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Beccles

Beccles is mainly a Georgian town built on the river Waverney. It was once a busy port with lock free access to the sea. Industry included a large print works and farming. The town was rebuilt after four great fires in the sixteenth and seventeenth century. The church is dedicated to St Michael, the interior of which was destroyed by fire in 1586; the parish registers date back to that year.

Early Baxters

Beccles is on the navigable river Waverney and at the time was a commercial hub of activity, which may explain the appearance and disappearance of the various Baxter families that lived in Beccles during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Where ever possible I have attempted to maintain family groupings. I have provided a list of baptism, marriages and burials which have no family connection to each other.

John (? - 1694) and Mary Baxter (? - 1710/1711)

Children

John and Mary had the following:

Baptized Name Where
29 May 1670 Mary Parish church of Beccles
30 Jan 1674 Henry Parish church of Beccles
28 May 1676 Sara Parish church of Beccles
29 Apr 1677 Honner Parish church of Beccles
04 Aug 1678 Abilon Parish church of Beccles
09 Mar 1684 Sarah* Parish church of Beccles
01 Mar 1685 Frances* Parish church of Beccles
07 Oct 1688 Nicholas* Parish church of Beccles
10 Apr 1692 Henry* Parish church of Beccles

*There is a gap between the births of Abilon and Sarah so it is possible that Sarah, Frances, Nicholas and Henry are the children of another Baxter couple called John and Mary.

Death

Buried Name Comment Where
14 Sep 1674 Henry Son of John and Mary Backster Parish church of Beccles
22 Jun 1677 Honner Daughter of John and Mary Baxter Parish church of Beccles
16 Apr 1684 Sarah Daughter of John Baxter Parish church of Beccles
06 Dec 1688 Nicholas Son of John Baxter Parish church of Beccles
04 Jun 1692 Henry Son of John Baxter Parish church of Beccles
04 Apr 1694 John Labourer Parish church of Beccles
25 Jan 1701 John Son of Mary Baxter widow Parish church of Beccles
03 Mar 1710 or 30 Apr 1711 Mary widow Parish church of Beccles

Richard Baxter (1652 - 1720) and Honor Elsom(e) (? - 1721)

I believe Richard was baptised in Beccles on the 27 March 1652 the base son of Maria Baxter

Marriage

Richard married Honor Elsom(e) (d. 1721), probably the daughter of Robert Elson/ Elsom/ Elsome and Margaret Burton. From the parish records of Beccles

"Richard Baxter single man and Honor Elson single woman married 9 October 1681."

Children

Richard and Honor had the following:

Baptized Name Where
07 Jun 1682 Richard Parish church of Beccles
17 Mar 1683 Honor Parish church of Beccles
26 Aug 1686 Robert Parish church of Beccles
20 Nov 1687 Margarett Parish church of Beccles
23 Dec 1688 Thomas Parish church of Beccles
28 May 1693 Hannah Parish church of Beccles
21 Jan 1695 Margaret Parish church of Beccles

Death

Buried Name Comment Where
13 Aug 1685 Still born Child of Richard Baxter Parish church of Beccles
27 Aug 1686 Robert Son of Richard Baxter Parish church of Beccles
29 Dec 1687 Margarett Daughter of Richard Baxter Parish church of Beccles
27 Jan 1695 Margaret Daughter of Richard Baxter, mason Parish church of Beccles
21 Jan 1710 Honor Daughter of Richard Baxter, mason Parish church of Beccles
25 Nov 1720 Richard   Parish church of Beccles
29 Dec 1721 Honor widow Parish church of Beccles

Richard Baxter (1682 - ?) and Ann Wake (1677 - 1760)

Marriage

Richard married Ann Wake (1677-1760) the daughter of John Wake and Mary Badson. From the parish records of Beccles

"Richard Baxter single man of this parish and Ann Wake single woman of this parish married 14 April 1712."

Death

Buried Name Comment Where
02 Mar 1760 Ann Wife of Richard Parish church of Beccles

John Baxter (d.1711) and Ann Watts (? - 1749)

Marriage

John married Ann Watts (? - 1749) in 1697, Burgh St Peter, Norfolk

Children

John and Ann had the following:

Baptized Name Where
16 Oct 1698 John Parish church of Beccles
18 May 1701 William Parish church of Beccles
29 Oct 1704 Michael Parish church of Beccles
14 Jan 1706 Joseph Parish church of Beccles
24 Oct 1708 Elizabeth Parish church of Beccles

Death

Buried Name Comment Where
19 Jan 1706 Joseph Baxster Son of John Parish church of Beccles
16 Jan 1711 John Baxster Shoemaker Parish church of Beccles
02 Aug 1748 Ann Baxter Widow Parish church of Beccles

Michael (1704 - 1767) and Ann Baxter(? -?)

Children

Michael and Ann had the following:

Baptized Name Where
07 Jan 1733 William Parish church of Beccles
30 Nov 1735 Phoebe Parish church of Beccles

Death

Buried Name Comment Where
14 Jun 1767 Michael   Parish church of Beccles

Elizabeth Baxter (1708 - 1784)

Children

Elizabeth had the following:

Baptized Name Where
22 Feb 1734 Michael Parish church of Beccles

Marriage

Elizabeth married twice, her first husband was Charles Wright (d.1745). From the parish registers of Beccles:

Charles Wright of Loddon in the County of Norfolk single man and Elizabeth Baxter of this parish single woman were married by license the 15 Dec 1737

Elizabeth's second husband was John Mutton. From the parish registers of Loddon:

"John Mutton of this parish widower and Elizabeth Wright of this parish widow were married in this church by banns this twentysecond day of June 1760. In the presence of George Hotson and John Todd."

William Baxter (1733 - 1754)

Employment

From the Apprentices of Great Britain (1710 -1774)
1753 - Baxter Wm to John Turrell of Beccles Suff Lin Weav (Linen Weaver) £35.

Death

Buried Name Comment Where
28 Jan 1754 William Son of Michael and Ann Parish church of Beccles

Phebe Baxter (1735 - 1772)

Marriage

Phebe married Peter Mason (d. 1777). From the parish records of Beccles:

"Peter Mason of this parish single man and Phebe Baxter of this parish single woman married in the church by banns on the 11th April 1756 in the presence of Robert Moore and William Bobbet."

Thomas Baxter (d.1779)

Marriage

Thomas married Elizabeth Child (d. 1772) in 1725, Weston

Children

Thomas and Elizabeth had the following:

Baptized Name Where
15 May 1726 Thomas Parish church of Beccles
07 Sep 1727 Hannah Parish church of Beccles
30 Nov 1729 Richard Parish church of Beccles
18 Aug 1731 Elizabeth Parish church of Beccles
21 Aug 1732 Elizabeth Parish church of Beccles
21 Oct 1734 Henry Parish church of Beccles
c.1736 Honor Beccles
14 Dec 1739 Richard Parish church of Beccles

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Norwich Mercury 27 November 1763 To be sold or let The Angel in Beccles ancient Inn or public house lately fitted up in a genteel manner. It is extremely well suited for public business or a private family. Good cellars, two parlours, two kitchens, very large barn, chambers and garrets on first floor, pretty walled in garden, large yard, plenty of good stabling... enq Lemon & Rede or Thos Baxter peruke* maker.

* Peruke = wig

Housing

Location Date Comment
Ballygate 1743 Thomas Baxter and Robert Roe hold tenements late Brewester in Puddingmoor. Rents 2d and 2d.
Ballygate 1751 Thomas Baxter for part of a tenement in Puddingmoor, late Brewester, formerly Hawke, Rent 2d
Blyburghgate 1761 Rental Thomas Baxter, rent 2s 8d
Blyburghgate 1769
Rental Thomas Baxter surrenders to Honor Baxter spinster of City of Norwich, his daughter, mortgage of £30
Blyburghgate 1779
Honor Bean, wife of Richard Bean of Norwich, wagoner, messe in occupation of myself and son Henry Baxter in Blyburghgate. Between messe of John Chittleborogh on the North [Bly 31] Tenement of the manor, formerly Nicholas Lockington and since of Thomas Sherman south [Bly 33]

 

Death

Buried Name Comment Where
26 Aug 1730 Richard Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Baxter Parish church of Beccles
13 Sep 1731 Elizabeth Daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Baxter Parish church of Beccles
13 Feb 1772 Elizabeth Wife of Thomas Parish church of Beccles
11 Apr 1779 Thomas   Parish church of Beccles

Thomas Baxter (1726 - ?)

Marriage

Thomas married Sarah Lambert (1728 - ?) the daughter of Benjamin Lambert and Sarah Bradman/Bradmun. From the parish registers of Thorington:

"Thomas Baxter of Halesworth and Sarah Lambert of Blithburgh were married 21st October 1751"

Children

Thomas and Sarah had the following:

Baptized Name Where
28 Jul 1754 Marina Parish church of Beccles
22 Nov 1756 Benji Parish church of Beccles

Death

Buried Name Comment Where
25 Nov 1756 Benji son of Thomas and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Beccles

Elizabeth Baxter (1732 - ?)

Marriage

Elizabeth married Robert Mann (d.1775). From the parish registers of Beccles:

"Robert Mann of this parish widower and Elizabeth Baxter of this parish single woman married in this church by license on 2 June 1757 in the presence of Thos. Baxter and Len'd Schuldham."

Henry Baxter (1734 - 1817)

Marriage

Henry married Mary Jefferson (1733 - 1814) the daughter of Thomas and Martha Jefferson. From the parish registers of Beccles:

"Henry Baxter of this parish single man and Mary Jefferson of this parish single woman married in this church by banns 19th October 1758, in the presence of Caroline Carthew and Honour Baxter."

Children

Henry and Mary had the following:

Baptized Name Where
10 Aug 1759 Mary Parish church of Beccles
28 Jun 1761 Eliza Parish church of Beccles
20 Nov 1763 Honor* Parish church of Beccles
28 Mar 1766 Henry* Parish church of Beccles

* Mother recorded as Elizabeth Baxter, believe this to be an error in the parish records.

Housing

Location Date Comment
Smallgate 1761 Henry Baxter, late Fewers, a house called the Chequers on the eastside of Newgate rent 0s 1/2 d
Blyburghgate 1780 Henry Baxter, from Richard Bean and Honor (Henry's sister) his wife.
Ballygate 1783 Henry Baxter, tenement in Puddingmoor, late his father, Thomas Baxter, Brewester, Hook, Rent 2d
Smallgate 1804 Frances Schuldham messe, the Chequers, late Baxter rent 0s 1/2 d
Blyburghgate 1808 James Shaw from Henry Baxter and his wife Mary: tenement and garden in Blyburghgate, received on surrender of Richard Bean and his wife.
Ballygate 1812 Richard Roe, Tenement in Puddingmoor, formerly Henry Baxter, before Thomas Baxter, late Richard Roe (later Mrs Stone part & W E Crowfoot) Rent 2d
Land opposite the Old Rectory 1832 Elizabeth Stone: part of a tenement in Puddingmoor, late Philip Dyke, before Richard Roe and formerly Henry Baxter.

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 03 Sep 1808
To be sold by Auction,
By Samuel Crowe
On Saturday, the 10th of September, at five o’clock in the afternoon, at the White Lion, in Beccles Suffolk (unless previously disposed of by private contract)
A neat small Dwelling House, in good repair, situated in Blythburgh-Gate Street, in Beccles; it comprises a kitchen, parlour, a small shop, 2 good pantries, 4 bed chambers, an excellent back house, with a chamber off it, a yard, garden and convenient out buildings, now in the occupation of Mr Henry Baxter, bricklayer.
Possession may be had at Michaelmas next, and further particulars known by apply to the Auctioneer, Beccles.
The Ipswich Journal 26 Mar 1814 On Tuesday last died, at Halesworth, aged 85, Mrs Baxter, the elder, formerly of Beccles
Bury and Norwich Post 30 Mar 1814 Yesterday se’nnight, at Halesworth, aged 85, Mrs Baxter the elder, formerly of Beccles

Death

Halesworth St Mary

Buried Name Comment
26 Mar 1814 Mary Baxter Aged 83 years
07 Sep 1817 Henry Baxter Aged 84 years

Honor Baxter (1736 - ?)

Marriage

Honor married Richard Bear (d.1781). From the parish registers of, St Stephens, Norwich.

"Richard Bear of the parish of St Swithins (Norwich) widower and Honor Baxter of this parish spinster married in this church by licence this eighteenth day of March 1772. In the presence of {Hart} Peel and John Rookwood."

