Baxters of Benhall

& Sweffling

Village sign Benhall
Village sign Sweffing

Benhall & Sweffling

Benhall is a small village a mile and a half from Saxmundham. The village is split in two by the A12, one side is known as Benhall Low Street the other side Benhall Green. Benhall is mentioned in the Domesday Book consisting of a manor belonging to Roger Bigod. The church is dedicated to St Mary and has a flint exterior. Church registers date back to the Tudor times.

Sweffling or Swefling is a village situated on a hill between Framlingham and Saxmundham. The village over looks the river Aide. The church is dedicated to St Mary and is situated in the center of the village. Like Benhall the church has a flint exterior and the church registers date back to Tudor times.

Nineteenth Century Baxters

The origins of the Baxter families in both Benhall and Sweffling can all be traced back to Framlingham and Kettleburgh.

What happened to the children of Christopher Baxter and Sarah Linstead of Benhall?

Sarah Baxter (1788 – 1857)

Marriage

Sarah married Henry Knights (1793 – 1859) the son of James Knights and Agnes Barnaby. From the parish registers of Knodishall:
"Henry Knights from this parish and Sarah Baxter from this parish were married in this church on the 2nd October 1815"

Ann Baxter (1790 – 1829)

Children

Ann had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
01 May 1809 07 May 1809 Robert Natural son of Ann Baxter Parish Church of Knodishall

Marriage

Ann married John Utting (c. 1795 – 1871) the son of Lewis Utting and Ann London. From the parish registers of Great Glemham:
"John Utting single man from this parish and Ann Baxter single woman from this parish were married in this church on the 31st October, 1815."

Jonathan/John Baxter (1791 – 1841)

It took some time for me to realise that Jonathan and John were one in the same person. I had already found William Baxter being apprenticed to a John Baxter of Ipswich, which made me think that they were related, but the relationship remained unclear until I found another mention of John in the newspapers. John was mentioned at the trial of his first cousins William Baxter (1803) and Charles Baxter (1790 -1878) in 1828. A search revealed that the only surviving first cousin John was Jonathan Baxter of 1791.

Marriage

John married Sarah Cooper (1791 – 1857) the daughter of Benjamin Cooper and Elizabeth Webb on the 17th March, 1820, Ipswich St Clements.

Children

John and Sarah had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1820 17 Mar 1820 Elizabeth Jane Daughter of Sarah Cooper Ipswich St Clement
05 Feb 1822 10 Mar 1822 Benjamin William Son of John and Sarah Ipswich St Peter
13 Feb 1825 01 May 1825 Charles Robert Son of John and Sarah Ipswich St Petetr

Parish Records

Framlingham:- Apprentice Indenture, William Baxter* (1808 – ?) otherwise Pallant to John Baxter, St Mary at Elms Ipswich, gardener, 22nd November 1821.
*William Baxter the son of Mary Baxter (1785 – 1858). Mary and John were first cousins.

Census

1841

Dwelling – East Street, Ipswich St Helen
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Sarah Baxter 50   Y
Elizabeth Baxter 20   Y
Benjamin Baxter 15   Y

 

Dwelling – Belle Vue Lunatic Asylum, Ipswich St Helen
Name Age Occupation Born in County
John Baxter 55   Y

1851

Dwelling -17 East Street, Ipswich St Helen
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Elizabeth Baxter Head Wid 60 Formerly (Brewer) Felixstowe
Elizabeth Baxter Daughter S 30 Dressmaker Ipswich
Charles Baxter Son S 25 Assistant Clerk to Collector of the Inland Revenue. Ipswich

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Pigots Directory of Suffolk 1839 Ipswich Commercial Baxter Sarah, Brewer, Crown Street
Robinson’s Commercial 1839 Ipswich Commercial Baxter John, Beer Retailer, Regent St

