Baxters of North Cove

Village sign North Cove
Village sign North Cove

Early Baxters

It is said that many Baxters in this region of Suffolk can trace their ancestors back to one Nicholas Baxter, yeoman, who is buried in the church yard of St Botolph’s church. Nicholas is believed to be the son of the Rev Samuel Baxter and the grandson of the Rev Nathaniel Baxter, who in turn is descended from the Rev Anthony Baxter rector of North Cove from 1593 to 1611.

Rev Anthony Baxter

Education

According to local belief the Rev Anthony Baxter received a BA from St. Andrews University. Having examined the ‘Early Records of the University of St Andrew: The Graduation Roll 1413-1579 and the Matric Roll 1473-1579. Transcribed and edited by J.M. Anderson, I found the following record:
"1573
Viceimus tertius Rectoratus Magistri Joannis Duglasii,
Praepositi Novi Collegii Mariani, 1572
Nomina Incorporatorum hoe anno in Mariano Collegio
Matriculation Roll
Dominus Andreas Baxter"
The above states that Andrew Baxter received his matric in 1573. This does not mean that Anthony Baxter did not attend St Andrews University, but I cannot find him graduation between 1413-1579.

Employment

Rev Anthony Baxter was not the first Baxter rector in the area, that honour goes to Hugh Baxter who was rector of Gisleham from 1409 to 1435. Gisleham is a small village 4 miles east of North Cove. Unfortunately, the registers of St Botolph’s dates from 1696, the church was for a long time joined to that of Willingham St Mary and it is believed the original registers were lost when St Mary’s fell into disrepair in the 1600s. So it is unclear whether North Cove was the first, last or one of several benefices the Rev Anthony Baxter could have been employed at.

Villages to the east and west of North Cove would suggest that there were Baxter families present at the time that Anthony was rector.

One mile west is of North Cove is the village of Worlingham.
According to Boyd’s marriage index:

Henry Baxter married Frances Gay 1591
John Baxter married Margaret Gay 1597

From the parish registers come the following baptisms:

Baptized Child and Parent/s Names
22 Jun 1544 Thomas Baxtyr son of John
31 Dec 1561 Henry Baxter son of John
25 Jan 1578 Elizabeth daughter of Henry & Alice Baxter
04 Dec 1580 Anne daughter of Henry & Alice Baxter
25 Mar 1582 George son of Henry & Alice Baxter
12 Jan 1583 Richard son of Henry & Alice Baxter
27 Feb 1585 Alice daughter of Henry & Alice Baxter
25 Feb 1587 Thomas son of Henry & Alice Baxter
22 Mar 1589 Edward son of Henry & Alice Baxter
16 Oct 1597 Anne daughter of John & Margaret
04 Mar 1598 Franucis son of John & Margaret

One mile and half east of North Cove is the village of Mutford. From the parish registers come the following baptisms:

Baptized Child and Parent/s Names
09 Feb 1606 Joseph son of Gyles & Agnes Baxter
31 Mar 1611 Margaret daughter of Giles & Anne Baxter
02 Jan 1612 Anne daughter of Giles & Anne Baxter
06 Feb 1616 Dina daughter of Giles & Anne Baxter

Tantalizing whatever happened to these Baxter families of Worlingham and Mutford are unclear. The parish registers continue, but without reference to these families.

Rev Nathaniel Baxter (c. 1632 – 1697)

According to the records of Cambridge University Nathaniel was born in Astle, Chelford, Cheshire (c. 1632-1697). I’ve been unable to locate a christening for this man in Astle or Chelford, but my research has shown Baxter families of yeoman stock living in Astle and the surrounding area. There was a Nathaniel Baxter baptized 24 June 1632, Alderley,Cheshire, the son of William Baxter and Ellen Stanley, this could be him, but further proof would be required.

Education

Nathaniel was schooled in Manchester and entered Jesus college Cambridge in 1653. He received the following qualifications:
Matric 1653
Scholar 1655
BA 1656
MA 1660

Employment

Having graduated from University in 1660 Nathaniel’s first job was vicar of St Michael-On-Wyre, Lancashire. 1660 also saw the restoration of Charles II and the religious beliefs of Charles and the monarchs that followed him were to affect Nathaniel’s working life. Charles’s return saw the reestablishment of the Church of England and the restoration of the old Prayer Book services. Legislation was quickly passed in the Corporation Act (1661); the Act of Uniformity (1662); Conventicle Act (1664) and the Five Mile Act (1665). The aim was to exclude non-conformists from any power in central or local government and to fine those who did not attend a church of England service. Nathaniel was among 1,760 ministers ejected from their posts as dissenters. He was ejected from St Michael-On-Wrye in 1662.

Nathaniel headed east to Yorkshire where he became the Chaplain to Sir William Middleton of Adwick Hall, Rotherham. The Rev Nathaniel (or Nathaniel) is mentioned in conjunction with the Rev Richard Taylor, the pair were said to have assisted the Rev Robert Durant in his pastoral work. Durant came to prominence in 1666 as the non-conformist pastor for the Sheffield area after the death of the Rev James Fisher.

Nathaniel later (c.1668) became the chaplain to Edward Pegge Esq (1622-1679) of Beauchief, Derbyshire. He was paid £16 p.a. to preach at Beauchief Abbey, which he did so for seventeen years until the death of Edward Pegge. Edward’s son Strelley Pegge dispensed with Nathaniel’s services for the fear of the sever penalties and fined dealt out to non-conformists under the reign of James II (1685-1688). James II was even more conservative in his religious out look than his brother Charles II. There was real anxiety in the country that James would convert to Catholicism and there would be the return of burning heretic as in the reign of Mary I (1553-1558). In 1687 James passed a declaration of Indulgence, an act of tolerance to dissenters. Strelley Pegge offered Nathaniel £30 p.a. to return to preach at the Abbey, an offer Nathaniel rejected preferring instead to preach where he could in Derbyshire and the South of Yorkshire area, earning in the region of £4 a month.

Marriage

Nathaniel married Rebecca Hirst (baptise 19 Sep 1647) of Dalton parva, the daughter of Nathaniel Hurst and Rebecca Revell. From the parish records of Wickersley:
"Nathaniel Backter, clerk of Beauchiffe Abby and Rebecca Hirst of Daulton parva were marryed by a licence May the 19 1669"

Children

Nathaniel and Rebecca had the following children:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
  02 Jul 1670 Samuel Of Nathaniel Baxter, Clerk Parish Church of Rotherham, Yorks
  22 Feb 1672 Rebecca Of Nathanielis Baxter, cler’ Sheffield St Peter, Yorkshire
  28 Dec 1673 Nathaniel Of Nathanielis Baxter, cleric Sheffield St Peter, Yorkshire
  01 Apr 1676 Thomas Of Nathaniel & Rebecca Baxter Parish Church of Norton, Derbyshire
  08 Mar 1678 Maria Of Nathaniel & Rebecca Baxter Parish Church of Norton, Derbyshire
15 Sep 1680 07 Oct 1680 John Of Nath. Baxter, cler’ Sheffield St Peter, Yorkshire
12 Jul 1683 22 Jul 1683 Hannah Of Nath. Baxter, cler’ Sheffield St Peter, Yorkshire
  01 Jul 1686 Benjamin Of Nathaniel Baxter, cler’ Sheffield St Peter, Yorkshire

*The Parish Church of Sheffield St Peter is now the Cathedral

Death

Also from the parish register of Sheffield St Peter’s was the burial of
"Nathaniel Baxter gent. of Attercliffe, 15 September 1697"
No age given, however Cambridge University suggests the age of 65. However I did find the following entry.
"Mr Matthew Baxter of Attercliffe a N.C. Minr dyed Sept 12 1697 aged 60"

With the dates so close I wonder if they could be one in the same person.

Rev Samuel Baxter (1670 – 1740)

Employment

Samuel’s name first appears in the book, "The History of Congregationalism." By T.J. Hoskens. Hoskens names him as the eldest son of Rev Nathaniel Baxter. Samuel was a minister first at Framlingham, before moving to Lowestoft in 1698 to preach at the Congregational chapel. Depending on who you believe Samuel moved to Ipswich either in 1701 or 1703 to the Presbyterian Chapel, St Nicholas Street Ipswich. He was minister there for 39 years.

Children

There are two mentions of a Samuel Baxter in the parish registers of Lowestoft St Margaret

Baptized Name Relationship Parent/s
04 Dec 1698 Hannah Daughter of Mr Samuel Baxter and Susanna

Buried Name Relationship Parent/s
12 Jan 1699 Hannah Daughter of Mr Samuel Baxter and Susanna

The use of ‘Mr’ is unusual in parish records and I wonder whether this refers to the fact that this Samuel was a gentleman.

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Lowestoft Journal 19 Jul 1740 Died
The Rev. Mr. Samuel Baxter, of Ipswich, in his seventieth year.

Death

Ipswich St Margaret

Buried Name Comment
14 Oct 1708 Samuel Baxtor Son of Samuel
16 May 1712 John Baxter Son of Samuel
11 Dec 1733 Susan Baxter  
17 Jul 1740 Samuel Baxter Died in his seventieth year on 13 Jul 1740

Nicholas Baxter (1698 – 1774)

Nicholas would appear not to be the son of Rev. Samuel Baxter, but of John and Mary Baxter of Benacre. Nicholas was baptised the 29th October, 1698, Benacre. He may have had four brothers: Edward (1693 – 1779), Richard (d.1747), Barnabas(d. 1774) and Benjamin (d. 1774). Nicholas possible had three sisters: Sarah who married John Beals 1719, Pakefield; Margaret who married Thomas Colby 9th February 1723, Carlton
Colville; And Mary who married Henry Duigodary 1725, Pakefield.

Marriage

Nicholas Baxter first appears in the parish registers of Pakefield All Saints & St Michael on his marriage to Elizabeth Aldred on the 5th October, 1724.

Children

Nicholas and Elizabeth had the following children:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
  07 Nov 1725 Mary Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Parish Church of Kirkley
  13 Nov 1727 Sarah Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Parish Church of Kirkley
  06 Mar 1729 Elizabeth Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Parish Church of Kirkley
30 Feb 1730   Elizabeth Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Kirkley
  18 Aug 1732 James Son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Parish Churchs of Kirkley and Pakefield
  20 Aug 1734 Susanna Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Parish Church of North Cove
  21 Feb 1736 Susanna Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Parish Church of North Cove
  23 Jul 1739 Martha Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Parish Church of North Cove
  20 Oct 1741 John Son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Parish Church of North Cove
  23 Jun 1743 Samuel Son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Parish Church of North Cove

Kirkley is a small village one mile south west of Lowestoft. Nicholas and Elizabeth were not the only Baxter family having children baptised at Kirkley. These were:

Richard and Mary Baxter

Baptized Name Comment Where
16 Mar 1729 Richard Son of Richard and Mary Parish Church of Kirkley
18 Sep 1732 William Son of Richard and Mary Parish Church of Kirkley

Barnabas and Hannah
Baxter

Baptized Name Comment Where
18 Jun 1731 Barnabas Son of Barnabus and Hannah Parish Church of Kirkley
13 Nov 1732 Mary Daughter of Barnabus and Hannah Parish Church of Kirkley
15 Jan 1734 Elizabeth Daughter of Barnabus and Hannah Parish Church of Kirkley
24 Oct 1735 Barnaby Son of Barnabus and Hannah Parish Church of Kirkley
12 Dec 1737 Hannah Daughter of Barnabus and Hannah Parish Church of Kirkley

Barnabas married Hannah Balls 5th October, 1730, Wangford. His second marriage was to Elizabeth Pap who he married on 28th April, 1743, Pakefield.
Since these Baxter families are having children at a similar time, it would suggest they are from the same generation, of a similar age and quite probably related to each other.

A list of contributors towards the rebuilding of Kirkley church C 1750 includes a reference to "Mr N Baxter of North Cove £2 2s 0d" under the listings of Henstead and Sotterley. The sum was fairly large for the time. Henstead is a small village one mile west of Kirkley.

Death

North Cove St Botolph

Buried Name Comment
1773 Elizabeth Baxter  
15 Jun 1774 Nicholas Baxter Of Lowestoft. Died of Small Poxs

Nicholas was not the only Baxter to die around that time. Barnabas Baxter was buried 20 Feb 1774 (Oulton), Benjamin Baxter also died of Small Pox was buried 11 Mar 1774 (Lowestoft) and Richard Baxter was buried 15 Mar 1774 (Somerleyton).

