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Baxters of Oulton

Oulton

Oulton is two miles from Lowestoft and a mile from Oulton Broad fed by the river Waverney. The church is dedicated to St Michael and the lich gate was built by Colin Baxter in the 1940's using only hand tools.

Oulton St Michael

Eighteenth Century Baxters

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

What happened to the children of John Baxter and Mary Spore of Oulton?

Samuel Baxter (1765 - 1765)

Death

North Cove St Botolph

Buried Name Comment
1765   infant

Jane Baxter (1766 - 1766)

Death

North Cove St Botolph

Buried Name Comment
1766   infant

William Baxter (1768 - 1771)

Death

North Cove St Botolph

Buried Name Comment
14 Mar 1771 William Baxter infant

John Baxter (1769 - 1813)

Marriage

John married Elizabeth Jefferies. John was Elizabeth's second husband, her first husband was John Danby. From the parish registers of Oulton:

"John Baxter of the parish of Oulton single man and Elizabeth Danby widow of the same parish were married 6 November 1809 in the presence of John Bull and Phebe Jefferies."

Children

John and Elizabeth had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
  06 May 1810 James son of John and Elizabeth Baxter Parish Church of Oulton
15 Apr 1812 19 Apr 1812 Robert twin sons of John & Elizabeth Baxter late Danby Parish Church of Oulton
15 Apr 1812 19 Apr 1812 Henry twin sons of John & Elizabeth Baxter late Danby Parish Church of Oulton
1813 11 Dec 1813 Maria Posthumous daughter of John and Elizabeth Baxter Parish Church of St Margaret, Lowestoft

Death

Oulton St Michael

Buried Name Comment
29 Apr 1813 John Baxter Of Lowestoft aged 31

James Baxter (1771 - 1787)

Death

Rockland St Mary, Norfolk

Buried Name Comment
21 Jun 1787 James Baxter Single man son of John Baxter and Mary his wife, late Mary Spore spinster.

Alice Baxter (1773 - 1773)

Death

North Cove St Botolph

Buried Name Comment
1773 Alice Baxter an infant

Samuel Baxter (1774 - 1774)

Death

North Cove St Botolph

Buried Name Comment
Sep 1774 Samuel Baxter an infant

William Baxter (1776 - 1856)

Marriage

William married Sarah Ann Cunningham (1783 - 1864) the daughter of Stephen Cunningham and Sarah Soanes. From the parish register of Blundeston:

"William Baxter of the parish of Flixton single man and Sarah Cunningham of the same parish single woman married in this church by banns on 2 May 1808 in the presence of Samuel Baxter and Ann Cunningham."

Children

William and Sarah had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
29 Sep 1811 Samuel Son of William and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Oulton
23 Jan 1817 William Son of William and Sarah Baxter, Lowestoft Labourer Parish church of Lowestoft
08 Sep 1821 Stephen Son of William and Sarah Baxter , Lowestoft Labourer Parish church of Lowestoft
23 Mar 1823 Robert Son of William and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Lowestoft

Census

1841

Dwelling Oulton
Name Age Occupation Born in County
William Baxter 55 Ag Lab N
Sarah Baxter 45   N

1851

Dwelling Oulton
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 67 Ag Lab North Cove
Sarah Ann Baxter Wife m 62   Irby, Norfolk

1861

Dwelling Oulton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Baxter Head m 49 Labourer Oulton
Mary Ann Baxter Wife m 48   Corton
Sarah Ann* Baxter Mother w 82   Aldeby, Norfolk
John Butcher Father in law m 75   Dunwich
Abigail Butcher Mother in law m 74   Blundeston

* Sarah Ann Baxter according to the census return was blind

Death

Oulton St Michael

Buried Name Comment
23 Mar 1856 William Baxter Of Oulton aged 80
18 Nov 1864 Sarah Ann Baxter Of Oulton aged 88

Samuel Baxter (1782 - 1782)

Death

Oulton St Michael

Buried Name Comment
29 Mar 1782 Samuel Baxter son of John and Mary Baxter infant

What happened to the children of Samuel Baxter and Mary Horning of Oulton?

