Alfred John Baker

M, b. circa 1885

Alice Baker

F, b. 1866
  • Alice Baker was born in 1866 in 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, 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.

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. 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 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 18 March 1832 in Bengal, 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. 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 Illminster. 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 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 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 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 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 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.
    Elizabeth French (nee Baker-1832-1910) and her daughter Eliza Jane Bezanson(1860-1897). Photo courtesy of Helen J.
  • On 1 October 1893,her husband, Richard Hoskin died in 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 Cocks Estate, 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.
    Pioneer Plaque in Rotary Park, Tenterfield
    William & Elizabeth French - Tenterfield Pioneers honoured 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, 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.
  • 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 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, 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

George A Baker

M, b. 23 May 1885, d. January 1955
  • George A Baker was born on 23 May 1885.
  • He was the son of Thomas Lawrence Baker and Mary Clementina Haynes.
  • At the age of 24 years and 3 months, George A Baker married Luella Salter in September 1909.
  • George A Baker died in January 1955 in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada, at age 69.

Godfrey Baker

M, b. circa 1720, d. 17 September 1788
  • Godfrey Baker was born circa 1720.
  • Godfrey Baker married Elizabeth Cossart Seventh, daughter of Pierre Cossart Tenth and Elizabeth Perdriau, on 14 July 1744 in Glanmere, County Cork. Godfrey was a merchant of Cork, a water bailiff and Alderman from 1769-1770.
  • Godfrey Baker died on 17 September 1788 in County Cork.

Children of Godfrey Baker and Elizabeth Cossart Seventh

Godfrey Evans Baker

M, b. 1750, d. 1786

Hannah Baker

F, b. 4 February 1800
  • Hannah Baker was baptized on 4 February 1800 in Shepton Beauchamp.
  • She was the daughter of William Baker and Jane Key.

Harrison Haines Baker

M, b. 29 March 1884

Isabella Baker

F, b. 28 July 1828
  • Isabella Baker was born on 28 July 1828 in Bengal, India.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Baker and Eliza McGowan.
  • Isabella Baker was baptized on 3 August 1828.
  • She was buried on 23 October 1828 in Bengal.

James Baker

M, b. 1868
  • James Baker was born in 1868 in Kingston, Ontario.
  • He was the son of Thomas Baker and Sarah Ann Douglas.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census James Baker was living in the household of Thomas Baker and Sarah Ann Douglas in Gananoque, Leeds South, 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.

Jane Baker

F, b. 15 July 1798
  • Jane Baker was baptized on 15 July 1798 in Shepton Beauchamp.
  • She was the daughter of William Baker and Jane Key.

Jane Baker

F, b. 28 July 1828
  • Jane Baker was born on 28 July 1828 in Bengal, India.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Baker and Eliza McGowan.
  • Jane Baker was baptized on 3 August 1828.

John Baker

M, b. February 1791
  • John Baker was baptized in February 1791 in Shepton Beauchamp. Christened with sister Diana.
  • He was the son of William Baker and Jane Key.
  • John Baker was buried on 8 March 1799 in Shepton Beauchamp. He was 8 years old.

John Baker

M, b. 1802
  • John Baker was baptized in 1802 in Shepton Beauchamp.
  • He was born in 1802.
  • He was the son of William Baker and Jane Key.

John William Baker

M, b. 11 December 1910, d. August 1976
  • John William Baker was born on 11 December 1910 in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada.
  • He was the son of William Walton Baker and Lucia Agatha Foote.
  • At the age of 26 years, 9 months and 3 days, John William Baker married Harriet Agnes Priestman on 14 September 1937.
  • John William Baker died in August 1976 in North Bay, Ontario, Canada, at age 65.

Lola A Baker

F, b. 20 June 1891

Lucy Baker

F, b. 1818, d. December 1874
  • Lucy Baker was born in 1818.
  • Her marriage, at 49 years, to Robert Jefferis, son of Thomas Jeffery Jefferis and Ann Kemp, was registered in the September 1867 Quarter Registration District.
  • Her death was recorded with the Midhurst, Sussex Registration District in the December 1874 Quarter.

Mary Baker

F, b. 4 January 1786
  • Mary Baker was baptized on 4 January 1786 in Shepton Beauchamp.
  • She was the daughter of William Baker and Jane Key.