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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 26 Nov 2020
Martha OLD - 26 Nov 1763
Robert COLE - 26 Nov 1793
Mary Ann ELDRIDGE - 26 Nov 1840
William A HILLYER - 26 Nov 1844
Mercy Ellen LONG - 26 Nov 1866
Lavinia KING - 26 Nov 1867
William Henry POPE - 26 Nov 1868
Albert Edward KITELEY - 26 Nov 1868
James Arthur H JERVIS - 26 Nov 1881
Harold Augustus HARRISON - 26 Nov 1883
Ellen Elizabeth DAWE - 26 Nov 1884
Mary Ann ATKINSON - 26 Nov 1886
Rose Elizabeth Jane BARLOW - 26 Nov 1893
Daisy Margaret TREDGETT - 26 Nov 1901
Madaline Elsie WORTHING - 26 Nov 1903
George DYER - 26 Nov 1907
Ruth Erma CAKEBREAD - 26 Nov 1910
Sylvia Kate TOOGOOD - 26 Nov 1922
Nile Edward ABBUHL - 26 Nov 1931
Marina Grace FOAD - 26 Nov 1934

Anniversaries for 26 Nov 2020
John RICH & Isabella Tempest PAUL - 1839
Robert WILKES & Rebecca Jane BAKER - 1871
Jewell Edney HILLYER & Susannah MELANEY - 1873
Walter Valentine PELLATT & Maria Louisa HAM - 1882
James Henry WALBRIN & Grace DOWNTON - 1894
Henry TAYLOR & Cordelia Ellen COLLS - 1910
Ernest James KINGSBURY & Ada DOWNTON - 1914
James VINCENT & Marian Louisa HAYTER - 1918


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