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Lowestoft

Lowestoft named after the words 'low' and 'toft' is a busy seaside resort and port standing on the river Waverney. Lowestoft ness is the most easterly part of England. The towns prosperity started after 1844 when the harbour was improved and again when Lowestoft became a borough in 1885. Lowestoft's economy was driven by fishing and boat building. The main catch was herring, which was cured in the town before being shipped around the country. Fishing by sail was replaced by steam. The herring boom came just before World War I. During both World Wars Lowestoft was a naval port and many of the fishing boats went into Admiralty service. LT 334 Fisher Boy was among the many 'little ships' that took part in the Dunkirk evacuation. Lowestoft was also bombed during the World Wars.

The main parish church is dedicated to St Margaret. Built in the thirteenth century it is a perpendicular building. The two other churches are St John (which was pulled down) and St Peter's Chapel of Ease.

Early Baxters

Lowestoft being a large town is the commercial hub of the area, which may explain the appearance and disappearance of the various Baxter families that lived in Lowestoft during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Wherever possible I have attempted to maintain family groupings. At the end I have provided a list of baptism, marriages and burials which have no family connection to each other.

Henry Baxter

Marriage

From the parish records of Lowestoft:

"Henry Baxter single man and Agnes Warde widowe married 20th February 1603."

Children

Henry and Agnes had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
09 Dec 1604 Ann Daughter of Henry and Agnes Baxter Parish church of Lowestoft
12 Jan 1606 Mary Daughter of Henry and Ann Baxter Parish church of Lowestoft

Death

Lowestoft St Margaret

Buried Name Comment
19 Feb 1606 Mary Daughter of Henry Baxter

Edward Baxter (c. 1693 - 1779)

Edward was possibly born in Benacre the son of John and Mary Baxter and the brother of Nicholas Baxter.

Marriage

Edward married three times. His first wife was Elizabeth Simms (d. 1734). From the parish records of Lowestoft:

"Edward Baxter single man and Elizabeth Simms single woman married 9th April 1719."

Edward's second marriage was to Elizabeth Helcoat (1700-?) the daughter of John Helcoat and Barbara Allen. From the parish records of Lowestoft:

"Edward Baxter widow and Elizabeth Helcoat single woman married 12th June 1737."

Edward's final marriage was to Anne Betts (c. 1703 - 1773) From the parish records of Lowestoft:

"Edward Baxter widow and Anne Betts widow married 10th April 1751."

Children

Edward and Elizabeth Sims had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
06 Apr 1720 Mary Daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Baxter Parish church of Lowestoft
12 Apr 1724 Mary Daughter of Edward and Mary* Baxter Parish church of Lowestoft
30 Jun 1725 William Son of Edward and Elizabeth Parish church of Lowestoft
11 Nov 1726 Elizabeth Daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Baxter Parish church of Lowestoft
11 Nov 1730 Elizabeth Daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Baxter Parish church of Lowestoft

* Believed to be an error in parish records

Death

Lowestoft St Margaret

Buried Name Comment
24 Mar 1723 Mary Baxter Daughter of Edward
22 Oct 1727 Elizabeth Baxter Daughter of Edward, 11 months
03 Jul 1731 William Baxter Son of Edward Baxter aged 6
21 Sep 1731 Elizabeth Baxter Daughter of Edward aged 20 months
04 Sep 1734 Elizabeth Baxter Wife of Edward
17 Jan 1773 Ann Baxter Aged 70
02 Nov 1779 Edward Baxter Aged 86

Edward Baxter(c. 1769 - 1838)

Marriage

Edward married Mary (c. 1766 - 1778)

Census

1841

Dwelling - Old Market Street, Lowestoft
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Mary Baxter 75 Ind N

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 06 Sep 1806
Suffolk Humane Society
Baxter Mr, Lowestoft, M.A. – Governors
The Ipswich Journal 09 Jun 1838
Lowestoft Suffolk
To be sold at Auction
By Thomas Balls
At the Crown Inn Lowestoft
On Monday 18th day of June 1838 at three in the afternoon
…Lot 3 All that new-built brick and tiled messuage, or dwelling house, situated in Lowestoft aforesaid, adjoining lot 2 with the outhouses, yard, garden, and appurtenances thereto, late in the occupation of Edward Baxter, surgeon, deceased.

Death

When and where died - 25th February 1844 Lowestoft
Name and surname Sex Age Occupation Cause of Death Signature, description and residence of informant
Mary Baxter Female 78 years Widow of Edward Baxter surgeon Decay of nature Maria Colman, present at the death, Lowestoft

Lowestoft St Margaret

Buried Name Comment
20 Jan 1838 Edward Baxter Husband of Mary, aged 69
02 Mar 1844 Mary Baxter Widow of Edward, aged 78

William Baxter (d. c. 1786)

Marriage

William married Elizabeth Mighells (1750 - 1804) .

Children

William and Elizabeth had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
13 Oct 1777 Sarah Daughter of William and Elizabeth Baxter Parish church of Lowestoft
12 Jun 1780 William Son of William and Elizabeth Baxter Parish church of Lowestoft
22 Dec 1783 Joseph Son of William and Elizabeth Baxter Parish church of Lowestoft
24 Nov 1786 Samuel Son of the late William and Elizabeth Baxter Parish church of Lowestoft

Death

Lowestoft St Margaret

Buried Name Comment
19 Aug 1794 William Baxter Son of William and Elizabeth Baxter late Mighells
16 Nov 1804 Elizabeth Baxter Widow of William Baxter aged 55

Samuel Baxter (1786 - 1816)

Marriage

Samuel married Mary Horning (1780 -1835). From the parish records of Oulton:

"Samuel Baxter single man of the parish and Mary Horning single woman of this parish were married 14th December 1809 in the presence of William Baxter and Sarah Baxter."