The Will of Nicholas Baxter

In the name of God Amen I Nicholas Baxter of Lowestoft in the county of Suffolk, yeoman being of sound disposing mind and memory praise be to God. Do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manor following – that is to say – I give and devise unto my son Samuel Baxter and to his heirs and Assigns forever. All that my Tenement together with my barn, stable, land there be belonging {silmale} lying and being in Kirkley in the said county in the occupation of space {Stately} and my said son and all his rights and appendences to the said premises belonging and also all my other tenement lands and hereditaments in Kirkley aforesaid. Also I give and devise to Susanna my daughter, the wife of John Lee of Lowestoft aforesaid Blacksmith and to her heirs and assigns forever. All that my messuage and Blacksmith shop with the hereditamets and appurtenants there to belonging similar and being in Lowestoft aforesaid in the occupation of the said John Lee and all other my tenements and hereditaments in Lowestoft aforesaid subject neither to the {paymouths (payment)} principal and interest to Mary Ward of Lowestoft aforesaid spinster on a mortgage of the last mention premises. And having already provided for my other children in an ample manner and as much I in land I Give and bequeath all my ready money, debts owning, some goods and chattels and other my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever to my said daughter Susanna Lee whom I do hereby nominate posthumous and appoint sole executor of this will and testament hereby working all others by me at any time has here to fore made in witness where of I have to this my said Last will and testament and so my hand and soul this first day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand, seven hundred and seventy-four.

The mark of Nicholas Baxter (thumb print)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in those present of each other have subscribed our names as

Thom Tripp
Robert Reeve
Francis Mighells

Susanna Lee the Executor within name was sworn in due form of law at Lowestoft on the 11 July 1774 before me John Arrow Junr to the county

Effect under
Signature

First witness
Thomas Tripp (1715-1783) a sailor, married Margaret Spicer (23 Feb 1752). The coupe had a son James Spicer Tripp (1754 – 1812). James married Susanna Baxter (1762 – 1807) on 14 Nov 1785, Lowestoft. That might suggest Susanna was related to Nicholas.

Second witness
Robert Reeve gentleman of Lowestoft. The Reeve family married into the Tripp family and also had connections to the Aldred family.

Third witness
Francis Mighells (1754 – ?) the son of Thomas Mighells and Elizabeth Durrant. The Mighells were a fishing family famous in Lowestoft. An Elizabeth Mighells (1750 – 1804) married William Baxter another potential relative to Nicholas.

What happened to the children of Nicholas Baxter and Elizabeth Aldred of North Cove?

Elizabeth Baxter (1729 – 1729)

Death

Pakefield All Saints and St Michael

Buried Name Comment
Nov 1729 Elizabeth Baxter Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Baxter of Kirkley

Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth & Martha Baxter

It is very difficult to know for sure what happened to the daughters. Mary Baxter possible married Richard Robson of Worlingham 15 Oct 1752. The marriage takes place there, but Mary is described at being from Ellough. Ellough is a village very close to
Henstead and Sotterley where Nicholas is described as being in around 1750 when the Parish Church of Kirkley was being rebuilt. There is also a marriage between Mary Baxter and Henry Reager 05 May 1765, North Cove. The first Elizabeth born in 1729 died the same year and was buried in Pakefield, the second one possible marries Philip Larter of Beccles 31 December 1761, like Mary above this Elizabeth is described as being from Ellough. Sarah Baxter possible marries John Ward 2 Apr 1768, Pakefield by licence. Samuel Baxter marries a year later at the same church. What happened to Martha Baxter is a mystery.

James Baxter (1732 – 1756)

Death

North Cove St Botolph

Buried Name Comment
15 Feb 1756 James Baxter Son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Baxter

A grave stone said to be the final resting place of Nicholas still stands. Having examined the stone myself, the stone was extremely warn with thick lichen growing on it and was in fact the final resting place of James Baxter and his sister Susannah Baxter who died in 1736.

Epitaph:

North Cove St Botolph

View gravestone

Memory

JAMES BAXTER

Who died …..1756

Also

SUSANNAH BAXTER

Who died ……

Susanna Baxter (1734 – 1736)

Death

North Cove St Botolph

Buried Name Comment
30 Apr 1736 Susan Baxter Daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Baxter

Susanna Baxter (1736 – 1787)

Marriage

Susanna married twice in North Cove, settling in Lowestoft with her second husband, John Lee. From the parish register of North Cove:
"Banns of marriage published between James Hutton and Susanna Baxter both single persons of this parish.

Oct 04 1761
Oct 15 1761
Oct 18 1761
Married on the twentieth day of October in the presence of James skinner."

From the parish register of North Cove:
"John Lee of Barnby single man and Susanna Hunton of this parish widow were married May first 1770. Witnessed by John Baxter and Richard Maye."

John Baxter (1741 – 1821)

John was born in North Cove, but after his father’s death he moves to Oulton and possible lived in Lowestoft for a time. His family never returns to North Cove.

Marriage

From the parish register of North Cove:
"John Baxter yeoman of this parish Mary Spore of Worlingham both single persons were married in this church January seventeenth one thousand seven hundred and sixty five. In the presence of Joseph Ebbs and Samuel Baxter"

Children

John and Mary had the following children:

Baptized Name Comment Where
31 Mar 1765 Samuel Son of John and Mary Parish Church of North Cove
Oct 1766 Jane Daughter of John and Mary Parish Church of North Cove
10 Apr 1768 William Son of John and Mary Parish Church of North Cove
Oct 1769 John Son of John and Mary Parish Church of North Cove
24 Mar 1771 James Son of John and Mary Parish Church of North Cove
5 May 1773 Alice Daughter of John and Mary Parish Church of North Cove
1774 Samuel Son of John and Mary Parish Church of North Cove
23 Aug 1777 William* Son of John and Mary Parish Church of North Cove
17 Mar 1782 Samuel Son of John and Mary Parish Church of Oulton
30 Jan 1785 Henry Son of John and Mary Parish Church of Oulton

* William Baxter was the last Baxter to be mentioned in North Cove parish registers until 1802.

Death

Oulton St Michael

Buried Name Comment
30 Dec 1816 Mary Baxter 73, of Lowestoft
04 Mar 1821 John Baxter 84, of Oulton

Samuel Baxter (1743 – 1814)

Samuel was born in North Cove, but prior to his father’s death lived in Pakefield. After his death he appears to move to Kirkley before settling in Lowestoft. The family never returns to North Cove.

Marriage

Marriage License Bond: 03 Jul 1769 – Samuel Baxter and Jane Collier. Farmer or husbandman and singleman of Pakefield and singlewoman of Kirkley. To be married at Kirkley.

Samuel married Jane Collier (1745 – 1810) the daughter of Cornelius and Jane Collier. From the parish register of Pakefield:
"Samuel Baxter of Pakefield single man and Jane Collier single woman of this church married in this church by licence this fifth day of this month of July, 1769. In the presence of Elizabeth Machin and Mary Machin"

Children

Samuel and Jane had the following children:

Baptized Name Comment Where
19 Mar 1770 Samuel Son of Samuel and Jane Parish Church of Pakefield
06 Jun 1772 Cornelius Twin, son of Samuel and Jane Parish Church of Pakefield
06 Jun 1772 William Twin, son of Samuel and Jane Parish Church of Pakefield
29 Aug 1773
19 Sep 1773
Jane Daughter of Samuel and Jane Parish Church of Pakefield
Parish Church of Kirkley
15 Sep 1776 James Son of Samuel and Jane Parish Church of Kirkley
31 Aug 1784 Elizabeth Daughter of Samuel and Jane Lowestoft St Margaret

Death

Lowestoft St Margaret’s.

Buried Name Comment
23 Sep 1810 Jane Baxter Wife of Samuel Baxter, aged 64 years
19 Jun 1814 Samuel Baxter Wdr of Elizabeth* aged 74

* Error in parish records believe this should be Jane.

Nineteenth Century Baxters

The next family of Baxters to appear in the parish registers of North Cove was that of Benjamin Baxter, who was descended from the Baxters of Uggeshall.

Benjamin Baxter (1776 – 1841)

Benjamin marries in Henstead and settles in North Cove to raise his family.

Marriage

Benjamin married Mary Bunn (1775 – 1855) the daughter of William Bunn and Martha Vineyard. From the parish records of Henstead:
"Benjamin Baxter of this parish single man and Mary Bunn of this parish single woman were married in this church by banns this eleventh day of October, 1798. In the presence of Elizabeth Hook and Sarah Pleasance."

Children

Benjamin and Mary had the following children:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
12 Dec 1798 18 Dec 1798 William Son of Benjamin and Mary Parish Church of Henstead
25 Nov 1800 30 Nov 1800 Benjamin Son of Benjamin and Mary Parish Church of Henstead
04 Feb 1802 07 Feb 1802 Sarah Daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Bunn) Parish Church of North Cove
02 Nov 1803 06 Nov 1803 James Son of Benjamin and Mary (Bunn) Parish Church of North Cove
06 Jun 1805 09 Jun 1805 John Son of Benjamin and Mary (Bunn) Parish Church of North Cove
05 Oct 1807 11 Oct 1807 James Son of Benjamin and Mary (Bunn) Parish Church of North Cove
20 Aug 1809 27 Aug 1809 Charles Son of Benjamin and Mary (Bunn) Parish Church of North Cove
13 Nov 1811 17 Nov 1811 Martha Daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Bunn) Parish Church of North Cove
16 Dec 1813 16 Dec 1813 George Son of Benjamin and Mary, North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
  29 Oct 1815 Mary Daughter of Benjamin and Mary, North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
  13 Dec 1818 Robert Son of Benjamin and Mary, North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove

Census

1841

Dwelling – North Cove
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Mary Baxter 64 Widow Y
Charles Baxter 30 Ag Lab Y
Robert Baxter 21 Ag Lab Y
Martha Garrod 29 Pauper Y
Robert Garrod 7   Y
George Garrod 5   Y

Note. Charles Baxter was Mary’s widowed son living at home. Robert was Unmarried at this time. The Garrod family were Mary’s widowed daughter, Martha and her two children.

1851

Dwelling – North Cove
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Martha Garrod Head Wid 39 Pauper, Widow Ag Lab North Cove
Mary Baxter Mother Wid 74 Pauper, Widow Ag Lab Carton
George Garrod Son Unmar 15 Ag Lab North Cove
John Huke Lodger Wid 84 Woodman Aldeby, Norfolk
Henry Mail Lodger Unmar 64 Ag Lab Barnby

Death

When and where died – 17th May, 1841, North Cove
Name and surname Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant
Benjamin Baxter Male 66 years Agricultural labourer Decay of nature The mark of Robert X Baxter, present at the death, North Cove

 

North Cove St Botolph

Buried Name Comment
21 May 1841 Benjamin Baxter Aged 66
19 Oct 1855 Mary Baxter Aged 78

What happened to the children of Benjamin Baxter and Mary Bunn of North Cove?

William Baxter (1798 – 1850)

William moved away from North Cove to the village of Barnby (1 mile east) where he got married and raised his family.

Marriage

William married Jemima Lewis (1794 – 1866) the daughter of Edward Lewis and Sarah Tills. From the parish records of Barnby:
"William Baxter bachelor and Jemima Lewis spinster both of this parish were married in this church by banns this sixth day of September, 1826. In the presence of John Baxter and Hannah Lewis."

Children

William and Jemima had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
08 Oct 1826 William Lewis Son of William and Jemima, Barnby labourer Parish Church of Barnby
10 Nov 1827 Jemima Lewis Daughter of William and Jemima, Barnby labourer Parish Church of Barnby
20 Oct 1833 Lewis Son of Willaim and Jemima, Barnby labourer Parish Church of Barnby

Merchant Seamen

283,665
William Baxter
Born at Henstead in the
County of Suffolk 12th day of Dec 1798
Age When Ticketed: 46 Can Write: No
Capacity: Fisherman
Height: 5 feet 5 1/2 Hair: Gray
Complexion: Fresh Eyes: Gray
Marks: W B on left hand
First Went To Sea As: Fisherman In the Year: 1818
When Unemployed, Resides at: Barnby
Issued At: Southwold 19 day of September 1845

Census

1841

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

* Believe James Baxter to be Benjamin Baxter’s brother and therefore William’s uncle. James Baxter the son of Benjamin Baxter and
Sarah Hall was baptized 30 Apr 1783, Uggeshall.

1851

Dwelling – Barnby
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Jemima Baxter Head Wid 56   Barnby
Jemima Baxter Daughter Unmar 28   Barnby

1861

Dwelling – Beccles Road, Barnby
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Jemima Baxter Head Wid 65 Labourer’s widow Barnby
Jemima Baxter Daughter Unmar 32   Barnby
Lewes Baxter Son Unmar 27 Labourer Barnby

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 02 Aug 1851 Mr B Rix
To sell by Auction
Kings Head Inn Beccles on Friday 8th August 1851
In Barnby
…Lot 5 A freehold double cottage with garden, abutting on the last mentioned high road (Beccles to Lowestoft) in the respective occupation of Amos Wyatt and the widow Baxter.
Lot 6 Two pieces of freehold garden ground, containing together 0A. 1R. 21P. and abutting on the last mentioned high road, to the westward of Lot 5 in the respective occupation of Amos Wyatt and the widow Baxter.
The Ipswich Journal 13 Jan 1866 Barnby
Sudden Death – On Tuesday last an inquest was held before F.B. Marriott, Esq. Coroner, at the Swan Inn, in this parish, on the body of Jemima Baxter. From the evidence it was proved that the deceased had for several years past been troubled with shortness of breath, and subject to bleeding from the nose and mouth. She was worse than usual on Sunday afternoon, and ate scarcely anything. About half past seven she was sitting in a chair when she expired. She had no medical attention. Mr Samuel Smith, Surgeon, Carlton Colville, said he had examined the body of the deceased, and found no unnatural appearance; the legs were dropsical. From this and the pain in the chest and shortness of breathing, he was of the opinion that her heart was diseased. The body exhibited no appearance to induce him to think death resulted from other than natural causes. Verdict “Natural Death.”