Mary Baxter (1759 - 1831)

Marriage

Mary married William Winsdale (1765 - 1845) the son of Francis Winsdale/Windson/Windsor/ Winsor and Amy Corner. From the parish records of Beccles:

"William Winsdale of this parish single man and Mary Baxter of this parish single woman were married by banns on this twenty-second day of December, 1786. In the presence of us Edmund Brown and Ezra Bobbett"

Henry Baxter (1766 - 1823)

Marriage

Henry married Ann Brown (1759 - 1848). From the parish registers of Halesworth:

"Henry Baxter of this parish single man and Ann Brown of this parish single woman married in this church by licence on 18th April 1792 in the presence of Elizabeth Brown and John Wade."

Children

Henry and Ann had the following:

Baptized Name Where
30 Jan 1793 Mary Ann Parish church of Halesworth
15 Jan 1794 Jane Parish church of Halesworth
29 May 1795 Jefferson Parish church of Halesworth
11 Mar 1797 Henry Parish church of Halesworth
02 Dec 1799 Robert Parish church of Halesworth
19 Oct 1801 Sarah Parish church of Halesworth

Census

1841

Dwelling - Alms Houses, Halesworth
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Ann Baxter 81   Y
Mary Baxter 45   Y

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
London County Directory 1811 Halesworth Commercial Post Office - Henry Baxter
Pigot's & Co Directory of Suffolk 1823-1824 Halesworth Commercial Baxter, Henry Auctioneer

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 1800-1823 There are numerous entries for Henry Baxter Auctioneer
The Ipswich Journal 14 Jan 1804 Lost yesterday evening between the hours of 4 and 6 o’clock, from out of a market cart (supposed between Metfield and Halesworth) a bundle of wearing apparel and linen, tied up in a handkerchief, part of the linen marked G. B. and part I. B.  Whoever has found the same and will bring it to Mr Henry Baxter, at the Hawk, Halesworth, shall receive half a-guinea reward.  Halesworth 10th January 1804
The Ipswich Journal 26 Oct 1805
Mr Baxter, of Halesworth, is appointed Agent for this paper; to whom advertisements and articles of intelligence are requested to be sent.
The Ipswich Journal (1812-1823) Equitable Assurance Office, Bank Street Norwich, Agents – Halesworth, Mr Baxter
Bury and Norwich Post 29 Jul 1818
Cross v Hedgmen, Stevenson, Baxter and Harper
This action was brought by the plaintiff, who is a shoemaker living at Halesworth, for a trespass alleged to be committed by the defendants, one of whom is an Excise Officer, the others are an auctioneer and his agents, in having taken property under the Hawkers’ and Peddlers’ Act.  On the part of the defendants, it was proved, that a servant of plaintiff, Kersey, who was in possession of the goods at the time, was convicted before Mr. Sparrow, one of the Magistrates of this County, for hawking, the same about; and that they were seized under a warrant to dispose of Kersey’s property, in default of non-payment of the penalty.  The Judge, Mr Serjeant Busanquet, intimated that the only question for the Jury was, as to the question of damages; leaving the law of the case, whether the seizure was legal, to be argued in the court above.
Verdict for the plaintiff, damages 36l leaving the question for the legality of the seizure to be decided by the court.
The Ipswich Journal 27 Dec 1823 Yesterday {last} night died, Mr Henry Baxter, of Halesworth
Bury and Norwich Post 31 Dec 1823 Died
Friday se’nnight … Same day, aged 57, Mr Henry Baxter, auctioneer, and many years postmaster, of Halesworth

Death

Halesworth St Mary

Buried Name Comment
24 Dec 1823 Henry Baxter Aged 57
19 Jan 1848 Ann Baxter Aged 89

Mary Ann Baxter (1793 - 1856)

Census

1851

Dwelling - Alms Houses, Halesworth
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Mary Ann Baxter Head u 55 Seamstress pauper Halesworth

*Mary was recorded as being deaf and dumb

Death

Halesworth Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
26 Jul 1856 Mary Ann Baxter Spinster aged 63 of Market Place, Halesworth

Jane Baxter (1794 - 1850)

Marriage

Jane married Daniel Stock (1798-1873). From the parish registers of Halesworth:

"Daniel Stock of this parish single man and Jane Baxter of this parish single woman were married in this church by license on 14th march 1819 in the presence of Jefferson Baxter and Mary Ann Baxter."

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 20 Mar 1819
On Sunday last was married, Mr Daniel Stock, to Miss Jane Baxter, both of Halesworth

Jefferson Baxter (1795 - 1868)

Marriage

Jefferson married twice, his first wife was Martha Goldsmith (1802 - 18??) the daughter of William Goldsmith and Mary Bedwell, on the 27th December 1819 in Benhall. His second wife was Maria Tipping (1801 - 1880) nee Garrod the daughter of Samuel Garrod and Mary Symonds. Maria's first husband was Isaac Tipping. From the parish registers of St Botolph Aldgate, London:

"Jefferson Baxter of this parish widower and Maria Tipping of this parish widow married in this church by banns this twenty-third day of June 1833, in the presence of John Daly & E Daly."

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Bury and Norwich Post 05 Jan 1820
Married
Monday se’nnight Mr Jefferson Baxter, of Halesworth, to Miss Goldsmith, of Benhall

Children

Jefferson and Martha had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
  06 Dec 1821 William Henry* son of Jefferson and Martha Baxter Halesworth Tailor Parish church of Halesworth
  16 Jun 1822 Jefferson* Son of Jefferson and Martha Baxter Parish Church of Benhall
  19 Sep 1823 Mary Anne Goldsmith Daughter of Jefferson and Martha Baxter St Andrew The Great, Cambridge
  10 Jun 1827 Alfred Son of Jefferson and Martha Baxter St Mary-the-Less, Cambridge
  27 Jul 1829 George Son of Jefferson and Martha Baxter, Hoxton Tailor St Leonard's, Shoreditch

* Gloucester Chapel New Haggerston Independent, Shoreditch
William Henry Baxter buried 31 May 1829 aged 6yrs 9 mths
Jefferson Baxter of Hoxton buried 26 Oct 1829 aged 6yrs

Jefferson and Maria had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
27 Feb 1834 28 Feb 1834 Samuel Jefferson Son of Jefferson and Maria Baxter, 18 Common Street, Tailor St Swithin, London
1836   Maria   City of London
1837   Jefferson   City of London
1839   Henry   City of London

Census

1841

Dwelling - Milton, Gravesend, Kent
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Jefferson Baxter 45 Tailor J N

 

Dwelling - Queen Terrace, Milton, Gravesend, Kent
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Maria Baxter 5   N

 

Dwelling - St Edmund King's Martyr, London
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Maria Baxter 40   N
Jefferson Baxter 4   Y
Henry Baxter 2   Y

 

Dwelling -10 James Street, St Andrew the less, Cambridge
Name Age Occupation Born in County
William Goldsmith 60 Ind N
Mary Goldsmith 60   N
Emma Goldsmith 4   N
Mary Ann Baxter 17   Y

 

Dwelling -29 James Street, St Andrew the less, Cambridge
Name Age Occupation Born in County
John Goldsmith 30 Brewer N
Mary Goldsmith 25   N
George Baxter 10   N

 

1851

 
Dwelling - 7 Nagshead Court, St James, London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Jefferson Baxter Head m 54 Tailor Halesworth
Maria Baxter Wife m 50   Saxmundham
Maria Baxter Daughter   15   London, City
Jefferson Baxter Son   13 Tailor London, City
Henry Baxter Son   11 Scholar London, City

1861

Dwelling - Peartree Place, St Mary Newington, London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Jefferson Baxter Head m 63 Tailor Halesworth
Maria Baxter Wife m 55   Saxmundham
Maria Baxter Daughter   25 Waistcoat maker London, City

1871

Dwelling - Denshaw Street, St Mary Newington, London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Maria Baxter Head w 65   Suffolk

Death

Newington District

Buried Name Comment
1868 Jefferson Baxter Aged 74

Chelsea District

Buried Name Comment
1880 Maria Baxter Aged 72

Henry Baxter (1797 - 1877)

Marriage

Henry married Sarah Hannah Clarke (1813 - 1896) daughter of Robert Clarke and Hannah Townley.

Parish Church of Islington - 13th July 1844
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Henry Baxter of full age Bachelor Warehouseman 8 Tibbeston Square Henry Baxter Postmaster
Sarah Hannah Clarke of full age Spinster   34, King St Terrace Robert Clarke Wine Merchant
In the presence of us: Robert Clarke, Tho E Gibson, Eleanor Clarke & Martha Clarke

Children

Henry and Sarah had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1846 23 Aug 1846 Robert Henry Confidential shop man of St Mary's Islington Parish church of Halesworth
08 Jun 1847 18 Aug 1850 William Thurston Son of Henry and Sarah Hannah Baxter, Tibberton Square, Warehouseman St Mary, Islington
20 Jul 1850 18 Aug 1850 Frederick Peel Son of Henry and Sarah Hannah Baxter, Tibberton Square, Warehouseman St Mary, Islington
24 Sep 1852 17 Oct 1852 Walter Stephen Son of Henry and Sarah Hannah Baxter, Oxford Terrace, Warehouseman St Mark, Nottinghill
1855 29 Jul 1859 Eugenia Daughter of Henry and Sarah Hannah Baxter, 56 Watling Street, General Merchant St Matthew, Essex Road, Islington

Census

1841

Dwelling - 36 Guttio Lane, St Vedast Foster Lane, London With In The Walls
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Hy Baxter 40 Warehouseman (Drapers) N

1851

 
 
Dwelling - No 8, Islington
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Henry Baxter Head m 53 Warehouseman Halesworth
Sarah H Baxter Wife m 37   Yarmouth, Norfolk
Robert H Baxter Son   5 Scholar Islington
William J Baxter Son   2   Islington
Frederick P Baxter Son   8 mth   Islington
Matilda Collins Servant u 19 House servant Bristol
Ann Rowlings Servant   13 Nurse maid Islington

1861

 
 
Dwelling - Watling Street, London, Middlesex
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Henry Baxter Head m 63 Coffee House keeper & agent Halesworth
Sarah H Baxter Wife m 47   Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Robert H Baxter Son   15 Scholar St Mary Islington
William J Baxter Son   13 Scholar St Mary Islington
Frederick P Baxter Son   10 Scholar St Mary Islington
Walter S Baxter Son   8 Scholar St Marks Rumpton
Eugenia Baxter Daughter   6 Scholar St Marks Rumpton
Jane H Delley Serv u 26 Waitress St Clement Devises

1871

Dwelling - 81 Kensington Park Road, St Mary Newington
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Henry Baxter Head m 74 Agent Halesworth
Sarah H Baxter Wife m 57   Yarmouth, Norfolk
Frederick P Baxter Son u 20 Merchant clerk Islington
Walter S Baxter Son u 18 Merchant clerk Newton, Surrey
Eliza Betty Serv u 18 General servant Hadleigh, Suffolk

1881

Dwelling - 28 Bow Lane, London, Middlesex
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
S H Baxter Head w 68 Dining Rooms Yarmouth, Norfolk
W J Baxter Son m 33 Manager Rooms Islington
W S Baxter Son u 28 Clerk Clapham
E Baxter Daughter u 26   Clapham

1891

Dwelling - 38 Mayfair Street, Lambeth
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Sarah H Baxter Head w 78   Yarmouth, Norfolk
Frederick P Baxter Son u 46 Secretary to a public company Islington
Walter S Baxter Son u 38 Publishers Assistant Newton, Surrey
Eugenia Baxter Daughter u 36 General servant Hadleigh, Suffolk

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Pigot's & Co Directory of Suffolk 1823-1824 Halesworth Commercial Baxter, Henry Post master

Housing

Location Date Comment
Smallgate 21 & 23 13 Jan 1829 James Cuddon, messe or double tenement on east side of Smallgate, late Abraham Schuldham, & formerly Henry Baxter, (late Thomas Jones) Rent 2d 1/2

 

Will Information

Henry Baxter
Effects Under £1,500
17 January 1877.  The Will of Henry Baxter late of 27 Lorrimore-Square Walworth in the County of Surrey Agent who died 1 January 1877 at 27 Lorrimore-Square was proved at the Principal Registry by Sarah Hannah Baxter of 27 Lorrimore-Sqaure widow the Relict the Sole Executrix.

1896
Effects £3049 11s
Baxter Sarah Hannah of Oakfield 38 Mayflower-Road, Clapham Road Surrey widow died 29 January 1896 Probate London 9 March to Frederick Peel Baxter Gentleman.

Death

Norwood Cemetery, Norwood Road, Lambeth

Buried Name Comment
06 Jan 1877 Henry Baxter Aged 79, Lorrimore Square, Walworth
04 Feb 1896 Sarah Hannah Baxter Aged 83, "Oakfield", 38 Mayflower Road, Clapham

John Baxter and Elizabeth Dunham

The following is speculation on my part. John could be the John Baxter mentioned in the Michaelmas Suffolk Quarter Sessions of 1792, as supplying evidence against Spratt a dealer in new and second hand clothes at Beccles. John was described as "a very poor man and a mender of shoes."

