Baxters of Hoxne

Hoxne

Is 5 miles away from Diss and half a mile away from the river Waveney which acts as a natural boundary between Norfolk and Suffolk. The parish church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul, with parish registers dating back to 1548.

What happened to the children of James Baxter and Pheobe Brock of Hoxne?

Mary Baxter (1815 – 1885)

Children

Mary had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1832 02 Dec 1832 James* Son of Mary Baxter, base born Parish Church of Hoxne
1837 26 Apr 1837 William Spurious son of Mary Baxter Parish Church of Hoxne

*The grandson of James Coleby/Colby (1770 – 1854), presumed to be the son of James Colby (1808 – 1849). James senior did have two more sons David (1812) and Thomas (1819). The Colby children were baptized in Hoxne, while the family resided in Eye.

Marriage

Mary married William Ling (1817 – 1897), the son of William Minter Ling and Maria Mayhew, in 1838.

Frances Baxter (1817 – 1877)

Marriage

Frances married Richard Boyce (1814 – 1876), the son of Peter Boyce and Ann Stollery , on the 14th October, 1835, Hoxne.

Harriet Baxter (1820 – 1895)

Marriage

Frances married twice, her first husband was William Ruth (1804 – 1846), who she married in 1839. Her second husband was James Cunningham (1817 – 1898) the son of Robert Cunningham and Jane Manning, who she married in 1849

Emma Baxter (1826 – 1905)

Census

1871

Dwelling – Hoxne
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Emma Baxter Housekeeper unmar 48 Dressmaker Hoxne

1881

Dwelling – Church Street, Hoxne
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Emma Baxter Servant unmar 50 Housekeeper Hoxne

1891

Dwelling -Low Street, Hoxne
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Walter Huggings Head Wid 50 Builder Suffolk
Betsy Atkins Daughter Wid 32 Dressmaker Suffolk
Maud M Atkins Granddaughter   9   London
Emma Baxter Aunt Single 60 Housekeeper Suffolk

1891

Dwelling -Low Street, Hoxne
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Walter Huggings Head Wid 60 Builder Hoxne
Betsy Atkins Daughter Wid 42 Dressmaker Hoxne
Maud M Atkins Granddaughter Single 19 Assistant Milliner Hackney
Emma Baxter Aunt Single 60 Housekeeper Hoxne

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Diss Express 16 Jun 1905 HOXNE
FUNERAL – On Wednesday the mortal remains of Emma Baxter, aged 79 years, were interred in Hoxne Churchyard, where the mourners were met by the Rev. C. Downton, who impressively read the Burial Service, while Miss Downton presided at the organ, and played the “Dead March” in Saul as the mourners left the Church, and proceeded to the grave, where the committal sentences were read amid manifestations of grief from a large number of parishioners. The floral tributes were “In loving memory of our dear Aunt from B. and M. Atkins and W. Huggins.” “With deepest sympathy for dear Aunt from Mr. and Mrs. Drane.” “In fondest remembrance of our dear Aunt from Mrs. Double and family.” “In loving remembrance from Mr. and Mrs. Ling.” “With fondest love to dear Auntie from Mr. and Mrs. Huggins, jun., and family.” “To dear Aunt Emma in affectionate memory from Helen.” “In affectionate remembrance from Fred and Gwendoline,” and several others. The funeral arrangements were conducted by Mr. Edward Brown, of Hoxne.

Death

Hoxne District

Died Name Comment
1905 Emma Baxter Aged 79

What happened to the children of Mary Baxter of Hoxne?

James Baxter (1832 – 1906)

Marriage

James married Harriet Hailes (1834 – 1920), the daughter of Robert Hailes and Susan Peck in 1856.

Children

James and Harriet had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1856 09 Mar 1856 Robert James Son of Harriet Hailes Parish Church of Hoxne
1858 31 Mar 1858 Frederick Hoxne labourer Parish Church of Hoxne
1859 11 Aug 1861 Alice Hoxne labourer Parish Church of Hoxne
1862   James Mother’s maiden name Hailes Hoxne
1864   Female Mother’s maiden name Hailes Hoxne
1865/6 13 Oct 1867 Eddice/Edice/Edise Louisa Hoxne labourer Parish Church of Hoxne
1873 01 Aug 1875 Walter James Hoxne farmer Parish Church of Hoxne
1875 28 Apr 1875 Harry Hoxne farmer Parish Church of Hoxne

Census

1841

Dwelling – Hoxne
Name Age Occupation Born in County
James Colby 66 Farmer Y
Elizabeth Colby 30   Y
James Colby 30   Y
Robert Colby 2   Y
James Baxter 8   N
Susan Gardener 15 FS N

