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Baxters of Uggeshall

Uggeshall

Uggeshall is four miles north of Southwold. Its economy was largely driven by agriculture. The church is dedicated to St Mary and the building has a thatched roof and flint exterior.

Early Baxters

 William Baxter (1612 - 1668)

It is not clearly where William came from and only his first child was baptised in Uggeshall, tradition dictates that the first child is born at the mothers home suggesting that William comes from another village in the surrounding area.

Marriage

William married Margaret Gailford*, from the parish registers of Uggeshall:

"Will Baxter and Margaret Gayford* were married the eight day of October 1638."

*There are two sources for Margaret's surname the first been Boyd's marriage index the second being the parish register.

Children

William and Margaret had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
15 Mar 1639 William the son of Will Baxter and Margaret his wife Parish church of Uggeshall

Death

Uggeshall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
21 Apr 1668 William Backster  

William Baxter (1639 - 1686)

William is known to have spent his early married life in Uggeshall and his later life in Frostenden.

Marriage

William married twice his first marriage was to Elizabeth (d. 1663). His second marriage was to Anne Love (d. 1705). From the parish registers of Uggeshall:

"William Backster widower and Anne Love single woman were marryed April the 18th 1664."

Children

William and Elizabeth had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
29 Sep 1662 John the sonne of William Backster and his wife Elizabeth Parish church of Uggeshall

William and Ann had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
10 Sep 1665 William the sonne of William Backster and his wife Ann Parish church of Uggeshall
25 Aug 1667 Ann the daughter of William Backster and his wife Ann Parish church of Uggeshall
28 Aug 1670 Margaret the daughter of William Backster and his wife Ann Parish church of Uggeshall

Will Information

William left a will. Archdeaconry Court of Suffolk Probate Records at Ipswich 1444 - 1700: Baxter William, Frostenden, 1686 A6/29/78; A25/109.

Death

Uggeshall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
11 Sep 1663 Elizabeth the wife of John* Backster
14 Dec 1686 William Baxter of Frostenden

*Believed to be error in parish records

Frostenden All Saints

Buried Name Comment
17 May 1705 Widow* Baxter  

*Believe this to be Ann

Hearth returns 1674 show that William Baxter of Uggeshall had 4 hearths for which he was taxed.

Benjamin Baxter (c. 1705 – 1777)

Benjamin first appears in the Blythburgh parish registers in 1734 and does not reappear until 1741 when his son Benjamin was buried in Uggeshall.

Marriage

Benjamin married Mary Chapman (c.1703 - 1792). From the parish registers of Blythburgh:

" 3 October 1734 Benjamin Baxter and Mary Chapman were married."

 

Children

Benjamin and Mary Chapman had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
28 Sep 1735 John of Benjamin and Mary Baxter Parish Church of Eyke
06 Feb 1736/7 Mary of Benjamin and Mary Baxter Parish Church of Eyke
02 Aug 1741 Benjamin of Benjamin and Mary Baxter Parish Church of Eyke
04 Apr 1743 Mary of Benjamin and Mary Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall
04 Jun 1745 Elizabeth of Benjamin and Mary Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall
23 Dec 1747*
01 Jan 1748
Benjamin of Benjamin and Mary Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall

* Benjamin (1747) was privately baptised and public baptised

Employment

In 1748 the parish records reveal that Benjamin Baxter was the Church Warden for Uggeshall. Church Wardens were lay officers of the Church of England. There were usually two Church Wardens in the parish, one chosen by the incumbent, the other by the parishioners. Church Wardens were allowed to levy a rate on all parishioners and their duties included the preservation and maintenance of the church, giving poor relief, paying the bell ringers and the shooting of vermin and birds. Some Church Warden's accounts exist from this period.

Death

Uggeshall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
18 Dec 1777 Benjamin Baxter Senior, married man
18 Jun 1792 Mary Baxter Died 15th June aged 89 years

What happened to the children of Benjamin Baxter and Mary Chapman of Uggeshall?

John Baxter (1735 - 1788)

John spent his entire life in Uggeshall

Marriage

John married twice, his first marriage was to Sarah Underwood (1736-1781) the daughter of Richard Underwood and Ann Smyth. From the parish registers of Westhall:

"John Baxter of this parish single man and Sarah Underwood of the same parish single woman married in this church by banns on the 2 February, 1761 in the presence of James Fish and John Botwright."

John's second marriage was to Elizabeth Shepherd (nee King, 1736 - 1805). From the parish registers of Uggeshall:

"John Baxter of this parish widower and Elizabeth Shepherd widow of the same married in this church by banns 27 May 1782 in the presence of Margaret Woodroffe and John Botwright."

Children

John and Sarah had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
12 Jan 1762
16 Jan 1762
Joseph of John and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall
08 May 1763
11 Oct 1763
Sarah of John and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall
05 Oct 1765
28 Dec 1765
John of John and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall
27 Nov 1766
28 Dec 1766
Benjamin of John and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall
21 Jul 1769 Ann of John and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall
19 Mar 1771 Ann of John and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall
19 Mar 1771
30 Jul 1772
Richard of John and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall
14 Oct 1773
23 Feb 1774
Jonathan of John and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall

Where there are two baptism dates the first date is a private baptism and the second date is the public baptism.

Employment

John Baxter was apprenticed to Robert Lawton of Brampton Suffolk, Wheelwright 1750 for £3

Death

Uggeshall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
05 Apr 1781 Sarah Baxter Wife of John Baxter
09 Jul 1788 John Baxter pauper of the parish of Brampton a married man, died 6th July aged 53 years
23 Feb 1805 Elizabeth Baxter Widow died 18th February aged 69 years

Mary Baxter (1737 – 1740)

Death

Eyke All Saints

Buried Name Comment
09 Jan 1739/40 Mary Baxter Daughter of Benjamin

Benjamin Baxter (1741 – 1741)

Death

Uggeshall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
25 Oct 1741 Benjamin Baxter An infant

Elizabeth Baxter (1745 – 1820)

Children

Elizabeth had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
08 Feb 1767 Elizabeth Daughter of Elizabeth Baxter illegitimate Parish church of Shadingfield

Marriage

Elizabeth married John Heslop. From the parish registers of Shadingfield:

"John Heslop of this parish single man and Elizabeth Baxter of the same single woman married in this church by banns sixteenth day of July 1776 in the presence of Benji Baker and William Swain."

What Happened to the Daughter of Elizabeth Baxter?

Elizabeth Baxter (1767 – 1830)

Marriage

Elizabeth married twice her first husband was Richard Henry. From the parish registers of Raveningham, Norfolk:

"Richard Henry of the parish of Shaddingfield, Suffolk and Elizabeth Baxter of this parish were married in this church by banns this nineteenth day of October 1787. In the presence of Mary Arthurton and Joseph Dennington."

Elizabeth second marriage was to John Sayer, who she married 10th April 1821, Shadingfield.

Benjamin Baxter (1747 – ?)

Benjamin starts his married life in Uggeshall, but the last that is heard of Benjamin Baxter in Uggeshall is the burial of his twin daughters Martha and Mary in 1785. After that nothing of him or his family is heard of until his sons Benjamin (1776) and William (1777) reappear in Henstead in the later 1790s. Sarah (Hall) possible appears in Barnby named as being among the parish poor in around 1812. This Sarah a widow is buried on 3rd December 1829 Barnby at the age of 82. Son James (1783) appears in the 1841 census living with his nephew William Baxter (son of Benjamin (1776)) in Barnby.

Marriage

Benjamin married Sarah Hall (1747 - 1829). From the parish registers of Uggeshall:

"Benjamin Baxter of this parish and Sarah Hall of the same, single persons married in this church by banns 5th July 1776 in the presence of Margaret Coopper and Margaret Woodroffe."

Children

Benjamin and Sarah had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
20 Oct 1776
11 Jun 1778
Benjamin of Benjamin and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall
12 Dec 1777
11 Jun 1778
William of Benjamin and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall
08 Jun 1779 Sarah of Benjamin and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall
05 Jul 1781
01 Aug 1784
John of Benjamin and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall
30 Apr 1783
01 Aug 1784
James of Benjamin and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall
18 Dec 1784 Martha Twin child of Benjamin and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall
18 Dec 1784 Mary Twin child of Benjamin and Sarah Baxter Parish church of Uggeshall

Where there are two baptism dates the first date is a private baptism and the second date is the public baptism.

Death

Uggeshall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
24 Aug 1780 Sarah Baxter Infant
01 Jan 1785 Martha Baxter The above twins were buried
01 Jan 1785 Mary Baxter The above twins were buried

Barnby, St John the Baptist

Buried Name Comment
03 Dec 1829 Sarah Baxter Of Barnby, widow, aged 82

James Baxter (1783 – 1862)

All information on James comes from the census records. James appears to have spent his later life in the workhouse and information provided to the census enumerator would have come from the work house owners rather than the inmates, which may explain why James's place of birth is different each time. I would suggest these are the places he last worked.

Census

1841

Dwelling – Barnby
Name Age Occupation Born in County
William Baxter 40 Ag Lab Y
Jemima Baxter 45   Y
William Baxter 15   Y
Jemima Baxter 14   Y
Lewis Baxter 8   Y
James Baxter 60   Y

1851

Dwelling – Oulton Workhouse
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
James Baxter Pauper u 65 Labourer Barnby

1861

Dwelling – Oulton Workhouse
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
James Baxter Pauper u 78 Labourer formerly a bricklayer Houghill* Norfolk

*Houghton-On-The-Hill

Death

Oulton Union House

Buried Name Comment
08 Jan 1868 James Baxter Aged 77

What happened to the children of John Baxter and Sarah Underwood of Uggeshall?

Joseph Baxter (1762 - 1813)

Joseph spent his early married life in Benacre, before spending a short time in Henstead. By the 1800 Joseph was living in Covehithe where he died.

Marriage

Joseph marries three times his first wife was Susanna Cable (1753 - 1795). From the parish records of Benacre:

"Joseph Baxter of this parish single man and Susanna Cable single woman of this parish were married on the 4th January 1785 in the presence of John Ward and William Youngs."

Joseph's second wife was Elizabeth Howlett (1765 - 1799). From the parish records of Benacre:

"Joseph Baxter widower of this parish and Elizabeth Howlett single woman of this parish were married on the 22nd August 1796 in the presence of Samuel Hayes, Lucy James and Simon Barrett."

