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William Baker

b. about 1805, d. 25 January 1882

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Family surname

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Birth

William Baker was born about 1805 in Thorne St Margaret.1,2,3,4,1

Parents

FatherSamuel Baker (b. circa 1741, d. 5 December 1815)
MotherElizabeth Chorley (b. 1779, d. before 1861)

Family life

Married on 19 July 1844 in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. Both lived at Campbell's River (recorded as "Camel's River"). He was C of E but she was "Roman Catholic"5,6

Children with Eliza Connors (b. about 1808, d. 29 January 1876)

DaughterEliza ("Betsey") Baker (b. about 1840, d. after 1876)
DaughterAgnes Baker (b. about 1842, d. after 1876)
SonJohn Baker (b. about 1846, d. after 1876)
SonWilliam Baker (b. about 1848, d. 28 August 1877)
DaughterSusannah Baker+ (b. about 1848, d. 14 October 1907)

Residence information

William Baker emigrated on 12 July 1829 from Dublin, Ireland. He was 25 years old, had blue eyes and a pale complexion with brown hair and stood 5 feet 9.5 inches tall.3,7 He immigrated on 4 November 1829 to Sydney, NSW, Australia. He was a single, Protestant who could read but not write. He had "a small scar between his eyes, a regular scar outside his left eyebrow and a scar under his left eye". He had a ruddy complexion, brown hair and dark grey eyes.1,3,4,1 He lived at Campbell's River in Rockley, New South Wales, on 21 February 1855.8 He lived at Dunns Plains in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, in 1866.9

Involvement in crime

William Baker was tried for stealing bank notes on 5 November 1828 in Dublin. He had no former convictions but was was sentenced to 7 years transportation.10,3,4 He was recommended for a Ticket of Leave on 28 February 1833 in Liverpool.4 He was granted a Ticket of Leave on 1 December 1833 in Liverpool.4 He was returned to convict status when his Ticket of Leave was cancelled on 15 May 1834 in Liverpool.4 He was arrested and gaoled for absconding from his assignment on 2 June 1834 in Liverpool. He was "to be returned to the late assignee Lieut. Clements L'pool."11

Working life

  • Circa 1820 William Baker was a shearer in Thorne St Margaret.2
  • Circa 1822 William Baker was a ploughman in Thorne St Margaret.2
  • Circa 1824 William Baker was a soldier.2
  • On 31 October 1829 William Baker was an assigned labourer for Hanbury Clements in Liverpool.3
  • In June 1830 William Baker was an assigned labourer for Hanbury Clements in Liverpool.12
  • On 2 May 1866 William Baker was a farmer in Dunns Plains.9
  • On 31 January 1876 William Baker was a farmer in Triangle Creek.5,13,1

Property

William Baker purchased 95 acres and 3 roods of land for 320 pounds 15 shillings and three pence on 28 January 1854 at Portion 8 in Catalogue W23 of Crown Plan 1502 in Rockley, New South Wales. This was advertised as Lot 105 in the County of Westmoreland under the Proclamation dated 18 June 1853 and published on page 1002 of the NSW Government Gazette of that date. It is the subject of Deposited Deeds Receipt Book Number 2969614 He mortgaged his land to David Lumond Murdock of Bathurst on 4 June 1857 at Portion 8 in Catalogue W23 of Crown Plan 1502 in Rockley, New South Wales.15 He mortgaged his land to Thomas Jones of Bathurst for 150 pounds on 8 January 1858 at Portion 8 in Catalogue W23 of Crown Plan 1502 in Rockley, New South Wales.16 He discharged the mortgage to David Lumond Murdock on 15 January 1858 at Portion 8 in Catalogue W23 of Crown Plan 1502 in Rockley, New South Wales.17 He lost his land through mortgagee sale to Peter Neil on 30 November 1860 at Portion 8 in Catalogue W23 of Crown Plan 1502 in Rockley, New South Wales.18

Death

William Baker witnessed the death of Eliza Connors on 29 January 1876 in Triangle Creek, NSW, Australia.5,19 They witnessed 's burial on 2 February 1876 in Rockley, New South Wales.5,19 He died on 25 January 1882 at Triangle Flat in Rockley. old age19,1 He was buried on 27 January 1882 at Jumpers Flat in Rockley.1,19

Memorial

There is a memorial to William Baker at Jumpers Flat Cemetery in Rockley, New South Wales. Follow this link for information and images of his memorial.

Citations

  1. [S442] Death Certificate, William Baker, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1882 No 5905.
  2. [S1690] "The Baker Roadblock", 2022, James Michael Fleming (Cammeray, NSW); Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  3. [S1692] William Baker, Convict Indent 1829 NSW Guildford: Baker William, (Kingswood NSW: NSW State Archives), 10 July 1829, Guildford
  4. [S1694] William Baker, Convict TOL Butt, (Kingswood: NSW State Archives), 1 December 1833, No. 33/1036
  5. [S435] Death Certificate, Eliza Baker, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1876 No 4603.
  6. [S319] Marriage Certificate, William Baker and Eliza Connors, 19 July 1844, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. Vol 94 No 285.
  7. [S1712] James Michael Fleming, "William Baker's Arrival", Carillon Chimes, No 211 pp30-33 (Aug 2022), Print edition, Bathurst Family History Group (https://bathurstfhg.asn.au/pdfdl/cc211.pdf)
  8. [S1708] Isaac Baker and family entry, Ascendant, Passenger List, 21 Feb 1855; in series 5316; item 4/4792 (Kingswood: State Records Authority of NSW), reel 2137.
  9. [S344] Marriage Certificate, David Press and Susannah Baker, 2 May 1866, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. 1866/1454 (42.)
  10. [S1691] County Calendar, Roscommon and Leitrim Gazette, 8 Nov 1828.
  11. [S1695] William Baker, Gaol Admission, (Kingswood: NSW State Records), 2 June 1834
  12. [S1693] William Baker, Convict Muster 1830 NSW: Baker William, (Kingswood: NSW Archives), ca 1830, 467
  13. [S454] Death Certificate, Susan Press, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1907 No 15520.
  14. [S1696] JM Fleming, "Family Baker land summary: The land dealings of the Baker family of Rockley", Register of Land Purchases on 10 Feb 1854; research summary, 11 Jun 2022; PDF held by James Michael Fleming. Online research findings in February 2022
  15. [S1696] JM Fleming, "Family Baker land summary: The land dealings of the Baker family of Rockley", Mortgage on 4 June 1857; research summary, 11 Jun 2022; PDF held by James Michael Fleming. Online research findings in February 2022
  16. [S1696] JM Fleming, "Family Baker land summary: The land dealings of the Baker family of Rockley", Mortgage on 8 January 1858; research summary, 11 Jun 2022; PDF held by James Michael Fleming. Online research findings in February 2022
  17. [S1696] JM Fleming, "Family Baker land summary: The land dealings of the Baker family of Rockley", Mortgage Discharge on 15 January 1858; research summary, 11 Jun 2022; PDF held by James Michael Fleming. Online research findings in February 2022
  18. [S1696] JM Fleming, "Family Baker land summary: The land dealings of the Baker family of Rockley", Conveyance on 30 November 1860; research summary, 11 Jun 2022; PDF held by James Michael Fleming. Online research findings in February 2022
  19. [S436] Baker x 3 Gravestone, Cemetery, Jumpers Flat; James Fleming, 25 Jan 1882.
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Last Edited28 June 2022