Appendix E

The Children of Hester Baker nee Ponting.

Hester was baptised on 10 June 1775 at Berkeley, daughter of William Ponting of Hamsfield (Chapter 2).

Hester married William Baker on 2 May 1803 in Berkeley. William Baker had been baptised at Berkeley on 13 May 1782. He was the son of William Baker, yeoman of Clapton. I believe that his mother was Sarah Neale who died on 14 March 1794. The witnesses were William Baker, Elizabeth Ponting and Henry Clark.

William and Hester had six sons and four daughters

  • William Baker. Baptised 12 June 1805 at Berkeley
  • Sarah Baker. Baptised 19 March 1806 at Berkeley
  • Hester Baker, Baptised 19 May 1807 at Berkeley
  • George Baker. Baptised 2 January 1809 at Berkeley
  • Henry Baker. Baptised 15 November 1809 at Berkeley. Buried 24 March 1810 at Berkeley
  • Elizabeth Baker. Baptised 15 April 1812 at Berkeley.
  • Henry Baker. Baptised 29 September 1813 at Berkeley
  • Charles Baker. Baptised 28 February 1815 at Berkeley.
  • Samuel Baker. Baptised 31 August 1817 at Berkeley. .
  • Fanny Russell Baker. Baptised 7 February 1821 at Berkeley.

William Baker died on 5 February 1834 aged 52 and was buried at Hill on 9 February 1834 and his wife Hester on 15 January 1846 aged 70 and was buried in Hill on 22 January 1846.

Hester Baker share a grave with William's mother, Sarah Baker who died 14 March 1794 aged 37. The memorial inscription tells that Sarah Baker she was the wife of William Baker (senior) of Clapton, Berkeley and the daughter of Daniel Neale & Sarah Neale. Sarah's father Daniel Neale is also buried there. He died on 10 June 1779 aged 59 years old.

Also commemorated is Thomas Baker who died on 24 April 1857 aged 1 year and 3 months, the son of Samuel & Ann Baker of Hill, who was William and Hester Baker's grandson (see below) and William Baker Long, the son of Daniel & Mary Long of Clapton and grandson of William Baker. It is unclear how he fits in at present.

Of their surviving children:

William Baker and Elizabeth King.

William Baker was baptised 12 June 1805 at Berkeley, son of William Baker, dairyman of Woodford.

William Baker Jnr married Elizabeth King on 12 February 1831 at Berkeley. Both give their residence as Berkeley. The witnesses were Elizabeth Cox, Robert Cox, Henry Clarke.

William and Elizabeth had the following children baptised at Rockhampton. On each occasion William is described as "yeoman" of Rockhampton.

  • John King Baker. Baptised 27 January 1833.
  • William Neale Baker. Baptised 31 August 1834.
  • Elizabeth Baker. Baptised 25 September 1836.  Elizabeth died when she was just 6 months old and was buried 18 February 1837 at Rockhampton

In 1861 56 year old William and 66 year old Elizabeth were living at Hill with their 38 year old son John K Baker. William is described as a farmer of 16 acres.

In 1871 William was farming Mazarine Farm in Hill, a farm of 16 acres with his wife Elizabeth and their 30 year old son John.

Elizabeth Baker of Hill died aged 77 and was buried at Rockhampton on 5 October 1871.

John King Baker of Hill was buried at Rockhampton on 28 January 1878. He was 45 years old when he died (Reg Gen March Qtr 1868 Thornbury 6a 148)

So by 1881 William had lost both his wife, his eldest son and his daughter and he is living with his lodger 26 year old John Long, but he is still at Mazarine Farm, and still farming 15 acres.

William Baker of Hill died on 12 April 1885 aged 81 and was buried at Rockhampton.

William Neale Baker seems to have lived with his widowed Aunt. In 1851 he is living with Sarah Williams (see below) at Gelly Bear, Marshfield, Monmouthshire. In 1861 and 1871 William is still living with Sarah. In 1861 he is employed as a farm bailiff and by 1871 34 year old William is described as a farmer. Nothing further has been found of William, but it seems likely that he never married.

Sarah Williams nee Baker.

Sarah Baker was baptised on 19 March 1806 at Berkeley, daughter of William Baker of Woodford, dairyman.

It is understood that Sarah married William Williams, but that William had died by 1851 when the census shows Sarah Williams, widow, aged 42 is living at Gelly Bear Marshfield, Monmouthshire where she is a farmer of 66 acres employing 3 men. Living with her is her sister Elizabeth Baker, aged 35 (see below) and her nephew William Baker, aged 16 (see above). .

In 1861 55 year old Sarah Williams is still farming at Gelly Bear. Living with her is her 24 year old nephew William Neale Baker, a farm bailiff.

Still at Gelly Bear in 1871, Sarah is a 65 year old widow, a farmer of 70 acres with the help of 4 labourers. She is living with her nephew, 34 year old William N Baker and her nieces 16 year old Elizabeth Timothy and 14 year old Mary J Timothy (see below) .

