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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 17 May 2021
Henry James DOWNTON - 17 May 1818
Henry George HAYTER - 17 May 1861
Samuel Henry HARRIS - 17 May 1861
Rebecca Elizabeth YOUNG - 17 May 1876
Heinrich Herman BAKER - 17 May 1888
Reginald Jacob SAUNDERS - 17 May 1890
Eveline Melvena JAMES - 17 May 1897
Flora Lee PERRY - 17 May 1897
Harold John ELLIOTT - 17 May 1899
Albert John KNIGHT - 17 May 1907
Doris Ellen F WATTS - 17 May 1907
Stanley Alfred KING - 17 May 1914
Frederick William John BAKER - 17 May 1920
Gwendoline Doris AUNGIER - 17 May 1921
Irene DOWNTON - 17 May 1922
Ruth Elizabeth WALLACE - 17 May 1924
Mavis Esme BENNETT - 17 May 1927
James Michael AUBREY - 17 May 1933

Anniversaries for 17 May 2021
Giles DOWNTON & Hannah Elizabeth GOLDRING - 1733
Thomas BALLARD & Mary TARRANT - 1747
John PITTIS & Caroline BRIDGER - 1822
Samuel FOX & Priscilla FOOT - 1826
John Cauldwell AULD & Jane Warrener PITTIS - 1831
James BATTEN & Maria COLE - 1849
Edward GODDALE & Kate SMITH - 1880
Laurence Ernest GREEN & Elsie Maude VENNER - 1931


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