Banns of marriage between Mary Baxter widow and William Ward single man were read out in 1819, but no marriage occurred. Mary married John Bowler (1780 - 1864) widow on 28th January 1824.

Children

Samuel and Mary had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
Easter Sunday 1810 William Son of Samuel and Mary Baxter Parish church of Oulton
14 May 1815 Mary Daughter of Samuel and Mary Baxter Parish church of Oulton
21 Dec 1819 Charles Son of the Mary Baxter a widow. Illegitimate is crossed out Parish church of Oulton

Death

Oulton St Michael

Buried Name Comment
32 Oct 1816 Samuel Baxter Of Oulton, drowned aged 30

Lowestoft Baptisms

Children

Baptized Name Comment
18 Oct 1605 Ann base born daughter of Elizabeth Baxter
25 Dec 1713 Joseph Son of John and Jane Baxter
29 Jan 1714 Thomas Son of John and Alice Baxter
09 Jan 1731/32 John Son of John and Mary Baxter
16 Oct 1785 Thomas Tripp base son of Susanna Baxter

Lowestoft Marriages

Marriage

Date Comment
14 Nov 1785 James Spicer Tripp and Susanna Baxter single persons of this parish married in this church by banns in the presence of William Bollchen junior and John Taylor

Lowestoft Burials

Death

Buried Name Comment
24 Nov 1564 Mary Baxter Daughter of Thomas Baxter
16 Jan 1577/78 Thomas Baxter  
26 Mar 1580 Jone Baxter Widow

What happened to the children of Samuel Baxter and Jane Collier of Lowestoft?

Cornelius Baxter (1772 - 1772)

Death

Pakefield All Saints and St Michael

Buried Name Comment
21 Jul 1772 Cornelius Baxter Infant

William Baxter (1772 - 1772)

Death

Pakefield All Saints and St Michael

Buried Name Comment
21 Jul 1772 William Baxter Infant

Jane Baxter (1773 - 1847)

Marriage

Jane married William Browning (1775 - 1801) son of Andrew and Mary Browning. From the parish records of Pakefield:

"William Browning single man and Jane Baxter single woman both of this parish were married in this church by licence on the 16th October 1799 in the presence of Mary Downing and Nathaniel Downing."

Jane's second marriage was to Henry Crowfoot (c.1770 - 1851) possibly the son of Henry Crowfoot and Sarah Nunn, on the 23rd March 1805, Great Yarmouth.

Elizabeth Baxter (1784 - 1875)

Marriage

Elizabeth married Joseph Gibbs (1780 - 1867). From the parish records of Lowestoft:

"Joseph Gibbs bachelor and Elizabeth Baxter spinster both of this parish were married by banns on the 11th January 1810 in the presence of J Edmonds and Hannah Brooks."

Nineteenth Century Baxters

The Baxter's that arrive in Lowestoft in the nineteenth century came from other Baxter families well established in the area.

What happened to the children of Robert Baxter and Ann Maria Coleby of Lowestoft?

Alice Baxter (1863 - 1930)

Charles Edward Lucas Jackson

Marriage

Alice married Charles Edward Lucas Jackson (1853 - 1922) the son of Richard Jackson and Mary Ellen Goodlife on 6 August 1907, Salt Lake Utah.

Census

1881

Dwelling - 28 Factory Lane, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Robert Colby Head m 68 Bricklayer Lowestoft
Maria Colby Wife m 64   Bulcamp
Charles M Colby Son u 21 Groom Ostler Lowestoft
Alice Baxter Granddaughter u 18 Gen Dom Serv Pakefield
John M Moody Visitor u 24 Latter Day Saint Minister Of Chapel St Chapel Utah Salt Lake City, United States

Death

Salt Lake City Utah

Buried Name Comment
1930 Alice Jackson  

Rachel Ann Baxter (1866 - 1907)

Marriage

Rachel married Charles Edward Lucas Jackson (1853 - 1922) the son of Richard Jackson and Mary Ellen Goodlife on 14 August 1895, Utah. His second marriage was to Rachel's sister Alice.

William Henry Baxter (1867 - 1939)

Alice Hannah Sones and William Henry Baxter

Marriage

William married Alice Hannah Sones (1867 - 1919) the daughter of Benjamin E Sones and Rhoda Matilda Clout, in 1888, Lowestoft. His second wife was Christina Westlund Peterson (1871 - 1950) the daughter of Peter John Westlund and Sophia Louisa Hall, who he married 9th July 1921, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Children

William and Alice had the following:

Born Name Where
03 Dec 1889 Rhoda Alice Maud Lowestoft
09 May 1895 Ernest William George Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 1898 Constance Gertrude Salt Lake City, Utah

 

William Baxter and family
Back row: Ernest and Alice.
Front Row: Rhoda, William, Constance.

Census

1891

Dwelling - 6 Commercial Road, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Henry Baxter Head m 24 Bricklayer Pakefield
Alice Baxter Wife m 24   Lound
Rhoda Alice Maud Baxter Daughter   1   Lowestoft
Robert Charterley Uncle m 40 Pub licensed victualler Wetheringsett
Elizabeth Charterley Aunt m 41   Lowestoft

1900

Dwelling - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Wm Baxter Head m Jan 1867 (33) Bricklayer England
Alice Baxter Wife m Jun 1867 (32)   England
Rhoda Baxter Daughter   Dec 1889 (10) At School England
Ernest W. G. Baxter Son   May 1895 (5)   Utah
Constance Baxter Daughter   Jun 1898 (1)   Utah
Alice Baxter Sister S Jul 1864 (35) Servant England

* William, Alice and Rhoda immigrated in 1891, William's sister Alice immigrated a year earlier in 1890. William was renting a house and William, both Alice and Rhoda were recorded as being literate.