1851

Dwelling – South Green, Hoxne
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Colby Head Wid 80 Farmer 60 acres employing 1 labourer Gosbeck
Robert Colby Grandson S 12 Scholar Hoxne
James Baxter Grandson S 18 Servant Hoxne
Emma Shimming Servant S 27 Housekeeper Hoxne
Eliza Whiton Servant S 18 House servant Hoxne

1861

Dwelling – Cross Street, Hoxne
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 28 Ag Lab Hoxne
Harriet Baxter Wife M 27   Hoxne
Robert Baxter Son   5   Hoxne
Alice Baxter Daughter   1   Hoxne

1871

Dwelling – Down Bridge, Hoxne
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 38 Farmer 7 acres Hoxne
Harriet Baxter Wife M 37 Farmer’s wife Hoxne
Robert Baxter Son   15 Gardener Hoxne
Alice Baxter Daughter   12 Scholar Hoxne
Edice Baxter Daughter   6 Scholar Hoxne

1881

Dwelling – Down Bridge, Hoxne
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 48 Farmer 8 acres Hoxne
Harriet Baxter Wife M 47   Hoxne
Eddice Baxter Daughter   15   Hoxne
James Baxter Son   7 Scholar Hoxne
Harry Baxter Son   6 Scholar Hoxne

1891

Dwelling – Down Bridge, Hoxne
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 58 Farmer Hoxne
Harriet Baxter Wife M 57   Hoxne
James Baxter Son S 17 Groom & Gardener Hoxne
Harry Baxter Son S 16 Groom & Gardener Hoxne

1901

Dwelling – Goldbrook, Hoxne
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 67 Farmer Hoxne
Harriet Baxter Wife M 65   Hoxne
Harry Baxter Son S 26 Ordinary Ag Lab Hoxne
Harriet Howes Granddaughter   14   Hoxne

1911

Dwelling – Down Bridge, Hoxne
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Harriet Baxter Head Widow 76 Farmer Hoxne
Harry Baxter Son M 36 Works on farm Hoxne
Eliza Baxter Daughter-In-Law M 30   Hoxne
Stanley James Baxter Grandson   1   Denham

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Post Office Directory 1869 Hoxne Commercial Baxter James, Farmer
Kelly’s Directory 1900 Hoxne Commercial Baxter James, Farmer
Kelly’s Directory 1912 Hoxne Commercial Baxter James, Farmer

Will Information

1855
James Baxter was one of the executors and a beneficiary of James Colby’s will.

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 13 Feb 1886 Eye Town Council
Mr Baxter a tenant of two acres of Corporation land at Hoxne, for which he pays £2 per acre, attended the meeting in person and asked for a reduction of rent, and the council after considering agreed to make an abatement of 5s per acre, to date from last Michaelmas.
Diss Express 02 Oct 1903 Street Farm Oakley
Monday next, October 5th
(By Permission)
2 Growing Steers, about 16 months old, the property of Mr James Baxter.

Death

Hoxne District

Died Name Comment
1906 James Baxter Aged 72

Hartismere District

Died Name Comment
1920 Harriet Baxter Aged 83

William Baxter (1837 – 1837)

Death

Hoxne St Peter & St Paul

Buried Name Comment
06 May 1837 William Baxter Infant

What happened to the children of James Baxter and Harriet Hailes of Hoxne?

Robert James Baxter (1856 – 1921)

Between 1871 and 1877 Robert moved from Hoxne to Oldham in Lancashire.

Marriage

Robert married twice, his frist wife was Rosina Death (1855 – 1903) the daughter of Emily Bogges and the stepdaughter of Charles Death, they married in 1877, Oldham. His second wife was Fanny Fellingham (1884 – 1909) the daughter of Isaac James Fellingham and Ann Kennel.

Parish Church of Werneth – 5th October 1905
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
Robert James Baxter 49 Widower Insurance Agent 22 Harry Street James Baxter Farmer
Fanny Fellingham 23 Spinster   22 Harry Street Isaac James Fellingham Farmer
In the presence of us: John Benjamin Bonnett and Margaret Selina Bonnett

Children

Robert and Rosina had the following:

Born Baptised Name Comment Where
27 Mar 1881 29 May 1881 Robert James 174 Little Moor Lane, Warehouse Man Oldham St James
04 Aug 1884 27 Aug 1884 Charles Frederick 174 Little Moor Lane, Warehouse Man Oldham St James
1886 09 May 1886 Florence 174 Little Moor Lane, Warehouse Man Oldham St James
1888 24 Nov 1888 Gertrude 174 Little Moor Lane, Warehouse Man Oldham St James
1891 18 Aug 1891 Annie 174 Little Moor Lane, Warehouse Man Oldham St James
16 Dec 1893 04 Feb 1894 Herbert 174 Little Moor Lane, Warehouse Man Oldham St James
29 Sep 1897 29 Dec 1897 Hermon 174 Little Moor Lane, Warehouse Man Oldham St James