William Baxter (1810 - c.1841)

Marriage

William married Mary Ann Butcher (1813 - 1888) the daughter of John Butcher and Abigail Adkins. From the parish registers of Oulton:

"William Baxter of the parish of Oulton bachelor and Mary Ann Butcher of the same spinster were married 17 September 1832 in the presence of Samuel Baxter and Phebe Butcher."

Mary Ann's second husband was Samuel Baxter the son of William Baxter and Sarah Cullingham.

Children

William and Mary had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
17 Mar 1833 Samuel Oulton Labourer Parish church of Oulton
18 May 1834 John Oulton Labourer Parish church of Oulton
09 Dec 1838 Mary Ann Oulton Labourer Parish church of Oulton

Census

1841

Dwelling Oulton
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Mary Ann Baxter 25 Widow Y
Samuel Baxter 7   Y
John Baxter 6   Y
Mary Ann Baxter 2   Y

Mary Baxter (1815 - 1904)

Marriage

Mary married John Butcher (c.1815 - 184?). From the parish registers of Lowestoft St Margaret:

"John Butcher bachelor and Mary Baxter spinster both of this parish were married in this church by banns of the 5th day of September 1836. In the presence of Matthew Butcher, Ann Butcher, Mary Ann Gillings and William Bobbitt."

In both the 1841 and 1851 census Mary was recorded living on the beach at Lowestoft. I suspect that John was a fisherman, no death was registered for him, so I believe he was lost at sea somewhere between 1840 and 1851.

Mary's second marriage was to John Daines son of John Daines.

Parish Church of St Mary Rotherhithe - 18th October 1855
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
John Daines of full age Bachelor Engineer Rotherhithe John Daines Engineer
Mary Butcher of full age Widow   Rotherhithe Samuel Baxter Blacksmith
In the presence of us: Thomas Bradshaw and Francis James Newson

Charles Baxter (1819 - 186?)

Marriage

Charles married Ann Knights (1817 - 1871) the daughter of Cornelius Knights and Barbara Gosling.

Parish Church of Lowestoft- 3rd August 1842
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Charles Baxter 21 Bachelor Fisherman Lowestoft William Ward Labourer
Ann Knights 24 Spinster Servant Lowestoft Cornelius Knights Labourer
In the presence of us: James Knights and Elizabeth Macry

Children

Charles and Ann had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
  20 Oct 1842 William Oulton Labourer Parish church of Oulton
  18 Sep 1845 Charles Carlton Colville Labourer Parish church of Carlton Colville
1846 26 Apr 1848 Barbara Carlton Colville Labourer Parish church of Carlton Colville
1852   Ann*   Lowestoft
1852 10 Mar 1852 Samuel Son of Charles and Ann Baxter Parish Church of Lowestoft St Margaret
23 Nov 1859 26 Dec 1859 Samuel Oulton Seaman Parish church of Oulton

*Ann the infant daughter of Charles and Ann was recorded buried at Lowestoft St Margaret's church, 18 March 1852. Samuel, possibly Ann's twin also died in 1852.

Merchant Seamen

334,533
Charles Baxter
Born at Oulton in the
County of Suffolk 11th day of Dec 1819
Age When Ticketed: 27 Can Write: No
Capacity: Mariner
Height: 5 feet 7 Hair: Brown
Complexion: Fresh Eyes: D Grey
Marks: None
First Went To Sea As: Boy In the Year: 1836
When Unemployed, Resides at: Carlton
Issued At: Yarmouth 21st day of August 1845

