Baxters of Linstead

Magna & Parva

Village sign Linstead

Linstead Magna and Parva

Linstead Magna was a small village of scattered houses that no longer exists, which laid between four and five miles from Halesworth. The church was dedicated to St Peter and was in the center of the village. The only reference on the map now to Linstead Magna is Church Farm near Linstead Hall. Linstead Parva is also situated between four and five miles from Halesworth where houses are built round three greens. The church is dedicated to St Margaret, is small with a belfry. Both parish registers date back to Tudor times.

What happened to the children of Thomas Baxter and Ann Rackham of Linstead Parva?

Mary Baxter (1803 – 1895)

Marriage

Mary married Robert Jessup (1785 – 1865). From the parish registers of Linstead Parva:
"Robert Jessup of this parish single man and Mary Baxter spinster of this parish were married in this church by banns on this fourth day of June, 1825. In the presence of W Green and M Green."

Hepzibah Baxter (1805 – 1880)

Marriage

Hepzibah married Nelson Smith (1806 – 1888) the son of James Smith and Sarah Gibbon. From the parish registers of Linstead Parva:
"Nelson Smith bachelor of this parish and Hephezibah Baxter spinster of this parish were married in this church by banns on this sixteenth day of March, 1836. In the presence of Ann Baselee and Thomas Baxter."

Thomas Baxter (1810 – 1886)

Thomas moved from Linstead Parva and settled in Ipswich.

Marriage

Thomas married Caroline Cady (1824 – 1888) daughter of Robert and Mary Cady, on the 17th November, 1847, Chediston.

Children

Thomas and Caroline had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1848 30 Apr 1848 Thomas Thomas & Caroline Baxter Parish Church of Chediston
03 Oct 1849 30 Mar 1851 William Thomas & Caroline Baxter, Labourer, Albion Street Ipswich Holy Trinity
1851 30 Mar 1851 Alfred George Thomas & Caroline Baxter, Labourer, Albion Street Ipswich Holy Trinity
1853   Mary Ann Mother’s maiden name Cady Ipswich

Census

1841

Dwelling – Linstead Parva
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Anthony Hard 53 Inn Keeper Y
Jemima Hard 57   Y
Thomas Baxter 25   Y

1851

Dwelling – Albion Street, Ipswich St Clement
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Baxter Head M 38 Labourer Linstead
Caroline Baxter Wife M 27   Chediston
Thomas Baxter Son   3   Chediston
William Baxter Son   1   Ipswich
George Baxter Son   2 m   Ipswich

1861

Dwelling – 5 Duke Street, Ipswich St Clement
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Baxter Head M 48 Ag Lab Linstead
Caroline Baxter Wife M 37   Chediston
Thomas Baxter Son   13   Chediston
William Baxter Son   11   Ipswich
Mary Ann Baxter Daughter   8   Ipswich

 

Dwelling – Linstead Parva
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Jessup Head M 76 Carpenter Linstead Parva
Mary Jessup Wife M 60 Carpenter’s Wife Linstead Parva
Hepzibah Shephard Daughter M 30   Linstead Parva
Morris Jessup Grandson   10   Linstead Parva
Thomas Baxter Brother-In-Law M 49 Labourer Linstead Parva

1871

Dwelling – In Court, Hamlet, Ipswich St Clement
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William* Baxter Head M 60 Labourer Linstead Parva
Caroline Baxter Wife M 45   Chediston
Mary Ann Baxter Daughter Unmar 18 Tailoress Chediston

*Error, this should be Thomas

1881

Dwelling – Mt Pleasant, Ipswich St Clement
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Baxter Head M 67 Labourer Linstead Parva
Caroline Baxter Wife M 55   Chediston

Death

Ipswich Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
05 Jun 1886 Thomas Baxter Of Ipswich St Clement, Mount Pleasant Labourer, aged 71, died 31 May.
28 Dec 1888 Caroline Baxter Of Ipswich St Clement, Back Hamlet, aged 64, widow, died 26 Dec.

Ann(e) Baxter (1813 – 1895)

Anne moved to Halesworth, she never married. Her daughter Ann Baxter (1843 – 1894) never left home.

Children

Anne had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1839 29 Dec 1839 Thomas Natural son of Anne Baxter, Linstead Parva Spinster Parish Church of Linstead Parva
1843 24 Sep 1843 Ann Daughter of Ann Baxter Parish Church of Halesworth
11 Jul 1845 23 Mar 1851 William Son of Anne Baxter of Quay Street, Single Woman Parish Church of Halesworth

Census

1841

Dwelling – Castle, Halesworth
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Ann Baxter 29 FS Y

1851

Dwelling – Quay Street, Halesworth
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Ann Baxter Head Unmar 39 Cook Linstead Parva
Thomas Baxter Son   11   Linstead Parva
Ann Baxter Daughter   8   Blything Union House
William Baxter Son   5   Halesworth

1861

Dwelling – Quay Street, Halesworth
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Ann Baxter Head Unmar 47 Charwoman Linstead Parva
Ann Baxter Daughter Unmar 18 Dressmaker Bulcamp
William Baxter Son Unmar 15 Butcher (assit) Halesworth

1871

Dwelling – Quay Street, Halesworth
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Ann Baxter Head Unmar 60 Laundress Linstead Parva
Ann Baxter Daughter Unmar 26 Laundress Bulcamp
William Baxter Son Unmar 23 {Butcher} Halesworth

1881

Dwelling – Quay Street, Brewers Yard, Halesworth
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Ann Baxter Head Unmar 71 Laundress Linstead Parva
Ann Baxter Daughter Unmar 38 Laundress Linstead
William Baxter Son Unmar 35 Butcher Blyford
John L Sutton Boarder   10 Scholar Halesworth

1891

Dwelling – Quay Street, Brewers Yard, Halesworth
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Ann Baxter Head Wid 76 Laundress Linstead
Annie Baxter Daughter Unmar 46 Laundress Blythburgh
William Baxter Son Unmar 44 Butcher Halesworth

Death

Halesworth Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
07 Aug 1894 Ann Baxter Quay Street, Spinster, aged 52
02 Feb 1895 Ann Baxter Quay Street, Spinster, aged 82

John Baxter (1815 – 1874)

John spent time in Linstead Parva before settling in Cratfield.

Marriage

John married Sarah Page (1817 – 1892) the daughter of William and Mary Page.

Parish Church of Linstead Parva – 29th July, 1841
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
John Baxter of Bachelor Labourer Linstead Parva Thomas Baxter Labourer
Sarah Page full age Spinster   Linstead Parva William Page Labourer
In the presence of us: Harriet Page and Daniel Hamond

Children

John and Sarah had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1841   Charles Mother’s maiden name Page Linstead Parva
1843   Maria Mother’s maiden name Page Linstead Parva
1845   William Mother’s maiden name Page Linstead Parva
1847 03 Oct 1847 Elizabeth Linstead Parva Labourer Parish Church of Linstead Parva
1849 28 Apr 1850 Hannah Linstead Parva Labourer Parish Church of Linstead Parva
1852 13 Jun 1852 Thomas Linstead Parva Labourer Parish Church of Linstead Parva
1855 01 Jul 1855 Samuel Linstead Parva Labourer Parish Church of Linstead Parva
1857 22 Nov 1858 James Linstead Parva Labourer Parish Church of Linstead Parva
1861 12 Oct 1862 Henry Linstead Parva Labourer Parish Church of Linstead Parva

Census

1851

Dwelling -Linstead Parva
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
John Baxter Head M 35 Ag Lab Linstead Parva
Sarah Baxter Wife M 33   Linstead Parva
Charles Baxter Son   9   Linstead Parva
Maria Baxter Daughter   8   Linstead Parva
William Baxter Son   5   Linstead Parva
Elizabeth Baxter Daughter   4   Linstead Parva
Hannah Baxter Daughter   1   Linstead Parva

1861

Dwelling -Linstead Parva
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
John Baxter Head M 45 Agricultural Labourer Linstead Parva
Sarah Baxter Wife M 44   Linstead Parva
Charles Baxter Son Unmar 19 Agricultural Labourer Linstead Parva
William Baxter Son   16   Linstead Parva
Hannah Baxter Daughter   11   Linstead Parva
Thomas Baxter Son   8   Linstead Parva
Samuel Baxter Son   5   Linstead Parva
James Baxter Son   3   Linstead Parva

1871

Dwelling -North Green, Cratfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
John Baxter Head M 55 Ag Lab Linstead Parva
Sarah Baxter Wife M 52   Linstead Parva
Henry Baxter Son   9   Linstead Parva

1881

Dwelling -Silverlase Green, Cratfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Sarah Baxter Head Wid 62 Nurse (SMS) Linstead
Henry Baxter Son Unmar 19 Ag Labourer Linstead

1891

Dwelling -Bell Green, Cratfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Henry Baxter Head M 29 Agricultural Labourer Linstead Parva
Betsey Baxter Wife M 27   Cratfield
Sarah Baxter Mother Wid 73   Linstead Parva
Charles Baxter Nephew   9 Scholar Cratfield
James Baxter Nephew   6   Cratfield

Death

Blything District

Buried Name Comment
1874 John Baxter Aged 57

Cratfield Congregational Chapel

Buried Name Comment
14 Oct 1892 Sarah Baxter Aged 78

Samuel Baxter (1817 – 1854)

Samuel spent time in Linstead Magna before settling in Cratfield.

Marriage

Samuel married Margaret Taylor (1821 – 1860) the daughter of Robert Taylor and Mary Haward.

Parish Church of Linstead Magna – 29th May, 1842
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Samuel Baxter full age Bachelor Labourer Linstead Magna Thomas Baxter Labourer
Margaret Taylor full age Spinster Servant Linstead Magna Robert Taylor Labourer
In the presence of us: Robert Taylor and Mary Taylor

After Samuel’s death Margaret married Edmund Philpot (1818 – 1866) in 1859.

Children

Samuel and Margaret had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1842 01 Jan 1843 Mary Metfield Labourer Parish Church of Metfield
1844   William Mother’s maiden name Taylor Linstead Magna
1847   Emma Elizabeth   Linstead Magna
20 Jan 1849   Elizabeth Mother’s maiden name Taylor Linstead Magna
1850   Charles Mother’s maiden name Taylor Linstead Magna
1852   Robert Mother’s maiden name Taylor Linstead Magna
1854   Emma Mother’s maiden name Taylor Linstead Magna

 

Margaret had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1857 Mary Ann Mother’s maiden name Taylor Cratfield

Census

1841

Dwelling – Linstead Magna
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Mary Ann Holmes 40 Farmer N
Edward Holmes 1   Y
Samuel Baxter 24 MS Y
Margaret Taylor 21 FS Y
Ann Kerridge 12 FS Y

1851

Dwelling – Linstead Magna
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Samuel Baxter Head M 36 Labourer Linstead Magna
Margaret Baxter Wife M 29   Linstead Magna
Mary Baxter Daughter   8   Linstead Magna
William Baxter Son   6   Linstead Magna
Emma Baxter Daughter   4   Linstead Magna
Elizabeth Baxter Daughter   2   Linstead Magna
Male Baxter Son   4 m   Linstead Magna

1861

Dwelling – Cratfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Edmund Philpot Head Wid 43 Ag Lab Cratfield
Eliza Philpot Daughter Unmar 17 Housekeeper Cratfield
Mary Ann Baxter Daughter   3   Cratfield
Francis Philpot Nephew Unmar 27 Ag Lab Cratfield

Death

Cratfield Congregational Chapel

Buried Name Comment
22 Apr 1854 Saml Baxter of Linstead Magna, died 18 Apr 1854

Esther Baxter (1819 – 1899)

Census

1841

Dwelling – Monks Hall, Syleham
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Esther Baxter 20 FS Y

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 28 Sep 1839 To single woman who have lived the longest time, without intermission and are still working with the same Master or Mistress and whose character is irreproachable – each 1£ 1s… Esther Baxter of Syleham, eight years servitude

Marriage

Esther married John Carter (1815 – 1878) the son of James and Sarah Carter, in 1841.

Robert Baxter (1820 – 1899)

Robert spent most of his life in Linstead Parva and towards the end of it in Spexhall.

Marriage

Robert married Maria Barber (1824 – 1892) the daughter of Joseph Barber and Lydia Booth.

