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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 2 Apr 2020
Edward ABRAHAM - 2 Apr 1820
William BECK - 2 Apr 1853
Emily RYALL - 2 Apr 1863
Harriet Elizabeth BAKER - 2 Apr 1866
Gertrude Elizabeth FRYER - 2 Apr 1870
Francis Thomas BOSWELL - 2 Apr 1880
Laura DOWNTON - 2 Apr 1885
Arthur William DOWNTON - 2 Apr 1888
Emma Elizabeth Annie BATTEN - 2 Apr 1890
Doris Emily COX - 2 Apr 1901
Herbert William DOWNTON - 2 Apr 1904
Alice Charlotte SELVEY - 2 Apr 1906
Marcia Mabel Annie BATTEN - 2 Apr 1908
Stanley Jack HAYTER - 2 Apr 1910
Ethel Maud BRADING - 2 Apr 1915
Helen Pauline VAN IDERSTINE - 2 Apr 1919
Albert Ernest D TOMSETT - 2 Apr 1921
Dorris Hosmer BARICKMAN - 2 Apr 1921
Ken Augustus SIEVERS - 2 Apr 1926
Cyril George STARR - 2 Apr 1931
Ronald Herbert John DOWNTON - 2 Apr 1934
Robert Douglas THOMPSON - 2 Apr 1944

Anniversaries for 2 Apr 2020
James NOTTEN & Ann WATSON - 1840
Andrew ATTRILL & Esther DOWNER - 1847
James Charles NEWBERRY & Susannah Mary SMITH - 1860
Albert Isaac WOODFORD & Flora Jane PARSONS - 1904
Harold John ELLIOTT & Nellie Lena PRICE - 1923


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