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Honor Baldwin

Honor Baldwin, one of 81 convicts transported on the Sovereign, 12 July 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Honor Baldwin
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Maid
Date of Death: 20th July, 1859
Age: 62 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Sovereign
Departure date: 12th July, 1827
Arrival date: 20th November, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 80 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 216. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Tasmanian Pioneer Index BDM.
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

John Mitchell on 22nd June, 2013 wrote:

Honora Baldwin is my great-great-grandmother. Her sentence was changed to transportation for life, and she came to Tasmania with her three daughters. Her husband James, worked his passage to Tasmania on the same voyage. Her daughter, also Honora, married Duncan McRae of Selma, Tasmania and they had a large family. Their child no 5, Christopher was born in 1850, and was my grandfather.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 3rd July, 2014 wrote:

Honor Baldwin was convicted at the CCC London (11/01/1827) for larceny - in a dwelling house (stealing a writing desk). Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Sovereign’.  Honor was a married woman and her husband James also sailed on this ship, as a seaman.  Their 3 children also were onboard.

Honor was assigned to her husband James and they lived at Bothwell, Tasmania.  James was a gaol keeper and later the Post Master.

Honor received her Conditional Pardon on 21/11/1836.

Honor Baldwin died, at Bothwell, on 20/07/1859.

Paul Huckett on 3rd February, 2016 wrote:

Honor Macrae nee Baldwin is my ancestor through her daughter Isobelle , born 1845 , at Bothwell. Isobelle married George Lamont of the Cathkin Run Station in Alexandra , Victoria. They had three daughters , one of which, Honoria b.1880, was my great grandmother , Honoria Rachel Mackay . Her husband Eric John Mackay , was killed on their farm at Boolara, Vic, in 1913 . He left poor Honoria with four children under 12 . They survived by moving to Melbourne where she ran a small corner milk bar . Her son Robert Millar Mackay b.1906 is my grandfather , died 1985.

Colleen on 28th May, 2019 wrote:

Married to James Baldwin..a free man who travelled with their children as free passengers on same boat

Convict Changes History

John Mitchell on 22nd June, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 3rd July, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 216. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Tasmanian Pioneer Index BDM. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO

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