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Grace Blaker, one of 101 convicts transported on the Friendship, June 1817
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 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 351 (177)
||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 4th August, 2015 wrote:
Grace Blaker was tried along with her husband George Blaker/Blaken (Morley 1817) - she was found not guilty, and I found no other indictments for her?? but she must have come out as a convict because she received a COF on the 8/12/1830.
George became a well known identity around Parramatta and owned town allotments, he sold 6 valuable lots in Campbell Street, Parramatta in 1835.
George was quite a drinker at the end of his life -he died in 1847, he had no money left. At his inquest it was said that his wife had died previously of intemperance. No death date found for Grace.
GRACE BLAKER, Deception > forgery, 18th September 1816.
Reference Number: t18160918-52
Offence: Deception > forgery
Verdict: Not Guilty > no evidence
GRACE BLAKER was indicted for forgery .
NOT GUILTY .
Grace Blaker - Retained, with her husband at Port Jackson. Behaved quiet and orderly on board, but much insulted by the captain and surgeon; and there is no doubt but herself and husband will do well here. She appears to be a decent woman; lives at Parramatta.
Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th May, 2020 wrote:
New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867
TRADE OR CALLING; Milliner
Offence; PASSING FORGED NOTES
Ticket of Leave Date: 8 DECEMBER 1830
Native Place: LONDON
Date Of Trial: 18 SEPTEMBER 1816
Height; 5 FEET
Eyes: LIGHT HAZEL
General Remarks; WIFE OF GEORGE BLAKER (looks like)
Convict Changes History
Amelia on 3rd August, 2015 made the following changes:
gender: f, occupation, crime
D Wong on 4th August, 2015 made the following changes:
Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th May, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000)