F, b. circa 1840
- Susanne Baker was born circa 1840.
- Her marriage to Jabez Dascombe was registered in the March 1868 Quarter in Dulverton, Somerset Registration District.
M, b. 15 May 1797, d. before 1841
- Thomas Baker was baptized on 15 May 1797 in Shepton Beauchamp.
- He was the son of William Baker and Jane Key.
- Thomas Baker began military service on 15 June 1813. in the 13th Somerset Light Infintary, Foot Regiment. He served in the East Indies from 17 May 1823 to 14 January 1835 and was wounded at the island of Cheduba, Burma on 17 May 1824 by a spear.
- At the age of 29 years and 21 days, Thomas Baker married Eliza McGowan, daughter of Thomas McGowan and Isabella Unknown, on 5 June 1826 in India. They were married by Bans. Thomas Baker was a Serjeant HM 13th Light Infantry,Bachelor aged 29 years. Eliza McGowan,a spinster 16 years. They were married by HR Shepherd, District Chaplain, in the presence of Robert Sutherland Serjeant HM 13 Lt Infantry, James Janes Garrison Clerk. Eliza's parents Thomas McGowan and Isabella McGowan signed the document with their mark.
- In 1832 he was a Color Seargant in Her Magestys 13th Regiment at the time of his daughter Elizabeth's birth.
- Thomas Baker married Susanna Unknown circa 1835.
- Thomas Baker ended military service on 8 September 1835.due to a hernia. On discharge from the army he stated he intended to reside at Shepenbeach ? (Shepton Beauchamp) near Ilminster. His pension was 2 shillings a day. His daughter Elizabeth gave his occupation on her immigration details as a cooper.
- Thomas Baker died before 1841. When his daughter Elizabeth immigrated to Australia she listed both her parents as dead. Just when Thomas died is uncertain. Eliza most likely died in India. Thomas may have remarried to a Susan soon after he returned to England. In which case he didn't live very much longer. The children were living with a Susan Baker at the time of the 1841 and 1851 census (not record of Thomas). Susan was listed as the widow of an agricultural labourer on the 1851 census.
M, b. circa 1770
M, b. 31 October 1830, d. 19 June 1896
- Thomas Baker was born on 31 October 1830 in India.
- He was the son of Thomas Baker and Eliza McGowan.
- At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Thomas 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 Thomas 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.
- Circa 1852 he was a soldier. He served in the Crimean War (Sevastpol) and was later posted to Hailfax, Nova Scotia.
- Thomas Baker married Sarah Ann Douglas circa 1856 in Canada.
- Circa 1861 Thomas Baker lived in Malta. The family was posted to Malta and spent a couple of years there, followed by a short postings in Gibraltor and England.
- Circa 1865 Tom was then posted to Fort Frederick in Kingston, Ontario and then lived on Howie Island.
- He took his pension from the British army in 1870 when Canada became a country. The family moved to Gananoque (a small town on the St. Lawrence River) sometime during the next year or two.
- The Gananoque Historical Society published an article about Thomas Lawrence Baker in which the details of his father's early life were mentioned. The article states "Thomas L Baker was born in Halifax, NS on December 13 1857. His parents were Thomas Baker and Sarah Jane Duggan (Douglas). His father had served in the Crimean War and after his return to Canada the family moved to Newfoundland where they resided for a short time. Later, the senior Mr Baker was placed in charge of equipment and repairs at Halifax Armories, a position he held until coming to nearby Kingston's Fort Henry where he was in charge of prisoners. The family took up residence at what was known as the "Wash House Tower", at Fort Henry. Sometime later the family moved to Cedar Island, where they resided for about two years. Later on Mr Baker's parents were in charge of the toll gate on the old King's Highway #2 about half -way between gananoque and Kingston. The toll house was located just below the hill where the Half-Way House (the property to later house the Golden Slipper dance hall and motel) was located. In 1865, Thomas and Sarah Baker moved to Gananoque. Young Tom was just eight years old."
- He and Sarah Ann Douglas appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 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.
- Thomas Baker died on 19 June 1896 in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada, at age 65.
- In 1939 Thomas's son Thomas Lawrence Baker gave an interview to The Reporter Newspaper.
"THOS BAKER RELATED EXPERIENCE HIS FATHER HAD AS A SOLDIER IN THE CRIMEAN WAR - SAVED BY OFFICER
Do you know my father was nearly shot as a spy, during the Crimean War," was the statement of Thomas Baker, to a representative of The Reporter on Wednesday. Mr Baker, who is now past 82 years of age, recalled that his father, who served during the Crimean War in the 62nd Regiment, was mistaken for a spy and might have been shot had it not been for the intervention of a British soldier.