Death

Barnby St John the Baptist

Buried Name Comment
16 Dec 1850 William Baxter Aged 52
14 Jan 1866 Jemima Baxter Aged 69

Benjamin Baxter (1800 – 1875)

Benjamin started his married life in North Cove before settling in Beccles, 3 miles to the West.

Marriage

Benjamin married Hannah Goodchild (1805 – 1881), probably the daughter of Thomas Goodchild and Sarah Pollard. From the parish records of North Cove:
"Benjamin Baxter of this parish single man and Hannah Goodchild single woman of this parish were married in this church by banns this twenty-third day of February 1824. In the presence of William Baxter and Sarah Baxter."

Children

Benjamin and Hannah had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1825 25 Dec 1825 Sarah North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
1827 18 Nov 1827 George North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
1829 01 Nov 1829 Mary North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
1832 19 Feb 1832 Mira North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
1834   Lucy   Beccles
1835 29 Nov 1835 Benjamin Beccles Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
1837 19 Nov 1837 Hannah Beccles Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
12 Oct 1839 18 Oct 1839 Robert Beccles Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
12 Jul 1841 03 Oct 1841 John Beccles Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
08 Sep 1843 16 Oct 1843 Ruth Beccles Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
26 Mar 1846   James Jacob Mother’s maiden name Goodchild Beccles

Census

1841

Dwelling – Race Common, Beccles
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Benjamin Baxter 35 Ag Lab Y
Hannah Baxter 35   Y
George Baxter 13   Y
Mary Baxter 11   Y
Lucy Baxter 7   Y
Benjamin Baxter 5   Y
Hannah Baxter 3   Y
Robert Baxter 1   Y

Mira spelt Myra aged 9 was living in Gledestone, Norfolk in the household of Sarah Blomfield aged 75

1851

Dwelling – Race Common, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Benjamin Baxter Head M 45 Marshman North Cove
Hannah Baxter Wife M 45   Baddingham
Benjamin Baxter Son   14 Apprentice cabinet maker Beccles
Hannah Baxter Daughter   13 Scholar Beccles
Robert Baxter Son   11 Scholar Beccles
John Baxter Son   9 Scholar Beccles
Ruth Baxter Daughter   7 Scholar Beccles
James Baxter Son   5 Scholar Beccles
Sarah Freestone Daughter Wid 25   North Cove
Agnes Freestone Granddaughter   2   Beccles

1861

Dwelling – The Common, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Benjamin Baxter Head M 57 Marshman North Cove
Hannah Baxter Wife M 57   Baddingham
John Baxter Son Unmar 19 Cabinet Maker Beccles
Ruth Baxter Daughter Unmar 17   Beccles
Jacob Baxter Son Unmar 15 Marshman Beccles
George H Freeston Grandson   7 Scholar Eaton, Norfolk
Elizabeth Turrell Granddaughter   3   British America State of Wisconsin
Hannah Turrell Granddaughter   2   British America State of Wisconsin

1871

Dwelling – The Common, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Benjamin Baxter Head M 70 Marshman North Cove
Hannah Baxter Wife M 70   Baddingham
George H Freestone Grandson Unmar 17 Coach builder Norwich, Norfolk
Elizabeth Turrell Granddaughter   13 Scholar US British subject
Hannah Turrell Granddaughter   12 Scholar US British subject
John Kemp Son (lodger crossed out)   13 Cow boy St Andrews
George Goodchild Brother in law Wid 77 Pauper (crossed out) Farm /ag lab Baddingham

1881

Dwelling – Ingate Road,
Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Hannah Baxter Head Wid 76 Lodging House keeper Baddingham
William Bloomfield Lodger M 30 Maltster’s labourer  
James Rowe Lodger Unmar 28 Maltster’s labourer  

Housing

Location Date Comment
Marshman’s House 1845 & 1850 Baxter, Benj. Beccles Town Council House £2 15 s
Marshman’s House 1855 & 1860 Baxter, Benj. Beccles Town Council House £4 5 s
Marshman’s House 1865, 1870 & 1875 Baxter, Benj. Beccles Town Council House £8 10 s

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 1839-1840 Marshman, grazing marshes, Beccles… to view the lots enquire of Baxter, Marshman on the Race course
Norwich Mercury 23 Apr 1840 Beccles Corporation marshes. Auction at Town Hall. 270 acres. Enquires Baxter, Marshman on the Race course
The Ipswich Journal 09 Jun 1860 & 23 Jun 1860 Marsh Draining Mill for sale. Persons desirous of inspecting the mill are requested to apply to Benjamin Baxter the Marshman
The Ipswich Journal 26 Apr 1862 Beccles great annual letting
Benjamin Baxter, the Marshman is always in attendance
The Ipswich Journal 09 Sep 1865 The Cattle Plague Beccles
Mr Baxter, marshman, has lost a heifer, and Mr John Read of Worlingham a cow, from the effects of Murrain.
The Ipswich Journal 1866 – 1871 Beccles Corporation … Benjamin Baxter the Marshman, is ordered to accompany anyone who requires him to show the marshes
The Ipswich Journal 07 Apr 1866 A meeting of the subscribers of the Beccles Cattle Plague Relief Fund … to B Baxter 5£.
The Ipswich Journal 22 May 1875 Baxter – 16th inst., at Beccles, Benjamin Baxter, upwards of 40 years marshman to the Beccles Corporation, aged 75 years.
The Ipswich Journal 11 Sep 1875 At Beccles
(Under distress for rent)
To be sold by Auction
By Mr Fenn
On Tuesday September 14, 1875, immediately after the sale of the late Benjamin Baxter’s cow and heifers
A haystack of very excellent quality, containing about 12 tons, as now standing on a Marsh belonging to the Corporation of Beccles near the Stream Mill, and in the occupation of Mr Frost. Also 3 doz nearly new hurdles.
The sale of the late Benjamin Baxter’s cows and heifers will begin at two o’clock in the afternoon.
The Ipswich Journal 22 Oct 1881 Baxter – 17th inst., at Beccles, Hannah widow of Benjamin Baxter, many years corporation Marshman, aged 76.

Death

When and where died – 16th May, 1875, The Hospital, Beccles
Name and surname Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant
Benjamin Baxter Male 75 years Marsh man Prostatic disease. Exhaustion Sarah Freemantle daughter in attendance, Ingate Road, Beccles

 

When and where died – 17th October, 1881, Ingate Road, Beccles
Name and surname Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant
Hannah Baxter Female 76 years Widow of Benjamin Baxter Marshman Bronchitis Jacob Baxter son in attendance, The Common, Beccles

Beccles cemetery

Buried Name Comment
20 May 1875 Benjamin John Baxter Marshman, aged 75
20 Oct 1881 Hannah Baxter Widow of Benjamin, aged 76

Sarah Baxter (1802 – 1857)

Marriage

Sarah Baxter married Robert Bryant (Briant) (1800 – 1887) son of John Bryant and Mary Jefferies. From the parish records of North Cove:
"Robert Briant of this parish bachelor and Sarah Baxter of this parish spinster married in this church by banns this twenty-fifth day of November, 1825. In the presence of Benjamin Baxter and Jemima Lewis."

James Baxter (1803 – 1804)

Death

North Cove St Botolph

Buried Name Comment
29 Jun 1804 James Baxter Son of Benjamin and Mary Baxter, 7 months

John Baxter (1805 – ?)

As far as I can tell John never married, he did cohabit with Mary Jewell Doy a married woman. In the 1830s John moved to Wells-Next-The-Sea and he died between the 1851 and 1861 censuses. Mary moves to Lowestoft where she dies.

John cohabited with Mary Jewell Doy (1806 – 1886) the daughter of John Mason and Mary Rowe. On the 9th July 1822 at just 16, Mary married John Doy at the Parish Church of Wells-Next-The-Sea. For whatever reason the marriage failed. It is unclear whether William baptized at the Parish Church of Barnby was the son of John Doy or John Baxter.

Children

John and Mary had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
  08 Mar1829 William Son of John and Mary Doy, Barnby Farmer Parish Church of Barnby
10 Nov 1836 17 Nov 1836 Harriet Baxter B o B! of Mary Doy married Woman Parish Church of Wells-Next-The-Sea
22 Aug 1838 05 Sep 1838 Sarah Ann BB daughter of Mary Doy * Parish Church of Wells-Next-The-Sea
19 Nov 1841 07 Dec 1841 Sarah Ann Natural Daugter of Mary Doy Parish Church of Wells-Next-The-Sea

*Note at the bottom of the register reads as follows, "The mother most improperly wanted to be the wife of Baxter the child’s father. Whereas she only cohabits with him her husband Doy being still living".

Merchant Seamen

37,131
John Baxter
Born at North Cove in the
County of Suffolk 6th day of Jun 1809
Age When Ticketed: Can Write:
Capacity: Fishn
Height: 5 feet 5 Hair:
Complexion: Eyes:
Marks:
First Went To Sea As: Fishn In the Year: 1826
When Unemployed, Resides at: Wells
Issued At: Clay 10th day of March 1848

Census

1841

Dwelling – East End, Wells Next to the Sea, Norfolk
Name Age Occupation Born in County
John Baxter 30 Fisherman Y
Mary Baxter 30   Y
William Baxter 10   Y
Harriott Baxter 5   Y

1851

Dwelling –Queen’s Head Yard, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
John Baxter Head M 40 Mariner North Cove, Suffolk
Mary Baxter Wife M 42   Warham
William Baxter Son Unmar 22 Mariner Barnaby, Suffolk

1861

Dwelling – East End, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
George Wicks Head M 26 Mariner Stiffkey, Norfolk
Harriet Wicks Wife M 24   Wells
William Frank Wicks Son   5 Scholar Wells
Mary Wicks Daughter   4 Scholar Wells
Helen Wicks Daughter   2 Scholar Wells
Mary Baxter Mother Wid 56 Char woman Warham

1871

Dwelling – East End, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
George Wicks Head M 36 Mariner Stiffkey, Norfolk
Harriet Wicks Wife M 34   Wells
William Frank Wicks Son   14   Wells
Mary Wicks Daughter   13   Wells
Helen Wicks Daughter   11   Wells
John H Wicks Son   8 Scholar Wells
Sarah Wicks Daughter   2   Wells
Mary Baxter Boarder   61   Warham

1881

Dwelling – 5 Seago Street, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
George Wicks Head M 46 Mariner Stiffkey, Norfolk
Harriet Wicks Wife M 44   Wells
William F Wicks Son Unmar 24 Mariner Wells
Sarah Wicks Daughter   14   Wells
Harriet Wicks Daughter   9 Scholar Wells
Gertrude Wicks Daughter   6 Scholar Lowestoft
Albert Wicks Son   2 Scholar Lowestoft
Mary Baxter Mother-In-Law Wid 79   Warham

Death

Lowestoft St Margaret

Buried Name Comment
24 Feb 1886 Mary Baxter Aged 85

James Baxter (1807 – 1856)

James got married in North Cove and moved to Barnby where he had three children, before he and his family moved on to London.

Catherine Huke

Marriage

James Baxter married Hannah Catherine Huke (1804-1883) daughter of John Huke and Lydia Smith. From the parish registers of North Cove:
"James Baxter bachelor of this parish and Catherine Huke spinster of this parish were married in this church by banns this twenty-second day of September, 1832. In the presence of Susan Rouse and Robert Huke."

Children

James and Catherine had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
  13 Oct 1833 Susan Daughter of James & Catherine, North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
21 Jun 1835 19 Jul 1835 Hannah Daughter of James & Catherine, North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
  21 Jan 1838 Jane Daughter of James & Catherine, Barnby Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
  29 Sep 1839 Lydia Daughter of James & Catherine, Barnby Labourer Parish Church of Barnby
19 Mar 1842 15 Sep 1850 Robert Son of James & Hannah Catherine, 14 Frederick Place, Labourer Holy Trinity, Lambeth
16 May 1845 15 Sep 1850 James Son of James & Hannah Catherine, 14 Frederick Place, Labourer Holy Trinity, Lambeth

Census

1841

Dwelling – Pembroke Place, St Mary Lambeth
Name Age Occupation Born in County
James Baxter 30 Lab N
Caroline* Baxter 30   N
Susan Baxter 5   N
Lydia Baxter 1   N

*Error in census should be Catherine.

