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Kettleburgh

Kettleburgh is a small village is two and half miles away from Framlingham and four miles away from Wickham Market. The village is situated near the river Deben. The church is dedicated to St Andrew and it's registers date back to the 1560s.

William Baxter (c. 1640 - 1704)

William is the first Baxter to appear in the Kettleburgh parish registers. I currently do no know where he was born or where he died.

Marriage

William married Martha Turner (d. 1708) on the 22nd October 1661, Kettleburgh.

Children

William and Martha had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
23 Sep 1662 Martha Daughter of William and Martha Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh
27 Jul 1665 Marie Daughter of William and Martha Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh
04 Nov 1674 Ann Daughter of William and Martha Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh

Hearth returns 1674 show that William Baxter of Kettleburgh had 2 hearths for which he was taxed.

Death

Brandeston All Saints

Buried Name Comment
22 May 1704 William Baxter  
27 Nov 1708 Martha Baxter  

What happened to the children of William Baxter and Martha Turner of Kettleburgh?

Martha Baxter (1662 - 1752)

Marriage

Martha married Henry Hollis (1661 - ?), son of Henry Hollis and Susan Bryant, on the 25 th January 1685, Marlesford.

Marie Baxter (1665 - ?)

Marriage

Marie(Mary) married Thomas Martin (1661 - ?), on the 24 th September 1702, Brandeston.

Ann Baxter (1674 - 1709)

Marriage

Ann married Robert Stevenson (d. 1721/31), in 1701, Brandeston.

Joseph Baxter (c.1700 - 1773)

Joseph is the next Baxter to appear in the Kettleburgh parish registers. I currently do not know where he was born, but he settles and raises his family in Kettleburgh.

Marriage

Joseph married Elizabeth Wright (c.1705 - 1788) on the 16th August 1724, Kettleburgh.

Children

Joseph and Elizabeth had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
04 Apr 1725 Benjamin Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh
30 Oct 1726 David Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh
18 Feb 1727 Joseph Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh
05 Jul 1730 Elizabeth Daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh
30 Jan 1731 Benjamin Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh
19 Mar 1733 Jonathan Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh
19 Sep 1736 Hannah Daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh
19 Feb 1737 Mary Daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh
13 Apr 1740 Sarah Daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh
08 Mar 1746 John Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh

Employment

Joseph was employed as the parish clerk at the time of his death.

Death

Kettleburgh St Andrew

Buried Name Comment
01 Mar 1773 Joseph Baxter Clerk of the parish

Melton Workhouse

Buried Name Comment
09 Nov 1788 Elizabeth Baxter Of Kettleburgh aged 83

What happened to the children of Joseph Baxter and Elizabeth Wright of Kettleburgh?

Benjamin Baxter (1725 - 1728)

Death

Kettleburgh St Andrew

Buried Name Comment
04 Mar 1728 Benjamin Baxter Infant

Joseph Baxter (1727 - 1803)

There is no evidence that Joseph remained in Kettleburgh and it is possible that he is the Joseph that settles in Burgh, Suffolk.

Marriage

Joseph married Mary Sallow (1720 - 1783) the daughter of Samuel Sallows and Elizabeth Wood, on the 29 th May 1748, Burgh.

Children

Joseph and Mary had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
16 Apr 1749 Mary Daughter of Joseph and Mary Baxter Parish Church of Burgh
1752 Hannah*    
09 Mar 1755 John Son of Joseph and Mary Baxter Parish Church of Burgh
05 Mar 1758 Elizabeth Daughter of Joseph and Mary Baxter Parish Church of Burgh
27 Apr 1760 William Son of Joseph and Mary Baxter Parish Church of Burgh

*I believe Joseph and Mary had a daughter Hannah.

Death

Burgh St Botolph

Buried Name Comment
09 May 1783 Mary Baxter  
07 Feb 1803 Joseph Baxter Aged 76

Elizabeth Baxter (1730 - ?)

Children

Elizabeth had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
01 May 1757 David Son of Elizabeth Baxter Parish Church of Rendham

Parish Records

Rendham:- John Brown of Dennington, husbandman to church wardens and overseers £100 to indemnify parish for male bastard child of Elizabeth Baxter 12th May 1757.