Parish Church of Linstead Parva – 20th November, 1847
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Robert Baxter full age Bachelor Labourer Linstead Parva Thomas Baxter Labourer
Maria Barber full age Spinster   Linstead Parva Joseph Barber Labourer
In the presence of us: Thomas Baxter and Sarah Goodwin

Children

Robert and Maria had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1847   George Mother’s maiden name Barber Blything District
1848 03 Sep 1848 George Linstead Parva Labourer Parish Church of Linstead Parva
1851   Emmaetta/Emma Mother’s maiden name Barber Linstead Parva
1854 04 Aug 1854 Henry Linstead Parva Labourer Parish Church of Linstead Parva
1855   Stephen Mother’s maiden name Barber Linstead Parva
1861   Joseph William Mother’s maiden name Barber Linstead Parva
1864   Charlotte Adopted daughter Linstead Parva

Census

1851

Dwelling – Linstead Parva
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Baxter Head M 29 Labourer Linstead Parva
Maria Baxter Wife M 26   Eyke
George Baxter Son   2   Linstead Parva
Emma Baxter Daughter   2 m   Linstead Parva

1861

Dwelling – Linstead Parva
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Baxter Head M 39 Labourer Linstead Parva
Maria Baxter Wife M 34   Eyke
George Baxter Son   12 {Farm} Boy Linstead Parva
Emma Baxter Daughter   10   Linstead Parva
Stephen Baxter Son   6   Linstead Parva

1871

Dwelling – Linstead Parva
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Baxter Head M 50 Labourer Linstead Parva
Maria Baxter Wife M 46   Eyke
George Baxter Son Unmar 22   Linstead Parva
Emma Baxter Daughter Unmar 20   Linstead Parva
Joseph Baxter Son   9   Linstead Parva

1881

Dwelling – Spexhall
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Baxter Head M 60 Agriculture Labourer Linstead Parva
Maria Baxter Wife M 57   Linstead Parva
Stephen Baxter Son Unmar 24 Agriculture Labourer Linstead Parva
Charlotte Baxter Daughter Unmar 17 Domestic Servant Linstead Parva

1891

Dwelling – Halesworth Road, Wissett
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 42 Agricultural Labourer Linstead
Harriet Baxter Wife M 41   Rumburgh
Mary Baxter Mother Wid 67   Eyke
William Baxter Son   12   Rumburgh

Death

Wenhaston St Peter

Buried Name Comment
09 May 1889 Robert Baxter Of Wenhaston aged 67

Wissett St Andrew

Buried Name Comment
25 Jan 1892 Maria Baxter Of Wissett aged 68

William Baxter (1823 – 1844)

Death

Linstead Parva St Margaret

Buried Name Comment
30 Jul 1844 William Baxter Of Linstead Parva, aged 21

What happened to the children of Thomas Baxter and Caroline Cady?

Thomas Baxter (1848 – 1924)

Marriage

Thomas married Frances Caroline Stringer (1854 – 1925) daughter of William Stringer and Emma Ollington.

Parish Church of Diss – 11th 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
Thomas Baxter 25 Bachelor Flax Dresser Diss Thomas Baxter Labourer
Frances Caroline Stinger 20 Spinster   Diss William Stringer Labourer
In the presence of us: John Haystead and Mary Ann Stringer

Children

Thomas and Frances had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1873 Mary Ann Mother’s maiden name Stringer Diss
1876 Thomas Edward Mother’s maiden name Stringer Diss
1878 Ellen Mother’s maiden name Stringer Whittlesea
1882 Frederick Mother’s maiden name Stringer Ipswich
1885 William (Christopher) Mother’s maiden name Stringer Ipswich
1889 Charles Mother’s maiden name Stringer Ipswich
1890 Albert Charles Mother’s maiden name Stringer Ipswich

Census

1871

Dwelling – Railway Square, Barrow on Humber, Lincolnshire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Baxter Lodger Unmar 22 Flax Draper Ipswich

1881

Dwelling – Hope Court, Ipswich St Clement
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Baxter Head M 33 Labourer Linstead
France C Baxter Wife M 27   Diss
Mary Ann Baxter Daughter   7   Diss
Thomas Baxter Son   4   Diss
Ellen Baxter Daughter   2   Whittlesea

1891

Dwelling – 20 Star Lane, Ipswich St Mary at the Quay
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Baxter Head M 43 Labourer General Linstead
Caroline Baxter Wife M 27   Diss
Mary Ann Baxter Daughter S 17 Tailoress Diss
Thomas Baxter Son S 15 Labourer Diss
Ellen Baxter Daughter   12 Scholar Whittlesea
Frederick Baxter Son   9 Scholar Ipswich
William Baxter Son   6 Scholar Ipswich
Albert Baxter Son   6 mths   Ipswich

1901

Dwelling – 42 Bell Lane, Ipswich St Peter
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Baxter Head M 53 Machinist at Foundry Linstead
Caroline Baxter Wife M 48   Thetford
William Baxter Son   16 Labourer at Foundry Ipswich
Albert Baxter Son   10   Ipswich

1911

Dwelling – 42 Bell Lane, Ipswich St Peter
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Mr Thomas Baxter Head M 63 Driller (Foundry) Linstead
Frances Caroline Baxter Wife M 59 Household Duties Diss
Thomas E Baxter Son S 34 Wood Labourer Diss
Frederick Baxter Son S 28 Quay Labourer Ipswich
Albert Baxter Son S 20 Quay Labourer Ipswich

Death

Ipswich

Buried Name Comment
1924 Thomas Baxter Aged 75
1925 Frances C Baxter Aged 73

William Baxter (1849 – 1930)

Marriage

William married Elizabeth Priscilla Mallett (1849 – 1928) daughter of John Goymer Mallett and Harriet E Birch, on the 1st July, 1869, Ipswich.

Children

William and Elizabeth had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1869 28 Aug 1870 William Labourer, Back Hamlet Ipswich Holy Trinity
1872   Thomas Joseph Mother’s maiden name Mallett Ipswich
1875   Mary Ann Elizabeth Mother’s maiden name Mallett Ipswich
20 Jan 1878   Ellen Elizabeth Mother’s maiden name Mallett Ipswich
1883   Harriet Florence Mother’s maiden name Mallett Ipswich
1887   Frederick Charles Mother’s maiden name Mallett Ipswich

Census

1871

Dwelling – 41 Back Hamlet, Ipswich St Clement
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 23 Sailor Ipswich
Elizabeth Baxter Wife M 23   Ipswich
William Baxter Son   1   Ipswich

1881

Dwelling – Mt Pleasant, Ipswich St Clement
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 31 Labourer Ipswich
Elizabeth Baxter Wife M 32   Ipswich
William Baxter Son   12   Ipswich
Thomas Baxter Son   8   Ipswich
Mary A Baxter Daughter   6   Ipswich
Ellen Baxter Daughter   2   Ipswich

1891

Dwelling – 89 Cavendish Street, Ipswich St Clement
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 41 Timber Merchants Labourer Ipswich
Elizabeth Baxter Wife M 41   Ipswich
Thomas Baxter Son S 18 Boot Rivetter Ipswich
Mary A Baxter Daughter   15 Scholar Ipswich
Ellen Baxter Daughter   13 Scholar Ipswich
Florence Baxter Daughter   8 Scholar Ipswich
Fredk Baxter Son   4 Scholar Ipswich

1901

Dwelling – 89 Cavendish Street, Ipswich St Clement
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 52 Timber Labourer Ipswich
Elizabeth Baxter Wife M 52   Ipswich
Thomas Baxter Son S 29 Dock Worker Ipswich
Mary A Wright Daughter M 25 Corset Maker Ipswich
Ellen Baxter Daughter S 20 Corset Maker Ipswich
Florence Baxter Daughter   17   Ipswich
Frederick Baxter Son   14 Boot Machinist Ipswich
George A Wright Grandson   4   Ipswich

1911

Dwelling – 85 Fore Hamlet, Ipswich
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 61 Timber Carrier for Timber Merchant Ipswich
Elizabeth Baxter Wife M 61   Ipswich
Florence Baxter Daughter S 27 At Home Ipswich

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 05 Dec 1868 Drunkenness and Assaulting the Police. – William Baxter was charged with being drunk and riotous in Hog Lane, St. Clement’s, and with assaulting Policeman Henry Smith, about one o’clock on Sunday morning inst.
James Root was charged with being drunk and riotous and attempting to rescue Baxter from the custody of the police.
A young woman named Emma West was charged with being a riotous prostitute.
It seemed that Baxter was fighting with another man in Hog Lane, Fore Street, early on Sunday morning, and as he continued riotous Policeman Smith took him into custody. When proceeding along the street Root and West attempted to rescue Baxter, who was very violent, and assaulted Police-man Smith.
The Magistrate, after some deliberation, convicted Baxter of both offences, and ordered him to pay a fine of 1s and 9s costs in each case, in default, seven days imprisonment. West was committed to prison for seven days for the attempt to recuse. Root was fined 1s and 10s costs, in default seven days, for being drunk and riotous, and for attempting to rescue, 5s and 10s costs, in default seven days’ imprisonment.

Death

Ipswich

Died Name Comment
1928 Elizabeth Priscilla Baxter Aged 80
1930 William Baxter Aged 81

Alfred George Baxter (1851 – 1852)

Death

Ipswich Holy Trinity

Buried Name Comment
15 Apr 1852 Alfred George Baxter Of Ipswich Holy Trinity, Albion Place, aged 1 year 2 months

Mary Ann Baxter (1853 – 1892)

Marriage

Mary married Alfred Kidby (1847 – 1932) son of William Kidby and Rebecca Barber, in 1874, Ipswich.

What happened to the children of Ann(e) Baxter of Halesworth?

Thomas Baxter (1839 – 1895)

Thomas left Halesworth to work in London.

Marriage

Thomas married Mary Ann from Ireland (1829 – 1892)

Children

Thomas and Mary had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1861 George   Pancras

Census

1861

Dwelling -133 Crown Street, Bury St Edmund’s
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Baxter Lodger Unmar 21 Coach Smith H???

1871

Dwelling – Midford Place, Pancras
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Baxter Head M 30 Coach Smith Halesworth
Maryann Baxter Wife M 42 Laundress Ireland
George Baxter Son   10 Scholar Pancras

1881

Dwelling -30 Gresse Street, St Pancras, London, Middlesex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Baxter Head M 42 Vice Man to Coach Smith Suffolk

1891

Dwelling -11 Mortimes Market, St Pancras, London, Middlesex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Baxter Head M 52 Coach Vice Man Suffolk
Mary A Baxter Wife M 58   Ireland

Death

Pancras District

Buried Name Comment
1892 Mary Baxter Aged 58

Paddington District

Buried Name Comment
1895 Thomas Baxter Aged 55

William Baxter (1845 – 1907)

William lived with his mother up until her death in 1895.

Census

1901

Dwelling – 29 Quay Street, Halesworth
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles* Baxter Head S 56 Butcher (Journeyman) Halesworth

*Believe this to be William. Charles is living in the right street, in the right town, with the same marital status, age and occupation as I would anticipate for William.

Will Information

1907
Effects £166 10s
Baxter William of 29 Quay-Street Halesworth Suffolk died 4 March 1907 Administration – London 13 May to the Solicitor of H. M. Treasury.

Death

Blything District

Buried Name Comment
1907 William Baxter Aged 61

What happened to the children of John Baxter and Sarah Page of Cratfield?

Charles Baxter (1841 – ?)

Charles spent time in Marylebone, Bushey, Aldenham and Great Maplestead.

Marriage

Charles married Ellen Mary Smith (1844 – 1915) the daughter of James Smith and Emily Tink.

