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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 24 Mar 2019
Elizabeth BAKER - 24 Mar 1801
Ellinor HEARN - 24 Mar 1813
Elizabeth Ann SYMES - 24 Mar 1848
Isabella Caroline BINGLEY - 24 Mar 1861
Edith May PITTIS - 24 Mar 1863
William Henry BROWN - 24 Mar 1865
Elizabeth HAYTER - 24 Mar 1868
Emily Elizabeth OUTTEN - 24 Mar 1870
John Reynard BLACKWELL - 24 Mar 1870
Julia SAUNDERS - 24 Mar 1875
Frederick George HAYTER - 24 Mar 1889
Lilian Heron PARTINGTON - 24 Mar 1891
Flora Julia CALVERLEY - 24 Mar 1891
Thomas Henry HOLLIS - 24 Mar 1897
Gustava May MILLESON - 24 Mar 1900
Bessie Eva HOLLOWAY - 24 Mar 1905
Joseph Walton WALKER - 24 Mar 1913
Winifred Violet DUNNING - 24 Mar 1919
Raymond Edwin DOWNTON - 24 Mar 1919
Louisa Alice HAWTIN - 24 Mar 1921
Joyce Lilian COLE - 24 Mar 1924
Frederick Percy K SHELLEY - 24 Mar 1927
Daphne Gwendoline LEE - 24 Mar 1930

Anniversaries for 24 Mar 2019
James BROWN & Elizabeth PITTIS - 1839
Abraham BAKER & Louisa Ann BALLARD - 1845
George PITTIS & Tabitha GARDNER - 1878
Henry FOWLER & Mary Jane Keen HICKS - 1888
William George HAYTER & Ellen Ada WOOD - 1894
Alfred Ernest PHIPPS & Caroline Louisa BAKER - 1907
Alfred Alexander HEATHER & Lilian Maud PHILLIPS - 1918
Walter George CHANDLER & Frances Florence RYALL - 1938


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