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Blythburgh

Blythburgh is situated on the river Blyth five miles west of Southwold and five miles east from Halesworth. The church at Blythburgh is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, and is often described as the 'Cathedral of the marshes'.  The parish registers date back to Tudor times.  Blythburgh is a mile from the village of Bulcamp, the site of the workhouse for the Blything area.

Nineteenth Century Baxters

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

What happened to the children of John and Mary Baxter of Blythburgh?

Susanna Caroline Baxter (1816 - 1879)

Children

Susanna had the following:

Baptized Name Where
01 May 1836 Caroline Parish church of Blythburgh
01 Dec 1839 Henry Parish church of Blythburgh

Marriage

Susanna married James Girling (1816 - 1879) the son of William Girling and Jane Woods.

Parish Church of Worlingham - 12th. October 1841
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
James Girling 25 Bachelor Servant Worlingham William Girling Labourer
Susanna Baxter 25 Spinster   Worlingham John Baxter Labourer
In the presence of us: Robert Baxter and Hannah Reynolds

What happened to the children of Susanna Caroline Baxter?

Caroline Baxter (1836 - 1915)

Children

Caroline had the following:

Born Baptized Name Where
1858 17 Jan 1869 Emma Reader Parish church of Beccles

Marriage

Caroline married twice. Her first husband was Amos Kirby (1826 -1877) the son of John Kirby and Charlotte Wright, who she married on the 18th August 1861 Independent Chapel, Beccles. Caroline's second marriage was to George Roe (1839 -1902) the son of Stephen Roe and Susanna Stannard in 1895.

Census

1851

Dwelling - Ingate Street, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Caroline Baxter Serv u 14   Blythburgh

1861

Dwelling - Newgate Street, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Thomas Wyatt Head m 58 Shoe maker Worlingham
Hannah Wyatt Wife m 52   Shadingfield
Caroline Baxter Lodger u 24 Char woman Blythburgh
Emma R Baxter Lodger   2   Bulcamp

1871

Dwelling - Ravensmere, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Amos Kirby Head m 44 Ag lab Shipmeadow
Caroline Kirby Wife m 33 Char woman Blythburgh
Emma Baxter Step daughter   12   Blythburgh
Caroline W Kirby Daughter   9 Scholar Beccles
Charlotte Kirby Daughter   8 Scholar Beccles
Florence Kirby Daughter   3 Scholar Beccles
Ernest E Kirby Son   7 mnths   Beccles

What happened to the child of Caroline Baxter?

Emma Reader Baxter (1858 - 1891)

Marriage

Emma married Stephen Oxborough (1859 - 1906) the son of John Oxborough and Maria Piper.

Parish Church of Beccles - 11th June 1877
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
Stephen Oxborough 19 Bachelor Painter Beccles John Oxborough Painter
Emma Reader Baxter 18 Spinster   Beccles ----- -----
In the presence of us: Henry Shiplee & Phoebe Barber

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 16 Jun 1877 Oxborough - Baxter 11th inst., at Beccles Church, by the Rev F. F. Tracy Rector, Stephen Oxborough to Emma Reader Baxter, both of Beccles.

Henry Baxter (1839 - 1840)

Death

Blythburgh Holy Trinity

Buried Name Comment
18 Oct 1840 Henry Baxter Aged 1

Robert Baxter (1819 - 1896)

Robert spent his married life in Blythburgh.

Marriage

Robert married Maria Sherman (1831 - 1889). Maria’s origins are some what complex, I am certain she was the daughter of Margaret Ellingham (1792 – 1864), who her father was, is not so clear.  Margaret married at least 3 times, her first marriage was to John Rowland/Rowlings (d 1825) who she married in 1811.  Her second husband was William Sherman (d. 1829) who she married in 1825.  Her third husband was Edward Riches (d. 1879) who she married in 1836.  Having searched the parish registers of Rockland St Mary, there is no baptism for a Maria Sherman, however there is the following entry in the register:
Born 7 May baptized 19 June 1831 Maria daughter of William Bernard and Margaret late Ellingham, Rockland labourer. 
I believe Margaret may have lied to the curate and perhaps hoped to marry William Bernard.  By 1851 Margaret and her third husband Edward Riches were living in Halesworth along with their granddaughter Eleanor\Ellen Sherman.  Eleanor Sherman was born 23/25 June 1849/50 and baptized 28th June 1866, parish church of Halesworth the daughter of Maria Sherman.