Hester Lewis nee Baker

Hester Baker was baptised 19 May 1807 at Berkeley, daughter of William Baker, dairyman of Woodford.

Hester married George Lewis on 6 November 1838 in Michaelstone-y-Fedw, Monmouthshire (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1838 Newport M 26 129).

George and Hester had the following children:

  • Fanny Lewis. Born 1841 in Marshfield
  • Elizabeth Lewis. Born approx 1843.
  • Sarah Lewis. Born approx 1847
  • George Lewis. Born approx 1850
  • John Lewis. Born approx 1852.

In 1851 the family were living at Tyn Mawr Farm, Marshfield, Monmouthshire where George was a farmer of 96 acres employing 3 men and 1 boy. George's age is given at 34. His wife was 38, 4 years his senior. In 1861 and 1871 the family are still at the same address. In 1871 George is farming 115 acres employing 1 man and 1 boy.

Hester Lewis died on 11 September 1878 aged 75 (Reg Gen March Qtr 1878 11a 115).

In 1881 George Lewis senior was living with his son George at Goitra Farm, St Mellons, Monmouthshire (see below).

George Lewis died in 1894 aged 75 (Reg Gen March Qtr 1894 Newport M 11a 127)

  • Fanny Lewis

In 1861 George and Hester's daughter Fanny Lewis was 20 years old and was still living with her parents. She is described as a "farmers daughter. Nothing further has been found of her since

  • Elizabeth Jones formerly Emerson nee Lewis

The 1871 census suggests that George and Hester's daughter Elizabeth Lewis had married, and was now Elizabeth Emerson. She was staying with her parents George and Hester Lewis in Marshfield with her children, Leah, aged 2 and George aged 6 months.

In all it seems Elizabeth had four children with her first husband

  • Sarah Lewis Emerson, born 1868 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1868 Newport M 11a 174)
  • George Emerson, born 1870 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1870 Newport M 11a 145). Died 1876 aged 6 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1876 Newport M 11a 122)
  • Esther Ann Emerson, born 1872 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1872 Newport M 11a 214)
  • Rosa Fanny Emerson, born 1874 (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1874 Newport M 11a 208)

But by 1881 she had been widowed and had remarried (Reg Gen March 1880 Newport M 11a 250). Her second husband was Henry Jones. Henry had been born around 1856 in Llantarnam, Monmouth.

In 1881 34 year old Elizabeth Jones and her 25 year old husband Henry were living at Grosweh Farm, St Woolos, Monmouthshire, where Henry was farming 89 acres. With them were Elizabeth's surviving children from her first marriage and Henry and her son Reginald James Jones, aged 4 months.

Nothing further has been traced of Henry and Elizabeth Jones or Elizabeth's daughter Sarah Lewis Emerson.

Elizabeth's daughter Esther Ann Emerson married Harry John C Evans in 1899 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1899 Newport M 11a 396). In 1901 was living in Newport where 28 year old Harry is employed as a clerk. I can find no trace of them in the 1911 census at present.

Elizabeth's younger daughter, Rosa Fanny Emerson married Frank Arthur J Addis earlier in 1899 (Reg Gen. June Qtr 1899 Newport M 11a 323). In 1901 Frank and Rosa were living in Bolton Road, Newport, Monmouthshire where Frank was an Ironmongers Clerk. By then they had a son John Emerson Addis aged 11 months. John had been born on 1 May 1900 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1900 Newport M 11a 231). In 1911 Rosa was living at 33 Curzon Road, Southport with "private means". She is shown as being married although it is unclear where Frank was at the time. They had a daughter, Freda Eileen Addis, born 1903. Frank A J Addis died in 1944 (Reg Gen March 1944 Southport 8b 863). Rosa F Addis died in 1949 (Reg Gen March 1949 Bolton 10b 775). Their son John Emerson Addis died in 1970 (Reg Gen March 1970 Southport 10f 1884).

Reginald James Jones married Edith Gertrude Gregory in 1905 (Reg Gen March 1905 Newport 11a 241). In 1911 they were living at 12 Turnstyle Avenue, Rhonnda. Reginald , aged 30 was an engineer in charge (plumber) for the Local Government Board. Reginald and Edith had a daughter, 4 year old Evelyn May Jones. Edith's brother and sister, Charles Gregory, 17, a furniture salesman and Mary Caroline Gregory, 14 were living with them.

  • Sarah Lewis

In 1861 Sarah was 14 years old and still living with her parents, George and Hester. Nothing further has been traced. 

  • George Lewis and Mary Jane Timothy

George and Hester's son George Lewis married Mary Jane Timothy. Mary Jane Timothy was the daughter of James Timothy and Fanny Russell Timothy nee Baker (see below) and so George and Mary Jane were cousins.

In 1881, George, aged 32 and living at Goitra Farm, St Mellons, Monmouthshire where he was farming 78 acres employing two labourers with his 26 year old wife and their children

  • Florence Janetta Lewis. Born 1878
  • Ivor Edgar Lewis. Born 1880

Also at the address was George's widowed father, 66 year old George Lewis, a retired farmer.

