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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 21 May 2022
Prudence MCLEAN - 21 May 1795
Sarah COPPS - 21 May 1796
Fanny NEWBURY - 21 May 1818
William PITTIS - 21 May 1841
Susannah MELANEY - 21 May 1847
Charlotte Eliza BAKER - 21 May 1848
Frederick DUNNING - 21 May 1859
Charles Thomas TYRER - 21 May 1875
Elizabeth SALTER - 21 May 1876
James Henry KIRKMAN - 21 May 1878
Bertram HOUSE - 21 May 1883
Eveline HAYTER - 21 May 1884
Percy Harold Hayter ELLIOTT - 21 May 1886
William EDNEY - 21 May 1886
Mary Jane WILTSHIRE - 21 May 1892
Charles Lloyd CAKEBREAD - 21 May 1900
Mary KINANE - 21 May 1901
Lionel Walter George BILSON - 21 May 1902
Albert GOLDRING - 21 May 1908
Edith May HAYTER - 21 May 1910
Ernest George WARD - 21 May 1911
Daphne MACNAMARA - 21 May 1928
Douglas Norman HAYTER - 21 May 1933
Glennice Maureen BLUNDY - 21 May 1937
Rodney HINES - 21 May 1945
Patricia Jill ANDREWS - 21 May 1946

Anniversaries for 21 May 2022
Thomas URRY & Betty HILLIER - 1741
Henry PITTIS & Rachel BIRNEY - 1863
Thomas Henry WATERWORTH & Mary Anne PITTIS - 1863
James Hillsdon BUSHNELL & Harriet Caroline JOHNSON - 1866
Benjamin DOWNTON & Martha MITCHELL - 1877
Charles LOVELL & Maria DUNNING - 1877
John HAYTER & Eliza BROOMFIELD - 1893
Henry John HAYTER & Louise Ellen LAFLAIN - 1899
Thomas James BAKER & Annie Mary Jane PACKER - 1899
George ROGERS & Florence HAYTER - 1919
Stanley Herbert Perigoe HAYTER & Alice Jeanette (_____) HAYTER - 1928
Hedley Oliver GUY & Doris Emily DOWNTON - 1931


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