Parish Church of Blythburgh - 26th November 1850
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
Robert Baxter of age Bachelor Labourer Blythburgh John Baxter Labourer
Maria Sherman minor Spinster   Blythburgh William Sherman {Sailor}
In the presence of us: Samuel Eade and Elizabeth Eade

Children

Robert and Maria had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
28 Nov 1851 21 Dec 1851 William Robert Blythburgh labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh
  06 May 1853 Priscilla Blythburgh labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh
  24 Dec 1854 John Blythburgh labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh
  08 Jun 1856 Thomas Blythburgh labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh
  04 Oct 1857 Thomas William Blythburgh labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh
1859 01 Nov 1863 Margaret Blythburgh labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh
1860 01 Nov 1863 Richard Blythburgh labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh
1862 01 Nov 1863 Alice Esther Blythburgh labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh
1863 01 Nov 1863 Maria Blythburgh labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh
01 Jan 1866 02 Feb 1870 Nelson Henry Blythburgh labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh
14 Sep 1868 02 Feb 1870 Caroline Blythburgh labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh
24 Jan 1871 16 Nov 1871 Laura Augusta Blythburgh labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh
14 Jul 1874 13 Sep 1874 Elizabeth Catherine Blythburgh labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh

Merchant Seamen

255,624
Robert Baxter
Born at Wangford in the
County of Suffolk 13th day of Feb 1820
Age When Ticketed: 25 Can Write:No
Capacity: Fisherman
Height: 5 feet 9 Hair: Brown
Complexion: Light Eyes: Grey
Marks: None
First Went To Sea As: Fisherman In the Year: 1843
When Unemployed, Resides at: Blythburgh
Issued At: Southwold 29th day of April 1845

Census

1841

Dwelling – Hamlet of Bulcamp
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Robert Baxter 20 Ag Lab Y

1851

Dwelling - Blythburgh
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Robert Baxter Head m 30 Ag Lab Wangford
Maria Baxter Wife m 20   Rockland, Norfolk

1861

Dwelling - White Last, Blythburgh
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Robert Baxter Head m 41 Ag Lab Wangford
Maria Baxter Wife m 29   Rockwold, Norfolk
William Baxter Son   8   Blythburgh
Priscilla Baxter Daughter   7   Blythburgh
John Baxter Son   5   Blythburgh
Thomas Baxter Son   3   Blythburgh
Margaret Baxter Daughter   2   Blythburgh
Richard Baxter Son   11 months   Blythburgh

1871

Dwelling - White Last, Blythburgh
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Robert Baxter Head m 50 Ag Lab Wangford
Maria Baxter Wife m 39   Rockland, Norfolk
John Baxter Son   16   Blythburgh
Margaret Baxter Daughter   14   Blythburgh
Thomas W Baxter Son   12   Blythburgh
Richard Baxter Son   10   Blythburgh
Alice E Baxter Daughter   8   Blythburgh
Maria Baxter Daughter   6   Blythburgh
Nelson H Baxter Son   4   Blythburgh
Caroline Baxter Daughter   2   Blythburgh
Laura A Baxter Daughter   1 mnth   Blythburgh

1881

Dwelling - Blythburgh
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Robert Baxter Head m 59 Ag Lab Wangford
Maria Baxter Wife m 48   Rockland, Norfolk
Maria Baxter Daughter u 17 Domestic servant Blythburgh
Nelson Baxter Son   15 Ag Lab Blythburgh
Caroline Baxter Daughter   13 Scholar Blythburgh
Laura Baxter Daughter   10 Scholar Blythburgh

1891

Dwelling - High Street, Blythburgh
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Robert Baxter Head w 70 Ag Lab Wangford
Nelson H Baxter Son s 23 Ag Lab Blythburgh
Laura A Baxter Daughter s 20   Blythburgh

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Beccles and Bungay news 17 Mar 1861
Halesworth Fire - The inhabitance of Blythburgh were greatly alarmed on Thursday, the 7th, by a fire which broke out about eleven o'clock in the forenoon, at the cottage of Robert Baxter, labourer. It originated by a chimney becoming over heated and several pieces of burning soot escaping therefrom, and falling upon the premises of Robert Attoe, dealer, thereby setting fire to a halum stack and shed, doing damage to the amount of about 20 pounds. A great number of persons were quickly on the spot, and used the utmost vigilance in procuring a plentiful supply of water, by means of which the flames were soon extinguished. We hear that the farm house and buildings occupied by Mr Osborn, together with a hay stack, belonging to Mr Freeman, had a narrow escape.
The Ipswich Journal 01 Jun 1861, 08 Jun 1861 & 15 Jun 1861
Auction Saturday June 15th 1861
Blythburgh

…Lot 3 Three freehold cottages with good gardens, adjoining the Turnpike Road, in the centre of the village now occupied by Robert Attoe, Robert Baxter and Robert Pinkney, at rents amounting to £13 per annum.
The Ipswich Journal 18 Feb 1871
Halesworth Petty Session
Using snares on a Sunday – Arthur Hatcher of Blythburgh labourer was charged with having, on Saturday 12th February, at Blythburgh, used snares for the purpose of taking game.
Robert Baxter of the same place, labourer, was charged with a similar offence on the same day.
Hatcher was an old offender was fined £4 8s and 12s costs; and Baxter, who appeared to have never been convicted was fined £1 8s and 12s costs, which he paid; and Hatcher in default of payment was committed to Ipswich gaol for the space of two calendar months, with hard labour.
The Ipswich Journal 24 Aug 1880
County Court Reports – Halesworth Monday August 23rd
Elmy v Baxter – James Elmy, labourer, Blythburgh, sought to recover from Robert Baxter, labourer, of the same place, for six wooden chairs, value £1 6s.
Plaintiff on being sworn, stated that he had been lodging with defendant and for their mutual convenience had lent him the chairs in question.  Defendant now refused to give up the chairs, and the action was bought in consequence.
Defendant pleaded that the chairs had been given him by the plaintiff.
His Honour considered it extremely improbable that plaintiff would give away his property without any consideration, and ordered defendant to return the chairs at once or pay the amount claimed with costs, in a fortnight.