In 1891, 1901 and 1911 the family were still at Goitra Farm. Another son Charles A Lewis had been born in 1882 but he is not listed in the later censuses I suspect he died in the interim.

Nothing more is known about George Lewis. His wife Mary J Lewis died in 1929 (Reg Gen March 1929 Monmouth 11a 40).

Nothing more is known about their daughter Florence Janetta Lewis.

Their son Ivor Edgar Lewis, pictured below, married Elizabeth Harriet Davies They had 10 children. Elizabeth died in 1934 (Reg Gen March 1934 Newport 11a 316). Ivor died in 1937 (Reg Gen March 1937 Newport 11a 274). 

  • John Lewis and Ann

John Lewis, a reasonably common name, so it is difficult to be certain records traced relate to 'our John'.

In 1891, John Lewis, born in 1852 in Marshfield, Monmouthshire was living with his wife Ann Lewis at Glasgwick Cottage, St Woolwas, Monmouthshire. John was a 39 year old labourer.

George Baker and Hannah Powell

George Baker was baptised on 2 January 1809 at Berkeley, son of William Baker of Woodford, dairyman.

George married Hannah Powell on 9 April 1835 at Awre with Blakeney, Gloucestershire.  

They had seven children;

  • William Baker, baptised 3 March 1839 in Awre with Blakeney, Gloucestershire.
  • Charles Baker, baptised 9 April 1843 in Blakeney, Gloucestershire
  • Fanny Baker, baptised 29 December 1844 in Blakeney, Gloucestershire
  • Alfred Baker, born 1847 in Awre, Gloucestershire
  • Elizabeth Baker, baptised 11 March 1849 in Awre, Gloucestershire 
  • Walter Baker, baptised 6 July 1851 at Blakeney, Gloucestershire.
  • Harry Baker, baptised 25 May 1855 in Upton Upon Severn, Gloucestershire

In 1851 the family were living at Hickmans Court, Tything, George aged 42, was a farmer of 196 acres employing 3 labourers. 

In 1861 the family are living at Southend Farm, Upton on Severn, Weston Super Mare. The census return is damaged but George is shown as a farmer employing at least 10 men.

In 1871 62 year old George is still at Southend Farm where he is described as a "farmer and landowner" of 440 acres employing 12 men, 3 boys and 3 women. The only children remaining at home are Fanny, Alfred and Harry. Alfred is described as a "banker".

By 1881 72 year old George is living at Pigeon House, Upton-on Severn with his 70 year old wife Hannah, where he is farming 35 acres. Son Walter, aged 30, has returned to live at home and is the only child living at home.

George Baker died on 28 November 1882 in Upton Upon Severn (Reg Gen Dec 1882 Upton Upon Severn 6c 197). The will and two codicils of George Baker formerly of Southend Farm, but late of Pigeon House, both in Upton Upon Severn was proved by Alfred Baker of Tewkesbury, bank cashier and one of the sons of the deceased. 

  • William Baker and Emily Jane Gardner

George and Hannah's son William married Emily Jane Gardner on 6 December 1870 at Painswick. Emily, a spinster of "full age" was the daughter of Charles Gardner, farmer (Reg Gen Dec 1870 Stroud 6a 644)

In 1871 they were living at Liltridge Farm, Upton on Severn where 32 year old William was farming 188 acres employing 2 men and 1 boy.

In 1881 they are at Bosley Farm, Westbury on Severn. William was farming 102 acres with 1 boy. William and Emily had two daughters

  • Emily Baker. Baptised 4 January 1874 in Upton upon Severn
  • Annie Baker. Born 1876 in Upton upon Severn

Still at Bosley Farm in 1891, by 1901 they had moved to New House, Pendock, Worcestershire. William is a retired farmer. Both girls had left home.

By 1911 Emily Jane Baker, was a 71 year old widow living "on private means" was living at Dymock, Gloucestershire. Boarding with her was Florence Griffiths a 26 year old school teacher.

  • Charles Baker and Annie

By 1871 George and Hannah's son Charles had married Annie and was living at Reddings, Holdfast, Upton on Severn where he was farming 50 acres.

Charles Baker died in 1874 aged 31 (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1874 Upton on Severn 6c 173).

  • Fanny Ireland nee Baker

George and Hannah's daughter Fanny Baker married Charles Tom Ireland on 4 December 1873 at Upton on Severn Parish Church. Charles had been born in 1842, the son of George Need Ireland and Sarah Smith He had previously been married to Mary Pensam but she had died aged 24 on 28 July 1872

Charles and Fanny had a son, George Tom Ireland who was born in 1875 in Eldersfield, but died later the same year and was buried on 4 September 1875 at Eldersfield.

Fanny Ireland of Hill Field House, Eldersfield, died on 2 July 1876 aged 33 years old.