Mr. Baker said that his father used to sit and talk by the hour of his experience in the siege of Sebastapool. He recalled the incident which nearly brought an end to the military career of his father. The British troops were encamped a short distance from the Russian city and they ran out of drinking water. Th officer in charge stated that he would give a bottle of rum to the soldier who would go down the well and bring up a quantity of water.
Mr. Baker's father accepted the rum and started down the stone steps to get the water. There was evidently some ice or slippery material on the steps and soldier Baker went on his back to the bottom. When he did not come up, there was some alarm, especially when they heard singing coming from the bottom of the well. When the search party went down the steps they found Baker standing in the water to his knees, singing. "I guess the rum must have made him sing," said Tom Baker. One of the British officers was very indignant. "Arrest the man, he is a spy," but fortunately for the young soldier, another officer who knew him in the Old Land, intervened, and the "execution ceremony" was cancelled.
Mr. Baker said that he had been associated with soldiers from the time he was a mere child. He himself was born in Halifax in 1857, and when 3 1/2 years of age his father and mother took him to Malta where they remained for two years. Later his father was transferred to Gibraltar, but did not remain there for a lengthy period, and later, reached England where his regiment was disbanded. The enlisted soldiers were told that they could proceed to Canada and complete their time and Mr. Baker accepted the offer and came to Canada.
For several years Mr. Baker's father was stationed at Kingston at Fort Frederick and other military headquarters. He recalled crossing the old wooden bridge which connected Kingston and Barriefield, and said they used to charge a toll of a penny to walk across the bridge and the soldiers had a boat service to enable them to miss the tolls.
"I served for 25 years with the Canadian artillery," said Mr. Baker, "and if I were younger I think I would be at it again."
Thomas G Baker
M, b. December 1912, d. September 1913
Thomas Lawrence Baker
M, b. 13 December 1857, d. February 1948
- Thomas Lawrence Baker was born on 13 December 1857 in Halifax, Canada.
- He was the son of Thomas Baker and Sarah Ann Douglas.
- At the age of 20 years, 2 months and 14 days, Thomas Lawrence Baker married Mary Clementina Haynes on 27 February 1878 in Canada.
- Thomas Lawrence Baker and Mary Clementina Haynes appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Gananque, Leeds South, Canada. Thomas is shown as a 23 year old moulder,English, born Nova Scotia, living with his wife Mary, Irish , born USA, and children Lena (Nena), aged 3 Irish, born Ontario and Welsmer (Waldemar) aged 1, Irish, born Ontario. The family were Church of England.
- Thomas established a livery business which was very successful. His taxi was often seen picking up passengers from the railway station.
- On 2 September 1903 a photo of Thomas appeared in the local paper. The caption read:- "Thomas Baker at the reins of his brand spanking new carriage down on the International Square. That the Hotel in the background. The very first couple to ride in the buggy were Mr and Mrs William Hawke as part of their wedding ceremony that very day (note the white ribbons on Tom's whip and the carriage door handle). The buggy was made in London, Ontario and cost over $1000. A staggering amount of money for those days, the carriage was unique in that it was the very first rubber tyred hack in Gananoque."(Wednesday Sep 2, 1903)
Thomas Baker at the reins of his brand spanking new carriage down on the International Square. That the Hotel in the background. The very first couple to ride in the buggy were Mr and Mrs William Hawke as part of their wedding ceremony that very day (note the white ribbons on Tom's whip and the carriage door handle). The buggy was made in London, Ontario and cost over $1000. A staggering amount of money for those days, the carriage was unique in that it was the very first rubber tyred hack in Gananoque.
- On 15 July 1932,his wife, Mary Clementina Haynes died in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada, at age 74.
- Thomas Lawrence Baker died in February 1948 in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada, at age 90.
- The Gananoque Historical Society published an article about Thomas Lawrence Baker in which the details of his father's early life were mentioned. The article states "Thomas L Baker was born in Halifax, NS on December 13 1857. His parents were Thomas Baker and Sarah Jane Duggan (Douglas). His father had served in the Crimean War and after his return to Canada the family moved to Newfoundland where they resided for a short time. Later, the senior Mr Baker was placed in charge of equipment and repairs at Halifax Armories, a position he held until coming to nearby Kingston's Fort Henry where he was in charge of prisoners. The family took up residence at what was known as the "Wash House Tower", at Fort Henry. Sometime later the family moved to Cedar Island, where they resided for about two years. Later on Mr Baker's parents were in charge of the toll gate on the old King's Highway #2 about half -way between Gananoque and Kingston. The toll house was located just below the hill where the Half-Way House (the property to later house the Golden Slipper dance hall and motel) was located. In 1865, Thomas and Sarah Baker moved to Gananoque. Young Tom was just eight years old.