Joseph's third wife was Mary Julians (1765 - ?) the daughter of William Julians and Mary Balls. From the parish records of Benacre:

"Joseph Baxter widower of the parish of Covehithe and Mary Julians single woman of this parish were married on the 15th April 1802 in the presence of Mary Rix and William Folkard."

Children

Joseph and Susan had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
15 Jun 1793 21 Jun 1793 Joseph Welcomed into the church 21 July 1793 Parish church of Benacre

Joseph and Elizabeth had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
23 Jul 1797 26 Jul 1797 John Son of Joseph Baxter and his wife Elizabeth (late Howlett spinster) Parish church of Henstead

Death

Benacre St Michael

Buried Name Comment
13 Oct 1795 Susan Baxter Aged 42
19 Apr 1799 Elizabeth Baxter Aged 35
18 May 1813 Joseph Baxter Of Covehithe aged 53

Sarah Baxter (1763 – 1803)

Marriage

Sarah married James Bee. From the parish records of Brampton:

"James Bee of this parish single man and Sarah Baxter of the same spinster married in this church by banns 14th January 1786 in the presence of John L{?}avold and John Baxter."

John Baxter (1765 – 1821)

John spent time in Brampton, Uggeshall and Frostenden.

Marriage

John married Susanna Leech (1764 - 1848) the daughter of Thomas leech and Susan Heasel. From the parish records of Brampton:

"John Baxter of the parish of Brampton single man and Susanna Leech of the same single woman married in this church by banns 26th December 1786 in the presence of Rebecca Leach and John L{?}avold."

Children

John and Susanna had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
22 Aug 1787 26 Aug 1787 Sarah Of John Baxter and Susanna his wife late Susanna Leech spinster Parish church of Brampton
05 Nov 1789 07 Nov 1789 Mary Of John Baxter and Susanna his wife late Susanna Leech spinster Parish church of Brampton
18 Dec 1791 21 Dec 1791 John Of John Baxter and Susan late Susan Leach. Received into the church 17 May 1793 Parish church of Uggeshall
01 Apr 1794 22 May 1796 Richard Of John Baxter and Susan late Susan Leach. Received into the church 22 May 1796 Parish church of Uggeshall
01 Dec 1796 03 Dec 1796 Martha Of John Baxter and Susan late Susan Leach. Received into the church 20 May 1798 Parish church of Uggeshall
23 Jan 1799 27 Jan 1799 Elizabeth Of John Baxter and Susan late Susan Leach. Received into the church 7 Feb 1802 Parish church of Uggeshall
02 Jan 1801 04 Jan 1801 Susanna Of John Baxter and Susan late Susan Leach. Received into the church 7 Feb 1802 Parish church of Uggeshall
30 Dec 1802 04 Jan 1803 Rebecca Of John Baxter and Susan late Susan Leach. Received into the church 31 May 1805 Parish church of Uggeshall
25 Nov 1804 02 Dec 1804 William Of John Baxter and Susan late Susan Leach. Received into the church 31 Mar 1805 Parish church of Uggeshall

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 25 Jan 1817
To be sold
By private Contract
A small estate, situated in Frostenden, consisting of a substantial dwelling house divided into two tenements with convenient out buildings, a good garden, well planted with fruit trees, and about three acres of excellent land, in the occupation of John Baxter*.
Possession may be had at Michaelmas next.  For further particulars enquire of Mr Grout, Southwold.

*Unclear whether this was John (1765-1821) or his son John (1791-1837). John senior died in Frostenden and John junior had a child in Frostenden in 1816.

Death

Frostenden All Saints

Buried Name Comment
20 Sep 1821 John Baxter Aged 56

Uggeshall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
30 Jan 1848 Susannah Baxter Of Beccles aged 85

Benjamin Baxter (1766 – 1829)

Benjamin spent his entire life in Uggeshall.

Marriage

Benjamin married Susan Soanes (1764 - 1836). From the parish registers of Uggeshall:

"Benjamin Baxter of this parish single man and Susan Soanes of the parish of Stoven single woman married in this church by banns 9 October 1791 in the presence of John Baxter and Saml Kent."

Children

Benjamin and Susan had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
17 Sep 1791 18 Sep 1791 Benjamin base son child of Benjamin Baxter and Susan Soanes Parish church of Uggeshall
06 Jul 1794 13 Jul 1794 Martha Of Benjamin Baxter and Susan his wife (late Susan Soanes Spinster). Received into the church 27 Jul 1794 Parish church of Brampton
26 Jan 1797 28 Jan 1797 Jonathan Of Benjamin Baxter and Susan his wife (late Susan Soanes Spinster) Parish church of Brampton
30 Oct 1798 02 Nov 1798 Sophia Of Benjamin Baxter and Susan his wife (late Susan Soanes Spinster) Parish church of Brampton
04 Apr 1800 06 Apr 1800 Martha Of Benjamin Baxter and Susan his wife (late Susan Soanes Spinster) Parish church of Brampton
12 Oct 1802 14 Oct 1802 Samuel Of Benjamin Baxter and Susan his wife (late Susan Soanes Spinster) Parish church of Brampton
09 Jan 1805 10 Jan 1805 William Of Benjamin Baxter and Susan his wife (late Susan Soanes Spinster) Parish church of Brampton
29 Feb 1808 01 Mar 1808 Charlotte daughter of Benjamin Baxter and Susan late Susan Soanes spinster Parish church of Uggeshall
03 Feb 1810 04 Feb 1810 Mary Ann daughter of Benjamin Baxter and Susan late Susan Soanes spinster Parish church of Uggeshall
22 Aug 1812 24 Aug 1812 Henry son of Benjamin Baxter and Susan late Susan Soanes spinster Parish church of Uggeshall

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 14 Feb 1824
Notice of Debtors and Creditors
Benj. Baxter, of Uggeshall, Suffolk, Shopkeeper, having assigned over his Effects for the equal benefit of his creditors, the Deed of Assignment is laying at Mr Edwd. Sallow’s Auctioneer, Wangford, for execution.  All persons who stand indebted to the said Benjamin Baxter are requested to pay their respective accounts to Mr Edward Sallows, who is authorised to receive the same, and unless they are immediately paid, legal measures will be pursued to enforce payment.
The Ipswich Journal 18 Feb 1826 & 25 Feb 1826 Baxter’s creditors
Notice is hereby given, the Trustee of the Estate and Effects of BENJAMIN BAXTER of Uggeshall, in the county of Suffolk, shop keeper, will hold a meeting at the Angel Inn, in Wangford, on Friday the 3rd day of March next, at 4 O’clock in the afternoon, in order to make and pay a first and final dividend of the monies arising from such effect to and amongst the creditors who shall have executed the deed of assignment.  And such of the creditors as have not already executed the said deed (now laying at Mr Grant’s of Southwold, for their inspection and signature) are required to do so, previous to the said day of meeting, otherwise they will be excluded all benefit there from. 15th February 1826.

Death

Uggeshall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
19 Apr 1829 Benjamin Baxter Of Uggeshall aged 62

Frostenden All Saints

Buried Name Comment
16 Oct 1836 Susan Baxter Aged 72

Ann Baxter (1769 – 1769)

Death

Uggeshall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
25 Jul 1769 Ann Baxter  

Ann Baxter (1771 – 1771)

Death

Uggeshall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
24 Nov 1771 Ann Baxter  

Richard Baxter (1771 – 1840)

Richard spent his married life in Wangford.

Marriage

Richard married Sarah Cole (1776-1855) daughter of John Cole and Sarah Eastaugh. From the parish registers of Wangford:

"Richard Baxter of this parish single man and Sarah Cole of this parish single woman married in this church by banns 17th October 1796 in the presence of Lydia Cole and James Spencer."

Children

Richard and Sarah had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
08 Jan 1797 10 Jan 1797 William Richard Baxter and Sarah late Sarah Cole spinster Parish church of Uggeshall
14 May 1798 18 May 1798 William Richard Baxter and Sarah late Sarah Cole spinster. Received into the church 20 Sep 1801 Parish church of Uggeshall
19 Apr 1801 21 Jun 1801 Letitia Richard Baxter and Sarah late Sarah Cole spinster. Received into the church 20 Sep 1801 Parish church of Uggeshall
16 Dec 1802 19 Dec 1802 Esther Richard Baxter and Sarah late Sarah Cole spinster. Received into the church 26 Jan 1805 Parish church of Uggeshall
26 Oct 1804 28 Oct 1804 Stephen Richard Baxter and Sarah late Sarah Cole spinster. Received into the church 26 Jan 1805 Parish church of Uggeshall
26 Mar 1806 30 Mar 1806 Emily Richard Baxter and Sarah late Sarah Cole spinster. Parish church of Wangford
07 Jun 1811 07 Jun 1811 Robert Richard Baxter and Sarah late Sarah Cole spinster. Parish church of Wangford

Employment

Richd Baxter was apprenticed to Robt Balls of Henstead, Suffolk, Wheelwright, 1789.
Chars Lusher was apprenticed to Richd Baxter of Uggeshall, Suffolk, Wheelwright, 1799.
Wm Howard was apprenticed to Richd Baxter of Uggeshall, Suffolk, Wheelwright, 1804.

Census

1841

Dwelling – Wangford
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Stephen Baxter 30 Wheelwright Y
Eliza Baxter 30   Y
William Baxter 13   Y
Eliza Baxter 8   Y
Stephen Baxter 4   Y
Alfred Baxter 3   Y
Mary Andrew 70 Widow Y
Sarah Baxter 60 Widow Y

1851

Dwelling – Wangford
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Esther Baxter Head u 48 Retired Domestic serv Uggeshall
Sarah Baxter Mother w 75 Wheelwright Widow (parish relief) Darsham

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 10 Aug 1805
To be sold at auction, by John Offchin, jun.
On Friday next, the 16th inst on the premises of Mr Baxter, of Uggeshall, Wheelwright
Two good tumbrels, 2 Gang of Harrows, 2 ploughs, a market cart, and harness, a luggage cart, fit for a miller or butcher, 9 dozen exceedingly good hurdles, and 2 pair of large wheels.  The chief of the above entirely new, and worthy of attention.  Also 6 wooden bottom chairs, 2 pork tubs, 2 keelers, table jack, cooper boiler, pot &c.
Sale begins, at ten o’clock
The Ipswich Journal 19 Jul 1823 To be let
With possession at old Michaelmas day next, All that messuage, with the wheelwright’s shop and outbuildings, yard, garden, and piece of meadow ground adjoining thereto; situated in Wangford, in Suffolk, now in the occupation of Mr. Richard Baxter, wheelwright, where the trades of wheelwright and carpenter have been carried on for several years last past.
For rent and further particulars apply personally or by letter post-paid to Mr William Attoe of Litcham, in Norfolk.