1910

Dwelling - Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake, Utah
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William H Baxter Head m 43   England
Alice H Baxter Wife m 42   England
Rhoda A Baxter Daughter s 21   England
Ernest W. G. Baxter Son   14   Utah
Constance Baxter Daughter   11   Utah

1920

Dwelling - Salt Lake, Utah
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Wm H Baxter Head w 53 Bricklayer England
Guy T Martin Son-In-Law m 23 Architectural Draftsman Colorado
Constance Baxter Daughter m 21 None Utah
Ernest B Sones Brother-In-Law S 42 Electrician England

1930

Dwelling - Salt Lake City, Utah
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William H Baxter Head m 62 Brick Mason England
Christiana Baxter Wife m 59 None Sweden

Death

Salt Lake City Utah

Buried Name Comment
05 Dec 1919 Alice Hannah Baxter Died 03 Dec 1919, the daughter of Benjamin E Sones and Rhoda M Clout, wife of William H Baxter, aged 52 years, 5 months and 10 days, born 23 Jun 1867, England
31 Dec 1939 William Baxter Died 28 Dec 1939, the son of Robert Baxter and Maria Coleby, the husband of Christina Baxter, aged 72 years 11 months 22 days, born 1867, England.
1950 Christina Westlund Peterson Baxter Died 10 Dec 1950, the daughter of Peter John Westlund and Sophia Louise Hall, widow of W. H. Baxter, aged 79, born 06 Jun 1871.

George Baxter (1869 - 1965)

Rosa Underhill
George Baxter

Marriage

George married Rosa Underhill (1868 - 1931) the daughter of Robert Underhill and Sarah Lamb, on the 15th June 1893, Salt Lake City.

Children

George and Rosa had the following:

Born Name Where
Apr 1894 Sarah Marie Rosa (Rosie) Salt Lake City
Jan 1896 Rachel Pearl Salt Lake City
06 Mar 1897 Mary Isabella Salt Lake City
27 Dec 1898 Alice Grace Salt Lake City
13 Jun 1901 Winifred M Salt Lake City
12 Apr 1903 Robert George Salt Lake City
1905 Esther May Salt Lake City
17 Mar 1908 Florence Patricia Salt Lake City

 

George Baxter and family
George Baxter and family
Standing: Sarah, Mary, Alice, Rachel
Sitting: George, Florence, Rosa
Front Row: Robert, Esther
Back Row: Mary, Rachel, George, Rosa, Sarah
Middle Row: Alice
Front Row: Esther, Robert, Florence

Census

1900

Dwelling - Farmers Precinct, Salt Lake, Utah
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Head m May 1869 (31) Edge setter Shoe Factory England
Rosa Baxter Wife m Jan 1868 (32)   England
Rosa Baxter Daughter   Apr 1894 (6)   Utah
Pearl Baxter Daughter   Jan 1896 (4)   Utah
Isabella Baxter Daughter   Mar 1897 (3)   Utah
Grace Baxter Daughter   Dec 1898 (1)   Utah

* George immigrated in 1883, Rosa in 1890, both were literate and George was renting a house.

1910

Dwelling - Salt Lake, Utah
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Head m 40   England
Rosa Baxter Wife m 41   England
Rosie Baxter Daughter   16   Utah
Pearl Baxter Daughter   14   Utah
Isabelle Baxter Daughter   13   Utah
Grace Baxter Daughter   11   Utah
Robert G Baxter Son   7   Utah
Esther Baxter Daughter   5   Utah
Florence Baxter Daughter   2   Utah

1920

Dwelling - Salt Lake, Utah
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Head m 50 Trimmer Shoe Factory England
Rosa U Baxter Wife m 51 None England
Alice G Baxter Daughter   21 Seamstress, Shirt Factory Utah
Robert G Baxter Son   16 Apprentice, Printing Shop Utah
Esther M Baxter Daughter   14 None Utah
Florence P Baxter Daughter   11 None Utah

1930

Dwelling - Salt Lake City, Utah
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Head m 60 Shoemaker England
Rosa U Baxter Wife m 62 None England
Robert G Baxter Son w 27 Printer, Paper Union Utah
Esther M Baxter Daughter s 23 Clerk, Store Utah
Florence P Maffit Daughter m 21 None Utah
Gerald M Maffit Grandson   0 None Utah

Death

Wasatch Lawn Burial Park, Utah

Buried Name Comment
15 Jan 1931 Rosa Underhill Baxter Died 10 Jan 1931, the daughter of Robert Underhill and Sarah Lamb, born 02 Jan 1868, Tetbury, England, wife of George, aged 63 years and 8 days.

Vernal Unitah, Utah

Buried Name Comment
21 Apr 1965 George Baxter Died 18 April 1965

Epitaph: Wasatch Lawn Burial Park, Utah

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MOTHER

ROSA UNDERHILL

BAXTER

Jan. 2, 1868 - Jan. 10, 1931

Vernal Unitah, Utah

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FATHER

GEORGE BAXTER

May. 8, 1869 - APR. 18, 1965

What happened to the children of Robert Baxter and Sarah Elizabeth Folkard of Lowestoft?

