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Southwold

Southwold is an Anglo Saxon settlement standing on the river Blyth 41 miles from Ipswich. The Domesday book records Southwold as a prosperous fishing port. By the thirteenth century it had become a busy seaport with a market and fair, with herring cod and sole fisheries. By the fifteenth century it had become an influential port, however a hundred years later the harbour started silting up and destroyed the towns prospect of becoming a major port on the east coast. In 1659 the town was virtually destroyed by fire. It was rebuilt around seven greens to diminish the risk of another fire. Gun hill is the site of six cannons, the first arriving in the reign of Charles I to protect merchant ships from privateers operating from Dunkirk. In 1672 there was an indecisive naval encounter between the English and Dutch in Sole Bay off Southwold. The existing cannons came in 1745 during the reign of George II.

The Southwold skyline is dominated by the white lighthouse erected in 1886 on the North Green. The parish church is dedicated to St Edmund. Inside the church a painted screen dating from the fifteenth century which escaped the attentions of both Henry VIII and Oliver Cromwell.

Nineteenth Century Baxters

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

What happened to the children of Benjamin Baxter and Elizabeth Holmes of Southwold?

Benjamin Baxter (1818 - 1851)

Born in Southwold, Benjamin spent his entire life in the town.

Marriage

Benjamin married Rachel Royal Lilly (1819 - 1908) the daughter of Meshack and Susan Lilly, on the 9th May 1843, All Saints, Newcastle Upon Tyne. After Benjamin's death Rachel marries Royal William Lilly (1806 - 1881) in 1872. Although describing herself as a widow, Rachel is recorded and signs under her maiden name of Lilly.

Children

Benjamin and Rachel had the following:

Born Name Where
1844 Jane Elizabeth Alger Southwold
1845 Mary Ann (Marian) Southwold
1846 Henry William Southwold

Merchant Seamen

166,564
Benjamin Baxter
Born at Southwold in the
County of Suffolk 18th day of July 1818
Age When Ticketed: 27 Can Write: Yes
Capacity: Seaman
Height: 6 feet 51/2 Hair: Brown
Complexion: Dark Eyes: Grey
Marks: B B on left hand
First Went To Sea As: Apprentice In the Year: 1832
When Unemployed, Resides at: Southwold
Issued At: Southwold 26th day of Feb 1845

Census

1851

Dwelling Wangford
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where
Rachel Baxter Head m 31 Mariners wife Southwold
Jane E A Baxter Daughter   6 Scholar Southwold
Mary Ann Baxter Daughter   5 Scholar Southwold
Henry Baxter Son   4   Southwold

1861

Dwelling - Bartholomew Road, Southwold
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Rachel Baxter Head w 41 School mistress Southwold
Henry Baxter Son   14   Southwold

1871

Dwelling - Bartholomew Green, Southwold
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Rachel R Baxter Head w 52 School mistress Southwold

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Suffolk History Gazetteer and Directory 1844 Southwold Commercial Master Mariners
Baxter Benj. 6 North Green

 

Death

Southwold St Edmund

Buried Name Comment
22 Dec 1851 Benjamin Baxter Aged 33

Henry William Baxter (1822 - 1902)

Henry's job as a mariner meant he spent most of his early life at sea. In the 1880s he moved to Norwich before returning to Southwold in the 1900s where he died.

Marriage

Henry's first wife was Mary Amelia Scheilder (1832-187?)

Parish Church of St Botolph Aldgate - 16thMay 1855
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
Henry William Baxter full age Bachelor Mariner Aldgate Benjamin Baxter Flour Dealer
Mary Amelia Scheilder full age Spinster   Saint Mary Whitechapel Francis Scheilder Dead
In the presence of us: Susan Sutton & John Sutton

His second wife was Ann Hooper (1833 - 1894) daughter of Henry Hooper and Ann Meech, who he married in 1874.

Employment

Henry was employed as a mariner and worked on the following ships:

Petrel(1855 - 1856)
Witch of the sea (1858 - 1861)
Berlin (1863)
Emerald (1863 - 1864)
City of Quebec (1864 - 1865)
Caroline (1866 - 1867)
Alcestis (1868)

According to The Southwold Diary of James Maggs 1818-1876 Volume II on 20th October 1850, Sunday morning the 'Petrel' of Sunderland. Henry Baxter of this place, sailed from this bay to California.