Death

Wangford near Southwold St Peter

Buried Name Comment
11 Jan 1840 Richard Baxter Of Wangford aged 68
24 Feb 1855 Sarah Baxter Of Wangford aged 80

Epitaph: Wangford St Peter

Sacred to the memory of

RICHARD BAXTER

Who died the 6th January 1840

Aged 68 years

Also

SARAH wife of the above

Died February 18th 1855

Aged 80 years

Jonathan Baxter (1773 – 1774)

Death

Uggeshall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
28 Apr 1774 Jonathan Baxter  

William Baxter (1777 – 1840)

William Baxter comes from Norfolk, possibly Mundham. He was the son of John Baxter (1747 - 1825) and Hannah Gibbs (1750 - 1823). John's will states that he lived and died in Kelsale Suffolk, but he is described as "John Baxter of Mundham, Norfolk." William was living in Suffolk from the 1810s, firstly in Kelsale before settling in Uggeshall.

Marriage

William married Ann(e) Woodrow (1778 - 1854) the likely daughter of Thomas Woodrow and Rachel Row(e) and the niece of James Row on the 29th September 1802, Mundham Norfolk.

Children

William and Ann had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1803 20 Feb 1803 Maria Daughter of Ann and William Baxter Parish Church of Mundham, Norfolk
16 Jun 1804 24 Jun 1804 Hannah Daughter of William and Ann Baxter (late Woodrow spinster) Parish Church of Mundham, Norfolk
07 Aug 1806 10 Aug 1806 John Row Son of William and Ann Baxter (late Woodrow spinster) Parish Church of Mundham, Norfolk
28 Apr 1811 26 May 1811 Mary Ann Daughter of William and Ann Baxter (late Ann Woodrow) Parish church of Kelsale
1815 06 Aug 1815 Betsy (Elizabeth) Daughter of William and Ann Baxter (late Ann Woodrow) Parish church of Kelsale

Census

1841

Dwelling – Uggeshall
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Ann Baxter 60 Farmer N
John Baxter 30   Y
Mary Ann Baxter 25   Y
Betsy Baxter 20   Y

1851

Dwelling – Brampton
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Ann Baxter Head W 73 Proprietor of houses* Thurlton, Norfolk
Betsy Baxter Daughter S 31   Kelsale

*According to The Southwold Diary of James Maggs 1818-1876 Volume I on the 18 April 1846, I put to sale at the Angle Inn Wangford, the freehold cottages of Wm Bardwell of that place, not sell, a short time after sold by private contract to Mrs Baxter, Uggeshall 12 May.

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Suffolk History Gazetteer and Directory 1844 Uggeshall Commercial Farmers
Baxter Ann

 

Tithe

William appears in the tithe apportionments for Uggeshall 1841, but since he was dead by this time this should refer to his wife Ann. It shows Ann and her family were the occupiers of greater that 20 acres of land which consists of mainly significant farms.

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 26 Jan 1811
To be sold by Auction. 
By W. Nunn
At the Six Bells Inn, Kelsale On Thursday next 31st January inst
At One o’clock in the Afternoon
About 11 toms of good upland hay and five tons of First crop of Clover, upon the premises in the occupation of Mr Baxter of Kelsale.  The above may be viewed any time previous to the sale, by applying to Mr Baxter aforesaid.
The Ipswich Journal 18 Mar 1815 & 25 Mar 1815 To be sold at Auction
By Wm Nunn
Sometime in the month of April next, on the farm and premises in the occupation of Mr William Baxter, of Kelsale, Suffolk.
9 very handsome milch cows and heifers, 2 buds, 2 capital cart horses, 3 colts, sow and 13 pigs, 6 fat sheep, implements of husbandry, and other effects. Further particulars in a future paper
The Ipswich Journal 01 Apr 1815 To be sold by Auction
By Wm Nunn
On Thursday the 13th day of April
Part of the live and dead farming stock of Mr Wm. Baxter, of Kelsale; comprising 2 useful cart horses, 1 year old filly, 2 year old cart colts, 8 milch cows in calf, 3 2 year old heifers in calf, 2 cow buds, sow and 12 pigs, 5 fat sheep, implements of husbandry; also one load of faggot wood, and a variety of brewing, washing and dairy requisites.  Sale begins at Eleven o’clock.
The Ipswich Journal 03 Jun 1815 Grass and Clover Lands
To mow and feed until the 10th Day of October 1815
To be sold by Auction
By Wm Nunn
On Thursday, the 8th day June, 1815
Upon the farm and premises in the occupation of Mr W. Baxter of Kelsale – viz
Lot 1    Stack yard meadow                  4 ½ Acres
Lot 2    Cost meadow                           4 Acres
Lot 3    Garden meadow                       5 Acres
Lot 4    Clover and Rye Grass layer      5 ½ Acres
N. B. The above convenient enclosures are well fenced and watered, and will be sold without reserve, under such conditions as will be produced at the time of sale, which will commence at 12 o’clock precisely.
The Ipswich Journal 24 Aug 1844 At Uggeshall near Wangford
On Thursday, September 26th  and the following day, the Entire live and dead farming stock, Household furniture and other effects by direction of the Executors of Mr Wm. Baxter dec.

The Ipswich Journal 31 Aug 1844 At Uggeshall near Wangford
To be sold by Auction
By Howlett and Lenny
On Saturday the 21st & Friday, the 27th September, 1844
(instead of the 26th & 27th as previously announced)
The capital farming stock, household furniture, and other effects by order of the Executor of the late Mr Wm Baxter deceased.
The Farming stock and outdoor effects will be sold on Saturday, the 21st September, and the furniture and indoor articles on the Friday following.

The Ipswich Journal 07 Sep 1844 At Uggeshall Near Wangford
By Howlett and Lenny
On Saturday, the 21st and Friday the 27th September, 1844
The valuable farming stock, furniture and other effects, by direction of the Executors of the late Mr Wm Baxter deceased.
The first day (21st inst) will comprise 8 capital cart horses and colts, Roan pony, 3 choice Milch cows, carriage, implements, harness, and tools.
The second day (27th inst) includes the entire neat assemblage of household furniture, dairy, brewing, and washing vessels, and miscellaneous effects, which will be duly expressed in catalogues and future advertisement.
The Ipswich Journal 21 Sep 1844 At Uggeshall near Wangford
To be sold by Auction
By Howlett and Lenny
On Friday, September 27th 1844
The entire assemblage of Household furniture and other effects, by direction of the Executors, of Mr William Baxter dec.; comprising 4 excellent feather beds and bedding, mahogany post and other bedsteads, neatly painted washing and dressing tables, pier and dressing glasses, Venetian and Kidderminster carpets, wardrobe, and painted chairs, range of mahogany dinning tables, pillar and jamb ditto, imitation rosewood sofa with hair squad and pillows, set of mahogany hair seated and brass-nail chairs, 30 hour clock and kitchen furniture; with a general assortment of glass, china, stone, tin and copper requisites; and miscellaneous effects, enumerated in catalogues, which may be obtained at the place of sale, and of the auctioneers.
Sale commences at 12 o’clock
The Ipswich Journal 07 Oct 1854 & 14 Oct 1854 At Brampton
Near the Buck Inn Uggeshall
By George P Freeman
On Thursday, the 19th October, 1854
The entire and neat assemblage of household furniture, capital feather beds and bedding, chambers, tables, and chairs, mahogany dinning and other tables and chairs, and a variety of useful house keeping requisites, the property of Mrs Ann Baxter deceased.
Catalogue to e obtained on the premises, and at the Auctioneer’s office, Halesworth and Wangford.
The Ipswich Journal 12 May 1855 & 19 May 1855 At Wangford
George P Freeman
Has been favoured with instructions from the Executors of the late Mrs Baxter to sell by Auction, at the Buck Inn, Uggeshall, sometimes in the middle of June, in one or more lots.
All those substantial brick and tile built cottages, situated in the centre of the village of Wangford well tenanted and entirely freehold.
Full particulars will appear in next weeks papers and can be obtained of Messrs Crabtree and Cross, Halesworth; or the Auctioneer, Wangford.
The Ipswich Journal 16 Jun 1855 Wangford Suffolk
Desirable Freehold Investment
George P Freeman
Has received instructions from the Executrix of the late Mrs Baxter, to sell by public Auction, on Friday, the 22nd day of June 1855, at 5 o’clock in the afternoon, at the Buck Inn Uggeshall.
Sundry Freehold Cottage
With Land Attached
Situated in the centre of the village of Wangford
In one lot.  The property comprises Eleven recently and substantially built Freehold brick and tile cottages, with gardens attached, containing, in all 1 Rood 12 Perches of land, the same being in the several occupation of Richard Aldrid, William Barfoot, Peter Pryatt, William Jasper, James Osborne, Wm Aldrid, James Hayes, Charles Newby, William Calver, James Ellis and John Flex, with a well of excellent spring water upon the premises.
These cottages are in an excellent state of repair; part of them have been built within the last 10 years, and they are now produce a rental of £52 4s per ann.
For further particulars apply to Messrs, Crabtree and Cross, Solicitors, Halesworth; or to the Auctioneer, Wangford.

Will Information

In 1847 Ann is a recipient in her Uncle, James Row's will. Ann herself writes a will on the 5th March 1850 she is described as a widow from Brampton. Ann dies on the 15th June 1854. Two recipients in Ann's will are her son John Row Baxter and her daughter Elizabeth Baxter.

Death

Uggeshall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
05 Jun 1840 William Baxter Of Uggeshall aged 64
20 Jun 1854 Ann Baxter Of Brampton aged 76

Epitaph: Uggeshall St Mary

Sacred to the memory of

WILLIAM BAXTER (late of this parish)

Who died May 30 1840

Aged 63 years

Why should you weep, what can pity do
I died, dear wife and children, to lead the way for you

 

View gravestone

Sacred to the memory of

ANN. Relict of

WILLIAM BAXTER

of this parish

Who died 15 of June 1854

Aged 76 years

 

What happened to the children of William Baxter and Ann Woodrow of Uggeshall?