Charles Tom Ireland of Eldersfield died on 3 November 1884. Probate was granted to Joseph Ireland of Dobshill Farm, Eldersfield and Henry Arthur Ellis of Longdon, both farmers His estate was valued at £3,172. 7s 2d.

  • Alfred Baker and Kate Wood

George and Hannah's son Alfred married Kate Wood on 4 November 1875 at Upton Upon Severn.

In 1881 Alfred and Kate were living at 20 High Street, Tewksbury where Alfred was employed as a bank cashier. They had three children

  • Alfred Jnr Baker. Born 1877
  • Ethel Baker. Born 1879
  • Percy Baker. Born 1880

Also at the address was 8 year old Fanny Jane Baker, Alfred's niece. It is not clear whose daughter she was.

In 1891 the family were living at 18 High Street, Tewksbury. 44 year old Alfred was now a bank manager and they had two further children

  • Sidney Baker. Born 1886
  • Gladys Mabel Baker. Born 1889.

Ethel is boarding at High School for Girls, 17 Church Street, Tewkesbury.

By 1901 Ethel had returned home and the family were living at 19 High Street, Tewksbury next to the Town Hall. She and Sidney were the only children remaining at home. Alfred Baker Junior was boarding at Barbourne Road, Worcester where he was employed as a bank clerk. Percy was boarding at 78 Forbury Road, Hackney, London and was employed as a church organist and 12 year old Gladys was a pupil boarding at Ellesborough Crescent, Weston Super Mare.

In 1911 Alfred and Kate were living at the Old Bank, Tewkesbury. Alfred was a bank manager for the Capital and Counties Banking Company. Sons Alfred, a bank clerk and Sidney a solicitor were living at home as was daughter Gladys Mabel. Their son Sidney had married and his wife Amy Evelyn, aged 24, is also listed on the census as 'daughter in law'.

Alfred and Kate's son, Percy had married Helen Maria Ivimy in 1902. By 1911 they were living at Hazeldene, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury. Percy, aged 31, was "organist of Tewkesbury Abbey". They had one daughter Myrtle Sheila Baker, born in 1904.

  • Elizabeth Baker

There is no trace of George and Hannah's daughter Elizabeth any later than the 1861 census when, aged 12, she was at home with her parents.

  • Walter Baker

In 1871 George and Hannah's son, Walter, aged 20 was lodging with grocer, wine and spirit merchant Barnard Deakins at High Street, Holy Cross where he was working as his assistant.

In 1881 he is back living with his parents and described as a farmers son.

It is thought that Walter may have died in 1885.

  • Harry Baker

Finally in 1871 George and Harriet's son Harry was a 16 year old scholar living with his parents. He died in 1878, aged 23 (Reg Gen Dec Qtr 1878 Upton on Severn 6c 245)

Elizabeth Baker nee Baker

Elizabeth Baker was baptised on 15 April 1812, daughter of William Baker of Woodford, dairyman.

In 1851 Elizabeth was living with sister Sarah Williams (nee Baker) at Gelly Bear Marshfield, Monmouthshire.

On 14 May 1860 she married David Baker in the English New Baptist Chapel, Newport, Monmouthshire (Reg Gen June Qtr 1860 Newport M 11a 313).

In 1861 David and Elizabeth are living and farming at at Court Farm, Marshfield with children

  • David Baker, born 1837 in Peterstone, Monmouthshire
  • James Baker, born 1838 in Peterstone, Monmouthshire 
  • Cecilia Baker, born 1840 in Peterstone, Monmouthshire 

Presumably these were David's children by his first wife Mary.

In 1871 David and Elizabeth are still at Court Farm farming 50 acres with 3 men. Only son David remains at home.

David Baker had died by 1881 and his widow was living with his daughter Cecelia, now married to Thomas Jones at Court Farm House, Marshfield, Monmouthshire.

Elizabeth Baker died on 15 April 1883 in Marshfield, Monmouthshire.

Henry Baker and Clara Lawson & Esther Wetmore

Henry Baker was baptised on 29 September 1813 at Berkeley, the son of William & Hesther Baker of Clapton. Henry is described as a dairyman. 

Henry Baker married Clara Lawson on 16 May 1835 at St James, Bristol. Both parties signed the marriage register. The witnesses were William Ricketts & James Hall. 

They had five children

  • Robert Baker. Born approx 1836 in Berkeley. Died 1903 in Bedwelty.
  • Ellen Baker. Baptised 21 May 1837 at Oldbury on Severn, daughter of Henry & Clara Baker, farmer of Oldbury). 
  • Isaac Lawson Baker. Baptised 30 January 1839 in Thornbury (Reg Gen March 1839 Thornbury 11 444).  Died 1841.
  • Clara Baker. Born approx 1842 in Thornbury
  • George Baker.  Born 1842 (Reg Gen September 1842 Thornbury 11 441) - see below.

Much of the information in this section has been provided by Christina Keyes who is a descendent of this branch of the family through Henry's son George. I am particularly grateful for the information relating to Henry's second marriage which provides yet another connection to the Wetmores

In 1851 Henry and Clara were living at Trevethin, Monmouthshire with their children Robert, Ellen & George. Henry is described as an Iron Miner as are sons Robert, aged 15 and George, aged 9. 