Merchant Seamen

54,689
Henry William Baxter
Born at Southwold in the
County of Suffolk 11th day of Oct 1822
Age When Ticketed: 23 Can Write:
Capacity: Mate
Height: 5 feet 61/2 Hair: Brown
Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue
Marks: Right thigh broken
First Went To Sea As: Boy In the Year: 1833
When Unemployed, Resides at: Southwold
Issued At: Southwold 4th day of Jan 1845

Census

1861

Dwelling - 13 Waterloo Place, Bishopwearmouth, Durham
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Amelia Baxter Wife m 29   Venice, Italy

1871

Dwelling - 13 Waterloo Place, Bishopwearmouth, Durham
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Amelia Baxter Wife m 39 Master Mariner's wife Venice BS
Margaret Adamsom serv u 26   Seaham

1881

Dwelling - Peacock Tavern, 12 Red Lion Street, Norwich
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Henry W Baxter Head m 58 Victualler Southwold
Ann Baxter Wife m 47   Duloe, Cornwall
Annie Hagan Niece   15   London

1891

Dwelling Seacrok Road, St Stephens, Norwich
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Henry w Baxter Head m 68 License Vict Southwold
Edna* Baxter Wife m 56   Listern, Cornwall

*Assumed to be an error on the enumerators part.

1901

Dwelling 8 Bartholomew Green, Southwold
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Mary Ann Smith Head w 73 Living on own means Southwold
Henry W Baxter Brother w 77   Southwold

Death

Blything District

Buried Name Comment
1894 Ann Baxter Aged 62

 

Southwold St Edmund

Buried Name Comment
13 Feb 1902 Henry William Baxter Aged 78

Mary Ann Baxter (1827 - 1901)

Marriage

Mary married William Henry Smith (1826 - 1889) son of Henry Smith and Phillis Dean.

Parish Church of St George In The East - 2 nd April 1853
Name and Surname
Age
Condition
Rank or profession
Residence at the time of Marriage
Fathers name and surname
Rank or profession of father
William Henry Smith full Bachelor Mariner 170{?} George Street Henry Smith Master Mariner
Mary Ann Baxter full Spinster   170{?} George Street Benjamin Baxter Miller
In the presence of us: Benjamin Twaddall & Phillis Smith

Sarah Baxter (1830 - 1831)

Death

Southwold St Edmund

Buried Name Comment
03 Mar 1831 Sarah Baxter 8 months

What happened to the children of John Baxter and Emma Elmy of Southwold?

Ann Elizabeth Baxter (1846 - 1881)

Marriage

Ann married William Thompson (1844 - 1936) the son of John Thompson and Lucy Edwards, in 1865.

William Baxter (1847 - 1864)

Death

Walberswick St Andrew

Buried Name Comment
28 May 1864 William Baxter Aged 17

John Baxter (1849 - 1864)

Death

Walberswick St Andrew

Buried Name Comment
17 Jun 1864 John Baxter Aged 15

Charles Baxter (1850 - 1864)

Death

Walberswick St Andrew

Buried Name Comment
02 Jun 1864 Charles Baxter Aged 13

Emma Baxter (1852 - 1862)

Death

Walberswick St Andrew

Buried Name Comment
14 Mar 1862 Emma Baxter Aged 9

George Baxter (1854 - 1940)

Marriage

George's first wife was Mary Jane Brimacombe (1854 - 1902), the daughter of James Brimacombe.

Parish Church of St Barnabas, South Lambeth 11th February 1877
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
George Baxter 22 Bachelor Porter 17 Riverhall St John Baxter Gamekeeper
Mary Jane Brimacombe 22 Spinster   22 {Camellia} Street James Brimacombe (deceased) Carpenter
In the presence of us: Isaac Hillies & Sarah Hillies

George's second wife was Annie Hawkins (1867 - 1960) the daughter of Frederick Hawkins and Harriet Luck.

Parish Church of St Barnabas, Kensington 21st December 1902
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
George Baxter 47 Widow Forage Dealer 57 Union Road, Newington Cannary John Baxter Gamekeeper
Annie Hawkins 35 Spinster   243 Warwickroad Frederick Hawkins (deceased) Boot maker
In the presence of us: Frederick William Hawkins and Alice Harris

