Jane Baker (c.1792-1829)

A female convict convicted at Surrey Quarter Sessions on 25 October 1824 and sentenced 14 years. Baker was transported per Midas (I) (1825) who died, aged 37 years, whilst incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory. Her burial ceremony was performed by (T.??) Wilkinson on 6 December 1829. She is buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta, location unknown.


Timeline

  • Born: c.1792
  • Convicted: 25 October 1824 at Surrey Quarter Sessions
  • Sailed for New South Wales per Midas (I): 24 July 1825 from London
  • Arrived in New South Wales per Midas (I): 23 November 1825
  • Died: c.6 December 1829 at Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 6 December 1829 at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location in cemetery unknown.

Multimedia

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The small building to the left of the big blue doors was the “dead house” at the Parramatta Female Factory. Photo: Michaela Ann Cameron (2014)


Sources

  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/5, p.281
  • Claim A Convict
  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

Lists

# Convict

# Punishment: 14 Years Transportation

# Ship: Midas (I) (1825)

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Place of Death: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1829

# Grave: unmarked