Maria Baxter (1803 – 1887)

Marriage

Maria married Robert Jillings (1797 - 1875) a farmer of 84 acres, son of William and Mary Jillings. From the parish registers of Wangford:

"Robert Jillings of the parish of Westhall single man and Maria Baxter of this parish single woman were married in this church by licence on 21st March 1828 in the presence of Mary Ann Baxter and William Baxter."

Hannah Baxter (1804 – 1886)

Marriage

Hannah married Samuel Farrer (Farner) (1789 - 1834), the son of Robert Farrar and Esther Beamish. From the parish registers of Wangford:

"Samuel Farner of the parish of Wrentham a widower and Hannah Baxter of this parish a spinster were married in this church by licence and consent of parents on 5th September 1833 in the presence of Mary Ann Baxter and William Baxter."

Hannah's second marriage was to James Wright (1810 - 1885) the son of James Wright

Parish Church of Uggeshall 20 th January 1839
Name and surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
James Wright Full age Single man Innkeeper Uggeshall James Wright Farmer
Hannah Farrow Full age Widow Innkeeper Uggeshall William Baxter Farmer
In the presence of us: William Rockhill and Mary Ann Wright

 

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 07 Sep 1833 On the 5 th inst., was married at Uggeshall Church, Mr Farrer, farrier of Wrentham, to Miss Hannah Baxter, 2nd daughter of Mr Baxter, farmer, Uggeshall
Bury and Norwich Post 11 Sep 1833 Married
On Thursday last Mr Farrer, farrier, of Wrentham, to Hannah, 2d daughter of Mr William Baxter, Uggeshall.

John Row Baxter (1806 – 1869)

Marriage

John married Mary Ann Sparrow (1824 - 1868) daughter of Robert Sparrow & Hannah Howard.

Parish Church of Halesworth - 9th December 1846
Name and surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
John Baxter full age Bachelor Dealer Great Redisham William Baxter Farmer
Mary Ann Sparrow full age Spinster   Halesworth Robert Sparrow Gent's servant
In the presence of us: John Wright and Elizabeth Baxter

Children

John and Mary had the following:

Born Baptism Name Comment Where
1847   Mary Ann Elizabeth   Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
1853 23 Mar 1853 William John Son of John and Mary Ann Baxter Parish Church of Holton
1863   Albert Edward   Newmarket

Census

1851

Dwelling – Lord Nelson, Holton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
John Baxter Head m 37 Inn Keeper Mundham, Norfolk
Mary Ann Baxter Wife m 27   Chediston
Mary Baxter Daughter   3   Great Yarmouth

1861

Dwelling – 9 Turf Terrace, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
John Baxter Head m 45 Hay merchant Mundham, Norfolk
Mary Ann Baxter Wife m 33   Wisset
William Baxter Son   8   Holton

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
History, Gazetteer & Directory of Suffolk 1855 Holton Commercial Baxter, John, Shopkeeper

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
London Gazette 28 Dec1847
Whereas a Petition of John Row Baxter, formerly of Redisham, in the County of Suffolk, Publican and Dealer, then of Great Yarmouth, in the County of Norfolk, Publican, and now of Fuller’s Hill, Great Yarmouth aforesaid, out of Business, an insolvent debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Norfolk, at Great Yarmouth, and an interim order for protection from process having been given to the said John Row Baxter, under the provision of Statues in that the case made and provided, the said John Row Baxter is hereby required to appear before the said Court, on the 10th of January next, at twelve o’clock at noon precisely, for his first examination touching his debts, estate, and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statues; and the choice of the Creditors’ assignees is to take place at the time so appointed.  All persons indebted to the said John Row Baxter, or that have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same, but to Mr Edmund Reeve Palmer, the clerk of the said Court, at his office, at Regent-Street, Great Yarmouth, the Official Assignee of the Estate and Effects of the said Insolvent.
London Gazette 21 Jan 1848
In the Matter of the Petition of John Row Baxter, formerly of Redisham, in the County of Suffolk, Publican and Dealer, then of Great Yarmouth, in the County of Norfolk, Publican, and now of Fuller’s Hill, Great Yarmouth aforesaid, out of Business
Notice is hereby given, that the County Court of Norfolk, at Great Yarmouth, acting in the matter of this Petition will proceed to make a Final Order thereon, at the said Court, on the 5th of February next, at twelve o’clock at noon precisely, unless cause be then and there shewn (sic) to the contrary.
The Ipswich Journal 1854
Holton near Halesworth John Baxter lived in a substantial brick and tile cottage. 
London Gazette 02 Aug 1864
John Row Baxter, now and for upwards of six years residing at No. 9, Turf-Terrace in the parish of All Saints, in the town of Newmarket, in the County of Cambridge, Dealer in Hay, Straw, and Cart Grease, and occasional selling on commission of Letting Lodgings, having been adjudged bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the County Court of Cambridgeshire, holden at Newmarket, on the 26th day of July, 1864, is hereby required to surrender himself to James Button, Esq., a Registrar of the said Court, at the first meeting of the Creditors to be held before the said Registrar on the 9th day of August instant, at eleven o’clock in the forenoon precisely, at the said Court.  The Registrar of the said Court is the official Assignee, and Messrs. Whitehead and French, of Cambridge, are the Solicitors acting in the bankruptcy.
London Gazette 12 Sep 1864
John Row Baxter, now and for upwards of six years residing at No. 9, Turf-Terrace in the parish of All Saints, in the town of Newmarket, in the County of Cambridge, Dealer in Hay, Straw, and Cart Grease, and occasional selling on commission of Letting Lodgings, having been adjudged bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the County Court of Cambridgeshire, holden at Newmarket, on the 26th day of July, 1864, a public sitting, for the said bankrupt to pass his Last Examination, and make application for his Discharge, will be held before John Collyer, Esq., Judge of the said Court on the 31st day of August instant, at the said Court, at Newmarket, at ten o’clock in the forenoon precisely, the day last aforesaid being the day limited for the said bankrupt to surrender.  Mr James Button, Registrar, of the said County Court is the official Assignee, and Messrs. Whitehead and French, of Cambridge, are the Solicitors acting in the bankruptcy.
London Gazette 16 Sep 1864
John Row Baxter, now and for upwards of six years residing at No. 9, Turf-Terrace in the parish of All Saints, in the town of Newmarket, in the County of Cambridge, Dealer in Hay, Straw, and Cart Grease, and occasional selling on commission of Letting Lodgings.
Whereas at a public sitting of the Court, held this day, it was adjudged that the said bankrupt was entitled to his Discharge under the provision of the Bankruptcy Act, 1861 (after the suspension thereof for four calendar months, ,form the 31st day of August, 1864) the reason of such suspension being that it appears to the court that the Bankrupt’s insolvency is attributable to unjustifiable extravagance in living, and that he could not have had, at the time when some of the debts were contracted, any reasonable or probable ground  of expectation of being able to pay the same.  Protection granted.  Notice is hereby given, that an Order of Discharge will be drawn up and delivered to the said bankrupt, after the expiration of the above-named period, unless in the meantime an appeal be duly entered against the judgement of the said Court within thirty days from this date.  Dated the 31st day of August, 1864.
London Gazette 23 Dec 1864
John Row Baxter, now and for upwards of six years residing at No. 9, Turf-Terrace in the parish of All Saints, in the town of Newmarket, in the County of Cambridge, Dealer in Hay, Straw, and Cart Grease, and occasional selling on commission of Letting Lodgings, having been adjudged bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the County Court of Cambridgeshire, holden at Newmarket, on the 26th day of July, 1864. 
A Dividend meeting will be held on the 3rd day of January next, at twelve o’clock at noon precisely.
London Gazette 15 Jan 1865
In the Matter of John Row Baxter, now and for upwards of six years residing at No. 9, Turf-Terrace in the parish of All Saints, in the town of Newmarket, in the County of Cambridge, Dealer in Hay, Straw, and Cart Grease, and occasional selling on commission of Letting Lodgings, a Bankrupt.
I hereby give notice, that the Creditors who have proved their debts under the above estate, may receive a Dividend of 2s 31/2d. in the pound, upon application at the County Court Office, High-Street, Newmarket, on any day after Monday, the 23rd day of January instant, between the hours of ten and four of the o’clock, except on Saturdays, when the office will be closed at one o’clock.  No Dividend can be paid without the producing of the Securities exhibited at the time of proving the debt.  Executors and administrators will be required to produce the probate of the wills, or the letters of administration under which they claim.
The Ipswich Journal 21 Nov 1868
Yoxford Petty Session Wednesday November 18th
Neglecting to maintain a wife – John Baxter of Newmarket, Hay dealer was brought up in custody charged with having on the 7th day of November, at Halesworth, he being a person able to maintain himself and his family by work, wilfully neglected to maintain Mary Ann, his wife, whereby she became chargeable to the common fund of the Blything Union.  Charged dismissed.
A Summons was afterwards obtained against Baxter under the 31st and 32nd vic to show cause why an order should not be made upon him for the maintenance of his wife who was chargeable to the common fund.
Baxter consented to have the case then disposed of, and was ordered to pay the sum of 2s 10d per week towards her maintenance with costs.

Bury and Norwich Post 07 Sep 1869
Died
On the 3rd inst., at Newmarket All Saints, after a few hours illness, of apoplexy, aged 55, Mr John R. Baxter, hay and straw merchant, of that place.

Death

Holton St Peter

Buried Name Comment
23 Dec 1851 Mary Ann Elizabeth Baxter Of Holton St Peter, aged 4

Halesworth Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
28 Nov 1868 Mary Ann Baxter Of Chediston Street, Halesworth, aged 44, wife of John

Newmarket All Saints

Buried Name Comment
08 Sep 1869 John Row Baxter Of Newmarket aged 58

Mary Ann Baxter (1811 – 1873)

Marriage

Mary married Abraham Turrell (1813 - 1861) the son of Abraham Turrell and Elizabeth Harling on 12th May 1843, Blyford.