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Children

George and Mary had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1876   George Henry Brimacombe   Totnes
1879 03 Oct 1879 Ida Jane Daughter of George and Mary Jane Baxter, 19 Belvedere Road, Carman All saints, Lambeth
1881 24 Apr 1881 Mary Elizabeth Daughter of George and Mary Jane Baxter, 19 Belvedere Crescent, Belvedere Road, Carman All saints, Lambeth
1883 25 Jan 1884 William John Son of George and Mary Jane Bagster, 2 Neptune Street, Carman All saints, Lambeth
1885 11 Nov 1885 Alice Daughter of George and Mary Jane Baxter, 4 Salamanca Street, Carman St Mary At Lambeth
22 Apr 1888 20 May 1888 Charles Son of George and Mary Jane Baxter, 3 Elizabeth Place, Doon Street, Carman St John The Evangelist, Lambeth
20 Oct 1891 29 Nov 1891 Daisy Daughter of George and Mary Jane Baxter, 38 Queen Street, Webber Street, Carman St John The Evangelist, Lambeth

George and Annie had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
04 Nov 1904 11 Dec 1904 John Alfred Son of George & Annie Baxter, 1 Albion House, Amelia Street, Corn & Forage Merchant Newington, St Mary

Census

1881

Dwelling - 9a Belvedere Crescent, Lambeth, Surrey
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
George Baxter Head m 27 Carman Suffolk
Mary J Baxter Wife m 27   Totnes, Devon
George H Baxter Son   5   Wandsworth
Mary E Baxter Daughter   2m   Lambeth

1891

Dwelling - Industrial Buildings, Christchurch, Southwark, London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
George Baxter Head m 35 Carman Walberswick
Mary J Baxter Wife m 27   Totnes, Devon
George H Baxter Son   13 Errand boy (port) Lambeth
Mary E Baxter Daughter   9 Scholar Lambeth
William Baxter Son   7 Scholar Lambeth
Alice Baxter Daughter   5 Scholar Lambeth
Charles Baxter Son   3 Scholar Lambeth

1901

 
Dwelling - 57 Union Road, Lambeth
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
George Baxter Head m 45 Mineral water carman Suffolk
Mary Baxter Wife m 45   Devonshire
George Baxter Son s 24 Engine Fitter Southwark
Lucy Baxter Daughter s 20   Southwark
Willy Baxter Son s 18   Southwark
Alice Baxter Daughter   15   Southwark
Clara* Baxter Daughter*   13   Southwark
Daisy Baxter Daughter   9   Southwark

*Believe this should be Charles Baxter, recorded aged 3 in 1881, and recorded aged 22 in 1911, when Charles was serving in the army in India. The entry of Clara and daughter I believe was an error made by the enumerator.

1911

Dwelling - 8 Lorriemore Road, Walworth, St Mary Newington, London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
George Baxter Head m 57 Forage Merchant Walberswick
Annie Baxter Wife m 43   Pensington, Middlesex
John Alfred Baxter Son   6   Walworth

Death

Dartford District

Died Name Comment
1902 Mary Jane Baxter Aged 47

Lambeth District

Died Name Comment
1940 George Baxter Aged 85
1960 Annie Baxter Aged 92

Anna Baxter (1856 - 1864)

Death

Walberswick St Andrew

Buried Name Comment
09 Jun 1864 Anna Baxter Aged 9

Alice Baxter (1857 - 1895)

Marriage

Alice married Thomas William Baxter (1857 - 1908) the son of Robert Baxter and Maria Sherman.

Census

1881

Dwelling - 24 & 25 The Pavement, Clapham, Surrey
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Alice Baxter Servant to Joseph W. Girwood u 22 General servant domestic Southwold

Ada Baxter (1859 - 1937)

For reasons I cannot explain Ada changed her name to Edith, which explains why I was unable to find Ada after the 1871 census. Edith gives her place of birth as Walberswick in the 1891/1901/1911 censuses.

Census

1881

Dwelling - The Rectory, Chillesford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Edith Baxter Serv u 21 Nurse Bayle Ireland*

*The Rectory had a large staff and the governess was described as being from Walberswick. I believe either the informant made an error or the enumerator did.

Marriage

Ada/Edith married Arthur Hunt/Biggs Buck (1860 - 1944) in 1884. Arthur cliams he was born in Ellingham, Norfolk, but there was no baptism record for him nor was there a birth registered for Arthur Hunt Buck. In fact the only time there was an Arthur Hunt Buck recorded was when his marriage was registered. In 1871 Arthur (10) was living in Ellingham, but his mother, Mary Ann Buck gives his birth as Heckingham. There is a baptism for Arthur Biggs Buck the son of Mary Ann Buck from the Heckingham House of Industry on the 02 Dec 1860. I believe this to be him.

Simon Baxter (1862 - 1942)

Simon like many of his contemporaries moved around in the search for work. He lived in Sotherton and Reydon before settling down in Wangford in the mid 1890s.

