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Name: Baker, Benjamin
Flourished: 1847
Role: Quartermaster
Abstract: Baker was on watch on HMS DIDO which lay at anchor off Devonport, Auckland, on the night of 22 Oct 1847, when a naval lieutenant based ashore was murdered with his family, and their cottage burnt.

Source: Famous New Zealand murders 1974   Pages 15-29
Title:The Auckland naval base murders
Article Abstract:Describes the murder of Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Snow and family, at Devonport, Auckland, in 1847, for which Joseph Burns was later tried and hung, after making false accusations against two other men.

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