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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 22 Sep 2020
Thomas BARNES - 22 Sep 1810
Charlotte DOWNER - 22 Sep 1810
Worthington R MCFADDEN - 22 Sep 1840
Samuel Alexander MOORE - 22 Sep 1843
Charles Daniel WALKER - 22 Sep 1874
Alfred Harry DOWNTON - 22 Sep 1879
Alfred ARNOLD - 22 Sep 1887
John E FINCH - 22 Sep 1896
William Ernest RYALL - 22 Sep 1898
John James FRY - 22 Sep 1904
Amy Agnes BEDDOW - 22 Sep 1911
William James CUDMORE - 22 Sep 1912
Phyllis A M GILES - 22 Sep 1912
Albert Alfred SHORT - 22 Sep 1914
Henry Edward HODGES - 22 Sep 1914
Violet Thelma ELLIOTT - 22 Sep 1915
Mary Rose COOPER - 22 Sep 1921
Valentine Charles FITTLER - 22 Sep 1923

Anniversaries for 22 Sep 2020
John SERGEANT & Sarah MARSH - 1760
Richard LANGHORN & Ann DAVIDGE - 1779
John HILLIER & Martha RYALL - 1838
George SCOREY & Eliza APPLETON - 1850
Joseph BISHOP & Maria RIDDLE - 1870
Daniel MATTHEWS & Fanny BROWN - 1870
Thomas DOWNTON & Lydia Sabina LEGG - 1870
Jesse BURT & Eliza DERRYMAN - 1883
William BAILEY & Rosetta Maria BAKER - 1895
James Henry DICKSON & Kathleen FOLLETT - 1947
Lloyd Thomas Asquith DOWNTON & Queenie May KNIGHTON - 1953
Ronald James WOODRUFF & Joan BAKER - 1956


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