Minnie Elizabeth Clara Baxter (1875 - 1932)

John Edward Durrant and Minnie Elizabeth Baxter

Marriage

Minnie married John Edward Durrant (1872 - 1928) the son of John Durrant and Elizabeth Jane Ginger on the 7th September 1892 American Fork Utah.

Henry Thomas Folkard Baxter (1877 - 1877)

Death

Kirkley St Peter

Buried Name Comment
15 Aug 1877 Henry Thomas Folkard Baxter Aged 6 months

Bessie Maud Mary Baxter (1878 - 1958)

Marriage

Bessie married Herbert John Turner (1875 - 1959) the son of William Herbert Turner and Victoria Louise Goody. From the marriage license:

Mr Herbert Turner of Lehi in the county of Utah and state of Utah, of the age of 21 years, and Miss Bessie M. Baxter of American Fork in the county of Utah and state of Utah, of the age of 19 years...this 16th day of July A.D. 1897. In the presence of Hannah Robinson and Tempest Robinson.

Robert Charles Thomas Baxter (1880 - 1960)

Marriage

Robert married Sarah Ellen (Mae) Hitesman (1889 - 1920) the daughter of David Smith Hitesman and Ann Eliza Marsden on 4th December 1906, Utah.

Children

Robert and Sarah had the following:

Born Name Where
25 Jun 1907 Hedve Mae American Fork
30 Aug 1908 Erma Elizabeth American Fork
18 Oct 1909 Charles Lafair American Fork
24 Apr 1911 Robert Boyd American Fork
30 Aug 1913 Delcie Alice American Fork
After 1910 Eva Fay American Fork
After 1910 David Hyman American Fork

Census

1910

Dwelling - American Fork, Utah
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Charles Baxter Head m 31   England
May Baxter Wife m 21   Utah
Hedve Baxter Daughter   2   Utah
Erma Baxter Daughter   1   Utah
Charles Baxter Son   7m   Utah

 

Charles Thomas Baxter's shop sign

1920

Dwelling - American Fork, Utah
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Charles Baxter Head m 39 Shoemaker At Home England
May Baxter Wife m 30 None Utah
Hedve Baxter Daughter   12 None Utah
Erma Baxter Daughter   11 None Utah
Lafair Baxter Son   10 None Utah
Boyd Baxter Son   8 None Utah
Delcie Baxter Daughter   6 None Utah
Eva Baxter Daughter   3y6m None Utah

 

Charles Thomas Baxter's shop

1930

Dwelling - American Fork, Utah
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Charley Baxter Head w 49 Section Hand, Railroad England
Erma Baxter Daughter s 21 None Utah
Boyd Baxter Son s 18 Labourer, Odd Jobs Utah
Delcie Baxter Daughter   16 None Utah
Eva Baxter Daughter   13 None Utah

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
American Fork Citizen 08 Dec 1906
The wedding of Chas. Baxter of American Fork and Mary Hitesman of Lehi took place this week.
American Fork Citizen 28 Feb 1920
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for the many kind acts in the recent sickness of our family, and the death of our wife and mother, also for the beautiful floral offerings. CHARLES BAXTER and FAMILY.
The Salt Lake Tribune
The Daily Herald Newspaper
18 Aug 1960
CHARLES T. R. BAXTER American Fork
Charles Thomas Robert Baxter, 79, died Wednesday, 3:25 a.m., in an American Fork hospital, of natural causes. Born Oct. 5, 1880, Lowestoft, England, to Robert and Elizabeth Folkard Baxter. Married Sarah Ellen Hitesman Dec. 3, 1906, Salt Lake City. She died Feb. 15, 1920. Retired railroad worker, maintenance division. Member, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors: sons, daughters, Mrs. Arnold (Hedve) Friberg, Mrs Louis (Delcie) Chivers, Mrs Kenneth (Eva) Jones, Robert, Salt Lake City; David, Lindon, Utah County; 14 grandchild, seven great-grandchildren brother, sister, George, Salt Lake City, Mrs Elizabeth Culmer, Lindon. Funeral Saturday, noon, American Fork Sixth-Eighth LDS Ward Chapel. Friends call Friday, 7-9 p.m. prior, Anderson and Sons Mortuary. Burial, American Fork Cemetery

Death

American Fork, Utah

Buried Name Comment
17 Feb 1920 Sarah Ellen Hitesman Baxter Died 15 Feb 1920, the daughter of David S Hitesman and Eliza Ann Marsden, born 13 Mar 1889, Lehi, Utah, housewife, wife of Charles Baxter, aged 30 years, 11 months and 2 days
Aug 1960 Robert Charles Thomas Baxter Died 17 Aug 1960, Aged 80

 

Epitaph: American Fork Cemetery

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MAE HITESMAN

BAXTER

Mar. 13, 1889 - Feb. 15, 1920

 

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CHARLES THOMAS

BAXTER

Oct. 5, 1880 - Aug. 17, 1960

Elizabeth Maria Ann Baxter (1886 - 1981)

Elizabeth Maria Ann Baxter and Frederick Lorenzo Culmer

Marriage

Elizabeth married Frederick Lorenzo Culmer (1884 - 1947) the son of Alfred Edwin Culmer and Annie Jane Thomlinson on 20 th Jun 1906, Provo, Utah.

