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William Baker

William Baker, one of 220 convicts transported on the Henry Tanner, 27 June 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Baker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Stafford Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Henry Tanner
Departure date: 27th June, 1834
Arrival date: 26th October, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 381 (192)
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 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.

Occupation: Locksmith

1839: TOL Bathurst
30/1/1841: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 8th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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