Census

1851

Dwelling Carlton Colville
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Charles Baxter Head M 31 Coal Whipper Oulton
Ann Baxter Wife M 32   Oulton
William Baxter Son   8 Scholar Oulton
Charles Baxter Son   5 Scholar Carlton Colville
Barbara Baxter Daughter   4   Carlton Colville
Barbara Knights Visitor M 65   Carlton Colville
Maria Vineyard Lodger   12   Carlton Colville
Mary Ann Vineyard Lodger   9   Carlton Colville

1861

Dwelling 16 Saudport Street, Leith, Midlothian
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Charles Baxter Lodger M 41 Engineer England
Ann Baxter Lodger's wife M 43   England
Charles Baxter Lodger   15 Scholar England
Barbara Baxter Lodger   14 Scholar England
Samuel Baxter Lodger   1   England

1871

Dwelling – 27 Batton street, Birkenhead, Cheshire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Ann Baxter Head W 53   Carlton
Charles Baxter Son u 25 Fitter Carlton
Samuel Baxter Son   11 Scholar Holton

Death

Birkenhead

Buried Name Comment
1871 Ann Baxter Aged 53

What happened to the children of John Baxter and Elizabeth Jefferies of Oulton?

James Baxter(1810 - ?)

Merchant Seamen

Records indicate that James of Oulton aged 24 was a seaman in 1835.

Robert Baxter (1812 - 1893)

Marriage

Robert's first wife was Mary Ann (c.1810 - 1872). His second wife was Sarah Randall (Davidson, 1807 - ?) the daughter of William Davidson. I believe Sarah died before the 1881 census.

Parish Church of St Mary, Mortlake - 20th August 1872
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 Full Widower Coachman Mortlake John Baxter Waterman
Sarah Randall Full Widow   Mortlake William Davidson Gentleman
In the presence of us: James Jackman and Emma Selina Jackman

Census

1851

Dwelling - High Street, Mortlake, Surrey
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Robert Baxter Head m 33 Carman Lowestoft
Mary Ann Baxter Wife m 40   North Walsham

1861

Dwelling - High Street, Mortlake, Surrey
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Robert Baxter Head m 45 Gardener Houghton
Mary Ann Baxter Wife m 50   Walsham

1881

Dwelling - 5 Avis Cottage, Mortlake, Surrey
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Robert Baxter Boarder w 65 Gardener Lowestoft

1891

Dwelling - 4 ?ham Road, Mortlake, Surrey
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Robert Baxter Head w 76 Gardener Oulton

Death

Old Mortlake Burial Ground

Buried Name Comment
28 Mar 1872 Mary Baxter Aged 79, Richmond Union
04 Jan 1893 Robert Baxter Aged 79, Mortlake, Section U, Grave 130

Henry Baxter (1812 - 1869)

Merchant Seamen

Records indicate that Henry Baxter of Kirkley aged 24 was a seaman in 1835.

Census

1861

Dwelling - Hemp Land, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Henry Baxter Lodger u 56 Ag Lab Kirkley

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 25 Jul 1868
Petty Sessions – Lowestoft
Stealing Water – Henry Baxter was charged with having unlawfully taken water from pipe of the Lessess of Lowestoft Water and gas works, on the 5th inst.
Fined 1s and costs 9s 6d.  A fortnight given for payment and in default seven days imprisonment.  Defendant was sure he could not pay it, he had no money, and he did not earn anything.

Death

Woodbridge

Buried Name Comment
1869 Henry Baxter Aged 59. Henry (male pauper) was admitted to the Melton Asylum on the 21 Apr 1869 and died 06 Jul 1869.

Maria Baxter (1813 - 1816)

Death

Lowestoft St Margaret

Buried Name Comment
18 Aug 1816 Maria Baxter the daughter of John and Elizabeth Baxter, aged 2

What happened to the children of William Baxter and Sarah Ann Cunningham of Oulton?

Samuel Baxter (1811 - 1887)

Marriage

Samuel married Mary Ann Butcher (1813 - 1888) the daughter of John Butcher and Abigail Adkins.