George Blyth Baxter (1856 - 1911)

George was born on the 2nd December 1856, Lowestoft, the illegitimate son of Rebecca Baxter (1838 - 1926). Rebecca in turn was the illegitimate daughter of Rose Baxter (1813 - 1897) the daughter of Davey Baxter and Mary Hilling of Barford, Norfolk. Rose married John Tuttle (1822 - 1902) in 1844. Rebecca married George Herring (1835 - 1892) in 1860.

Marriage

George married Rosa Paxman (1857 - 1929) the daughter of Henry Paxman and Ann Elizabeth Pelton.

Parish Church of Lowestoft - 11th September, 1876
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
George Blyth Baxter 19 Bachelor Carpenter Lowestoft George Blyth Baxter Carpenter
Rosa Paxman 19 Spinster   Lowestoft Henry Paxman Joiner
In the presence of us: Henry Paxman and Emily Hermish

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 16 Sep 1876
Baxter - Paxman 11th inst., at St Margaret's Church Lowestoft, by the Rev E. H. Courtney. George Blyth Baxter, of Lowestoft, to Rose, third daughter of Mr Henry Paxman, of Ipswich.
The Ipswich Journal 22 May 1880
Petty Session Lowestoft Wednesday May 17th
Whitsunday Festivities – Frederick Hubbard was charged with being drunk and riotous on the 15th inst.
George Blyth Baxter was charged with a similar offence, which was somewhat aggravated by defendant endeavouring to rescue the former defendant from the police.
Defendant expressed his contrition and the Chairman said it was well for him the police had not laid a further information against him.

Defendant was fined 10s including costs.

Children

George and Rosa had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1877   Annie Elizabeth Blyth   Lowestoft
1880   Alice Maud Blyth   Lowestoft
01 Jul 1882 01 Aug 1886 Nellie Eliza Blyth 62 Stevens Street, Labourer Parish church of St John, Lowestoft
20 Feb 1884 12 Feb 1886 George William Blyth 62 Stevens Street, Carpenter Parish church of St John, Lowestoft
09 Jul 1886 01 Aug 1886 Harry Walter Blyth 62 Stevens Street, Labourer Parish church of St John, Lowestoft
06 Jul 1888 17 Aug 1888 Sophia Emily Blyth 62 Stevens Street, Carpenter Parish church of St John, Lowestoft
1890   Ernest George Blyth   Lowestoft

Census

1871

Dwelling - Duke of Edinburgh, 52 Victoria Place, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Herring Head m 36 Inn Keeper Lewisham, Kent
Rebecca Herring Wife m 32   Barford, Norfolk
George Herring* Son   14 Scholar Lowestoft
William Herring Son   9 Scholar Lowestoft
Emily Herring Daughter   7 Scholar Lowestoft
Anna Herring Daughter   3 Scholar Lowestoft
Harry Herring Son   1   Lowestoft
Ellen Moyse Servant U 17 Servant domestic Lowestoft

*I assume George Blyth Baxter to have been adopted by George Herring and given his surname.

1881

Dwelling - 26 Commercial Road, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Head m 23 Carpenter Lowestoft
Rose Baxter Wife m 26   Ipswich
Annie E Baxter Daughter   4   Lowestoft
Alice M Baxter Daughter   4 mnth   Lowestoft

1881

Dwelling - 9 Friars Street, Ipswich
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Henry Paxman Head m 52 Joiner carpenter Woodbridge
Ann Elizabeth Paxman Wife m 50 Dress maker Ipswich
Eliza Paxman Daughter u 37 Dress maker Ipswich
Emily Paxman Daughter u 25 Dress maker Ipswich
Henry Edward Paxman Son u 19 Printer compositor Ipswich
George William Paxman Son u 16 Printer compositor Ipswich
Ann Elizabeth Titlow Mother in law w 75 Independent Annuitant Ipswich
Annie Elizabeth Baxter Granddaughter   3   Lowestoft

1891

Dwelling - 62 Stevens Street, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George B Baxter Head m 34 Carpenter Lowestoft
Rose B Baxter Wife m 34   Ipswich
Annie E B Baxter Daughter   14   Lowestoft
Ellen G B Baxter Daughter   8   Lowestoft
Harry W B Baxter Son   5   Lowestoft
Sophia E B Baxter Daughter   3   Lowestoft
Ernest G B Baxter Son   1   Lowestoft

1901

Dwelling - 86 Tonning Street, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Head M 44 Stevedore Lowestoft
Rose Baxter Wife M 44   Ipswich
Harry Baxter Son   15 {cycgelman} apprentice Lowestoft
Sophia Baxter Daughter   13   Lowestoft
Ernest Baxter Son   11   Lowestoft

1911

Dwelling - 86 Tonning Street, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Head M 55 Stevedore Lowestoft
Rose Baxter Wife M 55   Ipswich
Ernest Baxter Son s 21 Chauffeur Lowestoft*

*The information on Ernest was crossed out, he was boarding with the Orford family in Somerleyton.

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
T Huke's Lowestoft Directory 1896 Lowestoft Private / Commercial 62 Stevens Street Westside - Baxter G labourer
Kelly's Directory of Lowestoft 1900 Lowestoft Commercial Baxter George, Stevedore 86 Tonning Street
Kelly's Directory of Lowestoft 1904 Lowestoft Commercial Baxter George, Stevedore 86 Tonning Street

Death

Lowestoft Municipal Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
02 Sep 1911 George Blyth Baxter Stevedore, aged 55

Yarmouth District

Died Name Comment
1929 Rosa Baxter Aged 73

What happened to the children of James Benjamin Baxter and Sarah Ann Liffen Linder of Lowestoft?

Phillis Louisa Baxter (1874 - ?)