Growing up in Town and becoming a young man, Tom Baker would eventually marry Miss Mary Haynes, daughter of Mr and Mrs Harrison Haynes, connected t the family's hardware business and whose lower King Street shop appeared in the last Issues's page 857. Tom and Mary's union would produce twelve children, six sons and six daughters. Two of the children died at a young age: Wilfred(1893-1895) and Olga (1881-1910). The remaining ten children were: Nena (Mrs Ralph Orser 1878-1964), Victoria (Mrs George Whaley 1895-1967), Edwina (Daisy - Mrs Myles Smith 1902-1981), Florence (Mrs John Amo of Clayton, NY 1887-1974), Lola (1891-1981), Waldemar (1879-1960), George (1885-1968), Garnet ( of Plymouth, Michigan 1895-1947), Harry (of Lindsay, Ontario 1884-1970), and William (who made Toronto his home 1889-1961). The children's mother, Mary, passed away in 1932 in her 74th year.
During his early life in Gananoque, Thomas Baker was engaged as a carter and with his team and wagon hauled wood which the farmers bought into town to the river front where it was piled in nine and seven and half cords for the wood burning steamers, which plied the St Lawrence River in those days. For some time he was employed as a carter for the old Gananoque Carriage Works (todays Gananoque Inn) and long before the Swing Bridge was built in 1883. Freight had to be hauled frm the factory up Stone Street to King, via the King Street Bridge, down Main to the waterfront Train Station.
Later, Mr Baker established himself in a livery business, a business which he successfully conducted for well over half a century. For almost equally as long he served as municipal auctioneer and from the days of his youth he as much in demand to call off at local dances. For twenty-six years he served as the bailiff of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. A member of the original Gananoque Fire Brigade he was at one time assistant Fire chief. He was also associated with the 8th Gananoque Field Battery. Fraternally, he was a member of Gananoque Lodge No 114IOOF and was recipient of 25 year Jewel form that organization. He was a member of the True Blue LOL and worshipped at Christ Church.
A long and fruitful life came to an end at the Kingston General Hospital and six o'clock on the morning of Friday, february 5, 1948. He had been in poor health for some time and had been confined to home for several months prior to entering the hospital three weeks previous. He was the last surviving member of Thomas and Sarah Baker's family. The funeral took place from the CG Wright Funeral Home at two o'clock in the afternoon of Sunday, February 7. Services were conducted by Rev, Cannon NR Stout with his six grandsons as pall bearers: Dr Jack Baker, Waldemar Orser of Kingston, Jack Amo of Clayton, NY, Dexter Keyes Jr, Dalton Keyes; and William Orser of Gananoque. Interment was at Willowbank Cemetery."
Children of Thomas Lawrence Baker and Mary Clementina Haynes
- Nena Clemintina Baker b. 17 May 1878
- Thomas Waldemar Baker b. 25 August 1879
- Olga Mary Baker b. 30 November 1881, d. circa 1910
- Harrison Haines Baker b. 29 March 1884
- George A Baker b. 23 May 1885, d. January 1955
- Florence Baker b. 27 November 1887
- William Walton Baker+ b. 9 April 1889, d. 23 May 1961
- Lola A Baker b. 20 June 1891
- Wilfred Edgar Baker b. February 1894, d. 4 April 1896
- Garnet Wolseley Baker b. 14 May 1895, d. May 1947
- Victoria Maude Baker b. 26 May 1898, d. 1967
- Edwina Baker b. 1902
Thomas Waldemar Baker
M, b. 25 August 1879
- Thomas Waldemar Baker was born on 25 August 1879 in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada.
- He was the son of Thomas Lawrence Baker and Mary Clementina Haynes.
- At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Thomas Waldemar Baker was living in the household of Thomas Lawrence Baker and Mary Clementina Haynes in Gananque, Leeds South, Canada. Thomas is shown as a 23 year old moulder,English, born Nova Scotia, living with his wife Mary, Irish , born USA, and children Lena (Nena), aged 3 Irish, born Ontario and Welsmer (Waldemar) aged 1, Irish, born Ontario. The family were Church of England.