1851

Dwelling – 14 Frederick Place, St Mary’s, Lambeth
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 43 Labourer North Cove
Jane Baxter Daughter   13   North Cove
Robert Baxter Son   9   Lambeth, Surrey
James Baxter Son   6   Lambeth, Surrey

1861

Dwelling – Brandon House, William Street, Rotherhithe, Southwark
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Catherine Baxter Head Wid 55 Char woman North Cove
Robert Baxter Son Unmar 19 Engine Driver Lambeth Surrey
James Baxter Son   15 Labourer Lambeth Surrey
Lydia Hicke Sister Unmar 68 Servant North Cove

1871

Dwelling – 7 Wood Bishop Street, St Mary Newington, London
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Katherine Baxter Visitor Wid 65   Suffolk

Catherine was visiting David Hall and family.

1881

Dwelling – 39 Commercial Road East, Tower Hamlets, Mile End Old Town
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 35 Char man Lambeth, Surrey
Annie Baxter Wife M 33   London
Minnie Baxter Daughter   13   London
Jane Baxter Daughter   10   London
Susan Baxter Daughter   8   London
James Baxter Son   6   London
Thomas Baxter Son   4   London
Ada Baxter Daughter   2   London
Thomas Browning Head M 47 Foreman Staffordshire
Jane Browning Wife M 41   Suffolk
Catherine Baxter Mother-in-law Wid 76   Suffolk

Death

Rotherhithe All saints

Buried Name Comment
14 Dec 1856 James Baxter Of Commercial Street, aged 49

Shoreditch District

Buried Name Comment
1883 Catherine Baxter Aged 76

Charles Baxter (1809 – 1878)

Charles married twice, but had no children. He lived with his first wife in Barnby, his second wife in North Cove.

Marriage

Charles Baxter married Amy Lee (1807 – 1839) probably the daughter of John and Amy Lee. From the parish records of Barnby:
"Charles Baxter and Amy Lee both single persons of this parish were married in this curch by banns this sixth day of Deccember, 1833. In the presence of John Butcher and Mary Jenkinson."

Charles’s second marriage was to Mary Gooch (1821 – 1887) daughter of Richard Gooch and Sarah Smith, 17th March, 1856, Lowestoft. After Charles died, Mary married William Mudd (1818 – 1888) in 1879.

Merchant Seamen

464,879
Charles Baxter
Born at North Cove in the
County of Suffolk 9th day of Aug 1817
Age When Ticketed: Can Write:
Capacity: Fisherman
Height: 5 feet 4 Hair:
Complexion: Eyes:
Marks:
First Went To Sea As: Fisherman In the Year:
When Unemployed, Resides at:
Issued At: Southwold 18th day of July 1850

Census

1841

Charles was living at home with his mother, as shown above.

1861

Dwelling – North Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Baxter Head M 51 Ag Lab North Cove
Mary Baxter Wife M 39   St Margaret’s

1871

Dwelling – Lowestoft Road, North Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Baxter Head M 62 Farm labourer North Cove
Mary Baxter Wife M 50   All saints

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 09 Apr 1878 North Cove
Inquest – An inquest was held at the Horse Shoe Inn, on Saturday, before C. W. Chaston, Esq. County Corner, touching the death of Charles Baxter, aged 69 years. Barbery Woods, widow, Mutford said : I knew the deceased well, and to the best of my knowledge he enjoyed good health. I last saw him alive between eight and nine o’clock Tuesday evening; he was at the Horse Shoe Inn, and had a pint of beer, but was not worse for drink. Mr Sampson, the landlord, asked him to lead someone’s horse out ready for him to start and decease was, I suppose, returning to the house just as I was leaving it. When close by me he dropped down suddenly in the road, and I stooped down, and finding he neither moaned nor groaned, said I believed he was dead. Samuel Barber, and others came out of the house, lifted him up and laid him down again close by the house, where he remained until Mr Crowfoot, who was sent for at once, arrived, which was in about an hours time. Deceased was not excited. Mr Edward Bowles Crowfoot, Surgeon, Beccles, said: I was asked to see deceased on Tuesday night, and went at once, and found him lying outside the house as described. He was dead; his complexion pale and placid as if death had been very sudden and without struggle. I am of opinion, from external examination I made of the body, and from evidence that death was probably caused from heart disease. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with this testimony.

Death

Barnby St John the Baptist

Buried Name Comment
01 Sep 1839 Amey Baxter Aged 32

 

Epitaph:

Barnby St John the Baptist

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In Memory Of

Amy

The Wife of

Charles Baxter

who died Aug 24 1839

Age 35 Years

Affection sore long time bore
Physicians were in vain
Till God was pleased to ease
And freed all of my pain

 

When and where died – 2nd April, 1878, North Cove
Name and surname Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant
Charles Baxter Male 69 years Agricultural labourer Heart disease Certificate received from C W Chaston coroner for Suffolk. Inquest held 6 April, 1878

North Cove St Botolph

Buried Name Comment
07 Apr 1878 Charles Baxter Aged 69

Martha Baxter (1811 – 1891)

Marriage

Martha married John Garrod (d.183?). From the parish registers of North Cove:
"John Garrod bachelor of this parish and Martha Baxter spinster of this parish married in this church by banns this twenty-six day of September, 1833. In the presence of Sarah Bryant and George Baxter."

George Baxter (1813 – 1880)

George Baxter was the only child of Benjamin and Mary to remain in North Cove.

Marriage

George Baxter married Clemintina Ann Lee (1816 – 1908) the daughter of Esther Lee single woman. Esther went on to marry John Mills (9 Apr 1822, North Cove). Esther was possibly the daughter of Thomas Lee and Elizabeth Bayse.

Parish Church of North Cove – 28th December, 1837
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
George Baxter 22 Bachelor Labourer N. Cove Benjamin Baxter Labourer
Clemintina Lee 20 Spinster   Do —– —–
In the presence of us: Robert Baxter and Martha Garrod

Children

George and Clemintina had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
09 Feb 1838 06 May 1838 James George and Clemintina, North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
  05 Apr 1840 Eliza Bayse George and Clemintina, North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
  17 Jul 1841 Hannah George and Clemintina, North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
23 Dec 1844 22 Jun 1845 George George and Clemintina, North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
06 May 1847 06 Jun 1847 Walter George and Clemintina, North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
21 Nov 1849 23 May 1852 Martha George and Clemintina, North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
01 Apr 1852 23 May 1852 Peter George and Clemintina, North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
1859 25 Mar 1860 John George and Clemintina, North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
26 Jul 1862 02 Nov 1862 William George and Clemintina, North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove

Merchant Seamen

Number of register ticket: 555,125

Census

1841

Dwelling – North Cove
Name Age Occupation Born in County
George Baxter 24 Ag lab Y
Clemintina Baxter 21   Y
*George Baxter 3   Y
Bayse Baxter 1   Y

* Error by census enumerator this should be James.

1851

Dwelling – North Cove
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 36 Ag Lab North Cove
Clemintina Baxter Wife M 33   North Cove
James Baxter Son   13 Ag Lab North Cove
Bayse Baxter Daughter   11 Scholar North Cove
Hannah Baxter Daughter   9 Scholar North Cove
George Baxter Son   6 Scholar North Cove
Walter Baxter Son   4   North Cove
Martha Baxter Daughter   1   North Cove

1861

Dwelling – North Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 45 Ag Lab North Cove
Clemintina Baxter Wife M 43   North Cove
George Baxter Son Unmar 15 Ag Lab North Cove
Martha Baxter Daughter   12   North Cove
Peter Baxter Son   8   North Cove
John Baxter Son   1   North Cove

1871

Dwelling – North Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 54 Farm labourer North Cove
Clemintina Baxter Wife M 52   North Cove
Peter Baxter Son Unmar 19 Farm labourer North Cove
John Baxter Son   11   North Cove
William Baxter Son   9   North Cove

1881

Dwelling – No 1 Baxter’s Cottage, North Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Clemintina Baxter Head Wid 64 Ag Labs widow North Cove
William Baxter Son Unmar 18 Wheelwright Apprentice North Cove

1891

Dwelling – {Banches} Cottages, North Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Clemintina Baxter Head Wid 73 Living on her own means North Cove

1901

Dwelling – 3 Kings Cottages, Cove Street, North Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Clemintina Baxter Head Wid 82 Living on her own means North Cove

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Eastern Daily Press 18 Mar 1908 THE OLDEST INHABITANT
To the Editor
Sir – On the 15th inst. Clementina Baxter passed peacefully away in her ninetieth year. To the end a kind, hard-working woman, respected and beloved by the entire parish of North Cove, near Beccles.
When the late Mr. William Everitt occupied his estate on July 6th 1846, he found her husband, the late George Baxter, there, whom he installed as his head “teamman,”{teamster} a position he occupied until his death some thirty years ago.
Clementina used to tell how in the hard old times she had to provide for her family with under one shilling per week each, notwithstanding which she managed to bring them up so well that eight out of her nine children are alive to mourn her loss, the five surviving sons being all either small farmers, market gardeners, or fishing boat owners, and her three daughters well married, mostly living in their own houses, one owning not only a steam but also a sailing drifter.
This a remarkable instance of how England’s greatness has been built up by the homely, frugality, and diligence of her lowly born, and is a noble example all would do well to heed.
It reminds one of the late W. H. Russell’s emigration songs, in one of which he sang:-
“Whoever knew dishonesty to win,
Or the children of the just laying homeless in the dust,
Without a friend to shield them from the cold?”
W. S. Everitt.

Death

When and where died – 11th February, 1880, North Cove
Name and surname Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant
George Baxter Male 66 years Farm labourer Softening of spinal cord several months. Apoplexy 3 days Mark of James Baxter son present at the death, North Cove

 

When and where died – 15th March, 1908, North Cove
Name and surname Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant
Clemintina Baxter Female 90 yrs Widow of George Baxter Death from exhaustion from the affects of the fracture of the neck of the thigh bone caused by an accidental fall on the 13th January, 1908 Certificate received L H {Vulbiamy} deputy corner for Suffolk (Lowestoft district) Inquest held 17th March, 1908

North Cove St Botolph

Buried Name Comment
16 Feb 1880 George Baxter Aged 81

Epitaph:

North Cove St Botolph

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In

Affectionate Remembrance of

GEORGE

The beloved husband of

CLEMINTINA BAXTER

Who departed this life

February 11th 1880

Aged 66 Years

When mourning o’er this stone I bend
Which covers all that was a friend
And from his voice his hand his smile
Divides me for a little while
Thou Saviour mark’st the tears I shed
For Thou did’st weep o’er Lazarus dead

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In

Affectionate Remembrance of

CLEMINTINA

The Beloved wife of

GEORGE BAXTER

Who departed this life

March 15th 1908

Aged 90 years

O Call it not death tis a holy sleep,
And the precious just the Lord doth keep
She shall wake again now satisfied
With the likeness of him for her who died

Mary Baxter (1815 – 1816)

Death

North Cove St Botolph

Buried Name Comment
30 Dec 1816 Mary Baxter 9 months

Robert Baxter (1818 – 1876)

Robert lived in North Cove until 1841, when he moved his family to Lambeth, Surrey for a short spell, before returning to Suffolk to live in nearby Beccles.

Marriage

Robert married Martha Hickleton (1820 – 1893) the daughter of William Hickleton and Ann Liss. After Robert’s death Martha married Robert Fisher (1812 – 1893) in 1879.

Parish Church of Beccles – 11th October, 1841
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
Robert Baxter Full Age Bachelor Labourer Beccles Common Benjamin Baxter Labourer
Martha Hickleton Full Age Spinster Servant In Algate street William Hickleton Labourer
In the presence of us: Charles Baxter and Martha Garrod

Children

Robert and Martha had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1842 18 Mar1842 Ann Hulver street, Labourer Parish Church of Henstead
1845   George Mother’s maiden name Hickleton Lamberth
1846   William Mother’s maiden name Hickleton Lamberth
1848   Robert Mother’s maiden name Hickleton Lambeth
1850 09 Aug 1868 Martha Gladys Beccles Maltster Parish Church of Gillingham
1851 25 Mar 1867 Mary Ann/Ellen Matilda Beccles Brewer (House of Mercy) Parish Church of Ditchingham
1852   Arthur Robert Mother’s maiden name Hickleton Beccles
1854   Sarah Hickleton Mother’s maiden name Hickleton Beccles
1855   Emma Mother’s maiden name Hickleton Beccles
1857   Lucy Mother’s maiden name Hickleton Beccles
04 Feb 1858   James Mother’s maiden name Hickleton Beccles
07 Aug 1860   Robert Mother’s maiden name Hickleton Beccles
1863   Jane Elizabeth Mother’s maiden name Hickleton Beccles

Census

1851

Dwelling – Peddler’s Lane, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Baxter Head M 32 Maltster North Cove
Martha Baxter Wife M 31   Hulver
Ann Baxter Daughter   9 Scholar Hulver
George Baxter Son   6 Scholar Lambeth Surrey
William Baxter Son   4   Lambeth Surrey
Robert Baxter Son   2   Lambeth Surrey
Martha Baxter Daughter   10 mths   Beccles

1861

Dwelling – Peddler’s Lane, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Baxter Head M 42 Maltster’s labourer North Cove
Martha Baxter Wife M 41   Suffolk Hundred
George Baxter Son Unmar 16 Gardener Domestic Lambeth, Surrey
William Baxter Son   14 Shoe maker Lambeth Surrey
Martha Baxter Daughter   10 Scholar Beccles
Mary Ann Baxter Daughter   9 Scholar Beccles
Arthur Baxter* Son   8 Scholar Beccles
Sarah Baxter Daughter   6 Scholar Beccles
Emma Baxter Daughter   5 Scholar Beccles
Lucy Baxter Daughter   4   Beccles
James Baxter Son   3   Beccles
Robert Baxter Son   8 mths   Beccles

* According to the census return, Arthur was deaf from birth.