Clara Baker died in 1856 (Reg Gen March 1856 Newport 11a 115). 

Henry Baker married again shortly after his Clara's death, his second wife was Esther Crowder who he married on 25 April 1856 at The Cathedral Church, St John, Llandaff. Both of full age, Henry was a mineral contractor, the son of William Baker, farmer. Esther was the daughter of John Wetmore, farmer.

Esther Wetmore had been baptised on 3 August 1817 at Llanmartin, Monmouth, the daughter of John Wetmore and Susanna. I believe that she was the daughter of John Wetmore and Susannah Collins who married on 25 May 1816 (Appendix I subsection 1). John was the sister of Esther Wetmore who married Henry Ponting (Chapter 3).  Henry Ponting and Henry Baker's mother Hesther were both children of William Ponting and Mary Pearce (Chapter 2

Esther had previously been married John Crowder. At the time of the 1841 census they appear to have been working in the same household, although  there is little detail. They had married on 30 May 1845 at Woollas, Newport (Reg Gen June 1845 Newport M 26 163) and they appear to have had two children

  • John Crowder. Born 1846 in Danthdig, Hampshire
  • Anna Crowder. Born 1848 in Ruan, Glamorgan. 

In 1851 Hesther is shown as living at Black Cottage, Bassaleg with her two children. She is described as an "under butlers wife". John is listed at Tredegar House where he appears to be in the employ of the local baronet. John Crowder had died in 1855

In 1861 Henry and Esther were living at 8 Planarth Street, Newport St Woollos where they were "retailers of beer". Hester's children John, aged 15 and Anna, aged 12 were living with them.  

In 1871 they were living at Somerset Street, Aberystruth and Henry was a contractor confectionery. Their two sons were living with them:

  • Charles Baker, aged 17 and a coal miner 
  • Samuel Baker, aged 15 and a scholar. 

Henry Baker died in 1873 (Reg Gen Dec 1873 Bedwelty 11a 55). 

Esther Baker died in 1875 (Reg Gen July 1875 Bedwelty 11a 44). 

A little is known about Henry and Clara's son George.  

  • George Baker and Jane Good

 In 1861 George Baker was living with his mother's brother Isaac Lawson and his family at High Road, Tottenham.  Aged 19, his occupation was a "harness maker".

On 12 September 1865 George married Jane Good at Holy Trinity, Tottenham. Both were of full age. George was the son of Henry Baker, publican. Jane was the daughter of John Good, gardener.  

In 1871 the family were living at 13 King Street, Soho. They had three sons and one daughter

  • George Good Baker. Born 7 October 1866. Baptised 19 September 1869 at St Anne's, Soho.
  • Alfred Baker. Born 6 September 1868. Baptised 19 September 1869 at St Anne's, Soho.   
  • Henry Baker. Born 20 June 1870 in Westminster
  • Rosina Sarah Baker. Born 19 August 1872 Baptised 1 December 1872 at St Paul, Deptford. 

At the time of Rosina's baptism the family were living at 5 Milton Court Road, New Cross.  

By 1881 George had been widowed. In 1881 and 1891, a saddler/harness maker he was living at 4 Primrose, Tottenham with his sister in law Ellen Good, Jane's sister who was his housekeeper. In 1881 all four children remained at home, by 1891 they had all left home. 

George Baker died in 1892 (Reg Gen March 1892 Edmonton 3a 290). He was just 49 years old. 

George and Jane's son George Good Baker married Nellie Elizabeth Stickley on 31 January 1891 at Holy Trinity Church, Tottenham. George, aged 24, a saddler was the son of George Baker, saddler. Nellie, aged 22 was the daughter of Alfred James Stickley, builder.  In 1901 they were living at 17, Knatchbull Road, Camberwell where George was a clerk. They were still at the same address in 1911 and George was a fruit commission agents clerk. They had three children:

  • Florence Marie Baker. Born 14 February 1896. Baptised 29 March 1896 at All Hallows, Tottenham.  Married Edgar Richard Relf on 2 June 1921 at St James Church, Knatchbull.  In 1939 they were living at 30 Manor Road North, Esher. They had at least one daughter. Edgar died on 7 March 1970 in Esher. Florence Marie Baker of 30 Manor Road North, Esher, died on 12 June 1977. 
  • Alfred Stickley Baker. Born 6 June 1899. Baptised 30 June 1899 at All Hallows, Tottenham. Married Hilda Rita Hurst on 6 September 1924. In 1939 they were living at 133 Murray Avenue, Bromley. Hilda Rita Baker of Flat 3, 43, West Cliff Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth died on 28 April 1987. Alfred Stickley Baker of 70 Dewlands Way, Verwood, Dorset died on 17 January 1994
  • Harold George Baker. Born 21 June 1904. Baptised 11 September 1904 at St James the Apostle, Lambeth.