John Baxter (d.1711) described as a shoemaker and Ann Watts (d.1749) had a son John in 1698 mentioned above. John of 1698 may have been the John single man who married the widow Mary Beals in 1731, mentioned below in the Beccles Marriages. They could be the parents of John baptized the 09 Jan 1731/2, Lowestoft St Margaret the son of John and Mary Baxter. The John above could be the John of 1732.

Marriage

John married Elizabeth Dunham 15th June 1760, Ringsfield

Children

John and Elizabeth had the following:

Baptized Name Where
06 Jan 1766 Hannah Parish church of Beccles
18 Sep 1768 Mary Parish church of Beccles
03 Jan 1772 Sarah Parish church of Beccles
17 Nov 1773 James Parish church of Beccles
11 Dec 1775 John Parish church of Beccles
19 Jun 1778 Phebe Parish church of Beccles
08 Apr 1781 Frances Parish church of Beccles

Death

Buried Name Comment Where
9 Jun 1781 Frances daughter of John and Elizabeth Baxter Parish church of Beccles

Phebe Baxter (1778 - 1811)

Children

Phebe had the following:

Born Baptized Name Where
6 Jul 1799 7 Jul 1799 John Parish church of Beccles

Death

Buried Name Comment Where
9 Jul 1799 John base son of Phebe Baxter Parish church of Beccles
25 Feb 1811 Phebe Single woman aged 33 Parish church of Beccles

Beccles Baptisms

Children

Baptized Name Comment
14 Sep 1681 Marie daughter of John and Marie Baxter
27 Jan 1790 Robert base son of Ann Baxter pauper
24 May 1792 William* base son of Hannah Baxter widow (late Wells) born 12 May.

*William married Amy Brown (1794 - 1851) the daughter of William Brown and Eliza Murrell on19 Nov 1816, Blakeney

Beccles Marriages

Marriage

Date Comment
1628 Daniel Baxter married Derebey Brown
16 Mar 1629 Daniell Baxter single man married Verity ? Single woman
06 Nov 1638 Margaret Baxter widower married Thomas Crocket widower
15 Aug 1694 William Baxter of Barsham married Sarah Boon single woman of this parish
05 Dec 1705 John Pope (d.1736) of Bungay single man of this parish married Elizabeth Baxter (d.1751) single woman of Hendenham Norfolk*
14 Apr 1718 Richard Garrod widower of Wheatacre Burgh married Mary Baxter single woman of this parish
21 Mar 1730 John Baxter single man of this parish married Mary Beals widow of this parish
29 Dec 1734 John Baxter single man of this parish married Elizabeth Pettie single woman
11 Jun 1782 William Evis late of Lowestoft, but resident in this parish single man and Hannah Baxter of this parish single woman married in this church by banns, in the presence of Elizabeth Hunt and Robert Whitmore

* John Pope and Elizabeth Baxter went on to have a family in Hedenham, Norfolk where they are both buried. Also buried in Hedenham, are Thomas Baxter - 25 Mar 1722, Daniel Baxter of Great Yarmouth - 24 Apr 1722, Mary Baxter widow - 28 Aug 1722 and James Baxter - 24 Mar 1724/25. Thomas and Mary Baxter had children in near by Stockton, Norfolk: Thomas 1687, Edward 1689, Robert 1691/2, Daniel 1694 and James 1697.

Beccles Burials

Death

Buried Name Comment
22 Jun 1618 Maria daughter of the widdowe Baxter
02 Apr 1621 Margaret  
11 Jan 1711 Mary single woman
17 May 1757 Jane wife of Henry Baxter
09 Mar 1783 Elizabeth  
12 Jun 1797 Thomas Aged 73, single man
15 Sep 1826 Elizabeth aged 89

Nineteenth Century Baxters

The Baxters that arrive in Beccles in the nineteenth century came from other Baxter families well established in the area.

What happened to the children of Jonathan Baxter and Ann Newby of Beccles?

Susanna Baxter (1826 - 1885)

Marriage

Susanna married James Witherspoon (1819 - 1880) the son of John Witherspoon and Jane Bingham.

Parish Church of St Mary Islington 12 th September 1859
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
James Witherspoon of full Bachelor Barometer Maker 18 Chapel Street John Witherspoon The same
Susanna Baxter age Spinster   18 Chapel Street Jonathan Baxter Cow keeper
In the presence of us: Thos Bilby & Mary Martin

Martha Ann Baxter (1830 - 1876)

Marriage

Martha married James Newby (1822 - 1883) the son of William Newby and Sarah Doddington.

Parish Church of Sotterley 25th September 1852
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
James Newby 29 Bachelor Labourer Sotterley William Newby Labourer
Martha Ann Baxter 23 Spinster   Sotterley Jonathan Baxter Cow keeper and fisherman
In the presence of us: Jonathan Baxter and Charlotte Baxter

Charlotte Baxter (1832 - 1917)

Census

1851

Dwelling - London Road, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Charlotte Baxter Serv U 18   Beccles

Marriage

Charlotte married twice, she married her first husband Edward Walker (1832 - 1869), the son of Edward and Frances Walker in 1860. Her second husband was James Brash Walker (1839 - 1891), son of James Walker and grandson of William and Elizabeth Walker, who she married in 1871.

Harriot Baxter (1837 - 1912 )

Marriage

Harriot married James Bullen (1828 - 1885) the son of Thomas and Phoebe Bullen, in 1876, Norwich District.

What happened to the children of Benjamin Baxter and Hannah Goodchild of Beccles?

Sarah Baxter (1825 - 1905)

Marriage

Sarah married Lazarus Freestone (1824 - 1848) the son of Edward Freestone and Elizabeth Horth.

Parish Church of Beccles - 9th February 1848
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
Lazarus Freestone full age Bachelor Labourer Beccles Edward Freestone Sawyer
Sarah Baxter full age Spinster Servant Beccles Benjamin Baxter Labourer
In the presence of us: William Bobbett and Rhodia Freestone

Lazarus and Sarah Freestone's only child Agnes Emma Freestone (1848 - 1929) married (4 Dec 1867, Beccles) John Chambers (1841 - 1931), the founder of Chamber's shipyard in Lowestoft.

George Baxter (1827 - 1852)

Marriage

George married Mary Calver (1827 - 1865) daughter of Benjamin Calver and Mary Walker..

Parish Church of Beccles - 11th January 1847
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
George Baxter full age Bachelor Labourer Ravensmeer Beccles Benjamin Baxter Labourer
Mary Calver full age Spinster   Ravensmeer Beccles Benjamin Calver Labourer
In the presence of us: Charles Calver and Maria Thrower

Mary went on to marry Robert Weston (1825 - 1861) the son of John Weston and Nancy Greenwood, on the 20 May 1855, St Mary, Stockport.

Children

George and Mary had the following:

Born Name Where
1847 Benjamin Beccles
08 Sep 1850 Hannah Beccles

Census

1851

Dwelling - Rookes Lane, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Head m 23 Ag Lab North Cove
Mary Baxter Wife m 23   Beccles
Benjamin Baxter Son   3   Beccles

1861

Dwelling - Chatterton, Tottington Higher End, Lancashire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Mary Weston Head w 33 Milliner Beccles
Benjamin Weston Son   13 Scholar Beccles

Death

Beccles cemetery

Buried Name Comment
18 Sep 1852 George Baxter Labourer, aged 25

Mary Baxter (1829 - 1918)

Marriage

Mary married Samuel Waters (1800 - 1874).

Parish Church of Beccles - 3rd June 1848
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
Samuel Waters full age Bachelor Sailor Beccles William Waters Sailor
Mary Baxter minor Spinster   Beccles Benjamin Baxter Marshman
In the presence of us: Benjamin Baxter and Anna Collins

Mira Baxter (1832 - 1855)

Marriage

Mira married Samuel Moses Freestone (1826 -1894) the son of Edward Freestone and Elizabeth Horth.

Parish Church of Beccles - 9th February 1848
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
Samuel Moses Freestone full age Bachelor Waterman Beccles Edward Freestone Sawyer
Mira Baxter full age Spinster Servant Beccles Benjamin Baxter Marshman
In the presence of us: Benjamin Baxter and Frances Ann Biddle

Lucy Baxter (1834 - 1910)

censusCensus

1851

Dwelling -Saltgate Street, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Lucy Baxter Serv u 17 General servant Beccles

 

Marriage

Lucy married William Turrell/Tyrrell (1830 - 185?) the son of George Turrell and Elizabeth Fisher on the 6th March 1856.

Lucy and William immigrated to America where their two daughters Elizabeth (1858) and Hannah (1859) were born, in Wisconsin. Lucy, Elizabeth and Hannah Turrell were back in Suffolk by the time of the 1861 census.

Benjamin Baxter (1835 - 1893)

Benjamin moved from Beccles to Farnbrough, where he was stationed as a solider. He later moved to Halesworth where four of his children were born before moving to Surrey.

Marriage

Benjamin married Eliza Beard (1830 - 1893) the daughter of Thomas Beard and Ann Price.

Parish Church of St John the Evangelist, Causton Street - 17 th November 1862
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
Benjamin Baxter full Bachelor Cabinet Maker 51 Marsham St Benjamin Baxter Cordwainer
Eliza Beard full Spinster   23 Lillington St Thomas Beard Deceased
In the presence of us: John {Darby} and Sarah {?}

Children

Benjamin and Eliza had the following:

Born Baptised Name Comment Where
1861   Benjamin Thomas   St Johns Wood, Middlesex
19 Jan 1864 11 Mar 1883 Agnes Emma Daughter of Benjamin and Eliza Baxter, Princes Road Cabinet Maker Richmond, Holy Trinity
24 Dec 1865 16 Nov 1881 George Son of Benjamin & Eliza Baxter, 2 Hephzibah Cottages, Princes Road, Cabinet Maker Richmond, Holy Trinity
25 Jun 1867 16 Nov 1881 William Son of Benjamin & Eliza Baxter, 2 Hephzibah Cottages, Princes Road, Cabinet Maker Richmond, Holy Trinity
11 Aug 1869 16 Nov 1881 Hannah Daughter of Benjamin & Eliza Baxter, 2 Hephzibah Cottages, Princes Road, Cabinet Maker Richmond, Holy Trinity

Census

1861

Dwelling - The detachment of foot guards stationed at North Camp, Farnbrough, Hampshire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Rank Where born
Benjamin Baxter Soldier u 25 Corporal Beccles

* Benjamin served with the 2nd Foot Guards (Coldstream)

1871

Dwelling - Wissett Road, Halesworth
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Benjamin Baxter Head m 36 Cabinet maker Beccles
Eliza Baxter Wife m 35   Oaksey, Gloucestershire
Benjamin Tho Baxter Son   10   London, Middlesex
Agnes E Baxter Daughter   7   Halesworth
George Baxter Son   5   Halesworth
William Baxter Son   2   Halesworth
Hannah Baxter Daughter   1   Halesworth

1881

Dwelling - Prince Road, 2 Hephzibah Cottage, Richmond Surrey
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Benjamin Baxter Head m 46 Cabinet maker Beccles
Eliza Baxter Wife m 40   Oaksey, Gloucestershire
George Baxter Son   15 Errand boy Halesworth
William Baxter Son   14 Errand boy Halesworth
Hannah Baxter Daughter   12   Halesworth

1891

Dwelling - Prince Road, Brook Cottage, Richmond Surrey
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Benjamin Baxter Head m 56 Cabinet maker Beccles
Eliza Baxter Wife m 50   Oaksey, Worcestershire
Hannah Baxter Daughter u 21   Halesworth
Lily Baxter Granddaughter   4   Highwycombe, Buckinghamshire
Walter J Rice Nephew   20 Clerk Lowestoft

Will Information

1893
Effects £179 13s
Baxter Eliza of 75 Princes-Road Richmond Surrey (wife of Benjamin Baxter) died 23 August 1893 Administration London 7 September to the said Benjamin Baxter Cabinet Maker.

1894
Effects £205 16s 6d
Baxter Benjamin of 75 Princes-Road Richmond Surrey died 5 December 1893 Probate London 4 April to Henry Luker House Decorator

Death

Richmond St Mary Magdalene

Buried Name Comment
28 Aug 1893 Eliza Baxter 75 Princes Road, Aged 53
26 Mar 1894 Benjamin Baxter 75 Princes Road, Aged 58

Hannah Baxter (1837 - 1919)

Marriage

Hannah married Henry Braico Rackham (1838 - 1861) the son of Maria Rackham. Hannah married again in 1863 to Charles Dennant (1841 - 1917) son of Jeremiah Dennant and Elizabeth Bealey, a shoe maker.

