William Bain

M, b. 1856, d. 11 August 1947
  • William Bain was born in 1856. He was the son of Peter Bain (a labourer) and Isabella Murray.
  • He immigrated to Queensland in 1865. William's younger brother Peter(aged 3 born Inverness) died on the voyage.
  • At the age of 27 years, William Bain married Ann Plant, daughter of James Plant and Rebecca Peyton, in 1883 in Queensland.
  • On 18 October 1888,his wife, Ann Plant died in Queensland.
  • At the age of 34 years, William Bain married Annie Anderson, daughter of Julius (Jul, Jules, John, Hugh) Andersen and Kristina Karlson, on 8 April 1890 in Presbyterian Manse, Toowoomba, Queensland. William was a 34 year old widowed teamster of Murphy's Creek. Annie was 19 years born County of Stanley and living at Geham. She was a domestic servant, and gave her parents as Alice Gillis and John Anderson. Witnesses to the marriage were Augusta Schlierike and Mary Annette Crookston (wife of minister James Crookston.)
  • In 1901 William (surname listed as Bains) was listed as a farmer of Perseverance Creek in the Crow's Nest Post Office Directory. He was also listed as a farmer at Ravensbourne.
  • William Bain and Annie Anderson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Ravensbourne. William was a farmer.
  • William Bain and Annie Anderson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Perseverance. William was a farmer. Their daughter Lily also lived at Perseverance.
  • William Bain and Annie Anderson appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1921 and 1930 living at Perseverance. William was a farmer.
  • William Bain died on 11 August 1947. His age on his gravestone is given as 92 years.
  • He was buried on 12 August 1947 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PRES2-006-0031.

Children of William Bain and Ann Plant

Children of William Bain and Annie Anderson

William Bain

M, b. 1885, d. 18 January 1961
  • William Bain was born in 1885 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Bain and Ann Plant.
  • William Bain died on 18 January 1961 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • He was buried on 19 January 1961 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PRES5-003-0052.

William Alexander Bain

M, b. circa 1855
  • William Alexander Bain was born circa 1855.
  • William Alexander Bain married Mary Ann Mann in 1880 in Queensland.
  • In 1901 William's name appeared on the Crow's Nest Post Office register. He lived at Ravensbourne. He was a farmer.

Child of William Alexander Bain and Mary Ann Mann

Alison Margaret Baird

F, b. circa 1860
  • Alison Margaret Baird was born circa 1860.
  • Alison Margaret Baird married John James Jamieson circa 1880.

Children of Alison Margaret Baird and John James Jamieson

Andrew Baird

M, b. 1867, d. 27 February 1929
  • Andrew Baird was born in 1867 in Newton Stewart, County Tyrone, Ireland.
  • He was the son of Joseph Baird and Sarah Patrick.
  • In 1916 he was Andrew was a fruiterer in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • At the age of 49 years, Andrew Baird married Rose Ann Clark, daughter of George Clark and Martha Golley, on 24 May 1916 in Stanley Street, Brisbane. Andrew was a widower with two daughters Grace and Emily.
  • On 8 September 1928,his wife, Rose Ann Clark died in Stuart Street, Toowoomba. She died from arterio sclerosis, uraemia and cardiac failure. At the time of her death she was Roman Catholic. She was living at the residence of Mr D Stuart not with her husband Andrew.
  • Andrew Baird died on 27 February 1929 in 12 Argyle Street, Toowoomba.
  • He was buried on 28 February 1929 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.
  • He left a will. His brother Moses, not his daughters inherited his properties.

Ernest Hamlin Baird

M, b. 11 March 1908, d. 1 September 1991
  • Ernest Hamlin Baird was born on 11 March 1908 in Redwood City, California. He was a twin to Grace.
  • He was the son of Floyd Leslie Baird and Grace M(addern) Bray.
  • Ernest Hamlin Baird died on 1 September 1991 in Santa Clara, California, at age 83.