Education

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Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
19 Jul 1863* 08 Jul 1872 Holbrook County Primary School John Baxter, Gamekeeper Park House, Holbrook 06 Aug 1875  
19 Jul 1863 12 Dec 1876 Holbrook County Primary School John Baxter, Gamekeeper   04 May 1877  

*Birth was registered in 1862. Previous school was at Yoxford

Marriage

Simon married Rachel Ann Woodgate (1864 - 1944) the daughter of George Woodgate and Mary Ann Rous.

Parish Church of Blythburgh - 25th December 1884
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Simon Baxter 22 Bachelor Fisherman Blythburgh John Baxter Labourer
Rachel Woodgate 20 Spinster   Blythburgh George Woodgate Labourer
In the presence of us: William Reeve and Anna Beamous

Simon and Rachel separated sometime between 1901 and 1905, by 1911 both parties have new partners. Only the rich could afford to divorce, so there are no divorce records. In 1911 Simon was living with Mary* (1869 - 1943) from Roscrea, Ireland, in Beccles. Rachel was living with Alfred George Ellingford (1866 - 1940) the son of Charles Ellingford and Mary Ann Richardson Read, under the Baxter surname in Grimsby. Rachel had two children presumably with Alfred; Beatrice Georgina Baxter born 23 Jul 1905, Blything district and Ethel Mary Baxter born 08 Feb 1908, Grimsby.
*Simon went on to marry Mary Wheeler (Whelan) in 1924.

Children

Simon and Rachel had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
15 Sep 1885 04 Oct 1885 William George Blythburgh fisherman Blythburgh
  28 Jun 1887 John Charles   Parish church of Sotherton
28 Jul 1889 05 Aug 1889 George Sotherton labourer Parish church of Uggeshall
18 Jun 1890 04 Oct 1891 Enos James Reydon Labourer Parish church of Reydon
09 Sep 1891 04 Oct 1891 Edda/Eddie/Edwin Reydon Labourer Parish church of Reydon
20 Jul 1893 03 Sep 1893 Frederick Charles Reydon Labourer Parish church of Reydon
06 Feb 1895 22 Mar 1895 Annie Dora\s Wangford labourer Parish church of Wangford
13 Oct 1897 28 Nov 1897 Edith Alice Wangford labourer Parish church of Wangford
06 Oct 1899 28 Nov 1899 Eva May Wangford labourer Parish church of Wangford
16 Dec 1900   Hilda Maud Wangford labourer Parish church of Wangford

Census

1881

Dwelling - Vessel: Faith, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Simon Baxter Other u 18 O Seaman Walberswick

1891

Dwelling - Southwold Road, Reydon
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Simon Baxter Head m 28 Ag Lab Walberswick
Rachel Baxter Wife m 24   Blythburgh
John C Baxter Son   5   Frostenden
George Baxter Son   2   Reydon
Enos J Baxter Son   9 mnth   Reydon
William Goodgale Boarder s 26 Bricklayers labourer Southwold

1901

Dwelling - Wangford Road, Stoven
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Simon Baxter Head m 38 Farm labourer Ag Lab Walberswick
Rachel Baxter Wife m 35   Blythburgh
John Baxter Son   13 Scholar Sotherton
George Baxter Son   12 Scholar Sotherton
James Baxter Son   10   Sotherton
Edda Baxter Son   9   Reydon
Annie Baxter Daughter   6   Wangford
Edith Baxter Daughter   3   Wangford
Hilda Baxter Daughter   3mths   Wangford

 

William G Baxter, 6, was living with his Uncle George Woodgate on Gorleston Road, Blythburgh in 1901

1911

Dwelling - Queen's Head, Newgate, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Simon Baxter Lodger m 46 Labourer on Farm Walberswick
Mary Baxter Lodger m 44 Laundress Roserea, Ireland

1911

Dwelling - 9 Whitgift Street, St James, Great Grimsby
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Alfred Baxter Head m 44 Corporation Labourer Woodbridge
Rachel Baxter Wife m 47   Woodbridge
Beatrice Baxter Daughter   5 School Woodbridge
Ethel Baxter Daughter   3 School Woodbridge

 

Death

Blyth District

Died Name Comment
1942 Simon Baxter Aged 80
1943 Mary Baxter Aged 74

Greenwich District

Died Name Comment
1940 Alfred G Baxter Aged 73
1944 Rachel A Baxter Aged 77

William John Charles Baxter (1864 - 1945)

William was the first child of John Baxter and Emma Elmy to settle down and raise a family in London.

