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William Baker

William Baker, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Baker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1779
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 13th September, 1832
Age: 53 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 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: General Hewett
Departure date: August, 1813
Arrival date: 7th February, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 121 (62)
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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Ron Garbutt on 11th July, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 11 July 2020), February 1813, trial of WILLIAM BAKER (t18130217-97).
WILLIAM BAKER, Theft > grand larceny, 17th February 1813.
333. WILLIAM BAKER was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 17th of February , a ream of paper, value 18 s. the property of Charles Thornton .

CHARLES THORNTON . I am a carman . I lost the ream of paper out of my cart, on Wednesday evening last. My cart was just by St. Clement’s church . I was looking back. I saw the prisoner claw hold of a ream of paper out of the cart. I catched him. He made his escape from me. I holloaed out, stop thief. He was soon stopped. I never lost sight of him.

Q. How far had he removed it from where it was - A. About a foot and a half.

SAMUEL HOLMES . On the evening of the 17th of this month, I was in Clement’s inn, coming out of the gate, towards the Strand. I saw the prisoner making towards Clement’s-lane. As soon as I got out of the gate, I stepped across, and stopped him. A second person came up and laid hold of him by the other side. He said, what do you stop me for; I have done nothing. I said, my friend, if you have done nothing, you can have no objection to go back. Thornton came up, and said, that is the man that robbed me.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was making through Clement’s inn to go to Westminster. The prosecutor said, I was the person that took the paper. He never saw me before.

GUILTY , aged 34.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/print.jsp?div=t18130217-97

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th August, 2020 wrote:

Year of Birth; 1779
Imprisoned: 1813 - Age 34.
Tried: 17 February 1813 - Age 34
Transported; August 1813 - Age - 34
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Old Bailey Proceedings Online
(http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 04 August 2020),
February 1813, trial of WILLIAM BAKER (t18130217-97).

WILLIAM BAKER, Theft > grand larceny, 17th February 1813.
333. WILLIAM BAKER was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 17th of February , a ream of paper, value 18 s. the property of Charles Thornton .

CHARLES THORNTON . I am a carman . I lost the ream of paper out of my cart, on Wednesday evening last. My cart was just by St. Clement’s church . I was looking back. I saw the prisoner claw hold of a ream of paper out of the cart. I catched him. He made his escape from me. I holloaed out, stop thief. He was soon stopped. I never lost sight of him.

Q. How far had he removed it from where it was - A. About a foot and a half.

SAMUEL HOLMES . On the evening of the 17th of this month, I was in Clement’s inn, coming out of the gate, towards the Strand. I saw the prisoner making towards Clement’s-lane. As soon as I got out of the gate, I stepped across, and stopped him. A second person came up and laid hold of him by the other side. He said, what do you stop me for; I have done nothing. I said, my friend, if you have done nothing, you can have no objection to go back. Thornton came up, and said, that is the man that robbed me.
Prisoner’s Defence. I was making through Clement’s inn to go to Westminster. The prosecutor said, I was the person that took the paper. He never saw me before.
GUILTY , aged 34.
Transported for Seven Years .
Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.
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New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834
Name: William Baker
Arrival Date: Feb 1814. Vessel: Genl Hewit
Province: New South Wales. Title: Male
Year(s): 1816. Place of Conviction: London
Date of Trial; February 1813.
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South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879

Name: Willm Baker. Estimated birth year: abt 1772
Age: 60
Date of Death: 13 Sep 1832. District: Sydney
Ship: Gl Hewit.

Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 11th July, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th August, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1779 (prev. 0000), date of death: 13th September, 1832 (prev. 0000)

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