Death

Blythburgh Holy Trinity

Buried Name Comment
26 Mar 1889 Maria Baxter Aged 58
31 Dec 1896 Robert Baxter Aged 76

John Welch Baxter (1822 - 1903)

Like many of his contemporaries John moved around for work, although all his children are baptised in Blythburgh. He spent most of the 1850s and 1860s in Walberswick. In 1871 he can be found in Yoxford, before moving back to Blythburgh. His final years were spent in Southwold

Marriage

John married Emma Elmy (1825 -1908) the daughter of Esan Elmy and Phoebe Johnson.

Parish Church of Blythburgh - 30th November 1845
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 of age Bachelor Labourer Blythburgh John Baxter Labourer
Emma Elmy minor Spinster   Blythburgh Esan Elmy Parish clerk
In the presence of us: James Girling and Susannah Girling

Children

John and Emma had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
  26 Apr 1846 Ann Elizabeth Blythburgh labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh
  13 Jun 1847 William Blythburgh labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh
  18 Nov 1849 John Blythburgh labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh
  05 Jan 1851 Charles Walberswick labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh
  10 Oct 1852 Emma Walberswick labourer Parish Church of Blythburgh
  17 Sep 1854 George Walberswick Game keeper Parish Church of Blythburgh
  04 May 1856 Anna Walberswick Game keeper Parish Church of Blythburgh
  27 Dec 1857 Alice Walberswick Game keeper Parish Church of Blythburgh
Sep 1859 08 Jan 1860 Ada Walberswick Game keeper Parish Church of Blythburgh
19 Jul 1862 16 Nov 1862 Simon Walberswick Game keeper Parish Church of Blythburgh
05 Jul 1864 25 Sep 1864 William John Charles Walberswick Game keeper Parish Church of Blythburgh
06 Jun 1866 06 Jul 1866 Enos twin Walberswick Game keeper Parish Church of Blythburgh
06 Jun 1866 06 Jul 1866 David twin Walberswick Game keeper. Privately received in to the church 23 Sep 1866 Parish Church of Blythburgh

Census

1851

Dwelling - Walberswick
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
John Baxter Head m 28 Farm labourer Wangford
Emma Baxter Wife m 27   Blythburgh
Elizabeth Baxter Daughter   4   Walberswick
William Baxter Son   3   Walberswick
John Baxter Son   1   Walberswick
Charles Baxter Son   4 mnths   Walberswick

1861

Dwelling - Mill House, Walberswick
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
John Baxter Head m 37 Gamekeeper Wangford
Emma Baxter Wife m 36   Blythburgh
William Baxter Son   13 Ag Lab Blythburgh
John Baxter Son   11   Blythburgh
Charles Baxter Son   9   Walberswick
Emma Baxter Daughter   7   Walberswick
George Baxter Son   5   Walberswick
Anna Baxter Daughter   4   Walberswick
Alice Baxter Daughter   2   Walberswick
Eider* Baxter Daughter   1   Walberswick

*Eider misspelling of Ada

1871

Dwelling - Hill farm, Willow marsh road, Yoxford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
John Baxter Head m 48 Gamekeeper Wangford
Emma Baxter Wife m 44   Blythburgh
George Baxter Son   14 Ag lab Walberswick
Alice Baxter Daughter   13 Ag lab Walberswick
Ada Baxter Daughter   12   Walberswick
Simon Baxter Son   8   Walberswick
William Baxter Son   6   Walberswick
David Baxter Son   4   Walberswick

1881

Dwelling - Blythburgh
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
John Baxter Head m 59 Ag lab Wangford
Emma Baxter Wife m 55   Blythburgh
Simon Baxter* Son u 19 Fisherman Walberswick
Dafid Baxter Son   13 Fisherman Walberswick

* Simon also recorded as being in Lowestoft on census night.

1891

Dwelling - Victoria Street, Southwold
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
John Baxter Head m 63 General labourer Wangford
Emma Baxter Wife m 62   Blythburgh

1901

Dwelling - 50 High Street, Southwold
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
John Baxter Head m 74 Agricultural labourer Wangford
Emma Baxter Wife m 73   Blythburgh

Death

Southwold St Edmund

Buried Name Comment
10 Sep 1903 John Welch Baxter Aged 81
1908 Emma Baxter Aged 80

What happened to the children of Robert Baxter and Maria Sherman of Blythburgh?