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 13 Nov 1824 Wednesday last Robert Joyce was committed to the Ipswich gaol in this town, by William Hammond, Esq. Charged with stealing a silk handkerchief, linen apron and 24 playing cards, the property of Sarah Baxter of St Helen’s.
The Ipswich Journal 26 Apr 1828 Wholesale and Retail Brewery
To be sold by auction By B. B. Catt
At the Crown and Sceptre Inn, in Ipswich, on Friday the 2nd day of May next, At Six o’clock in the Evening.
A freehold premises in the parish of St Margaret Ipswich with a frontage of 46 feet toward Upper Orwell Street, consisting of a Messuage or Dwelling House with Brew house and Out buildings attached, now occupied by John Baxter, where the above lucrative Business both wholesale and retail is now carried on to a considerable extent.
The above property is situated in the centre of a populous neighbourhood and possess every convenience for carrying on the above business, having lately undergone very considerable and extensive alterations to fit it for the purpose.
Further particulars and conditions of sale may be had by applying to Mr S. B. Jackman Solicitor or the Auctioneer.
The Ipswich Journal 10 Sep1836
24 Sep 1836
Important sale of freehold property in Ipswich. To be sold by Auction
By James Haill, At the Great White Horse Tavern, in Ipswich on Tuesday the 27th Day of September 1836 at 5 o’clock in the afternoon…
Lot 2. A Message or Tenement situated in Saint Margaret Street in the parish of St Margaret in Ipswich, together with Brewhouse, stables, out house, yard, back carriage entrance into the Woodbridge Road, and cottage adjoining there to, in the occupation of Mr John Baxter.
Out goings – Note – This lot, and the next lot, are subject to a land-tax of 12s per annum, which will be apportioned between the same two lots…
The Ipswich Journal 05 May 1838 St Margaret’s Ipswich
To be sold by Auction,
By James Haill
On Tuesday, the 22nd April, 1838, upon the Premises, All the Stock in Trade, Capital, Brewing Plant, Post Chaise, Caravans, Phaeton, Spring cart, 4 Horses and other effects, of Mr John Baxter.
Further particulars in next week’s paper.
The Ipswich Journal 19 May 1838 Capital Brewing Plant,
Beer Stands, Casks,
Post Chaise, Caravans, Phaetons, Gigs, Spring Carts, Horses, &c, &c
At Ipswich
To be sold by Auction
By James Haill
On Tuesday the 22nd day of May 1838
The Brewing Plant, beer stands and casks, carriages and other effects, of Mr John Baxter, St Margaret, Ipswich, comprising about 120 barrels of beer and porter, 100 good iron-bound barrels, half-barrel, and small casks; 2 stands of about 11 barrels each, 1 eight-barrel ditto, copper, wort pump, forcing pump, ironbound reservoir, 12 barrel underback, 2 pockets of hops, excellent brewing copper (nearly new), about 360 gallons, with furnace, &c. complete; 40-bushel mash tun, 3 large coolers, working guile, malt mills, &c., 2 post chaises, 2 caravans, phaeton, 2 gigs, 8 sets of harness, 3 spring carts, 4 horses, 10,000 bricks, and other effects.
Sale to commence at Eleven o’clock.
Catalogue may be had at the place of sale, and of the Auctioneer, St Matthews, Ipswich, 7 days previous to the sale.
The Ipswich Journal 26 May 1838 John Baxter
The creditors of John Baxter of Ipswich, Beer Brewer, are requested to meet at the King’s Head Inn, near the corn hill Ipswich, on Friday the 8th day of June 1838, at Eleven o’clock in the forenoon, when a statement on his affairs will be submitted to them; and they are requested to send to Mr James Haill, Auctioneer, Ipswich, forthwith, the particulars and amount of the respective claims. And all person who stand indebted to the same John Baxter, are required to pay their respective debts to the said James Haill, within six weeks, or they will be proceeded against without further notice. Peter B. W. Long.
Solicitor, Ipsiwch.
The Ipswich Journal 30 Jun 1838 Saint Margaret’s Ipswich
To be Sold by Auction
By Mr Haill
On Thursday, the 5th July 1838
The household furniture, Beer Engine, Brewing utensils, chestnut mare, luggage cart, Harness and other effects of Mr John Baxter. Sale to commence at eleven o’clock.
The Ipswich Journal 15 Aug 1857 12th inst., at Walton, after a long affliction, Sarah, widow of Mr. John Baxter, brewer, formerly of St Helen’s Ipswich, aged 66.

Death

Ipswich St Helen

Buried Name Comment
12 Sep 1841 John Baxter Of Ipswich St Helen, aged 44

Walton St Mary

Buried Name Comment
16 Aug 1857 Sarah Baxter Of Walton, aged 66

Christopher Baxter (1792 – 1871)

Christopher had no children and settled in Ipswich.

Marriage

Christopher married Lydia Cole (1792 – 1867). From the parish registers of Saxmundham:
"Christopher Baxter single man of Frostenden and Lydia Cole single woman of this parish were married 17th October, 1825."

Census

1841

Dwelling – Boar Hill, Dorking
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Christopher Baxter 45 Bailiff N
Lydia Baxter 45   N
Louisa Mitchell 15 FS Y

1851

Dwelling – Woodbridge Road, St Margaret, Ipswich
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Christopher Baxter Head M 58 House Proprietor Sweffling
Lydia Baxter Wife M 59   Glemham

1861

Dwelling – 153 Woodbridge Road, St Margaret, Ipswich
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Christopher Baxter Head M 68 Retired Farmer Sweffling
Lydia Baxter Wife M 69   North Glemham
Mary Ann Edgley Niece Unmar 27   Woodbridge
Emma Gladwell Serv   14   Ashbocking

1871

Dwelling – 153 Woodbridge Road, St Margaret, Ipswich
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Christopher Baxter Head Wid 77 Farmer (no occupation) Sweffling
Elizabeth Herring Serv Unmar 19 General servant domestic March Soham

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Whites History, Gazetteer & Directory of Suffolk 1855 Ipswich Private Baxter, Chpr – Woodbridge Road
Post Office Directory of Cambs, Norfolk, Suffolk 1869 Ipswich Private Residence Baxter, Christopher – 153 Woodbridge Road