Robert and Fanny had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1907 Harold Mother’s maiden name Fellingham Oldham

Census

1881

Dwelling – 163 Rippondon Road, Oldham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Jas Baxter Head M 25 Warehouseman (Drapers) Hoxne
Rosina Baxter Wife M 26 Warper Felsham
Robert Jas Baxter Son   8 days   Oldham

1891

Dwelling – 174 Little Moor Lane, Oldham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert J Baxter Head M 35 Gery Cotton Salesman Hoxne
Rosina Baxter Wife M 35   Felsham
Robert J Baxter Son   10   Oldham
Frederick C Baxter Son   6   Oldham
Florence Baxter Daughter   5   Oldham
Gertrude Baxter Daughter   2   Oldham
Annie Baxter Daughter   1 m   Oldham

1901

Dwelling – 22 Harry Street, Oldham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert J Baxter Head M 45 Insurance Agent Hoxne
Rosina Baxter Wife M 35   Felsham
Robert J Baxter Son S 20 Machine Fitter Oldham
Frederick C Baxter Son S 16 Iron Turner Oldham
Florence Baxter Daughter   15 Calico Weaver Oldham
Gertrude Baxter Daughter   13   Oldham
Annie Baxter Daughter   10   Oldham
Herbert Baxter Son   7   Oldham
Hermon Baxter Son   3   Oldham

1911

Dwelling – 22 Harry Street, Oldham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert James Baxter Head Wid 55 Caretaker for St Johns Church & School Hoxne
Gertrude Baxter Daughter S 22 Sheed Tenter Oldham
Annie Baxter Daughter S 20 At home Oldham
Herbert Baxter Son S 17 Grocers Assistant Oldham
Hermon Baxter Son   13 Check Boy Iron Works Oldham
Harold Baxter Son   4 Infant Oldham

Death

Oldham Greenacres Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
31 Aug 1903 Rosina Baxter Aged 48 of 22 Harry Street. Died 26 Aug 1903. (K IX 113)
09 Mar 1909 Fanny Baxter Aged 27 of 22 Harry Street. Died 05 Mar 1909. (K IX 113)
23 Aug 1921 Robert James Baxter Aged 65 of 362 Manchester Street. Died 18 Aug 1921. (K9 113)

Frederick Baxter (1858 – 1858)

Death

Hoxne St Peter & St Paul

Buried Name Comment
06 Apr 1858 Frederick Baxter Infant

Alice Baxter (1859 – 1888)

Census

1881

Dwelling – Randal Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Mary Ann Roberts Head M 35 Housekeeper Ramsgreave
John Wm Roberts Son   5   Blackburn
Isaiah Tomlinson Brother S 24 Postman Blackburn
Thomas Ormerod Boarder S 22 Tailor Hoxne
John Rushton Boarder S 25 Stoker in Cotton Mill Blackburn
Alice Baxter Visitor S 21 General Domestic Serv Hoxne

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 16 Nov 1888 Baxter – 13th inst., at Hoxne, aged 20* years, Alice, the dearly beloved daughter of James and Harriet Baxter, deeply lamented by her sorrowing friends.

*Aged 29 at the time.

Death

Hoxne St Peter & St Paul

Buried Name Comment
20 Nov 1888 Alice Baxter Aged 29

James Baxter (1862 – 1863)

Death

Hoxne District

Died Name Comment
1863 James Baxter 10 Months

Edice Louisa Baxter (1865 – 1951)

Marriage

Edice married twice, her first husband was Samuel Hawes (1864 – 1918) the son of Henry Hawes and Maria Pretty, who she married on the 27th February, 1884. Her second husband was Charles Yates Stephenson (1858 – 1939) the son of Charles Frederick Bedford Stephenson and Caroline Sarah Walker, who she married in 1927.

Walter James Baxter (1873 – 1939)

Marriage

Walter married Hannah Bayles (1861 – 1935) the daughter of Thomas Bayles and Mary Ann Botwright, in 1899

Census

1901

Dwelling – Brockdish, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Walter J Baxter Head M 27 Gardener Domestic Hoxne
Hannah Baxter Wife   33   Denham

1911

Dwelling – Thorpe Abbots, Scole, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Walter James Baxter Head M 37 Under Gardener Hoxne
Hannah Baxter Wife   49   Denham