William Robert Baxter (1851 - 1942)

William Robert Baxter

Like many of his contemporaries Robert had to move for work. He lived in Yoxford, before moving to Darsham where he starts to raise his family. He moved on to Sotherton, Ipswich, Wetheringsett and Creeting St Peter where he seems to have settled in the late 1890s. He dies in Redisham.

Marriage

William married twice, his first wife was Eliza Wright (1853-1897) the daughter of James Wright and Mary Anne Kemp, on 25th December 1871, in Middleton. His second wife was Eliza Ellen Stammers (1870 - ?) the daughter of Joseph Stammers and Sarah Ann Hern in 1898.

Children

William and Eliza had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
  1874 William James   Darsham
18 Dec 1876 01 Apr 1877 Thomas William Darsham labourer Parish Church of Darsham
1879 18 Jul 1880 Rose Anna (Rosina) Sotherton labourer Parish Church of Sotherton
1881 20 Apr 1884 John Rowland Sotherton labourer Parish Church of Sotherton
  20 Apr 1884 Alfred James Sotherton labourer Parish Church of Sotherton
13 Oct 1886   Ethel Maud   Sotherton
1888   Stanley   Ipswich
1891   Sidney Walter   Wetheringsett
1894   Mabel   Creeting St Peter

William and Eliza Ellen had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
28 Mar 1898   Alice Phoebe baseborn surname Stammers Creeting St Peter
31 Mar 1899   Joseph Albert   Creeting St Peter
08 Dec 1900   Priscilla Margaret   Creeting St Peter
23 Jan 1903   Richard Nelson   Creeting St Peter
11 Jan 1905   Maud Daisy/ Daisy Maud   Creeting St Peter
1908   Robert William   Sudbourne
18 Jan 1910   Rose Violet   Hempnall

Census

1871

Dwelling - The Limes, Yarmouth Road, Yoxford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Liam Wigg Head m 35 Cattle dealer Walberswick
Georgianna Wigg Wife m 32   Frostenden
Ernest L Wigg Son   10   Wenhaston
Herbert E Wigg Son   8   Hinton
Helen A Wigg Daughter   7   Hinton
Henrietta A Wigg Daughter   7   Hinton
Laura K Wigg Daughter   5   Hinton
Arthur L Wigg Son   4   Hinton
Edwin Q Wigg Son   2   Hinton
Percy S Wigg Son   7 mnths   Hinton
William R Baxter Servant u 19 General servant Blythburgh
Priscilla Baxter Servant u 17 General servant (domestic) Blythburgh

1881

Dwelling - No 3 Crop Bow, Sotherton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William R Baxter Head m 29 Ag Lab Blythburgh
Eliza Baxter Wife m 30   Middleton
Thomas W Baxter Son   4   Darsham
Rose Anna Baxter Daughter   2   Sotherton

1891

Dwelling - Green farm, Wetheringsett cum Brockford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 39 Agricultural labourer Blythburgh
Eliza Baxter Wife m 39   Middleton
Thomas Baxter Son   14 Agricultural labourer Darsham
John Baxter Son   9 Scholar Sotherton
Alfred Baxter Son   7 Scholar Sotherton
Ethel Baxter Daughter   4 Scholar Sotherton
Stanley Baxter Son   2 Scholar Ipswich

1901

Dwelling - Howe Farm, Creeting St Peter
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William R Baxter Head m 49 Shepherd on farm Blythburgh
Eliza Baxter Wife m 30   Stowmarket
Stanley Baxter Son   12   Ipswich
Sidney Baxter Son   9   Wetheringsett
Mabel Baxter Daughter   7   Creeting St Peter
Alice Baxter Daughter   3   Creeting St Peter
Joseph Baxter Son   2   Creeting St Peter
Priscilla Baxter Daughter   3 mths   Creeting St Peter

1911

Dwelling - Fritton Beech Cottage, Fritton, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 59 Shephard Blythburgh
Eliza Baxter Wife m 40   Stowmarket
Alice Baxter Daughter   13 School Creeting St Peter
Joseph Baxter Son   12 School Creeting St Peter
Priscilla Baxter Daughter   10 School Creeting St Peter
Richard Baxter Son   8   Creeting St Peter
Daisy Baxter Daughter   6   Creeting St Peter
Robert Baxter Son   3   Sudbourne
Rose Baxter Daughter   1   Hempnall

Death

Darsham All saints

Buried Name Comment
25 Aug 1876 William James Robert Baxter Aged 2

Sotherton St Andrew

Buried Name Comment
14 Mar 1883 Rosanna Baxter Aged 4

Creeting St Peter

Buried Name Comment
21 Feb 1897 Ellen* Baxter Aged 45

*Error in records should be Eliza.

Redisham St Peter

Buried Name Comment
06 June 1942 William Robert Baxter Died 3rd June 1942, aged 90. (grave unmarked)

Priscilla Baxter (1853 - 1929)

Marriage

Priscilla married Charles Markham (1848 - 1912) the son of John Markham and Sarah Crawford in 1877.

