Baxters of Stoven

Stoven

Stoven is a small village 5 miles from Southwold. Its economy was agricultural and timber driven. The church is dedicated to St Peter.

Nineteenth Century Baxters

The Baxters that arrive in Stoven in the nineteenth century came from other Baxter families well established in the area.

What happened to the children of Richard Baxter and Eliza Woolnough of Stoven?

William Baxter (1857 – 1925)

William like many of his contemporaries moved around in search of work. He lived in Sotherton before moving to Levington where his wife was born.

Marriage

William married Emma Brown (1866 – 1940) the daughter of John Brown and Mary Ann Goreham.

Parish Church of Stoven – 11th July, 1889
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
William Baxter 29 Bachelor Labourer Stoven Richard Baxter Gamekeeper
Emma Brown 24 Spinster Stoven John Brown Mariner
In the presence of us: Richard Baxter and Ellen Brown

Children

William and Emma had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1891 20 Sep 1891 Annie Richelda Marianne Sotherton labourer Parish church of Sotherton
04 Oct 1901 John Richard Mother’s maiden name Brown Levington

Census

1881

Dwelling – Vessel: Isabel, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter other Unmar 22 AB Seaman Brampton

1891

Dwelling – Blything road, Sotherton
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 32 Agricultural labourer Wangford
Emma Baxter Wife M 24 Levington

1901

Dwelling – Gun Hill cottage, Levington
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 43 Boatman fish hawker Wangford
Emma Baxter Wife M 34 Levington
Annie R M Baxter Daughter 9 Sotherton

1911

Dwelling – Stoven wood
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Richard Baxter Head M 79 Game Keeper Wangford
Eliza Baxter Wife M 75 Chediston
Emma Baxter Daughter-In-Law M 34 Levington
Annie Eliza Lee Daughter M 37 Wangford
William Plumb Grandson S 24 Labourer on Farm Islington

 

Dwelling – 23 St Aubyns Road, Lowestoft
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 52 Corporation Labourer Wangford

* Annie was working as a housemaid at The Rectory, Kirkley and John Richard was visiting the Colby family at 43 Lorne Road, Kirkley.

Death

Mutford District

Buried Name Comment
1925 William Baxter Aged 67

Lothingland District

Buried Name Comment
1940 Emma Baxter Aged 72

Emma Baxter (1858 – 1939)

Census

1881

Dwelling – 78 Tufnell Park Road, Islington
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Joseph Wilson Head M 74 Interest of money and Annuity Addingham, Cumberland
Elizabeth Wilson Wife M 75 Hesket, Cumberland
Emma Baxter Serv Unmar 23 Central servant Wangford

Marriage

Emma married Cornelius Newman (1855 – 1929) son of Emma Mansfield and stepson of George Newman, in 1886. Son Herbert Baxter Newman was born in 1886.

Ellen Baxter (1860 – 1925)

Marriage

Ellen married Charles Plum (Plumb) (1860 – 1940) the son of James Plum and Jane Daniels.

Parish Church Holloway of St James – 1stFebruary, 1886
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Charles Plum 24 Bachelor Railway Coalman St James Holloway James Plum Labourer
Ellen Baxter 24 Spinster St James Holloway Richard Baxter Gamekeeper
In the presence of us: E Baxter and W Baxter

Richard Baxter (1862 – 1932)

Richard settles in Kirkley where he raises his family.

Marriage

Marriage License Affidavit: 07 Jan 1889 – Richard Baxter and Mary Smith. Singleman of Stoven and singlewoman of Shaddingfield. To be married at Shaddingfield, Mary Smith a minor.

Richard married Mary Jane Smith (1867 – 1956) the daughter of William Smith and Harriet Clark.

Parish Church of Shadingfield – 9th January, 1889
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Richard Baxter 25 Bachelor Fisherman Shadingfield Richard Baxter Gamekeeper
Mary Smith 20 Spinster Shadingfield William Smith Mariner
In the presence of us: William Smith and Emma Baxter

Children

Richard and Mary had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
18 Sep 1891 25 Dec 1891 Hilda Marion Lowestoft yacht owner Parish church of Shadingfield
06 Sep 1899 05 Nov 1899 Richard William Lowestoft boat owner Parish church of Shadingfield
28 Jul 1904 Ivy Ellen Mother’s maiden name Smith Lowestoft
1910 Myrtle Evelyn Mother’s maiden name Smith Lowestoft