- At the age of 27 years and 8 months, Thomas Waldemar Baker married Mary Nalon in May 1907.
Victoria Maude Baker
F, b. 26 May 1898, d. 1967
Wilfred Edgar Baker
M, b. February 1894, d. 4 April 1896
M, b. 22 January 1750
- William Baker was baptized on 22 January 1750 in Shepton Beauchamp.
- He was the son of William Baker and Rebecca Unknown.
- At the age of 34 years, 5 months and 13 days, William Baker married Jane Key on 5 July 1784 in Ilminster. William Baker of Shepton Beauchamp and Jane Key of this Parish (Ilminister), married by Banns on the 5th day of July seven hundrend and eighty four by William Williams Curator. William Baker (his mark); Jane Key - Witnessed by Thomas Baker and Giles Taunton.
Children of William Baker and Jane Key
M, b. 4 July 1795
M, b. circa 1720
- William Baker was born circa 1720 in Shepton Beauchamp.
- William Baker married Rebecca Unknown circa 1745 in Shepton Beauchamp.
William Henry Baker
M, b. circa 1865
- William Henry Baker was born circa 1865.
William Walton Baker
M, b. 9 April 1889, d. 23 May 1961
- William Walton Baker was born on 9 April 1889 in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada.
- He was the son of Thomas Lawrence Baker and Mary Clementina Haynes.
- At the age of 18 years, 7 months and 23 days, William Walton Baker married Lucia Agatha Foote on 2 December 1907.
- William Walton Baker died on 23 May 1961 in Toronto, Canada, at age 72.
Children of William Walton Baker and Lucia Agatha Foote
Elva Gwendoline Baldock
F, b. 2 October 1906, d. 1955
- Elva Gwendoline Baldock was born on 2 October 1906 in New South Wales. She was the daugher of Percy Lursted Baldcok and Henrietta Ada Jane Bourne.
- At the age of 22 years, Elva Gwendoline Baldock married David Alexander Campbell, son of Agnes Campbell, in 1929 in Queensland.
- Elva Gwendoline Baldock and David Alexander Campbell appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Anduramba. David was a farmer and Elva carried out home duties.
- Elva Gwendoline Baldock and David Alexander Campbell appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Birch's Gully. David was a farmerThe Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) Saturday 21 March 1914 p 15 Article.
- In 1952,her husband, David Alexander Campbell died in Queensland.
- Elva Gwendoline Baldock died in 1955 in Queensland.
Joan Baldwin of Bolany
F, b. circa 1278, d. 1329
Emilie Albertine Balke
F, b. 10 August 1865, d. 26 April 1910
- Emilie Albertine Balke was born on 10 August 1865. She was the daughter of Jacob Tilock and Wilhelmine Tilock.
- At the age of 17 years, Emilie Albertine Balke married Albert Schafferius, who died in 1907 in 1883.
- At the age of 41 years, Emilie Albertine Balke married Gustave Krause in 1907 in Queensland.
- Emilie Albertine Balke died on 26 April 1910 in Queensland at age 44.
- She was buried on 28 April 1910 in Douglas Cemetery. SEC1-011-0003.
F, b. 1845, d. June 1906
- Annie Ball was born in 1845.
- Her marriage, at 38 years, to Leonard Gadow Hasse, son of Reverend Alexander Cossart Hasse and Marie Elisabeth Gottiebe von Bulow, was registered in the March 1883 Quarter in Hampstead, London Registration District.
- Her death was recorded with the Ashton under Lyne Registration District in the June 1906 Quarter.
Archibald Duncan Ball
M, b. circa 1897, d. between 1914 and 1918
Barbara Beatrice Ball
F, b. 1891, d. 1895
Barbara Beatrice Crissie Ball
F, b. 1895, d. 1972
Betty Florence Ball
F, b. 19 October 1923, d. 8 March 1986
- Betty Florence Ball was born on 19 October 1923 in Brisbane.
- She was the daughter of Joseph Ball and Florence Slater.
- At the age of 23 years, 3 months and 20 days, Betty Florence Ball married Keith William Hooper, son of William Hooper and Ada Ellen Moore, on 8 February 1947 in Woolloongabba.
- On 23 August 1977,her husband, Keith William Hooper died in Queensland at age 58.
- Betty Florence Ball died on 8 March 1986 in Mt Olivett Hospital, Brisbane, at age 62.
- She was cremated in Brisbane His ashes are in a crypt at the Holy Trinity Church, Woolloongabba.
Elizabeth Annie Ball
F, b. 1881
- Elizabeth Annie Ball was born in 1881 in Queensland.