1871

Dwelling – Pleasant Place, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Baxter Head M 51 Maltster’s labourer North Cove
Martha Baxter Wife M 50   Hulver
Lucy Baxter Daughter   14 Nursemaid Beccles
James Baxter Son   13 Errand Boy (maltster’s) Beccles
Robert Baxter Son   10 Scholar Beccles
Jane Baxter Daughter   7 Scholar Beccles

1881

Dwelling – Pleasant Place, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Fisher Head M 63 Cordwainer* Journeyman BarshaM
Martha Fisher Wife M 60   Henstead
Jane Baxter Daughter   18 Book binder print servant Beccles

* Cordwainer was a shoemaker (now only used as a guild name).

1891

Dwelling – Pleasant Place, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Robert Fisher Head M 77

Shoemaker Shipmeadow
Martha Fisher Wife M 71   Hulver
Lucy Mummery Daughter M 38   Beccles
Frederick H Baxter Grandson   10   London

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 26 Feb 1876 17th inst., at Beccles, Robert Baxter aged 72 years.

Death

When and where died – 17th February, 1876, No 5 Pleasant Place, Beccles
Name and surname Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant
Robert Baxter Male 55 years Maltster’s labourer Heart disease 3 years. Dropsy 1 year Ann Markwell daughter, in attendance, Hungate Street, Beccles

Beccles cemetery

Buried Name Comment
24 Feb 1876 Robert Baxter Maltster’s labourer, aged 55

What happened to the children of George Baxter and Clemintina Lee of North Cove?

James Baxter (1838 – 1901)

James spent much of his married life in North Cove before moving to Barnby.

Marriage

James married Mary Bunn (1834 – 1897) the daughter of Henry Bunn and Charlotte Potter.

Parish Church of Benacre – 16th December, 1860
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
James Baxter 22 Bachelor Labourer North Cove Benjamin Baxter Labourer
Mary Bunn 25 Spinster   Benacre Henry Bunn Labourer
In the presence of us: George Land and Baise Baxter

Children

James and Mary had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
28 Oct 1861 01 Dec 1861 Walter Son of James and Mary, North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove

Census

1861

Dwelling – North Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 23 Ag Lab North Cove
Mary Baxter Wife M 26   Gisleham

1871

Dwelling – North Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 33 Agricultural labourer North Cove
Mary Baxter Wife M 36   Gisleham
Walter Baxter Son   9   North Cove

1881

Dwelling – No 2 Baxter’s Cottage, North Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 44 A. G. Labourer North Cove
Mary Baxter Wife M 36   Gisleham
Walter Baxter Son S 19 Wheelwright Apprentice North Cove

1891

Dwelling – {Banches} Cottages – North Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 53 Agricultural labourer North Cove
Mary Baxter Wife M 57   Gisleham
Lily Bunn Niece S 17 Servant domestic Portsmouth

1901

Dwelling – Beccles Road, Barnby
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head Wid 63 Market gardener own account North Cove
Martha Reynolds servant S 26 House keeper Domestic Hunton, Essex

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1900 Barnby Commercial Baxter, James – Shop Keeper

Death

When and where died – 2nd August, 1901, Barnby
Name and surname Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant
James Baxter Male 63 years Shop keeper Diabetes coma W. Baxter son present at death Barnby

Epitaph:

North Cove St Botolph

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In

Loving Memory of

MARY

The beloved wife of

JAMES BAXTER

Who died December 15th 1897

Age 63 years

He gave himself for me
Father in thy gracious keeping
Leave me now Thy servant sleeping

 

In

Loving Memory of

JAMES BAXTER August 2nd 1901

Aged 63 Years

For awhile, the tired body
Lies with feet towards the morn
Till the last and brightest
Easter day be born

Eliza Bayse Baxter (1840 – 1910)

Marriage

Eliza married George Land (1838 – 1916) the son of William Land and Susan Lee.

Parish Church of North Cove – 27th December, 1860
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
George Land 22 Bachelor Fisherman Barnby William Land Farmer
Eliza Baise Baxter 20 Spinster   North Cove George Baxter Labourer
In the presence of us: George Baxter, Lee William Land and Martha Jane Land

Hannah Baxter (1841 – 1928)

Census

1861

Dwelling – Farm Road, Raveningham
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Hannah Berter serv Unmar 18 Housemaid North Cove

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Beccles and Bungay news 21 Oct 1862 Prizes given …Class 1.—Agricultural servants, dairy maids, etc, living in the employers’
houses: Hannah BAXTER, Raveningham; Elizabeth BRANCH, Raveningham; Marianne
MINISTER, Geldestone; Elizabeth ROSE, Ellingham; and one other.

Marriage

Hannah married John Cuddon (1841 – 1902) son of William Cuddon and Mary Ward, in 1865.

George Baxter (1844 – 1920)

Marriage

George married Charlotte Shipley (1846 – 1909) pictured below, the daughter of John Shipley and Mary Haddenham.

Charlotte Shipley

Parish Church of North Cove – 8th February, 1866
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
George Baxter 20 Bachelor Fisherman North Cove George Baxter Labourer
Charlotte Shipley 19 Spinster   Gisleham John Shipley Labourer
In the presence of us: Walter Baxter and Martha Baxter

Children

George and Charlotte had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
18 Dec 1865 18 Feb 1866 George* Son of Charlotte Shipley Parish Church of Gisleham
Jun 1867 11 Apr 1869 Arthur Peter North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
  11 Apr 1869 James North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
1871 23 Jul 1871 Martha North Cove Labourer Parish Church of North Cove
1873 12 Oct 1873 Ellen Clemintina North Cove Fisherman Parish Church of North Cove
1877 22 Apr 1877 Mary Ann Mutford Fisherman Parish Church of Mutford
  29 Jun 1879 Emma Mutford Fisherman Parish Church of Mutford
1881 20 Apr 1884 Fred William Mutford Fisherman Parish Church of Mutford
22 Oct 1885 22 Nov 1885 Alice F Mutford Fisherman Parish Church of Mutford
01 Jun 1888 01 Jul 1888 Leonard Mutford Fisherman Parish Church of Mutford

*George was born before his parents marriage and tends to be known as George Baxter Shipley.

Census

1871

Dwelling – Lowestoft Road, North
Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 26 Fisherman North Cove
Charlotte Baxter Wife M 25   Gisleham
George Baxter Son   5   North Cove
James Baxter Son   2   North Cove
Martha Baxter Daughter   1 month   North Cove
Martha Baxter Sister Unmar 21 Dressmaker North Cove

1881

Dwelling – Mutford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 35 Fisherman North Cove
Charlotte Baxter Wife M 34   Gisleham
James Baxter Son   11   North Cove
Martha Baxter Daughter   9   North Cove
Ellen Baxter Daughter   7   North Cove
Emma Baxter Daughter   2   Mutford

1891

Dwelling – 95 Beccles Road, Mutford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 46 Boat Owner North Cove
Charlotte Baxter Wife M 45   Gisleham
Martha Baxter Daughter Unmar 20 Beatster net North Cove
Mary Baxter Daughter   14   Mutford
Emma Baxter Daughter   11   Mutford
William Baxter Son   9   Mutford
Alice Baxter Daughter   8   Mutford
Leonard Baxter Son   2   Mutford

1901

Dwelling – West Pond farm, Mutford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 55 Farmer own account North Cove
Charlotte Baxter Wife M 54   Gisleham
Ellen Baxter Daughter S 27   North Cove
William Baxter Son S 19 Ag Lab worker Mutford
Alice Baxter Daughter   15   Mutford
Leonard Baxter Son   12   Mutford

Pond farm: In the foreground is Leonard Baxter and in the background are George and Charlotte Baxter.

Pond Farm

1911

Dwelling – Near Pond Farm,Mutford
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head Wid 66 Farmer North Cove
Leonard Baxter Son M 22 Farmer’s son, working on Farm Mutford
Gladys Baxter Daughter-In-Law M 19 Housekeeper Benacre

Boats

Boat name Reg Date owner Type Built for
Shades of Evening LT 125 1877-1902 Wooden dandy G. Baxter

 

Shades of Evening

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Whites Suffolk Directory 1891-2 Mutford Commercial Geo Baxter – Boat owner and farmer
Kelly’s Directory of Cambs, Norfolk & Suffolk 1892 Mutford Commercial Baxter, George – Fishing boat owner
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1900 Mutford Commercial Baxter, George – Cow keeper
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1904 Mutford Commercial Baxter, George – Cow keeper
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1912 Mutford Commercial Baxter, George – Cow keeper

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Lowestoft Journal 25 Nov 1882 COLLISION BETWEEN LUGGERS – On Tuesday last the fishing luggers Shades of Evening, G. Baxter, owner, and George and Thomas, G. Foster, owner, came into collision about three miles from this port. Fearing some danger, some of the crew of the latter jumped on board the Shades of Evening, but both afterwards arrived in the harbour, where they will be overhauled.
Eastern Evening News 30 Nov 1893 School Case
George Baxter, a Mutford boatowner, was summoned at the instance of Robert Soanes, the Kirkley School Attendance-officer, for neglecting to send his child George* regularly to school. Mr. Soanes stated that out of 148 attendances defendant’s boy, who was 12 years old, and only in the Second Standard, had only attended 25 times. An order was made for the lad’s attendance at the Mutford School.
Eastern Evening News 30 Nov 1898 Geo. Baxter, farmer, Mutford was summoned for driving a cart without a light in Beccles Road at Carlton Colville on November 22nd. Defendant admitted the offence, and Police-constable Scott gave evidence. Defendant said it was not necessary to have light, as it was a beautifully clear night. A fine of 7s. 6. Including cost was imposed, or four days.

*There are no George’s of the correct age, believe this should be Fred.

Death

North Cove St
Botolph

Buried Name Comment
04 Mar 1920 George Baxter Of Barnby, aged 75

Epitaph:

North Cove St Botolph

In

Loving Memory of

CHARLOTTE

Beloved wife of

GEORGE BAXTER

Who died April 18th 1909

Aged 63 Years

Earth has one gentle soul the less
Heaven one angle more

Also of

GEORGE

Beloved Husband of the above

Who died Octr 9th 1920

Aged 75 years

The eyes of the Lord are in every place
Beholding the evil and the good

Walter Baxter (1847 – 1928)

Marriage

Walter married Martha Ann Rendlesham (1850 – 1922) the daughter of George Rendlesham and Caroline Moore.