Census

1881

Dwelling – Vessel: Brothers, Penzance, Cornwall
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
John Breach Other M 44 Master Hastings, Sussex
Robert Harvey Other Unmar 22 Mate Stoven
Robert Farlster Other M 24 Oresman Carlton Colville
Richard Baxter Other Unmar 19 Whaleman Wangford
Albert Bird Other Unmar 18 Netstower Kessingland
John Winyard Other Unmar 17 Capsainman Wangford
Charles Rivetts Other Unmar 20 Capsainman Hulver
Frederick Edwards Other Unmar 18 Capsainman Estaton
Harry Harvey Other Unmar 15 Rope coile Stoven
Albert Armes Other Unmar 12 Cook Lowestoft

1891

Dwelling – Beccles Road, Shadingfield
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
William Smith Head M 42 Ag Lab Weston
Harriet Smith Wife M 47 Willingham
Arthur Smith Son Unmar 20 Ag Lab Shadingfield
William Smith Son 16 Ag Lab Shadingfield
Ernest Smith Son 13 Ag Lab Shadingfield
Walter Smith Son 10 Scholar Shadingfield
Edith Smith Daughter 7 Scholar Shadingfield
Mary Baxter Daughter M 22 Shadingfield
Richard Baxter Son-In-Law M 27 Fish salesman Wangford

1901

Dwelling – 10 Lawson Road, Kirkley
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Richard Baxter Head M 38 Pleasure boat owner Wangford
Mary Baxter Wife M 32 Shadingfield
Hilda Baxter Daughter 9 Lowestoft
William Baxter Son 1 Kirkley

1911

Dwelling – 10 Lawson Road, Kirkley
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Richard Baxter Head M 48 Pleasure Boat Owner Wangford
Mary Jane Baxter Wife M 42 Shadingfield
Hilda Maria Baxter Daughter S 19 Lowestoft
Richard William Baxter Son 11 Lowestoft
Ivy Ellen Baxter Daughter 6 Lowestoft
Myrtle Evelyn Baxter Daughter 6 months Lowestoft

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
T Huke’s Lowestoft Directory 1896 Lowestoft Private / Commercial 10 Lawson Road Westside – Baxter R yachtsman

Will Information

1933
Effects £288 15s
Baxter Richard of 32 Milton-Road Lowestoft died 28 October 1932 Probate London 22 February to William Weaving, Builder.

1957
Effects £812
Baxter Mary Jane of 32 Milton-road Lowestoft widow died 8 December 1956 Probate London 24 April to William Wearing retired builder.

Death

Kirkley Municipal Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
01 Nov 1932 Richard Baxter Fisherman, aged 70. K/FA/85
12 Dec 1956 Mary Jane Baxter Widow, aged 88, 32 Milton Road. K/FA/85

Epitaph:

Kirkley Municipal Cemetery

Peace

In

Loving Memory of

RICHARD BAXTER

The beloved husband of

MARY BAXTER

Who died October 28th 1932

Aged 70 Years

———–

Thy Will be done

Also

MARY JANE BAXTER

Who died December 8th 1956

Aged 88 Years

Annie Eliza Baxter (1873 – ?)

Census

1891

Dwelling – Pakefield Road, Kirkley
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Annie E Baxter Servant S 17 Maid domestic Wangford

Marriage

Annie married George Henry Lee (1870 – ?) the son of (Makepeace)John Lee and Barbara Ann Robinson.

Parish Church of Stoven – 6th April, 1896
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
George Henry Lee 25 Bachelor Clerk St Pancras London John Lee Engineer
Annie Eliza Baxter 22 Spinster Stoven Wood Richard Baxter Gamekeeper
In the presence of us: Emily Baxter and Richard Baxter

Emily Baxter (1876 – 1958)

Census

1901

Dwelling – London St Pancras
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
George H Lee Head M 30 Solicitor (law) clerk Islington
Annie Lee Wife M 27 Wangford
John R Lee Son 2 Pancras
Emily Baxter Sister-In-Law Unmar 25 Wangford

Marriage

Emily married William Henry Pearce (1868 – 1950) the son of George William Peace and Elizabeth Jane Hughers.

Parish Church of Stoven – 22nd November, 1902
Name and Surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
William Henry Pearce full Bachelor Sergeant R.E. Stoven Wood George William Pearce Petty Officer R.N.
Emily Baxter full Spinster Stoven Wood Richard Baxter Gamekeeper
In the presence of us: Richard Baxter and Eliza Baxter

Maud Mary Baxter (1877 – 1877)

Death

Blythburgh Holy Trinity

Buried Name Comment
29 Dec 1877 Maud Mary Baxter Bulcamp in Blything aged 5 months