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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 17 Oct 2019
Benjamin Morris HAYTER - 17 Oct 1792
Samuel Mearman HOLLIS - 17 Oct 1854
Walter Frank GROVES - 17 Oct 1880
Jane BERNIE - 17 Oct 1881
Robert NICKELL - 17 Oct 1892
Stephen Pittis RYDER - 17 Oct 1897
Arnold Jackman FINCH - 17 Oct 1898
Alice Mabel CHESSELL - 17 Oct 1900
George Leonard GARRETT - 17 Oct 1904
Phyllis Violet Murton WEBB - 17 Oct 1907
Ralph HAYTER - 17 Oct 1908
Lewis Arthur TERSCH - 17 Oct 1915
Raymond Peter FITTLER - 17 Oct 1926

Anniversaries for 17 Oct 2019
John DOWNTON & Anne DOWNTON - 1808
Job RYALL & Mary WEBBER - 1816
Thomas CUMMINGS & Ellen BROWN - 1853
Henry DOWNER & Emily HUNT - 1856
Alfred Clement GAY & Fanny Elizabeth HAYTER - 1876
Charles WILLIAMSON & Harriett CUBITT - 1903
William Arthur DOWNER & Nora Millie DOWNER - 1907
Joseph John TURNER & Louisa May BURT - 1925
William Christopher RYALL & Margaret Elliot HODGSON - 1945


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