Children

Phillis had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1894 19 Mar 1894 Herbert Critten   Lowestoft

Marriage

Phillis married George Herbert Critten (1870 - 1914) the son of William Critten and Eleanor Scarle on the 20th August 1894, St Margaret's Church Lowestoft. Phillis second marriage was to James Smith, who she married in 1915.

Samuel John Baxter (1878 - 1943)

Marriage

Samuel married Florence Botham(1881 - 1966) the Granddaughter of Adam and Elizabeth Botham, in 1901 Grimsby district.

Children

Samuel and Florence had the following:

Born Name Where
1908 William John Kenley
1910 Walter Kenley
1912 Stanley Croydon District
1915 Alfred H Grimsby District

Census

1901

I suspect Samuel was working as a fisherman and was out at sea on census night.

1911

Dwelling - 6 Oak Cottage, Little Roke Road, Kenley, Surrey
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Samuel John Baxter Head m 32 Labourer General Lowestoft
Florence Baxter Wife m 29   Rotherham, Yorkshire
William John Baxter Son   2   Kenley
Walter Baxter Son   1   Kenley

Death

Grimsby District

Died Name Comment
1943 Samuel J Baxter Aged 65
1966 Florence Baxter Aged 85

Edith Maria Baxter (1880 - 1952)

Marriage

Edith married twice, her first husband was, William George Borer (1878 - 1926) son of Arthur Borer and Louisa Ann Lee in 1899. On the 5th June 1915 the couple departed on the 'Orontes,' bound for Adelaide, Australia. Edith's second husband was Abraham Samuel Martin (1888 - 1954), the son of Abraham Martin and Mary Johnson, who she married in 1926, Adelaide.

Elizabeth Louise Baxter (1882 - ?)

Children

Elizabeth had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1901 Lily May* Child of Louise Baxter single woman  
20 Mar 1906 Ethel Louise Louisa Elizabeth a domestic servant of 10 Union Road Lowestoft. Lothingland House, Oulton

*Lily May was buried 26 Jun 1901 aged 0, Lowestoft Cemetery.

Marriage

Louise got married to Benjamin Howlett (1866 - 1912) the son of Benjamin Howlett and Louisa Waters, in 1911. Louise's second marriage was to James William Brooks (1879 - ?) son of James Brooks and Hannah Barber Farman in 1914.

Census

1901

Dwelling - Elizabeth Fry Refuge, 195 Mare Street, Hackney, London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Louise Baxter Inmate u 19 General servant domestic Lowestoft

The Elizabeth Fry Refuge was a probation hostel for females recently released from prison.

1911

Dwelling - Rare Rant Score East, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Benjamin Howlett Head w 45 Labourer General Lowestoft
Favelyan B Howlett Son s 20 Labourer General Lowestoft
William D Howlett Son s 18 Labourer General Lowestoft
Ernest C C Howlett Son s 16 Labourer General Lowestoft
Cyril H Howlett Son   12 School Lowestoft
Bertie H Howlett Son   10 School Lowestoft
Harold Howlett Son   8 School Lowestoft
Miss L Baxter Servant s 29 Housekeeper Lowestoft
Miss E L Baxter Boarder   5   Oulton Broad

William Benjamin Daniel Baxter (1884 - 1973)

William Benjamin Daniel Baxter

Marriage

William married Jane Reeve (1891 - 1974), the daughter of William Stephen Reeve and Elizabeth Naylor/Nailor, in 1913.

William Benjamin Daniel Baxter and Jane Reeve

Census

1901

Dwelling - Vessel "Masterpiece"
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Other u 16 Cook Lowestoft

Death

Yarmouth District

Died Name Comment
1973 William Benjamin D Baxter Born 05 Jul 1884

Sleaford District

Died Name Comment
01 Mar 1974 Jane Baxter Born 25 Nov 1891. Died at St Andrews Nursing Home, Ewerby.

Mary Ann Baxter (1886 - 1886)

Death

Mutford District

Died Name Comment
1886 Mary Ann Baxter Aged 0

Robert Thomas Baxter (1888 - 1889)

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 10 May 1889
Lowestoft
Inquest – On Saturday morning an inquest was held by Mr Corner Cheston at the Great Eastern Hotel touching the death of Robert Thomas Baxter, aged ten months.  Mr Edward H Armatage, Surgeon acting for Mr Worthington attributed death to “suffocation” the child having been found dead in bed, lying face downwards.  A verdict was returned accordingly.

Death

Lowestoft Municipal Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
09 May 1889 Robert Thomas Baxter Child of James B and Sarah a Baxter aged 0, 3 Beckham Road. L/6/158E

Benjamin James Baxter (1890 - 1890)

Death

Lowestoft Municipal Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
28 Jul 1890 Benjamin James Child of James B and Sarah a Baxter aged 0, 10 Beckham Road. L/5/159E

What happened to the children of George Blyth Baxter and Rosa Paxman of Lowestoft?

Annie Elizabeth Blyth Baxter (1877 - 1956)

Marriage

Annie married Hedley Utting Roth (1875 - 1932) son of George (Utting) Roth and Mary Anne Gouldby.

Parish Church of St John, Lowestoft - 3rd October 1895
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
Hedley Roth 21 Bachelor Butcher Lowestoft George Roth Grocer & Draper
Annie Elizabeth Blyth Baxter 19 Spinster   Lowestoft George Blyth Baxter Joiner
In the presence of us: G? Blockwell and Grace Roth

Hedley and Annie's marriage broke down between 1904 and 1911. Hedley married Amy Ethel Gennis the daughter of William Waring Gennis and Elizabeth Hulme, 02 Jul 1923, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Hedley claimed he was a widower at the time. Annie waited until after Hedley's death to remarry. She married George T Hume (1866 - 1957) the son of Alfred Hume and Ruth King, in 1932, Norwich.