Parish Church of Linstead Magna – 11th November, 1863
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Charles Baxter Full age Bachelor Horse Driver Linstead Magna Jno Baxter Labourer
Emily Smith 20 Spinster Servant Wenhaston James Smith  
In the presence of us: Rufus Smith and Maria Baxter

Children

Charles and Ellen had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
  11 Dec 1864 Emily Daughter of Charles and Ellen Baxter Parish Church of Cratfield
04 Nov 1867 13 Jun 1869 Sarah Daughter of Charles and Ellen Mary Baxter, 23 Little Marylebone Street, Police Constable Parish Church of Marylebone St Mary’s
17 May 1869 13 Jun 1869 Edgar Charles Son of Charles and Ellen Mary Baxter, 23 Little Marylebone Street, Police Constable Parish Church of Marylebone St Mary’s
1871 01 Oct 1871 William Rufus Son of Charles & Ellen Mary Baxter Parish Church of Watford St Mary
1874 07 Jun 1874 Mary Daughter of Charles & Elleonora Baxter Parish Church of Aldenham

Census

1871

Dwelling – Paddock Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Baxter Head M 29 Police Constable Linstead Parva
Ellen Mary Baxter Wife M 26   Wenhaston
Edgar Baxter Son   1   Marylebone, Middlesex
William R Baxter Son   2 m   Bushey, Hertfordshire
Emily Baxter Daughter   6   Cratfield
Sarah Baxter Daughter   4   Marylebone, Middlesex

1881

Dwelling – Baxter, Aldenham, Hertfordshire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Baxter Head M 39 PC Metropolitan Police Linstead
Ellen M Baxter Wife M 26   Wenhaston
Edgar C Baxter Son   11 Scholar Marylebone, Middlesex
William R Baxter Son   10 Scholar Bushey, Hertfordshire
Mary Baxter Daughter   7 Scholar Aldenham, Hertfordshire

1891

Dwelling – Batters Green, Aldenham, Hertfordshire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Baxter Head M 49 Police Pensioner and Gardener Linstead Parva
Ellen Mary Baxter Wife M 46   Wenhaston

1901

Dwelling – Church Street, Gt Maplestead, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Baxter Head M 59 Police Pensioner Linstead
Ellen M Baxter Wife M 56   Wenhaston

1911

Dwelling – Church Street, Gt Maplestead, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Baxter Head M 69 Police Pensioner Linstead
Ellen Mary Baxter Wife M 66   Wenhaston

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Suffolk and Essex Free Press 17 Aug 1898 Ellen Mary Baxter, of Great Maplestead, was charged with riding a bicycle without a light at Great Maplestead at 11.39 on the night of the 11th August.
Defendant pleaded guilty.
Fined 1s. and 7s. costs.

Will Information

1915
Effects £245 14s 10d
Baxter Ellen Mary of Purley House Great Maplestead Essex (wife of Charles Baxter) died 25 September 1915 at Church Street Great Maplestead Probate London 23 December to the said Charles Baxter police pensioner.

Death

Halstead District

Died Name Comment
1915 Ellen M Baxter Aged 71

Maria Baxter (1843 – 1924)

Census

1861

Dwelling – By Low Road, Chediston
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Maria Baxter Serv Unmar 18 Dairy Maid Linstead Parva

Marriage

Maria married Joseph Warner (1837 – ?) the son of William Warner and Harriet Adams.

Parish Church of Linstead Magna – 8th March, 1865
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Jos John Warner 27 Bachelor Labourer Linstead Magna William Warner Labourer
Maria Baxter 22 Spinster   Linstead Magna John Baxter Labourer
In the presence of us: Epharim Lockwood and Charlotte Lockwood

William Baxter (1845 – 1909)

William has three cousins called William all born at around the same time, hopefully I have identified the correct William. This William never marries and settles in Loddon, which is close to Wortwell where brother Thomas spent some time. Like Thomas, William is a Miller.

Census

1871

Dwelling – Town Mill, Wangford
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Journeyman Unmar 26 Journeyman Miller Linstead Parva

1881

Dwelling – Street, Loddon, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Boarder Unmar 36 Miller Journeyman (c) Linstead Parva

1891

Dwelling – Bungay Road, Loddon, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Lodger S 46 Traction Engine Driver Linstead Parva

1901

Dwelling – Low Road, Forncett, St Mary, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Lodger S 49 Coal Carter N K

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
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.

*Edward Baxter (1843 – 1923) of Uggeshall, no relation of William

Death

Depwade

Died Name Comment
1909 William Baxter Aged 66

Elizabeth Baxter (1847 – 1929)

Marriage

Elizabeth married Henry Oakes (1845 – 1923) the son of Jonathan Oakes and Ann Thirkettle.

Parish Church of Linstead Magna – 9th November, 1867
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Henry Oakes 22 Bachelor Labourer Linstead Magna Jonathan Oakes Labourer
Elizabeth Baxter 20 Spinster   Linstead Magna John Baxter Labourer
In the presence of us: To faint to read.

Thomas Baxter (1852 – 1932)

Thomas spent time in Wortwell, Rochford and Stanbridge.

Marriage

Thomas married Emma Louisa Watts (1849 – 1928) daughter of Henry Watts and Mary Ann Truss, in 1879.

Children

Thomas and Emma had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1881 Ernest Thomas Mother’s maiden name Watts Rochford
1885 Mabel Constance Mother’s maiden name Watts Rochford

Census

1871

Dwelling – Bungay Road, Wortwell, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Baxter Lodger Unmar 18 Ag Lab Linstead

1881

Dwelling – East Street, Rochford, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Baxter Head M 28 Miller (Corn) Linstead Parva
Emma Baxter Wife M 31   Eastwood
Ernest T Baxter Son   3 m   Rochford

1891

Dwelling – 1 Mill Lane, Stambridge, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Baxter Head M 40 Stoneman Miller Linstead
Emma Baxter Wife M 42   Eastwood
Ernest Baxter Son   10 Scholar Rochford
Mabel C Baxter Daughter   5 Scholar Rochford

1901

Dwelling – 1 Mill Lane, Great Stambridge, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Baxter Head M 48 Miller Flour Linstead Parva
Emma Baxter Wife M 50   Eastwood
Mabel C Baxter Daughter   15   Rochford

1911

Dwelling – (Ivy House) 1 Mill Cottages, Great Stambridge, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Baxter Head M 58 Stationary Engineer Flour Mill Linstead Parva
Emma Louise Baxter Wife M 59   Eastwood
Ernest Thomas Baxter Son S 30 Teacher Rochford

Death

Rochford

Died Name Comment
1928 Emma L Baxter Aged 78
1932 Thomas Baxter Aged 79

Samuel Baxter (1855 – 1946)

Samuel spent time in Cratfield, Hoxne and Stuston.

Marriage

Samuel married Sarah Smith (1863 – 1943) daughter of James Smith and Sophia Knights in 1880.

Children

Samuel and Sarah had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1881 28 May 1882 John Son of Samuel and Sarah Baxter Parish Church of Cratfield
04 Feb 1883 01 Apr 1883 Annie Maria Daughter of Samuel and Sarah Baxter Parish Church of Cratfield
1885 29 Jan 1885 Samuel Henry Son of Samuel and Sarah Baxter Parish Church of Cratfield
1887 10 Jul 1887 Charles Frederick Son of Samuel and Sarah Baxter Parish Church of Cratfield
30 Jun 1892 18 Sep 1892 Chester James Hoxne Horseman Parish Church of Hoxne
17 Aug 1900   Ashley Herbert Mother’s maiden name Smith Stuston
14 Jul 1908   Winifred Margaret   Stuston

According to the 1911 census Samuel and Sarah had 8 children 2 of whom had died.

Census

1871

Dwelling – North Green, Cratfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Samuel Baxter Serv Unmar 16 General Servant Suffolk

1881

Dwelling – Cratfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Samuel Baxter Head M 24 Ag Labourer Linstead
Sarah Baxter Wife M 17   South Bank, York
Jonathan Knights Grandfather M 60 Labourer Wingfield
Sarah Knights Wife M 72   Dickleburgh, Norfolk

1891

Dwelling – Hickfield Green, Hoxne
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Samuel Baxter Head M 35 Horseman Linstead
Sarah Baxter Wife M 27   Cleveland
John Baxter Son   9 Scholar Cratfield
Annie M Baxter Daughter   8 Scholar Cratfield
Samuel H Baxter Son   6 Scholar Cratfield
Charles F Baxter Son   4 Scholar Cratfield

1901

Dwelling – Bury Road, Stuston
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Samuel Baxter Head M 45 Yardman Linstead
Sarah Baxter Wife M 37   Cleveland
Samuel Baxter Son   16 General Labourer Cratfield
Frederick Baxter Son   14   Cratfield
Chester Baxter Son   8   Hoxne
Ashley Baxter Son   7 m   Stuston
Jonathan Knights Boarder Wid 82 General Labourer on Farm Wingfield

1911

Dwelling – Bury Road, Stuston
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Samuel Baxter Head M 55 Yardman on Farm Linstead
Sarah Baxter Wife M 47   Cleveland
Chester Baxter Son S 18 Ploughman Hoxne
Ashley Baxter Son   10 School Stuston
Winifred Baxter Daughter   2   Stuston

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Diss Express 10 May 1918 War Casualties
Mr Samuel Baxter employed at the Place Farm, Stuston, has received information that his son, Lance-Corporal Chester Baxter, is now a prisoner of war in Germany. Lance-Corporal Baxter before joining, was from a boy in the employ of Mr. J. C. Pike, of Stuston.
Diss Express 07 May 1943 Deaths
Baxter – On May 4th at Bury Road Stuston, Sarah Baxter aged 79 years
Funeral Saturday, 2.30, at Stuston Church.

Death

Hartismere District

Died Name Comment
1943 Sarah Baxter Aged 79
1946 Samuel Baxter Aged 91

James Baxter (1857 – 1938)

James spent his adult life in Cratfield.

Marriage

James married Elizabeth Carter (1857 – 1890) daughter of Eliza Carter, in 1877. James’s second wife was Hannah Flatt (nee Mouser, 1846 – 1936) the daughter of John Mouser and Sarah Sadd. They married in 1908.

Children

James and Elizabeth had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1877   Kate Edith Mother’s maiden name Carter Cratfield
1879   Agnes Amelia Mother’s maiden name Carter Cratfield
1882 16 Nov 1890 Charles Son James and Elizabeth Baxter Cratfield
1885 16 Nov 1890 Walter James Son of James and Elizabeth Baxter Cratfield
16 Mar 1888 16 Nov 1890 Rosa Elizabeth Daughter of James and Elizabeth Baxter Cratfield

Census

1871

Dwelling – Bell Green, Cratfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Serv   13 Ag Servant Linstead

1881

Dwelling – Swan Green, Cratfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 23 Ag Labourer Linstead
Elizabeth Baxter Wife M 24   Fressingfield
Agnes Baxter Daughter   2   Cratfield

1891

Dwelling – Silverston Green, Cratfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head Wid 33 Agricultural Labourer Linstead Parva
Agnes Baxter Daughter   13   Cratfield
Rosa Baxter Daughter   3   Cratfield

1901

Dwelling – Cratfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head Wid 44 Agricultural Labourer Linstead Parva
Rosa Baxter Daughter   13   Cratfield

1911

Dwelling – Bell Green, Cratfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 54 Farm Labourer Linstead Parva
Hannah Baxter Wife M 65   Cratfield

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 12 Jul 1884 & 19 Jul 1884 Sell at Auction
At the Bell Inn Cratfield, Thursday July 31st at five for six, the real estate of the late Robert Girling.
…Lot 3. A cottage held by James Baxter, with garden of 14 Rods
The Ipswich Journal 29 Oct 1892 Petty Session Halesworth
James Balls, of Cratfield, innkeeper, was charged with having on the 18th ult. At Cratfield, kept open his licensed premises for the sale if intoxicating liquors during prohibited hours….
Robert Bryanton, Robert Warner, Richard Segsby, Henry Segsby, James Baxter, Henry Tacon, William Chandler, Charles Wright, Samuel Freeman, and William Segsby, labourers; Arthur Girling, carpenter; Henry Balls and James Balls, blacksmiths, all of Cratfield, were charged with being on the above premises on the same day during prohibited hours. – All pleaded guilty except Wright and W. Segsby, and each were fined 14s, including costs, or seven days. Six paid, and time was allowed to the others. – The charge against Wright and Segsby was dismissed.- Mr. Tuck defended, by whose advice the defendants pleaded guilty.
Framlingham Weekly News 07 Sep 1901 SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST CRATFIELD LABOURER
A Home Of Filth
At Halesworth Session on Thursday, before F. F. Badington Esq (chairman), and A. J. Smith, Esq., James Baxter, labourer, Cratfield, was charged with cruelty to his child. Rosa Baxter, aged 13, by neglecting her in such a manner as to prejudice the child’s health. Defendant, said Mr. Cowl, the prosecuting solicitor, was a widower, and the girl had been sleeping in the same bedroom as her father, under circumstances which were of a revolting character. The bedroom was in an almost indescribably filthy state, and was not fit for human habitation. Mr. Cowl explained that the girl was subject to fits, and under these circumstances it was very necessary the girl should have the best possible surroundings. The medical gentleman who had seen the girl at the request of the Society’s Inspector, was of the opinion that the conditions under which the girl was living were likely to contribute to a frequent recurrence of the fits. This girl when examined was in a verminous and filthy state. The defendant had been well able to support his child, but had preferred to spend his earnings, amounting to 13s a week, mostly in drink. Defendant always returned home in a state of intoxication, and his daughter suffered thereby. Inspector Crawley, in a detailed description of defendant’s home, which was in a horrible state of neglect, said it was apparent no attempts had been made to cleanse the place for months. Everywhere was filth and dirt, and the stench that was produced in consequence was unbearable, not only to anyone entering the house, but even to defendant’s next door neighbour, who had been compelled to make complaints. The defendant had no excuse to offer, and pleading guilty, was sentenced to a month’s hard labour.