Parish Church of Beccles - 26th April 1858
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
Henry Rackham under age Bachelor Shoe maker Beccles William Gardiner Labourer
Hannah Baxter under age Spinster Dressmaker Beccles Benjamin Baxter Marshman
In the presence of us: Robert Baxter and Sarah Freestone

Robert Baxter (1839 - 1904)

Robert moved to Lowestoft by 1861 where he married twice and raised his family. Robert and his family arrived in New York 01 June 1887 off the ship Nevada.

Robert Baxter and Sarah Elizabeth Folkard

Marriage

Robert married Ann Maria Coleby (1838 - 1873) the daughter of Robert Charles Coleby and Maria Brunning in 1863. Robert's second marriage was to Sarah Elizabeth Folkard (1847-1904) the daughter of Thomas Folkard and Maria Botson on the 18th October 1873 Lowestoft.

Children

Robert and Ann Maria had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
12 Jul 1863 15 Aug 1869 Alice Pakefield Cordwainer Parish church of Pakefield
27 Mar 1866 15 Aug 1869 Rachel Ann Pakefield Cordwainer Parish church of Pakefield
06 Jan 1867 15 Aug 1869 William Henry Pakefield Cordwainer Parish church of Pakefield
08 May 1869 15 Aug 1869 George Pakefield Cordwainer Parish church of Pakefield

Robert and Sarah had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1875 01 Aug 1875 Minnie Elizabeth Clara Daughter of Robert and Sarah Elizabeth Baxter Parish church of St Margaret, Lowestoft
26 Jan 1877 04 Mar 1877 Henry Thomas Folkard Son of Robert and Sarah Elizabeth Baxter Parish church of St Margaret, Lowestoft
1878 01 Dec 1878 Bessie Mary Maud Daughter of Robert and Sarah Elizabeth Baxter Parish church of St Margaret, Lowestoft
05 Oct 1880   Robert Charles Thomas   Lowestoft
08 Jul 1886   Elizabeth Maria Ann   Lowestoft

Census

1861

Dwelling - Factory Lane Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Scarle Head m 24 Cordwainer* Ditchingham, Norfolk
Emma Scarle Wife m 21   Lowestoft
William S Scarle Son   1   Lowestoft
Thomas Scarle Son   2 mth   Lowestoft
Robert Baxter Lodger u 21 Cordwainer Beccles
William Tripp Lodger u 20 Cordwainer Beccles

* Cordwainer = shoemaker.

William and Emma Scarle are the parents of Walter Scarle who goes on to marry Jessie Alice Baxter the daughter of Peter Baxter and Sarah Ann Beamish.

1871

Dwelling - High St Cottage, Pakefield
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Robert Baxter Head m 31 Shoe maker Beccles
Ann Maria Baxter Wife m 32 shoe maker's wife Lowestoft
Alice Baxter Daughter   8 Scholar Pakefield
Rachel Baxter Daughter   6 Scholar Pakefield
William Baxter Son   4   Pakefield
George Baxter Son   2   Pakefield

1881

Dwelling - 70 Bevan Street, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Robert Baxter Head m 41 Shoemaker Beccles
Sarah E Baxter Wife m 33   Lowestoft
William H Baxter Son   14   Lowestoft
George Baxter Son   12   Lowestoft
Minnie E. C. Baxter Daughter   6   Lowestoft
Bessie M. M. Baxter Daughter   3   Lowestoft
Robert C. T. Baxter Son   1   Lowestoft

1900

Dwelling - American Fork City Ward 1-3, Utah
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Robert Baxter Head m Oct 1839 (60) Shoemaker England
Sara E Baxter Wife m Nov 1847 (52)   England
Charles T Baxter Son s Oct 1880 (19) Shoemaker England
Elizabeth M Baxter Son   Jul 1886 (13) At School England

* The family immigrated in 1887 and they were all literate. Robert owned his own home.

Death

Lowestoft St Margaret

Buried Name Comment
29 Apr 1873 Ann Maria Baxter aged 34

American Fork Utah

Buried Name Comment
11 Apr 1904 Robert Baxter
Died 09 April 1904, the son of Ben Baxter and Hannah Goodchild, born 12 Oct 1839, Beccles Suffolk, England, Shoemaker, aged 64 years and 6 months
20 Dec 1904 Sarah Elizabeth Baxter
Died 18 Dec 1904, the daughter of Thomas Henry Folkard and Maria Botson, born 27 November, 1847, Lowestoft, Suffolk, widow, aged 57 and 21 days

Epitaph: American Fork Cemetery

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ROBERT

BAXTER

Oct. 14, 1839 - Apr. 9, 1904

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SARAH ELIZABETH

BAXTER

Nov. 27, 1847 - Dec. 18, 1904

John Baxter (1841 - 1908)

John marries in North Cove before moving to Woodbridge, before settling in London.

Marriage

John married Sarah Ann Brown (1840 - 1913) the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Brown.

Parish Church of North Cove - 24th March 1862
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
John Baxter full age Bachelor Cabinet maker North Cove Benjamin Baxter Marshman
Sarah Ann Brown full age Spinster   North Cove Robert Brown Labourer
In the presence of us: In the presence of James Brown and Emma Cherry

Children

John and Sarah had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1862   Mira Elizabeth   Beccles
1864   Georgiana   Woodbridge
1869 02 May 1869 Florence Daughter of John and Sarah Baxter, 1 Cross Street, Britannia Street, Carpenter St Mary Hoxton
23 Dec 1873 23 Jan 1874 Ernest John Son of John and Sarah Baxter, 1 Cross Street, Britannia Street, Carpenter St Mary Hoxton
1877 06 May 1877 Walter Benjamin Son of John and Sarah Baxter, 36 Britannia Street, Picture Frame Maker St Mary Hoxton
1878 22 Nov 1878 Clara Jane Daughter of John and Sarah Baxter, 36 Britannia Street, Picture Frame Maker St Mary Hoxton

Census

1871

Dwelling - Cross Street, Shoreditch, Middlesex
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
John Baxter Head m 29 Picture frame maker Beccles
Sarah Baxter Wife m 28   Bunson Norfolk
Mayira Baxter Daughter   8   Beccles
Georgiana Baxter Daughter   7   Woodbridge
Florence Baxter Daughter   2   Hoxton, Middlesex

1881

Dwelling - 60 Peerless Buildings London Middlesex
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
John Bexter* Head m 39 Picture frame maker Beccles
Sarah Bexter Wife m 38   Bunson Norfolk
Georgiana Bexter Daughter u 17   Woodbridge
Florence Bexter Daughter   12   Hoxton, Middlesex
Ernest John Bexter Son   7   Hoxton, Middlesex
Walter Bexter Son   4   Hoxton, Middlesex
Clara Bexter Daughter   2   Hoxton, Middlesex

*Bexter as spelt by the census enumerator.

1891

Dwelling - 4 East Lon GG Road, Hackney,
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
John Baxter Head m 49 Picture Frame Maker Suffolk
Sarah Baxter Wife m 45   Norfolk
Ernest Baxter Son s 17 Picture Frame Maker London, City Road
Clara Baxter Daughter   12 Scholar London, City Road

1901

Dwelling - 9 Weston Terrace, Woolwich, London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
John Baxter Head m 59 Picture frame maker Beccles
Sarah Baxter Wife m 56   Buson Norfolk
Clara Baxter Daughter u 22 Telegraph machinist Hoxton Middlesex
Arthur Brown Border   9   Southend, Essex

1911

Dwelling - Folville Cottages, Vange, Essex
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Joseph Lodge Head m 53 Engineer's Fitter St Pancras
Georgina Lodge Wife m 47   Woodbridge
Ernest Lodge Son   10 School Woolwich
Elizabeth Lodge Daughter   9 School Woolwich
Henry Lodge Son   8 School Woolwich
Walter Lodge Son   6 School Woolwich
Sarah Ann Baxter Visitor w 71 Old Age Pension Buson

Death

Woolwich District

Buried Name Comment
1908 John Baxter Aged 66

West Ham District

Buried Name Comment
1913 Sarah A Baxter Aged 73

Ruth Baxter (1843 - 1930)

Children

Ruth had the following:

Born Name Where
12 Aug 1862 Emily Neech Beccles

Marriage

Ruth married William Martin (1839 - 1913) son of James Martin and Ann Fairhead

Parish Church of Beccles - 27 July 1864
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
William Martin full age Bachelor Mariner Beccles James Martin Labourer
Ruth Baxter full age Spinster Dressmaker Beccles Benjamin Baxter Marshman
In the presence of us: Jacob Baxter, Elizabeth Ward and Agnes Freestone

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Beccles and Bungay news 2 August 1864
On the 27th July at Beccles, by the Rev C. H. Shaw, curate, William Martin and Ruth Baxter, both of Beccles

 

James Jacob Baxter (1846 - 1937)

James spent his entire life in Beccles and tends to be known by the name Jacob.

Marriage

Jacob Baxter and Elizabeth Maria Ward

James married Elizabeth Maria Ward (1844 - 1928) the daughter of Benjamin Ward and Elizabeth Turrell the granddaughter of George Turrell and Elizabeth Fisher.

Parish Church of Beccles - 25th December 1865
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
Jacob James Baxter 20 Bachelor Malster Beccles Benjamin Baxter Marshman
Elizabeth Maria Ward 21 Spinster   Beccles Benjamin Ward Publican
In the presence of us: Benjamin Ward and Agnes Ward

Children

James and Elizabeth had the following:

Born Baptized Name Where
1866 07 Jun 1867 George Parish church of Beccles
20 Sep 1868 06 Aug 1871 William Parish church of Beccles
1871 06 Aug 1871 Agnes Parish church of Beccles
1873 30 Nov 1873 Harry Parish church of Beccles
01 Apr 1875   Albert Beccles
1878 04 Dec 1878 Charles Ward Parish church of Beccles
06 Mar 1882   Elizabeth Beccles
28 Jan 1884   Frances Beccles

 

James Jacob and sons
Back row: Believed to be, Charles Ward, Harry and William.
Front Row: George, Jacob and Albert.

Census

1871

Dwelling - Northgate Street, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Jacob Baxter Head m 25 Wood sawyer Beccles
Elizabeth Baxter Wife m 27   Beccles
George Baxter Son u 4 Scholar Beccles
William Baxter Son   2   Beccles
Agnes Baxter Daughter   3 mth   Beccles

1881

Dwelling - Common, Marshman Houses, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Jacob Baxter Head m 35 Marshman and engine driver at sewage works Beccles
Elizabeth Baxter Wife m 37   Beccles
George Baxter Son u 14 Machine minder (printing) Beccles
William Baxter Son   12 Scholar Beccles
Agnes Baxter Daughter   10 Scholar Beccles
Harry Baxter Son   8 Scholar Beccles
Albert Baxter Son   6 Scholar Beccles
Charles Baxter Son   2   Beccles

1891

Dwelling - The Common Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Jacob Baxter Head m 45 Marshman Beccles
Elizabeth Baxter Wife m 47   Beccles
Harry Baxter Son   18 Blacksmith apprentice Beccles
Albert Baxter son   16 Electro typer's apprentice Beccles
Charles Baxter Son   13   Beccles
Elizabeth Baxter Daughter   9   Beccles

James Jacob and Elizabeth Baxter
James Jacob and Elizabeth Baxter

1901

Dwelling - The Cottage, The Common, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Jacob Baxter Head m 55 Marshman Beccles
Elizabeth Baxter Wife m 57   Beccles
Charles W Baxter Son   23 Printer's machine minder Beccles
Elizabeth Ulph Daughter m 19   Beccles
Eugene Ulph Son-In-Law m 21 Printer Sterotyper Beccles
Ethel M Baxter Granddaughter   8   Fakenham, Norfolk
Harry Baxter Grandson   5   Beccles
Eugene Ulph Grandson   4mth   Beccles

1911

Dwelling - The Common, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Jacob Baxter Head m 66 Marshman Beccles
Elizabeth Baxter Wife m 67 Golf House Caretaker Beccles
Ethel Baxter Granddaughter s 18 Work at home Fakenham, Norfolk

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Beccles Local Compendium 1889 Beccles Commercial Marshman Jacob Baxter
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1912 Beccles Commercial Baxter Jacob, Marshman to Beccles Corporation, The Common