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 02 Nov 1867 Baxter- 30 th inst., at Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, greatly respected, aged 77 years, Lydia, the beloved wife of Mr Christopher Baxter.
Sussex Agricultural Express 02 Nov 1867 On the 30ult., at Ipswich, Lydia, the beloved wife of Mr. Christopher Baxter, formerly of Dorking, Surrey, aged 77, greatly respected.
Bury and Norwich Post 05 Nov 1867 Died
On the 30th ult., at Ipswich, aged 77, Lydia, wife of Mr Christopher Baxter.
The Ipswich Journal 31 Oct 1871 Baxter- 29th inst., at his residence 155, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich Mr. Christopher Baxter, in the 78th year of his age.
The Ipswich Journal 04 Nov 1871 Ipswich Cemetery – Interments during the week ending November 3rd, 1871… Christopher Baxter 77 years, St Margaret’s Nov 3.
The Ipswich Journal 11 Nov 1871 Ipswich
To be sold by Auction
By Garrod and Turner
On Monday 20th November 1871, by directions of the Executors
The neat household furniture and effects of Mr Christopher Baxter, deceased at his late residence, 153, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.
Also, will shortly be sold by auction, The House, with Garden and premises, as lately occupied by the deceased.
Further particulars in future advertisements.
The Ipswich Journal 18 Nov 1811 Monday Next
Woodbridge Road, Ipswich
To be sold by Auction
By Garrod & Turner
On Monday next, November 20th 1871, by direction of the Executors of Mr Christopher Baxter, deceased.
The neat household furniture, at his late residence, 153 Woodbridge Road, comprising mahogany-framed chairs with hair seats, sofa, easy chair, mahogany chiffonier, bookcase, loo and other tables, carpets, hearth rugs, fending and fire irons, chimney glass, books, a few ounces of plate, silver lever capped and jeweled watch, Linen,
A LARGE BARREL ORGAN,
Playing 35 tunes, suitable for a small church or school room; four post tent and French bedsteads, three feather beads, mattresses and bedding, chest of draws, washing and dressing tables, etc. Also Kitchen and cutlery requisites and miscellaneous effects.
Sale to commence at 11 o’clock precisely. Catalogue may be had at the Auctioneer.
The Ipswich Journal 30 Dec 1871 & 06 Jan 1872 An Agreeable Small Residence
At Ipswich
To be sold by Auction
By Garrod & Turner
At the Rose Inn, St Peter’s Street, Ipswich, on Thursday 9th January, 1872, at six for seven o’clock in the evening by direction of the Executors of Mr C Baxter, deceased.
An agreeable place small freehold residence (with immediate possession) known as ‘Oak Villa’ and numbered 153, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich. It contains entrance hall, two parlours, store rooms, kitchen scullery, four bedrooms, good cellarage, out offices, shed & c, and has front and back gardens.
Further particulars may be had of Messrs Aldous and Pearce Solicitors and of the Auctioneer, all of Ipswich
The Ipswich Journal 09 Mar 1872 Christopher Baxter, Deceased
Pursuant to an Act of Parliament of the 22nd and 23rd Victoria Chap 35 instituted “An Act of further amend the law of Property and to relieve Trustees.”

Notice is hereby given that all persons having any claim or demand upon the estate of Christopher Baxter, late of Ipswich, in Suffolk, gentleman,(who died on the 29th day of October, 1871, and whose will was proved in the District Registry, at Ipswich, of the court of probate, on 27th day of November, 1871, by John Pells of Ipswich, aforesaid, builder, and Henry Stevens, of Ipswich aforesaid, painter, plumber and glazier, the Executors therein named), and hereby required to send in particulars of their claims and demands to the undersigned solicitors of the said Executors, at their office, No. 41, Fonnereau Road, Ipswich aforesaid, on or before the 15th day of April next, after which day the said Executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the said Deceased among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claim or demands of which they shall then have notice; and that the said Executors will not be liable for any part of such assets to any Person or Persons of whose claim or demand they shall not then have had notice.
Dated the 5th day of March 1872
Aldous & Pearce
Solicitors to the said Executors – 41, Fonnereau Road, Ipswich

Will Information

Christopher Baxter
Effects under £2,000
27 November 1871. The Will with a codicil of Christopher Baxter, late of Ipswich in the County of Suffolk Gentleman who died 29 October 1871 at Ipswich was proved at Ipswich by John Pells of Ipswich Builder and Henry Stevens of Ipswich Painter, Plumber and Glazier the Executors

Death

Ipswich Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
05 Nov 1867 Lydia Baxter Of Woodbridge Road, aged 77. Died 30 Oct
03 Nov 1871 Christopher Baxter Of Woodbridge Road, Ipswich; gent, aged 77. Died 29 Oct.

What happened to the children of Christopher Baxter and Rachel Fiske of Benhall?

Elizabeth Baxter (1796 – 1873)

Marriage

Elizabeth married Everard Sawyer (1789 – 1852) the son of Nicholas Sawyer and Hannah Forster, 27th April, 1818, St Mary Woodbridge.

Rachel Baxter (1798 – 1854)

Marriage

Rachel married James Capon (1795 – 1873) the son of John Capon and Elizabeth Barber, 20th November, 1821, Benhall.