Death

Cratfield Congregational Chapel

Buried Name Comment
29 Jul 1890 Elizabeth Baxter Of Cratfield aged 32

Blything District

Died Name Comment
1936 Hannah Baxter Aged 90

Blyth District

Died Name Comment
1938 James Baxter Aged 80

Henry Baxter (1861 – 1941)

Spent time in Cratfield and Linstead Magna. Henry had no children.

Marriage

Henry married Betsey Harper (1863 – 1928) daughter of Charles Harper and Celia Short, in 1883.

Children

Henry and Betsey adopted:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
30 Dec 1895 09 Feb 1896 Henry Charles Baxter Harper Son of Mary Harper Parish Church of Atherlington

Census

1891

Dwelling – Bell Green, Cratfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Henry Baxter Head M 29 Agricultural Labourer Linstead Parva
Betsey Baxter Wife M 27   Cratfield
Sarah Baxter Mother Wid 73   Linstead Parva
Charles Baxter Nephew   9 Scholar Cratfield
James Baxter Nephew   6   Cratfield

1901

Dwelling – Linstead Magna
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Henry Baxter Head M 39 Horseman on Farm Linstead Parva
Betsey Baxter Wife M 37   Cratfield
Henry Harper Adopted Son   5   Atherlington
Thomas Alexander Boarder   8 Barnardo Boys London
Henry Alexander Boarder   7 Barnardo Boys London

1911

Dwelling – Hill House, Heveningham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Henry Baxter Head M 49 Farm Labourer Linstead Parva
Betsey Baxter Wife M 47   Cratfield
Harper Baxter Adopted Son   15 Farm Labourer Atherlington

Death

Blything District

Died Name Comment
1928 Betsey Baxter Aged 64

Blyth District

Died Name Comment
1941 Henry Baxter Aged 79

What happened to the children of Samuel Baxter and Margaret Taylor of Linstead Magna?

Mary Baxter (1842 – 1932)

Census

1861

Dwelling – 126 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich St Helen
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Mary Baxter Servant Unmar 20 House Servant Woodbridge*

*I have found no Mary Baxter born in the Woodbridge area around 1842 so believe this to be an error by her employer.

Marriage

Mary married Henry Tarver (1842 – 1916) possibly the son of George Tarver and Elizabeth Pickering

Parish Church of Paddington All Saints – 8th November, 1868
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Henry Tarver full Bachelor Porter 15 South Wharf Road George Tarver (deceased) Farrier
Mary Baxter full Spinster   15 South Wharf Road Samuel Baxter (deceased) Land Steward
In the presence of us: Charles Baxter and Ellen Mary Baxter

William Baxter (1844 – 1928)

Marriage

William married Eliza Morris (1848 – 1919) the daughter of William Morris and Honour Curtis in 1871.

Children

William and Eliza had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1872 William Morris Mother’s maiden name Morris Cratfield
1874 Charles Mother’s maiden name Morris Cratfield
1876 George Mother’s maiden name Morris Badingham
1878 Samuel Mother’s maiden name Morris Badingham
1880 Ellen Mother’s maiden name Morris Badingham
02 Feb 1882 James Mother’s maiden name Morris Badingham
1884 Emma Mother’s maiden name Morris Badingham
1886 Eliza Honor Mother’s maiden name Morris Badingham
1888 Arthur Mother’s maiden name Morris Badingham

Census

1861

Dwelling – Street, Metfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Godbold Head M 65 Farmer and Brick maker 110 Acres employing 14 men and 1 boy Metfield
Elizabeth Godbold Wife M 66   Rumburgh
Sarah Darby Visitor M 66 Wherryman’s Wife Beccles
Alice Chase Visitor   6 Scholar Metfield
William Baxter Serv   14 Carter Cratfield

1871

Dwelling – Bell Green, Cratfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Henry Oaks Head M 26 Ag Lab Cratfield
Elizabeth Oaks* Wife M 24   Linstead
Jonathan Oaks Son   1   Cratfield
Robert Baxter Lodger Unmar 18 Ag Lab Linstead
William Baxter Lodger Unmar 26 Ag Lab Linstead

*Elizabeth Oaks (nee Baxter) would be Robert and William’s first cousin.

1881

Dwelling – Badingham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 36 Engine Driver (Ag Eng Driver Mach Attendant) Cratfield
Eliza Baxter Wife M 33   Cratfield
William Baxter Son   8 Scholar Cratfield
Charles Baxter Son   5 Scholar Cratfield
George Baxter Son   4 Scholar Badingham
Samuel Baxter Son   2   Badingham
Ellen Baxter Daughter   1   Badingham

1891

Dwelling – Bruisyard Road, Badingham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Wm Baxter Head M 45 Agricultural Worker Linstead
Eliza Baxter Wife M 43   Halesworth
Wm Baxter Son Unmar 18 Agricultural Worker Cratfield
Charles Baxter Son   16 Agricultural Worker Cratfield
Samuel Baxter Son   12 Agricultural Worker Badingham
Ellen Baxter Daughter   11 Scholar Badingham
James Baxter Son   9 Scholar Badingham
Emma Baxter Daughter   6 Scholar Badingham
Eliza H Baxter Daughter   4   Badingham
Arthur Baxter Son   2   Badingham

1901

Dwelling – Cupula Cottage, Badingham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 55 Engine Driver Cratfield
Eliza Baxter Wife M 52   Halesworth
Emma Baxter Daughter   16 Domestic Servant Badingham
Honor Baxter Daughter   14   Badingham

1911

Dwelling – Bruisyard Road, Badingham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 66 Portable Engine Driver (Thrashing Machine) Cratfield
Eliza Baxter Wife M 63   Halesworth
Arthur Baxter Son S 22 Horseman on Farm Badingham

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Framlingham Weekly News
The Ipswich Journal
07 Apr 1877
10 Apr 1877
A troublesome Guest – William Baxter of Badingham, labourer, was charged with having to quit the Badingham White Horse Inn when requested to do so 2nd April.
Defendant pleaded guilty and was fined 5s, and 8s costs, in default seven days hard labour. The money was paid.
Framlingham Weekly News 26 Aug 1893 SALES
The CUPOLA COTTAGE and triangle field containing 4 acres occupied by Mr. W Baxter and Mr. W Ablitt.

Death

Hartismere District

Buried Name Comment
1919 Eliza Baxter Aged 74
1928 William Baxter Aged 83

Emma Elizabeth Baxter (1847 – 1851)

Death

Cratfield Congregational Chapel

Buried Name Comment
12 Aug 1851 Emma Eliza Baxter Of Linstead Magna

Elizabeth Baxter (1849 – 1910)

Census

1861

Elizabeth’s sibings, known as C B aged 10 and R B aged 8 and E B aged 6, were at the Blything Union Workhouse, Bulcamp. Its not clear if Elizabeth was here or at almost 12 she was already working.

1871

Dwelling -16 Southampton Road, Kentish Town, St Pancras
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Elz Baxter serv Unmar 22 Domestic Suffolk

Marriage

Elizabeth married James Hill (1838 – 1881) the son of James Hill and Charlotte Smith.

Parish Church of St Pancras St Andrew, Haverstock Hill – 6th September, 1873
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 Hill 29 Bachelor Groom Chesham Bois James Hill Labourer
Elizabeth Baxter 24 Spinster   16 Southampton Road, Haverstock Hill Samuel Baxter Labourer
In the presence of us: Henry Tarver and Emma Susanna Hampstead

Charles Baxter (1850 – 1930)

Marriage

Charles married Kate Amelia Moore (1857 – 1943) the daughter of William and Jane Moore in 1882.

Census

1861

Dwelling -Blything Union Workhouse, Bulcamp
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
C B (male) Inmate   10 Scholar Cratfield

I believe C B to be Charles Baxter, he was in the workhouse along with R B aged 8 and E B aged 6

1871

Charles was in the army in 1871.

1881

Dwelling -14 Church Walk, Devize, St James, Wiltshire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Williams Head M 55 Gardener West Levington, Wiltshire
Ann Williams Wife M 57   Melksham, Wiltshire
Charles Baxter Lodger Unmar 30 Groom at Inn Halesworth

1891

Dwelling – Lady Down Cottage, Boldre, Southampton, Hampshire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Baxter Head M 49 Coachman Domestic Servant Linstead
Kate Baxter Wife M 34   Blandford, Dorset

1901

Dwelling – South Lodge, Ballamsley Cross, Southampton, Hampshire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Baxter Head M 50 Coachman Domestic Linstead
Kate Baxter Wife M 44   Blandford, Dorset

1911

Dwelling – Worth Lodge, Boldre Grange, Lymington, Hampshire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Baxter* Head M 60 Coachman Domestic Linstead
Kate Baxter Wife M 54   Blandford, Dorset

*Surname transcribed as Boxton

Military Details

Rank Regiment Unit Service Number
  Lances’s 16th 1919

Charles joined the army in 1869 and was released in 1880. Given address at release was 97 Exeter Street, Salisbury, possibly his brother Robert’s address.

Death

Lymington District

Buried Name Comment
1930 Charles Baxter Aged 81

New Forest District

Buried Name Comment
1943 Kate A Baxter Aged 88

Robert Baxter (1852 – 1924)

Marriage

Robert married twice his first wife was Jane Baker (1866 – 1901) the daughter of Henry Baker and Martha Norris, who he married in 1887, Salisbury. His second wife was Minnie Theresa Coward (1875 – 1941) the daughter of James Coward and Selina Hewlett, who he married in 1907.

Children

Robert and Jane had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1889 Robert Henry Mother’s maiden name Baker Salisbury
1891 Mary Jane Mother’s maiden name Baker Salisbury
1892 Charles William Mother’s maiden name Baker Salisbury
1894 Richard Mother’s maiden name Baker Salisbury
1896 Margaret Mother’s maiden name Baker Salisbury
1899 Samuel Mother’s maiden name Baker Salisbury
1901 Benjamin Mother’s maiden name Baker Salisbury

Robert and Minnie had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1908 William Robert Mother’s maiden name Coward Salisbury
1910 John Mother’s maiden name Coward Salisbury
1912 Thomas Mother’s maiden name Coward Salisbury
1914 Hubert Mother’s maiden name Coward Salisbury
1916 James Mother’s maiden name Coward Salisbury

Census

1861

Dwelling – Blything Union Workhouse, Bulcamp
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
R B (male) Inmate   8 Scholar Cratfield

I believe R B to be Robert Baxter, he was in the workhouse along with C B aged 10 and E B aged 6

1871

Dwelling – Bell Green, Cratfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Henry Oaks Head M 26 Ag Lab Cratfield
Elizabeth Oaks* Wife M 24   Linstead
Jonathan Oaks Son   1   Cratfield
Robert Baxter Lodger Unmar 18 Ag Lab Linstead
William Baxter Lodger Unmar 26 Ag Lab Linstead

*Elizabeth Oaks (nee Baxter) would be Robert and William’s first cousin.