Parish Church of Wrentham – 19th January, 1871
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
Walter Baxter 23 Bachelor Fisherman North Cove George Baxter Labourer
Martha Ann Rendlesham 21 Spinster   Wrentham George Rendlesham Shoe maker
In the presence of us: George Rendlesham and Caroline Eliza Rendlesham

Children

Walter and Martha Ann had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1871   Martha Ann Mother’s maiden name Rendlesham Wrentham
1873   George Walter Mother’s maiden name Rendlesham Wrentham
1876   Walter James Mother’s maiden name Rendlesham Wrentham
1878   Caroline May Clemintina Mother’s maiden name Rendlesham Wrentham
1880   William Ernest Mother’s maiden name Rendlesham Barnby
1882   Sidney Rendlesham Mother’s maiden name Rendlesham Barnby
1885   Eliza Evangeline Mother’s maiden name Rendlesham Barnby
30 Jun 1887   Lawrence Oscar Mother’s maiden name Rendlesham Barnby
12 Nov 1888 21 May 1889 Christine Ivy Barnby fisherman Parish Church of Barnby
16 Dec 1890 30 Dec 1890 Evelyn Rendlesham Barnby fisherman Parish Church of Barnby
09 Apr 1893 18 Aug 1895 Gordon Wilberforce Barnby coal dealer Parish Church of Barnby
22 May 1895 18 Aug 1895 Kathleen Helen Barnby coal dealer Parish Church of Barnby

Census

1861

Dwelling –Vessel "Halcyon"
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
James Muttet Other M 50 Master Pakefield
Samuel ?ullings Other M 49 Mate Barnby
James Bryant Other M 32 Fisherman Barnby
George Land Other M 22 Fisherman Barnby
William Moore Other Unmar 22 Fisherman Pakefield
George ?ullings Other Unmar 17 Fisherman Barnby
Walter Baxter Other   12 Boy Cove

1871

Dwelling – Vessel "Harriet," Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
William Knights Other M 37 Master Pakefield
Frederick Mullender Other M 37 Fisherman Pakefield
Walter Baxter Other M 22 Fisherman North Cove
Richard Lee Other Unmar 21 Fisherman North Cove
Daniel Thacker Other Unmar 20 Fisherman Henstead
William Thacker Other M 27 Fisherman Brome, Norfolk
Alfred Goodsum Other Unmar 20 Fisherman Henham
Robert Bird Other Unmar 18 Fisherman Wrentham
George Knights Other Unmar 14 Boy Kessingland

 

Dwelling – Wrentham
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Walter Baxter Head M 22 Fisherman Cove
Martha Baxter Wife M 20 Tailoress Wrentham
Eliza Rendlesham Sister-In-Law Unmar 18 Tailoress Wrentham

1881

Dwelling – Brick Lane, Barnby
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Martha A Baxter Head M 30 Fisherman’s wife Wrentham
Martha A Baxter Daughter   9   Wrentham
George Baxter Son   7   Wrentham
Walter Baxter Son   4   Wrentham
Caroline Baxter Daughter   2   Wrentham
Ernest Baxter Son   1   Barnby

Dwelling – Vessel "Shades of Evening"
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Walter Baxter Other M 33 Master North Cove
Richard Lee Other M 31 Mate North Cove
George Wincup Other Unmar 23 Stores Sotterley
Frederick Moore Other Unmar 20 Net stower Frostenden
John Skinnery Other Unmar 19 Captsian Rushmere
William Brown Other Unmar 17 Captsian Mutford
James Mayes Other Unmar 18 Captsian Shipmeadow
Henry Bertram Other Unmar 16 Captsian Frostenden
William Bryant Other Unmar 15 Boy Barnaby

1891

Dwelling – Halton Lane, Barnby
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Walter Baxter Head M 43 Boat Owner North Cove
Martha Baxter Wife M 41   Wrentham
Martha Baxter Daughter S 19 Beatster net Wrentham
Walter Baxter Son   14 General Labourer Wrentham
Caroline Baxter Daughter   12   Wrentham
Ernest Baxter Son   11   Wrentham
Sidney Baxter Son   8   Barnby
Eliza Baxter Daughter   5   Barnby
Lawrence Baxter Son   3   Barnby
Evelyn Baxter Daughter   4 months   Barnby

1901

Dwelling – Railway Road, Barnby
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Walter Baxter Head M 53 Farmer North Cove
Martha Baxter Wife M 50   Wrentham
Martha Durrant Daughter M 29   Wrentham
George Baxter Son S 27 Fisherman Wrentham
Sydney Baxter Son Unmar 18 Fisherman Barnby
Eliza Baxter Daughter   15   Barnby
Lawrence Baxter Son   13   Barnby
Evelyn Baxter Daughter   10   Barnby
Gordon Baxter Son   7   Barnby
Kathleen Baxter Daughter   5   Barnby

1911

Dwelling – Railway Road, Barnby
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Walter Baxter Head M 63 Market Gardener North Cove
Martha Baxter Wife M 60   Wrentham
Sydney Baxter Son S 28 Work at home Barnby
Eliza Baxter Daughter S 25   Barnby
Gordon Baxter Son   17 Work at home Barnby
Kathleen Baxter Daughter   15 Juvenile Barnby

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1900 Barnby Commercial Baxter, Walter snr. – Farmer
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1904 Barnby Commercial Baxter, Walter snr. – Farmer
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1912 Barnby Commercial Baxter, Walter snr. – Market Gardener
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1916 Barnby Commercial Baxter, Walter snr. – Market Gardener

Boats

Boat name Reg Date owner Type Built for
Nil DesperanduM LT 111 1879 – 1901 Wooden dandy drifter W & P Baxter / Baxter Bros
Prince Imperial LT 113 1885 – 1895 Wooden dandy converter W & P Baxter / Baxter Bros.

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 31 Aug 1878, 07 Sep 1878 & 14 Sep 1878 Wrentham
Monday September 16th 1878
About seven miles from Lowestoft and situated on the church road … Three freehold cottages with large productive gardens, and occupied by the following responsible tenants at the under mentioned moderate rentals, viz. :- George Rendlesham, cottage with shoemakers shop, and large and productive garden, rent £7. Walter Baxter, cottage with large and productive garden, rent £6; C. Attoe, cottage with large and productive garden, rent £4; gross yearly rent £17. The above cottage are built with brick and tile, are in a fair state of repair, and are entirely Freehold, and the only outgoing is a land-tax of 12s.

Will Information

1928
Effects £2053 3s 9d
Baxter Walter of Nunns Nest Barnby Suffolk died 30 June 1928 Probate London 11 August to William Baxter and Albert Durrant Gardeners.

Death

Barnby St John the Baptist

Buried Name Comment
04 Jul 1928 Walter Baxter Of Nunns Nest, Barnby, aged 81

Epitaph:

Barnby St John the Baptist

View gravestone

In

Loving Memory of

MARTHA ANN

The beloved wife of

WALTER BAXTER

Born 19th Jan 1850

Died 12th Apr 1922

She is not lost but gone before,
Has crossed the river reached the shore
And from eternal height look o’er
And beckon us to heaven

View gravestone

In

Loving Memory of

WALTER

The beloved husband of

MARTHA ANN BAXTER

Born May 8th 1847

Died June 30th 1928

Gone from us but not forgotten
Never, will thy memory fade
Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger
Round the place where thou art Laid

Martha Baxter (1849 – 1910)

Census

1871

Dwelling – Lowestoft Road, North Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 26 Fisherman North Cove
Charlotte Baxter Wife M 25   Gisleham
George Baxter Son   5   North Cove
James Baxter Son   2   North Cove
Martha Baxter Daughter   1 month   North Cove
Martha Baxter Sister Unmar 21 Dressmaker North Cove

Marriage

Martha married Richard Lee (1848 – 1928) the son of Samuel Lee and Sarah Cutting.

Parish Church of North Cove – 16th January, 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
Richard Lee 24 Bachelor Fisherman North Cove Samuel Lee Tailor
Martha Baxter 23 Spinster   North Cove George Baxter Labourer
In the presence of us: James Baxter and Eliza Baise Land

Peter Baxter (1852 – 1912)

Peter spent in his early married life in Barnby where his wife was brought up. The couple moved to Carlton Colville in the mid 1880s where the family settled. Part of the area of Carlton Colville later became known as Oulton Broad.

Marriage

Peter married Sarah Ann Beamish (1852 – 1943) pictured below, the daughter of James Beamish and Sarah Smith.

Sarah Ann Baxter (nee Beamish)

Parish Church of Barnby – 3rd February, 1876
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
Peter Baxter 23 Bachelor Fisherman North Cove George Baxter Labourer
Sarah Ann Beamish 22 Spinster   Barnby James Beamish Labourer
In the presence of us: Isaac Beamish and Phebe Beamish

Children

Peter and Sarah Ann had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
28 Aug 1876 22 Oct 1876 Jessie Alice Barnby Fisherman Parish Church of Barnby
06 Mar 1878 14 Jul 1878 Isaac Barnby Fisherman Parish Church of Barnby
23 Jul 1879   Sarah Anna Barnby Fisherman Parish Church of Barnby
03 Jun 1881 24 Jul 1881 Phebe Barnby Fisherman Parish Church of Barnby
08 Sep 1882 31 May 1885 Sarah Ann Barnby Fisherman Parish Church of Barnby
24 Apr 1885 31 May 1885 Charles Barnby Fisherman Parish Church of Barnby
13 Jul 1886 19 Sep 1886 Olive Selina Barnby Fisherman Parish Church of Barnby
29 Feb 1888 01 Apr 1888 Peter Fisherman & Inn keeper Parish Church of Barnby
24 Jul 1890 12 Oct 1890 Charles Edward Fisherman & Inn keeper Parish Church of Barnby
04 Sep 1891 12 Mar 1893 Norah Ada Inn Keeper & Boat Owner Parish Church of Carlton Colville
09 Jan 1893 12 Mar 1893 James Roland Boat Owner Parish Church of Carlton Colville
11 Jun 1894 19 Aug 1894 Lawson William Boat Owner Parish Church of Carlton Colville
24 Jul 1896 20 Sep 1896 Lawson Gifford Boat Owner Parish Church of Carlton Colville
20 Sep 1899 12 Feb 1900 Kathleen Boat Owner Parish Church of Carlton Colville

Census

1881

Dwelling – Brick Lane, Barnby
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Sarah A Baxter Head M 28 Fisherman’s wife Barnby
Jessie Baxter Daughter   4   Barnby
Isaac Baxter Son   3   Barnby
Sarah A Baxter Daughter   1   Barnby

I have been unable to locate Peter Baxter in the 1881 census, I assume he was out at sea, fishing at this time.

1891

Dwelling – The Crown, Beccles Road, Carlton Colville
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Peter Baxter Head M 37 Boat Owner North Cove
Sarah Ann Baxter Wife M 37   Barnby
Jessie Baxter Daughter   14 Beatster net Barnby
Phebe Baxter Daughter   10 Scholar Barnby
Sarah Ann Baxter Daughter   9 Scholar Barnby
Peter Baxter Son   3   Carlton Colville
Charles E Baxter Son   8 months   Carlton Colville

Olive Baxter aged 4 was visiting Charles Taylor and Phebe Taylor (Uncle and Aunt) in Barsham.

The Crown

The Crown

 

1901

Dwelling – Beccles Road, Carlton Colville
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Peter Baxter Head M 48 Boat owner own account North Cove
Sarah Ann Baxter Wife M 48   Barnby
Phebe Baxter Daughter S 19 Beatster Garwood Worker Barnby
Sarah Ann Baxter Daughter S 18 Dressmaker worker Barnby
Olive Baxter Daughter   14   Barnby
Peter Baxter Son   13 Scholar Carlton Colville
Charles Baxter Son   10 Scholar Carlton Colville
Nora A Baxter Daughter   9 Scholar Carlton Colville
James R Baxter Son   8 Scholar Carlton Colville
Lawson Baxter Son   4 Scholar Carlton Colville

1911

Dwelling –Prospect Place, Beccles Road, Oulton Broad
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Peter Baxter Head M 59 Boat Owner North Cove
Sarah Ann Baxter Wife M 58 Help with business Barnby
Olive Baxter Daughter S 24 Help with business Barnby
Peter Baxter Son S 22 Carpenter Carlton Colville
Charles Baxter Son S 20 Engine Driver at Engineering works Carlton Colville
Norah Baxter Daughter S 19 Milliner Carlton Colville
Roland Baxter Son S 18 Fisherman Carlton Colville
Lawson Baxter Son   14 School Carlton Colville

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Whites Suffolk Directory 1891-2 Carlton Colville Commercial P Baxter – Beer house
Kelly’s Directory of Cambs, Norfolk & Suffolk 1892 Carlton Colville Commercial Peter Baxter – Beer retailer
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1904 Oulton Broad Commercial Baxter, Peter – Boat Owner, Beccles Road
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1912 Oulton Broad Commercial Baxter, Peter – Boat Owner, Bridge Road
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1916 Oulton Broad Commercial Baxter, Peter (Mrs) – Boat Owner, Bridge Road
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1929 Oulton Broad Commercial Baxter, Peter (Mrs) – Boat Owner, Prospect House, Beccles Road
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1935 Oulton Broad Commercial Sarah Ann Baxter (Mrs) – Boat owner, Prospect House, Beccles Road
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1937 Oulton Broad Private Sarah Ann Baxter (Mrs) – Prospect House, Beccles Road

Prospect House

Prospect House

Boats

LT 1172 Constant Friend

LT 1172 Constant Friend

Peter owned the following boats:

Boat name Reg Date owner Type Built for
Nil DesperanduM LT 111 1879 – 1901 Wooden dandy drifter W & P Baxter / Baxter Bros.
Prince Imperial LT 113 1885 – 1889 Wooden dandy converter W & P Baxter / Baxter Bros.
Minne LT 284 1892 – 1894 Wooden dandy drifter D & F Fuller
Excellent LT 638 1894 – 1899 Wooden dandy drifter P Baxter
Speedwell LT 85 1899 – 1908 Wooden ketch trawler P Baxter
Expert LT 613 1900- 1905 Wooden dandy drifter William Strowger
Excelsior LT 219* 1904 –1912    
Young Roland LT 219 1908 – 1912 Wooden steam drifter P Baxter
Girl Norah LT 1137 1911 – 1912 Wooden steam drifter P Baxter

*Excelsior’s registration in error?