Mary Baxter (1801 – 1849)

Marriage

Mary married Robert Edgeley (1795 – 1876) on the 7th November, 1831, Grundisburgh.

William Baxter (1806 – 1874)

William had no children and spent his entire life in Benhall.

Marriage

William married Mary Betts ( 1808 – 1887) the daughter of John Sheppard and Rhoda Larter, in 1842. Mary’s first husband was unknown Betts who was a coach painter.

Census

1851

Dwelling – Benhall
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 46 Labourer Saxmundham
Mary Baxter Wife M 42   Saxmundham

1861

Dwelling – Benhall
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 56 Carter Benhall
Mary Baxter Wife M 54 Carter’s Wife Benhall

1871

Dwelling – Cottage, Benhall
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 66 Ag Lab Benhall
Mary Baxter Wife M 62 Dressmaker Benhall

1881

Dwelling – Carlton Road Matchetts Farm, Kirkley
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Fredk. Matchett Head M 44 Farmer of 135 Acres Employing 4 Men & 1 Boy Kirkley
Susannah Matchett Wife M 40   Carlton Colville
Bessie Matchett Daughter   11 Scholar Kirkley
William Fredk. Matchett Son   9 Scholar Kirkley
Edwin Matchett Son   7 Scholar Kirkley
Edith Matchett Daughter   3   Kirkley
Annie Matchhett Daughter   1   Kirkley
Elizabeth Crickmay Mother-In-Law Wid 75 Annuitant Benhall
Mary Ann Baxter Aunt Wid 72 Annuitant Benhall
Alice Took Serv   15 Gen Servant Lowestoft

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Framlingham Weekly News 14 Feb 1874 DEATHS
BAXTER – 5th inst, at Benhall, much respected Mr. William Baxter.

Death

Benhall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
12 Feb 1874 William Baxter Of Benhall, aged 69. Died 5th Feb.

Ipswich Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
05 Jul 1887 Mary Baxter Widow of Cauldwell Hall Rd, Ipswich St Margaret. Died 2 July, aged 78.

Phebe Baxter (1807 – 1897)

Marriage

Phebe married William Chattin (1803 – 1891) the son of John and Sarah Chattin, in 1842.

Daniel Baxter (1810 – 1849)

Marriage

Daniel married Charlotte Lanham (1814 – 1882) the daughter of John and Mary Lanham, on the 8th November, 1834, Benhall.

Children

Daniel and Charlotte had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
06 Oct 1835 01 Nov 1835 William Daniel Son of Daniel and Charlotte Parish Church of Sternfield
1838 21 Jan 1838 Phebe Daughter of Daniel and Charlotte Parish Church of Benhall
1840 06 Dec 1840 Rachel Daughter of Daniel and Charlotte Parish Church of Benhall
1843   Mary Mother’s Maiden name Lanham Benhall
25 Dec 1844 02 Mar 1845 Christopher Son of Daniel and Charlotte Parish Church of Benhall
1847 01 Aug 1847 Mary Daughter of Daniel and Charlotte Parish Church of Benhall
1849 01 Apr 1849 Elizabeth Harry Daughter of Daniel and Charlotte Parish Church of Benhall

Census

1841

Dwelling – Benhall
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Daniel Baxter 31 Ag Lab Y
Charlotte Baxter 28   Y
William Baxter 6   Y
Phebe Baxter 3   Y
Rachel Baxter 3mths   Y

1851

Dwelling – Benhall
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charlotte Baxter Head Wid 37 Labourer Sternfield
William Baxter Son   15   Sternfield
Phebe Baxter Daughter   13   Benhall
Rachel Baxter Daughter   10   Benhall
Christopher Baxter Son   5   Benhall
Elizabeth Baxter Daughter   2   Benhall

1861

Dwelling – Benhall
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Robinson Head Wid 72 Farmer (56 acres 3 men 2 boys) Benhall
Charlotte Baxter Serv Wid 48 Housekeeper Sternfield
Elizabeth Harry Baxter Serv   12 Scholar Benhall

1871

Dwelling – Cottage, Benhall
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charlotte Baxter Head Wid 55 Nurse ND Sternfield
Christopher Baxter Son Unmar 25 Dom Servant Benhall

1881

Dwelling – 8 Green Road, Benhall
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charlotte Baxter Head Wid 66 Formerly Nurse Sternfield
James C Webster Son-In-Law M 28 Tailor Scotland
Elizabeth H Webster Daughter M 31   Benhall
Lillian C Webster Granddaughter   5   Pimlico, Middlesex
William H Webster Grandson   2   Pimlico, Middlesex

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Norfolk Chronicle 21 Jan 1882 Deaths
On the 6th, at Saxmundham, Mrs. Charlotte Baxter, relict of Daniel Baxter, of Benhall, aged 68.

Death

Benhall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
28 Oct 1849 Daniel Baxter Of Benhall, died 23 Oct 1849, aged 39
13 Jan 1882 Charlotte Baxter Of Saxmundham, aged 68

What happened to the child of Ann Baxter?

