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Baker Family Genealogy Pages

  My Grandfather Albert John "Dink" Keen (1899-1983)


Welcome to my family history pages. The purpose of the site is to allow other family members to share information and to allow other researchers to access the information and exchange common data. This data has been collected since I started this research in 1998. The data is continually expanding and is regularly updated.

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What will you find here? Well, I was born on the Isle of Wight, but my ancestry was not just from the Island, my maternal line consists of several families who migrated to the Island from other rural communities over the centuries, but the common thread with them all is that they were primarily agricultural workers, from Dorset, Hampshire and Gloucestershire. My paternal line is more urban, my Baker ancestors originating as far as I can tell at least from the East End of London, Bethnal Green to be precise, though my Grandfather was a gardener after he left the Army and married into agricultural stock in the New Forest area of Hampshire.

My wife's family are from Northern Ireland, from the coastal town of Donaghadee in County Down and Portadown in County Armagh.

You won't find too many professionals or landed gentry, but a few have risen to take public office, and a branch of the family did include a few knights of the realm. There are also several family members who were tragically killed in the battlefields of the two World Wars.


Dorset OPC The Dorset OPC is a great resource for those with ancestry in Dorset. It includes free parish register and census transcriptions for all parishes in the County.

Buckland Newton and Plush Many of my Downton family were connected with these two rural parishes in Dorset. I am the Online Parish Clerk (OPC) for both villages

Glanvilles Wootton I am also the OPC for Glanvilles Wootton where again many of my Downton ancestors lived and worked.


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Birthdays for 16 Dec 2019
Morris CRETER - 16 Dec 1808
Emma BLAKE - 16 Dec 1832
George PASHEN - 16 Dec 1849
John Short HAYTER - 16 Dec 1858
Arthur CUMMINGS - 16 Dec 1870
Margaretta BOWDEN - 16 Dec 1873
Eda Margaret SPRATT - 16 Dec 1879
Fanny Hayter GAY - 16 Dec 1879
Julia Augusta VANDEWATER - 16 Dec 1882
Oliver WARD - 16 Dec 1883
Ralph Chubbic PITTIS - 16 Dec 1884
Dinah ABRAHAMS - 16 Dec 1885
Ellen GRIFFEN - 16 Dec 1886
Charles Geddeon BUCHMANN - 16 Dec 1891
Orville Eugene PITTIS - 16 Dec 1893
Vera Irene MONGER - 16 Dec 1906
Mavis Edna LEWIS - 16 Dec 1909
Edward HAYTER - 16 Dec 1909
Ernest Albert IVEMY - 16 Dec 1910
Mary Ann BAKER - 16 Dec 1915
Margery Gertrude FANNING - 16 Dec 1915
Joyce Lilian JAMES - 16 Dec 1919
Raymond REAKES - 16 Dec 1919

Anniversaries for 16 Dec 2019
John DOWNTON & Mary EYERS - 1729
William John BROWN & Emma Esther CHAPLEN - 1851
William Michael ANTHONY & Joanna PATIENCE - 1865
Henry HAYLES & Emily MEARMAN - 1873
Arthur Francis LEWSEY & Mary Ann SHEERMAN - 1874
Benjamin James Old JEANES & Martha Jane OLD - 1876
Joseph Straine FRANCIS & Cecilia Charlotte BLAKE - 1907
Edward Ernest Frederick HIBBERD & Mary Ulrica Edith BRYNING - 1938


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