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William Baker, one of 220 convicts transported on the Henry Tanner, 27 June 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 381 (192)
||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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D Wong on 8th September, 2018 wrote:
19/10/1833 Staffordshire Advertiser Staffordshire, England:
William Baker and William Stretton stood carged with stealing two tame geese, the property of Caroline Badger, as Essington.
Mr. Godson conducted the prosecution. Mr. Corbett appeared for the prisoners. A man named Jones was called to speak to the character of the prisoners, but on cross-examination was obliged to confess that they had been in gaol before. The Chairman, in summing up, said, the evidence appeared quite insufficient in Stretton’s case. Stretton acquitted, Baker Guilty. To be transported for seven years.
William Baker was 36 years old on arrival - he was Protestant, Married with 2 male and 2 female children.
Native Place: Staffordshire.
William was 5’1½” tall, dark sallow complexion, black hair, chestnut eyes, scar left eyebrow, indented scar left cheekbone, three small moles lower left arm, slight scar right side of forehead, scar back of head, hairy mole left cheek.
1839: TOL Bathurst
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 8th September, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime