Baxters of Wingfield

Village sign Wingfield

Wingfield

Wingfield is 7 miles east of Diss and about a mile or so from Fressingfield. The church is dedicated to St Andrew with parish registers dating back to 1538.

What happened to the children of Jeremiah Baxter and Mary Scutts of Wingfield?

Mary Baxter (1782 – 1869)

Children

Mary had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
29 Nov 1799 19 Jan 1800 Dinah Daughter of Mary, base born Parish Church of Wingfield

Parish Records

Wingfield:- Bastardy Bonds for female child of Mary Baxter by William Bootman of Wingfield, Labourer – 16th April 1800.

Marriage

Mary married William Durrant (1781 – 1848), the son of William Durrant and Pleasance/Pleasant Parker. From the parish registers of Thornham Magna:
“William Durrant single man of this parish and Mary Baxter single woman of Stoke Ash were married in this church by banns this 22nd day of May 1809. In the presence of James Baxter and Phoebe Brock.”

John Baxter (1784 – 1810)

The majority of John’s siblings moved away from Wingfield and headed in the direction of Eye Suffolk or over the boarder into Norfolk. There is no sign that John married in Suffolk and was not the John of Bury St Edmunds (1792 – 1841) this was the son of John Baxter and Frances Allen. Nor was John buried in Suffolk unless he died in the workhouse. Searching further afield there was a candidate in Norwich which could be Wingfield John, however there are a number of Johns baptised in Norwich at this time. The following information maybe Wingfield John’s it might not.

Marriage

John Baxter married Rosamond/Rose Atkins (c. 1787 – 1854). From the parish registers of Norwich St Stephens:
“John Baxter bachelor of St Stephens and Rose Atkins spinster married by banns on this 18th day of May 1807. In the presence of John English and John Cobb."

After John’s death Rosamond/Rose married William Duckett in 1816.

Children

John and Rosamond had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
15 Jul 1807 17 Jul 1807 Rosamond John Baxter and Rose Atkins (spinster) Norwich St Stephen
14 Oct 1809 16 Oct 1809 William John Baxter and Rosamond Atkins (spinster) Norwich St Stephen

Death

Norwich St Stephens

Buried Name Comment
11 Mar 1810 John Baxter Aged 25

Elizabeth Baxter (1785 – 1863)

Marriage

Eilzabeth married James Foulger (1781 – 1856) the son of Robert Foulger and Mary Skipper on 16th October 1810, Stoke Ash.

Jeremiah Baxter (1787 – 1867)

Marriage

Jeremiah married Dinah Dunnett (1796 – 1834) the daughter of John Dunnett and Dinah Revel on 25th December 1816, Stradbroke.

Children

Jeremiah and Dinah had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
23 Feb 1817 Emily Daughter of Jeremiah and Dinah, Stradbroke labourer Parish Church of Stradbroke
16 Aug 1818 Maria/Mira Daughter of Jeremiah and Dinah, Stradbroke labourer Parish Church of Stradbroke
28 Sep 1823 Letty/Letitia Daughter of Jeremiah and Dinah, Shelfanger labourer Parish Church of Shelfanger
29 Aug 1830 John Son of Jeremiah and Dinah, Shelfanger labourer Parish Church of Shelfanger
20 Oct 1833 James Son of Jeremiah and Dinah, Shelfanger labourer Parish Church of Shelfanger

Census

1841

Dwelling – Shelfanger
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Jeremiah Baxter 40 Ag Lab Y
John Baxter 11   Y
James Baxter 7   Y
Robert Baxter* 2   Y

*Robert Baxter was the son of Letitia Baxter and possibly the son of Samuel Bolton/Boulton. Robert goes on to use the Bolotn surname after the 1861 census.

1851

Dwelling – Street, Shelfanger
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Samuel Bolton Head M 35 Ag Lab Burston
Latitia Bolton Wife M 30   Shelfanger
Lucy Bolton Daughter   9   Shelfanger
George Bolton Son   6   Shelfanger
Edward Bolton Son   2   Shelfanger
Jeremiah Baxter Lodger Wid 65 Ag Lab Wingfield
James Baxter Lodger S 18   Shelfanger
Robert Baxter Lodger   12   Shelfanger

1861

Dwelling – The Union Workhouse of Guiltcross, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Jeremiah Baxter Pauper Inmate Wid 76 Agricultural Labourer Ringfield

Death

Shelfanger All Saints

Buried Name Comment
11 Sep 1834 Dinah Baxter  
03 Apr 1867 Jeremiah Baxter Aged 80

James Baxter (1789 – ?)