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
East Suffolk Gazette 31 August 1875
Council: Advertise for Marshman, after the death of Benjamin Baxter: 14s per week, house & garden rent free. Jacob Baxter appointed.
East Suffolk Gazette 6 September 1887
Beccles Town Council: Councilor Hindes enquired who had charge of the Common, Baxter or Denington? As he saw 16 or 18 horses there belonging to a drover who did not live in the town. The Mayor said they both had instructions with regards to strangers. The horses should be impounded.
` 1928
LATE MRS. J. BAXTER
The funeral of Mrs. Jacob Baxter, late of 26, Peddar's Lane, and formerly of Beccles Common, took place on Saturday. Her cottage home on Beccles Common was well known to lovers of sport, who will remember her genial and unassuming disposition. She was in her 85th year, and leaves a husband, five sons, and two daughters, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It will be remembered that Mr. and Mrs. Baxter celebrated their diamond wedding at Christmas, 1925. The interment took place at Beccles Cemetery, the Rev. F. G. Millar officiating. The chief mourners were :- Mr. Jacob Baxter, George and Agnes, and George, Albert, Ethel, Charlie, and Maidie, Eugene and Elizabeth, Charles Ward (brother), and Eugene (grandson). Floral tributes included those from the Beccles Golf Club ("For faithful service") and the Beccles Women's Conservative Association.
  1937
DIED IN 92nd YEAR
Mr. J. Baxter, Former Marshman To Beccles Council
Beccles has lost one of its oldest inhabitants by the death of Mr. Jacob Baxter, who passed away at the residence of his daughter, Mrs Eugene Ulph, 101, Denmark Road, Beccles on Wednesday week.
Mr Baxter, who was in his 92nd year, had been in failing health for the past twelve months, but his faculties remained unimpaired to the last. He will be best remembered by an older generation as marshman to the Beccles Corporation, a post which he succeeded his father who was the first occupier of the cottage in the Island on Beccles Common. In earlier years the common was much more used for sport etc. than now and Mrs and Mrs Baxter became known to a wide circle of friends. Their home was much used by visiting football and hockey teams.
Mrs. Baxter was, prior to the war, caretaker at the Beccles Golf Clubhouse. A very happy married life was brought to a close in 1928 by the death of Mrs Baxter, the couple having been married 63 years. They had five sons and two daughters. Two of the sons, Albert and Charlie, were prominent members of Beccles Caxton Football Club at the time of the club's Suffolk Cup triumphs.
Mr. Baxter retired from his position as marshman in 1924, having served the Corporation faithfully for 48 years. In his early days he took a keen interest in Friendly Society affairs, and it must be something of a record that he was a member of the Ancient Order of Foresters for 82 years, and had been a member of the Ancient Order of Shepherds since 1883. Mr. Baxter was born at Beccles and remained in the borough all his life. He had 27 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren, one of the latter being married.
The funeral took place on Monday, the interment at Beccles Cemetery being proceeded by a service in the Parish Church. The Rev. H. L. Birch (Rector of Beccles) officiated.
The mourners included Mr. and Mrs. W. Baxter, Mr. H. Baxter, Mr. A. Baxter and Mrs. C. Baxter (sons and daughters-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. E. Ulph, Mr and Mrs G. Carr (sons-in-law and daughters), Mr H. Carr (grandson) and Mrs. E. Nursey (grand-daughter). Mr. G. Baxter was unable to be present, as also was Miss E. M. Baxter.
Beautiful floral tributes were from: George, Polly and family; Will and Harriett (Great Yarmouth); Albert and Maud (Ipswich); Agnes, George and family; Elizabeth and Eugene; Charles, Maddie and family; Eugene, Mabel, Kathleen and Gladys; Winnie (Yarmouth); Eva (Ipswich); and Ernest and Francis (Yarmouth); also Ethel Mary, Ethel and little John.
  1937
THE PASSING OF MR. JACOB BAXTER.
A NONAENARIAN WIDLEY KNOWN AND ESTEEMED
The Rev. Birch (Vicar) conducted a brief opening Service at St. Michael's at 2 p.m. and later officiated at the interment at the cemetery. Mr. Baxter had reached the ripe age of the nineties having entered his 92nd year.
The funeral took place at Beccles Cemetery on Monday of Mr. Jacob Baxter, who passed away in his 92nd year, at his daughter's residence, 101, Denmark Road, Beccles, on Wednesday, June 23rd. Mr Baxter was for 48 years marshman to the Beccles Corporation and occupied until 1924 the cottage in the island on Beccles Common. On the death of his wife in 1928, 63 years of happy married life were brought to a close. The family consisted of five sons and two daughters, twenty-seven grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.
At the funeral the mourners were Mr. and Mrs. W. Baxter (GMT. Yarmouth); Mr. H. Baxter; Mr A. Baxter (Ipswich); Mr. and Mrs. C. Baxter (Gravesend); sons and daughter-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. G. Carr and Mr. and Mrs. E. Ulph (sons-in-law and daughters); Mr. H. Carr (grandson) and Mrs. E. Nursey (granddaughter).
Mr. V. Farman carried out all funeral arrangements.
The coffin was surrounded with beautiful floral tributes of love and affection before being lowered into the grave.

Housing

Location Date Comment
1 Sillets Cottages 1875 Baxter, Jacob
Marshman's House 1880 & 1885 Baxter, Jacob. Beccles Town Council House (7 Bldgs) £8 10 s
Marshman's House 1906 Survey, occupant: Baxter, Jacob, Marshman; Owner: Corporation; Dwelling: 4 bedrooms, 3 sittings, 3 occupants.
Common 1914 Baxter, Jacob, Marshman
Common 1922 Baxter, Jacob, Marshman

Death

Wangford District

Buried Name Comment
1928 Elizabeth M Baxter Aged 84

Wainford District

Buried Name Comment
1937 Jacob J Baxter Aged 91

What happened to the children of Robert Baxter and Martha Hickleton of Beccles?

Ann Baxter (1842 - 1906)

Census

1861

Dwelling - By the church, Rollesy, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Ann Baxter Serv u 20 House servant Beccles

Marriage

Ann married twice, her first husband was John Markwell (1840 -1879) the son of John Markwell and Rebecca Goldsmith. Her second husband was James Rowe (1838 - 1902), the son of John Rowe and Sarah Howard, who she married in 1881.

Parish Church of Beccles - 16th October 1866
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
John Markwell full age Widower Basket maker Beccles John Markwell Basket maker
Ann Baxter full age Spinster   Gisleham Robert Baxter Malster
In the presence of us: Robert Baxter, Martha Nacton, E Cook and Martha Markwell

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Beccles and Bungay news 23 October 1866 On the 16th October, at Beccles church, by the rev J. T. Johnston, John Markwell, basket maker, to Ann Baxter, both of Beccles.

George Baxter (1845 - 1893)

Marriage

George married twice, his first wife was, Eliza Brown (1843 - 1884) the daughter of William Brown(e) and Hannah Read. There were no children form his first marriage. George's second wife was Harriet Emma Ward (1847 - 1928) the daughter of James Ward and Rebecca Cotton, who he married in 1885.

Parish Church of Beccles - 25th December 1865
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
George Baxter full age Bachelor Malster Beccles Robert Baxter Malster
Eliza Brown full age Spinster   Beccles William Brown Labourer
In the presence of us: Robert Baxter, Frederick Francis Calver, Ann Baxter and Eliza Brown

Children

George and Harriet had the following:

When Name Where
06 Dec 1887 George James Ward Beccles

Census

1871

Dwelling - Pleasant Place, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Head m 26 Railway Porter Lambeth Surrey
Eliza Baxter Wife m 27   Beccles
Arthur Baxter Brother u 17 Maltster's lab Beccles

1881

Dwelling - Rose Cottages, Caxton Road, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Head m 36 Railway signal man Lambeth Surrey
Eliza Baxter Wife m 37   Beccles
Benjamin Baxter 3rd Cousin   2   Bermondsey Surrey
John W Stone Broader u 20 Railway clerk Carlton Colville

1891

Dwelling - 3 Rose Cottages, Caxton Road, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Head m 45 Gardener Westminster
Harriet E Baxter Wife m 43   Beccles
George J W Baxter Son   3   Beccles

1901

Dwelling - Rose Cottage, Caxton Road, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Harriet Baxter Head w 53 Living on own means Beccles
George J W Baxter Son   13   Beccles

1911

Dwelling -Valley Farm, Sotterley
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Theophilus Hatman Head m 66 Farmer Somerleyton
Lydia Hatman Wife m 66   Gisleham
Emma Baxter   w 63 Companion Beccles
Lily Briggs Servant s 22 General Servant Henstead

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Beccles Local Compendium 1889 Beccles   No 8 Battery (Beccles) 1st Volunteer (Norfolk) Brigade, Eastern Division, Royal Artillery. Includes Corporal G Baxter

Housing

Location Date Comment
Caxton Road 7 July 1885 Planning approved for addition to house in Caxton Road for Mr Baxter.

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Beccles Weekly 11 Sep 1860
14th Rifle volunteers: The undersigned members of the corps suggest they have a rifle range on the Common at the east end of the race course. George Baxter was among the signatories.
Beccles and Bungay news 01 Aug 1865
On the 31st July, at the parish church, Beccles, by the Rev C. H. Shaw, George Baxter, railway guard, to Eliza Brown.
The Ipswich Journal 13 Oct 1874
Petty Sessions – Beccles
Assaulting a railway porter – Stephen Cooper apprentice to Mr W. Moore printer, was summoned by George Baxter, for assaulting him on the 29th of August last.
Inspector Robertson, from Bishopgate Station said the case had been reported to the Superintendent, and the Company ordered the summons to be issued; the delay in issuing the summons was unavoidable.
George Baxter said he was on duty at Beccles station on the 29th August, and soon after 11 o’clock at night a special train came up from Lowestoft, bring Mr. Moore’s men on their return from an annual excursion; from information he received he asked Cooper for his ticket, not having one, he told him he must pay; he said he would do so the following day, and was allowed to go away.  A few minutes after Cooper returned, paid the fare and said he would break his neck and his master’s too.  Defendant then struck him, after which some companions took him away.  Cooper went to plaintiff’s house on the Sunday to apologies.  He told him to go to the Station Master.
In reply to defendant, witness said “You chucked me round and struck me,”
John Gooch, a railway porter gave corroborative evidence, and in reply to defendant said he saw him strike Baxter and chuck him round.
Cooper in defense said he has been to a wazzegoose at Lowestoft, and returned without a ticket, and was allowed to pass on promising to pay the fare.  He denied striking the plaintiff.
Defendant was fined 17s 6d or seven days imprisonment.  Fine was paid.
East Suffolk Gazette 15 Sep 1885 To BE LET: A house & shop in Blythburgh gate now occupied by Mrs Baxter (late Ward). Apply Mrs Ecclestone, Station Road, Beccles
The Ipswich Journal 12 May 1888 Beccles
Election of superintendent of cemetery - .. The voting was by ballot and resulted in the election of George Baxter signalman, who obtained five votes, Mr Robert Aldous groom and gardener, had four votes.  Mr Baxter accepted the appointment and agreed to enter upon the duties on the 28th of May next.
The Ipswich Journal 25 Nov 1893 Baxter - 14th November, at Carlton Colville, George, the dearly loved husband of H. E. Baxter, late of Beccles, aged 48 years.
East Suffolk Gazette 5 Nov 1918 Sale by Durrants for Mrs H. E. Baxter:
15, Caxton Road. Rent £10 [Mr Hindes £130]
17, Caxton Road. Rent £10 [Mr Hindes £130]
19 Caxton Road, Rose Cottages, with large garden, two tomato & cumber forcing and cold house in the occupation of Mr George Fiske annual rent £20 [Mr Fiske £350]
96 Denmark Road, Rent £13 [J C Read £160]
98 Denmark Road, Rent £13 [J C Read £160]

Will Information

1893
Effects £680 6s 6d
Baxter George of Carlton Colville Suffolk Grocer and Draper died 14 November 1893 Probate Ipswich 6 December to Harriet Emma Baxter widow.

1928
Effects £788 16s 1d
Baxter Harriet Emma of 6 London Road Beccles Suffolk widow died 27 July 1928 at Puddingmoor Beccles Probate London 21 September to William John Foulger Boar Compositor.

Death

When and where died - 14th November 1893 Carlton Colville
Name and surname Sex Age Occupation Cause of Death Signature, description and residence of informant
George Baxter male 48 years Grocer and Draper (master) Pernicious anaemia Robert John Moye present at death, 10 Grovenor Road Kirkley

Beccles cemetery

Buried Name Comment
31 Jan 1884 Eliza Baxter Wife of George, aged 39
20 Nov 1893 George Baxter Grocer and draper of Carlton Colville, aged 48

Wangford District

Buried Name Comment
1928 Harriett E Baxter Aged 78

Epitaph: Beccles Cemetery

View gravestone

In

Loving Memory of

GEORGE BAXTER

Born January 16 1848

Died November 14 1893

So He give th his beloved sleep

Also of HARRIET EMMA

Born Nov 22 1847

Died July 27 1927

At Rest

William Baxter (1847 – 1867)

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Beccles Weekly 08 Nov 1863 Apprentice absconded. William Baxter apprentice to David Soanes, shoemaker absconded from service. Imprisoned for 14 days in Ipswich goal for 14 days with hard labourer.

