; 49
Trade; Blacksmith
Native Place; Kent

1822 - 1 Aug. Lunatic in the Asylum, Castle Hill. Re application for strait-jacket due to being exceeding troublesome

1825 -New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1825
Name; Richard Baker
Age; No Details
Class;  Convict. Ship; Fortune - 1813 - Life
Employment/Remarks; LUNATIC Asylum

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 27th November, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 16th March, 1834, gender

Maureen Withey on 12th August, 2021 made the following changes:

crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 6th October, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1763 (prev. 0000), occupation

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