Census

1871

Dwelling - The Limes, Yarmouth Road, Yoxford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Liam Wigg Head m 35 Cattle dealer Walberswick
Georgianna Wigg Wife m 32   Frostenden
Ernest L Wigg Son   10   Wenhaston
Herbert E Wigg Son   8   Hinton
Helen A Wigg Daughter   7   Hinton
Henrietta A Wigg Daughter   7   Hinton
Laura K Wigg Daughter   5   Hinton
Arthur L Wigg Son   4   Hinton
Edwin Q Wigg Son   2   Hinton
Percy S Wigg Son   7 mnths   Hinton
William R Baxter Servant u 19 General servant Blythburgh
Priscilla Baxter Servant u 17 General servant (domestic) Blythburgh

John Baxter (1854 - 1937)

Like many of his contemporaries John moved around for work. He married in Grimsby before moving back to Suffolk first living in Sotherton, then moving onto Blythburgh and later to Capel St Mary. By the 1900s he was back living in Grimsby.

Marriage

John Baxter married Elizabeth Woodall (1853 - 1915) possibly the daughter of Charles Wood(h)all and Mary Ann Linguard, 22nd September 1873, St James Great Grimsby.

Children

John and Elizabeth had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1876   William Robert   Great Grimsby
10 Oct 1879   George Roland Ernest   Sotherton
21 Oct 1881   Lily May   Sotherton
04 Nov 1883 20 Jul 1885 Nelson Henry Sotherton labourer Parish Church of Sotherton
1886   Eleanor Maria   Sotherton
1889   Margaret Alice   Capel St Mary's
05 Jun 1892   Sarah Jane A   Great Grimsby
22 Jan 1895   James Lingard   Great Grimsby
1896   Elsie May   Great Grimsby

Census

1881

Dwelling - Clarke's Farm, Sotherton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
John Baxter Head m 26 Ag ab Blythburgh
Elizabeth Baxter Wife m 27   Granton, Scotland
William R Baxter Son   3   Grimsby
George R E Baxter Son   1   Sotherton

1891

Dwelling - Charston Road, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
John Baxter Head m 36 Dock labourer Blythburgh
Elizabeth Baxter Wife m 47   Scotland
William R Baxter Son   13 Scholar Grimsby
George R E Baxter Son   11 Scholar Sotherton
Lily M Baxter Daughter   9 Scholar Sotherton
Nelson H Baxter Son   7 Scholar Sotherton
Eleanor M Baxter Daughter   5 Scholar Sotherton
Margaret A Baxter Daughter   2   Capel St Mary

1901

Dwelling - 24 Annesley West, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
John Baxter Head m 46 Dealer carrier Dock Blythburgh
Elizabeth Baxter Wife m 47   Scotland
Nelson H Baxter Son u 17 Saw mill labourer Sotherton
Margaret A Baxter Daughter   12   Capel St Mary
Sarah J A Baxter Daughter   8   Great Grimsby
James L Baxter Son   6   Great Grimsby
Elsie M Baxter Daughter   4   Great Grimsby

1911

Dwelling -26 Ravenspurn Street, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
John Baxter Head m 56 Engineer Blythburgh
Elizabeth Baxter Wife m 57   Granton, Scotland
Ernest Baxter Son s 31 Stationary Engine man Sotherton
Nelson Baxter Son s 27 Miller's Packer Sotherton
Margaret Baxter Daughter s 22 Paper Sorter Capel St Mary
James Baxter Son s 16 Saw Mill Great Grimsby
Luke Leonard Boarder m 33 Marine Fisherman Great Grimsby
Lily Leonard Boarder m 29   Sotherton
Ivy Leonard Granddaughter   15 months   Great Grimsby

Death

Grimsby Municipal Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
19 May 1915 Elizabeth Baxter Died 17 May 1915, aged 61
08 Mar 1937 John Baxter Died 05 Mar 1937, aged 82

Thomas Baxter (1856 - 1856)

Death

Blythburgh Holy Trinity

Buried Name Comment
27 Nov 1856 Thomas Baxter Infant

Thomas William Baxter (1857- 1908)

Like many of his contemporaries as a fisherman Thomas moved around. He starts his married life in Blythburgh before moving to Pakefield, followed by Liverpool. By the 1900s he is living in Herringsby Norfolk.

Marriage

Thomas married twice, his first wife was Alice Baxter (1857 - 1895) the daughter of John Baxter and Emma Elmy in 1881. His second wife was Bessie Alice Benns (1876 - 1951) the daughter of Daniel Benns and Emily Booty. Bessie married a John Parker in 1910.