Death

Thornham Parva St Mary

Buried Name Comment
18 Aug 1867 William Baxter Of Thornham Parva, aged 20

Robert Baxter (1849 - 1851)

Death

Beccles St Michael

Buried Name Comment
22 Apr 1851 Robert Baxter aged 2

Martha Gladys Baxter (1850 - 1939)

Census

1871

Dwelling - London Road North, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Chaler Head m 49 Solicitor Havenhill
Sarah Ellis Chaler Wife m 52   Massington, Cambridge
Martha Baxter Servant u 20 Cook Beccles
Lucy Simmons Servant   15 House maid Henstead

1881

Dwelling - Mana House, Alverston, Warwickshire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Martha Baxter Serv u 31 Trained nurse (SM) Beccles

Marriage

Martha married Alfred Fisher (1850 - 1924), the son of James and Mary Fisher in 1885.

Mary Ann (Ellen Matilda) Baxter (1851 - 1924)

It would appear that both Martha and Mary Ann attended The House of Mercy, Ditchingham, Norfolk where they received training as domestic servants. Both Martha and Mary Ann were baptized as adults and they were able to choose additional middle names not registered on their birth certificates. Martha choose Gladys, whereas Mary Ann seems to have decided to change her name completely to Ellen Matilda. This has made tracing Mary Ann very difficult, I found her in the 1871 census under the name Ellen Baxter. She is not the Ellen Matilda Baxter that married Jonas Chambers in the Hoxne district, this Ellen was born in 1855 Tannington, the daughter of John Baxter and Eliza Stoggins.

Census

1871

Dwelling - Fox's Home, Heigham, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Ellen Baxter - u 19 Training for service Beccles

*The matron was called Matilda Thomas and she was from Bawdsey in Suffolk. She may have been Matilda Beeton nurse at the Strand Union Workhouse and Rothehithe Workhouse Infirmary, whose allegations in 1866 were reported in the House of Commons, the debate led to the passing of the Metropolitan Poor Act, 1867.

I have found a possible marriage for Mary Ann/Ellen Matilda which is highly speculative. On the 31st May 1874 at St Nicholas parish church Liverpool, Ellen Clark (1851 - 1924) of full age, spinster of Frederick Street, daughter of Robert Clark, malster married Lawrence McElligott (c.1831 - 1902), of full age, bachelor, mariner, of Frederick Street, son of Patrick McElligott, soldier, in the presence of Thomas & Ann McDonough.
Mary Ellen as she was called in the 1881,1891 and 1901 censuses claims to have been born in Beccles, Suffolk, but in 1911 she appears as Ellen Mc Elligott servant 59 yrs, widow, domestic of Limerick Ireland, Limerick was where her husband Lawrence was born and I believe this was an error on the part of the head of the household. I can find no evidence of Mary Ellen/Ellen Mary Clark/e birth been registered, baptism or census record or a Robert Clark/e who was a malster in Suffolk. There is also no sign of Mary Ellen/Ellen Mary with a father Robert living in Liverpool prior to 1874. Whereas Mary Ann/ Ellen Matilda Baxter's father was called Robert and was a Malster. This would suggest that there was something wrong with the information provided by Mary Ellen.
Mary had a daughter Mary Agnes McElligott/Elligott/Elliott in 1874, she married Michael Joseph Tubby in 1896.

Arthur Robert Baxter (1852 - 1911)

Arthur moved away from Beccles to settle in Gateshead Durham.

Marriage

Arthur married Phillis Birkett (1851 - 1915), the daughter of Robert Birkett and Margaret Appleby in 1874.

Children

Arthur and Phillis had the following:

Born Name Where
1876 Margaret Biggs Main
1878 Robert Gateshead
1884 Arthur Gateshead

Census

1871

Dwelling - Pleasant Place, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Head m 26 Railway Porter Lambeth Surrey
Eliza Baxter Wife m 27   Beccles
Arthur Baxter Brother u 17 Maltster's lab Beccles

1881

Dwelling - 36 Ellison Villas, Gateshead, Durham
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Arthur Baxter Head m 28 Brewer's labourer Beccles
Phillis Baxter Wife m 30   Headgate Durham
Margaret Baxter Daughter   5   Biggs Main Northumberland
Robert Baxter Son   3   Gateshead Durham

1891

Dwelling - 42 Lichfield Street, Gateshead, Durham
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Phillis Baxter Head m 39   Leadgate Durham
Robert Baxter Son   13 Scholar Gateshead Durham
Arthur Baxter Son   6 Scholar Gateshead Durham
Robert Baxter Boarder s 30 Steamers fireman Beccles

In 1890 and 1891 Arthur was aboard the Nevada working as a trimmer (type of stoker)
1901

Dwelling - 22 Third Street, Gateshead Durham
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Arthur Baxter Head m 48 Engineman stationary Beccles
Phillis Baxter Wife m 49   Headgate Durham
Arthur Baxter Son   17 Locomotive engine cleaner Gateshead Durham

1911

Dwelling - 22 Third Street, Gateshead Durham
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Arthur Baxter Head m 58 Labourer in Brewery Beccles
Phyllis Baxter Wife m 59   Headgate Durham
Robert Baxter Brother S 50 Foreman in Steel Works Beccles

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
East Suffolk Gazette 30 June 1868
Theft: William Delf, the younger charged with stealing strawberries from the garden of Mr Aaron Mobbs. At 6.30 pm Arthur Baxter saw three boys in the garden putting fruit in their hats - one of the others was Stephen Oxborogh. I ran after them up the new road by Mr Bland's house [Frederick's Road] & picked up some strawberries. [Mr Baxter's evidence "The day the boys were in the garden was the day before the Races in the meadow near the Black Boy - on Wednesday"] Given three months hard labour.

Death

Gateshead District

Buried Name Comment
1911 Arthur R Baxter Aged 58

Chester-Le-Street District

Buried Name Comment
1915 Phyllis Baxter Aged 63

Sarah Hickleton Baxter (1854 - 1911)

Marriage

Sarah married John Grant (1847 -1918), the son of John Grant and Sarah Enstone, of Shabbington Buckinghamshire, a Police constable in 1876.

Census

1871

Dwelling - Sheepgate Street, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Woolnough Head m 58 Retired cabinet maker Beccles
Ann Woolnough Wife m 56   Beccles
Sarah Baxter Servant u 18 General servant Beccles

Emma Baxter (1855 – 1922)

Children

Emma had the following:

When Name Comment Where
15 Jul 1880 Frederick Healen/ Frederick Haling Emma Baxter Domestic Servant 30 Little Guilford Street, St George Bloomsbury, London

Census

1871

Dwelling - North Gate Road, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Emma Baxter Serv u 15 Serv Domestic Beccles

1881

Dwelling - Westcroft England's Lane, Hampstead, London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Emma Baxter Servant u 26 Domes Serv Linstead Magna*

* Believe this to be an error. There is no Emma Baxter born c. 1855 in Linstead Magna, its possible Emma lied as she had just given birth to an illegitimate child.

Marriage

Emma married Nicholas Bole Turner (1864 - 1946) son of Edward Carnell Turner and Elizabeth Bole, in 1884, Battersea.

What happened to the child of Emma Baxter?

Frederick Healen/ Haling Baxter (1880 - 1969)

Education

"
Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
Jul 1880 13 Feb 1888 Beccles Board Council Boys School Nicholas with Mrs Fisher* Alexandra Road    

*Nicholas would be Nicholas Bole Turner, his stepfather. Mrs Fisher would be Martha Fisher (Hickleton/Baxter) his grandmother.

Marriage

Frederick married Ellen Aldwinckle (1886 - 1867) in 1915. I can find no birth registered for an Ellen Aldwinckle, so she may be the Nelly/Nellie Aldwinckle the daughter of Margaret Aldwinckle. Ellen's first marriage was to Herbert Northfield (1884 - 1914) with whom she had a daughter Doris (1910).

Children

Frederick and Ellen had the following:

When Name Where
11 Sep 1915 Arthur James Peterborough

Census

1881 - I was unable to find Frederick in this census. There is no way he could be living with his mother, her employer would not have accepted an illegitimate child in their household. Frederick was more likely to be in Beccles living with his grandmother and his unmarried aunt. I suspect his presents was withheld from the enumerator to protect the unmarried aunt's reputation. In 1891 he was recorded living with his grandmother.

1901

Dwelling - 169 Clapham Road, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Frederick Baxter Boarder u 19 Steam Engine Maker Battersea, London

1911

Dwelling - 4 Cornstall Buildings, Stamford St George, Lincolnshire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Harriet Ireland Head wid 66 Boarding House Keeper Uffington, Lincolnshire
James Francis Boarder S 30 Engine Fitter Ipswich
Edward Andrews Boarder s 29 General Labourer Barhack, Northants
Frederick Baxter Boarder s 26 Engine Fitter Battersea, London
George Southwell Boarder s 25 Engine Fitter Peterboro, Northants

Death

Grimsby

Died Name Comment
1967 Ellen Baxter Aged 81

 

When and where died - 01 Jun 1969 , Springfield Hospital Grimsby
Name and surname Sex DOB Occupation Cause of death Signature & description of informant
Frederick Haling Baxter male 15 Jul 1880 Fitter Graving Dock (Retired) Congestic Cardiac Failure
Cor Pulmonale
Chronic Bronchitis & Emphysema
Doris Burns Stepdaughter

Lucy Baxter (1857 - 1935)

Marriage

Lucy married James Mummery (1844 - 1896) the son of Peter Watts Mummery and Mary Ann Keys on the 30th December 1879, Lowestoft.

James Baxter (1858 - 1935)

Marriage

James married Honor/Annie Bond/Farman (1860 - 1910). Honor was the daughter of Mary Ann Bond and possibly a Mr Farman, and the adopted daughter of James Hall and Bridget Schofield. Honor was born on the 9 March 1860, baptized 03 Apr 1860 the daughter of Mary Ann Bond at the parish church of St Nicholas's Great Yarmouth. The 1861 census shows Honor Bond age 1 visiting Bridget and her daughter Elizabeth Hall at Row 51 no. 7, Yarmouth. By 1871 Elizabeth Hall has married Charles Challis Bracey and Elizabeth's adopted sister Honor aged 11, surname now Farman, were living at Row 51 no. 1 Yarmouth. The Farman surname could be an indication of Honor/Annie's father's surname. In 1881 Charles and Elizabeth Bracey are still living at Row 51 no.1 and Annie Baxter the married sister of Elizabeth was living with them. I'm not sure why Honor changed her name to Annie.

Parish Church of St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth - 30 th May 1880
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
James Baxter 21 Bachelor Fireman Row 51 Robert Baxter Labourer
Honor Farman 20 Spinster   Row 51    
In the presence of us: Speakman Bonner* and Martha Knights


*Speakman Bonner was an Able Seaman on the Navy vessel Cherub, the same ship James was on in 1881

James second wife was Hannah Hall (1858 -1936) the daughter of Edward Cook(e) and Hannah Maria Lewis, who he married in 1911

Children

James and Annie adopted:

Born Name Where
19 Aug 1887 Lillian (Lily) Lucy Mummery 67 Leydon Street, Kirkdale

Lilian Lucy Mummery was the daughter of James's sister, Lucy Baxter.