Nellie Elizabeth Baker of 17 Knatchbull Road, Camberwell died on 24 February 1918. In 1920, George and his son Alfred were living at Knatchbull Road. George Good Baker of 30 Manor Road North Hinchley Wood, Esher, Surrey died on 24 August 1948 at Hinchley Wood Railway Station. Probate was granted to Alfred Stickley Baker, fruit salesman and Edgar Richard Relf, departmental manager. His effects were worth £6205 10s 9d. 

George and Jane's son Alfred Baker married Nellie Elizabeth Read on 27 June 1891 at Holy Trinity Church, Tottenham. Alfred, aged 23, a salesman, the son of George Baker, saddler. Nellie Elizabeth, aged 18 was the daughter of Charles Read, commercial jeweller. In 1901 Alfred, a 32 year old cashier at Covent garden market and his wife Nellie E, aged 28 were living at 3 Mercer Chambers, St Martins in the Field. They had two children, aged 6 and 5:

  • Gladys May Baker. Born 29 May 1894. Married James Henry Faulkner on 17 September 1921 at St John the Evangelist, Palmers Green, London. Gladys May Faulkner of 1 Mill Road, Worthing died on 18 June 1972
  • Clifford Ernest Baker. Born 26 March 1896. Baptised 15 May 1910 aged 14 at St Martin's, West Acton (shown as child of Alfred and Amelia - see below). Killed in action 19 September 1916 in France & Flanders.  

Nellie Elizabeth Read  appears to have died by 1909 and Alfred had remarried. Alfred married Amelia Alice Stickley on 27 March 1909 at All Hallows, Tottenham. Amelia was the daughter of Alfred James Stickley and sister of George Good Baker's wife Nellie (see above). Amelia had been married before, to Herbert Stanley Read on 1 January 1891 at United Parish Church of St Leonards, London and they had two children:

  • Constance Irene Read. Born 16 June 1893. Married Charles Alfred Roberts on 2 August 1913 at Palmers Green. They had at least one daughter. Charles Alfred Roberts died in 1960 in Hatfield. Constance Irene Roberts died in 1973 in Enfield. 
  • Marjorie Winifred Read. Born 16 June 1899. Married Eric James Anderson on 2 September 1922 at St John the Evangelist, Palmers Green. They had at least one daughter. Eric James Anderson died in early 1971 and his wife a few months later.  

Herbert Stanley Read of 83 Winchelsea Road, Tottenham died on 19 December 1902.

In 1911 Alfred and Amelia were living in Southgate with their children and stepchildren. They had been married two years and Alfred was a "fruit salesman". They had a daughter of their own 

  • Phyllis Ena Baker. Born 10 October 1909. Baptised 7 November 1909 at St John the Evangelist, Palmers Green. Married Cyril Herbert Handisyde in 1931. in 1939 they were living at 33 Hoodcote Gardens, Southgate with their daughter.  Phyllis Ena Handisyde of Flat 5, Octavia House, 8 Homer Street, London, W14 died on 5  August 1995

Amelia Alice Baker of 51, Old Park Road, Palmers Green (wife of Alfred Baker) died on 19 May 1933. Probate to said Alfred Baker and Charles Alfred Roberts, salesman. 

George and Jane's son Henry Baker married Julia Marion Moore on 30 July 1896 at Holy Trinity, Tottenham.  In 1901 they were living at 4 Palmar Road, Camberwell with their eldest daughter. Henry was a cashier to a fruit salesman.  In 1911 they were still living in Camberwell. The census shows they had had seven child of which six survived. Their children were

  • Marion Rose Baker. Born 1900. Marion married John William Thompson on 16 September 1920 at St Paul's, Herne Hill.  Marion Rose Baker of Roslin, 45 Beadon Road, Bromley died on 8 July 1939 at Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital, Coventry. Administration was granted to James William Thompson, underwriting member of Lloyds. 
  • Henry Moore Baker. Born 14 August 1902. Henry married Nell May Manchip in 1935. Henry appears to have been a pilot in military in WW2. Henry died 15 September 1987 in Chippenham. Nell died on 18 February 2000 in Chippenham.
  • Hubert James Baker. Born 21 September 1903. Baptised 19 September 1909 at St Barnabus, Dulwich.  
  • Stella Baker. Born 14 October 1904. Baptised 19 September 1909 at St Barnabus, Dulwich. Stella married Albert Edwing Westerman in 1931. In 1939 they were living at 237 Pickhurst Lane, albert, a chartered architect had been accepted for army officers enlistment reserve. They had at least one daughter. Albert Edwing Westerman died on 1 December 1997 in West Wickham, Kent. Stella died in 2007. Stella is Christina's great grandmother.  
  • Kenneth George Baker. Born 15 May 1906. Baptised 19 September 1909 at St Barnabus, Dulwich. Kenneth died in 1987 in Devon. 
  • Donald Good Baker. Born 23 May 1907. Baptised 19 September 1909 at St Barnabus, Dulwich.  Donald married Dorothy Devereux in 1932.  In 1939 they were living at 203, Burnt Oak Lane, Sidcup. They had five children. Donald died in 1981 in Kings Lynn. Dorothy died in 1983.