Robert Baxter (1809 – 1877)

Marriage

Robert married Emma King (1815 – 1895) the daughter of John King and Mary Ann Jefferson. From the parish registers of Knodishall:
"Robert Baxter of this parish single man and Emma King of the parish of Friston were married in this church by banns on this 22nd day of June, 1835."

Children

Robert and Emma had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
30 May 1837   Alfred   Leiston
1839   George Mother’s maiden name King Blything District
1840 07 Jun 1840 Robert Son of Robert and Emma Parish Church of St John Ilketshall
1841 20 Dec 1841 Jonathan Stowmarket, Toll Gate Stowmarket, St Peter & St Mary
1849   Joseph Mother’s maiden name King Stowmarket

Census

1841

Dwelling – Toll Road House, Blakenham Magna
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Robert Baxter 30 Gate Keeper Y
Emma Baxter 25   Y
Alfred Baxter 4   Y

1851

Dwelling – 8 Regent Street, Pleasant Row, Stowmarket
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Baxter Head M 41 Coal Porter Knodishall
Emma Baxter Wife M 35   Friston
Alfred Baxter Son   13 Whitesmith App Leiston
Jonathan Baxter Son   9 Scholar Stowmarket
Joseph Baxter Son   2   Stowmarket

1861

Dwelling – 7 Ipswich Street, St James, Bury St Edmund’s
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Baxter Head M 51 Lath Driver Knodishall
Emma Baxter Wife M 45   Friston
Jonathan Baxter Son Unmar 19 Timber Carter Stowmarket
Joseph Baxter Son   12 Scholar Stowmarket

1871

Dwelling – 17 Ipswich Street, St James, Bury St Edmund’s
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Baxter Head M 61 Lath Render Knodishall
Emma Baxter Wife M 55   Friston
Joseph Baxter Son Unmar 22 Leather Cutter Stowmarket

1881

Dwelling – 5A Garland Street, St James, Bury St Edmund’s
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Emma Baxter Head Wid 66 No occupation Aldeburgh

1891

Dwelling – 5 Garland Street, St James, Bury St Edmund’s
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Emma Baxter Head Wid 76 No occupation Aldeburgh

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 28 Apr 1877 Deaths
Baxter – 25th inst., aged 68. Robert Baxter, of 5 Garland Street, Bury St Edmunds.

Death

Great Blakenham

Buried Name Comment
09 Nov 1840 Robert Baxter Of Great Blakenham, 6 months

Bury St Edmund’s Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
26 Apr 1877 Robert Baxter Of 5 Garland Street, Bury St Edmund’s, aged 68, Lath Render
13 Apr 1895 Emma Baxter Of 5 Garland Street, Bury St Edmund’s, aged 80, widow.

What happened to the children of John Baxter and Sarah Cooper?

Elizabeth Jane Baxter (1820 – 1855)

Death

Ipswich St Helen

Buried Name Comment
31 Mar 1855 Elizabeth Baxter Of Ipswich St Helen, Regent Street, aged 35

Benjamin William Baxter (1822 – 1853)

Marriage

Benjamin married Mary Ann Branch (1824 – ?) the daughter of Benjamin Branch and Sarah Passiful, in 1850, Ipswich. After Benjamin’s death Mary married Webb Turner the son of Robert Turner and Sarah Webb.

Children

Benjamin and Mary had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1850 Elizabeth Ann Mother’s maiden name Brand* Ipswich St Clement

* Believe this should be Branch.

Census

1851

Dwelling – Ipswich Prison, Rope Walk, Ipswich St Clement
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Benjamin Baxter   M 29 Turnkey Ipswich

1851

Dwelling – 102 Long Lane, Ipswich St Clement
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Mary Ann Baxter Wife M 27   Woodbridge
Elizabeth Baxter Daughter   4 mths   Ipswich

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 13 Nov 1852 Report from Gaol Committee
This related to the fact of Benjamin Baxter, one of the turnkeys having from ill health been compelled to resign his situation and recommending that he be allowed 5s a week, to extend over the next six months. The report, after some discussion was adopted.
Bury and Norwich Post 05 Jan 1853 On the 28th ult., after a long affliction, aged 29, Mr. Benjamin Baxter, late turnkey at the Borough Gaol, Ipswich.

Death

Ipswich Holy Trinity

Buried Name Comment
01 Jan 1853 Benjamin Baxter Of Ipswich Holy Trinity, Plough Street, aged 30

Charles Robert Baxter (1825 – 1852)

Census

1841

Dwelling – Curriers Lane, St Mary at Elms, Ipswich
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Mary Baxter 55 Housekeeper Y
Robert Baxter 25 Brewer Y
Chalres Baxter 15 Teacher Y
Harriet Kindred 20 FS Y

1851 – Back home.