Parish Church of Oulton - 20th September 1841
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Samuel Baxter full age Bachelor Labourer Oulton William Baxter Labourer
Mary Ann Baxter full age Widow   Oulton John Butcher Labourer
In the presence of us: Mary Ann Nichols and Francis Prettyman

Children

Samuel and Mary has the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
12 Dec 1841 Robert Oulton labourer Parish church of Oulton

Merchant Seamen

Records indicate that Samuel Baxter of Oulton aged 23 was a seaman in 1835.

Census

1851

Dwelling Oulton
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Baxter Head m 39 Ag Lab Oulton
Mary Ann Baxter Wife m 38   Oulton
Samuel Baxter Son u 18 Ag Lab Oulton
John Baxter Son   16 Ag Lab Oulton
Robert Baxter Son   9 Scholar Oulton

1861

Dwelling Oulton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Baxter Head m 49 Labourer Oulton
Mary Ann Baxter Wife m 48   Corton
Sarah Ann* Baxter Mother w 82   Aldeby, Norfolk
John Butcher Father in law m 75   Dunwich
Abigail Butcher Mother in law m 74   Blundeston

* Sarah Ann Baxter according to the census return was blind

1871

Dwelling Oulton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Baxter Head m 59 Ag Lab Oulton
Mary Ann Baxter Wife m 58 Ag Lab's wife Corton
Isaiah Futter Lodger u 24 Ag Lab Oulton

Death

Oulton St Michael

Buried Name Comment
12 Feb 1887 Samuel Baxter Of Oulton aged 75
30 Dec 1888 Mary Ann Baxter Of Oulton aged 76

Epitaph: Oulton St Michael

View gravestone

In

Loving Memory of

SAMUEL BAXTER

The beloved husband of

MARY ANN BAXTER

Who died Jan 25th 1887

Aged 75 Years

Absent form the body present

with the Lord

Also

MARY ANN BAXTER

His beloved wife

Who died Dec 27 1888

Aged 75 years

William Baxter (1817 - 1906)

Marriage

William married Maria Oldman (1819 - 1906) the daughter of William Oldman and Maria Taylor.

Parish Church of Somerleyton - 29th October 1843
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
William Baxter full age Bachelor Labourer Somerleyton William Baxter Labourer
Maria Oldman full age Spinster Servant Somerleyton William Oldman Labourer
In the presence of us: Thomas Crouching and Snowler

Children

William and Maria had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1845 16 Feb 1845 Mary Ann Blundeston labourer Parish church of Blundeston
1847 26 Dec 1847 James Benjamin Blundeston labourer Parish church of Blundeston
1851 23 Mar 1851 William Blundeston labourer Parish church of Somerleyton
1855 25 Mar 1855 Phillis Somerleyton labourer Parish church of Somerleyton
1856 26 Nov 1856 Maria Somerleyton labourer Parish church of Somerleyton

Census

1851

Dwelling Lound Lane, Blundeston
Name Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head 37 Ag lab Oulton
Maria Baxter Wife 31   Somerleyton
Mary A Baxter Daughter 12   Blundeston
James Baxter Son 3   Blundeston
William Baxter Son 1 mnth   Blundeston
Charles Wright Visitor 20 Ag lab Blundeston
Lucy Wright Visitor 21   Somerleyton

1861

Dwelling Somerleyton Street, Somerleyton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Oldman Head m 68 Tile maker Haddiscoe, Norfolk
Maria Oldman Wife m 66   Haddiscoe, Norfolk
Mary Ann Oldman Daughter u 42 Char woman Somerleyton
Phillis Baxter Granddaughter   6 Scholar Somerleyton

1861

Dwelling Somerleyton Street, Somerleyton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 45 Ag Lab Oulton
Maria Baxter Wife m 40 Char woman Somerleyton
James Baxter Son   13 Scholar Blundeston
William Baxter Son   10 Scholar Blundeston
Charles Oldman Nephew   8 Scholar Somerleyton