1891

Dwelling – Volunteer Arms, Winchester Street, Salisbury
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Baxter Head M 38 Publican Linstead Magna
Jane Baxter Wife M 25   Wootton Basset, Wiltshire
Robert H Baxter Son   1   Salisbury
Alice M Davidson Boarder   3 m   Salisbury
Benjamin Burton Lodger Unmar 58 General Labourer Salisbury
William Ponn Lodger Wid 58 General Labourer Salisbury

1901

 

Dwelling – Waterloo Gardens, Milford, Salisbury
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert S Baxter Head M 48 Tailor Linstead Magna
Jane Baxter Wife M 35   Wootton Basset, Wiltshire
Robert H Baxter Son   11   Salisbury
Mary J Baxter Daughter   9   Salisbury
Charles W Baxter Son   8   Salisbury
Richard Baxter Son   6   Salisbury
Margaret Baxter Daughter   4   Salisbury
Samuel Baxter Son   1   Salisbury

1911

Dwelling -17 Polden Road, Waterloo Gardens, New Sarum, Salisbury
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Baxter Head M 58 Tailor Journeyman Linstead Magna
Minnie Theresa Baxter Wife M 35   Illinster, Somerset
Mary Jane Baxter Daughter S 19 Tailoress with Father Fisherton Salisbury
Richard Baxter Son   16 Cow Man Fisherton Salisbury
Samuel Baxter Son   11 School Fisherton Salisbury
Benjamin Baxter Son   9 School Waterloo Garden Salisbury
William Robert Baxter Son   2   Waterloo Garden Salisbury
John Baxter Son   7 months   Waterloo Garden Salisbury

Death

Salisbury

Died Name Comment
1901 Jane Baxter Of Salisbury Aged 35
1924 Robert Baxter Aged 71
1941 Minnie T Baxter Aged 65

Emma Baxter (1854 – 1927)

Census

1861

Dwelling – Blything Union Workhouse, Bulcamp
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
E B (female) Inmate   6 Scholar Cratfield

I believe E B could be Emma Baxter. E B was in the workhouse along with C B aged 10 and R B aged 8 1881

1871

Dwelling – Kentish Town, St Pancras, London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Emma Baxter Servant Unmar 16 Domestic Servant Suffolk

1881

Dwelling – Westcroft England’s Lane, Hampstead, London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Emma Baxter Servant Unmar 26 Domes Serv Linstead Magna

Marriage

Emma married Thomas Dale (1856-1938) in 1881, Hampstead.

What happened to the child of Edmund Philpot and Margaret Baxter of Cratfield?

Mary Ann Baxter (1857 – 1886)

Census

1871

Dwelling – North Green, Cratfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Mary Ann Baxter Serv   13 General Servant Cratfield

Marriage

Mary married Edward Harper (1856 – 1933) the son of Samuel Harper and Eliza Boast, in 1877.

What happened to the children of Robert Baxter and Maria Barber?

George Baxter (1847 – 1847)

Death

Blything District

Buried Name Comment
1847 George Baxter Aged 0

George Baxter (1848 – 1915)

Marriage

George married twice. His first wife was Harriet Warren (1850 – 1896) the daughter of George Warren and Elizabeth Sadler, who he married in 1878. His second wife was Elender Tooley (1841 – 1918) the daughter of George Childs and Lucy Sparrow, who he married in 1901. Elender’s first husband was Robert Tooley.

Children

George and Harriet had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
02 Apr 1879 04 May 1879 William George Spexhall Labourer Parish Church of Rumburgh
  11 Nov 1883 Hannah Wisset Labourer Parish Church of Wissett

Census

1881

Dwelling – Church Road, Spexhall
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 32 Agricultural Labourer Linstead
Harriet Baxter Wife M 30   Rumburgh
William Baxter Son   2   Rumburgh

1891

Dwelling – Halesworth Road, Wisset
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 42 Agricultural Labourer Linstead
Harriet Baxter Wife M 41   Rumburgh
Mary Baxter Mother Wid 67   Eyke
William Baxter Son   12   Rumburgh

1901

Dwelling – Whole House Inn, Laxfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 52 Inn Keeper Pub (own account) Linstead
Elender Baxter Wife M 54   Bury St Edmund
William G Baxter Son S 22 Ploughman on Farm Rumburgh

1911

Dwelling – White Horse, Parsonage Street, Halstead, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 63 Inn Keeper Linstead
Glenda Baxter Wife M 70   Bury St Edmund
William George Baxter Son S 33 Working on Farm Rumburgh
Charles William Trevatt Lodger S 24 Pianist Lambeth

Will Information

1918
Effects £114 4s 10d
Baxter Elenda of 18 Trinity Street Colchester widow died 16 February 1918 Probate Ipswich 9 May to Mary Gertrude Tracey (wife of Joseph Perkins Tracey).

Death

Laxfield All Saints

Buried Name Comment
20 Nov 1896 Harriet Baxter Of Laxfield aged 46

Colchester District

Buried Name Comment
1915 George Baxter Aged 66
1918 Elenda Baxter Aged 76

Emma Baxter (1851 – 1888)

Marriage

Emma married Samuel Stammers (1845 – 1917) the son of Samuel Stammers and Maria Sherman.

Parish Church of Linstead Magna – 5th December, 1873
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Samuel Stammers 27 Bachelor Labourer Linstead Parva   Deceased
Emma Baxter 22 Spinster   Linstead Parva Robert Baxter Labourer
In the presence of us: George Baxter and Harriet Warren

Henry Baxter (1854 – 1854)

Death

Blything District

Buried Name Comment
1854 Henry Baxter Nine months

Stephen Baxter (1855 – ?)

Census

1871

Dwelling – Linstead Magna
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Stephen Baxter* Servant   14 Farm Servant Linstead Parva

*Surname transcribed as Haster

1881 Back home with parents, after this I lose him.

Joseph William Baxter (1861 – 1934)

Marriage

Joseph married Mary Ann Ward (1861 – 1917) daughter of William Ward and Charity Warren, in 1889.

Children

Joseph and Mary had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
16 Mar 1890 14 Sep 1890 Ida Laura Joseph William & Mary Ann Baxter, Laxfield Publican Parish Church of Laxfield
1892 19 Feb 1893 Frederick William Joseph William & Mary Ann Baxter, Laxfield Royal Oak Parish Church of Laxfield
10 Jan 1895 31 Mar 1895 Winifred Marion Joseph William & Mary Ann Baxter, Laxfield Publican Parish Church of Laxfield
20 Apr 1898 11 Jun 1899 Daisy Louisa Joseph William & Mary Ann Baxter, Laxfield Publican Parish Church of Laxfield

Census

1881

Dwelling – Church Farm, Cratfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Turner Catling Head M 31 Farmer Honington
Ellen Catling Wife M 30   Ubbeston
Charles Catling Son   3   Wissett
Joseph Baxter Serv Unmar 19 Farm Sert (Indoors) Chediston
Ellen Flatt Serv Unmar 17 Farm Sert Dom Linstead

1891

Dwelling – Oak Inn, Laxfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Joseph Baxter Head M 30 Inn Keeper Linstead
Mary Ann Baxter Wife M 29   Wissett
Ida L Baxter Daughter   1   Laxfield
Kate Stearn Servant   13 General Servant Wilby

1901

Dwelling – Oak Inn, Laxfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Joseph Baker* Head M 39 Inn Keeper Linstead
Mary Ann Baker Wife M 38   Rumburgh
Ida Baker Daughter   11   Laxfield
Frederick Baker Son   9   Laxfield
Winifred Baker Daughter   6   Laxfield
Daisy Baker Daughter   2   Laxfield

*Surname spelt Baker by the enumerator when it should be Baxter.

1911

Dwelling – Oak Inn, Laxfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Joseph Baxter Head M 49 Inn Keeper & Pork Butcher Linstead
Mary Ann Baxter Wife M 48 Inn Keeper Rumburgh
Fred Baxter Son S 18 Wheelwright Laxfield
Winifred Mary Baxter Daughter   16 Domestic Help Laxfield
Daisy Louisa Baxter Daughter   12 School Laxfield

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Kelly’s Directory of Cambs, Norfolk & Suffolk 1892 Laxfield Commercial Baxter Joseph – Royal Oak Inn
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1912 Laxfield Commercial Baxter Joseph – Royal Oak Inn & Butcher

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 12 May 1883 Petty Session: Halesworth Thursday May 10th
Transfer of license – White Lion, Halesworth was transferred from Henry Palmer to Robert* Baxter.
The Ipswich Journal 31 May 1884 Petty Sessions: Saxmundham Thursday May 29th
Larceny
George Ernest Newman, Harry Peek, and William Beckett, all of Halesworth, were charged with having, on the 22nd inst., feloniously stolen half a pint of gin, half a pint of brandy, and five ounces of tobacco, the property of Robert Buxton(sic), of Halesworth, innkeeper. – Prisoners were all in the bar on the day named, at about three o’clock. At that time the bar door had been locked by Baxter, his wife being absent at the time. The prisoners left the bat and came into the kitchen and had some beer and left the house. Baxter shortly after found the bar door open, and noticed the handle off the cash drawer. On the wife’s return she missed the gin, brandy, and tobacco. Information was given to the police, and the prisoners were apprehended and tobacco found upon Newman and Beckett, and Peek went into the stable at the Angel, and afterwards tobacco was found in a manger therein, answering the description of that lost from Baxter’s house. They could give no account for the possession of it, and all were found guilty, and sentenced to a month’s imprisonment with hard labour.
The Ipswich Journal 07 Jun 1889 Laxfield
Opening tea – The advert of Mr R Baxter late of Halesworth, as landlord of the ancient hostelry known as the Royal Oak, was celebrated on Thursday by an opening tea. Amongst those present were – Messrs. R Stanford (who ably filled the chair), J. Canova and Kent (Halesworth), Southerdon and J. Long (Huntingfield), H. Davy, C. Smith, G. Read, T. Goram, R. Cook, T. Read, J Hunt, E. J. Cook, J. Read, Woods, Rumsby, A. Felgate, and H. Short.
Diss Express 06 Jul 1934 BADINGHAM
THE LATE MR. JOSEPH BAXTER
On Saturday, at the Parish Church, Badingham, the funeral took place of Mr. Joseph William Baxter, late of Laxfield. The service was conducted by the Rev. Lee. The chief mourners were: Mr Fred Baxter (son) Mrs Carder, Mrs Johnson, Miss Baxter (daughters), Mr. A. Johnson (son-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. H. Smith (brother-in-law and sister). Also present were: Mrs Jolly, Mrs. Bye, Mrs. Cook, Mr and Mrs Dewsbury and Mr. Finbow (Framlingham). Floral tributes were received from relatives and friends.

*Joseph seems to be using the name Robert.

Death

Hartismere District

Buried Name Comment
1917 Mary A Baxter Aged 54
1934 Joseph W Baxter Aged 72

What happened to the children of Samuel Baxter and Sarah Smith?

John Baxter (1881 – 1892)

Death

Hoxne St Peter & St Paul

Buried Name Comment
13 Oct 1892 John Baxter Of Hoxne, aged 11

Annie Maria Baxter (1883 – 1973)

Marriage

Annie married William Walter Crawford (1882 – 1969) the son of Frederick Crawford and Maria Nunn, in 1907.

Samuel Henry Baxter (1885 – 1958)

Marriage

Samuel married Gertrude Mary Hawes (1883 – 1960) the daughter of George Hawes and Mary Maria Jolly, in 1909.

Children

Samuel and Gertrude had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
05 May1909 17 Oct 1909 Lilian Edith Denmark Street, Diss, Insurance Agent Parish church of Diss
25 Jun 1913   Basil Kenneth Mother’s maiden name Hawes Thetford District
11 Oct 1915   Vincent Loraine Mother’s maiden name Hawes Chelmsford District

Census

1911

Dwelling – Magpie Green, Wrotham,
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Samuel Harry Baxter Head M 26 Stockman on Farm Cratfield
Gertrude Mary Baxter Wife M 27   Burgate
Lilian Edith Baxter Daughter   1   Diss
George Hawes Father-In-Law Wid 61 Labourer on Farm Palgrave

Death

Chelmsford District

Died Name Comment
1958 Samuel H Baxter Aged 73
1960 Gertrude M Baxter Aged 76

Charles Frederick Baxter (1887 – 1953)

Marriage

Charles married Margaret Annie Ford (1886 – 1937) the daughter of Thomas Ford and Alice Sophia Shadbol, in 1909.