Parish Church of Oulton - 17th. November 1900
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Thomas William Baxter FA Widower Yachtsman Oulton Robert Baxter Labourer
Bessie Alice Benns FA Spinster   Oulton Daniel Benns Labourer
In the presence of us: George Harrison and Emma Maria Baxter

Children

Thomas and Alice had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
05 Jan 1879* 26 Jan 1879
14 Nov 1894
Kate Alice/Alice Kate Daughter of Thomas and Alice Baxter, 19 Rivershall Street, Draper*
Daughter of Alice Baxter
All Saints Church Lambeth
Parish Church of Southwold
19 Jul 1882 08 Oct 1882 Margaret* Elizabeth Sotherton labourer Parish church of Blythburgh
1884 unbaptized* Ethel Maud Caroline   Blythburgh
1890   Emma Maria   Pakefield

* Alice was born before Thomas and Alice married. Date of birth comes from the admission's register for Cunningham mix school, Pakefield. Her birth was registered in the Marylebone district. In 1881, her mother Alice was working as a servant to a draper in Clapham, while Alice K. aged 2 was a nurse child living with the Townsend family at 4 Crichton Street, Clapham.
* Margaret Elizabeth recorded as Harriet Elizabeth in the parish register
* Ethel Maud Caroline of Bulcamp is recorded as been buried 7 Apr 1884 aged just 5 weeks unbaptized in Blythburgh.

Census

1881

Dwelling - Vessel: Alice, Plymouth St Andrew Devon
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Horrace Jackson Other m 31 Master Waldwich
William Brown Other w 60 Mate Southwold
Thomas Baxter Other u 23 Fisherman Blythburgh
Frederick Smith Other u 19 Fisherman Middleton
Charles Brown Other u 19 Fisherman Woleston
Frederick Gilbert Other u 19 Fisherman Blythburgh
Herbert Gilbert Other u 15 Fisherman Blythburgh
Masses Cornish Other u 13 Fisherman Westleton

1891

Dwelling - 70 Angel Street, West Derby, Liverpool
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Thomas W Baxter Head m 33 htmk labourer Blythburgh
Alice Baxter Wife m 32   Walberswick
Alice Baxter Daughter   12   Blythburgh
Margaret Baxter Daughter   8   Blythburgh
Emma M Baxter Daughter   6 mth   Pakefield

1901

Dwelling - Marsh Lane Stokesby, Herringsby, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Thomas W Baxter Head m 42 Ag lab Blythburgh
Alice B Baxter Wife m 25   Stokesby, Norfolk
Emma M Baxter Daughter   9   Pakefield

Death

Wangford District

Buried Name Comment
1895 Alice Baxter Aged 36

Woodbridge District

Buried Name Comment
1908 Thomas William Baxter Aged 50

Margaret Baxter (1859 - 1925)

Marriage

Margaret married Arthur Edwards (1862 - 1933) son of James (Francis) Edwards and Charlotte Burgess.

Parish Church of Blythburgh - 12th January 1887
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
Arthur Edwards 24 Bachelor Fisherman Blythburgh Francis Edwards Labourer
Margaret Baxter 28 Spinster   Blythburgh Robert Baxter Labourer
In the presence of us: Caroline Baxter, Robert Baxter, Nelson Baxter and Laura Baxter

Census

1881

Dwelling - 83 Alexandra Road, London Middlesex
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Henry J Story Head m 47 Master upholsterer St George Hanover square, Middlesex
Emily Story Wife m 48   Kensington, Middlesex
William H Story Son u 19 Scholar Paddington, Middlesex
Emily P Story Daughter   14 Scholar Mary Le Bone, Middlesex
Charles Story Son   12 Scholar Mary Le Bone, Middlesex
Ellen Story Daughter   11 Scholar Mary Le Bone, Middlesex
Louisa Story Daughter   9 Scholar Hampstead, Middlesex
Gertrude Story Daughter   7 Scholar Hampstead, Middlesex
Alfred Story Son   5 Scholar Hampstead, Middlesex
Mary Collie Servant u 33 Governess Scotland
Elizabeth Smith Servant u 25 Cook Dom serv Littlebourgh, Essex
Margaret Baxter Servant u 22 Housemaid Dom serv Blythboro, Suffolk
Alice Baxter Servant u 19 Nurse Dom serv Blythboro, Suffolk

Richard Baxter (1860 - 1931)

Like many of his contemporaries, Richard moved around for work. He lived in Wissett, Henham, Darsham, Uggeshall and finally settled in Mutford in the 1900s.

Marriage

Richard married Jane Reeve (1868 - 1939) the daughter of James Reeve and Sarah Andrews.