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Diss Express 03 Nov 1939 BROCKDISH
THE LATE MR. W. T. BAXTER.
The funeral took place at the Parish Church on Saturday of the late Mr Walter James Baxter, aged 66 years, of Honeysuckle Cottage, Thorpe Abbotts, who died in the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital on Monday week.
A native of Hoxne, Mr Baxter had worked for more than thirty years for Miss Kay, at Thorpe Abbots Place, and later for a great length of time for Sir Frederick Menzies. He had always been a keen supporter of Church activites.
The service was conducted by the Rector, the Rev. A. J. Nixseaman, family mourners being Mr. and Mrs. H. Baxter, Hoxne, brother and sister-in-law. Mrs. Stephenson (Brighton) sister, Mrs. Frederick Roper (Gillingham, Kent), niece, Mr. and Mrs. E. Potter, nephew and niece (Bedfield). Mr. Arthur Potter, Mr Thomas Potter, nephews. Mrs. Baxter (Weybread) cousin and Mrs. Hancock (Hoxne).
Others present included Mrs. A. Meadows, Mr. Elvin Shemming, Mr. Jolly and Mr. C. Garnham. The bearers were Messrs, B. Ellis, S Rayner, G. F. Dunnett and A Carver.
Wreaths were sent from: Harry, Eliza and Reg; sister and family; Fred, Kate and family (Southend-on-sea); Dad, Arthur and Tom; Evie and Mary; C. A. and Y. S. Baxter (Weybred); Mr. and Mrs. Jolly; Miss {Pamlin} and Sir Frederick and Lady Menzies.
Diss Express 04 May 1945 In Memoriam
Baxter – In loving memory of a dear husband and dad. Harry Baxter who died May 7 1944
A silent thought, a secret tear
Keeps his memory ever dear
From his wife and son Reg. Hoxne.
Diss Express 10 May 1946 In Memoriam
Baxter – In loving memory of our dear husband and Dad. Harry Baxter who died May 7th, 1944 aged 69.
Deep in our thoughts memories are kept
Of the one we love and never will forget
From his wife and son Reg. Hoxne

Will Information

1940
Effects £175 2s 7d
Baxter Walter James of Thorpe Abbots Norfolk, died 23 October 1939 at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norwich. Administration Norwich 25 June to Harry Baxter farm labourer.

Death

Depwade District

Died Name Comment
1939 Hannah Baxter Aged 73

Norwich District

Died Name Comment
1939 James Baxter Aged 66

Epitaph

Brockdish St Peter & St Paul

EVER LOVING MEMORY OF
HANNAH
THE BELOVED WIFE OF
JAMES BAXTER
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN 24 1935
AGED 73 YEARS
THY WILL BE DONE
ALSO OF WALTER JAMES BAXTER
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO PASSED TO REST OCTOBER 23 1939

Harry Baxter (1875 – 1944)

Marriage

Harry married Eliza Tye (1880 – 1972) the daughter of Alfred Tye and Alma Buck, in 1907

Children

Harry and Eliza had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1910 Harriet Alma Mother’s maiden name Tye Denham
1910 Stanley James Mother’s maiden name Tye Denham
13 Sep 1918 Reginald Bert Mother’s maiden name Tye Hoxne

Census

1911

Dwelling – Down Bridge, Hoxne nr Eye
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Harret Baxter Head Wid 76 Farmer Hoxne
Harry Baxter Son M 36 Works on Farm Hoxne
Eliza Baxter Daughter-In-Law M 30   Hoxne
Stanley James Baxter Grandson   1   Denham

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Diss Express 24 Nov 1911 STRADBROKE PETTY SESSIONS
Russell Jolly, dealer, Hoxne, was charged with stealing twelve live tame fowls, value 8/-, the property of Harry Baxter, farmer. Mr. H. Bankes Ashton(Bury St Edmunds), on behalf of Mr. Bertrand Yorke (Eye), appeared for the defendant. – Mr Baxter said that on November 7th he missed twelve fowls from a coop in the meadow. Next day he went with Police constable Bailey to the defendant’s premises, and saw nine fowls, which he claimed as his property. They were taken to his home and left till the evening; being turned down by Police-constable Bailey, they went to the coop to roost. When he asked defendant “Wasn’t they may fowls?” defendant replied “I don’t say but what they are.” Cross-examined: He had known the defendant for years, and had never heard anything said against him; he knew he kept fowls. – Police-constable Bailey deposed that when asked if he had any fresh fowls defendant replied “No; what fowls are here belong to me; I’ve been getting them home at night off Mr. Rayner’s field down the lane.” When Mr. Baxter identified a fowl shut up in the coop and eight others in a meadow, which answered the description given, he took possession of the fowls. Asked if he wished to account for possession of the fowls, defendant replied “I didn’t steal them; my boy caught some on Mr. Pike’s field.” Sergeant H. Rush, Stradbroke, corroborated. – The Bench considered there was a doubt, and in view of defendant’s good character the case was dismissed.

 

Death

Hartismere District

Died Name Comment
07 May 1944 Harry Baxter Aged 69
1972 Eliza Baxter Born 22 June 1880