What happened to the child of Elizabeth Baxter?

David Baxter (1757 - 1799)

Marriage

David married Deborah Bugg (1765 - 1849). From the parish registers of Martlesham:

"David Baxter of Trimley St Martin single man and Deborah Bugg single woman of the parish married on the 2 nd December 1781, in the presence of John Mayes, Martha Mayes and John Revelt."

Children

David and Deborah had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
14 Apr 1782 Deborah Daughter of David and Deborah Baxter Parish Church of Martlesham
27 Oct 1784 Elizabeth Daughter of David and Deborah Baxter Parish Church of Kirton
21 Sep 1788 David Son of David and Deborah Baxter Parish Church of Kirton
07 Jun 1791 Sarah Daughter of David and Deborah Baxter Parish Church of Kirton
30 Jul 1794 Hannah Daughter of David and Deborah Baxter Parish Church of Kirton

Census

1841

Dwelling - Kirton
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Nt Lillistone 60 Carpenter Y
Ann Lillistone 58   Y
Deborah Baxter 77 Widow Y

Death

Kirton St Mary & St Martin

Buried Name Comment
28 Jul 1799 David Baxter Of Kirton aged 42

Woodbridge District

Died Name Comment
1849 Deborah Baxter  

Benjamin Baxter (1731 - 1788)

Benjamin is the only child of Joseph to marry and have children in Kettleburgh.

Marriage

Benjamin married Sarah Balee (Bailey) (c.1723 - 1813) on the 19 October, 1762, Kettleburgh.

Children

Benjamin and Sarah had the following:

 
Baptized Name Comment Where
13 Mar 1763 Elizabeth Daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh
12 Feb 1764 David Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Baxter* Parish Church of Kettleburgh
06 Apr 1766 Mary Daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Parish Church of Kettleburgh
22 Mar 1767 Joseph Son of Benjamin and Sarah Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh
17 Apr 1768 Sarah Daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh
15 Jan 1770 Priscilla Daughter of Benjamin and Priscilla* Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh
25 Feb 1771 James Son of Benjamin and Sarah Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh
01 Jan 1773 John Son of Benjamin and Sarah Baxter Parish Church of Kettleburgh

* Believe this to be an error in the baptism records. Benjamin and Sarah are recorded as the parents of David in the burial records.
* Believe this to be another error in the baptism records.

Death

Melton Workhouse

Buried Name Comment
23 Nov 1788 Benjamin Baxter Of kettleburgh aged 60
12 Jun 1813 Sarah Baxter Of Kettleburgh aged 90

Jonathan Baxter (1733 - 1778)

Jonathan moves to nearby Framlingham where he settles and raises his family.

Marriage

Jonathan married Sarah Paxman (1739 - 1810) the daughter of William Paxman and Susanna Tunmer. From the parish registers of Framlingham:

"Jonathan Baxter bachelor of this parish and Sarah Paxman a minor of this parish married by banns with consent of parents on 21st September 1756 in the presence of Henry Smith and William Pipe."

Children

Jonathan and Sarah had the following:

 
Baptized Name Comment Where
16 Jan 1757 Jonathan Son of Jonathan and Sarah Baxter Parish Church of Framlingham
26 Aug 1759 Christopher Son of Jonathan and Sarah Baxter Parish Church of Framlingham
01 Feb 1761 William Son of Jonathan and Sarah Baxter Parish Church of Framlingham
19 Feb 1764 Mary Daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Baxter Parish Church of Framlingham
16 Aug 1767 John Son of Jonathan and Sarah Baxter Parish Church of Framlingham
17 Mar 1770 Joseph Son of Jonathan and Sarah Baxter Parish Church of Framlingham
15 Feb 1774 David Son of Jonathan and Sarah Baxter Parish Church of Framlingham
29 Sep 1776 Happy Daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Baxter Parish Church of Framlingham

Parish Records

Framlingham:- Letter from Jonathan Baxter of Leiston concerning his inability to support his mother and copy of draft reply 15th and 16th May 1803.