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 20 May 1843 12th inst., at Blyford, by the Rev. R. Day, Mr A Turrell, to Mary Ann third daughter of the late Mr William Baxter, of Uggeshall
Bury and Norwich Post 24 May 1843 Married
On the 12th inst at Blyford, Mr A. Turrell, to Mary Ann 3rd daughter of the late Mr. W. Baxter, of Uggeshall.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Baxter (1815 – 1875)

Census

1861

Dwelling – Common, Westhall
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Elizabeth Baxter Head u 36 Living on her own property Uggeshall
William P? Servant u 18 Carter Wrentham

1871

Dwelling – Common, Westhall
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Elizabeth Baxter Head u 49 No calling Uggeshall
Charles Green Servant u 17 Labourer Blyford

Will Information

Elizabeth Baxter
Effects under £100
4 March 1876.  The Will of Elizabeth Baxter formerly of Southwold but late of Westhall both in the County of Suffolk spinster who died 29 November 1875 at Westhall was proved at Ipswich by James Wright of Uggeshall in the Said County Innkeeper the sole Executor.

Death

Blyford All Saints

Buried Name Comment
04 Dec1875 Elizabeth Baxter Of Westhall aged 63*

*Who ever registered Elizabeth's death stated her aged to be 60.

What happened to the children of John Baxter and Susanna Leech of Uggeshall?

Sarah Baxter (1787 – 1854)

Marriage

Sarah possibly married John Browning (1780 - 1859) son of Robert and Frances Browning. John and Sarah moved to Wolverhampton along with John's brother Titus and their son George.

Mary Baxter (1789 – 1856)

Marriage

Mary married William Lane (1786 - 1859) son of John Lane and Sarah Clarke. From the parish registers of Sotterley:

"William lane of this parish bachelor and Mary Baxter of the same parish spinster married in this church by bans on 12 October 1808 in the presence of John Lane and Mary Howes."

John Baxter (1791 – 1837)

John like may of his contemporaries moved around for work, it look like he even spent a spell in the work house.

Marriage

John married Mary ? (1791 - ?)

Children

John and Mary had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1816 28 Jul 1816 Susanna Caroline Frostenden labourer Parish church of Frostenden
1818 12 Apr 1818 Charlotte   The House of Industry Bulcamp
1819 24 Jan 1819 Robert Wangford labourer Parish church of Wangford
1822 11 Aug 1822 John (Welch) Wangford labourer Parish church of Wangford

Census

1841

Dwelling – Blythburgh
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Mary Baxter 63   Ireland
Susanna Baxter 24   Y
John Baxter 18 Ag Lab Y
Caroline Baxter 5   Y

Death

Blythburgh Holy Trinity

Buried Name Comment
02 Jul 1837 John Baxter Aged 45

Richard Baxter (1794 – 1856)

Richard like his contemporaries moved around for work, he lived in Frostenden, Wangford, Bulcamp and Blythburgh.

Marriage

Richard married twice. His first wife was Eliza Ife (1800 - 1825) daughter of Benjamin Ife and Ann Taylor. From the parish records of Wangford:

"Richard Baxter of this parish single man and Eliza Ife of this parish single woman married in this church by banns 6th February 1822 in the presence of Susan Baxter."

Richard second marriage was to Emily Andrews (1806 - 1891) the daughter of John Andrews and Sarah Lincoln. From the parish registers of Frostenden:

"Richard Baxter of this parish widower and Emelia Andrews of this parish single woman were married in this church by banns 13th October 1827 in the presence of Samuel Andrews and William Lane."

Children

Richard and Emily had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
  25 May 1828 George Frostenden labourer Parish church of Frostenden
  31 Jan 1830 Sarah Wangford labourer Parish church of Wangford
  15 Jan 1832 Richard Wangford labourer Parish church of Wangford
  30 Mar 1834 Eliza Wangford labourer Parish church of Wangford
  11 Sep 1836 Emily Wangford labourer Parish church of Wangford
  14 Apr 1839 William Wangford labourer Parish church of Wangford
  30 Jan 1842 Robert Bulcamp labourer Parish church of Wangford
  21 Feb 1849 Mary Ann Bulcamp labourer Parish church of Wangford
1852   Anna Bulcamp  

1841

Dwelling – Bulcamp
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Richard Baxter 45 Ag Lab Y
Emily Baxter 34   Y
George Baxter 13   Y
Sarah Baxter 11   Y
Richard Baxter 9   Y
Eliza Baxter 7   Y
Emily Baxter 4   Y
William Baxter 2   Y

1851

Dwelling – Blythburgh
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Richard Baxter Head m 56 Ag Lab Uggeshall
Emily Baxter Wife m 44   Henstead
Richard Baxter Son u 19 Ag Lab Wangford
Emily Baxter Daughter   14 Scholar Blythburgh
William Baxter Son   12 Scholar Blythburgh
Robert Baxter Son   9 Scholar Blythburgh
Mary Ann Baxter Daughter   2   Blythburgh

1861

Dwelling – London Road, Wangford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Emily Baxter Head W 54 Washer woman Henstead
Emily Baxter Daughter U 24 Servant unemployed Bulcamp
Robert Baxter Son U 19 Gardener Bulcamp
Mary Ann Baxter Daughter   12   Bulcamp
Anna Baxter Daughter   9   Bulcamp
Thomas Gale Lodger     Ag Lab Walberswick

1871

Dwelling – London Road, Wangford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Emily Baxter Head W 60 Char woman Henstead
Anna Baxter Daughter U 19 Dressmaker Bulcamp

1881

Dwelling – High Street, Wangford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Emily Baxter Head W 73 Washer woman Henstead

1891

Dwelling – High Street, Wangford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Emily Baxter Head W 83 Retired charwoman Henstead

Death

Wangford near Southwold St Peter

Buried Name Comment
24 Dec 1825 Eliza Baxter Of Wangford aged 25
04 Apr 1856 Richard Baxter Of Bulcamp aged 61
28 Jul 1891 Emily Baxter Of Wangford aged 84

Martha Baxter (1796 – 1828)

Marriage

Martha married William Barfoot (1794 -1846) the son of Robert Barfoot and Sarah Borrett. From the parish registers of Frostenden:

"William Barfoot of this parish single man and Martha Baxter of this parish single woman married in this church by banns 8th August 1817 in the presence of Margaret Hulver, Lettice Hazel and John Harver."

Elizabeth Baxter (1799 – 1858)

Marriage

Elizabeth married William Butcher (1804 - 1888), the son of Benjamin Butcher and Frances Mullender. From the parish registers of Sotterley:

"William Butcher of this parish bachelor and Elizabeth Baxter of the same spinster married on 28 March 1828 in the presence of Mary Ann Howell and John Raven parish clerk."

Susanna Baxter (1801 – 1865)

Marriage

Susanna married Robert Pearl (1794 - 1865) probably the son of Robert Pearl and Elizabeth Howard. From the parish registers of Reydon:

"Robert Pearl of this parish bachelor and Susan Baxter of this parish spinster were married in this church by banns 18 November 1823 in the presence of William Baxter and Elizabeth Baxter."

Rebecca Baxter (1802 – 1821)

Death

Frostenden All saints

Buried Name Comment
15 Oct 1821 Rebecca Baxter Aged 18

William Baxter (1804 – 1882)

William spent his early married life in the Frostenden, Southwold area of Suffolk, before settling in Gillingham Norfolk.

Marriage

William married Sarah Peck (1805 - 1879) the daughter of Nathaniel Peck and Mary Peak on 5th August 1828, Southwold.

Children

William and Sarah had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
12 Oct 1828 09 Nov 1828 Sarah Southwold, gentleman's servant Parish Church of Frostenden
25 Jun 1830 04 Oct 1830 Susan Daughter of William and Sarah Baxter Southwold Independent
17 Mar 1833 03 Jul 1833 Mary Ann Daughter of William and Sarah Baxter Southwold Independent
24 Apr 1835 27 Sep 1835 Maria Beccles servant Parish church of Beccles
1838 04 Sep 1838 William Gillingham Butler Parish Church of Gillingham
1840 22 Mar 1841 Robert Gillingham Servant Parish Church of Gillingham
1843   George   Gillingham
1846 10 May 1846 Henry Gillingham Butler to Miss Schutz* Parish Church of Gillingham

* Miss (Susan Elizabeth) Schutz, daughter of John Bacon Schutz, resided at Gillingham Hall.

Census

1841

Dwelling – Gillingham, Norfolk
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Sarah Baxter 35 School mistress N
Sarah Baxter 12   N
Mary Baxter 8   N
Maria Baxter 6   N
William Baxter 3   Y
Robert Baxter 3 months   Y

*William as butler is assumed to be with his master elsewhere in the country.

1851

Dwelling – Gillingham
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 46 Butler Uggeshall
Sarah Baxter Wife m 45 School Mistress Southwold
Mary A Baxter Daughter   16 Teacher Southwold
William Baxter Son   12 Scholar Gillingham
Robert Baxter Son   10 Scholar Gillingham
George Baxter Son   7 Scholar Gillingham
Henry Baxter Son   4 Scholar Gillingham

1861

Dwelling – Gillingham Hall, Gillingham, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 56 Domestic servant Uggeshall

1861

Dwelling – Norwich Road, Gillingham, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Sarah Baxter Head m 55 Servants wife Southwold
Robert Baxter Son u 20 D Gardener Gillingham, Norfolk
George Baxter Son   17 Ap Carpenter Gillingham, Norfolk
Henry Baxter Son   15 Scholar Gillingham, Norfolk

1871

Dwelling – Swan Inn, Gillingham, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 66 Annuitant Uggeshall
Sarah Baxter Wife m 65   Southwold

 

1881

Dwelling – Gillingham, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head w 76 Annuitant Uggeshall
Emily Hadingham Servant u 39 House keeper Beccles

Will Information

Sarah Baxter
Personal Estate under £200
14 June 1879.  The Will of Sarah Baxter (wife of William Baxter) late of Gillingham in the County of Norfolk who died 11 March 1879 Gillingham was proved at Norwich by the said William Baxter of Gillingham Butler the sole Executor.  Probate was granted under Certain Limitations.

William Baxter
Personal Estate £209 0s 6d
31 August 1882.  The Will of William Baxter late of Gillingham in the County of Norfolk Gentleman who died 15 July 1882 at Gillingham was Proved at Norwich by William Baxter of Colwell-Road East Dulwich in the County of Surrey and Henry Baxter of East Dulwich Builders the sons the Executors.

Death

Gillingham St Mary

Buried Name Comment
19 Mar 1879 Sarah Baxter Aged 73
21 Jul 1882 William Baxter Died 15 July 1882, aged 77

What happened to the children of Benjamin Baxter and Susan Soanes of Uggeshall?

Benjamin Baxter (1791 – 1875)

Benjamin married and settled in Southwold. According to The Southwold Diary of James Maggs 1818-1876 Volume II, on 20th July 1850 Benj Baxter Senr had a finger amputated by Mess's Sutherland and Williams, Surgeons.