Education

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Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
05 Jul 1865* 08 Jul 1872 Holbrook County Primary School John Baxter, Gamekeeper Park House, Holbrook 20 Oct 1876  
05 Jul 1865 12 Dec 1876 Holbrook County Primary School John Baxter, Gamekeeper   11 May 1877  
05 Jul 1865 04 Jun 1877 Holbrook County Primary School John Baxter, Gamekeeper Park House, Holbrook 10 Aug 1877  

*Birth was registered in 1864. Previous school was at Yoxford

Marriage

William married Alice Maud Mary Reid (1865 - 1935) the daughter of James and Charlotte Reid.

Parish Church of Christ Church, Plumstead 20thMarch 1894
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
William John Charles Baxter 29 Bachelor Fireman Fire Station Shorters Hill John Baxter Gamekeeper
Alice Maud Mary Reid 28 Spinster   Fire Station Shorters Hill James Reid Carman
In the presence of us: Henry Preston & Eliza Hill

Children

William and Alice had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
27 Jan 1895 15 May 1898 William Henry Son of William Charles John & Alice Maud Mary Baxter, Fire Station {Tarp} Gas Square, Fireman Saint Peter, Cranley Gardens, Kensington & Chelsea
27 May 1896 15 May 1898 Elsie Elizabeth Daughter of William Charles John & Alice Maud Mary Baxter, Fire Station {Tarp} Gas Square, Fireman Saint Peter, Cranley Gardens, Kensington & Chelsea
09 Aug 1897 15 May 1898 Leslie John Son of William Charles John & Alice Maud Mary Baxter, Fire Station {Tarp} Gas Square, Fireman Saint Peter, Cranley Gardens, Kensington & Chelsea

* The children all attended St Martin In the Fields School, Leslie went on to attend the Lower Chapman Street School and Elsie went on to the Betts Street School.

Census

1881

Dwelling - Vessel: Esther, Falmouth Cornwall
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
William Baxter Other u 16 O Seaman Walberswick

1890 William was aboard the vessel Chase working as an ordinary seaman.

1901

Dwelling - Fire Station, Chelsea, London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
William Baxter Head m 36 Fireman LCC Mfb Walberswick
Alice M M Baxter Wife m 35   Hornsby Middlesex
William H Baxter Son   6   Clapham, London
Elsie E Baxter Daughter   4   Clapham, London
Leslie J Baxter Son   3   Clapham, London

1911

Dwelling - 139-145 Burdett Road, Mile End Old Town, London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
William Baxter Head m 46 Fireman Walberswick
Alice Baxter Wife m 45   Hornsby Middlesex
William Baxter Son   16 Office Boy Clapham, London
Elsie Baxter Daughter   14 At Home Clapham, London
Leslie Baxter Son   13 School Clapham, London

Will Information

1945
Effects £879 14s
Baxter William John Charles of 136 Electric-avenue Westcliff-On-Sea Essex died 6 April 1945 Probate Llandudno 30 May to William Henry Baxter master at arms R. N. and Leslie John Baxter police officer.

Death

Rochford District

Died Name Comment
1935 Alice M Baxter Aged 71

Southend on Sea District

Died Name Comment
1945 William J C Baxter Aged 80

Enos Baxter (1866 - 1866)

Death

Walberswick St Andrew

Buried Name Comment
07 Aug 1866 Enos Baxter 2 months

David Baxter (1866 - 1937)

David was the second son of John Baxter and Emma Elmy who went to London to find work and raise a family there.

Education

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Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
06 Jun 1866 08 Jul 1872 Holbrook County Primary School John Baxter, Gamekeeper Park House, Holbrook 11 Oct 1878  
  07 Apr 1879 Holbrook County Primary School John Baxter, Gamekeeper Park House, Holbrook 29 Oct 1879  

Marriage

David married Annie Bland (1871 - 1945) daughter of Robert Bland

Parish Church of St Mary, Bromley St Leonard 10th December 1893
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
David Baxter 27 Bachelor Seaman Bromley John Baxter Labourer
Annie Bland 27 Spinster   Bromley Robert Bland Labourer
In the presence of us: William Hogartt & S E Hogartt

Children

David and Annie had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
08 Feb 1895 20 Mar 1895 Annie Florence Daughter of David & Annie Baxter, 70 Dee Street, Seaman All Hallows Poplar, Tower Hamlets
1896   Emma Edith   Canning Town, Essex
1898 11 Nov 1898 David John Son of David & Annie Baxter, Barking Road Holy Trinity, Canning Town, Essex
29 Nov 1905 12 Jan 1906 Robert Edward Son of David & Annie(Bland) Baxter Holy Trinity, Canning Town, Essex