Children

Charles and Margaret had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
01 Oct 1910 Ashley Frederick Mother’s maiden name Ford Westerham
04 Jul 1912 Sidney Charles Mother’s maiden name Ford Sevenoaks District
24 Nov 1919 Edna Mary Mother’s maiden name Ford Diss

Census

1911

Dwelling – The Green, Westerham, Kent
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Frederick Baxter Head M 24 Tailor (Maker) Cratfield
Margaret Annie Baxter Wife M 24   Brasted
Ashley Frederick Baxter Son   6 m   Westerham

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Diss Express 08 Oct 1909 STUSTON.
Wedding. -On Wednesday last a pretty wedding took place in the Pariah Church at Westerham, in Kent (the birthplace of General Wolfe), between Margaret Annie Ford and Charles Frederick Baxter, second son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Baxter, of Stuston. The bride, who was given away by her eldest brother, Mr. G. Ford, was dressed in cream alpaca, embroidered with silk, and carried a handsome shower bouquet. Miss Ivy Giles, as bridesmaid, was dressed in white muslin, and carried a pretty basket of flowers. Mr. Kay Ford acted as best man. The Rev. S. Le Mesurier officiated, and at the close of the service gave an address, in the course of which spoke of the good work carried on in the Sunday School and other directions by the bride and bridegroom. A reception was held at Mr. Mills’ restaurant, at which the Vicar was present. The happy couple received many handsome presents, and were given a hearty send off when they left for Stuston, where the honeymoon was spent.
Diss Express 10 Apr 1953 re CHARLES FREDERICK BAXTER
deceased
7 PARK ROAD, DISS
Owners of Articles left for Tailoring Repairs, are hereby notified that if such articles are not claimed and collected by Monday, 11th May, 1953, they shall be disposed of forthwith.
ASHLEY FREDERICK BAXTER.
7 Park Road,
Diss,
10th April, 1953.
Diss Express 10 Apr 1953 SONS and DAUGHTER of the late C. F. Baxter wish to thank all friends for kindness and floral tributes in their sad bereavement.

Death

Depwade District

Died Name Comment
1937 Margaret A Baxter Aged 51
1953 Charles F Baxter Aged 66

Chester James Baxter (1892 – 1959)

Education

Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
30 Jun 1892 26 Jan 1901 Palgrave Church of England Primary School Samuel Baxter Stuston 04 Feb 1906 Labourer Cert

Marriage

Chester married Kathleen Helen Pettitt Woolsey (1896 – 1989) the daughter of Harry Daniel Woolsey and Ellen Susan Hines, in 1920

Children

Chester and Kathleen had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
After 1916 Gordon A Mothers maiden name Woolsey Hartismere District

Military Details

Rank Regiment Unit Service Number
Private Machine Gun Corps 3rd Battalion 68487
Private Suffolk Regiment   18725

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Diss Express 30 Jul 1926 DEATHS
BAXTER – On July 19th, at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Gordon, beloved and only child of Kathleen and Chester, aged 5 years.
RETURN THANKS
Mr. & Mrs. CHESTER BAXTER wish to thank all kind friends for flowers and sympathy shown them in their sad bereavement.
Stuston.

Will Information

1959
Effects £2936 18s 11d
Baxter Chester James of 4 Bullens Close Westley Suffolk died 5 August 1959 Administration Ipswich 29 September to Kathleen Helen Pettitt Baxter widow.

Death

Stuston All Saints

Died Name Comment
05 Aug 1959 Chester J Baxter Aged 67
10 Jan 1989 Kathleen Helen P Baxter Aged 92 – Born 13 Oct 1896

Epitaph:

Stuston All Saints

Sacred to the Memory

of

CHESTER JAMES BAXTER

WHO FELL ASLEEP AUG 5 1959

AGED 67 YEARS

WAITING

ALSO HIS WIFE

KATHLEEN HELEN BAXTER

WHO FELL ASLEEP JAN 10 1989

AGED 92 YEARS

REUNITED

Ashley Herbert Baxter (1900 – 1985)

Education

Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
17 Aug 1900 01 May 1905 Palgrave Church of England Primary School Samuel Baxter Stuston 04 Apr 1913 Labourer Cert

Death

Wayland District

Died Name Comment
Mar 1985 Ashley Herbert Baxter Aged 84 – Born 17 Aug 1900

Winifred Margaret Baxter (1908 – 1938)

Education

Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
14 Jul 1908 16 Jun 1913 Palgrave Church of England Primary School Samuel Baxter Stuston 13 Sep 1920 Eye G School

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Diss Express 29 Dec 1938 On January 2nd the funeral took place of Miss Winifred Margaret Baxter. Miss Baxter aged 30 years who was a school teacher, had taught at the Palgrave and Yaxley schools.
Diss Express 06 Jan 1939 STUSTON
The LATE MISS W. M. BAXTER
The funeral of the late Miss Winifred Margaret Baxter, who passed away Thursday week, aged 30 years, took place at the Parish Church, on Monday.
Miss Baxter was a former pupil at Eye Grammar School. Later she became a school teacher and taught at Palgrave, Yaxle, Wattisfield and Thelnetham Schools. Miss Baxter showed keen interest in all parochial affairs and was well known and respected in the district, being a member of the Stuston Women’s Fellowship.
The Rector, the Rev. E. Crellin, conducted the service, the organist, Miss E. Pike accompanying the singing of the hymns “Rock of Ages” and “Brief Life, is her our portion” and the 23rd Psalm.
The family mourners were: Mrs. W Crawford (Sister). Mr. Samuel Baxter. Mr Frederick Baxter. Mr. Chester Baxter and Mr. Ashley Baxter (brothers), Mrs. Chester Baxter (sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. W. Brunning, Mrs. E. Crawford and Miss Ena Baxter (nephews and nieces), Mrs Morris and Miss E. Morris (cousins), Mrs. Bendall. Mrs. C. Golts, Mrs. R. J. Sparks. Mrs. W Morris, Mrs. S. Baxter the Misses Jean and Annie Caley and Mr. and Mrs. S. Smith. The parents. Mr. and Mrs. S. Baxter, were unable to attend.
Others present included Miss E. Dade. Mrs. G. Gibbs and Mrs. F. Brunning, Mr. A. Smith, Mrs. E. Crellin and Miss May Whatling: Mrs. H. Hawes. Mrs. A. Hawes. Mrs. E. Sheldrake. Mrs. F. Spalding, Mrs. J. Land. Mrs. E. Norman, Mr. and Mrs. R. Lake. Miss E. Garwood, Mrs. F. Power and Mrs. W. Lock. Miss D. Stammers. Mrs. Spink. Miss K. Catchpole. Mrs. E. Spalding. Mrs, J. Bland. Mrs. J. Dixon and Miss E. Dixon (Wortham), Miss E Haunton. Mrs. Mahon. Mrs. S. Thurlow. Mrs. H. Cupper (.Eye). D. Laurie. Mrs. A. E. Halter. Mr. E. W. Rayner. Mr. G. Hunt (Diss). Mrs. L. Brown. Mrs. A. J. Shipp and Miss G. Shipp (Diss). Mrs. G. Pymar. Miss E. Brown (Brome). Mr. S. Butler (representing Mrs. M. Butler). Mrs. Runacres and Miss A. Caley.
Floral tributes included those from : Mum. dad and Ashley; Chester and Kathie ; Annie and Will : Ella and Sid ; brother and sister from Chelmsford ; Elsie and Clifford: Fred and family; Sid and Ena; Blanche and Reggie; Sally Charlie and family; Edie, Alan and Peggy; Maisie, Bertha. Ernie and Bill : Hartismere Hospital ; members of the Stuston Women’s Fellowship and friends; Mr. and Mrs. A. Hawes and Grace : Mr. G. Hunt ; Mr. and Mrs. F. Power and family: Mrs. and Miss Spink: Eva Flatman: Mr. and Mrs. F. Spalding. Doris and Gladys; Mr. and Mrs. Rayner; Mr. and Mrs. Rackley; Mrs. Bendall ; Mr. an Mrs. Runacres (Palgrave); Mr. and Mrs. Scott ; Mrs. Land: Mrs. W. Cupper. Olive and Harry; Mr. and Mrs. D. Laurie; Mr. and Mrs. Laws and Albert; Mrs. Woolsey; and Mrs. Caley and family.
Funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. G. N. Rackham and Son. (Diss).

Death

Hartismere District

Died Name Comment
1938 Winifred Margaret Baxter Aged 30

What happened to the children of James Baxter and Elizabeth Carter?

Kate Edith Baxter (1877 – 1877)

Death

Blything District

Died Name Comment
1877 Kate Edith Baxter Aged 0

Agnes Amelia Baxter (1879 – 1963)

Census

1901

Dwelling – 52 {}emaker Road, St Paul Deptford, London
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Agnes Baxter Serv S 22 Housemaid Domestic Cratfield

Marriage

Agnes married Frederick Gower (1878 – 1949) the son of George Gower and Harriet Self.

Parish Church of Deptford St Luke’s – 24th December 1904
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Frederick Gower 26 Bachelor Labourer 84 Chilson Street, Rotherhithe George Gower Labourer
Agnes Amelia Baxter 26 Spinster   84 Chilson Street, Rotherhithe James Baxter Labourer
In the presence of us: Samuel William Mutines & Rosa Elizabeth Baxter

Charles Baxter (1882 – 1932)

Marriage

Charles married Ellen Harriet Gower (1882 – 1951) the daughter of George Gower and Harriet Self, in 1911.

Census

1901

Dwelling – Model Farm, Linstead Magna
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Baxter Serv S 19 Stockman on Farm Cratfield

1911

Dwelling – Green Farm Cottage, Cookley
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Baxter Head M 29 Horseman on Farm Cratfield
Ellen Harriet Baxter Wife M 29   Wilby

Will Information

1951
Effects £158 1s 1d
Baxter Ellen Harriet of Jolly Farm Campsea Ashe Suffolk widow died 12 July 1951 Probate Ipswich 28 August to Dorothy Baxter (wife of James Alfred Baxter) and the said James Alfred Baxter lorry tractor driver.

Death

Ipswich District

Died Name Comment
1932 Charles Baxter Aged 51

Deben District

Died Name Comment
1951 Ellen H Baxter Aged 69

Walter James Baxter (1885 – ?)

Marriage

James married Emma Elizabeth Peck (1886 – 1918) the daughter of Caroline Peck and the granddaughter of William and Sarah Peck, in 1908 .

Children

James and Emma had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
22 Apr 1908 Emma Elizabeth (Rosie) Mother’s maiden name Peck Heveningham
1909 Hilda May Mother’s maiden name Peck Heveningham
30 Jul 1914 Charles Henry Mother’s maiden name Peck Blything District
1916 James A Mother’s maiden name Peck Blything District

Census

1901

Dwelling – The Laurels, Cratfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Serv S 16 Stockman on Farm Cratfield

1911

Dwelling – Song Lane, Heveningham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 26 Horseman on Farm Cratfield
Emma Baxter Wife M 25   Bulcamp
Rosie Baxter Daughter   2   Heveningham
Hilda Baxter Daughter   1   Heveningham

Death

Blything District

Died Name Comment
1918 Emma E Baxter Aged 32

Rosa Elizabeth Baxter (1888 – 1971)

Census

1911

Dwelling – 80 Palace Road, Streatham Hill, Wandsworth
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Rose Baxter Servant S 23 Housemaid Cratfield

Marriage

Rosa married Sidney Ernest Mann (1881-?) son of John Mann and Harriet Williams.

Parish Church of Deptford St Luke’s – 23rd May, 1915
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Sidney Ernest Mann 34 Bachelor Coach Painter 15 Trundley’s Road John Mann (deceased) Emery Cloth Maker
Rosa Elizabeth Baxter 27 Spinster   99 Folkstone Road James Baxter Labourer
In the presence of us: Frederick Gower & Mary E Gower

What happened to the children of William Baxter and Eliza Morris?

William Morris Baxter (1872 – 1939)

Marriage

William married Lucy Whiting (1873 – 1961) the daughter of George Whiting and Martha Stannard, in 1895.