Parish Church of Wangford - 12th 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
Richard Baxter 29 Bachelor Labourer Bulcamp Robert Baxter Labourer
Jane Reeve 23 Spinster   Henham James Reeve Bailiff
In the presence of us: John William Andrews and Annie Reeve

Children

Richard and Jane had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
03 Apr 1888   Ethel May Reeve   Henham
04 Dec 1890 15 Oct 1891 James Robert Darsham horse driver Parish church of Darsham
27 Dec 1892 10 Dec 1893 Alice Elizabeth Daisy Uggeshall farm bailiff Parish church of Wangford
20 Dec 1895 12 Apr 1896 Sarah Dorothy Violet Uggeshall farm bailiff Parish church of Wangford
19 Aug 1897 31 Oct 1897 Alec Uggeshall bailiff Parish church of Sotherton
1902   Hilda   Mutford
1905   Jane   Henstead
02 Aug 1907   Phyllis Margaret   Benacre

Census

1881

Dwelling - Chediston Road, Wissett
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Leech Head m 58 Farm bailiff to Calthorpe Trustees 450 acres employing 18 men and 3 boys Redisham
Maria Leech Wife m 59   Westhall
Isaac Leech Son   27 Horse driver Redisham
Maria Leech Daughter   20 Bailiff's daughter Redisham
Agnes Leech Daughter   16 Bailiff's daughter Redisham
Arthur Shepherd Boarder   6 Scholar Westhall
Richard Baxter Boarder u 20 Ag lab Blythburgh
William Barnes Boarder u 19 Ag lab Aldeby, Norfolk

1891

Dwelling - Park farm, Henham
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
James Reeve Head m 54 Farm bailiff Bramfield
Sarah Reeve Wife m 53   Darsham
Jane Baxter Daughter m 24   Bulcamp
Sarah Reeve Daughter   18   Bulcamp
Alice Reeve Daughter   15   Henham
James Reeve Son   13 Scholar Henham
Florence Reeve Daughter   9 Scholar Henham
Ethel Baxter Granddaughter   3   Henham
James Baxter Grandson   4 mnths   Darsham

1901

Dwelling - Beccles Road, Mutford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Richard Baxter Head m 40 Farm yardman Blythburgh
Jane Baxter Wife m 33   Henham
Ethel M Baxter Daughter   12   Henham
James R Baxter Son   10   Darsham
Alice E Baxter Daughter   8   Bulcamp
Sarah D V Baxter Daughter   5   Uggeshall
Alec Baxter Son   3   Uggeshall

1911

Dwelling - Church Road, Benacre
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Richard Baxter Head m 50 Farm yardman Blythburgh
Jane Baxter Wife m 44   Henham
Sarah Dorothy Violet Baxter Daughter   15   Uggeshall
Alec Baxter Son   13 School Uggeshall
Hilda Baxter Daughter   9 School Mutford
Jane Baxter Daughter   5 School Henstead
Phyllis Margaret Baxter Daughter   3   Benacre

Death

Mutford District

Buried Name Comment
1931 Richard Baxter Aged 70

Lothingland District

Buried Name Comment
1939 Jane Baxter Aged 72

Alice Esther Baxter (1862 - 1949)

Marriage

Alice married Thomas James Musson (1869 - 1960) the son of Thomas Musson and Ruth Dent, in 1895, Ipswich.

Census

1881

Dwelling - 83 Alexandra Road, London Middlesex
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Henry J Story Head m 47 Master upholsterer St George Hanover square, Middlesex
Emily Story Wife m 48   Kensington, Middlesex
William H Story Son u 19 Scholar Paddington, Middlesex
Emily P Story Daughter   14 Scholar Mary Le Bone, Middlesex
Charles Story Son   12 Scholar Mary Le Bone, Middlesex
Ellen Story Daughter   11 Scholar Mary Le Bone, Middlesex
Louisa Story Daughter   9 Scholar Hampstead, Middlesex
Gertrude Story Daughter   7 Scholar Hampstead, Middlesex
Alfred Story Son   5 Scholar Hampstead, Middlesex
Mary Collie Servant u 33 Governess Scotland
Elizabeth Smith Servant u 25 Cook Dom serv Littlebourgh, Essex
Margaret Baxter Servant u 22 Housemaid Dom serv Blythboro, Suffolk
Alice Baxter Servant u 19 Nurse Dom serv Blythboro, Suffolk

1891

Dwelling - 6 Park Villa, Hampstead, Hornsey
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Alice Baxter serv s 28 Cook Blythburgh

Maria Baxter (1863 - ?)

Census

1891

Dwelling - 25 St George Square, St George Hanover Square, London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Maria Ba??er Servant s 27 Parlour maid Suffolk

Marriage

Maria married William Henry Turner (1846 - 1903) the son of George and Ann Turner.

Parish Church of St Marylebone - 10th January 1892
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
William Henry Turner 45 Widower Police Constable 190 Mile Buildings George Turner Sawyer
Maria Baxter 27 Spinster   194 Mile Buildings Robert William Baxter Labourer
In the presence of us: William Maj{ier} and Kate Car{r/n}

Nelson Henry Baxter (1865 - 1947)

Born in Blythburgh, Nelson married and raised his family in near by Wangford.

Marriage

Nelson married Ellen Mary Smith (1875 - 1963) the daughter of John Smith and Anna Maria Mitchell.