Death

Framlingham St Michael

Buried Name Comment
18 Jun 1778 Jonathan Baxter  
04 Apr 1810 Sarah Baxter Widow of Jonathan Baxter

Hannah Baxter (1736 - ?)

Like her brother Jonathan, Hannah moved to Framlingham.

Marriage

Hannah married John Lillistone. From the parish registers of Framlingham:

"John Lillistone bachelor of this parish and Hannah Baxter spinster of this parish were married by banns 16th November 1770 in the presence of David Bull and Robert Berry."

Mary Baxter (1737 - 1816)

Children

Mary had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
07 Nov 1762 Nathaniel Son of Mary Baxter Parish Church of Rendham

Parish Records

Rendham:- Nathaniel Collins of Sweffling, single man and John Hill of Rendham farmer to church wardens and overseers to indemnify parish from bastard child of Mary Baxter 15thJuly 176{?}.

Marriage

Mary married John Randal/l of Blaxhall (1736 - 1809) on the 06 July 1766, Kettleburgh.

What happened to the child of Mary Baxter?

Nathaniel Baxter (1762 - 180?)

Nothing is heard of Nathaniel until he appears in the parish records of Blything where he is recorded as living in the hamlet of Hinton. I have been unable to locate his burial, but know it is between his marriage in 1801 and the marriage of his widow in 1803.

Marriage

Nathaniel married twice his first wife was Jane Woods (1770 -1794) the daughter of Samuel Woods and Jane Wardley. From the parish registers of Blythburgh:

"Nathaniel Baxter of the hamlet of Hinton single man and Jane Woods of the same hamlet single woman were married by banns 15th June 1790 in the presence of Richard Hatcher and Jane Blowers"

His second wife is Mary Lilly (1774-?) the daughter of Peter and Mary Lilly. From the parish registers of Blythburgh:

"Nathaniel Baxter of the hamlet of Bulcamp widower and Mary Lilly of the same hamlet single woman married in this church by banns 3rd March 1801 in the presence of Hannah Long and Geo: Whinop."

After Nathaniel's death Mary went on to marry James Moor(e) on the 4th October 1803, Blythburgh.

Children

Nathaniel and Jane had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
07 Nov 1790 Nathaniel Son of Nathaniel Baxter and Jane (late Jane Woods spinster) Parish Church of Blythburgh
21 Oct 1792 Mary Ann Daughter of Nathaniel Baxter and Jane (late Jane Woods spinster) Parish Church of Blythburgh
15 Sep 1794 Samuel Son of Nathaniel Baxter and Jane (late Jane Woods spinster) Parish Church of Blythburgh

Death

Blythburgh Holy Trinity

Buried Name Comment
30 Dec 1795 Jane Baxter Married woman

Sarah Baxter (1740 - ?)

Employment

Sarah Baxter was apprenticed to Eliz Mills of Benhall, Suffolk, mant: maker, 1758.

John Baxter (1746 - 1758)

Death

Kettleburgh St Andrew

Buried Name Comment
23 Apr 1758 John Baxter Son of Joseph

What happened to the children of Benjamin and Sarah Baxter of Kettleburgh?

Elizabeth Baxter (1763 - 1773)

Death

Melton Workhouse

Buried Name Comment
23 Apr 1773 Elizabeth Baxter Of Kettleburgh, girl

David Baxter (1764 - 1764)

Death

Kettleburgh St Andrew

Buried Name Comment
31 Jul 1764 David Baxter Son of Benjamin and Sarah

Mary Baxter (1766 - 1848)

Children

Mary had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
15 feb 1789 Joseph Son of Mary Baxter Parish Church of Sweffling

Parish Records

Kettleburgh:- Bastardy maintenance order; for bastard child of Mary Baxter by Joseph Linstead, Kelsale, labourer 11th March 1789.

Marriage

Mary married John Carr (1761 - 1834). From the parish registers of Saxmundham:

"John Carr single man of this parish and Mary Baxter single woman of this parish were married by banns 18th October 1792."