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The London Gazette 24 Oct 1851 WHEREAS a Petition of Charles Robert Baxter, of East-street, in the parish of Saint Helen’s, Ipswich, in the county of Suffolk, Accountant, an insolvent debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Suffolk, at the Shirehall, Saint Helen’s, Ipswich, and an interim order for protection from process having been given to the said Charles Robert Baxter, under the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided, the said Charles Robert Baxter is hereby required to appear before the said Court, on the 7th day of November instant, at ten of the clock in the forenoon precisely, for his first examination touching his debts, estate, and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statutes; and the choice of the creditors assignees is to take place at the time so appointed. All persons indebted to the said Charles Robert Baxter, or that have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr. Charles Pretyman, Clerk of the said court, at this office, in Silent-street, Ipswich, the Official Assignee of the estate and effects of the said insolvent.
The Ipswich Journal 31 Jan 1852 24th inst., Mr Charles Baxter, youngest son of the late Mr John Baxter, brewer, Ipswich.

Death

Ipswich St Helen

Buried Name Comment
29 Jan 1852 Charles Baxter Of Ipswich St Helen, East Street, aged 26

What happened to the children of David Baxter and Charlotte Lanham of Benhall?

William Daniel Baxter (1835 – 1889)

William left Benhall to live in London.

Marriage

William married three. His first wife was Hannah Bates (1840 – 1871) the daughter of Richard and Ann Bate(s)

Parish Church of Audlem, Cheshire – 27th May, 1862
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
William Daniel Baxter 26 Bachelor Attendant at the British Museum London Daniel Baxter Labourer
Hannah Bates 22 Servant   Audlem Richard Bates Builder
In the presence of us: Thomas Malam & Mary Bates

His second wife was Jane Dallen (1834 – 1875) the daughter of John Dallen/Dallin and Sarah Connor.

Parish Church of Pimlico St Michael, Chester Square – 3rd August, 1872
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
William Daniel Baxter Full Widower Attendant at the British Museum 15 High Street West Daniel Baxter Woodman
Jane Dallen Full Spinster   47 Westmorland St John Dallen Gamekeeper
In the presence of us: William Sawyer & Frances Corrsby

His third wife was Emma Eliza Stoggle (1852 – 1922) the daughter of David Stoggle and Lydia Cook who he married in 1877, St George Hanover Square.

Children

William and Hannah had the following:

Born Baptized Name   Where
1863 29 Mar 1863 William Charles 3 {Grayston} Road, Attendant at the British Museum Holy Trinity, Haverstock Hill
1865 06 Mar 1865 Daniel Christopher 31 Stanley Street, Attendant at the British Museum Pimlico St Michael, Chester Square
1867 30 Jun 1867 Annie Charlotte 31 Stanley Street, Attendant at the British Museum Pimlico St Michael, Chester Square

*William and Daniel attended St Michael’s school, Westminster

William and Jane had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1873 01 Jun 1873 Frederick George 52 Huge Street, Attendant at the British Museum Pimlico St Michael, Chester Square

William and Emma had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1878 Violet Lily Mother’s maiden name Stoggle St George Hanover Square
1881 Lydia Rose Mother’s maiden name Stoggle St George Hanover Square
1886 Camellia Eliza Mother’s maiden name Stoggle St George Hanover Square

Census

1861

Dwelling – Althorpe Extra Parochial, Northampton
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Serv Unmar 25 Footman Benhall

1871

Dwelling -3 Ellesmere Cottages, St George Hanover Square, London
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William D Baxter Head M 35 Attendant British Museum Sternfield
Hannah Baxter Wife M 31   Audlem, Cheshire
William C Baxter Son   8 Scholar London
Daniel C Baxter Son   6 Scholar London
Annie C Baxter Daughter   3   London
Frances Bates Sister-In-Law Unmar 20 Formerly Servant Audlem, Cheshire

1881

Dwelling -52 Hugh Street, London, Middlesex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William D Baxter Head M 45 Attendant British Museum Sternfield
Emma E Baxter Wife M 29   Trimley St Mary
William C Baxter Son Unmar 18 Clerk Kentish Town
Daniel C Baxter Son Unmar 16 Boy Attendant British Museum St George Hanover Square
Annie C Baxter Daughter   13 Scholar St George Hanover Square
Violet L Baxter Daughter   4   St George Hanover Square

1891

Dwelling -126 Cambridge Road, St George Hanover Square, London, Middlesex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Emma Eliza Baxter Head Wid 39 Working on own account Walton
Violet Lily Baxter Daughter   12   Pimlico
Lydia Rose Baxter Daughter   9   Pimlico
Camellia Eliza Baxter Daughter   4   Pimlico

1901

Dwelling -126 Cambridge Road, St George Hanover Square, London, Middlesex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Emma E Baxter Head Wid 50 Boarding House keeper Walton
Violet Baxter Daughter S 22 Housemaid Domestic Pimlico
Lydia Baxter Daughter S 19 Relief Stamper Pimlico
Camellia Baxter Daughter S 14 Dressmaker Pimlico

1911

Dwelling – 126 Cambridge Road, St George Hanover Square, London, Middlesex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Emma E Baxter Head Wid 50 Furnished Apts Walton
Violet L Baxter Daughter S 32   Pimlico
Camellia Baxter Daughter S 24   Pimlico
Thomas Edwin Scott Boarder M 44 Army Major Baznelstown, Ireland
Renira Josephine Scott Boarder M 35   Chilton
Helen Soanes Boarder S 23 General Servant Aldeby
Thomas Crowson Lodger M 48 Drapers Assistant Holywell
Louisa Crowson Lodger M 45   Croydon

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
London Daily News 05 Aug 1861 VACANCIES, APPOINTMENTS, AND PROMOTIONS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE
British Museum – Mr. William Daniel Baxter has been appointed an attendant, and passing his examination.
Staffordshire Advertiser 31 May 1862 Marriages
On the 27th instant, at the parish church of Audlem, Cheshire, Mr. William Daniel Baxter, library department, British Museum, to Hannah, second daughter of the late Mr. Richard Bates, of Audlem.