LT 219 Young Roland

LT 219 Young Roland

Sarah Ann owned the following boats:

Boat name Reg Date owner Type Built for
Young Roland LT 219 1912 – 1924 Wooden steam drifter P Baxter
Girl Norah LT 1137 1912 – 1926 Wooden steam drifter P Baxter
Fisher Boy LT 334 1920 – 1931 Wooden steam drifter S R Burroughs

LT 334 Fisher Boy

LT 334 Fisher Boy

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 08 Nov 1884 Alleged Serious offence By Dutch Fisherman
A Lowestoft crew fired on at sea
On Monday morning the Nil Desperandum, a lugger belonging to Mr. Baxter, of Lowestoft, came into harbour, the master and owner reporting that at midnight on Saturday his nets were cut by an Ostend trawler, and that he and one crew pursued the trawler in a boat in order, if possible, to ascertain its name and number. When within 30 yards of the trawler they saw two of the trawler’s crew come up out of the cabin with firearms, and almost immediately afterwards the occupants of the small boat were fired at by one of the trawler’s crew. They directly fell to the bottom of the boat, and while there saw the other man come to the side of the trawler with his gun in hand, intending also to fire. They however lay still and allowed the boat to drift away in order to escape from the trawler, and thus preserve their own lives. The master reported the case to the Collector of Customs, who has forwarded the particulars to the proper authorities. During Monday afternoon a telegram was received from Mr De Canx, of Yarmouth, to the effect that the nets of the Three Sisters, of Lowestoft, Mr G Cutting, owner, had been picked up by a Dutch boat “Ky., No 2.” Considerable feeling is being manifested by the fisherman at the repeated attacks to which they have been subjected by the foreigners, and some of the boats have gone to sea armed in self-defence.
Eastern Daily Press 04 Aug 1887 The license of the Crown Inn, Carlton Coville, was transferred from Mary Hunter to Peter Baxter.
Norfolk News 14 Dec 1889 ACCIDENT ON BOARD A FISHING – BOAT. – On Monday, as the fishing-boat Nil Desperandum, LT. 3, owner, Mr P. Baxter, was being brought into Harbour by a tug, the tow-rope broke and knocked down one of the crew named William Reed, who received a fracture of the leg. As soon as the boat arrived at the Market the young man, who belongs to Carlton Colville, was conveyed to the Hospital, where he received due attention.
The Ipswich Journal 11 Jul 1891 Shipping Intelligence
On Tuesday afternoon the drifter Nil Desperandum, belonging to Mr Baxter, of Oulton, was leaving Lowestoft when she ran into the pier at the entrance to the dock. The deck is badly started. (sic)
Lowestoft Journal 16 Jul 1892 Carlton Colville
Transfer of License – On Wednesday the license of the Crown public-house was transferred from Peter Baxter to Charles Crosby.
Diss Express 05 May 1899 Lowestoft
FISHING BOAT WRECKED – Information was received at Lowestoft on Wednesday of serious loss to a local fishing-boat owner, Mr Peter Baxter, of Carlton Colville. The Excellent has this season been engaged in the mackerel fishing at the west of England, and on Tuesday night she was entering Newlyn with a catch of 7000 mackerel, when she ran on to the Buck Rocks, and in a few minutes became a total wreck. The crew, numbering eight, just managed to escape by jumping into the small boat, not even having time to save any of their belongings. They were afterwards landed at Newlyn.
Eastern Daily Press 07 Nov 1901 Accident – Peter Baxter of Carlton Colville was admitted into Hospital on Wednesday, having fractured his knee-cap in endeavouring to descend from a cart.
London Gazette 08 Nov 1912 PETER BAXTER, Deceased
Pursuant to the Act of Parliament of the 22nd and 23rd Vic., Cap 35, intituled “An Act to further amend the Law of Property and to relieve Trustees.”
Notice is hereby given, that all creditors and other persons having any debts, claims or demands upon or against the estate of Peter Baxter, late of Carlton Colville, in the County of Suffolk, Fishing Boat-Owner (who died at Carlton Colville aforesaid on the twenty-third day of May, 1912, and whose will was duly proved by Sarah Ann Baxter of Prospect House, Carlton Colville, aforesaid, Widow and Albert Edward Beamish, of The Avenue, Kirkley, in the said County of Suffolk, Fishing Boat-Owner, in the Probate Division of the High Court of Justice, at the Principal Registry, on the sixteenth day of August, 1912), are hereby required to send in writing, the particulars of their debts, claims and demands to the undersigned, Ernest Edward Johnson, the Solicitor of the said Sarah Ann Baxter and Albert Edward Beamish, at his office situated as stated at the foot of this notice, on or before the tenth day of December 1912; and notice is hereby also given, that at the expiration of the last mentioned day the said Sarah Ann Baxter and Albert Edward Beamish will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which the said Sarah Ann Baxter and Albert Edward Beamish have then had notice; and that the said Sarah Ann Baxter and Albert Edward Beamish will not be liable for the said assets, or any part thereof, so distributed to any persons of whose claim the said Sarah Ann Baxter and Albert Edward Beamish have not had notice at the time of the distribution. – Dated this sixth day of November, 1912
Earnest E Johnson of Grove Chambers, Lowestoft, in the County of Suffolk, Solicitor to the said Sarah Ann Baxter and Albert Ernest Beamish.

Will Information

1912
Effects £4400 9s 5d
Baxter Peter of Carlton Colville Suffolk died 23 May 1912 Probate London 16 August to Sarah Ann Baxter widow and Albert Edward Beamish Fishing Boat owner.

1943
Effects £1505 10s 1d
Baxter Sarah Ann of 55 Holt-road Norwich widow died 14 January 1943 Probate Llandudno 8 May to Charles Edward Baxter engineer and Nora Ada Jacob (wife of Edward Jacob).

Death

When and where died – 23rd May, 1912, Beccles Road, Oulton Broad
Name and surname Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant
Peter Baxter Male 60 years Boat owner Diabetes Mellitus. Coma Peter Baxter son, present at the death Beccles Road, Oulton Broad.

Epitaph:

Carlton Colville St Peter

View gravestone

In

The Loving Remembrance of

PETER BAXTER

The beloved husband of

SARAH ANN BAXTER

Who passed peacefully into rest

May 23rd 1912

Aged 60 Years

He is in safety with his God
Secure from sin and care
And the bright day cannot be far
When he shall meet Him there
We doubt that for one so true
There must be other nobler work to do

Also of the above

SARAH ANN BAXTER

Who passed peacefully into rest

Jan 14th 1943

Aged 90 years

Peace perfect peace

Re-United

John Baxter (1859 – 1931)

Lived most of his life in the North Cove and Barnby.

Marriage

John married Ellen Phoebe Taylor (1857-1943) the daughter of John Taylor and Mary Ann Barwood. The Taylor family has other links with the Baxter family. Ellen’s brother Charles Taylor was married to Phoebe Beamish the sister of Sarah Ann Beamish.

The Register Office for the District of Mutford – 3rd November, 1883
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
John Baxter 25 Bachelor Fisherman Barnby Suffolk George Baxter (dec) Labourer
Ellen Phoebe Taylor 26 Spinster   Barnby Suffolk John Taylor Farmer
In the presence of us: John Taylor and Charlotte Taylor

Children

John and Ellen had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
05 Dec 1883 27 Jan 1884 Frederick Charles Barnby Fisherman Parish Church of Barnby
05 May 1895 21 Jul 1895 Charles John Barnby fish hawker Parish Church of Barnby
  22 Oct 1899 Clara Ellen Mary Barnby fish dealer Parish Church of Barnby

Census

1891

Dwelling – 2 Cove street, North Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
John Baxter Head M 31 Butcher North Cove
Ellen Baxter Wife M 33   Barsham
Frederick Baxter Son   7   Barnby

1901

Dwelling – Beccles Road, Barnby
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
John Baxter Head M 41 Fish merchant own account North Cove
Ellen Phoebe Baxter Wife M 43   Barnby
Frederick Baxter Son S 17 Market Gardener own account Barnby
Charles John Baxter Son   5   Barnby
Clara Ellen Baxter Daughter   1   Barnby
Mary Ann Taylor Mother-in-law Wid 81   Gillingham Norfolk

1911

Dwelling – Beccles Road, Barnby
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
John Baxter Head M 51 Market Gardener North Cove
Ellen P Baxter Wife M 53   Barsham
Frederick C Baxter Son S 26 Gardener Barnby
Charles J Baxter Son   15 Juvenile Barnby
Clare E Baxter Daughter   11 Juvenile Barnby

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 10 Nov 1883 Baxter – Taylor – 3rd inst. At the registrar’s Office, Lowestoft, John Baxter to Ellen Phebe Taylor.
Lowestoft Journal 23 Dec 1899 LOWESTOFT POLICE
A COB AND ITS MISHAP
On Monday, at the Police Court…John Baxter, of Barnby, dealer, was summoned for working a mare while in an unfit state on November 1{9}th Inspector Hunt of the S. P. C. A., said he saw the defendant in Salby Street, Lowestoft, in charge of a chestnut cob, attached to a cart laden with herrings. Noticing the animal was lame, he stopped it and that it was suffering from a cracked heel. It was unfit for work. Hearing that Mr Smith of Beccles had treated the animal he asked him and was told that the animal had been suffering from a sprained fetlock. Defendant declared that the animal was all right when he left home. He pulled it up at the Suffolk B?, and when going home it turned lame. Mr Adams asked how it was that the summons had not been dealt with before. The Inspector said he had a large district to cover and had to make enquires. Mr. Adams- No doubt you have done your duty, but I do think it a small case. Defendant was fined 10s. including costs.

Death

Barnby St John Baptist

Buried Name Comment
16 Sep 1931 John Baxter Of 3 Chapel Hill, Barnby, Aged 71

Lothingland District

Died Name Comment
1943 Ellen P Baxter Aged 86

William Baxter (1862 – 1934)

Spent much of his life in North Cove, with a short spell in the 1890’s in Barnby.

Education

Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
26 Jul 1862 06 Oct 1873 Beccles Board Council Boys School George and Clementina (Labourer) North Cove 20 Sep 1875  

Marriage

William married Marian Newson (1860 – 1949) the daughter of John (James) Newson and Joanna Bales.

The Lowestoft Congregational Chapel, London Road – 19th August, 1884
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
William Baxter 22 Bachelor Wheelwright Barnby Suffolk George Baxter (deceased) Labourer
Marian Newson 24 Spinster   Barnby Suffolk John Newson Labourer
In the presence of us: James Newson and M. L. Robinson

Children

William and Marian had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
19 Jul 1885 09 Aug 1885 George Edward North Cove Wheelwright Parish Church of North Cove
28 Aug 1887 06 Nov 1887 James Rae North Cove Fisherman Parish Church of North Cove
07 Aug 1890 02 Nov 1890 Ella Marian Barnby Fisherman Parish Church of North Cove
04 Apr 1900 08 Jul 1900 Beryl Bayse North Cove Wheelwright Parish Church of North Cove

Census

1891

Dwelling – Beccles Road, Barnby
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 29 Wheelwright North Cove
Marianne Baxter Wife M 30   Southwold
George Baxter Son   5   North Cove
Ella Marion Baxter Daughter   8 mths   Barnby

1901

Dwelling – Breeze Cottage, North Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 39 Wheelwright North Cove
Marianne Baxter Wife M 40   Southwold
George Baxter Son   15 Gardener not domestic North Cove
Ella Baxter Daughter   11   Barnby
Beryl Baxter Daughter   1   North Cove

1911

Dwelling – Marsh Lane, North Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 50 Market Gardener North Cove
Marianne Baxter Wife M 50   Southwold
George Baxter Son S 25 Market Gardener North Cove
Beryl Baxter Daughter   10 School North Cove

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1912 North Cove Commercial Baxter, William – Market Gardener
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1916 North Cove Commercial Baxter, William – Market Gardener
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1929 North Cove Commercial Baxter, William – Market Gardener

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
East Anglian Daily Times 26 Jan 1901 William Baxter, North Cove, was charged with being drunk while in charge of a horse and cart, at Beccles, on the 4th. Inst. James Cable gave evidence to the effect that defendant collided with him in Worlingham Road, with the result that complainant and his wife were upset. He stated that defendant was drunk, and his wife, Inspector Reeve, and Alfred Girling gave evidence in support of that statement. Defendant, who was represented by Mr. Taylor, denied that he was drunk, and a companion of his, Robert King, dealer, said the same. The Bench convicted, and fined the prisoner £2 7s. 6., including costs, or 14 days’ imprisonment.

Will Information

1935
Effects £410
Baxter William of The Elms North Cove Beccles Suffolk died 2 June 1934 at Sunny Nook Barnby Suffolk Probate London 14 January to Marianne Baxter widow and George Edward Baxter Market Gardener

Death

Lothingland District

Died Name Comment
1949 Marianne Baxter Aged 89

Epitaph:

North Cove St Botolph

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In

Memory of

WILLIAM BAXTER

The beloved husband of

MARIANNE BAXTER

Who died 2nd June 1934

Aged 71 years

At rest

What happened to the child of James Baxter and Mary Bunn of North Cove?