Children

William and Lucy had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1896 Arthur William Mother’s maiden name Whiting Rendham
1899 Frederick Charles Mother’s maiden name Whiting Rendham
09 Aug 1901 Elsie Ellen Mother’s maiden name Whiting Rendham
30 Apr 1903 Isaac George Mother’s maiden name Whiting Rendham
03 Sep 1906 James Mother’s maiden name Whiting Rendham
09 Jun 1911 Winifred Honor Mother’s maiden name Whiting Plomesgate District

Census

1901

Dwelling – The Meadow, Rendham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 28 Horseman on Farm Cratfield
Lucy Baxter Wife M 28   Badingham
Alice Whiting Step Daughter   9   Badingham
Arthur Baxter Son   4   Rendham
Frederick Baxter Son   2   Rendham

1911

Dwelling – Rendham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Morris Baxter Head M 38 Horseman on Farm Cratfield
Lucy Baxter Wife M 38   Badingham
Arthur William Baxter Son   14 Cowboy on Farm Rendham
Frederick Charles Baxter Son   12 School Rendham
Elsie Ellen Baxter Daughter   9 School Rendham
Isaac George Baxter Son   7 School Rendham
James Baxter Son   4 School Rendham

Will Information

1940
Effects £207 11s 3d
Baxter William Morris of Grove Cottage Rendham Suffolk died 16 December 1939 Administration Ipswich 8 March to Lucy Baxter widow.

Death

Rendham St Michael

Buried Name Comment
1939 William Morris Baxter Died 16th December 1939, aged 67
1961 Lucy Baxter Died 25th July 1961, aged 88

Charles Baxter (1874 – 1962)

Marriage

Charles married Sarah Elizabeth Buckle (1879 – 1960) daughter of Robert Buckle and Ellen Mary Burrows, in 1899.

Children

Charles and Sarah had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1900 Charles Robert Mother’s maiden name Buckle Farnham
08 Nov 1903 Honor Agnes Mother’s maiden name Buckle Walthamstow
24 Apr 1906 Ethel Ena Elizabeth Mother’s maiden name Buckle Walthamstow
27 Sep 1908 Walter George Mother’s maiden name Buckle Walthamstow

Census

1901

Dwelling – 77 Copper Mill Lane, Waltham Stow, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Baxter Head M 26 Brewers Drayman Cratfield
Sarah Baxter Wife M 21   Thorndon
Charles Baxter Son   1   Farnham

1911

Dwelling – Bruisyard
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Baxter Head M 36 Horseman on Farm Cratfield
Sarah E Baxter Wife M 32   Thurston
Agnes H Baxter Daughter   7   Walthamstow
Ethel E Baxter Daughter   4   Walthamstow
Walter G Baxter Son   2   Walthamstow

Death

Bruisyard St Peter

Buried Name Comment
1960 Sarah Elizabeth Baxter Died 21st September 1960, aged 82
1962 Charles Baxter Died 2nd December 1962, aged 88, husband of Sarah Elizabeth

George Baxter (1876 – 1919)

Marriage

George married Lucy Ellen Boast (1874 – 1945) the daughter of James Boast and Mary Goddard and stepdaughter of William Baldry.

Parish Church of Rendham – 5th February, 1902
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
George Baxter 25 Bachelor Carter Framlingham William Baxter Machinist
Lucy Ellen Boast 22 Spinster   Rendham James Boast Shoe Maker
In the presence of us: William Boast and Rose Baldry

Children

George and Lucy had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
22 Oct 1903 George William Mother’s maiden name Boast Peasenhall
1907 Arthur James Mother’s maiden name Boast Peasenhall
11 Dec 1909 Mary Rosie Mother’s maiden name Boast Peasenhall
19 Oct 1911 Dorothy Lucy Mother’s maiden name Boast Blything District

Census

1901

Dwelling – Upper Gate Farm, Rendham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head S 24 Horseman on Farm Badingham

1911

Dwelling – Bruisyard Road, Peasenhall
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 34 Horseman in Farm Badingham
Lucy Ellen Baxter Wife M 35   Rendham
George William Baxter Son   7   Peasenhall
Arthur James Baxter Son   4   Peasenhall
Mary Rose Baxter Daughter   1   Peasenhall

Death

Ipswich District

Buried Name Comment
1919 George Baxter Aged 42

Blyth District

Buried Name Comment
1945 Lucy E Baxter Aged 69

Samuel Baxter (1878 – 1955)

Marriage

Samuel married twice his first wife was Ann Elizabeth Pattison (1867 – 1902) in 1901, Easingwold district. His second wife was Lily Mahalah Shann (1884 – 1962) the daughter of Joseph Shann and Ann Verity, who he married in 1905.

Children

Samuel and Lily had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1906 Annie Eliza Mother’s maiden name Shann Adel
After 1916 Ida J Mother’s maiden name Shann Wharfedale
After 1916 Kathleen M Mother’s maiden name Shann Wharfedale

Census

1901

Dwelling – Overton Grange, Overton Entire, Yorkshire North Riding
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Samuel Baxter Head M 22 Farmer Badingham
Ann Elizabeth Baxter Wife M 33   Tadcaster, Yorkshire
Violet Muriel Pattison Dau of Wife   8   Walton, Yorkshire
kathleen Joy Pattison Dau of Wife   7   Walton, Yorkshire

1911

Dwelling – Bridge Farm, Church Lane, Adel, Yorkshire West Riding
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Samuel Baxter Head M 32 Farmer & Carting Agent Badingham
Lily Mahalah Baxter Wife M 27   Adel, Yorkshire
Annie Eliza Baxter Daughter   4   Adel, Yorkshire
Albert Shann Brother-In-Law S 23 Horseman for NO 1 Adel, Yorkshire
Alfred Midgley Servant S 20 Horseman for NO 1 Rufforth, Yorkshire

Will Information

1955
£1701 1s
Baxter Samuel of Manor Cottage Long Causeway Adel Leeds died 7 March 1955 at The General Infirmary Leeds Probate London 4 June to Lily Mahalah Baxter widow.

1962
Effects £2104 19s
Baxter Lily Mahalah of Manor Cottage Long Causeway Adel Leeds widow died 28 February 1962 at Lemonroyd 7 Long Lane Ackworth near Pontefract Yorkshire Probate London 9 April to Annie Eliza Huscroft married woman.

Death

Adel St John The Baptist

Buried Name Comment
1902 Ann Elizabeth Baxter Aged 34, wife of Samuel
1955 Samuel Baxter Aged 76, husband of Ann Elizabeth
1962 Lily Mahalah Baxter Aged 78

Ellen Baxter (1880 – 1903)

Ellen went to work in Norwich, where sadly she was murdered.

Census

1901

Dwelling – 101 Newmarket Road, Eaton, Norwich
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert J Read Head M 49 Miller Merchant Wrentham
Frances M Read Wife M 46   Thurlton
Mary M Read Daughter S 18   Beccles
Grace D Read Daughter S 17   Beccles
Robert J S Read Son S 15   Beccles
Margaret S Read Daughter   13   Beccles
Grantley Read Son   11   Beccles
Lewes H Read Son   9   Beccles
Ellen Baxter Serv S 21 Cook Domestic Badingham
Ethel M Payne Serv S 16 Housemaid Domestic Weston

