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James Baldock

James Baldock, one of 280 convicts transported on the Recovery, 27 May 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Baldock
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 21st February, 1819
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 18th October, 1891
Age: 72 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: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 27th May, 1837
Arrival date: 8th October, 1837
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 45 (24)
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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pamela costello on 13th November, 2014 wrote:

what were the names of james baldocks parents

D Wong on 13th November, 2014 wrote:

James was the son of William Baldock (1791-1874) and Frances Baldock (Beck) (1784-1859) and was born in Lynstead, Kent.
William also had another child, Sarah Ann Budd.

James was transported for ‘stealing money from a dwelling house’.

James was 5’4 ½” tall, single, swarthy complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, and much freckled.

4/11/1841: TOL

31/3/1853: Married Emmalin (Emily) Jago (1837-1913)at Longford, Tasmania..  They had 13?? children.
John Baldock b. 21 Jul 1853, d. 8 Mar 1900
Maria Baldock b. 1855, d. 30 Sep 1943
William Baldock b. 22 Oct 1856, d. 7 Mar 1941
Henry Baldock b. 16 May 1858, d. 1902
Sarah Baldock b. 5 Sep 1860, d. 1941
Emma Jane Baldock b. 1862, d. 1943
Mary Ann Baldock b. 1865, d. 30 Sep 1943
James Baldock b. 27 Sep 1867, d. 11 Jul 1942
George Baldock b. 21 Oct 1869, d. 6 Sep 1941
Francis Baldock b. 1872, d. 1954
Edward Baldock b. 1874, d. 1876
Fanny Baldock b. 1876, d. 1947
Hannah Baldock b. 1880, d. 1947

18/10/1891: James died at Deloraine, Tasmania, aged 72

Adrian Willoughby on 20th February, 2021 wrote:

James Baldock was sentenced to 7 years transportation for housebreaking on 21 Oct 1836 in Canterbury, Kent, England.
His age is listed as 19 years.
If this fact is true then he is born before 21 October 1817.

Convict Changes History

Dee on 21st April, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1819-00-00, gender m

D Wong on 13th November, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 21st February, 1819 (prev. 1819), date of death: 18th October, 1891 (prev. 0000)

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