Marriage

Benjamin married Elizabeth Holmes (1796 - 1869) on 22nd October 1817 Southwold

Children

Benjamin and Elizabeth had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
  19 Jul 1818 Benjamin   Parish Church of Southwold
  01 Dec 1822 Henry William   Parish Church of Southwold
  29 Jul 1827 Mary Ann   Parish Church of Southwold
1827   Carolina    
1830   Sarah    

1841

Dwelling – Bartholomew Street, Southwold
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Benjamin Baxter 55 Miller Y
Elizabeth Baxter 45   Y
Benjamin Baxter 20 Mariner Y
Mary Ann Baxter 13   Y
Carolina M Baxter 13   Y

1851

Dwelling – Bartholomew Green Southwold
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Benjamin Baxter Head m 63 Miller Uggeshall
Elizabeth Baxter Wife m 55   Blythburgh
Mary Ann Baxter Daughter u 23 Dressmaker Southwold

 

1861

Dwelling – Bartholomew Road North, Southwold
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Benjamin Baxter Head m 68 Miller Uggeshall
Elizabeth Baxter Wife m 65   Blythburgh
Mary Ann Baxter Granddaughter u 15   Southwold

1871

Dwelling – Bartholomew Green, Southwold
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Benjamin Baxter Head m 80 Coin Chandler Uggeshall
Charlotte Chandler Housekeeper u 45 House keeper Bodsdale

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
History, Gazetteer & Directory of Suffolk 1855 Southwold Commercial Baxter, Benjamin Shopkeeper
Post Office Directory of Cambs, Norfolk & Suffolk 1869 Southwold Commercial Benjamin Baxter, flour dealer, Victoria Street

 

Corn Store, Victoria Street

The Corn Store, 10 Victoria Street, Southwold

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 18 Dec 1875
Mr Benjamin Baxter, Deceased
All persons indebted to or having any claim upon, the Estate of Mr Benjamin Baxter late of Southwold, in the County of Suffolk, flour merchant are requested to pay their debts, and send particulars of their claims, forthwith to Mr Henry Johnson Debney, South Green, Southwold, or to Mr Jonathan Darby Eastaugh, London Road, Beccles, the executors of the Will of the said Benjamin Baxter.
R.R. Allen for Jon. R. Gooding,
Solicitors to the executors
Southwold, 16th December 1875

Will Information

Benjamin Baxter
Effects Under £500
28 October 1875.  The Will with Codicil of Benjamin Baxter late of Southwold in the County of Suffolk Flour Merchant who died 22 September 1875 at Southwold was proved at Ipswich by Henry Johnson Debney of Southwold Grocer and Draper and Jonathan Darby Eastaugh of the Elms Wangford in the said County Merchant the Executors.

Death

Southwold St Edmund

Buried Name Comment
29 May 1869 Elizabeth Baxter Aged 73
29 Sep 1875 Benjamin Baxter Aged 86

Epitaph: Southwold St Edmund

In memory of ELIZABETH wife of BENJAMIN BAXTER

who departed this life May 23rd 1869 aged 73 years

Her end was peace

 

In memory of BENJAMIN BAXTER who departed this

Life September 22nd 1875 aged 86 years

All the days of my appointed time I wait till my change come

 

Martha Baxter (1794 – 1797)

Death

Brampton St Peter

Buried Name Comment
02 Aug 1797 Martha Baxter Daughter of Benjamin Baxter and Susan his wife (late Soanes spinster) aged 3

Jonathan Baxter (1797 – 1862)

Jonathan spent his married life in Beccles.

Marriage

Jonathan married Ann Newby (1794 - 1872) the daughter of John Newby and Martha Land. From the parish records of Uggeshall:

"Jonathan Baxter of this parish single man and Newby of the same parish single woman were married in this church by banns 2nd January 1824, in the presence of Samuel Baxter and Mary West."

Children

Jonathan and Ann had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
25 Nov 1826 24 May 1827 Susanna Daughter of Jonathan & Ann Baxter, Beccles Labourer Beccles Independent
1830   Martha    
1832   Charlotte    
1837   Harriot    

Census

1841

Dwelling – Common Lane Beccles
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Jonathan Baxter 40 Ag Lab Y
Ann Baxter 40   Y
Susanna Baxter 14   Y
Martha Baxter 11   Y
Charlotte Baxter 9   Y
Harriot Baxter 4   Y

1851

Dwelling – Gorse Green Lane, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Jonathan Baxter Head m 52 Fishmonger Beccles
Ann Baxter Wife m 52   Beccles
Martha Baxter Daughter u 21   Beccles
Harriot Baxter Daughter   14 Scholar Beccles

1861

Dwelling – Ingate Road Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Jonathan Baxter Head m 62 Fishmonger Brampton
Ann Baxter Wife m 62   Uggeshall
Harriot Baxter Daughter u 23   Beccles

1871

Dwelling – Ingate Road Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Ann Baxter Head w 77 Parish relief - formerly cow - keeper Uggeshall
Harriett Bullen Daughter m 32   Beccles
Elizabeth Bullen Granddaughter   1   Beccles

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
History, Gazetteer & Directory of Suffolk 1855 Beccles Commercial Baxter, Jonth. Fish monger, Ingate Road

Will Information

Jonathan Baxter
Effects Under £100
9 July 1862. The Will of Jonathan Baxter late of Beccles in the County of Suffolk Farmer, deceased who died 25 March 1862 at Beccles aforesaid was proved at Ipswich by oath of James Mullet of Beccles aforesaid Tailor the sole Executor.

Death

Beccles cemetery

Buried Name Comment
31 Mar 1862 John* Baxter Fishmonger, aged 66
02 Dec 1872 Ann Baxter Widow of Jonathan, aged 77

*Assume John is the misspelling of Jonathan

Sophia Baxter (1798 – 1829)

Marriage

Sophia married Richard Ayers (1797 - 1851). From the parish registers of Uggeshall:

"Richard Ayers of the parish of Gorleston single man and Sophia Baxter of this parish single woman were married in this church by banns with consent of parents on 3rd July 1821 in the presence of Benjamin Baxter and Elizabeth Baxter."

Martha Baxter (1800 – 1874)

Marriage

Martha married Anthony Holland (1801 - 1857) son of William Holland and Elizabeth Smith.

Parish Church of Uggeshall - 9th May 1839
Name and surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
Anthony Holland full age Bachelor Blacksmith Bungay St Mary William Holland Labourer
Martha Baxter full age Spinster Shopkeeper Uggeshall Benjamin Baxter Shopkeeper
In the presence of us: James Michael Utton and Hannah Riches

Samuel Baxter (1802 – 1866)

Samuel may be the father of Mary Ann Baxter baptised on the 2nd March 1823 Sotherton. Mary Ann was the base born daughter of Samuel Baxter and Mary Stygell. He spent his early married life working in Uggeshall. Around the time of the 1851 census Samuel appears to be working in Stafford. It is unclear if his move their was permanent.

Marriage

Samuel married Sarah Larter (1802 -1886) possibly the daughter of Edward Larter and Mary Howe. From the parish registers of Sotherton:

"Samuel Baxter of this parish single man and Sarah Larter of this parish single woman married in this church by banns 7th November 1834 in the presence of Mary Edwards and Francis Baxter."

Children

Samuel and Sarah had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
  29 Dec 1835 Henry Uggeshall shopkeeper Parish Church of Uggeshall
19 Aug 1838 18 Sep 1838 William Uggeshall shopkeeper Parish Church of Uggeshall
07 Sep 1840 15 Sep 1840 James Uggeshall shopkeeper Parish Church of Uggeshall
1842 22 Jun 1845 Edward* Uggeshall shopkeeper Parish Church of Uggeshall
  22 Jun 1845 Mary Ann (Marianne) Uggeshall shopkeeper Parish Church of Uggeshall
  08 Apr 1849 Benjamin Uggeshall shopkeeper Parish Church of Uggeshall

Edward was recorded as being aged 2 at the time of his baptism

Census

1841

Dwelling – Uggeshall
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Samuel Baxter 35 Ag Lab Y
Sarah Baxter 35   Y
Henry Baxter 5   Y
William Baxter 2   Y
James Baxter 9 months   Y

1851

Dwelling – Uggeshall
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Sarah Baxter Head m 49 Grocer & Draper Sotherton
Henry Baxter Son u 15 Grocer's son Uggeshall
William Baxter Son   12   Uggeshall
James Baxter Son   10   Uggeshall
Edward Baxter Son   8   Uggeshall
Mary Ann Baxter Daughter   5   Uggeshall
Benjamin Baxter Son   2   Uggeshall

1851

Dwelling – 2 East Gate Street, Stafford St Mary, Staffordshire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Baxter Lodger m 45 Drillman Huggerhill

1861

Dwelling – Wrentham Road, Uggeshall
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Sarah Baxter Wife* m 54 Grocer Sotherton
Henry Baxter Son   25 Grocer's Son Uggeshall
James Baxter Son   20 Blacksmith Uggeshall
Edward Baxter Son   18 Ag Lab Uggeshall
Mary Ann Baxter Daughter   15   Uggeshall
Benjamin Baxter Son   12 Ag Lab Uggeshall

*Husband absent from home

1861

Dwelling – 2 East Gate Street, Stafford St Mary, Staffordshire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Baxter Lodger m 55 Farmer & Shopkeeper Brampton

1871

Dwelling – Uggeshall
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Sarah Baxter Head w 69 Grocer & Draper Sotherton
Edward Baxter Son u 26 Dealer Uggeshall
Mary Ann Baxter Daughter u 24   Uggeshall

1881

Dwelling – Horseshoe Uggeshall
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Sarah Baxter Head w 80 Grocer Sotherton
Edward Baxter Son u 38 Dealer Uggeshall
William Baxter Grandson   14 Scholar Uggeshall

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Suffolk History Gazetteer and Directory 1844 Uggeshall Commercial Baxter, Saml. Shopkeeper
History, Gazetteer & Directory of Suffolk 1855 Uggeshall Commercial Baxter, Samuel, Shopkeeper

Tithe

Samuel appears in the tithe apportionments of 1841 for Uggeshall. He is recorded as the occupier of less than 1 acre of land likely to consist of cottages, shops or gardens.