Census

1901

Dwelling - 38 Peter Street, West Ham
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
David Baxter Head m 34 Seaman Southwold
Annie Baxter Wife m 30   Poplar, London
Annie F Baxter Daughter   6   Poplar, London
Emma E Baxter Daughter   4   Canning Town, Essex
David J Baxter Son   2   Canning Town, Essex

1911

Dwelling - 13 Suffolk Road, Grange Road, Plaistow, West Ham, Essex
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Annie Baxter Head m 40   Poplar, London
Annie Florence Baxter Daughter   16 Tea Packer Dee Street, Poplar, London
Emma Edith Baxter Daughter   14 Nurse Domestic Clifton Road, Canning Town, Essex
David John Baxter Son   12 School Boy Dale Road, Canning Town, Essex

 

Dwelling - Vessel Vestral, Blackwell Moorings , Poplar, London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
David Baxter Crew m 44 Seaman Walberswick

Death

Essex South Western District

Died Name Comment
1937 David Baxter Aged 70

West Ham District

Died Name Comment
1945 Annie Baxter Aged 76

What happened to the children of Benjamin and Rachel Baxter and of Southwold?

Jane Elizabeth Alger Baxter (1844 - 1935 )

Jane Elizabeth Alger Baxter
Edward Excell

Census

1861

Dwelling - 9 Sutherland Square East, St Mary Newington
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Jane Baxter serv u 16 Nurse Southwold

Marriage

Jane married Edward Excell (1841 - 1913) the son of Thomas Excell and Sarah Mercer, in 1867.

Mary Ann (Marian) Baxter (1845 - 1922)

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 16 Jul 1859
Halesworth Petty Session
Assault and wounding with a knife – Sarah Newton of Walberswick a girl about 16years of age was charged with assaulting Mary Baxter of the same place, on Wednesday, the 29th June last.
From the evidence of the complainant who stated her age to be about 13 years, it appeared the she was in the company with a Mrs West was engaged in carrying grass from the Marsh in the occupation of Mr Wigg, and while so engaged the defendant was observed coming towards them & according to the complainant, without provocation she came up to her and said “If you don’t mind Miss Baxter I’ll slap your face.”  This she did two or three times, complainant did not return the complement.  Defendant afterwards came behind and on complainant turning around to ascertain what defendant’s purpose was, Newton said “If I can’t hit you ---- you I’ll cut you.”  She had a case knife in her hand.  She then struck at complainant, who out up her arm to ward the blow from her face, and in doing so received a rather server cut on the arm causing the blood to flow very freely.  Mrs West dressed the wound.
In cross examination by the bench it was elicited that there had been a quarrel between the parties about an hour previously complaint was angry with the defendant for having called her sister names and had remonstrated with her accordingly.
From the evidence of a witness named Todd, who was also present at this time, the statement of complainant was corroborated in all the material points.  The fact of defendant being in possession of so formidable a weapon was accounted for by the witness stating that they all had knives, having been engaged in cutting up grass seeds.  Baxter did not return the blow, but witness urged them both to throw down their knives for fear of an accident.  Had the blow not been warded off by the complainant it must have inflicted a very serious wound on the face and head.
In answer to the charge, defendant fully admitted the statements made by complainant and the last witness, but in extenuation said, she had been so provoked by complainant, that she could not restrain herself.  In reply to questions from the Bench, it was elicited that defendant had been forsaken by her father and mother, whom she had not seen since she was three years old, and that she was living with her aged grand parents, who were very old and afflicted.  Her father had not contributed one farthing towards her maintenance and education.  The foul and disgusting language made use of at the time of the quarrel between complainant and defendant, evinced a lamentable state of depravity and ignorance.
The chairman said, it was a terrible thing to see so young a girl give way to the influence of passion such as that manifested by the defendant.  But for warding off the blow by the complainant, the defendant might have struck some vital part, and been brought before the Bench, not for a common offence, but charged with the heinous crime of murder.  As it was there could be no doubt that it was a very serious charge, and he trusted the punishment about to be inflicted, would induce her, while in prison, to reflect upon the past, and resolve for the future to restrain her passions, and live peaceably among those by whom she was surrounded.  The truly neglected and sorrowful situation in which she had been placed, had induced them to deal leniently with the case, and the punishment adjudged would be a fine of 42s, including costs; in default, imprisonment for one calendar month, in Beccles Gaol.
Essex Standard 30 Aug 1872
Marriages
Garrod – Baxter – Aug 22nd, at Henstead, William, eldest son of the late Alexander Garrod, of Little Glemham, Suffolk, to Mary Ann, second daughter of the late Captain B. Baxter of Southwold, Suffolk.