- She was the daughter of John Hodge Ball and Barbara Connell.
- Elizabeth Annie Ball appeared on the Electoral Roll with Barbara Connell and John Hodge Ball in 1903 in Goombungee. John was a farmer and Barbara carried out domestic duties. Their daughter Elizabeth Annie lived in Mocatta Street, Goombungee at the time.
Ernest William Ball
M, b. circa 1890
- Charts: Descendants of William Crawford.
Florence Mabel Ball
F, b. 22 June 1888, d. 30 September 1912
- Florence Mabel Ball was born on 22 June 1888 in Queensland.
- She was the daughter of John Hodge Ball and Barbara Connell.
- At the age of 18 years, 9 months and 5 days, Florence Mabel Ball married John Donald McPhail, son of John McPhail and Mary Ellen McGrath, on 27 March 1907 in Victoria.
- Florence Mabel Ball died on 30 September 1912 in Christmas Estate, Queensland, at age 24.
- She was buried on 1 October 1912 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
Geoffrey Royston Ball
M, b. 10 October 1901
- Geoffrey Royston Ball was born on 10 October 1901.
- At the age of 25 years, 2 months and 26 days, Geoffrey Royston Ball married Ruby Ann Hooper, daughter of William Hooper and Ada Ellen Moore, on 5 January 1927 in Boonah, Queensland. They had no children.
- Geoffrey Royston Ball also went by the name of Royston.
F, b. circa 1835, d. 28 August 1896
- Harriet Ball was born circa 1835. She was the daughter of George BALL and Elizabeth DANIELS.
- Harriet Ball married John Thomas Littleton, son of Hugh Littleton and Ann Ball Stephens, on 16 September 1861 in Fife, Scotland. They arrived in Australia sometime in in 1862 having salied on the Clifton and John found work at Gowrie Creek.
- Harriet Ball died on 28 August 1896 in Queensland.
- The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. John & Ann's names were amongst them.
Children of Harriet Ball and John Thomas Littleton
- Hugh Littleton b. 20 October 1862, d. 1863
- John Harnden (Jack) Littleton+ b. 20 October 1864, d. 20 August 1929
- Mary Ball Littleton+ b. 3 January 1866, d. 6 November 1951
- Edward Telfar (Ted) Littleton+ b. 1868, d. 1950
- Wesley George Littleton+ b. 1870, d. 8 October 1934
- Alfred Trevethan Littleton+ b. 12 July 1872, d. 7 November 1961
- Harold Littleton+ b. 17 July 1874, d. 1938
- Reginald Littleton b. 1 July 1876, d. 1878
- Harriet (Grace) Littleton b. 1878, d. 1959
- Francis Ball (Frank) Littleton b. 1881, d. 1 February 1955
- Stanley (Stan) Littleton+ b. 1883, d. 25 February 1958
John Francis Ball
M, b. 1886, d. 1928
- John Francis Ball was born in 1886 in Queensland.
- He was the son of John Hodge Ball and Barbara Connell.
- John Francis Ball married Anna Maria Weber, daughter of Heinrich Hermann Weber and Louisa Wilhelmina (Bertha) Keding, circa 1915.
- John Francis Ball and Anna Maria Weber appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Kudo. John was a grazier.
- John Francis Ball died in 1928 in Queensland.
John Hodge Ball
M, b. April 1844, d. 1917
- John Hodge Ball was born in April 1844 in England. He was the son of Josiah Ball and Elizabeth Hodge.
- At the age of 35 years, John Hodge Ball married Barbara Connell in 1880 in Queensland.
- In 1901 John was listed as a farmer of Goombungee in the 1901 Crow's Nest Post Office Directory.
- John Hodge Ball and Barbara Connell appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Goombungee. John was a farmer and Barbara carried out domestic duties. Their daughter Elizabeth Annie lived in Mocatta Street, Goombungee at the time.
- John Hodge Ball died in 1917 in Queensland.
Children of John Hodge Ball and Barbara Connell
- Elizabeth Annie Ball b. 1881
- Josiah Ball b. 1884, d. 1954
- John Francis Ball b. 1886, d. 1928
- Florence Mabel Ball b. 22 June 1888, d. 30 September 1912
- Barbara Beatrice Ball b. 1891, d. 1895
- Ruby Mary Ball b. 7 June 1893, d. 28 July 1969
- Barbara Beatrice Crissie Ball b. 1895, d. 1972
- Archibald Duncan Ball b. circa 1897, d. between 1914 and 1918