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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 16 Oct 2019
Arthur HAYTER - 16 Oct 1832
Emily WOODCOCK - 16 Oct 1847
Anne TERRY - 16 Oct 1856
Walter Preston GRIMES - 16 Oct 1872
Netty Frances GREENHAM - 16 Oct 1877
Margaret HAYTER - 16 Oct 1880
Florence BLAKE - 16 Oct 1887
Mabel Lilian HOLLIS - 16 Oct 1890
Charles James White HAYTER - 16 Oct 1898
Clarence Ralph Archibald MOORE - 16 Oct 1899
Lilian May TERRY - 16 Oct 1899
Lena Yetman DIGHT - 16 Oct 1905
Eva Kate DOWNTON - 16 Oct 1907
Leonard Fred HAYTER - 16 Oct 1911
Arthur John SLOPER - 16 Oct 1911
Rose Annie WRIGHT - 16 Oct 1913
Doris Mable FORSEY - 16 Oct 1914
Richard Wallington TILLEY - 16 Oct 1921
Maureen Phyllis CORNISH - 16 Oct 1938

Anniversaries for 16 Oct 2019
George DUNKINSON & Joan STONE - 1684
George DOWNTON & Edith GALE - 1752
Richard COLE & Grace TRIM - 1763
Isaak DOWNER & Anne LACEY - 1774
Robert Rookly DOWNER & Elizabeth STEPHENS - 1783
Thomas LANE & Elizabeth MEW - 1793
William MEW & Jane ROGERS - 1793
Richard DENHAM & Sarah CLARKE - 1798
William HAYTER & Phillis DYMOTT - 1806
George TIBBS & Elizabeth DUBBEN - 1827
Richard CASS & Charlotte BARNES - 1849
Samuel Thomas BAKER & Mary Ann ENGLISH - 1853
William RICHMOND & Ellen PAYNE - 1856
Job TAPLIN & Fanny Webb BURDEN - 1865
Roy Desmond James HALLETT & Muriel Dora CAINES - 1943


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