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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 9 Jul 2020
Susanna DOWNTON - 9 Jul 1810
Charles Edney PITTIS - 9 Jul 1838
Fanny Rebecca CLARK - 9 Jul 1843
William DOWNTON - 9 Jul 1864
William Alfred Lambert STARKS - 9 Jul 1868
Charles Henry HOLLOWAY - 9 Jul 1870
Eliza Elizabeth Ellen TAPLIN - 9 Jul 1871
Walter John PELLATT - 9 Jul 1883
Florence WRAGG - 9 Jul 1887
James Francis VOWLES - 9 Jul 1887
Samuel LINTON - 9 Jul 1895
Florence Kate HAYTER - 9 Jul 1897
John Frederick SHAW - 9 Jul 1911
Vera Dorothy BARNETT - 9 Jul 1911
Denis William RANDALL - 9 Jul 1917
Winifred Annie Frances DOWNTON - 9 Jul 1924
Thyrza Amelia STRUDE - 9 Jul 1924
Nathaniel GILLINGHAM - 9 Jul 1926
Roger Michael GARDNER - 9 Jul 1944

Anniversaries for 9 Jul 2020
Thomas BILES & Agnes DOWNTON - 1571
Thomas BLYTH & Jane TRESFORD - 1672
Jacob DYER & Mary NIBLETT - 1843
Eli PITT & Eliza Sophia RUSSELL - 1857
Robert Lacey TIMMONS & Isabella Amanda HOWARD - 1878
John FARRELL & Katherine Martha DORRINGTON - 1899
Hugh George CURTIS & Edith Fanny COLE - 1902
James White HAYTER & Lilian Rose FENNELL - 1925
Jack LUDDEN & Leola Adelaide HIBBERD - 1943


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