Census

1871

Dwelling - Henstead Hall, Henstead
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Marian Baxter servant u 25 Ladies maid Southwold

Marriage

Mary Ann married William Garrod (1841 - 1935) son of Alexander Garrod and Emily Bachelder.

Parish Church of Henstead - 22nd 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
William Garrod 31 Bachelor Joiner Henstead Alexander Garrod (deceased) Joiner
Mary Ann Baxter 26 Spinster Domestic servant Henstead Benjamin Baxter Sea captain
In the presence of us: Madeline E Bagot Chester, Mary Emily Garrod, Georgina Mary Sheiffe and Emily Ellen Vertigan

Henry William Baxter (1846 - 1867)

Death

Southwold St Edmund

Buried Name Comment
06 Apr 1867 Henry William Baxter Aged 20

What happened to the children of Simon Baxter and Rachel Woodgate?

William George Baxter (1885 - 1969)

William George Baxter

Education

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Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
02 Sep 1885 23 Mar 1891 Blythburgh County Primary School Simeon Baxter Blythburgh 08 Sep 1891  
  05 Oct 1891 Southwold Infant & Junior        

Marriage

William married Florence Sophia Stannard (1886 - 1930) the daughter of Edward Stanley Stannard and Hannah Rachel Byles in 1910.

Children

There are a number of children whose father's surname was Baxter and mother's surname was Stannard registered in the Blything and Mutford districts, however William's brother John married Ellen Elizabeth Stannard and it is impossible to tell which children belong to which sibling.

Census

1891

Dwelling - Gorleston Road, Blythburgh
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
George Woodgate Head s 27 Agricultural Labourer Blythburgh
Mary Woodgate Mother w 69   Blythburgh
Mary A Reese Lodger s 20   Blythburgh
William G Baxter Nephew   5 Scholar Blythburgh

1901

Dwelling - Vessel Nelly Jane, Cornwall
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
William Woodgate Master m 30 Master Blythburgh
William Baxter Boy s 15 Boy Blythburgh

1911

Dwelling - 16 Chapel Street, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
William Baxter Head m 25 Smackman Blythburgh
Florence Baxter Wife m 24   Southwold

Death

Sheppy District

Died Name Comment
1930 Florence S Baxter Aged 43

Lothingland District

Died Name Comment
1969 William George Baxter Born 12 Sep 1885, aged 84

John Charles Baxter (1887 - 1950)

Ellen Elizabeth Stannard
John Charles Baxter

Education

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Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
  05 Oct 1891 Southwold Infant & Junior        

Marriage

John married Ellen Elizabeth Stannard (1888 - 1972)

Children

There are a number of children whose father's surname was Baxter and mother's surname was Stannard registered in the Blything and Mutford districts, however John's brother William married Florence Sophia Stannard and it is impossible to tell which children belong to which sibling.

Census

1911

Dwelling - 16 Church Street, Southwold
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
John Baxter Head m 24 Stoker on Fishing Craft Sotherton
Ellen Baxter Wife m 24   Southwold

Death

Pakefield All Saints and St Margaret

Buried Name Comment
1950 John Charles Baxter Aged 62
1972 Ellen Elizabeth Baxter Born 22 Sep 1888, aged 84

Epitaph: Pakefield All Saints and St Margaret

In Loving Memory Of

JOHN CHARLES

The beloved husband of ELLEN ELIZABETH BAXTER

Who died April 23rd 1950

Aged 62 years

Also his wife

ELLEN ELIZABETH

Who died March 23rd 1972

Aged 84 years

George Baxter (1889 - 1962)

None by his family as Charlie.

Education

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Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
  25 Apr 1893 Southwold Infant & Junior        

Marriage

George married Caroline Ruth Cohen (Coffin, 1897 - c.1995) the daughter of John (Jack) Coffin and Caroline Goodfellow. Caroline's first husband was Alfred Cohen (d.1916)

Parish Church of Bethnal Green St Mattais- 25th December 1919
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
George Baxter 30 Bachelor Carman 34 Chilton St Alfred Baxter* Navvy
Caroline Ruth Cohen 23 Widow Leather Worker 36 Chilton St Jack coffin Cabinet Maker
In the presence of us: James Goodfellow and Helen Coffin

*Alfred would be Alfred George Ellingford, George's stepfather.