What happened to the child of Mary Baxter

Joseph Baxter (1789 - 1870)

Marriage

Joseph married twice his first wife was Elizabeth Pipe (1797 - 1830) daughter of John Pipe and Elizabeth King. From the parish registers of Saxmundham:

"Joseph Baxter single man of this parish and Elizabeth Pipe single woman of this parish were married by banns on the 12th November 1819."

Joseph's second wife was Dinah Durrant (1789 - 1864). From the parish registers of Framlingham:

"Joseph Baxter widower of Saxmundham and Dinah Durrant spinster of this parish were married by banns on the 4th November 1834 in the presence of J Kerridge and Dinah Kerridge."

Children

Joseph and Elizabeth had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
13 Jan 1820 Betsey Daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Baxter Parish Church of Saxmundham

Census

1841

Dwelling - Middle Row, Saxmundham
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Joseph Baxter 51 Butcher Y
Dinah Baxter 51   Y

1851

Dwelling - Middle Row, Saxmundham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Joseph Baxter Head m 61 Butcher Framlingham
Dinah Baxter Wife m 61   Knodishall

1861

Dwelling - Middle Row, Saxmundham
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Joseph Baxter Head m 71 Butcher Framlingham
Dinah Baxter Wife m 71   Knodishall

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Pigot's Directory 1823-24 Saxmundham Commercial Baxter, Joseph - Butcher
Pigot's Directory 1839 Saxmundham Commercial Baxter, Joseph - Butcher
Robinson's Commercial Directory of Beds....Suffolk 1839 Saxmundham Commercial Baxter, Joseph - Butcher
Suffolk History Gazetteer and Directory 1844 Saxmundham Commercial Butchers
Baxter, Joseph
Carriers - From White Hart - Aldeburgh J Baxter Wed & Sat
Whites History, Gazetteer & Directory of Suffolk 1855 Saxmundham Commercial Baxter, Joseph - Butcher

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 10 Jun 1826 & 17 Jun 1826
Notice to debtors and creditors
Joseph Baxter, of Saxmundham, in the County of Suffolk, Butcher, having by indenture, bearing date the 7th day of June instant, assigned all his personal estate to Trustees for the equal benefit of his creditors, notice is hereby given that the said deed is now laying at our office for the inspection and signatures of his said creditors, who are hereby informed, unless they execute the same on or before the 7th day of September now next ensuring they will not be entitled to any benefit which may arise from a sale of his effects.  And notice is hereby also given to such persons who stand indebted to the estate of the said Joseph Baxter, that unless the respective sums so due from them be paid to us within one month from the date hereof, legal proceedings must be instituted to compel the payment.
Saxmundham 7th June, 1826 } Southwell and Son, Solicitors to the Trustees.
The Ipswich Journal 08 Jul 1826
To be sold by Auction
By Richard Stopher
On Friday the 14th day of July 1826, (under a deed of Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors)
All the household furniture and other effects of Mr Joseph Baxter of Saxmundham, butcher; comprising 2 tent bedsteads, 1 stump ditto, 2 feather beds and bedding, sundry sheets, pillow cases and table linen, kitchen and chamber chairs, mahogany dinning and other tables, mahogany bureau, and double chest of drawers, excellent 8-day clock in mahogany case, china, glass, earthen and stone wares, washing and brewing utensils, small brewing washing coppers, and various other useful articles, Also a square butches cart, Essex ditto, 2 useful geldings, sundry harness, bridle and saddle, 5 doz. of hurdles, beam, scales and weights, baulk-posts, cross-piece, wheel and rope, maul, axe, cleaver, saw, beam and hooks, meat safe and blocks, iron skewers and hooks, basket, packing hampers, corn chest, wheel barrow, swill tub, cast iron hogs trough &c &c
The whole will be expressed in a catalogue, which will be distributed in due time, any may be had of the Auctioneer, Saxmundham.
Sale to commence at Eleven O’clock
The Ipswich Journal 14 Oct 1826 & 04 Nov 1826
To be sold by Auction
By Richard Stopher At the Queen’s Head Inn, Saxmundham, on Monday the 16th day of October 1826 at twelve o’clock. In lots
Lot 1    A neat comfortable stone-built messuage with sash-windows situated in the centre of the village, and replete with every convenience for the resident of a small and respectable family, consisting of an entrance with staircase, two parlours in front, kitchen, pantry, dairy, brew house, two cellars and the chambers, a good garden and orchard.
Also an excellent Brick and tile built malting-office with a 20-coomb steep and roomy warehouse, and granaries over the same, a cinder oven, pump of good water, stable, cartlodge and pig-sty, and about
4A.      2R        0P
Of good arable and pasture land, divided by neat thriving fences, and now in the occupation of Mr Joseph Baxter.
The House stands high, and pleasantly recessed from the road, with shrubberies on each side, and commands a pleasing view of Dr. Kilderbee’s grounds and plantations, and the surrounding country.  The malting-office adjoins the road, and is extremely convenient for the trade, and the whole have within these thirty years been erected at considerable expense.  Possession of this lot may be had as soon as the purchase can be completed….
To be viewed on application to the tenants, and further particulars had of Messrs. Rabett and Mayhew, solicitors, Saxmundham.  Printed particulars may also be had ten days prior to the sale of the Auctioneer; at the Queen’s Head Inn, Saxmundham; and the Crown Inn, Framlingham.
London Gazette 8 Oct 1841
The Court For Relief of Insolvent Debtors
On Their Own Petition…
Joseph Baxter, late of Saxmundham, Suffolk, Journeyman Butcher, in the gaol of Ipswich.

