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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 15 May 2021
John BAKER - 15 May 1761
Benjamin MEARMAN - 15 May 1822
Samuel HAYTER - 15 May 1823
Eleanor Ann Frances HOCKING - 15 May 1844
Albert Vanfossen HILLIKER - 15 May 1851
Frederick Tom TANNER - 15 May 1862
Walter Henry ING - 15 May 1863
George ANDERSON - 15 May 1876
Annie Louisa SAW - 15 May 1878
Fern C WILSON - 15 May 1895
Hannah May DANIELS - 15 May 1895
Ronald Thomas RYALL - 15 May 1896
Winifred Alice HAYTER - 15 May 1901
William John NEWBERY - 15 May 1904
Alice Emily HODGES - 15 May 1910
Horace Graham BARNES - 15 May 1911
Cyril Frederick LANE - 15 May 1911
George Frederick DONCASTER - 15 May 1925
Kenneth John RYAN - 15 May 1939
Thomas William PITTIS - 15 May 1985

Anniversaries for 15 May 2021
Robert FOOT & Elizabeth Jane RAKE - 1705
Joseph HAYTER & Deborah HUNT - 1791
William PARSONS & Anne DOWNTON - 1815
Henry FOX & Sarah FOOT - 1855
George Henry BAZELL & Jane Emily TIZARD - 1858
John HAYTER & Harriett PHARRO - 1859
Charles PITTIS & Emily Arnett PHILLIPS - 1866
Caleb CAKEBREAD & Eliza NICHOLLS - 1869
Roffey Courtney KING & Eleanor May HIBBERD - 1898
Henry McKee PITTIS & Ferne Hazel BAKER - 1919
Thomas Herbert BOUGHTWOOD & Jessie Mary Ann CHITTIE - 1932
Samuel FLACK & Winifred Southwell STEWART - 1942
Andrew John ROGERS & Margaret Gertrude TAILBY - 1943


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