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Daniel Drake

Daniel Drake, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel Drake
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1869
Age: 85 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Hertford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: General Hewett
Departure date: August, 1813
Arrival date: 7th February, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 116
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 1st July, 2018 wrote:

15/3/1813 Hampshire Chronicle Hampshire, England:
James Blackaby and Daniel Drake, for stealing one ewe sheep, the property of VV. Norris.

James Blackaby died on the voyage.

Daniel Drake was christened obn 29/2/1784 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertford.
Father: George Drake
Mother: Mary.

11/3/1804: Married Sarah Cracknell at Enfield, Middlesex, Eng.

18/6/1815: Wife Sarah and children Mary 10 and Elizabeth 8 arriver per ‘Northampton’ - Samuel 5 and Sarah 3 died on the voyage out.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
DRAKE, Daniel. Of Liverpool

1816 Jan 16:  On list of persons to receive grants of land in 1816 (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.26)

1828 Census:
Drake, Daniel, 44, ticket of leave, General hewett, 1813, life, Protestant, farmer, near Liverpool, lower Minto
Drake, Sarah, 45, came free, Northampton, 1815, Protestant
Drake, Sarah, born in the colony
Drake, Susannah, born in the colony
Drake, Matilda, born in the colony
Drakem Amelia, born in the colony
Drake, Sarah, born in the colony, 12, servant to John Rowley, innkeeper, Liverpool.

10/7/1869: Daniel died at Limestone Flats, NSW - Listed as DAVID Drake on the NSW BDM.

12/7/1869: Buried at Bathurst, NSW.

The date of death comes from australianroyalty.net.au/individual.php?pid=I62893&ged=purnellmccord.ged
allthough there are 2 deaths listed for Daniel Drake on the NSW BDM:
DRAKE DANIEL 1533/1852 V18521533 38B
DRAKE DANIEL 619/1851 V1851619 37B

Sarah died in 1846, aged 59, at Liverpool, NSW.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 1st July, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1784 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1869 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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