Floyd Leslie Baird

M, b. 18 May 1870, d. 21 June 1942
  • Floyd Leslie Baird was born on 18 May 1870 in Michigan, USA.
  • At the age of 34 years, Floyd Leslie Baird married Grace M(addern) Bray, daughter of Digory Hamlyn Bray and Grace Maddern, in 1905.
  • Floyd Leslie Baird died on 21 June 1942 in Santa Clara, California, at age 72.

Children of Floyd Leslie Baird and Grace M(addern) Bray

Flyod L Baird

M, b. 20 August 1905, d. 27 November 1965
  • Flyod L Baird was born on 20 August 1905 in California.
  • He was the son of Floyd Leslie Baird and Grace M(addern) Bray.
  • At the age of 22 years, Flyod L Baird married Eva V Unknown in 1928.
  • Flyod L Baird died on 27 November 1965 in San Mateo, California, at age 60.

Grace B(ray) Baird

F, b. 11 March 1908, d. 13 July 1962
  • Grace B(ray) Baird was born on 11 March 1908 in Redwood City, California. She was a twin to Ernest.
  • She was the daughter of Floyd Leslie Baird and Grace M(addern) Bray.
  • At the age of 31 years, 10 months and 21 days, Grace B(ray) Baird married Earl Hilman Mellum on 1 February 1940 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada.
  • Grace B(ray) Baird died on 13 July 1962 in San Mateo, California, at age 54.

Joseph Baird

M, b. circa 1835
  • Joseph Baird was born circa 1835 in Ireland.
  • Joseph Baird married Sarah Patrick circa 1860. Joseph was farmer.

Child of Joseph Baird and Sarah Patrick

Unknown Baker

M, b. circa 1790
  • Unknown Baker was born circa 1790.

Unknown Baker

M, b. circa 1905

Alfred Baker

M, b. 1864
  • Alfred Baker was born in 1864 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • He was the son of Thomas Baker and Sarah Ann Douglas.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Alfred Baker was living in the household of Thomas Baker and Sarah Ann Douglas in Gananoque, Leeds South, Ontario, Canada. Tom senior is shown as a 43 year old labourer born East Indies, a Catholic, living with his wife Sarah 48, born Nova Scotia, his daughter Elizabeth, 20 born Nova Scotia, Arthur, 16 a labourer born Nova Scotia, Alice 12 a scholar born Ontaria, James 10 also a scholar born Ontario. The family were all noted as being Catholic and English. An Alfred GALAGHER aged 4 born the USA (an English Catholic) was also living in the household.
  • Alfred Baker married Louise Pelow circa 1888.

Children of Alfred Baker and Louise Pelow

Alfred Baker

M, b. circa 1892

Alfred John Baker

M, b. circa 1885

Alice Baker

F, b. 1866
  • Alice Baker was born in 1866 in Howie Island, Kingston, Ontario.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Baker and Sarah Ann Douglas.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Alice Baker was living in the household of Thomas Baker and Sarah Ann Douglas in Gananoque, Leeds South, Ontario, Canada. Tom senior is shown as a 43 year old labourer born East Indies, a Catholic, living with his wife Sarah 48, born Nova Scotia, his daughter Elizabeth, 20 born Nova Scotia, Arthur, 16 a labourer born Nova Scotia, Alice 12 a scholar born Ontaria, James 10 also a scholar born Ontario. The family were all noted as being Catholic and English. An Alfred GALAGHER aged 4 born the USA (an English Catholic) was also living in the household.

Alice Elizabeth Baker

F, b. circa 1875

Children of Alice Elizabeth Baker and William John Burgess

Charles Arthur Baker

M, b. 16 September 1921, d. 19 August 1942

Diana Baker

F, b. February 1791
  • Diana Baker was baptized in February 1791 in Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset. the same day as her brother John.
  • She was the daughter of William Baker and Jane Key.

