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William Baker

William Baker, one of 250 convicts transported on the Ratcliffe, 25 July 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Baker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1833
Occupation: -
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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Bristol Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ratcliffe
Departure date: 25th July, 1848
Arrival date: 12th November, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 313 (158)
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

Bake911 on 12th March, 2012 wrote:

Christened William BAKER on 7 Mar 1833 in Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, England to parents Thomas & Ann Baker of Almondsbury Hill.
[source: England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900]

1st Crime: Name: William Baker, Age: 9, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833, Date of Trial: 11 Apr 1842, Location of Trial: Bristol City Sessions, Gloucestershire, England, Crime: Larceny, Sentence: 2 mths Imprisonment & Whipped
[source: England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892]

2nd Crime: Name: William Baker Age: 13 Est Birth Year: abt 1831 Date of Trial: 28 Oct 1844 Trial Year: 1844 Location of Trial: Bristol City Sessions, Gloucestershire, England. Sentence: Transportation, 7 years. Crime: Larceny, before caught of felony (noting that age differs by 2 years)
[source: England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892]

Convict No: 2672 Name: BAKER William Convict Ship: Ratcliffe 2
[source: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~austas/convictsB.htm]

Parkhurst Boys - Details for WILLIAM BAKER only Surname: Baker Christian Name(s): William Term: 7y Age: 13 Trial Place: Bristol Day Mth Year: 28 10 1844 Offence: stealing three half crowns Comments: aka [HAYES]; crafty & dirty fellow
[source: Convicts To Australia - A Guide to Researching Your Convict Ancestors http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/park32.html]

Convict Changes History

Bake911 on 12th March, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1833-00-00, gender m

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