Arthur of Ipswich

Information on Arthur Robert Baxter and his descendants.

Arthur Robert Baxter (1852 – 1920)

Arthur was the son of Susan Baxter, the stepson of Robert Cullingford and the grandson of David Baxter and Mary Aldous. Arthur was baptised three times, firstly as Arthur on the 1st March, 1852 the son of Susan Baxter from the Union House at Pulham Market, St Mary Magdalene. Secondly as Arthur on the 18th March, 1852 at Depwade Union House, born on the 27th February, 1852 the illegitimate son of Susan Baxter of Starston; finally he was baptised Robert Cullingford, the son of Robert Cullingford and Susan (Baxter) on the 11th September, 1859, at Redenhall, St Mary. Older brother David Baxter (1847 – 1929) settled in Westhall, Suffolk.

Marriage

Arthur married Ann Eliza Balaam (1853 – 1935) the daughter of Robert Balaam and Eliza Abbott, 1875, Ipswich.

Children

Arthur and Ann had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
14 Jun 1876 Robert Mother’s maiden name Balaam Ipswich
24 Dec 1878 James Mother’s maiden name Balaam Ipswich
29 Jan 1880 Arthur Henry Mother’s maiden name Balaam Ipswich
05 Jun 1882 Fred Mother’s maiden name Balaam Ipswich
17 Nov 1884 Florence May Mother’s maiden name Balaam Ipswich
11 Jan 1890 William Robert Mother’s maiden name Balaam Ipswich
31 Aug 1892 Harry James Mother’s maiden name Balaam Ipswich

Census

1861

Dwelling – Thoroughfare, Redenhall with Harleston
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Cullingford Head M 47 Agricultral Labourer Flixton
Susan Cullingford Wife M 41   Harleston
Robert Cullingford Son   9   Pulham

1871

Dwelling – 41 Borough Road, Ipswich St Clement
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Knott Head M 38 Carpenter Harleston
Rebecca Knott Wife M 39   Harleston
John Southgate Son-In-Law M 22   Stoneham
Emma Southgate Daughter M 18   Harleston
Robert Baxter Nephew Unmar 18 Grocer’s Porter Harleston
Geoge Knott Son   14   Harleston
William Knott Son   11   Harleston
Athelene E Southgate Granddaughter   0   Ipswich

1881

Dwelling – 49 Handford Road, Ipswich St Peter
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Baxter Head M 28 Porter at Lyan Merchants Pulham Market
Eliza Baxter Wife M 27   Ipswich
Arthur Baxter Son   1   Ipswich

1891

Dwelling – 49 Handford Road, Ipswich St Peter
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Arthur Robert Baxter Head M 38 Bricklayer’s labourer Pulham
Eliza Baxter Wife M 37   Ipswich
Arthur Baxter Son   11 Scholar Ipswich
Fred Baxter Son   9 Scholar Ipswich
Florence M Baxter Daughter   6 Scholar Ipswich
William Baxter Son   1   Ipswich

1901

Dwelling – 80 Wallace Road, Ipswich St Matthew
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Baxter Head M 49 Bricklayer’s labourer Harleston
Hannah Baxter Wife M 48   Ipswich
Arthur Baxter Son S 21 Tobacco Stripper Ipswich
Fred Baxter Son S 18 C? Maker Apprentice Ipswich
William Baxter Son   11 Scholar Ipswich
Harry Baxter Son   8 Scholar Ipswich

1911

Dwelling – 4 Beaconsfield Road, Ipswich
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Baxter Head M 60 Builder’s labourer Pulham Market
Eliza Baxter Wife M 59   Ipswich
Arthur Baxter Son S 32 Housepainter Ipswich
William Baxter Son S 22 Printer’s Porter Ipswich
Harry Baxter Son S 19 Corn Merchant’s Porter Ipswich

Death

Ipswich District

Died Name Comment
1920 Arthur R Baxter Aged 68
1935 Ann E Baxter Aged 81

What happened to the children of Arthur Rober Baxter and Ann Eliza Balaam of Ipswich?

