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Grace Blaker

Grace Blaker, one of 101 convicts transported on the Friendship, June 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Grace Blaker
Aliases: Blaken
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Bellows maker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Friendship
Departure date: June, 1817
Arrival date: 14th January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 101 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 351 (177)
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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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.

Old Bailey:
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 .
No evidence.

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

Ticket of Leave Date: 8 DECEMBER 1830
No: 30/881
Native Place:  LONDON
Date Of Trial: 18 SEPTEMBER 1816
Complexion: RUDDY
Height; 5 FEET
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:

alias1: Blaken

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000)

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