Death

Theberton St Peter

Buried Name Comment
24 Aug 1820 Betsey Baxter Of Saxmundham aged 7 months
08 Aug 1830 Elizabeth Baxter Of Saxmundham aged 33

Knodishall St Lawrence

Buried Name Comment
23 Feb 1864 Dinah Baxter Of Saxmundham aged 75

Plomesgate district

Buried Name Comment
1870 Joseph Baxter Aged 82

Sarah Baxter (1768 - 1772)

Death

Melton Workhouse

Buried Name Comment
02 Aug 1772 Sarah Baxter Of Kettleburgh, girl

Priscilla Baxter (1770 - 1784)

Death

Melton Workhouse

Buried Name Comment
18 Oct 1784 Priscilla Baxter Of Kettleburgh, aged 4*

*Believe this should be 14.

James Baxter (1771 - 1771)

Death

Kettleburgh St Andrew

Buried Name Comment
06 Mar 1771 James Baxter Son of Benjamin and Sarah

John Baxter (1773 - 1855)

John moved around a fair bit, he lived in Cratfield, Ubbeston and Laxfield before settling in Heveningham.

Marriage

From what I can tell John married three times. His first wife was Hannah Clark (1783 - 1807) the daughter of James Clark and Hannah Brown, who he married on 12th October 1804, Heveningham. His second marriage was to Mary Corbett. The third marriage was to Mary Candle (c.1779 - 185?) she died between the 1851 and 1861 census.

Children

John and Hannah had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
28 Jul 1806 John Son of John and Hannah Bagster* (late Clark spinster) Parish Church of Cratfield

* Bagster as spelt in the parish registers.

John and Mary Corbett had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
1811 Sarah   Ubbeston
25 May 1815 Hannah Daughter of John and Mary Baxter (late Mary Corbett spinster) Parish Church of Ubbeston

John and Mary Candle had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
28 Oct 1820 19 Nov 1820 Benjamin Son of John and Mary Baxter (late Mary Candle spinster) Labourer Parish Church of Laxfield

Census

1841

Dwelling - Village Town House, Heveningham
Name Age Occupation Born in County
John Baxter 65 Ag lab Y
Mary Baxter 60   Y

1851

Dwelling - Heveningham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
John Baxter Head m 80 Pauper (Ag Lab) Kettleburgh
Mary Baxter Wife m 75   Laxfield

Death

Cratfield St Mary

Buried Name Comment
31 Mar 1807 Hannah Bagster* Aged 23 wife of John; late Clark

Blything District

Buried Name Comment
1855 John Baxter  
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