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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 18 Oct 2021
Sarah BARNES - 18 Oct 1774
Mary BARNES - 18 Oct 1806
James BULL - 18 Oct 1832
George Frederick Archibald PIDDINGTON - 18 Oct 1844
Jessie Fremont FULTON - 18 Oct 1862
Annie Maria BATTEN - 18 Oct 1863
Emma Mary COURTRIGHT - 18 Oct 1868
Edith Alice COLES - 18 Oct 1877
Sarah Ellen SHEPPARD - 18 Oct 1877
Edith Leila PITTIS - 18 Oct 1881
Harold John PEEL - 18 Oct 1897
Harry John CHAPLEN - 18 Oct 1899
Kathleen ROWLAND - 18 Oct 1901
Jessie Blanche BALDOCK - 18 Oct 1902
Ronald Charles BUSHELL - 18 Oct 1905
Norman Albert WOODFORD - 18 Oct 1907
Nora Olive TOMPKINS - 18 Oct 1911
Frederick EYLES - 18 Oct 1912
Ellen Rose May HARRIS - 18 Oct 1915
John Kane STEWART - 18 Oct 1918
Eric MORETON - 18 Oct 1919
Alfred Edward R PAINE - 18 Oct 1919
Heather Fay BROMLEY - 18 Oct 1938

Anniversaries for 18 Oct 2021
William MUNFORD & Mary DOWNER - 1804
William DOWNTON & Charlotte KEATS - 1841
Edmund BAZELL & Mary Ann ATTWOOL - 1856
Edward PITTIS & Osee Anne WILSON - 1866
George Francis BESTOW & Sarah ROTHWELL - 1887
William Edmund STILWELL & Ethel Maude Gammon LOUIS - 1915
James POYNTER & Marjorie HAILSTONE - 1919
Walter Frank CASSELL & Mary May THOMPSON - 1919
Carl Ethan AKELEY & Mary Leonora JOBE - 1924
Edward MILLER & Henrietta Mary Elizabeth MCSKIMMINS - 1939


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