View Full Version : Ann Baldock - Spalding Prison, Lincoln
04-05-2009, 4:58 PM
Would there be any way of finding out details of the above entering the 'house of corrections' as I am trying to find out if she would have taking her children in which would have been 10, 7, 5 and 2 months (widowed):o
She would have gone in April 1844
You may find this (http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LIN/correctional.html) useful - but it does say that 'no records are known'.
06-05-2009, 12:21 PM
I've had a look at the court records to find out why she was in there but trying to tie up loose with regards to how the sessions worked??
Crime 24th Jan 1844 - convicted on the 24th April 1844 roughly. Sent to Spalding corrections for 6 months. What happened in between the dates as her son was supposidily christened in Spalding with just her present in the March 1844. She basically accepted stolen goods. Would she have been sent back home til the trial date to look after her 4 children or been out away?|banghead|
07-05-2009, 10:45 PM
Have you looked at the local record office to see if they have Calendars of Prisoners for that period? These list persons held for court sessions, and list the crime. Hopefully they still cover the period you;re interested in. PW
Hi, I have just registered. I am searching for Ann Baldock born circa 1808, possibly Lincolnshire. She was convicted in Lincoln in 1833 and sent to Tasmania. Her criminal record states her name as Ann of Wyham Baldock. I am wondering if she could be related to this family William Baldock and Ann Whitelam. Ann's transportation staes she was single with one child. She married Simon Ross in 1834 in Tasmania and I have her descendants in my tree. I have never been able to trace her ancestry. I cannot find her birth records anywhere. I would love some help. She named her children Harriett, (my ancestor), Lucy Ann, Mary, George and Simon.
18-04-2011, 1:26 PM
After studying Ann Baldock last year, I know that in the court records there were 2 Ann Baldock's sentenced in Lincoln and 1 got on a ship to Oz. Mine was convicted in 1844 so is the other one unfortunately and stayed in the UK and your's went off. I can try and help if I can with yours??!!
Hi Jo Barbara,
Thanks for your reply. I have tried for over a decade to learn more about Ann Baldock's ancestry but I haven't found any definite birth record for her in Lincolnshire in 1807/1808. It has been suggested that she is the daughter of William Baldock and Mary Litherland, both formerly of West Bridgeford, Nottinghamshire. They moved to Linconshire . They did have an Ann born 1808 but she died a few years later. Mine definitely died in 1846 in Tasmania. Her gravestone is online in the Richmond Congregational Church cemetery along with other members of the family.
I'm wondering if there are more detailed Lincoln court records, other than what is online. Do you have any suggestions as to where I should search or enquire?
19-04-2011, 10:26 AM
Her criminal record states her name as Ann of Wyham Baldock.
Have you seen her entry in the Lincolnshire Convicts (http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/ConvictsDetails.aspx?convict_id=3260) database? It looks like Wyham was her place of abode?
If you haven't already done so, it might be worth checking for the surname BALDOCK in the parish registers for Wyham and nearby.
Have you been able to investigate her associates, William LARDER and Elizabeth LEEMAN?
Have the Lincolnshire FHS produced anything useful for that area? We have several members who are Lincolnshire experts who may be able to help.
I'm wondering if there are more detailed Lincoln court records
According to the criminal register she was tried at the Lent Assizes. These records are at the National Archives. Have a read of this research guide (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guides/assizes-criminal-1559-1971.htm).
Lincoln was part of the Midland circuit, and there appear to be crown minute books (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATLN=3&CATID=821&SearchInit=4&SearchType=6&CATREF=ASSI+11) for this period. While you don't normally find family information in these, there may just possibly be a further lead there. These court records are not online, so you would need to get research done at Kew.
Thanks for your reply. I had found the information you included and followed up on all leads except parish registers for Wyham- not sure if there are any and probably not online. I'm in Australia so Kew is not convenient. I will be travelling to England in August and plan to visit Lincoln. Perhaps I could search the crown minute books then? Thanks again for all your suggestions.
20-04-2011, 8:30 AM
parish registers for Wyham- not sure if there are any and probably not online.
The registers for Wyham, and most other Lincolnshire parishes, are at Lincolnshire Archives.
They've also been filmed by the Mormon Church (LDS), so as another option you could order a copy of the film into a Mormon Family History Centre anywhere in the world, and view them for yourself.
I will be travelling to England in August and plan to visit Lincoln. Perhaps I could search the crown minute books then?
As mentioned above, records of the assize courts are at the National Archives, Kew (not at Lincoln).
The fact that the records are not online shouldn't be an insurmountable problem. You don't have to visit archives yourself. If you're serious about pursuing this research, you can either do it yourself from LDS films (as suggested above), or get it done by archives staff or by an independent researcher (usually cheaper).
20-04-2011, 8:48 AM
I can't remember how much info is on the ships log as she was transported over to oz. Do you have these records? I'll need to dig thus out if I can. These records are in the latter day saint church. I use the one in Kensington. The actual ship log is online. It's funny I remember seeing her name but seeing as it's exactly the same as mine I'm not surprised :)
22-04-2011, 2:09 PM
Have you found the ship that Ann was on and checked the Tasmania Archives?
I found this -
03 SEP 1808 West Bridgford, Nottingham, England
26 MAY 1813
Father: WILLIAM BALDOCK
The Lincoln Archives have the court room session for the convictions and the Latter Day Saints have the court books on convictions digitised.....
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