Navy

James Baxter
Born at Eccles in the
County of Suffolk 4th day of Feb 1856
Joined: 03 May 1878 Occupation:None
Height: 5 feet 5 Hair: Black
Complexion: Dark Eyes: Hazel
Marks: None
Served on: Pembroke 03 May 1878 - 29 Jun 1881
Served on: Nelson 30 Jun 1881 - 14 Jan 1885
As: Stoker

As: Stoker
Discharged: Jan 1885

Census

1881

Dwelling - Vessel: H.M.S. Cherub, Harwich, Essex
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
James Baxter Other m 26 Stoker Beccles

1881

Dwelling - Row 51 No.1 Great Yarmouth
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Charles Bracey Head m 37 Mariner Trinity Lightman Yarmouth
Elizabeth Bracey Wife m 35   Liverpool
Charles Bracey Son s 15 Errand Boy Yarmouth
Arthur Bracey Son   14 Errand Boy Yarmouth
Laura Bracey Daughter   8 Scholar Yarmouth
Gertrude Bracey Daughter   5 Scholar Yarmouth
Ethel Bracey Daughter   2   Yarmouth
Annie Baxter Sister to wife m 21 Assists Wife Yarmouth

1901

Dwelling - Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
James Baxter Head m 42 Boiler fitter Beccles
Agnes* Baxter Wife m 40   Yarmouth, Norfolk
Lily Baxter Daughter   13   Liverpool, Lancashire

*Error should be Annie

1911

Dwelling - 74 Ingate Road, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
James Baxter Head w 53 Engineer's Labourer Beccles
Hannah Hall Serv w 53 Housekeeper Beccles

Death

Wangford District

Died Name Comment
1910 Annie Baxter Aged 50

Yarmouth District

Died Name Comment
1935 James Baxter Aged 77
1936 Hannah Baxter Aged 78

Epitaph: Beccles Cemetery

View gravestone

In

Loving Memory of

ANNIE

Beloved wife of

JAMES BAXTER

Who died October 28 th 1910

Aged 50 Years

Come unto me ye weary, and I will give you rest

Robert Baxter (1860 - 1918)

Education

"
Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
  Jan 1870 Sir John Lemon School, Beccles     30 Jul 1873 To assist his father

Census

1881

Vessel - HMS Pembroke - Chatham Kent
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Robert Baxter other u 21 Stoker 2nd class Beccles

1891

Dwelling - 42 Lichfield Street, Gateshead, Durham
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Phillis Baxter Head m 39   Leadgate Durham
Robert Baxter Son   13 Scholar Gateshead Durham
Arthur Baxter Son   6 Scholar Gateshead Durham
Robert Baxter Boarder s 30 Steamers fireman Beccles

1911

Dwelling - 22 Third Street, Gateshead Durham
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Arthur Baxter Head m 58 Labourer in Brewery Beccles
Phyllis Baxter Wife m 59   Headgate Durham
Robert Baxter Brother S 50 Foreman in Steel Works Beccles

Death

Gateshead District

Died Name Comment
1918 Robert Baxter Aged 54

(Elizabeth) Jane Baxter (1863 - 1888)

Education

"
Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
10yrs 6mths Sep 1873 Peddlar's Lane Girls School Beccles Martha & Robert (Malster) Pleasant Pl, London Road 19 Oct 1874  

Marriage

Elizabeth married James George Ward (1861 - 1888), the son of James Ward and Eliza Waters, in 1881

What happened to the children of George Baxter and Mary Calver of Beccles?

Benjamin Baxter (1847 - 1901)

Benjamin moved to London where he raised his family.

Marriage

Benjamin married twice his first wife was Ann Offord Howard (1845 - 1879) the daughter of Henry Howard and Amelia Tilvard Offord.

Parish Church of St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth- 9 th March 1873
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
Benjamin Baxter 25 Bachelor Tanner Gorleston George Baxter Carpenter
Ann Offord Howard 26 Spinster   Gorleston Henry Howard Sailor
In the presence of us: Henry Howard and Anna Offord Dore

His second wife was Mary Ann Collard Graves (1848 - ?), daughter of William Collard Graves and Susan Welsford, who he married in 1881.

Children

Benjamin and Ann had the following:

Born Name Where
1874 George Thomas Beccles
1878 Benjamin Bermondsey

Benjamin and Mary had the following:

Born Name Where
1882 Henry Bermondsey
22 Aug 1883 Amy Bermondsey
1887 Lily G Bermondsey
1889 Frank New Cross

Census

1871

Dwelling - Northgate Street, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Mary A Wood Head u 45 Wool worker Beccles
Emma Wood Sister u 31 Wool worker Beccles
Benjamin Baxter Boarder u 24 Tanner Beccles
David Crawford Boarder u 21 Maltster's labourer Kirby Cane, Norfolk
David Legget Boarder u 20 Maltster's Carter Kirby Cane, Norfolk

1881

Dwelling - 22 Clement's Road, Bermondsey, Surrey
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Benjamin Baxter Head w 33 Leather finisher Beccles

Son George Thomas was living with William H and Amelia Offord Blackmore (Uncle and Aunt) Deptford St Paul's, Kent.
Son Benjamin was living with George Baxter and his wife Eliza Brown in Beccles.

1891

Dwelling - 54 Milton Court, St Paul's Deptford London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Benjamin Baxter Head m 43 Gas fitter Beccles
Mary A Baxter Wife m 43   Exeter, Devon
George T Baxter Son   16 Electrician Beccles
Benjamin Baxter Son   12   Beccles
Harry Baxter Son   9   Bermondsey, Surrey
Amy Baxter Daughter   8   Bermondsey, Surrey
Frank Baxter Son   1   Bermondsey, Surrey

1901

Dwelling - 88 Milton Court Road, St Paul's Deptford , London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Benjamin Baxter Head m 53 Gas fitter Beccles
Mary A Baxter Wife m 53   Exeter, Devon
Harry Baxter Son u 19 Sea merchant's Clerk Bermondsey, Surrey
Lily G Baxter Daughter   14   Bermondsey, Surrey
Frank Baxter Son   12   New Cross, London

Death

Bermondsey

Buried Name Comment
1879 Ann Offord Baxter Aged 33

Lambeth

Buried Name Comment
1901 Benjamin Baxter Aged 53

Hannah Baxter (1850 - 1850)

Death

When and where died - 14th November 1850 Rookes Lane Beccles
Name and surname Sex Age Occupation Cause of Death Signature, description and residence of informant
Hannah Baxter Female 8 weeks Daughter of George Baxter agricultural labourer Pneumonia X the mark of Mary Baxter, present at the death, Rookes Lane Beccles

Beccles Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
18 Nov 1850 Hannah Baxter Daughter of George and Mary aged 2 months

What happened to the child of Ruth Baxter of Beccles?

Emily Neech Baxter (1862 – 1889)

Census

1871

Dwelling - Northgate Street, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Martin Head m 31 Railway labourer Stockton, Norfolk
Ruth Martin Wife m 28   Beccles
Emily Martin* Daughter   8   Beccles
Lucy Martin Daughter   5   Beccles
Happy Martin Daughter   4   Beccles

* Emily recorded with the Martin surname

1881

Dwelling - Marsh Gate, Richmond, Surrey
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Sarah Taylor Head u 70 Income from investments London, Middlesex
Agnes Baxter serv u 17 Cook Dom Halesworthy
Emily Martin* ser u 18 Housemaid Beccles

*Emily recorded with the Martin surname and working with her first cousin Agnes Baxter.

Marriage

Emily married Walter Edward Sewell (1864 - ?) the son of Aaron Larter Sewell and his first wife Mary Ann Knight in 1884.

What happened to the children of James Jacob Baxter and Elizabeth Maria Ward of Beccles?

George Baxter (1866 - ?)

George Baxter

Marriage

George married Mary Ann Simmonds (1865 - ?), daughter of Emma Simmonds and Step daughter of Benjamin Ward.

Parish Church of Beccles - 22nd September, 1888
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
George Baxter 22 Bachelor Printer Beccles Jacob Baxter Marshman
Mary Ann Simmonds 21 Spinster   Beccles Harry Simmonds Horse driver
In the presence of us: Henry Richard Spall and Florence Gertrude Simmonds

Children

George and Mary Ann had the following:

When Baptism Name Comment Where
1889   Frances Elizabeth M   Beccles
1890   Mildred Agnes   Beccles
1891/2   Kathleen Lucy*   Beccles
06 Mar 1893 17 Sep 1894 Ethel Mary Daughter of George & Mary Ann Baxter, Fakenham, Printer Parish Church of Fakenham, Norfolk
11 May 1894 11 Aug 1895 Olive Daughter of George & Mary Ann Baxter, Fakenham, Printer Parish Church of Fakenham, Norfolk
1896   George   Fakenham, Norfolk
1897   Albert   Norwood Surrey
1899   Charles Frederick   Sydenham, Kent
30 Jan 1900   Eugene Harold   Sydenham, Kent
1902   Margaret Polly   Sydenham, Kent
22 Nov 1904   Gertrude Lily   Sydenham, Kent
14 Mar 1907   Gladys Violet   Sydenham, Kent

* Kathleen Lucy the daughter of George and Mary Ann Baxter was recorded buried at Beccles Cemetery on the 29 Feb 1892 aged 7 weeks.

George Baxter and family
Back row includes : Frances, Mildred, Ethel and Olive.
Middle Row: George, Mary Ann, George, Charles and Albert
Sitting on knee: Gladys
Front Row: Margaret, Gertrude and Eugene.

Census

1891

Dwelling - Denmark Road, Beccles,
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Head m 24 Printer's machine minder Beccles
Mary A Baxter Wife m 23   Henstead
Frances E M Baxter Daughter   2   Beccles
Mildred A Baxter Daughter   0   Beccles

1901

Dwelling - 38 Mount Ash Road, Sydenham, Kent
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Head m 34 Printer's machine minder Beccles
Mary A Baxter Wife m 33   Henstead
Florence E M Baxter Daughter   12   Beccles
Mildred A Baxter Daughter   10   Beccles
Olive Baxter Daughter   6   Fakenham, Norfolk
George Baxter Son   5   Fakenham, Norfolk
Albert Baxter Son   4   Norwood Surrey
Charles Baxter Son   2   Sydenham, Kent
Eugene Baxter Son   1   Sydenham, Kent

*Ethel M Baxter is recorded as living with her grandparents on census night.

1911

Dwelling -20 Rowland Grove, Sydenham, Kent
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Head m 44 Print Machine Manager Beccles
Mary A Baxter Wife m 43   Henstead
George Baxter Son s 15 Photograph Operator Fakenham, Norfolk
Albert Baxter Son   14 News Boy Norwood Surrey
Charles Baxter Son   12 School Sydenham, Kent
Eugene Baxter Son   11 School Sydenham, Kent
Margaret Baxter Daughter   8 School Sydenham, Kent
Gertrude Baxter Daughter   6 School Sydenham, Kent
Gladys Baxter Daughter   4   Sydenham, Kent

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Local Chronology 1892 February 1892
An inquest is held at the Police Court, touching the death of Kathleen Lucy Baxter, infant daughter of George and Mary Ann Baxter who was found dead in bed. The jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes, viz convulsions.

William Baxter (1869 - 1946)

Marriage

William married his first cousin Elizabeth Dennant (1869 - 1909) the daughter of Charles Dennant and Hannah Baxter.

Parish Church of Kirkley - 5th February 1890
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
William Baxter 21 Bachelor Draysman Beccles Jacob Baxter Marshman
Elizabeth Dennant 21 Spinster   Kirkley Charles Dennant Shoe maker
In the presence of us: Jacob Baxter and Agnes Baxter

William's second marriage was to Louisa Harriet Goodings (1860 - 1948) 1910, Great Yarmouth. Louisa had been married three times before, Henry Greenwood (d. 1880s), James Sherwood (d.1891) and James Temple (d.1907)

Children

William and Elizabeth had the following:

When Name Where
1891 Elizabeth Lowestoft
1893 William Jacob Lowestoft
1895 Albert James Lowestoft
1897 Charles Denis Lowestoft
08 Apr 1903 Winifred Alice Great Yarmouth

Census

1891

Dwelling - 47 Southside Street, Plymouth, Devon
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
John S Hoppins Head m 46 Trinity House Pilot Plymouth, Devon
Mary A E Hoppins Wife m 41 Refreshment housekeeper Plymouth, Devon
Jessie M Hoppins Daughter s 19 Waitress Plymouth, Devon
Gladys M Rawlings Niece   8 Scholar Woolwich, London
William Baxter Boarder s 22 Engine fitter Beccles, Suffolk

1901

Dwelling - South Gates Row, Nelson, Yarmouth, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 32 Southern Steam engine fitter Beccles
Eliza Baxter Wife m 31   Pakefield
Albert James Baxter Son   5   Lowestoft
Eliza* Baxter Mother m 57   Beccles

* Eliza(beth) is also recorded in Beccles on census night.

1911

Dwelling - 1 Trinity Square, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 42 Marine Engineer (repairer) Beccles
Harriet Baxter Wife m 50   Yarmouth
Ernest James Temple Step Son   12   Yarmouth
Winnifred Alice Baxter Daughter   7   Yarmouth

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
T Huke's Lowestoft Directory 1896 Lowestoft Private / Commercial 127 Raglan Road Westside - Baxter W labourer

Death

Yarmouth District

Died Name Comment
1909 Elizabeth Baxter Aged 41

Acle District

Died Name Comment
1946 William Baxter Aged 78
1948 Harriet L Baxter Aged 88

Agnes Baxter (1871 - 1945)

Agnes Baxter
George Carr

Marriage

Agnes married George Carr (1867 - 1941) son of William Carr and Eleanor Girling.

