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Lydia Bakewell

Lydia Bakewell, one of 191 convicts transported on the Garland Grove, 07 September 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Lydia Bakewell
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Cheshire. Nether Knutsford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Garland Grove
Departure date: 7th September, 1842
Arrival date: 20th January, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 200. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Conduct Record & Indent. Newspapers online - http://trove.nla.gov.au
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 25th November, 2013 wrote:

Lydia Bakewell was convicted at Cheshire on 27/1/1842 for receiving stolen sugar and tea. 14yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Garland Grove’ arriving 1843.

Widow; 1 child - Robert, in Staffordshire with Hannah Lucas; C of E religion; read & write; fair complexion; dk brown hair; Hazel eyes; aged 37yrs; servant; native place - London.

Assignments of service in the Colony.

Permission to marry granted:
(1) to James Cresey or Cressey (free) 15/07/1844 (ref. 1096/1844-37). N.B. His proper name was “Maldon” and discovered to have been already married and duely charged with Bigamy on 4/3/1845, found guilty & given a 6yr sentence (wife Mary Ann Odie). (ref. report in Colonial Times 8/3/1845).

Lydia then marries:
(2) to Stephen Dunn (per Sir George Seymour) 02/02/1847 (ref. 741/1847-37) - Lydia’s surname on index is “Beakwell”.

Ticket of Leave 10/2/1845.

Conditional Pardon granted 1849.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 25th November, 2013 made the following changes:

source, gender, occupation, crime

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