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Revision:   The text on this page was last revised in December 2013.



These notes are about the Baker family which intermarried with the Hudson branch of our family.  For details of our other Baker forebears, one of whom, Fanny, married George Scovell, click here.


HENRY BAKER  (bef. 1830 - aft. 1866)

Baker married Mary Miles, and had a son, James Robert, in 1847.  He was living at the time in Upper Gloucester Street, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, and working as a shoe maker.  Twenty years later, at the time of James’ marriage, he was recorded as a ‘bootmaker’.  Nothing further is yet known of him.

THE CHILDREN OF HENRY BAKER  (bef. 1830 - aft. 1866)

Henry’s son James Robert was born in Upper Gloucester Street, Clerkenwell, on 21 January 1847.  He married Emma Hopkins (born in 1847/8 in Clerkenwell to George Thomas Hopkins) in Tottenham parish church on 21 August 1867;  he was recorded at the time as a ‘fireproof safe maker’.  Fourteen years later he was living with her in 5 Chapel Street Holborn, now working as a cab driver:  with them were two children – eleven-year old James Henry and two-year old Oswald Edward.

THE CHILDREN OF JAMES ROBERT  (1847 - aft. 1880)

James’s first child, James Henry, was born in Holloway, Middlesex, in 1869/70.  In 1881 he was living with his parents at 5 Chapel Street, Holborn.  Nothing further is yet known of him.

James’ second child, Oswald Edward, was born in Clerkenwell, London, in about 1878;  three years later he was living with his parents at 5 Chapel Street Holborn.  In 1897 he married Florence Mingard Horne, with whom he had at least eight children:  James Edward, born in 1899, Frederick born in about 1900, Charles in about 1902, Florence Ruby in about 1905, Henry Robert in about 1907, Edith Maud in 1911 and Ernest George in about 1914.  In 1911 Oswald and Florence were living at 17 P Block, Peabody Buildings, Roscoe Street in Finsbury;  Oswald was working as a ‘silver polisher’.  Oswald, remembered as “a very strict man [who] somehow acquired some education”, died in 1920.

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