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Numerous Papers 12 Feb 1903 Tragedy at Norwich
Murder and Suicide
At Norwich last night an ex-soldier named Jas. Cook of Saxmundham, after taking his sweetheart, Ellen Baxter, a cook, out for a walk, shot her twice in the back of her head with a revolver on reaching her employer’s garden, and afterwards shot himself himself. The shots were heard by the family, who found both lying dead on the garden path. The girl had given notice to leave her employment, and was to be married to Cook in April. Cook went through the South African war and was thrown from his horse, undergoing three operations. It is stated he had been discharged from his situation at Saxmundham on Monday.
Derby Telegraph 14 Feb 1903 NORWICH TRAGEDY
INQUEST AND VERDICT
The coroner’s jury at Norwich on Friday viewed the bodies of Ellen Baxter and James Everett Cook, victims of the terrible tragedy at Norwich on Wednesday evening. Evidence showed that the couple had been keeping company for a considerable time and were contemplating marriage. Cook had served in the war in South Africa, and whilst there met with a serious accident which necessitated certain operations. Since his return to England he had been living at Saxmundham, and paid weekend visits to Norwich. He went there last Saturday, left on Monday, and returned again on Wednesday. At that time there was a strangeness about his manner. The couple went out in the evening, and about ten o’clock reports of firearms were heard, and a little later the two were found lying dead in the garden of the girl’s employer. The evidence showed that the man had not been discharged from his place of employment. He suffered from alternate fits of excitement and depression. A verdict of "Wilful murder and suicide while temporally insane," was returned.
Driffield Times 21 Feb 1903 An inquiry has been held concerning the death of Ellen Baxter, a cook in a gentleman’s family, and James Everitt Cook, navvy and ex-soldier, living at Saxmundham, whose dead bodies were found on Wednesday night last week in the grounds of Baxter’s employer in Newmarket-Road, Norwich. Cook had visited his sweetheart and had gone for a walk with her. On returning at ten o’clock at night he shot her in the head from behind, and then put three bullets through his own head. There were no signs of a struggle and no evidence as to the motive, for the parties had been on the best of terms. It was stated that Cook had been sometimes strange in his manner since he returned from Africa, where he was in the Field Artillery. He had had enteric fever, and an accident that necessitated three operations. Over £10 were found in his pockets
21 Feb 1903 Norfolk Chronicle THE NEWMARKET-ROAD TRAGEDY.
INQUEST ON ELLEN BAXTER.
The inquest on the body of Ellen Baxter, 24, domestic servant, lately living at Rivington, Newmarket-road, Norwich, was held on Friday week at the Waterman public-house, King-street, by the City Coroner, Mr. R. W. Ladell.
Mr. Winch, Chief Constable, was present as representing the police.
William Robert Baxter, agricultural labourer, Rendham, Suffolk, deposed: I identify the body just viewed by the jury as that of my sister, Ellen Baxter. She was 23 years of age last birthday. For six years past she has been in the service of Mr. R. J. Read, Newmarket-road, Norwich and had enjoyed fairly good health. I knew she was engaged to James Everett Cooke, and had been so for four years, during which time they seemed to be very comfortable together. Cooke had seen service in South Africa, and went out some three years ago, returning in September last. I have never heard them speak of their approaching marriage, as I have only seen Cooke once since his return from South Africa.
Ethel Mary Payne, domestic servant, in the employ of Mr. Read, said that deceased, Ellen Baxter was in the same service. Deceased had the enjoyment of very good health and was always very steady person. Witness also knew that she was engaged James Everett Cooke. Deceased said to witness that she met Cooke at her brother’s wedding at Badingham Suffolk, four years ago. Witness remembered Baxter telling her that Cooke had to go out to South Africa with the regiment to which was attached.
The Coroner: When did go out?—He was out there two years and nine months, and came home last August.
Since his return home have you heard Ellen Baxter say anything about the probability of getting married?—Yes, sir. I only know she was to leave Mrs. Read in April and get married afterwards.
Was there any contemplation of their getting married some time since?—No, sir. I thought she was going to leave and get married directly he came home.
But it was postponed?—Yes.
Have you heard Baxter say why it was postponed?— She said she would not get married until he obtained constant work and got settled.
Was there anything said about the condition of his health? –She told me that while he was out in South Africa his hair all came off.
Did he meet with an accident?—He went into hospital while he was out there, suffering from an accident he received.
Since his return home has he made frequent visits to the deceased at Mr. Read’s house?—Yes.
Have you seen them together?—Yes.
Where did he stay during his visit?—At Mrs. Hipper’s, Melrose-road. I have seen him four times since his return. He and Baxter always seemed to be on very friendly terms.
On last Wednesday, about half-past 6 in the evening, you heard some knocking at the back door?—Yet, sir.
Did you go to the door?—No, sir; the other girl went, Ellen Baxter.
Did you know at that time who it was knocking at the back door?—No, sir; I did not.
What did Ellen Baxter do?— She closed the middle door after her when she went out, and after few minutes I heard some laughing, and thought it was Cooke.
Did you go to the door?—I opened the middle door and saw Cooke standing just below the bottom step.
Did you say anything to him? – I said, “Good evening, Mr. Cooke, what are you here for?” This was an unusual visit.
Did he make any reply to the observation you made?—No, sir.
He did not enter into conversation with you, at all?—No, not like always did.
He did not shake hands with you?—No, sir.
Did you notice anything unusual or peculiar his manner?—Only that I noticed his face was very red, and appeared excited.
After you had seen Cooke what next took place?—They went outside in conversation with each other for a quarter of hour or 20 minutes.
When Ellen Baxter came back after this interview with Cooke, did you notice anything peculiar or strange about her?—No, sir, not all.
Did she appear excited?—No, sir, no more than usual. She seemed happy about it.
She was always of a bright, cheerful temperament?—Yes, sir.
Did you say anything to Baxter when she came in?—Yes, sir; I asked where her sweetheart was. What did she say?–She said out the road waiting until she went out.
Did you make any remark to Baxter as to Cooke paying this unusual visit?—l said,” Whatever is he here for to-night?” She said, “It’s all up now.”
Did she give any reason?—I thought he had left the railroad, and was not going back again.
You did not think it was a break up of the engagement?—No, sir; I did not think that.
After this, the deceased Ellen Baxter and Cooke went out for the evening?—Yes, sir.
Mrs. Anne Elisabeth Hipper deposed: I live on Melrose-road, and have known the deceased man Cooke since last September. He used to stay with me from the Saturday night till Monday wonting. I knew that was engaged to the girl. He has paid four visits altogether, and the last time was on Saturday. He stayed till Monday morning, when left about 11.30.
Did say anything unusual?—He said, “Good-bye, for the last time,” and I replied “Yes, before marriage.” He said, “Yes.” I told him that I would be very pleased to see them at any time.
Had you known Baxter for some time?—Yes, she always seemed to be a very nice person.
It did not occur to you that “the last time ” meant other than a reference to the marriage?—l took it to be the last time before marriage, and not in any other way.
A Juryman: Did he seem excited when he left on Monday?–He seemed rather quieter than usual.
Was he in a depressed state?—No, but he did not talk so much, as he had done before. I, however, had no particular conversation with him.
William Mack Fisher, tin worker, 37, Marlborough-road, said that shortly after 10 o’clock on Wednesday night he was on Newmarket-road near Mile End-road. He was cycling in company with Mr. Rich.
How far would Mile End-road be from “Rivington”?—About 100 yards.
You were riding with Mr. Rich. Did you dismount or come to the halt?—Yes, sir, Rich’s light was going out and I said: “You had better put it right before we get into the city.” We both dismounted and while were adjusting the light we heard report. Then we heard a second shot. Then there seemed a lapse of about 5 or 10 seconds, and then we heard a third.
Hearing this unusual noise, what did you do?—I said to friend ” There is another fir,” I thought it was report of fire in the city.
Did you hear more than three?—There were four altogether, but I noticed the third partly on account of the lapse of time.
What did you do?—l said to him perhaps it is one of the 2nd Norfolks home, and they are holding festivities. We rode on, and I looked over the hedge and saw a flicker of light at “Rivington.” I said “Perhaps it here. Let’s get off and have a look.” We looked through the gate, still looking upwards. All at once I cast my eyes down, and saw a woman lying here (indicating a spot on the plan). I noticed a straw hat. I said, “There is a woman here” There were three more young fallows, who had just come walking up. I said, “Let’s go inside and see what is up.” We stepped inside, until we were within three feet of woman. I saw a man lying a few feet further, almost in line. His stick and hat were also lying there. I made the remark “There is some deadly work done here. The best thing to do is fetch the police. If you stand close by, I will ride as hard as I can to fetch the first policeman can. I met Sergt. Varley against the Hospital, with three constables. I said, “You are wanted up Newmarket-road. We have heard three or four shots fired, and we have found a man and woman lying close to the trees.” Sergt Varley than took my name and address, and asked me to go the police-station to tell them what I had told him, and to ask them to forward an ambulance.
Robert J. S. Read, jun., was next sworn, and stated that Wednesday evening, he, in company with some friends, was in the house and shortly after 10 o’clock, they heard the report of a firearm. Witness heard one report, and then a pause, and then another. That made three shots altogether.
What did you do in consequence of these reports?—After the first report, we thought it was a squib. At the third report I said, “Come on, you chaps, let’s go out and see,” and we went out.
You went down towards the entrances gates; What did you see?—When we got to the bend in the drive, I saw two bodies lying pretty well as shown on this plan.
How were the bodies lying?— Wholly on the grovel path when I saw them.
Did yon see anyone else about? Yes I someone at the gate with a bicycle lamp.
What were the position of the bodies?—Baxter was lying on her back, and the man was his face with his knees bent.
As far as you could see they were both dead?— They were motionless and apparently dead. I returned to the house and then telephoned to the police-station. Sergt. Varley came shortly after, and Dr. Mills subsequently.
Sergt. Varley, of Norwich Constabulary, said: At 10.10 last Wednesday night I was informed that man and woman wen lying; shot dead, in a drive at the end of the trees on Newmarket-road, which I afterwards found to be “Rivington.” I went to spot indicated, and found the bodies of man and woman lying on the drive, and both dead. The body of the: woman was 15 yards from the entrance gate, and that the man 16 feet further off, on the other side of the woman. The woman was on her back and the man on his face. The bodies were removed to the mortuary on the police ambulance. While I was there the body of the woman was identified as that of a servant in Mr. Read’s employment. I found the revolver produced lying close to the man’s left hand. I examined it, and found that it contained four discharged cartridges and two loaded cartridges in the chambers. From the appearance of one of the loaded cartridges I think it must have missed fire, as the cap was slightly scratched as if it had been hit by the hammer.
Is it of any particular make?—lt is an army service revolver but does not bear the Government stamp, which is broad arrow with “W.D ” underneath.
Did you find anything else?—ln the right-hand pocket of Cooke’s overcoat I found 43 loaded cartridges (produced), and these bear no Government stamp. All the cartridges will fit the revolver. I found a walking-stick bearing the name “J. E. Cooke” lying close by the body of the man. On searching the body I found a bag purse containing £10 in gold, and there were 10s. 4jd. silver and bronze money in the trousers’ pockets. I also found a silver witch and two chains, and in the inside jacket pocket was a letter (produced) addressed “Mr. James Cooke, care of Mrs. Self, Church-lane, St Matthew’s, Ipswich.”
The Coroner said the letter was not dated, but the envelope bore the date, “22 Jan., 03,” end it was supposed to be written to “My own darling Jim, from your ever loving sweetheart, Nellie.’
Sergt. Varley said that Inspector Cooper and he had examined the letter, but found nothing in it bearing on the motive for this crime.
What did you find on the body of the woman?– Two pocket handkerchiefs, a silver brooch, and a pair of gloves. There was gold ring on the third finger the left hand.
The Chief Constable said that bundle of letters was found in the girl’s room, but they had no bearing on the case.
The Coroner, in summing up, said he thought the jury would gather from the evidence that had been adduced that no one else was concerned in relation to the death of that woman, but the deceased man Cooke. There did not seem any evidence of any quarrel between them, nor was there any sign of a scuffle. He thought the only verdict they could give in such case that was one wilful murder against James Cooke.
The jury promptly returned verdict “Wilful murder” against James Cooke.
Framlingham Weekly News 21 Feb 1903 THE LATE ELLEN BAXTER OF BADINGHAM
Scene At The Funeral Of The Murdered Girl
It would not be possible to realise a sadder or more touching scene than, that which was witnessed in the village of Badingham, near Framlingham, on Sunday afternoon last, when the body of Ellen Baxter, the victim of the first of the two recent Norwich murders, was interred in the Churchyard. The remains had been conveyed from Norwich to the home of the deceased girl’s parents at Badingham on the previous day.
The route from the humble village home so ruthlessly plunged into grief to the church – a distance of nearly two miles – was lined on either side with sorrowing parishioners: those who had known the parents as respectable and hardworking people and had lived amongst them and their children all their lives, and those of later years who, with Ellen Baxter and her brothers and sisters, had worked and played side by side in the village school.
An ordinary two-wheeled vehicle, in accordance with a primitive custom still in vogue in many villages, served the purpose of a bier; the grief stricken parents and seven brothers and sisters of the deceased girl followed immediately behind in similar conveyances, those lining the route closing up in the rear as the cortege proceeded.
The coffin was met at the church gates by the Rector, Rev. Foster S Barry, who conducted the service. The scene at the graveside was pathetic in the extreme, the relatives of the poor girl sobbing piteously, while many of the assembled throng were also moved to tears.
Amongst the wreaths was one sent by Mr. and Mrs Robt. J. Read, of Norwich, in whose service Ellen Baxter had been engaged upwards of five years.

James Baxter (1882 – 1950)

James, Christiana and Frederick emigrated to the USA on 26 September 1912, the family was denied a berth on the Titanic and sailed on the Celtic. The family settled in Seneca, Kansas.

Marriage

James married Christiana Mouser (1887 – 1981) the daughter of Herbert Charles Mouser and Ellen Ruse, 2nd February, 1909, Badingham.

Children

James and Christiana had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1911 Frederick James Mother’s maiden name Mouser Peasenhall

Census

1901

Dwelling – Manor Farm, Peasenhall
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Boarder S 19 Horseman on Farm Baddingham

1911

Dwelling – Bruisyard Road, Peasenhall
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 29 Horseman on Farm Baddingham
Christiana Baxter Wife M 23   Cratfield
Frederick J Baxter Son   3 weeks   Peasenhall
Herbert C Mouser Father-In-Law   57 Farm Labourer Cratfield

1920

Dwelling – Nemaha, Kansas
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 37   England
Christenna Baxter Wife M 32   England
Fredrick J Baxter Son   8   England

Book

Book Date Comment
Nemaha County Kansas Naturalization Records Book 1   Page 81. James Baxter, farmer, aged 31, of Goff Kansas, was born on 2 Feb 1882 in Suffolk, England. James Baxter, immigrated from Liverpool aboard the Celtic. His foreign place of residence was Peasenhall, England. He arrived at the port of New York on the 8 Oct 1912. James Baxter filed a declaration of intention to be come a citizen of the United States of America on the 1 Dec 1913 with the district court of Nemaha County, Kansas.

Death

Fairview Cemetery, Goff, Nemaha, Kansas

Died Name Comment
05 Feb 1950 James Baxter Lot 409, 2 Feb 1882 – 5 Feb 1950, born Baddington Suffolk, died in Goff, Nemaha, Kansas.
14 Sep 1981 Christianna Mouser Baxter Lot 409, 23 Aug 1887 – 14 Feb 1981, born Cratfield Suffolk, died Onaga, Pottawatomie, Kansas.

Emma Baxter (1884 – 1958)

Marriage

Emma married John Henry Drury (1883 – 1962) son of James Drury and Sarah Selina Rowlinson, in 1904.

Eliza Honor Baxter (1886 – 1947)

Census

1911

Dwelling – 1 Queens Road, Beckenham, Kent
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Eliza Honor Baxter Servant S 24 General Servant Baddingham

Marriage

Eliza Honor married Harry James Hammond (1882 – 1963) the son of Robert Hammond and Mary Ann Woods, by licence on the 18th February, 1919, at Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.

Arthur Baxter (1888 – 1917)

Marriage

Arthur married Lilian Alice Brown (1891 – ?) daughter of Robert Brown and Catherine Emily Barber, in 1912.

Children

Arthur and Lilian had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1912 Arthur Mother’s maiden name Brown Hartismere District
1913 Rhoda Eliza Mother’s maiden name Brown Hartismere District

Death

Hartismere District

Buried Name Comment
1917 Arthur Baxter Aged 27

What happened to the children of George Baxter and Harriet Warren?

William George Baxter (1879 – ?)

Education

Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
02 Apr 1879 12 May 1885 Wissett Board Council School George   11 Oct 1886  
  09 Apr 1888 Wissett Board Council School George      

Marriage

William married Elsie Florence Lobley (1892 – 1961) daughter of William Lobley and Emma Elizabeth Skinsley, in 1916.

Children

William and Elsie had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
After 1916 Dorothy E Mother’s maiden name Lobley Orsett District

Will Information

1961
Effects £2514 16s 6d
Baxter Elsie Florence of 18 Norrys Road East Barnet Hertfordshire (wife of William George Baxter) died 19 March 1961 at Mount Vernon Hospital Northwood Middlesex Administration (with will) London 17 August to the said William George Baxter retired fuel inspector.

Death

Harrow District

Died Name Comment
1961 Elsie F Baxter Aged 68

Hannah Baxter (1883 – 1885)

Death

Wissett St Andrew

Buried Name Comment
13 Mar 1885 Anna* Baxter Of Wissett aged 1

* Believe this to be Hannah