Edwina Baker

F, b. 1902

Elizabeth Baker

F, b. 4 March 1832, d. 22 February 1910

Elizabeth French (nee Baker) (1832-1910) Known as Granny Hoskin
  • Elizabeth Baker was born on 4 March 1832 in Agra, Hindostan, India. Her baptism certificate shows her parents as Thomas Baker, Color Segeant, H M 10th Regiment, and Elizabeth his wife.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Baker and Eliza McGowan.
  • Elizabeth Baker was baptized on 11 March 1832 in Agra, India. She was baptized by H Parish, Chaplain.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Elizabeth Baker was living in the household of Susanna Unknown in Whitlackington, Somerset. Susan Baker is shown as the head of the household, 40 years old, independant, born Somerset. Living with her are Thomas Baker, 11, born overseas, an agricultural labourer, and Elizabeth, aged 9 also born overseas.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Elizabeth Baker was living in the household of Susanna Unknown in Love Lane, Illminster, Somerset. The census details show the head of the household as Susan Baker, a 59 year old labourers widow born Kingsbury Somerset. Living with her are son Thomas 20 unwed,a blacksmith born India and Elizabeth, daughter 19 a flax factory girl born India.
    There were also 3 lodgers in the house, 2 charwomen and an agricultural labourer.
  • Elizabeth's father was enlisted in the British Army and served in India where Elizabeth was born. Family hearsay is that the Bakers did not wish their daughter to marry William French who they considered below their station. William and Elizabeth then eloped and eventually came to Australia.
  • At the age of 21 years, 6 months and 9 days, Elizabeth Baker married William French, son of Jacob French and Hannah Osborne, on 13 September 1853 in Ilminster, Somerset, England. Elizabeth and William were married by banns, their witnesses being John Clarke and Francis Taylor. - William is listed as a weaver of Ilminister as is Elizabeth - his father Jacob French - Labourer; her Father Thomas Baker - cooper. Both William and Elizabeth signed with their mark, although Elizabeth could write. Both were Church of England.
  • Elizabeth Baker's and William French's son Thomas was born in 1854 in Somerset.
  • Elizabeth Baker and William French immigrated to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 16 December 1855. The "Maitland" departed Southhampton and arrived in Sydney on the 22 April 1856. With William and Elizabeth was their young son, Thomas aged 18 months. Sadly he died on the voyage to Australia. Their second son John was born on the voyage. According to immigration records, William, aged 24, could neither read or write at the time he migrated to Australia. William's occupation at the time of his marriage to Elizabeth was a weaver, but at the time he immigrated he was listed as a farm labourer, perhaps to improve his chances of being accepted as a person useful to the colony of Australia. William stated he had been born at Hazelbury, Somerset and that his father Jacob French was deceased but his mother Hannah was living at Wiesit, Somerset.
    Elizabeth, aged 24, could both read and write. Her parents Thomas and Eliza Baker were both deceased. Both William and Elizabeth were Church of England.
  • Elizabeth Baker's and William French's third and fourth children James William and Eliza Jane was born between 1858 and 1860 in Castlereagh, New South Wales. . During this time William was working as a labourer at Caslereagh (west of Sydney.)
  • The family moved several times over the next few years. Daughter Ellen was born at Gostwyck (south of Armidale) on 11 January 1864. They moved back to the Paterson River district where Elizabeth was born on 25 February 1866. The family once again moved north. George was born at "Walhalla" Station near Werris Creek (south of Tamworth) in 1867 where William worked for the Christian family before moving with them to Clifton Station near Tenterfield around 1870.
  • He was a Major in the Salvation Army having been one of the first members in Tenterfield. In the only known photo of her she is wearing her Salvation Army badge.
  • On 10 July 1878,her husband, William French died in Six Mile, Tenterfield, New South Wales, at age 46. James French gave the following information about his father at the time of his death. At the time James, like his father was a farmer of Six Mile. William's cause of death was a heart disease from which he had suffered for three months, he was 47 years old, had lived in Australia for 23 years, parents NOT KNOWN, spouse Elizabeth Baker, children 4 males and 3 females. The medical attendant was A W Bateman who last saw William on the day he died. His youngest child, William George was only three years old.
  • At the age of 46 years, 8 months and 7 days, Elizabeth Baker married Richard Hoskin, son of James Hoskin and Phillipa Allen, on 11 November 1878 in Tenterfield, New South Wales. Both Elizabeth and Richard Hoskin lived on Clifton Station at the time of their marriage. Richard senior, was a 60 year old widowed farmer and Elizabeth a 47 year old widow when they married. James Christie, the Station Owner, and Elizabeth Jane Bezanson (who was Elizabeth's eldest daughter and who had married a few months before) were witnesses to their marriage.
  • Elizabeth Baker witnessed the marriage of John French and Elizabeth Ann Bailey on 4 March 1879 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia; She lived with her parents at the time of her marriage. Witnesses to the marriage were William Bailey (either Elizabeth's brother or father), a labourer and Elizabeth French.
  • Both Elizabeth Baker and her daughter Eliza Jane French were members of the Salvation Army.
  • On 1 October 1893,her husband, Richard Hoskin died in Tenterfield, New South Wales, at age 75. After Richard's death Elizabeth most likely went to live with one of her daughters and their family. She probably moved to Queensland with them.
  • Elizabeth Baker died on 22 February 1910 in Archibald Street, Cocks Estate, Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 77. She was living with her daughter Elizabeth Werner at the time of her death. The cause of death was listed as Bright's Disease. She also suffered from aortic heart disease. Her daughter Elizabeth Werner was the informant. Elizabeth Werner signed with her mark.
  • She was buried on 24 February 1910 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery, Toowoomba. The funeral left from Archibald Street. T J Masters of the Salvation Army conducted the burial. Elizabeth is buried in an unmarked grave.
  • William and Elizabeth's names are amongst those on a memorial in Rotary Park, Tenterfield.