1871

Dwelling 17 Village Street, Somerleyton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 59 Ag Lab Oulton
Maria Baxter Wife m 56 Char woman Somerleyton
Phillis Baxter Daughter u 16   Somerleyton

1881

Dwelling 15 Village Street, Laurel House, Somerleyton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 59 Ag Lab Oulton
Maria Baxter Wife m 56 Char woman Somerleyton

1891

Dwelling Street cottage, Somerleyton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 71 Farm labourer Lowestoft
Maria Baxter Wife m 68   Somerleyton

1901

Dwelling Street, Somerleyton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William* Baxter Head m 85   Lowestoft
Maria Baxter Wife m 77   Somerleyton

* William is described as suffering from Senile Decay

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 11 Aug 1860
Lowestoft Petty Session, Wednesday August 8th Assault – William Baxter and William Eccleston were charged with assaulting William Smith of Somerleyton, on the 2nd last.
Complainant stated that he had been down, on the evening in question, with the horse of his master, Mr Benns, to wash, and on coming home overtook a party of mowers, with whom the defendants were in company, and without provocation on his part, Baxter pushed him off the wall into the ditch, which was up to his thigh in water.  Baxter asked him where he had been and he told him.  He did not speak until after Baxter had pushed him into the ditch, when he complained, asked him what he did it for, when defendant laughed.  Eccleston came up afterwards and got hold of him, and beat him with his fists.  Complainant had a piece of red tied around his hat, and said “red n” couldn’t get along with the “blue.”  That was all the conversation he had with them.
Baxter in defence, stated that complaint went up to him and said, “Baxter, you look rather blue.”  Defendant turned his eyes over his shoulder, and seeing the complainant had a piece of red on his hat said. “blue and red never agree.”  At the same time giving him (complainant) a push as he passed by; but he never went into the ditch. …
Upon recommendation of the chairman, the parties left the court and subsequently arrange the matter in dispute.

Death

Somerleyton St Mary

Buried Name Comment
14 May 1906 William Baxter Aged 84
26 May 1906 Maria Baxter Aged 84

Stephen Baxter (1821 - 1822)

Death

Oulton St Michael

Buried Name Comment
14 Jul 1822 Stephen Baxter Of Normanstone aged 10 months

Robert Baxter (1823 - 1913)

As a mariner, Robert does not appear in the 1841 or 1851 censuses and it is believed Robert emigrated to Australia in around 1852. On the 27th October 1874, Robert was admitted to the Maryborough Hospital, records show he was 51, married, his occupation was a Mariner, the name of the ship was Orpheus, he had been living in the colony for 23 years and had embarked from the Port of San Francisco.

Marriage

Robert married Charlotte Wright (1834 - 1918) pictured below, the daughter of Roger Gibson Wright and Mary Martin.

Charlotte Baxter nee Wright

Cathedral Church of St James Melbourne - 20 th November 1855
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Place of Birth Residence at the time of Marriage Parents name and surname Rank or profession of father
Robert Baxter 30 Bachelor Mariner Oulton, Suffolk {Collen} St William Baxter & Sarah Cunningham Farmer
Charlotte Wright 22 Spinster Living with friends St Mary's Middlesex {Collen} St Roger G Wright & Mary Martin Tailor
In the presence of us: Robert Gibson Wright & Ann Gee

Children

Robert and Charlotte had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
23 Sep 1856 Charlotte   Alma
1858 Sarah Ann   Alma
1860 Robert Martin   Alma
1861 William   Maryborough
1865 Emma   Maryborough
1867 Ellen   Maryborough
1867 Alice   Maryborough
1868 William Edward   Maryborough
1870 Walter   Maryborough
1872 Mary Elizabeth   Maryborough
187? Mary*   Maryborough
1878 Amy   Maryborough
1879 Ethel Alma   Maryborough

* Mary believed to have been a still birth.