Will Information

1889
Personal Estate £265 15s
20 November 1889. The Will of William Daniel Baxter late of 52 Huge-Street Pimlico on the County of London (Middlesex) who died 6 November 1889 at 126 Cambridge-Street Pimlico was proved at the Principal Registry by William Charles Baxter of 73 Grandison-Road Wandsworth in the said County Commercial Clerk and Daniel Christopher Baxter of 126 Cambridge Street Museum Attendant the sons the Executors

1923
Effects £849 4s 9d
Baxter Emma Eliza of 126 Cambridge-Street Pimlico Middlesex widow died 9 December 1922 Probate London 12 January to William Charles Baxter Clerk and Daniel Christopher Baxter Civil Servant.

Death

St George Hanover Square

Buried Name Comment
1871 Hannah Baxter Aged 31
1875 Jane Baxter Aged 41
1889 William Daniel Baxter Aged 54
1922 Emma E Baxter Aged 70

Phebe Baxter (1838 – 1904)

Marriage

Phebe married John Dale (1834 – 1871) the son of William Dale and Mary Lawes, in 1861.

Rachel Baxter (1840 – 1922)

Rachel and her husband Charles spent time in New Zealand and Ireland before settling down in Rotherhithe.

Marriage

Rachel married Charles Smyth (1838 – 1911) the son of Daniel Smyth and Maria Smyth.

Parish Church of Aldershot St Michael the Archangel – 7th October, 1860
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Charles Smyth Full Bachelor Commis… staff Aldershot Daniel Smyth Cooper
Rachel Baxter Full Spinster   Aldershot Daniel Baxter Wood Cutter
In the presence of us: Denis Flacon & Thomas Keet

Mary Baxter (1843 – 1844)

Death

Plomesgate District

Died Name Comment
1844 Mary Baxter Aged 9 months

Christopher Baxter (1844 – 1919)

Like his brother Christopher moved to London to work, however he came down to Saxmundham to have his children baptized.

Christopher Baxter
Christopher Baxter

Marriage

Christopher married twice. His first wife was Mary Ann North (1848 – 1884) the daughter of John Ellis North and Sarah Dando.

Parish Church of Stepney St Thomas – 3rd July, 1873
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Christopher Baxter of full Bachelor Signal Man Stepney Daniel Baxter (deceased) Labourer
Mary Ann North age Spinster   Stepney John Ellis North Mast & Block Maker
In the presence of us: Alfred Sydenham and Sarah Ann Nurse

His second wife was Louisa Maria Simmons (1857 – 1911) the daughter of George Lake Simmons and Ann Grant.

Parish Church of Westminster St Stephen, Rochester Row – 28th November, 1886
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Christopher Baxter 39 Widower Warder 27 Lillington Street Daniel Baxter Forester
Louisa Maria Simmons 30 Spinster Housekeeper 27 Lillington Street George Lake Simmons Painter
In the presence of us: William Henry Lavin and Kate Crawley

Children

Christopher and Mary Ann had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1873 05 Oct 1873 William Frederick Of Christopher and Mary Ann Parish Church of Saxmundham
03 Jul 1875 05 Sep 1875 Daniel Christopher Of Christopher and Mary Ann Parish Church of Saxmundham
02 Feb 1877 04 Jul 1880 Florence Hannah Of Clerkenwell Parish Church of Saxmundham
26/7 Dec 1879 04 Jul 1880 Clarence Charles Of Clerkenwell Parish Church of Saxmundham
05 Dec 1881 30 Aug 1885 Edwin Arthur Of London Parish Church of Saxmundham
1884 30 Nov 1884 Mary Sarah Of Christopher and Mary Ann Parish Church of Saxmundham

*Daniel attended the Penton Grove infants school, Clarence attended Rising Hill School. Daniel, Florence, Clarence and Edwin attended the White Lion Street School, Islington.

Louisa had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1884 Leonora Magdeline Florence Simmons Mother’s maiden name left blank Margate

Christopher adopted Louisa’s daughter.