At the time of the children's baptisms the family were resident at 59 Holme Dene Avenue, Herne Hill.  Julia Marion Baker died on 3 December 1948. She was buried on 9 December 1948 at Greenwich.   

In 1901 George and Jane's daughter Rosina Sarah Baker was living at 29 Ouseley Road, Battersea with Julian Hooper, a 65 saddler, his wife Julia and their sons Hubert Hooper, aged 41, a saddler and Roland Hooper, aged 36, a pianoforte tuner. Rosina aged 28 is described as an adoptive daughter. Rosina married Hubert Julian Hooper on 22 August 1903 at St Mary Magdalene, Wandsworth.  Hubert, aged 43, a saddler was the son of Julian Hooper, saddler. Rosina, aged 31 was the daughter of George Baker (deceased), saddler. Both give their address as 29 Ouseley Road.  In 1911 Hubert & "Rose" were living at 22, Lawrence Road, Hove, Sussex, where Hubert was a saddler. His aunt Harriett Amelia Hooper, aged 70 was living with them, Hubert J Hooper died in 1936 in Hove.  Rosina died in 1956 in Sussex. 


Samuel Baker and Ann Adams.

Samuel Baker was baptised on 31 August 1817 at Berkeley son of William Baker, dairyman and Hesther Baker of Clapton.

He married Ann Adams on 5 November 1849 at St Stephen, Bristol. 

In 1851 34 year old Samuel is living in Hill with his wife farming 70 acres with 2 labourers.

Samuel and Ann had seven children

  • Charles Baker. Baptised 7 April 1850 at Hill.
  • Fanny Baker. Baptised 18 January 1852 at Hill
  • John Baker. Baptised 5 February 1854 at Hill
  • Thomas Baker. Baptised 20 February 1856 at Hill. Died on 24 April 1857 aged 1 year and 3 months.
  • Walter George Baker. Baptised 1 August 1858 at Hill
  • William Baker. Baptised 9 November 1859 at Hill. Died in 1879 aged 20 and buried on 9 May 1879 at Hill.
  • Sarah Baker Baptised 30 June 1861 at Hill.

In 1861 Samuel was still farming in Hill but by now he had 100 acres and was employing two labourers. Living with him were 3 servants including a governess which would indicates some degree of status.

In 1871 he was farming 67 acres at Hill Farm, Hill next to the church.

In 1881 63 year old Samuel was still farming, but only 5 acres in Hill. The only children remaining at home are Charles, John, Walter and Sarah.

Samuel Baker died aged 66 and was buried on 19 April 1883 at Hill. Ann Baker also died at 66 and was buried at Hill on 15 April 1886.

  • Charles Baker

Charles Baker was living with his parents in Hill up to and including in 1881.

In 1891 Samuel and Ann's son Charles Baker, now aged 42 was visiting Charles Jones, aged 79, and his wife Sarah, aged 89 at Rockhampton. I have not yet been able to connect Charles and Sarah to 'our' Jones family. Charles gives his occupation as a farmer.

Nothing more is known about Charles Baker.

  • Fanny Baker

In 1881, Samuel and Ann's daughter Fanny Baker, aged 29 was working as a dairymaid and living with farmer Elizabeth Parslow at Luggs Farm, Berkeley.

In 1891 38 year old Fanny is visiting John and Lizzy Adams at Joseph Padstead Farm, Mathern, Wales. She is described as living on her own means.

It is probable that Fanny never married for in 1901, aged 49 she is housekeeper to Job Francis, a 69 year old widowed farmer at Newport, Wales. 

  • John Baker

In 1881 John Baker, aged 27, was living at Hill Farm House with his parents Samuel and Ann. Nothing is known about him after that date.

  • Walter George Baker and Sarah

In 1871, Samuel and Ann's son Walter was visiting Sarah Palmer, a 55 year old widow at Hill,. He is described as a scholar. Also visiting was another 13 year old scholar, Octavios Barton. It is not clear why Walter would have been there at this time. He was back home in 1881.

Walter married Sarah around 1883 and in 1891 they were living in Hill with their children. In 1901 they were still living in Hill and Walter, aged 41 was a cattleman

Walter and Sarah had four daughters:

  • Winifred Maude Baker . Born 1882, a pupil teacher in 1901.
  • Millicent Baker. Baptised 11 March 1888 at Hill
  • Hilda Baker. Baptised 2 August 1890 at Hill.
  • Doris Baker. Baptised 3 December 1893 at Hill.

In 1911 Walter and Sarah were living at The Lodge, Hill. Walter was a farm labourer. His daughter Doris, the only one of their children still at home was an assistant dressmaker. Their daughters Winifred and Hilda were elementary school teachers working for Cheltenham Education Authority and living at Shaftesbury, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham.

Nothing more is known about the family.

