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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.


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

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Birthdays for 4 Apr 2020
Tabitha WOODROW - 4 Apr 1804
Charlotte PITT - 4 Apr 1820
Harriet Ellen BALLARD - 4 Apr 1830
Nathaniel Caldwell GUTHRIE - 4 Apr 1831
Harriett Jane FRENCH - 4 Apr 1848
James Arthur PITTIS - 4 Apr 1848
Martha Ellen MOORE - 4 Apr 1856
Mary Elizabeth PITTIS - 4 Apr 1862
George E HILLYER - 4 Apr 1871
George STYAN - 4 Apr 1879
Ada DOWNTON - 4 Apr 1884
Francis Henry CANTELO - 4 Apr 1884
Ida Beatrice CHADWICK - 4 Apr 1886
Elizabeth May HUMPHREYS - 4 Apr 1887
Phoebe Kate MAXFIELD - 4 Apr 1889
Haydn George Harry HARRIS - 4 Apr 1889
Walter Wells THOMPKINS - 4 Apr 1889
Percy Archibald DOWNTON - 4 Apr 1898
Lester Mertyn CAKEBREAD - 4 Apr 1902
Veronica Isobel JORDAN - 4 Apr 1902
Sydney Charles GILLINGHAM - 4 Apr 1905
Edgar Harry KEEN - 4 Apr 1909
William Percy BRETT - 4 Apr 1910
Violet Lilian WYATT - 4 Apr 1913
Catherine Gladys MANSELL - 4 Apr 1923
Leslie Robert RYALL - 4 Apr 1926

Anniversaries for 4 Apr 2020
Richard GODSELL & Elizabeth DOWNER - 1799
William HUNT & Sara WATSON - 1812
Job PERRIS & Frances BECK - 1825
John RICH & Maria MACKGLEW - 1829
George HAINES & Sarah MABEY - 1833
George VINCENT & Charlotte OPEN - 1834
Frank PITTIS & Mary Ann CRASKE - 1852
Joseph John PIDDINGTON & Ellen Louisa LINCOLN - 1858
Sidney John WARR & Augusta Ann WARR - 1878
Fred BOOTH & Jane Elizabeth GILL - 1893
Albert James DOWNTON & Mary PRIOR - 1898
Alexander Frank RANDALL & Ruth Helen TREHERNE - 1914
William Alfred Watkin THURSTON & Susan Eliza BAKER - 1920
John Amos Henry MILLS & Elsie Gertrude May WYATT - 1933


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