Robert Baxter (1876 – 1876)

Death

Ipswich Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
17 Jun 1876 Robert Baxter Of Ipswich St Nicholas, Friars Road, aged 1 day, died 15 Jun

James Baxter (1878 – 1878)

Death

Ipswich Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
30 Dec 1878 James Baxter Of Ipswich St Nicholas, Grey Friars Road, aged 2 hours, died 24 Dec

Arthur Henry Baxter (1880 – 1940)

Education

Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
29 Jan 1880 15 Nov 1886 St Matthews Voluntary School, Ipswich Robert Baxter 49 Handford Road 18 Nov 1892  

Death

Ipswich District

Died Name Comment
1940 Arthur Henry Baxter Aged 60

Fred Baxter (1882 – 1960)

Education

Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
05 Jun 1882 19 Nov 1888 St Matthews Voluntary School, Ipswich Robert Baxter 49 Handford Road 01 Jan 1894  

Marriage

Fred married Frances Maud Skippings (1883 – 1960) the daughter of George Skippings and Mary Ann Mower.

Parish Church of Wandsworth St Anne – 3rd June, 1906
Name and surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Fred Baxter 23 Bachelor Cigar Maler 12 Treport St Robert Arthur Baxter Labourer
Mary Ann Baxter 22 Spinster   12 Treport St George Skippings Farm Baliff
In the presence of us: Arthur Baxter and Florence May Baxter

Children

Fred and Frances had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1916 Freda Maud Skippings Mother’s maiden name Skippings Ipswich

Census

1911

Dwelling – 37 Pauline Street, Ipswich
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Fred Baxter Head M 28 Warehouseman Ipswich
Frances Maud Baxter Wife M 27   Fingringhoe

Will Information

1960 – Effects £1764 8s 9d
Baxter Fred of 173 Colchester Road Ipswich died 1 August 1960 Probate Ipswich 3 November to Freda Maud Skippings Godfrey married woman.

1960 – Effects £551 8s 4d
Baxter Frances Maud of 173 Colchester Road Ipswich widow died 11 October 1960 at Ipswich and East Suffolk Hospital Anglesea Road wing Ipswich Probabte Ipswich 3 November to Freda Maud Skippings Godfrey married woman.

Death

Ipswich District

Died Name Comment
01 Aug 1960 Fred Baxter Aged 78
11 Oct 1960 Frances M Baxter Aged 77

Florence May Baxter (1884 – 1968)

Education

Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
17 Nov 1884 23 Nov 1891 St Matthews Voluntary School, Ipswich Robert Baxter 49 Handford Road 11 Mar 1898 Exempt

Census

1901

Dwelling – East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich St Margaret
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
May Baxter Servant S 16 Laundry Maid Domestic Ipswich

Marriage

Florence married Oswald Ormsby (1885 – 1963), the son of Frank Ormsby and Mary Jane Cooling, in 1907.

William Robert Baxter (1890 – 1952)

Education

Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
11 Jan 1890 16 Nov 1896 St Matthews Voluntary School, Ipswich Arthur Baxter 49 Handford Road 15 Jul 1898  

Marriage

William married Jane Isabella Granham (1893 – 1963) the daughter of Joseph Granham and Georgiana Tuthill, in 1921 Ipswich.

Military Details

NO 967 – 4th Battion Suffolk Regiment
Corporal William Baxter
Born: Ipswich
County of Suffolk
Joined Age: 26 Yrs 2 months 1916
Trade: Packer
Height: 5 feet 8 Hair: Fair
Complexion: Fresh Eyes: Grey
Marks: Tattoo mark left arm
Next of Kin: Father – Robert Baxter – 4 Beaconfield Road, Ipswich

Will Information

1952 – Effects £1435 11s 4d
Baxter William Robert of 26 Brockley-cresent Ipswich died 1 March 1952 at Bramford-lane Ipswich Probate Ipswich 24 April to Jane Isabella Baxter widow.

1963 – Effects £2054 10s
Baxter Jane Isabella of 26 Brockley-cresent Ipswich widow died 24 February 1963 Probate Ipswich 4 April Florence Drane married woman.
Florence Ruby Garnham (sister) married Frederick W Drane

Death

Ipswich District

Died Name Comment
01 Mar 1952 William Robert Baxter Aged 62
24 Feb 1963 Jane Isabella Baxter Aged 70

Harry James Baxter (1892 – 1918)

Education

Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
31 Aug 1892 02 Sep 1895 St Matthews Voluntary School, Ipswich Arthur Baxter 49 Handford Road    

Military Details

Rank Regiment Unit Service Number
Private Suffolk Regiment 4th Battalion 20101

Death

Panel 4, Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Died Name Comment
08 Aug 1918 Harry James Baxter Aged 26.