Census

1909

Dwelling Moonlight Flat, Laanecoorie, Victoria
Name Occupation
Robert Baxter Miner
Charlotte Baxter Home Duties
Robert Baxter junior Miner
Ethel Baxter Home Duties

1914

Dwelling Grampians, Maryborough, Victoria
Name Occupation
Charlotte Baxter Home Duties
Robert Martin Baxter Miner
Ethel Alma Baxter Home Duties

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
The Victoria Post Office Directory 1869 Victoria Commercial Baxter Robert, Miner, Alma

Death

When and where died - 28 Nov 1913 - Alma Goldfields, County Talbot
Name and surname Sex Age Parent's name and Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant
Robert Baxter male 90 years Unknown Old age & Hemiplegia 11 days Robert Martin Baxter, son, Alma

 

When and where died - 08 Oct 1918- Alma Goldfields, County Talbot
Name and surname Sex Age Parent's name and Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant
Charlotte Baxter female 84 years Unknown Old age & Influenza  

Maryborough Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
29 Nov 1913 Robert Baxter From Suffolk England, 62 years in Victoria. Grave No: 3374
10 Oct 1918 Charlotte Baxter Grave No: 3374

What happened to the children of William Baxter and Mary Ann Butcher of Oulton?

Samuel Baxter (1833 - ?)

Merchant Seamen

487927
Samuel Baxter
Born at Houghton in the
County of Suffolk 21st day of Feb 1834
Age When Ticketed: Can Write: No
Capacity: AS
Height: Growing Hair:
Complexion: Eyes:
Marks:
First Went To Sea As: AS In the Year:
When Unemployed, Resides at:
Issued At: Shields* 2nd day of April 1850

*Presumably South Shields, Northumberland

John Baxter (1834 - c.1860)

Marriage

John married Phebe Castleton (1837 - 1926) the daughter of James Castleton and Mary Mayes. Phebe's second marriage was to Samuel Brown (1838 - 1912) whom she married on the 2nd April 1863 Oulton.

Parish Church of Oulton - 20th September 1841
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 24 Bachelor Labourer Oulton William Baxter Labourer
Phebe Castleton 21 Spinster   Oulton James Castleton Labourer
In the presence of us: Robert Baxter and Martha Coner

Children

John and Phebe has the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
27 Jan 1859 13 Feb 1859 Phebe Louisa Oulton labourer Parish church of Oulton

Census

1861

Dwelling Oulton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Charles Chilvers Head m 36 Mariner Carlton
Maria Chilvers Wife m 40 Mariner's wife Blundeston
Phebe Baxter Visitor w 24 Hemp? Oulton
Louisa Baxter Visitor   2   Oulton

Mary Ann Baxter (1838 - 1843)

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 11 Feb 1843
Inquest - On Tuesday last, at Oulton, on view of the body of Mary Ann Baxter, aged 4 years.  This is another instance added to the many constantly occurring of the lives of children being sacrificed to the careless habit of leaving them in a room where there is a fire, without due care being taken to prevent accident.  In this case it does not appear the child had been left more than five minutes, but on her mother’s return she found the deceased wrapt in flames, and so dreadfully burnt that she survived about two hours only. Verdict ”Accidental death”.

Death

Oulton St Michael

Buried Name Comment
09 Feb 1843 Mary Ann Baxter Aged 4

What happened to the children of John Baxter and Phebe Castleton of Oulton?

Phebe Louisa Baxter (1859 - 1942)

Census

1871

Dwelling Church Road, Oulton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Maria Chilvers Head m 48 Mariner's wife Blundeston
Louisa Baxter Niece u 12 Scholar Oulton

1881

Dwelling Oulton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Maria Chilvers Head w 60   Blundeston
Louisa Baxter Niece u 22 Laundress Oulton

Marriage

Phebe married Alfred Samuel Huke (1856 - 1919) the son of Samuel Huke and Harriet Newsom.