Parish Church of Beccles - 16th October 1895
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
George Carr 27 Bachelor Soldier Windsor William Carr (deceased) Labourer
Agnes Baxter 24 Spinster   Beccles Jacob Baxter Marshman
In the presence of us: Jacob Baxter and Ellen Carr

Harry Baxter (1873 - 1962)

Eleanor Spalding
Harry Baxter

Marriage

Harry married Eleanor Spalding (1878 - 1962) the daughter of Charles Spalding and Emma Smith in 1895

Children

Harry and Eleanor had the following:

Born Baptized Name Where
20 Oct 1895 15 Nov 1895 Harry Charles J Beccles
01 Sep 1898   Alice Maud Beccles
26 Aug 1901   Gordon Edward Beccles
29 Aug 1904   William Albert Beccles
11 May 1908   Lilian May Beccles

Census

1901

Dwelling - Denmark Road, 8 Ancient Terrace, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Harry Baxter Head m 29 Boiler maker Beccles
Eleanor Baxter Wife m 23   Beccles
Alice M Baxter Daughter   2   Beccles

1911

Dwelling - 108 Denmark Road, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Harry Baxter Head m 39 Boiler Maker Beccles
Ellen Baxter Wife m 35   Beccles
Harry Baxter Son   15 Printer's Machine Minder Beccles
Alice Baxter Daughter   12 School Beccles
Gordon Baxter Son   9   Beccles
William Baxter Son   6   Beccles
Lily Baxter Daughter   2   {blank}

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
  1962
Death at 89 of Mr. Harry Baxter
The death occurred on Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital, Bury St. Edmund's, of Mr. Harry Baxter, who lived at Beccles for many years, then retired to Brome and later to Bury. He was 89.
As a young man Mr. Baxter was a keen rugby player, representing Beccles and Suffolk. He was employed as a boilermaker at the Beccles Ingate Iron Works of Elliott & Garrood Ltd. for about 30 years.
The father of Mr. Baxter was a well-known marshman.
Mr. Baxter lived at Denmark Road, and Rook's Lane for a time until he and his wife set up a boarding-house at Saltgate.
Mrs. Baxter, who is now in hospital at Bury, became one of the first women magistrates to serve on the Beccles Bench. She was also on the Board of Management of Beccles Co-operative Society for a long time.

Death

Bury St Edmund's District

Died Name Comment
1962 Harry Baxter Aged 89
1962 Eleanor Baxter Aged 84

Albert Baxter (1875 - 1961)

Albert Baxter

Marriage

Albert married Alice Maud Cornish (1878 - 1963 ) the daughter of Charles (John) Cornish and Alice Rosetta Farman.

Parish Church of Beccles - 30th August 1899
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
Albert Baxter 24 Bachelor Printer Beccles Jacob Baxter Marshman
Alice Maud Cornish 21 Spinster   Beccles John Cornish (deceased) Printer
In the presence of us: Elizabeth Baxter and Charles John Cornish

Census

1901

Dwelling - 118 Beaconsfield Road, Norwich, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Albert Baxter Head m 25 Electro sterotype Beccles
Alice M Baxter Wife m 23   Beccles

1911

Dwelling - 749, Cemetery Road, Ipswich
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Leo Wm Harris Head m 33 Builder Ipswich
Hylda Harris Daughter   2   Ipswich
Arthur Harris Brother s 32 Manager Ipswich
Albert Baxter Visitor m 36 Sterotyper Beccles
Hylda Allen Servant s 15 Domestic Ipswich

1911

Dwelling - Park Farm, Charsfield, Wickham Market
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Robert Walkins Head w 66 Farmer Claydon
Annie Brooker Housekeeper s 35 Housekeeper Rotherfield
Daisy Peck Servant s 21 Servant Monewden
Walter Stannard Servant s 22 Farm Labourer Stonham Aspal
Maud Baxter Visitor m 31   Beccles
Grace Harris Daughter m 35   Ipswich
Horace Harris Grandson   6   Ipswich

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
  05 Sep 1899
Albert Baxter
ALBERT BAXTER
The portrait in this column will be easily recognized. A thorough sportsman, Albert Baxter was not only a skilful footballer, but a reliable batsman and bowler. He captained the senior football team two seasons ago, and shared the honours in winning the county cup three times, and the North Suffolk League cup once. Beccles is proud of him, but he has just married a wife and says "I cannot come" to his friends who would fain see him at his old place as full back to Beccles Caxton. He has promised, however, to help, if the occasion offers, to win the Suffolk Cup once more.
  1961
FUNERAL OF FORMER BECCLES SPORTSMAN
Mr. Albert Baxter, of 82, St. John's Road, Ipswich, the former Beccles sportsman, was cremated at Ipswich yesterday.
Mr. Baxter was prominent in the East Anglian sporting world towards the end of the last and the beginning of this century. He was the holder of six Suffolk senior football cup medals.
Born at Beccles in 1875, Mr Baxter was apprenticed to Messrs. William Clowes & Sons Ltd. in their sterotyping department. He was left-back for several seasons in the Beccles Caxton football team and during the period he was with them, the team figured in four county cup finials. He also played in a number of county matches.
Mr. Baxter often headed the batting averages for the Caxton Cricket Club and in 1895 faced the bowling of the famous Gilbert Jessop.
On leaving Beccles in 1900, Mr. Baxter went to Norwich and played football for the C. E. Y. M. S. before moving to Ipswich a year later. At Ipswich he was employed by Messrs. W. S. Cowell Ltd., lithographers, printers and stationers.
He joined Ipswich Town F. C. and played in three senior cup finals, being on the winning side on each occasion.
Mr. Baxter married before leaving Beccles and is survived by his widow.
Immediate mourners were Mr. and Mrs. S. Hunter, Mrs. E. R. Bolton, Mrs. E. Porter and Mrs. E. Nursey. The widow was unable to attend.

Will Information

1963
Effects £1632 5s 10d
Baxter Alice Maud of 82 St Johns Road Ipswich widow died 26 May 1963 Probate Ipswich 3 September to Horace Watkins Harris Motor engineer and Hylda Grace Western (wife of George Western).

Death

Ipswich District

Died Name Comment
1961 Albert Baxter Aged 86
1963 Alice M Baxter Aged 83

Charles Ward Baxter (1878 - 1961)

Marriage

Charles married Mary Ann Oxborough (1881 - 1957) the daughter of Georgiana Thurston in 1904, Reading. Mary was the step-daughter of Jeremiah Woolston and granddaughter of George Oxborough and Mary Thurston.

Children

Charles and Mary had the following:

Born Name Where
08 Jul 1906 Elizabeth Maud Reading
09 Aug 1912 Harold Jacob Gravesend

Census

1911

Dwelling - 3 Campbell Road, Gravesend, Kent
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Charles Ward Baxter Head m 32 Printing Machine Minder Beccles
Mary Ann Baxter Wife m 30   Beccles
Elizabeth Maud Baxter Daughter   4   Reading

Military Details

Rank Regiment Unit Service Number
Private Durham Light Infantry 11th 76897
Sapper Royal Engineers 2nd Bridging Battalion 540807

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
  1954
Charles Ward Baxter and Mary Ann Ox
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Baxter's golden day
One of the best known figures in local sport on Friday celebrated his golden wedding. He is Mr. Charles Baxter, who, with his charming wife, lives at 7, Campbell-road Gravesend.
They were married at Reading in 1904.
Mr. Baxter served his apprenticeship in the machine department at the Beccles Caxton Press of Wm. Cowes and Sons, Ltd. Seeking more experience, he went to Reading and then came to Gravesend in 1909. Here he became a valued member of staff of the Harmsworth Press, later the Amalgamated Press. Mr. Baxter served on the Firm's athletic club for nearly 30 years, some of them as Chairman. During the first World War he served in France with the Royal Engineers and was gassed during a heavy German attack.
A serious illness involving spells in hospital have marred his retirement, which began in 1949, but a cheerful optimism has enabled Mr. Baxter to enjoy life with his family and friends. His wife has reasonably good health. In addition to a son and daughter, they have three grandchildren.

Will Information

1957
Effects £199 2s 3d
Baxter Mary Ann of 7 Campbell-road Gravesend Kent (wife of Charles Ward Baxter) died 26 August 1957 Administration London 20 September to Elizabeth Maud Ashford married woman.

1962
Effects £376 9s
Baxter Charles Ward of 44 Coulton Avenue Northfleet Kent died 21 December 1961 at St James Hospital Gravesend Kent Administration (with will) London 5 February to Elizabeth Maud Ashford married woman.

Death

Dartford District

Died Name Comment
1957 Mary A Baxter Aged 76
1961 Charles W Baxter Aged 83

Elizabeth Baxter (1882 - 1956)

Elizabeth Baxter
Eugene Edward Ulph

Marriage

Elizabeth married Eugene Edward Ulph (1880 - 1938) the son of Francis and Emma Ulph.

Parish Church of Beccles - 1st September 1900
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
Eugene Edward Ulph 20 Bachelor Electro typer Beccles Francis William Ulph Electro typer
Elizabeth Baxter 18 Spinster   Beccles Jacob Baxter Marshman
In the presence of us: Jacob J Baxter and Blanch E Ulph

France Baxter (1884 - 1887)

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 18 Jan 1887
Beccles
Death From Convulsion – An inquest was held on Monday afternoon at the Police Court, before the County Corner, Mr C. W. Chaston, on the body of Frances Baxter, aged 3 years. – Elizabeth Baxter, wife of Jacob Baxter, Marshman said: I live on the Common.  The deceased was a healthy child, and had never required medical attendance.  I am the mother of eight children, seven of whom are alive and well.  Deceased partook of her food and seemed as usual up to 11 p.m. on Thursday, when she became restless and hot, my husband took her into our bed.  On Friday, about noon, I gave her one of the aperient (Sic) fever powders sold by Andrews Bros Chemists, Norwich, after which she became sick.  On Saturday noon I gave her some caster oil.  She only partook of beef tea that day.  I put her to bed at a little past seven p.m.: she then seemed no worse, and I did not consider her seriously ill. A change came over her at six a.m. on Sunday she ground her teeth and rolled her eyes, and she died while I was nursing her about half an hour later.  I should have sent for medical aid had I thought it necessary. – The husband of witness corroborated the fore going evidence. – Wm Taylor McComb said: I am assistant to Messrs Crowfoot, surgeon, Beccles.  I have externally examined the body of deceased and found no marks of violence.  Taking into consideration the evidence I attribute death to inflammation of the lungs and convulsions.  I cannot tell if I could have done any good if I had been called in.  The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.

Death

Beccles Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
21 Jan 1887 France Baxter Daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth aged 3 years

What happened to the child of George Baxter and Harriet Emma Ward of Beccles?

George James Ward Baxter (1888 - 1954)

George and his family emigrated to New Zealand by the 1920s, where daughter, Beryl married Eric Francis Skjellerup (1903 - 1981), the son of Arthur Williamson Skjellerup and Jessie Hughiena Finlayson, in 1926. Beryl lived to be 106.

Education

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Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
06 Dec 1887 24 Sep 1894 Beccles Board Council Boys School Harriet (Widow) Claxon Road    

Marriage

George married Minnie Lavinia Ellen Wager (1886 - 1979) the daughter of Frederick Charles Wager and Elizabeth Elsdon, in 1906.

Children

George and Minnie had the following:

When Baptised Name Occupation Where
10 May 1907 10 May 1907 Beryl Ena Minnie* Grocer and Draper (master) Born North Cove, baptised Barnby

*Beryl died 29 April 2014.

North Cove Post Office
North Cove Post Office taken at the time George was running 'The Store', hence the name 'Baxter' over the doorway.

Census

1911

Dwelling - The Store, North Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Head m 24 Grocer & Draper Beccles
Minnie Baxter Wife m 25   Great Totham
Beryl Baxter Daughter   3   North Cove
Louie Wager Assistant s 22 Grocer & Draper Great Totham

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
East Suffolk Gazette 25 September 1917 War Dead: On Sunday afternoon a muffled peal was rung for the war dead... The 4th bell was rung by G Baxter.

Will Information

Nelson Court Probate Records

This is the Last Will and Test of me, George James Baxter, of Nelson, in the Provincial District of Nelson, in the Dominion of New Zealand, Tomato Grower.
1. I revoke all former Wills and testamentary dispositions by me made AND DECLARE this to be my last Will.
2. I APPOINT THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE of the said Dominion to be the Executor and Trustee of this my Will.
3. I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH the whole of my estate of whatsoever nature and wheresoever situated (subject to the payment of the just debts funeral and testamentary expenses) to my wife Minnie Lavinia Ellen Baxter should she survive me and should she predecease me to my daughter Beryl Ena Minnie Skjellerup should she survive me.
As Witness my hand this 4th day of July, 1944.
Signed by the said George James Baxter.

Probate was granted on the 15th February, 1955. Effects £6,780.

Death

Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson, New Zealand

Buried Name Comment
30 Dec 1954 George James Ward Baxter Died 28 Dec 1954, aged 67, of Nelson, New Zealand

Taita Lawn Cemetery, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

Buried Name Comment
07 Nov 1979 Minnie Lavinia Ellen Baxter Died 05 Nov 1979, aged 93
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