James was transported to Australia on the Lord Meville, departing England on the 14th November, 1828 and arrived in Sydney Cove, New South Wales on 6th May, 1829. In 1836 James obtained a ticket of leave which enabled convicts to work for themselves on condition that they remained in a specific area and reported regularly to local authorities. James was restricted to the Inverary district. Inverary is a homestead (a farmhouse together with the land around it) with a number of mines in the area (iron ore, lead and silver). The nearest village is Marulan and the nearest city is Goulburn. In such a remote area of Australia I lose James after 1836.

Marriage

James married Pheobe Brock (1786 – 1875) the daughter of Edward Brock and Anne Nicholas. From the parish registers of Stradbroke:
James Baxter single man of Wingfield and Pheobe Brock single woman of Stradbroke married in this church by banns this 25th day of December, 1816.

Children

James and Pheobe had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1815 12 Feb 1815 Mary Daughter of James and Sarah*, Stradbrock labourer Parish Church of Stradbroke
1817 28 May 1820 Frances Daughter of James and Pheobe, Stradbrock labourer Parish Church of Stradbroke
1820 28 May 1820 Harriet Daughter of James and Pheobe, Stradbrock labourer Parish Church of Stradbroke
1825 25 Jun 1837 Emma Daughter of James and Pheobe, Hoxne labourer Parish Church of Hoxne

* Believe Sarah was entered by mistake instead of Pheobe.

Census

1841

Dwelling – Market Street, Hoxne
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Pheobe Baxter 50 Laundress Y
Emma Baxter 15   Y

1851

Dwelling – Low Road, Hoxne
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Pheobe Baxter Head Wid 65 Laundress Stradebroke
Emma Baxter Daughter Unmar 25 Dressmaker Hoxne

1861

Dwelling – Bridge Street, Hoxne
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Pheobe Baxter Head Wid 75   Stradebroke
Emma Baxter Daughter Unmar 35 Dressmaker Hoxne

1871

Dwelling – 28 Low Road, Hoxne
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Richard Boyce Head M 75 Agricultural Labourer Syleham
Fanny Boyce Wife M 35 Agricultural Labourer’s wife Stradebrock
Pheobe Baxter Lodger Wid 85 Former Servant Stradebrock

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 04 Mar 1826 James Baxter, convicted of stealing a quantity of wood, the property of Noah Read of Hoxne, one months hard labour.
The Ipswich Journal 13 Oct 1827 The office of Sir Edward’ Kerrison’s Secretary, at Oakley Park, was broken open on Saturday night the 6th of October, or early Sunday morning, and money stolen to the amount of about 50£. Mr. Sparkes, of Yaxley, discovered the thieves, Baxter and Dallenger, two labourers in Sir Edward’s employ, at Botesdale with the bags and money as taken from the desk, on Sunday 7th, and has committed the offenders to Ipswich gaol. They are both inhabitants of Hoxne village.
The Ipswich Journal 26 Jan 1828 Ipswich Quarter Sessions
James Baxter and John Dallenger were indicted for having stolen, on the night of October 6, from an office belonging to Hoxne Hall, two silk bags, 45 pounds in bank notes, a cash-box, a sovereign, a half-sovereign, and about 7 pounds in silver, the property of Sir Edward Kerrison, Bart. – It appeared in evidence, that Baxter was in the employ of Sir Edward Kerrison, and had received one pound in wages on the evening of the robbery; Dallenger had been also at work at the Park till the preceding Thursday; they both resided at Hoxne. – Mr. James Ormonstone, Sir Edward’s steward, after paying the workmen on the Saturday evening, deposited the notes, money, purses, and box, in a bureau in the office; he locked up the bureau and the office door; on the Sunday morning, about eight o’clock, on going to the office, he found the door had been broken open, and the bureau, and the articles specified in the indictment gone, together with some memorandums; other papers were scattered about the floor. Suspicion falling on the prisoners, Sparks and Wells, two active officers, were sent for, and soon ascertained they were gone to Rickinghall; the offices found them drinking and smoking with some other persons, at the Greyhound at Botesdale, very near Rickinghall. On searching them they found on Baxter 30£. 19s. 6d.; and on Dallenger 1£. 17s. 3d. ; Dallenger was seen to throw from him one of the silk purses, with four 1£. Notes init, which the officers took up; they also found a piece of paper on the floor, which Mr. Ormonstone identified as containing one of his memorandums; they found a five and a ten pound note under the grate. The prisoners were then taken to Yaxley, Lion; and there Baxter picked the other purse from under his chair, and gave it to Wells. In Baxter’s house, Stephen Barkway, constable, found a small obissel (sic), which, when applied to the bureau, fitted the impressions made by the instrument with which it had been forced open. – The prisoners being found guilty, were sentenced to 14 years transportation.
The Ipswich Journal 12 Apr 1828 On Thursday last the following convicts were removed from the above Gaol (Ipswich) … John Dallinger, James Baxter … to be put onboard the Leviathan Hulk, Plymouth.

Death

When and where died – 8th May 1875, Hoxne
Name and surname Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description and residence of informant
Pheobe Baxter female 89 years Widow of James Baxter a farmer Maramus* of years and bronchitis The mark of Frances X Boyce, present at the death, Hoxne

*Maramus – a form of malnutrition caused by a lack of protein, carbohydrates and lipids.

Hoxne St Peter & St Paul

Buried Name Comment
14 May 1875 Pheobe Baxter Of Hoxen, aged 89

Sarah Baxter (1791 – 1860)

Children

Sarah had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1814 17 Jul 1814 James Son of Sarah single woman of Wingfield Parish Church of Wingfield

Marriage

Sarah married Benjamin Harper (1757 – 1840) the son of William Harper and Ann Semon on 7th September, 1815, Wingfield.

Christopher Baxter (1795 – 1874)

Marriage

Christopher married Sarah Crowfoot (1799 – 1865) the daughter of William Crowfoot and Mary Laws. From the parish registers of Brome:
“Christopher Baxter single man of this parish and Sarah Crowfoot single woman of this parish were married in this church by banns this 25th day of June 1822. In the presence of William Crowfoot and Thomas Bond.”

Children

Christopher and Sarah had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1823 04 May 1823 Elizabeth Daughter of Christopher and Sarah, Brome Labourer Parish Church of Brome

Census

1841

Dwelling – Brome
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Christopher Baxter 45 Ag Lab Y
Sarah Baxter 42   Y
Elizabeth Baxter 18   Y

1851

Dwelling – Cottage, Brome
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Crowfoot Head Wid 83 Shoemaker Wickham Skeith
Christopher Baxter Son-In-Law M 55 Ag Lab Wingfield
Sarah Baxter Daughter M 52   Brome
Mary Harper Granddaughter   3   Weybread

1861

Dwelling – Common, Brome
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Christopher Baxter Head M 65 Ag Lab Wingfield
Sarah Baxter Wife M 62   Thrandeston

1871

Dwelling – Common, Brome
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Christopher Baxter Head W 77 Ag Lab receiving parish relief Wingfield
Robert Harper Son-In-Law M 52 Ag Lab Weybread
Elizabeth Harper Daughter M 47   Brome
Charles Harper Grandson   9   Weybread

Death

Brome St Mary

Buried Name Comment
11 Mar 1865 Sarah Baxter Of Brome aged 66
03 Apr 1874 Christopher Baxter Of Brome aged 78

What happened to the child of Mary Baxter of Wingfield?

Dinah Baxter (1799 – 1882)

Marriage

Dinah married James Masterson (1794 – 1874) the son of James Masterson and Sarah Smith on the 15th Octber, 1822, Wingfield.

What happened to the children of John Baxter and Rosamond Atkins?

Rosamond Baxter (1807 – 1849)

Marriage

Rosamond married James Holloway (c.1813 – ?) on the 8th October, 1837, St Martin in the Fields.

William Baxter (1809 – 1853)

Census

1841

Dwelling – St Stephen Street, Norwich St Stephen
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Rosamond Dudkett 55 School Mistress Y
William Baxter 30   Y

1851

Dwelling – Shoulder of Mutton Yard, Norwich St Stephen
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Rosamond Duckett Head Wid 64 Pauper Norwich
William Baxter Son Unmar 41 Pauper Norwich

Death

Norwich St Stephens

Buried Name Comment
30 Mar 1853 William Baxter Aged 44

What happened to the children of Jeremiah Baxter and Dinah Dunnett?

Emily Baxter (1817 – 1820)

Death

Shelfanger All Saints

Buried Name Comment
24 Sep 1820 Emily Baxter Daughter of Jeremiah and Dinah

Maria/Mira Baxter (1818 – 1843)

Census

1841

Dwelling – Town House, Shelfanger
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Robert Horne 71 Farmer Y
Myra Baxter 21 F S Y
Robert E Webster 47 Baptist Minister Y

Death

Shelfanger All Saints

Buried Name Comment
27 May 1843 Mira Baxter Aged 25

Letty/Letitia Baxter (1823 – 1888)

Marriage

Letty married Samuel Boulton/Bolton (1817 – 1880) the son of Henry Bolton and Lucy Prentice, in 1840.

John Baxter (1830 – 1845)

Death

Shelfanger All Saints

Buried Name Comment
10 Oct 1845 John Baxter  

James Baxter (1833 – 1883)

Census

1861

Dwelling – On the Common, Shelfanger
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Lodger Unmar 25 Pauper Shelfanger

1871

Dwelling – Davids Lane, Shelfanger
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Lodger Unmar 36   Shelfanger

* James was recorded as lame for 17 years.

1881

Dwelling – Stone Lane, Fersfield
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Greenwood Head Wid 58 Farmer 99 acres Emp 4 men Gravestore
James Greenwood Son M 25 Farmer’s son Fersfield
Sarah Greenwood Daughter-In-Law M 26   Pulham
James Baxter Lodger S 40 Ag Labourer Shelfanger

Death

Guiltcross District

Died Name Comment
1883 James Baxter Aged 55

What happened to the child of Sarah Baxter of Wingfield?

James Baxter (1814 – 1862)

Marriage

James married Mahala Freston (1818 – 1900) the daughter of Samuel Freston and Jemima Goldsmith in 1840

Children

James and Mahala had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1841 Christopher Mother’s maiden name Freston Harleston
1845 Jemima   Fressingfield
1847 James Mother’s maiden name Freston Fressingfield

Census

1841

Dwelling – Swan Opening, Middlerow, Redenhall with Harleston
Name Age Occupation Born in County
James Baxter 25 Ag Lab Y

 

Dwelling – Bunker Hill, Redenhall with Harleston
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Mahelian Baxter 20   Y
Nk* Baxter 3 mths   Y

* The yet to be named Christopher.

1851

Dwelling – Shipston Square, Harleston, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 36 Ag Lab Fressingfield
Mahala Baxter Wife M 32   Harleston
Christopher Baxter Son   10   Harleston
Jemima Baxter Daughter   6   Fressingfield
Agar Baxter Son   3   Fressingfield

1861

Dwelling – Queen Ann’s Yard, Redenhall, Harleston
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
James Baxter Head M 46 Fishmonger Fressingfield
Mahala Baxter Wife M 42 Laundress Harleston
Christopher Baxter Son Unmar 20 Bricklayer Harleston
Jemima Baxter Daughter Unmar 16 Dressmaker Fressingfield

1871

Dwelling – {Denmark} Hill, Camberwell, Surrey
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Mahala Barter Servant Unmar {77} Domestic Harleston

1881

Dwelling – 42 Gillespie Road, London, Middlesex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Mahala Baxter Nurse Wid 62 Nurse Norfolk

1891

Dwelling – 1 1/2 Camden Street, Islington, London
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Mahala Baxter Lodger Wid 62 Needle Woman Norfolk

Death

Depwade District

Died Name Comment
1862 James Baxter Aged 45

Islington Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
04 Jun 1900 Mahala Baxter Aged 81

What happened to the child of Christopher Baxter and Sarah Crowfoot?

Elizabeth Baxter (1823 – 1893)

Marriage

Elizabeth married Robert Harper (1818 – 1894) the son of Benjamin Harper and Sarah Baxter on the 5th November, 1847, Weybread

What happened to the children of James Baxter and Mahala Freston?

Christopher Baxter (1841 – 1920)

Marriage

Christopher married Sarah Mitchell (1837 – ?) the daughter of James Mitchell and Mary Bachelor.

Parish Church Lambert St John the Evangelist – 6th November, 1864
Name and surname Age Condition Rank or profession Residence at the time of Marriage Fathers name and surname Rank or profession of father
Christopher Baxter Full Bachelor Bricklayer Waterloo Road James Baxter Labourer
Sarah Mitchell Full Spinster   Waterloo Road James Mitchell Labourer
In the presence of us: Benjamin Facon and Mahala Baxter

Christopher states that he was a widow in 1891 and by 1901 was living with a Louisa. By 1911 he declares himself a widow again. There’s no sign of Christopher marrying a Louisa or a Louisa predeceasing Christopher, which might indicate that Christopher was not free to marry. There’s no death registered for Sarah Baxter in the West Ham district in the 1881 to 1901 period that fits her age. There’s a death registered in West Ham in 1905 for a Sarah Baxter aged 67 (c. 1838). Sarah might be in an institution, Sarah might have walked away from the marriage, or Sarah’s death occurred somewhere away from the West Ham district.