Parish Church of Wangford - 29th October 1892
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
Nelson Henry Baxter 24 Bachelor Labourer Wangford Robert Baxter Labourer
Ellen Mary Smith 18 Spinster   Wangford John Smith Labourer
In the presence of us: Fred Smith and Mary Ann Woodard

Children

Nelson and Ellen had the following:

Born Name Where
1893 Laura Amelia Wangford
1895 Elsie Maud Wangford
1897 Margaret Elizabeth Wangford
1899 Lily May Wangford
1904 Alice Maud Wangford
1906 Ada Maria M Wangford
1910 Marjorie Ellen Wangford
1914 Nelson Frederick Robert J Wangford

Census

1901

Dwelling - Norfolk Road, Wangford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Nelson Baxter Head m 31 Carter on farm Blythburgh
Ellen Baxter Wife m 25   Wangford
Laura Baxter Daughter   7   Wangford
Elise Baxter Daughter   5   Wangford
Maggie Baxter Daughter   3   Wangford
Lillie Baxter Daughter   1   Wangford
May Baxter Sister u 16   Wangford

1911

Dwelling - Norfolk Road, Wangford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Nelson Baxter Head m 45 Carter on farm Blythburgh
Ellen Baxter Wife m 35   Wangford
Laura Baxter Daughter   17   Wangford
Maggie Baxter Daughter   13 School Wangford
Lily Baxter Daughter   11 School Wangford
Alice Baxter Daughter   6   Wangford
Ada Baxter Daughter   4   Wangford
Marjorie Baxter Daughter   1   Wangford
Bertie Smith Brother s 22 Fisherman Wangford

Epitaph: Wangford St Peter

View gravestone

In remembrance of

NELSON HENRY BAXTER died 9th March 1947

Aged 81 years

Also his wife ELLEN died Jan 30th 1963

Aged 87 years

Caroline Baxter (1868 - 1952)

Education

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Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
14 Sep 1868 26 Jan 1880 Blythburgh County Primary School Robert Baxter Bulcamp   Left

Census

1891

Dwelling - White House, Layham, Suffolk
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Caroline Baxter Servant s 22 Housemaid Domestic Ser Blythburgh

Marriage

Caroline married Alfred Ridgeon (1870 - 1949) the son of Thomas Ridgeon and Charlotte Smith on the 14th October 1892, Washbrook.

Laura Augusta Baxter (1871 - 1957)

Education

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Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
24 Jan 1871 19 Jan 1880 Blythburgh County Primary School Robert Baxter Blythburgh   Left

Children

Laura had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
31 May 1892 24 Jul 1892 Eleanor May Wangford illegitimate Parish church of Wangford
16 Jul 1894*   Alice Maud   Wangford
07 Dec 1897   Margaret Victoria   Carlton Colville
14* Nov 1899   Alfred John   Oulton Broad
20 Mar 1902   Albert Victor   Ipswich
07 Jun 1910   Laura Maria Father possibly Alfred Johnson West Ham

* DOB for Alice is 16 Jul 1896 in the admission's book for Bucklesham County Primary School
* DOB for Alfred is 18 Nov 1899 in the admission's book for Bucklesham County Primary School

Census

1901

Dwelling - Henley Street, Ipswich Whitton Cum Thurleston Entire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Laura Baxter Head u 28 Char woman Blythburgh
Elizabeth Baxter Niece u 18 Laundress Blythburgh
Ellen Baxter Daughter   8   Wangford
Alice Baxter Daughter   6   Wangford
Alfred Baxter Son   1   Oulton Broad

1901

Dwelling - Henley Road, Ipswich Whitton Cum Thurleston Entire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Arthur Edwards Head m 38 General Carter Westleton
Margaret Edwards Wife m 40   Blythburgh
William Plumb Boarder s 59 Horseman on Farm Baylham
William Johnson Boarder s 28 General Carter Foxhall
John Baxter Boarder s 20 General Carter Sotherton
Margaret V Baxter Visitor   3   Carlton Colville

Margaret Victoria was staying with her aunt Margaret Edwards (nee Baxter) and her cousin John Rowland Baxter on census night.

1911

Dwelling - 8 Chapter Street, Forest Gate, West Ham, Essex
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Laura Augusta Baxter Head s 37 Charwoman Blythburgh
Laura Maria Baxter Daughter   9 months   West Ham

Eleanor/Ellen was living in Whitton with Ellis and Jane Potter, working as a companion. Alice was an inmate at Princess Louise House for Childern (girls), Kingston Hill, Kingston where she was receiving training to become a domestic. Margaret was living with her uncle, Arthur Edwards and her aunt, Margaret Edwards at Marsh Road, Oulton Broad. I am unable to locate Alfred John or Albert Victor.

Death

Essex South Western District

Died Name Comment
1957 Laura A Baxter Aged 86

Elizabeth Catherine Baxter (1874 - 1875)

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 13 Feb 1875
Baxter - 6 th inst., at Blythburgh aged 6 months Elizabeth Catherine, daughter of David* Baxter

*Should be Robert.

Death

Blythburgh Holy Trinity

Buried Name Comment
12 Feb 1875 Elizabeth Catherine Baxter 6 months
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