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Baxters of Pakefield

Pakefield

Pakefield is situated on the East Coast one mile south of Lowestoft. The church is dedicated to St Margaret and All Saints and dates back to the fourteenth century. It was once two churches in one with two rectors and two parishes until 1748. The church suffered significant bomb damage during the Second World War. The parish registers which date back to 1678 is in places badly affected by water damage. This damage occurred when the church was bombed on 21st April 1941.

St Margaret and All Saints

Early Baxters

Although there are references to Baxters in the parish registers marrying in Pakefield and a handful of their children are baptised no family settled in Pakefield until the nineteenth century.

What happened to the children of John Baxter and Mary Ann Huke of Pakefield?

Elizabeth Baxter (1828 - 1918)

Marriage

Elizabeth married William Richard Allen Cook (1830 - 1912) the son of William Cook and Esther Allen.

Parish Church of Pakefield - 26th September 1853
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
William Richard Allen Cook 23 Bachelor Shoemaker Pakefield William Cook Shoe maker
Elizabeth Baxter 25 Spinster   Pakefield John Baxter Labourer
In the presence of us: James Cook and Susanna Baxter

James Baxter (1830 - 1830)

Death

Barnby St John the Baptist

Buried Name Comment
26 Dec 1830 James Baxter An infant

Lydia Baxter (1832 - 1928)

c Census

1851

Dwelling – Gorse Place, Lambeth
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Susan* Baxter Serv u 18 Cook Cove
Lydia Baxter Serv u 19 House maid Pakefield

* Susan is the daughter of James Baxter and Catherine Huke. Susan and Lydia are first cousin via their mothers..

Marriage

Lydia marries Amos Blake (1835 -1900) the son of Robert Blake and Hannah Baxter the grandson of Robert and Mary Baxter of Kessingland.

Parish Church of Pakefield - 5th August 1856
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
Amos Blake 21 Bachelor Labourer Pakefield Robert Blake Labourer
Lydia Baxter 23 Spinster   Pakefield John Baxter Labourer
In the presence of us: W Cook and Hannah Baxter

Maria Baxter (1833 - 1846)

Death

Pakefield All Saints and St Margaret

Buried Name Comment
16 Jun 1846 Maria Baxter aged 13

 

Hannah Baxter (1834 - 1910)

Marriage

Hannah married George William Howes (1839 - 1923) the son of James Howes and Elizabeth Clarke.

Parish Church of Pakefield - 25th December 1862
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
George William Howes full age Bachelor Blacksmith Pakefield James Howes Blacksmith
Hannah Baxter full age Spinster   Pakefield John Baxter Labourer
In the presence of us: Robert Baxter and Sarah Hicks

Margaret Baxter (1836 - 1838)

Death

When and where died - 17th March 1838 Pakefield
Name and surname Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant
Margaret Baxter female 13 years father labourer Whooping cough Mary Ann Baxter mother inmate, her X mark, Pakefield

Pakefield All Saints and St Margaret

Buried Name Comment
24 Mar 1838 Margaret Baxter 13 months

Catherine (Katherine) Baxter (1838 - 1881)

Marriage

Catherine married Edward Howlett (1836-1885) the son of Samuel Howlett and Emily Rade.

Parish Church of Pakefield - 25th December 1858
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
Edward Howlett 22 Bachelor Labourer Pakefield Samuel Howlett Labourer
Catherine Baxter 20 Spinster   Pakefield John Baxter Labourer
In the presence of us: William Cook and Hannah Baxter

Robert Baxter (1841 - 1841)

 

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