Census

1861

Dwelling – Benhall
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Chattin Head M 58 Thatcher Benhall
Phebe Chattin Wife M 55   Benhall
John Chattin Son Unmar 18 Carpenters app Benhall
Emily Chattin Daughter   12 Scholar Benhall
Christopher Baxter Nephew   14 Scholar Benhall

1871

Dwelling – Cottage, Benhall
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charlotte Baxter Head Wid 55 Nurse ND Sternfield
Christopher Baxter Son Unmar 25 Dom Servant Benhall

1881

Dwelling – 53 Rising Hill Street, London, Middlesex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Christopher Baxter Head M 32 Prison Warden Suffolk
Mary A Baxter Wife M 29 Dress maker Poplar
William Baxter Son   7   Poplar
Daniel Baxter Son   5   Poplar
Florence Baxter Daughter   3   Clerkenwell
Clarence Baxter Son   1   Clerkenwell
Fanny Devonport Lodger Unmar 36 Nursery Governess (DS) Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

1891

Dwelling – St Peter Street, St John Westminster
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Christopher Baxter Head M 46 Light Watchman (port) Benhall
Louisa Maria Baxter Wife M 34   Margate
William Frederick Baxter Son S 17 Brass Furniture Westminster
Daniel Christopher Baxter Son   15 Van boy Westminster
Florence Hannah Baxter Daughter   13 Book Folder Westminster
Clarence Charles Baxter Son   11 Scholar Westminster
Edwin Arthur Baxter Son   9 Scholar Westminster
Leonora Magdalene Florence Baxter Daughter   7 Scholar Margate

1891

Dwelling – 7 Charity Row, Benhall
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Phoebe Dale Head Wid 58 Laundress Benhall
Charlotte Rachel Dale Daughter S 26 Laundress Benhall
Mary Sarah Baxter Niece   6 Scholar London, Residing at Pentonville

1901

Dwelling – Donnington Square, Lambeth
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Christopher Baxter Head M 55 Electrical Store Keeper Benhall
Louisa Baxter Wife M 44   Margate
Clarence C Baxter Son S 21 Carpenter Clerkenwell
Edwin A Baxter Son S 19 Carpenter Joiner Clerkenwell
Leonora M Baxter Daughter S 17 Book Folding Margate

1911

Dwelling – 59 Tynemouth Road, Mitcham, Surrey
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Clarence Baxter Head M 31 Joiner Islington
Letitia Baxter Wife M 33   Corsham Sealeys
Mary Baxter Daughter   8   Kennington
Gwendoline Baxter Daughter   6   Vauxhall
John Baxter Son   3   Vauxhall
Maud Baxter Daughter   4 months   Mitcham
Christopher Baxter Father Wid 65 Prison Pension (Footman) Benhall

Death

Holborn

Buried Name Comment
1884 Mary Ann Baxter Aged 35

Saxmundham St John the Baptist

Buried Name Comment
16 Jul 1898 Mary Sarah Baxter Aged 13

Isle of Wight

Died Name Comment
1911 Louisa M Baxter Aged 54

Fleetwood Lancashire

Died Name Comment
30 Jan 1919 Christopher Baxter Aged 73

Mary Baxter (1847 – 1847)

Death

Benhall St Mary

Buried Name Comment
27 Nov 1847 Mary Baxter Of Benhall, aged 5 months

Elizabeth Harry Baxter (1849 – 1928)

Census

1871

Dwelling – Carlton Hall, Carlton cum Kelsale
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Elizabeth Baxter Serv Unmar 22 Housemaid Benhall

Marriage

Elizabeth’s first husband was James Carnegie Webster (1852 – 1882), the son of James Webster and Jane Lowson, who she married in 1873. Her second husband was John Goodwin (1835 – 1893), son of William Goodwin and Mary Anne Flatt, who she married in 1883. Her third husband was Daniel Taylor (1851 – 1929) son of Daniel and Jane Taylor, who she married in 1900.

What happened to the children of Benjamin William Baxter and Mary Ann Branch?

Elizabeth Ann Baxter (1850 – ?)

Census

1871

Dwelling -Bedfont, Middlesex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Elizabeth Ann Baxter Servant S 20 Nurse Ipswich

I lose Elizabeth after 1871.

What happened to the child of William Baxter and Mary Ann Denny of Sweffling?

Mary Ann Baxter (1809 – 1894)

Marriage

Mary married Daniel Pallant Denny (1807 – 1837) the son of Daniel Denny and Mary Pallant (Mary’s guardians) and the grandson of Nathaniel Pallant and Elizabeth Garrod. From the parish registers of Kings Lynn St Margarets:
"Daniel Pallant Denny bachelor of Kings Lynn and Mary Ann Baxter spinster and minor of Starston married in this church by license and with consent of lawful guardian this twenty-five day of December, 1829. In the presence of D. Denny and William Plowright."

Maria Baxter (1809 – 1857)

Marriage

Maria married Thomas Pallant (1804 – 1847) the son of Nathaniel Pallant and Elizabeth Garrod. From the parish registers of Rendham:
"Thomas Pallant of this parish bachelor and Maria Baxter of Starston Norfolk, spinster were married in this church by license with consent of her guardians this twentieth day of January 1830. In the presence of Jn: Pallant and William Andrews."

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Bury and Norwich Post 27 Jan 1830 On the 20th inst…
Same day Mr Thomas Pallant, of Rendham, in this County, to Miss Baxter, of Starston, Norfolk.