Death

Stafford District

Buried Name Comment
1866 Samuel Baxter Aged 66

Uggeshall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
22 Sep 1886 Sarah Baxter Of Uggeshall aged 84

William Baxter (1805 – 1881)

William like many of his contemporaries moved for work. He finally settled in Burton-Upon-Trent.

Marriage

William married Margaret ? (1807 - 1878).

Children

William and Margaret had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1840   Ann    
1843   William    
1846   George    
1847   Mary Ann Elizabeth    
1848   Charles    
1851   Henry    
1851 10 Feb 1851 Fanny   Parish church of Holton

Census

1841

Dwelling – Buck Kiln House, Holton
Name Age Occupation Born in County
William Baxter 30 Maltster Y
Margaret Baxter 25   Y
Ann Baxter 1   Y

1851

Dwelling – Holton St Peter
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head M 45 Maltster Brampton
Margaret Baxter Wife M 43   Willingham
William Baxter Son   8 Scholar Holton
George Baxter Son   5 Scholar Holton
Charles Baxter Daughter   2   Holton
Henry Baxter Son   2 months   Holton

* Ann 11 is visiting Lydia Blanden aged 77 in Holton.

1861

Dwelling – Bass's Brewery, Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 55 Maltster Brampton
Margaret Baxter Wife m 53   Willingham
William Baxter Son u 18 Clerk Holton
George Baxter Son   15 Scholar Holton
Charles Baxter Son   12 Scholar Holton

1871

Dwelling – Bass's Yadd, Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 66 Maltster Brampton
Margaret Baxter Wife m 62   Brampton
William Baxter Son u 28 Malster's Clerk Holton
Charles Baxter Son u 22 Carpenter Holton

1881

Dwelling – Bass's Yadd, Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head w 76 Maltster Brampton
Emily Hadingham Servant   62 House keeper Linstead

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 25 May 1844, 01 Jun 1844 & 08 Jun 1844
In Holton Two enclosures of excellent pasture Land and a cottage in two tenements with garden and orchard in the occupation of Moss and Baxter.
Ipswich Journal 22 Jun 1844, 29 Jun 1844 & 06 Jul 1844 In Holton
Two enclosures of excellent pasture Land and a cottage in two tenements with garden and orchard in the occupation of Robert Moss and William Baxter, at rents amounting to £13
Per annum

Will Information

William Baxter
Personal Estate £2170 17s 6d
25 June 1881.  The Will of William Baxter late of Station-Street Burton-on-Trent in the County of Stafford who died 14 May 1881 at Station-Street was proved at the Principal Registry by Charles Smith of Halesworth in the said County Auctioneer one of the Executors.

Death

Holton St Peter

Buried Name Comment
28 Nov 1851 Fanny Aged 10 m
23 Dec 1851 Mary Ann Elizabeth Aged 4

Burton-Upon-Trent

Buried Name Comment
1878 Margaret Baxter Aged 70
1881 William Baxter Aged 76

Charlotte Baxter (1808 – 1872)

Marriage

Charlotte marries George West (1807 - 1891) son of Thomas West and Susannah Balls, in 1838.

Mary Ann Baxter (1810 – 1878)

Marriage

Mary Ann married John Blomfield (1809 - 1845) the son of John Blomfield and Sarah Balls. From the parish records of Uggeshall:

"John Blomfield of the parish of Wangford and Mary Ann Baxter of this parish single woman were married in this church by licence 17th December 1833 in the presence of Charlotte Baxter and William Baxter."

Henry Baxter (1812 – 1813)

Death

Uggeshall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
24 Jan 1813 Henry Baxter An infant died the 18th January.

What happened to the children of Samuel Baxter and Sarah Larter of Uggeshall?

Henry Baxter (1835 - 1907)

Census

1891

Dwelling – Blythburgh Union Bulcamp Workhouse, Westleton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Henry Baxter inmate w 55 Pauper, Ag Lab Uggeshall

1901

Dwelling – Blythburgh Union Bulcamp Workhouse, Westleton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Henry Baxter inmate w 70 Pauper, Ret General labourer Uggeshall

Death

Blything District

Buried Name Comment
1907 Henry Baxter Aged 76

William Baxter (1838 – ?)

Merchant Seamen

Records indicate that William of Uggeshall aged 14 was a seaman in 1854. Ticket Number: 570,158

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 25 May 1861, 01 Jun 1861, 08 Jun 1861 & 15 Jun 1861
Auction 21st day of June 1861
…Lot 5. Will comprise a Double cottage at Uggeshall corner, occupied by W. Baxter and Mr James Aldrid, with large garden and orchard directly fronting the high road and contains 0A. 2R. 5P.

 

James Baxter (1840 – 1898)

Marriage

James married Caroline Baldry (1842 - 1905) the daughter of William Baldry and Elizabeth Stammers.

Parish Church of North Cove - 16th September 1866
Name and surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
James Baxter 25 Bachelor Blacksmith Willingham deceased  
Caroline Baldry 23 Spinster   Willingham deceased  
In the presence of us: Susannah D? and Mary Ann Baxter

Children

James and Caroline had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
21 Oct 1866 William Uggeshall Blacksmith Parish church of Uggeshall
26 Jul 1868 Sara Caroline Uggeshall Blacksmith Parish church of Uggeshall
19 May 1872 Kate Uggeshall Blacksmith Parish church of Uggeshall
23 Nov 1873 Benjamin Uggeshall Blacksmith Parish church of Uggeshall
24 Oct 1875 Henry Uggeshall Blacksmith Parish church of Uggeshall

Census

1871

Dwelling – Uggeshall
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
James Baxter Head m 29 Blacksmith Uggeshall
Caroline Baxter Wife m 26 Blacksmith's wife Brampton
William Baxter Son   4   Brampton
Sara Baxter Daughter   2   Uggeshall

1881

Dwelling – Horseshoe Uggeshall
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
James Baxter Head m 40 Smith Uggeshall
Caroline Baxter Wife m 36   Uggeshall
Sara Baxter Daughter   12   Uggeshall
Kate Baxter Daughter   8   Uggeshall
Benjamin Baxter Son   7   Uggeshall
Harry Baxter Son   5   Uggeshall

 

White Lion Hotel, Wangford

1891

Dwelling – Lion hotel Wangford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
James Baxter Head m 49 Innkeeper & Smith Uggeshall
Caroline Baxter Wife m 46   Uggeshall
Sara Baxter Daughter   22 Dress maker Uggeshall
Kate Baxter Daughter   18 Bar maid Uggeshall
Benjamin Baxter Son   17 Blacksmith Uggeshall
Harry Baxter Son   15 Olster groom Uggeshall

1901

Dwelling – Lion hotel Wangford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Carrie* Baxter Head w 55 Monthly Nurse (Sick) Uggeshall

*Carrie. I believe this to be an error and this should be Caroline.

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 04 Feb 1887
Petty Session: Saxmundham
On Thursday before - The license of … The Lion Wangford from John Webdale to James Baxter.

Death

Uggeshall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
14 Jun 1898 James Baxter Of Wangford aged 57
1905 Caroline Baxter Aged 58

Epitaph: Uggeshall St Mary

View gravestone

In loving memory of

JAMES BAXTER

Who died June 9th 1898

Aged 57 years

Come unto me all ye that are weary and I will give you rest

Edward Baxter (1843 – 1923)

Edward spent his entire life in Uggeshall

Marriage

Edward married Mary Ann Hadingham (1846-?) the daughter of David Hadingham and Mary Lurkins.

Parish Church of Uggeshall - 5th March 1887
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 Baxter 42 Bachelor Dealer Uggeshall Samuel Baxter (deceased) Dealer
Mary Ann Hadingham 33 Spinster   Uggeshall David Hadingham Engine Driver
In the presence of us: William Ellis and Ann Julianna Ellis

Census

1891

Dwelling – Hays Corner, Uggeshall
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Edward Baxter Head m 48 Grocer and pork butcher Uggeshall
Maria Baxter Wife m 45   Ellough

1901

Dwelling – Wrentham Road, Uggeshall
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Edward Baxter Head m 57 Grocer and Dealer Uggeshall
Mary A Baxter Wife m 56   Ellough

1911

Dwelling – California House, Church Road, Kessingland
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Charles Gooch Curtes Head s 54 Fishing Boat Owner Kessingland
Mary Ann Baxter Serv m 60 Housekeeper Ellough

*Currently I am unable to locate Edward in 1911, Mary states she has been married for 24 years and gives her marital status as married.

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
White's Suffolk Directory 1891-2 Uggeshall Commercial Baxter, Edward shopkeeper
Kelly's Directory of Cambs, Norfolk & Suffolk 1892 Uggeshall Commercial Baxter, Edward shopkeeper Southwold
Kelly's Directory of Suffolk 1900 Uggeshall Commercial Baxter, Edward, Shopkeeper

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 07 Oct 1865
Halesworth Petty Session
Poaching Prevention – Edw Baxter of Uggeshall, labourer, was charged with having on the 25th September, been suspected of coming from certain land whereon he had been in search of game, and having in his possession, on a certain highway there a certain net used for taking game, which was then seized by Louis Elliott, policeman.  Defendant was fined 2£ and 16s 6d costs, which he paid.
The Ipswich Journal 21 Nov 1871
Halesworth Petty Session Monday November 20th
H. Paddall Wangford v E Baxter and S Plumb – Action to recover the value of a pig.
Plaintiff said that on the 19th of October he went out with his wife and family and left him man W Baxter (Linstead) to mind the premises.  While he was away the two defendants came to his house and took a fat pig out of the sty, he went to Baxter’s the next morning about it, but found it was killed and the two defendants had taken it to Lowestoft.  He left word with Baxter’s mother that if he did not come and make arrangement he should enter an action against him.
Wm Baxter* plaintiff’s man said the defendants came and took the pig while his master was out, but although left in charge he did not consider it any concern of his.
The defendant Plumb, said he was authorised by plaintiff to sell the pig, and sold it to Baxter for £4 10s.  The money was left with a woman in charge.
Plaintiff denied authorising defendant to sell the pig for him and said the money was never given him by the woman of the house.
The defendant Baxter said he went with Plumb and bought the pig of him for £4 10s.
His Honour said they had no right to take the pig away in Plaintiffs absence and gave judgement for £5 to be paid in 14 days.
The Ipswich Journal 13 Jan 1877
Halesworth Petty Session Wednesday 10th January
Game Offence – Edward Baxter of Uggeshall, dealer, was charged with having on the 29th December, at Henstead, trespassed on land in the occupation of Elizabeth Smith in search of game.
On the morning of the day name Baxter was seen to take a hare from a dog on the land in question.
He was fined £1 and 9 s 6d, costs, which he paid.
The Ipswich Journal 08 Jul 1882
Petty Sessions: Halesworth Thursday 6th July
Drunkenness -  Edward Baxter, of Uggeshall, dealer was charged with being drunk on the 24th June, at Wrentham, on highway there while in charge of a horse and carriage.

Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 10s, and 9s costs, which he paid
Framlingham Weekly News 23 Jun 1894
Petty Sessions: Halesworth on Thursday
Edward Baxter, of Uggeshall, dealer, was charged with neglecting to slaughter one fat pig within four days of sale, in contravention of the Swine Fever Order, 1894, and was fined 20s. and costs 7s. 2d., which was paid.

* William Baxter (1846-?) of Linstead, no relation to Edward.

Death

Blything District

Buried Name Comment
1923 Edward Baxter Aged 80

Mary Ann Baxter (1845 - ?)

Marriage

Mary married Henry Gilbert (1844 -1884) the son of Henry Gilbert and Bathsheba Bartram.

Parish Church of Uggeshall - 23rd January 1881
Name and surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
Henry Gilbert 36 Bachelor Labourer Uggeshall Henry Gilbert Labourer
Mary Ann Baxter 35 Spinster   Uggeshall Samuel Baxter Deceased
In the presence of us: Samuel Brown and Charlotte Gilbert

Benjamin Baxter (1849 – 1873)

Census

1871

Dwelling –West Pottergate Street, Heigham, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Maria Darle Head w 61 Fitter to sewing machine Stowmarket
Hannah Darle Daughter u 18 Machinist Norwich, Norfolk
Benjamin Baxter Lodger u 21 Coach builder Uggeshall

Death

Uggeshall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
21 Jul 1873 Benjamin Baxter Of Uggeshall aged 25

Epitaph: Uggeshall St Mary

BENJAMIN BAXTER

Who died July 17th 1873

Aged 25 years

What happened to the children of James Baxter and Caroline Baldry of Uggeshall?

William Baxter (1866 - 1920)

William settled in Wangford where he raised his family.

Marriage

William married Frances Fryett Watson (1865 - 1948) daughter of John Fryett and Ellen Watson, the niece of John and Louisa Saunders the adopted daughter of John and Joanna Saunders.

Parish Church of Uggeshall - 28th January 1887
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 Baxter 20 Bachelor Butcher Uggeshall James Baxter Blacksmith
Frances Fryett Watson 21 Spinster   Uggeshall John Fryett Bricklayer (deceased)
In the presence of us: John Saunders and Sarah Baxter

Children

William and Frances had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1887 28 Aug 1887 Caroline Louisa Wangford butcher Parish church of Wangford
1890 23 Feb 1890 William John Fryett Wangford pork butcher Parish church of Wangford
1891 26 Apr 1891 Beatrice Laura Wangford pork butcher Parish church of Wangford
09 Feb 1893 22 Apr 1894 Kate Wangford pork butcher Parish church of Wangford
19 Apr 1895 22 Sep 1895 Ernest James Wangford pork butcher Parish church of Wangford
05 Sep 1896 22 Apr 1900 Eleanor Adelia Wangford pork butcher Parish church of Wangford
31 Jul 1898 09 Sep 1898 Harry Wangford pork butcher Parish church of Wangford
27 Jun 1903   Ella Alice   Wangford

Census

1891

Dwelling – High Street, Wangford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 24 Pork butcher Uggeshall
Frances Baxter Wife m 25   Wangford
Caroline L Baxter Daughter   3   Wangford
William J F Baxter Son   1   Wangford
Beatrice L Baxter Daughter   2 mths   Wangford
Ellen M Smith Serv   16 Dom Wangford

1901

Dwelling – Duck Lane, Wangford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 34 Pork butcher Uggeshall
Frances Baxter Wife m 34   Wangford
Caroline Baxter Daughter   13   Wangford
William Baxter Son   10   Wangford
Beatrice Baxter Daughter   9   Wangford
Kate Baxter Daughter   7   Wangford
Ernest Baxter Son   6   Wangford
Ellen Baxter Daughter   4   Wangford

1911

Dwelling – Duck Lane, Wangford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
William Baxter Head m 44 Pork Butcher Uggeshall
Frances Baxter Wife m 45   Wangford
Caroline Baxter Daughter s 23   Wangford
William Baxter Son s 21 Farm Labourer Wangford
Beatrice Baxter Daughter s 20 Photographer's Assistant Wangford
Kate Baxter Daughter s 17 Draper's Assistant Wangford
Ellen Baxter Daughter   14   Wangford
Ella Baxter Daughter   7   Wangford
Alfred Sago Visitor s 31 Petty Officer (Navy) Halesworth

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Kelly's Camb, Norfolk, Suffolk 1892 Wangford Commercial Baxter, William, Butcher
Kelly's Directory of Suffolk 1900 Wangford Commercial Baxter, William Pork Butcher
Kelly's Directory of Suffolk 1912 Wangford Commercial Baxter, William Pork Butcher

Death

Lothingland District

Died Name Comment
1948 Frances F Baxter Aged 82

Epitaph: Wangford St Peter

View gravestone

In

Loving memory of

WILLIAM BAXTER died 17th Feb 1920 aged 53 years

Sara Caroline Baxter (1868 - 1933)

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 17 Mar 1883
Petty Session: Halesworth Thursday March 15th
Alleged Assault – Walter Muttitt and Thomas Wright, of Brampton, juveniles, were charged with having, on the 20th February, last at Uggeshall, assaulted Maria, the wife of William Edward Gray, of the same place farmer.
Defendants were further charged with having on the day and place aforesaid, assaulted Sarah Baxter and Kate Baxter, of the same place spinsters.
These charges were dismissed.

Marriage

Sara married William Ernest Smart (1867 - 1951) the son of William Charles Smart and Emma Mary Wills in 1894, Chipping Ongar.

Kate Baxter (1872 - 1933)

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 17 Mar 1883
Petty Session: Halesworth Thursday March 15th
Alleged Assault – Walter Muttitt and Thomas Wright, of Brampton, juveniles, were charged with having, on the 20th February, last at Uggeshall, assaulted Maria, the wife of William Edward Gray, of the same place farmer.
Defendants were further charged with having on the day and place aforesaid, assaulted Sarah Baxter and Kate Baxter, of the same place spinsters.
These charges were dismissed.

Marriage

Kate married James William Maddin (1850 - 1924) son of John George Maddin and Caroline Sophia Janes.

Parish Church of Saint Mary, Islington 29th March 1893
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
James William Maddin 40 Widower Blind Maker 18 Clondesley {Gape} John George Maddin Smith
Kate Baxter 22 Spinster   18 Clondesley {Gape} James Baxter Smith
In the presence of us: Thomas Henry Douglass & Edith Douglass

 

Benjamin Baxter (1873 - 1958)

Benjamin settled in Uggeshall.

Marriage

Benjamin married Jane Laycock (1874 - 1914) the daughter of Mary Laycock, Stepdaughter of John Patterson and the granddaughter of William and Mary Laycock of High Hall Westward Cumberland.

Parish Church of Uggeshall - 28th May 1898
Name and surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
Benjamin Baxter 24 Bachelor Blacksmith Wangford James Baxter Blacksmith
Jane Laycock 23 Spinster   Uggeshall John Laycock Boat builder
In the presence of us: William Baxter and Fanny Baxter

Benjamin's second wife was Kate Edith Dowe (Page, 1877 - 1948) the daughter of George Page and Mary Ann Roberts, in 1934. Her first husband was Daniel Rowland Dowe.

Children

Benjamin and Jane had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1903 Norah   Uggeshall

Employment

Benjamin Baxter took on the pub The Vernon Arms Southrepps, Norfolk and held the licence from Christmas Eve 1934 until June 1958. In the 1950s Seamus Ennis made a collection of traditional music and songs and recorded Benjamin and his brother Harry Baxter.

Census

1901

Dwelling – The School, Uggeshall
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Benjamin Baxter Head m 27 Blacksmith Uggeshall
Jane Baxter Wife m 25 School mistress head Bolton, Cumberland

1911

Dwelling – Halesworth Road, Sotherton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Benjamin Baxter* Head m 37 Farmer Uggeshall
Jane Baxter Wife m 35 School mistress head Bolton, Cumberland
Norah Baxter Daughter   7   Uggeshall
Mary Patterson Mother-In-Law w 54 Private Means Bolton

*Surname transcribed as Baxton

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Kelly's Directory of Suffolk 1900 Uggeshall - Mrs B Baxter, mistress of the public elementary school
Kelly's Directory of Suffolk 1912 uggeshall - Mrs B Baxter, mistress of the public elementary school

Will Information

1958
Effects £2139 11s 9d
Baxter Benjamin of The Vernon Arms Southrepps Norfolk died 17 June 1958 Probate Norwich 28 July to Nora Catchpole married woman.

Death

North Walsham District

Died Name Comment
1948 Kate E Baxter Aged 63
1958 Benjamin Baxter Aged 84

Epitaph: Uggeshall St Mary

In

Loving memory of

JANE

The beloved wife of

BENJAMIN BAXTER

Who died Oct 10 1914

Aged 39 years

Until the day breaks

Epitaph: Southrepps St James

In memory of

KATE EDITH BAXTER

Who died 10th Dec 1948

Aged 6? years

Cherished memories of

my dear father

BENJAMIN BAXTER

Who died 17th June 1958

Aged 84 years

 

Henry Baxter (1875 - 1955)

Harry Baxter with his fiddle

Henry moved to London to find work and moved to Southrepps, Norfolk to be with his brother Benjamin.

Census

1901

Dwelling – 100 Campbell Road, Bromley London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Harry Baxter Lodger u 24 Wheelwright Uggeshall

1911

Dwelling – 6 Harley Street, Battersea, London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where born
Harry Baxter Boarder S 35 Wheelwright Uggeshall

Will Information

1955
Effects £172 1s 10d
Baxter Henry of the Vernon Arms Southrepps Norfolk died 1 April 1955 at St Michaels Hospital Aylsham Norfolk Administration Norwich 6 August to Benjamin Baxter licensed victualler.

Death

Norwich Outer

Died Name Comment
1955 Henry Baxter Aged 79

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