Alice Maud Blyth Baxter (1880 – 1883)

Death

Lowestoft St Margaret

Buried Name Comment
05 Dec 1883 Alice Maud Baxter Aged 3

Nellie Eliza Blyth Baxter (1882 - 1953)

Marriage

Nellie married Hazel Bridgstock (1878 - 1966), the son of William Bridgstock and Mary Ann Read, in 1902.

Census

1901

Dwelling - Suffolk Road, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Hedley Roth Head m 25 Butcher Kessingland
Annie Roth Wife m 23   Lowestoft
Hilda M Roth Daughter   4 Scholar Lowestoft
Mabel J Roth Daughter   10 mnth   Lowestoft
Nellie Baxter Sister-In-Law s 18 Dressmaker Lowestoft
Jessie Breach Serv s 23 Serv Domestic Lowestoft

George William Blyth (1884 - 1886)

Death

Lowestoft St Margaret

Buried Name Comment
23 Mar 1886 George William Blyth Baxter Aged 2

Harry Walter Blyth Baxter (1886 - 1956)

Harry and his family emigrated to Australia sometime after 1925. The family settled in Petersham, New South Wales.

Marriage

Harry married Daisy Ethel Meek Fuller (1884 - 1951) the daughter of Robert Fuller and Sarah Warford.

Parish Church of Pakefield - 1st January, 1907
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
Harry Walter Blyth Baxter 21 Bachelor Stevedore Lowestoft George Blyth Baxter Stevedore
Daisy Ethel Meek Fuller 23 Spinster   Pakefield Robert Fuller Fisherman
In the presence of us: Robert Fuller and Sarah Fuller

Children

Harry and Daisy had the following:

Born Name Where
09 Oct 1907 Stella Joyce Lowestoft
1912 Barbara Joan Mutford District

Merchant Navy Apprentice Indenture

F21116
Henry Walter Baxter
Born at Lowestoft in the
County of Suffolk 9th day of Jul 1886
Age: 30
Occupation: Publican
Height: 5 feet 11 1/4 Hair: Brown
Complexion: Fresh Eyes: Grey
Marks: Blue spot back (left) hand
Start Date: 26 Sep 1916 Vessel: President II
End Date: 4 Nov 1918 Vessel: Pembroke II

Census

1911

Dwelling - 15 Stanley Street, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Harry Baxter Head m 25 Stevedore Lowestoft
Daisy Baxter Wife m 27 Dressmaker Pakefield
Stella Baxter Daughter   4   Lowestoft

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Kelly's Directory of Lowestoft 1925 Lowestoft Commercial Baxter Harry Walter, beer retail. 11 & 12 Commercial Road.

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Sydney Morning Herald 30 Jun 1951
DEATHS
BAXTER, Daisy Ethel Meek.. - June 29, 1951 (suddenly), at her residence, 25 Andreas Street, Petersham, dearly beloved wife of Harry Walter Baxter, loving mother of Stella and Barbara (Mrs Delvin), and mother-in-law of John and grandma of John, aged 68 years. At Rest.

Death

Petersham NSW

Died Name Comment
1951 Baxter - Daisy Ethel Meek Daughter of Robert and Sarah
1956 Baxter - Harry Walter Son of George Blyth and Rosa

 

Sophia Emily Blyth Baxter (1888 - ?)

Marriage

Sophia married Algernon Oswald Beaumont (1886 - 1959) son of James Beaumont and Anna Maria Riches on the 24th December 1905, at Mutford registry office. The couple later separated and Algernon went on to marry Mary Lilian Coupland-Fitzharris (1883 - 1975), in 1921. It is unclear whether Algernon waited for Sophia to die before he married Mary.

Ernest George Blyth Baxter (1890 - 1968)

Marriage

Ernest married Eleanor Emily Turnidge (1889-1956) the daughter of John (James) Turnidge and Mary Ann Keegan in 1915.

Census

1911

Dwelling - The Green, Somerleyton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
James Orford Head m 60 Gardener Domestic Somerleyton
Eliza Orford Wife m 59   Burnham Deepdale
Alice Orford Granddaughter   12   Somerleyton
Ernest George Blyth Baxter Boarder s 21 Chauffeur Domestic Lowestoft

Death

Watford District

Died Name Comment
1956 Eleanor E Baxter Aged 67

Lincoln District

Died Name Comment
1968 Ernest G B Baxter Aged 78

George Henry Baxter (1848 - 187?)

George was the son of Maria Baxter (1822 - 1853). Maria was in turn the daughter of David Baxter (Yaxham, 1786 - 1862) and Mary Oldhouse/Aldhouse (Hardwick, 1748-1864/6). David Baxter married Mary Oldhouse on the 24th October 1809, Hardwick, Norfolk.

Marriage

George married Jemima Everett Barber (1850 - 1921) daughter of Rachel Richards and the step daughter of William Kent. Jemima's first husband was Henry Barber, whom she marred in Burton-on-Trent, in 1867. She went on to marry Jacob Kent (1854 - 1923) in 1878.