Children of Elizabeth Baker and William French

Elizabeth Baker

F, b. circa 1860
  • Elizabeth Baker was born circa 1860 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Baker and Sarah Ann Douglas.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Elizabeth Baker was living in the household of Thomas Baker and Sarah Ann Douglas in Gananoque, Leeds South, Ontario, Canada. Tom senior is shown as a 43 year old labourer born East Indies, a Catholic, living with his wife Sarah 48, born Nova Scotia, his daughter Elizabeth, 20 born Nova Scotia, Arthur, 16 a labourer born Nova Scotia, Alice 12 a scholar born Ontaria, James 10 also a scholar born Ontario. The family were all noted as being Catholic and English. An Alfred GALAGHER aged 4 born the USA (an English Catholic) was also living in the household.

Elizabeth Baker

F, b. 13 May 1793
  • Elizabeth Baker was baptized on 13 May 1793 in Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset.
  • She was the daughter of William Baker and Jane Key.

Elizabeth Baker

F, b. 1 August 1746

Elizabeth Mary Baker

F, b. circa 1855
  • Elizabeth Mary Baker was born circa 1855.
  • Elizabeth Mary Baker married Richard Delaney in 1877 in Carcoar, New South Wales.

Child of Elizabeth Mary Baker and Richard Delaney

Elsie Beatrice Baker

F, b. 1897, d. 1979
  • Elsie Beatrice Baker was born in 1897 in Hamilton, Sydney, New South Wales. She was the daughter of William Arthur BAKER and Jospehine Mary.
  • Elsie Beatrice Baker died in 1979 in New South Wales.

Emma Elizabeth Baker

F, b. circa 1915, d. 1953

Florence Baker

F, b. 27 November 1887

Garnet Wolseley Baker

M, b. 14 May 1895, d. May 1947

Geoffery Harold Baker

M, b. 24 December 1904, d. 20 November 1966
  • Geoffery Harold Baker was born on 24 December 1904 in Ulverstone, Tasmania.
  • Geoffery Harold Baker married Emily (Madge) Crisp, daughter of Ablert Edward William Crisp and Mildred Mary Maria Burgess, circa 1935.
  • Geoffery Harold Baker died on 20 November 1966 in Spencer Hospital, Wynyard, at age 61.
  • He was buried on 22 November 1966 in Wynyard General Cemetery.