Parish Church of Oulton - 8th April 1882
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank of profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Alfred Samuel Huke 26 Bachelor Sailor Lowestoft Samuel Huke Labourer
Phebe Louisa Baxter 23 Spinster   Oulton John Baxter Fisherman
In the presence of us: E. Huke and Maria Bunn

What happened to the children of William Baxter and Maria Oldman of Oulton?

Mary Ann Baxter (1845 - 1874)

Marriage

Mary married Farmer Edward Davy (1843 - ?) daughter of Edward Davy and Susanna Fincham in 1870. Farmer went on to marry Susan Chapman Cook (1843 - 1901) in 1880.

Census

1861

Dwelling 32 Regent Road, Yarmouth, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Henry Stoner Head m 37 Professor of music Norwich
Mary T Stoner Wife m 37   Norwich
Mary G Stoner Daughter   9   Yarmouth
Henry B Stoner Son   7   Yarmouth>
Francis T Stoner Son   3   Yarmouth
Edwin C Stoner Son   2   Yarmouth
Edith B Stoner Daughter   1   Yarmouth
Louisa A Wall Servant u 20 Nurse maid Yarmouth
Mary A Baxter Servant u 16 House servant Blundeston

James Benjamin Baxter (1847 - 1912)

Marriage

James married Sarah Ann Liffen Linder (1854 - 1939) the daughter of John Roberts Linder and Sarah Ann Liffen on the 1st January 1874, Lowestoft.

Children

James and Sarah had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1874 16 Aug 1874 Phillis Louisa * Lowestoft mariner Parish church of Somerleyton
1876 22 Oct 1876 James William John Lowestoft fisherman Parish church of Somerleyton
1878 07 Jul 1878 Samuel John Lowestoft fisherman Parish church of Somerleyton
1880 12 Sep 1880 Edith Maria Lowestoft fisherman Parish church of Somerleyton
1882 24 Dec 1882 Elizabeth Louise Lowestoft fisherman Parish church of Somerleyton
05 Jul 1884 05 Dec 1886 William Benjamin Daniel Son of James Benjamin and Sarah Ann Baxter Parish Church of St Margaret, Lowestoft
1886 06 Jun 1886 Mary Ann Daughter of James and Sarah Ann Baxter Parish Church of St Margaret, Lowestoft
1888   Robert Thomas   Lowestoft
1890   Benjamin James   Lowestoft

* Registered Phillis Alice L Baxter. Alice never seems to be used.

Census

1871

Dwelling 10 Alma Road, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Farmer Davy Head m 27 Joiner Carlton Rod, Norfolk
Mary A Davy Wife m 25   Blundeston
James Davy Son   1 mnth   Lowestoft
James Baxter Boarder u 23 Mariner Blundeston

1881

Dwelling 2 New Nelson Street, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
James B Baxter Head m 32 Fisherman Somerleyton
Sarah Baxter Wife m 27   Lowestoft
Phillis* L Baxter Daughter   7   Lowestoft
James W Baxter Son   5   Lowestoft
Samuel J Baxter Son   3   Lowestoft
Edith M Baxter Daughter   10 mths   Lowestoft

*Phillis also appears in Aldeby living with her Uncle and Aunt.
In 1881 James was recorded in a crew list as Master of the vessel Good Design.

1891

Dwelling 10 Beckham Road, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Sarah Baxter Wife m 36   Lowestoft
Phillis Baxter Daughter   16 Factory hand Lowestoft
James Baxter Son   15 ? fisher Lowestoft
Samuel Baxter Son   14 Scholar Lowestoft
Edith Baxter Daughter   10 Scholar Lowestoft
Louisa Baxter Daughter   9 Scholar Lowestoft
William Baxter Son   6 Scholar Lowestoft

1901

Dwelling – 10 Union Road, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
James B Baxter Head m 51 Carrier Blundeston
Sarah A Baxter Wife m 48   Lowestoft
William D Baxter Son   17 Fisherman Lowestoft
Herbert C Baxter Grandson   7   Lowestoft
William Borer Son-In-Law m 23 Bricklayers labourer Poplar
Edith M Borer Daughter m 20   Lowestoft