Independent Chapel Bungay - 29th June 1873
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
George Henry Baxter 24 Bachelor Tailor Bungay Trinity --- ---
Jemima Everett Barber 23 Widow   Bungay Trinity --- ---
In the presence of us: Susan Cornish, John Cornish, Henry William Meadow and Roger Liar

Children

George and Jemima had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
02 Nov 1873 07 May 1876 Edgar Stanley   Bungay
06 Nov 1874   Henry George   Bungay

Census

1851

Dwelling - South Street, Harleston
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Maria Baxter Head u 29 Charwoman Harleston, Norfolk
George Baxter Son   3   Harleston, Norfolk

1861

Dwelling - Chapel Street, St Stephens, Norwich
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Boarder   10 Scholar Norwich, Norfolk
Ellen Baxter Boarder   1   Norwich, Norfolk

1871

Dwelling - The Blue Boar, Walsham Le Willows
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
George Baxter Lodger u 22 Tailor Journeyman Norwich, Norfolk

1881

Dwelling - 26 Factory Lane, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Jacob Kent Head m 29 Fisherman St Nicholas
Jemima Kent Wife m 30   Thwaite, Norfolk
Arthur Barber Step Son   12 Scholar Bungay
Edgar Kent Son   7   Bungay
Harry Kent Son   6   Bungay

*I assume Edgar Stanley and Henry George Baxter to have been adopted by Jacob Kent and given his surname.

1901

Dwelling - Princes Road, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Jacob Kent Head m 46 Fish market porter St Nicholas
Jemima Kent Wife m 50   Thwaite, Norfolk
Edgar S kent Son   27 Yachting Sailor Bungay
Fred J Kent Son   18 Grocer's assistant Lowestoft
May V Kent Daughter   13   Lowestoft

What happened to the children of George Henry Baxter and Jemima Everett Barber?

Edgar Stanley Baxter (1873 - 1948)

Education

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Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
02 Nov 1873 21 Apr 1884 St Margaret's Boys School Lowestoft Jacob & Jemima 26 Factory Lane    

Marriage

Edgar married Louisa Armes (1871 - 1942) the daughter of Mary Ann Archer Armes (the daughter of Adam Armes and Bathsheba Barber Bemment) and step daughter of Robert Leeds in 1901.

Children

Edgar and Louisa had the following:

Born Name Where
08 Mar 1904 Stanley Fred Lowestoft

Census

1911

Dwelling - 66 Milton Road, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Edgar S Baxter Head m 38 Fish Porter Bungay
Louise Baxter Wife m 39   Lowestoft
Lily Baxter Daughter*   15 Shop Assistant Lowestoft
Stanley Baxter Son   7   Lowestoft

* I cannot locate Lily in the 1901 census or her birth. According to the 1911 census Edgar and Louisa had been married for 9 years and had 2 children, both of whom were alive.

Will Information

1949
Effects £134 19s 11d
Baxter Edgar Stanley of 8 Dukes Head-street Lowestoft died 7 December 1948 Probate Ipswich 3 February to Frederick William Baxter fish market labourer.

Death

Lowestoft Municipal Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
10 Oct 1942 Louisa Baxter The wife of Edgar, aged 71, 66 Milton Road. L/A/353
13 Dec 1948 Edgar Stanley Baxter Lowestoft Pensioner aged 75, 8 Dukes Head Street. L/A/353

Epitaph: Lowestoft Municipal Cemetery

View gravestone

In

Loving Memory of

LOUISA

Beloved wife of

Edgar BAXTER

Died Oct 6 1942

Aged 71 Years

God will bind our broken chain
When in heaven we meet again

Also of

EDGAR BAXTER

Died Dec 7 1948

Aged 75 years

Henry George Baxter (1874 - 1923)

Education

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Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
06 Nov 1873 21 Apr 1884 St Margaret's Boys School Lowestoft Jacob & Jemima 26 Factory Lane    

Marriage

Henry married Alice Eliza Borrett (1877 - 1927) daughter of Mary Ann Alexander and the step daughter of Robert James S Borrett in 1897.

Children

Henry and Alice had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
09 Nov 1896   May*   Lowestoft
1900 31 Oct 1900 Emily Maud Daughter of Harry George & Alice Baxter, 3 Raby Street, Limehouse, Shipwright Parish Church of St Matthew, LImehouse Fields
14 Jan 1902   Harry Valentine   Lowestoft
24 Aug 1903   Fred William   Lowestoft
27 Sep 1905 14 Oct 1905 Violet Daughter of Harry George & Alice Baxter, 78 Rhodeswell Road, Shipwright Parish Church of St Luke, Limehouse
1911   Lillie N   Lowestoft
18 May 1913   Daisy Emily   Lowestoft
1914   Gladys I   Lowestoft
After 1916   Harry V   Lowestoft

*Alice May Borrett, born before her parents married

Census

1901

Dwelling -7 Raglan Street, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Henry G Baxter Head m 26 Block maker Bungay
Alice Baxter Wife m 25   Lowestoft
Alice* M Baxter Daughter   1   Limehouse

*Daughter May (3) was staying with her Aunt Christana Kent in Beccles.
* Alice should be Emily - Emily Maud was buried 22 Nov 1907 aged 7, 16 Jacob Street.

1911

Dwelling -16 Jacob Street, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Harry Baxter Head m 34 Block & Spor Maker (boat building) Bungay
Alice Baxter Wife m 33   Harwich
May Baxter Daughter   14   Lowestoft
Harry Baxter Son   9 School Lowestoft
Fred Baxter Son   7 School Lowestoft
Violet Baxter Daughter   5 School Limehouse, London

Death

Lowestoft Municipal Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
03 Feb 1923 Harry George Baxter Shipwright aged 47, 10 Erskine Place. L/15/453

Mutford District

Died Name Comment
1927 Alice Baxter Aged 50
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