Walter Baxter (1861 – 1932)

Walter spent much of his early life in North Cove, before moving to Barnby. Walter and his wife were buried in the family plot in North Cove.

Education

Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
11 yrs 11 mths Sep 1873 Beccles Board Council Boys School James & Mary (Labourer) North Cove 26 Sep 1876  

Marriage

Walter married Ellen Louisa Goffin (1861 – 1938) the daughter of William Goffin and Lucy Huke.

Parish Church of North Cove – 31st January, 1886
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
Walter Baxter full age Bachelor Machinist North Cove James Baxter Labourer
Ellen Louisa Goffin full age Spinster   North Cove William Goffin Wheelwright
In the presence of us: Arthur William Goffin and Mary Ann Goffin

Children

Walter and Ellen had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
02 Feb 1887 17 Apr 1887 James Herbert North Cove Wheelwright Parish Church of North Cove
18 Aug 1896 11 Oct 1896 Gladys Mary North Cove Wheelwright Parish Church of North Cove

Census

1891

Dwelling – Beccles Road, Barnby
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Walter Baxter Head M 29 Wheelwright North Cove
Ellen Baxter Wife M 29   Barnby
James Baxter Son   4   North Cove
Jane Whittingham Lodger S 31 School mistress Ripponden Yorkshire

1901

Dwelling – Beccles Road, Barnby
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Walter Baxter Head M 39 Wheelwright North Cove
Ellen Louisa Baxter Wife M 39   Barnby
James Herbert Baxter Son   14   Barnby
Gladys Mary Baxter Daughter   4   Barnby
Jane Whittingham Lodger S 41 School mistress Ripponden Yorkshire

1911

Dwelling – Beccles Road, Barnby
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Walter Baxter Head M 49 Wheelwright North Cove
Ellen Baxter Wife M 49   Barnby
Gladys Mary Baxter Daughter   14 School Barnby
Jane Whittingham Lodger S 51 School Mistress Ripponden Yorkshire

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1900 Barnby Commercial Baxter, Walter – Engineer’s foreman
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1904 Barnby Commercial Baxter, Walter – Engineer’s foreman

Will Information

1932
Effects £1111 4s 1d
Baxter Walter of Barnby Suffolk died 24 July 1932 Probate London 10 September to James Herbert Baxter Dairyman and Gladys Mary Baxter spinster.

1938
Effects £882 16s 8d
Baxter Ellen Louisa of Foundry Lane Barnby Suffolk widow died 16 November 1938 Probate London 19 December to James Herbert Baxter smallholder and Gladys Mary Baxter spinster.

Epitaph:

North Cove St Botolph

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In

Loving Memory

of

WALTER BAXTER

The beloved husband of

ELLEN BAXTER

Who died July 24th 1932

Aged 70 years

Also of

ELLEN LOUISA

The beloved wife of the above

Who died Nov 16th 1938

Aged 77 years

"Thy will be done."

What happened to the child of William Baxter and Marianne Newson of North Cove?

George Edward Baxter (1885 – 1980)

Education

Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
19 Jul 1885 12 Sep 1898 Beccles Board Council Boys School William (Wheelwright) North Cove    

Marriage

George married Florence Esther Johns (1892 –1991) the daughter of William Johns and Emma Sayse, in 1914.

Children

George and Florence had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
16 Oct 1914 Paul William Sayes Mother’s maiden name Johns North Cove
04 Apr 1916 Enid Marion Sayes Mother’s maiden name Johns North Cove
After 1918 Ivor Edward Arthur Sayes Mother’s maiden name Johns North Cove

Epitaph:

North Cove St Botolph

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In

Loving Memory of

GEORGE EDWARD

BAXTER

Born 19th July 1885

Died 27th Dec 1980

Also

His wife

FLORENCE ESTHER

Died November 18th 1991

Aged 99 years

Reunited

James Rae Baxter (1887 – 1890)

Death

When and where died – 30th March, 1890, Barnby
Name and surname Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant
James Rae Baxter Male 2 years Son of William Baxter wheelwright journeyman Whooping cough 14 days Bronchial pneumonia William Baxter present at the death Barnby

North Cove St Botolph

Buried Name Comment
03 Apr 1890 James Rae Baxter Aged 2

Epitaph:

North Cove St Botolph

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In

Memory of

RAE

Beloved child of

WILLIAM & MARIANNE BAXTER

Born August 28th 1887

Died March 30th 1890

O’, Not in cruelty not in wrath
This reaper came that day;
Twas an Angle visited the Green Earth
And took the Flower away.

Ella Marian (Marion) Baxter (1890 – 1978) and Beryl Bayse Baxter (1900 – 1995)

Ella and her sister Beryl never married.

Education

Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
10 Apr 1900 Sep 1913 Peddlars Lane Board Girls School Beccles William Baxter The Elms, North Cove    

Census

1911

Dwelling – 19 Station Road, Beccles
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
John Edward Newson Head M 53 Supt of Police Southwold
Emma Phoebe Newson Wife M 52   Yoxford
Ella Marian Baxter Niece S 20   Barnby

Epitaph:

North Cove St Botolph

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In

Loving memory of

MARION BAXTER

Born 7th August 1891

Died 8th June 1978

God is our hope and strength

Also

Beryl B BAXTER

Born 10th April 1900

Died 14th April 1995

* Believe that the date of birth of (Ella) Marion should be the 7th August 1890.

What happened to the child of Walter Baxter and Ellen Louisa Goffin of North Cove?

James Herbert Baxter (1887 – 1962)

From what I can tell spent his whole life in North Cove.

Education

Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
02 Feb 1887 21 Sep 1896 Beccles Board Council Boys School Walter (Carpenter) Barnby    

Marriage

James married Kate Brighton (1887 – 1968) the daughter of Samuel Brighton and Martha Clarke.

Parish Church of Barnby – 6th April, 1910
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 Herbert Baxter 23 Bachelor Wheelwright Barnby Walter Baxter Foreman
Kate Brighton 24 Spinster   Barnby Samuel Brighton Labourer
In the presence of us: Nellie Jeannette Sayes,
Emma Sayes and Gladys Mary Baxter

Children

James and Kate had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
29 Sep 1910 Ralph Herbert Mother’s maiden name Brighton North Cove
03 Dec 1914 Marjorie Kathleen Mother’s maiden name Brighton North Cove
1918 Alan Claude Mother’s maiden name Brighton North Cove
After 1918 Mary Adeline Mother’s maiden name Brighton North Cove
After 1918 James William Mother’s maiden name Brighton North Cove
After 1918 Rita Olive Mother’s maiden name Brighton North Cove

Census

1911

Dwelling – The Street, North Cove
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
James Herbert Baxter Head M 24 Wheelwright Barnby
Kate Baxter Wife M 25   St Lawrence
Ralph Herbert Baxter Son   6 months   North Cove

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk 1937 North Cove Commercial Jas Baxter – Horbt market gardener

Will Information

1962
£3308 12s 8d
Baxter John Herbert of South View The Street North Cove Suffolk died 8 September 1962 at Lowestoft and North Suffolk Hospital Lowestoft Probate London 8 November to Gladys Mary Baxter spinster and Allan Claud Baxter nurseryman.

Epitaph:

North Cove St Botolph

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To

The Loving memory of

JAMES HERBERT BAXTER

Died Sept 8th 1962

Aged 75 Years

And his dear wife

KATE

Reunited June 26th 1968

Aged 81 years

Gladys Mary Baxter (1896 – 1991)

Gladys was a teacher at the local school.

Epitaph:

North Cove St Botolph

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To

The Loving memory of

BLANCHE SHUKER

Born 1st April 1902

Died 31st October 1981

R-I-P

Also

GLADYS MARY BAXTER

Born 18th August 1896

Died 6th April 1991

What happened to the child of Alfred Baxter and Sarah Ann Beamish of North Cove?

Amos Alfred Baxter (1870 – 1934)

Amos lived in Suffolk until the early 1890s, before moving to Staffordshire where he married and raised his family.

Education

Date of Birth Admission Date School Guardian Abode Date Left Reason Left
24 Oct 1870 07 Jan 1878 Beccles Board Council Boys School Alfred & Sarah Ann Baxter Swines Green 04 Oct 1880  

Marriage

Amos married Mary Annie Hinton (1867- 1915) daughter of William Hinton and Hannah Jane Taylor. He married Elizabeth Hudson in 1919, Burton-On-Trent.

Parish Church of Burton Upon Trent, St Paul – 25th December, 1893
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
Amos Alfred Baxter 23 Bachelor Blacksmith 135 Princes Street Alfred Baxter Labourer
Mary Annie Hinton 26 Spinster   80 Charles Street William Hinton Blacksmith
In the presence of us:

Children

Amos and Mary had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
16 Jan 1895 Gladys May Mother’s maiden name Hinton Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
21 May 1898 Marjorie Muriel Mother’s maiden name Hinton Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire

Census

1901

Dwelling – 16 Wyggeston Street, Horninglow, Staffordshire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Amos A Baxter Head M 30 Brewery Blacksmith North Cove
Mary A Baxter Wife M 32   Lulsley Hereford
Gladys M Baxter Daughter   6   Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Marjory M Baxter Daughter   3   Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire

1911

Dwelling – 70 Carlton Road, Horninglow, Burton on Trent
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Amos Baxter Head M 41 Blacksmith Mutford
Annie Baxter Wife M 42   Lulsley Hereford
Gladys Baxter Daughter S 16   Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Marjory Baxter Daughter   14 School Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Derby Daily Telegraph 21 Mar 1934 Mr. A. A. Baxter
The funeral service of Mr. Amos Alfred Baxter, of Twyford-road, Willington, was held Willington Church. The Rev. J. E. Spinks officiated.
The mourners were: Mrs. Baxter (widow), Mrs. Haybittle (daughter). Master G. Haybittle (grandson), Mr. and Mrs. A. Baxter (brother and sister-in-law), Mrs. Sharman (sister), Mrs. Bell (niece), Mr. Spriggs (son-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Smith (brother and sister-in-law). Mr. A. Smith (nephew), Mr. and Mrs. Gibson (nephew and niece), Mr. H. Hudson (brother-in-law) and Mr. Brown.
Wreaths were sent by: Mrs. Baxter; Gladie and Geoffrey: Mr. and Mrs. Baxter and sister; Marjorie and Harold; Mrs. Hobbs and family; Mr. and Mrs. Gibson; Mr. and Mrs. W. Smith; Mr. and Mrs. A. Smith; Mr. H. Hudson and family; Mr. and Mrs. S. Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson; Messrs. Orton and Spooner, fellow workmen; Mr. and Mrs. Ram and daughter; Mr. Brown; Mrs. Smith and Miss Hammond.
The arrangements were by the Derby Cooperative Society Ltd.

Will Information

1934
Effects £1030

Baxter Amos Alfred of Cove Bungalow Twyford-Road Willington Derbyshire died 14 March 1934 Probate London 27 April to Gladys May Haybittle widow and Marjorie Muriel Spriggs (wife of Harold Spriggs)

Death

Burton Upon Trent

Buried Name Comment
1915 Mary A Baxter Aged 47
1934 Amos A Baxter Aged 63

Arthur Baxter (1875 – 1944)

Arthur lived in Suffolk until the early 1890s, before moving to Staffordshire where he married and raised his family.

Marriage

Arthur Baxter married Elizabeth Alice Gopsill (1867 – 1955) daughter of Samuel Gopsill and Elizabeth Deeley, on the 28th March, 1896, Burton Upon Trent.

Children

Arthur and Elizabeth had the following:

Born Baptised Name Comment Where
11 Oct 1896 23 Dec 1896 Reginald Arthur Of Arthur and Alice Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
04 Feb 1900 29 Apr 1900 Constance Annie Of Arthur and Alice Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire

Census

1901

Dwelling – 44 Forest Road, Outwoods, Staffordshire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Arthur Baxter Head M 27 Brewer’s maltster North Cove
Elizabeth Baxter Wife M 31   Burton Staffordshire
Reginald Baxter Son   4   Burton Staffordshire
Constance Baxter Daughter   1   Burton Staffordshire

1911

Dwelling – 94 Princess Street, Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Arthur Baxter Head M 36 Blacksmith & Turner Mutford
Alice E Baxter Wife M 40   Burton Staffordshire
Reginald Baxter Son   14 Errand Boy Burton Staffordshire
Constance A Baxter Daughter   11 School Burton Staffordshire

Death

Burton Upon Trent

Buried Name Comment
1944 Arthur Baxter Aged 69
1955 Alice E Baxter Aged 87

Agnes Lois Baxter (1877 – 1951 )

Marriage

Agnes married George Sharman (1870 -1917) the son of Richard Sharman and Emily Foreman.

Parish Church of North Cove – 12th July, 1897
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Father’s name and surname Rank or profession of father
George Sharman 24 Bachelor Fisherman North Cove Richard Sharman Deceased Labourer
Agnes Lois Baxter 20 Spinster   North Cove Alfred Baxter Brick maker
In the presence of us: Alfred Baxter and Elizabeth Alice Baxter