1911

Dwelling –10 Union Road, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
James Benja Baxter Head m 62 Driver of Trap Blundeston
Sarah Ann Baxter Wife m 56   Lowestoft
Herbert C Baxter Grandson s 17 Shop Assistant Lowestoft

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 07 Apr 1883
Petty Sessions: Lowestoft Wednesday April 4th
Refusing to Quit – James Baxter and James Burwood, fishermen, were charged with refusing to quit the licensed premises of Elijah Edwards, Commercial Road, when ordered to do so by the land lord.
Complainant said defendants came into his house the worse for drink, and he refused to supply them with anything.  They became abusive, and he ordered them out two or three times, which they refused to do.  They were now at sea.
Inspector Jefferies informed the Bench the men were obliged to go and were sorry for what they had done, and hoped they would hear the case in their absence.
Defendants were fined 10s each, including costs.

Death

Lowestoft Municipal Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
11 Sep 1912 James Benjamin Baxter Pony car owner age 65. 10 Union Road. L/10/487
17 Apr 1939 Sarah Ann Baxter Widow aged 73. 23 Commercial Road. L/N/167

William Baxter (1851 - 1918)

Marriage

William married Elizabeth Simmons (1852 - 1917) daughter of Elizabeth Simmons.

Parish Church of Somerleyton - 22nd February 1879
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank of profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
William Baxter 27 Bachelor Fisherman Somerleyton William Baxter Labourer
Elizabeth Simmons 27 Spinster   Somerleyton William Simmons Wheelwright
In the presence of us: Alexander Youngman and Charlotte Mallet

Children

William and Elizabeth has the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
12 Jul 1880 William Son of William and Elizabeth Baxter Parish church of Lowestoft
22 Dec 1883 Joseph Son of William and Elizabeth Baxter Parish church of Lowestoft

Census

1881

Dwelling Street Hall Farm, Aldeby, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Henry Jex Head u 37 Farmer 370 acres 8 men 1 boy Hopton
Harriet Jex Sister u 30 House keeper Hopton
Robert Jex Brother u 24 Banker's clerk Hopton
William Baxter Steward m 30 Farm steward Blundeston
Elizabeth Baxter Dairy woman m 29 Dairy woman Yarmouth, Norfolk
Phillis Baxter Steward's niece   6   Lowestoft
Sarah Buck Servant u 18 General servant (Dom) Aldeby, Norfolk

1891

Dwelling - London Road, Sunninghill, Berkshire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 37 Domestic Servant Somerleyton
Elizabeth Baxter Wife m 37 Domestic Servant Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Ellen Fisher Ser s 22 Domestic Servant Inglefield, Surrey

1901

Dwelling St Michael Rural, Hertfordshire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 44 Licensed victualler Blundeston
Elizabeth Baxter Wife m 43   Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

1911

Dwelling - Three Horse Shoes, Nup End, Codicote, Hertfordshire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 53 General Dealer & Publican Blundeston
Elizabeth Baxter Wife m 52   Caister, Norfolk

Death

Watford District

Buried Name Comment
1917 Elizabeth Baxter Aged 66
1918 William Baxter Aged 66

Phillis Baxter (1855 - 1875)

Death

Somerleyton St Mary

Buried Name Comment
18 Oct 1875 Phillis Baxter Daughter of William and Maria Baxter aged 20

Epitaph: Somerleyton St Mary

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In

Loving Memory of

PHILLIS

The beloved daughter of

WILLIAM & MARIA BAXTER

Who died Oct 11 1875

Aged 20 years

And all wept and bewailed her
But he said weep not she is not
dead but slepth. Luke VIII 52.

Maria Baxter (1856 - 1856)

Death

Somerleyton St Mary

Buried Name Comment
26 Nov 1856 Maria Baxter Daughter of William and Maria Baxter, infant.
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