Children

George and caroline had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
After 1916 Joyce Margaret   Deptford
After 1916 Gladys M   Bethnal Green
After 1916 Ernest G   Bethnal Green
After 1916 Gwendoline R   Orsett

Census

1911

Dwelling - Fort Ricasole, Malta
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
George Baxter Gunner s 20 102 Cop RGA (Labourer) Southwold

102 Company Royal Garrison Artillery

Death

Goldhanger, Essex

Died Name Comment
1962 George Baxter Aged 73

Brisbane Australia

Died Name Comment
199? Caroline Ruth Baxter Aged 98

Enos James Baxter (1890 - 1956)

Education

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Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
  19 Jun 1894 Southwold Infant & Junior        

Death

Swansea District

Died Name Comment
1956 Enos J Baxter Aged 66

Edda/Eddie/Edwin Baxter (1891 - 1909)

Education

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Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
14 Aug 1891 24 Nov 1900 Blythburgh County Primary School Simon Baxter Blythburgh 12 Dec 1900  
14 Aug 1891 21 Sep 1901 Blythburgh County Primary School Simon Baxter Reydon 06 Nov 1902  

Death

At Sea off Mocha Island South Pacific.

Died Name Comment
11 Aug 1909 Eddy Baxter Aged 19, Fireman on board Chria. Drowned. Of Riden*, Suffolk

*Should be Reydon

Frederick Charles Baxter (1893 - 1894)

Death

Reydon St Margaret

Buried Name Comment
04 Aug 1894 Frederick Baxter Aged 1

Annie Dora Baxter (1895 - ?)

Education

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Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
  14 Oct 1901 Southwold Infant & Junior        
06 Feb 1894* 20 Jan 1908 Blythburgh County Primary School Simon Baxter Bulcamp Union 07 Feb 1908 Left Union

*Should be 1895

Census

1911

Dwelling - The Beehive, Dr Barnardo's Home, 275 Mare Street, Hackney
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
Annie Dora Baxter Inmate s 17 Training to be a Domestic Wangford

Edith Alice Baxter (1897 - 1959)

Edith was 1 of 100,000 British Home Children who were sent to Canada between 1870 and 1957. She departed from Liverpool on the 28th July 1910 on the ship SS Tunisian and arrived in Quebec on the 5th August 1910. She left from a Barnardo's Home, possibly the Beehive, 275 Mare Street, Hackney, where her old sister, Annie Dora, was living in 1911. She was adopted by Alexander Rawn.

Education

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Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
13 Oct 1897 20 Jan 1908 Blythburgh County Primary School Simon Baxter Bulcamp Union 07 Feb 1908 Left Union
13 Oct 1897 08 Feb 1909 Blythburgh County Primary School Simon Baxter Bulcamp Union 10 May 1909 Left Union

Census

1911

Dwelling - Egremont, Grey South, Ontaria, Canada
Name Relationship Marital status dob Age Occupation Where
Alexander Rawn Head w Feb 1848 63 Farmer German
Joseph P Rawn Son m Jul 1874 36 Farmer German
Susan Rawn Daughter-In-Law m Feb 1873 38 None English
Alvin J Rawn Grandson   Nov 1905 6 None German
Gladys D Rawn Granddaughter   Jul 1910 10 mths None German
Edith Baxter Adopted s Oct 1897 13 None English

Marriage

Edith married Sidney Albert/Albert Sidney Truman (1890 - 1965) the youngest son of Alfred Sidney Truman (1837 - 1891) and Annie Nicholas (1880 - 1892).

Woodstock - 21 st December 1921
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
Sidney Albert Truman 30 Widower Labourer Newport, England Woodstock Sidney & Annie Truman  
Edith Alice Baxter 24 Spinster Housemaid London, England Woodstock unknown Baxter & Edith Woodgate  
In the presence of us: Leonard & Mrs Mabel Heather of Hickson

With note that bride and groom are English people bought out by the home when they were children.

Eva May Baxter (1899 - 1900)

Death

Wangford St Peter

Buried Name Comment
24 Nov 1900 Eva May Baxter Aged 13 months

Hilda Maud Baxter (1900 - 1985)

Census

1911

Dwelling - Grassmere, Carlton Road, Pakefield
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where
William Woodgate Head m 40 Fisherman Blythburgh
Georgiana Woodgate Wife m 35   Walberswick
Hilda Maude Baxter Niece   10   Wangford

Marriage

Hilda I believe married Frederick Sidney Ruffell (1899 - 1950) the son of Joe Ruffell and Elizabeth Susan Martin, in 1924.

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