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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.

To help protect privacy, details of living people are suppressed on the site for all visitors. Data is hidden so that only users who have been granted appropriate permissions have access to this private information. If you are a fellow researcher you can apply for a user account which will allow you access to more details (see Register for a User Account). Registration is very simple.

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.


If you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact Jon Baker

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Birthdays for 26 Jan 2021
Richard CLARKE - 26 Jan 1691
Sarah Anne Ryder DOWNTON - 26 Jan 1828
Richard John Thomas PITTIS - 26 Jan 1861
William Henry ELLIOT - 26 Jan 1867
Elizabeth Ann HOCKEY - 26 Jan 1869
William Henry HEAD - 26 Jan 1870
Henry HAINES - 26 Jan 1877
George Alexander BAKER - 26 Jan 1878
William HYDE - 26 Jan 1885
Douglas Edmund DUNNING - 26 Jan 1889
John Arthur HAINS - 26 Jan 1898
Lilian May BAKER - 26 Jan 1901
Alfred William BLAKE - 26 Jan 1905
Evalyn May THAYER - 26 Jan 1913
Leonard DOWNTON - 26 Jan 1913
Lucy Mary RUDDLE - 26 Jan 1915
Derrick Anthony PERKIS - 26 Jan 1920
Susan Annie Caroline THURSTON - 26 Jan 1921
Margaret Frances HAYTER - 26 Jan 1923
Peggy PITTIS - 26 Jan 1931

Anniversaries for 26 Jan 2021
Richard GIBBARD & Anne ETRIDGE - 1800
John HARBOUR & Jane DOWNER - 1809
James TRIM & Elizabeth FARTHING - 1811


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