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Thomas Baker (c. 1763–1788)

Thomas Baker was found guilty on 10 January 1786 at the Exeter Quarter Sessions in Devon, England, of a felony. Sentenced to 7 years transportation he was sent to the Dunkirk hulk at Plymouth. He arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Charlotte as part of the First Fleet. He was buried at Sydney Cove on 13 September 1788.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 16

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c. 1763


12 September, 1788 (aged ~ 25)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years