  • Sarah Sharp nee Baker

Samuel and Ann's daughter Sarah Baker married Samuel Sharp of Chepstow on 17 March 1885 at Hill. Sarah was 23 years old. Her father Samuel is described as a yeoman. Samuel Sharp was a 36 year old widower, a yeoman the son of John Sharp, yeoman. The witnesses were Henrietta M Coates and Charles Baker junior.

In 1891, Samuel and 29 year old Sarah were living at Shornwell, Chepstow, Wales. They were still in Shornwall in 1901 and 1911.

Samuel and Sarah had six children:

  • John Sharp. Born 1886
  • Elsie Mary Sharp. Born 1887
  • Samuel Adams Sharp. Born 9 December 1890.
  • Edith Nellie Sharp. Born 2 June 1892
  • Phillis May Sharp. Born 1894.
  • Winnifred Kathleen Sharp. Born 1902

Nothing more is known about Samuel, Sarah or their children save for the fact that Samuel Adams Sharp died in 1971 (Reg Gen March 1971 Caerleon 8c 550) and Edith Nellie Sharp, seemingly never married and died in 1980 (Reg Gen March 1980 Newport 28 0264).

Fanny Russell Timothy nee Baker.

Fanny Russell Baker was baptised 7 February 1821 at Berkeley, the daughter of William Baker, dairyman and Hesther Baker of Clapton.

By 1851 Fanny had married James Timothy and they were living at St Mellons, Glamorgan, Wales where James was farming 46 acres employing 2 labourers. In 1861, they were still living at St Mellons, Monmouthshire and had three children

  • Elizabeth Timothy. Born 1853
  • Mary Jane Timothy. Born 1854
  • Charles Timothy. Born 1858

Fanny Russell Timothy died on 29 September 1864 aged 43.

In 1871 18 year old Elizabeth Timothy and 16 year old Mary J Timothy are living with their aunt Sarah Williams at Gelly Bear, Marshfield, Monmouthshire. It is not clear where James was at the time of the 1871 census, but he appears to have died in 1873 (Reg Gen Dec 1873 Bridgend 11a 349). 

  • Elizabeth Timothy

Elizabeth Timothy of Penlliene, Penbryn, Cardiganshire, spinster died on 22 December 1927 (Reg Gen Dec 1927 Newcastle in Emlyn 11b 20). Administration of her estate was granted to Stephen Timothy, gentleman. Her estate was valued at £96 19s and 3d.

  • Mary Jane Lewis nee Timothy

Mary Jane Timothy married her cousin George Lewis, son of George Lewis and Hester Baker (see above). 

  • Charles Timothy, Hannah Morgan and Sarah Jane Tamplin

In 1871 13 year old Charles Timothy was living with his uncle George Lewis and his wife Hester at TY Maws, Marshfield, Monmouthshire.

Charles Timothy married Hannah Morgan in 1880 (Reg Gen June 1880 Newport 11a 307). In 1881, 24 year old Charles, an agricultural labourer and "Ann", now aged 19 and they were living near Tay Maur, Marshfield. They had a son Melville Isaac Timothy, born in 1882 (Reg Gen June 1882 Newport 11a 220). Hannah died in 1886 (Reg Gen June 1886 Newport 11a 140).

In 1889 Charles remarried. His new bride was Sarah Jane Tamplin (Reg Gen Sept Qtr 1889 Newport M 11a 375). In 1891 Charles and Sarah Jane were living in Marshfield.

Charles and Sarah had six children

  • Elizabeth Jane Timothy. Born 1890 in Marshfield
  • Thomas James Timothy. Born 1893 in Marshfield
  • William Charles Timothy. Born 23 August 1895 in Marshfield.
  • Millicent Sarah Timothy. Born 29 May 1897 in Peterstone
  • Ethel Gwendoline Timothy. Born 1899 in Peterstone
  • Ivor George Timothy. Born 1900 in Peterstone

By 1901 the family were living at Millditch, Peterstone, Monmouth where Charles was a farm labourer and son Melvin was a cattleman.

By 1911 Sarah had been widowed. The family were living at Pencaer Eglwys. Her eldest sons Thomas and William were both coal miners.

Charles and Ann's son "Melville" Isaac Timothy died in 1902 aged 21 (Reg Gen June Qtr 1902 Newport M 11a 136).

Nothing more is known about Elizabeth Jane Timothy.

Thomas James Timothy died in 1969 (Reg Gen June 1969 Surrey Northern 5g 484).

William Charles Timothy died in 1980 (Reg Gen Sept 1980 Merthyr Tydfil 27 0168).

Millicent Sarah Timothy died in October 1991 (Reg Gen October 1991 South Glamorgan 28 1615).

Ethel G Timothy married William C Morris in 1926 (Reg Gen March 1926 Newport Market 11a 243).

Ivor George Timothy married Margaret Williams in 1925 (Reg Gen Sept 1925 Newport Market 11a 431). He died in 1955 (Reg Gen March 1955 Newport 8c 307).

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