Children

Christopher and Sarah had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1863 Mary Mother’s maiden name Mitchell St Saviour
1865 Mahala Mother’s maiden name Mitchell Lambeth
1866 Sarah Jane Mother’s maiden name Mitchell Lambeth
1869 Christopher James Mother’s maiden name Mitchell Lambeth
1871 Annie Mother’s maiden name Mitchell Plaistow
1871 Charles/Charlie/Charley Mother’s maiden name Mitchell Plaistow
1872 Minnie Mother’s maiden name Mitchell Plaistow
1874 Christopher Mother’s maiden name Mitchell Plaistow
1875 Benjamin Mother’s maiden name Mitchell Plaistow
1878 Daniel Christopher Mother’s maiden name Mitchell Plaistow

Census

1871

Dwelling – 100 Howard’s Road, Plaistow, West Ham, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Christopher Baxter Head M 30 Bricklayer Harleston
Sarah Baxter Wife M 33   Bath
Mary Baxter Daughter   8   Lambeth
Mahala Baxter Daughter   6   Lambeth
Sarah Baxter Daughter   4   Lambeth
Annie Baxter Daughter   3 mths   Plaistow
Charlies Baxter Son   3 mths   Plaistow

1881

Dwelling – 98A Howard Road’s, West Ham, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Christopher Baxter Head M 40 Bricklayer Harleston
Sarah Baxter Wife M 43   Bath
Sarah Baxter Daughter   14   Lambeth
Minnie Baxter Daughter   8   Plaistow
Benjamin Baxter Son   5   Plaistow
Daniel C Baxter Son   2   Plaistow

1891

Dwelling – 2 Beaumont Road, Leyton, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Christopher Baxter Lodger Wid 50 Bricklayer Norfolk

1901

Dwelling – 6 Upper Road, Plaistow, West Ham, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Christopher Baxter Head M 60 Bricklayer Harleston
Louisa Baxter Wife M 60 Char Woman Bethnal Green

1911

Dwelling – 2 Swete Road, High Street, Plaistow, West Ham, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Christopher Baxter Boarder Wid 70 Old Age Pensioner, Retired General Labourer Harleston

Death

Newham Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
15 Mar 1920 Christopher Charles Baxter Aged 78

Jemima Baxter (1845 – 1912)

Marriage

Jemima married George Baxter (1841 – 1890) the son of George Baxter and Eliza Louisa Simpson.

Children

George and Jemima had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1869   Jemima Mother’s maiden name Baxter West Ham
18 Jul 1871   Edwin George Mother’s maiden name Baxter West Ham
21 Jul 1874 27 May 1885 Frederick George 32 South Street, Joiner Islington St Bartholomew
06 Aug 1880 27 May 1885 Clara 32 South Street, Joiner Islington St Bartholomew
15 Jul 1885 22 Jul 1900 Christopher 89 Chatham Avenue, joiner deceased Hoxton St Mary

Census

1871

Dwelling – 102 Howard’s Road, Plaistow, West Ham, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 30 Builder Pulborough, Sussex
Jemima Baxter Wife M 26   Fressingfield
Jemima Baxter Daughter   1   West Ham

1881

Dwelling – 1 Hatton Road, Islington
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 40 Joiners Merchant Pulborough, Sussex
Jennie Baxter Wife M 36   Fressingfield
Jennie Baxter Daughter   11 Scholar West Ham
E G Baxter Son   9 Scholar Plaistow
F G Baxter Son   6 Scholar Islington
Clara Baxter Daughter   0   Islington

1891

Dwelling – 72 Mintern Street, Shoreditch
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Jemima Baxter Head Wid 46 Living On Own Means Suffolk
Edwin G Baxter Son S 19 Machinist Joinery Essex
Frederick G Baxter Son S 16 Builders Labourer London
Clara Baxter Daughter   10 Scholar London
Christopher Baxter Son   5 Scholar London

1901

Dwelling – 89 Chatham Avenue, Hoxton, Shoreditch
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Jemima Baxter Head Wid 56 Cook in Warehouse Norfolk
Christopher Baxter Son   15 Office Boy London

*From 1906 Jemima was in an out of the workhouse in the Shoreditch and Holborn area. A removal order was made by the Holborn Workhouse to send Jemima to the St Leonard’s Shoreditch workhouse on the 17th June, 1909. This order was completed on 22nd June, 1909.

1911

Dwelling – Shoreditch Infirmary, 204 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Jemima Baxter Patient Wid 65 Cook Unknown

Death

Islington Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
13 Dec 1890 George Baxter Aged 59
12 Oct 1912 Jemima Baxter Aged 65

James Baxter (1847 – 1851)

Death

Depwade District

Died Name Comment
1851 James Baxter Aged 3