Baxters of Woodbridge

Woodbridge

Woodbridge is a market town on the banks of the river Deben, eight miles north east of Ipswich. The church of St Mary the Virgin was built in the reign of Edward III. Thomas Sekforde esq. benefactor of the town was buried here. The church of St John the Evangelist was erected in 1842 at a cost of £3,500. The church was consecrated in 1846 and the registers date from that year. Other churches include the Catholic Church dedicated to St Thomas of Canterbury, a Congregational Chapel, a Wesleyan Chapel and a Friends Meeting House. A cemetery south-west of the town was consecrated in 1856 and covered around 5 acres at the time.

Early Baxters

Baxters appear in Woodbridge since the Tudor times. I have include a list of baptisms, marriages and burials for Woodbridge which currently have no known family connection.

Woodbridge Baptisms

Children

Baptized Name Comment
27 Jul 1770 William Son of Thomas & Sarah Baxter

Woodbridge Marriages

Marriage

Date Comment
30 Jan 1598 Robert Crocker to Ann Baxter
29 Jul 1607 John Grymssbe to Marye Baxter

Woodbridge Burials

Death

Buried Name Comment
01 May 1629 Raffe Baxter Of Woodbridge
05 Mar 1709 John Baxter Of Woodbridge
09 Aug 1754 Elizabeth Baxter Widow of Woodbridge
06 Apr 1766 Joseph Baxter* Almshouse man of Woodbridge

* Joseph left a will which was proved in 1766.

Richard Baxter (c.1538)

Marriage

It is possible this Richard Baxter that married Elizabeth Facon in 1558.

Children

Richard and Elizabeth had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
09 Feb 1560 Richard Son of Richard Baxter Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
23 Dec 1562 Thomas Son of Richard & Elizabeth Baxter Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
28 Nov 1563 Mary Daughter of Richard & Elizabeth Baxter Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary

William Baxter (c.1631)

Marriage

William Baxter/Backster married Thomasin Beard (c.1631), 13th February, 1650, Woodbridge St Mary.

Children

William and Thomasin had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
31 Dec 1651 Mary Daughter of Wm Baxter and Thomasin Parish Church of Nacton
26 Jun 1653 William Son of William Baxter and Thomasin Parish Church of Nacton
21 Sep 1654 Thomas Son of William Baxter and Thomasin Parish Church of Nacton
25 Oct 1655 Ann Daughter of William Baxter and Thomasin Parish Church of Nacton

What happened to the children of William Baxter and Thomasin Beard?

William Baxter (1653 – 1712)

Marriage

William married Elizabeth Driver (d. 1719) on the 13th November, 1683, Ipswich St. Mary Stoke.

Children

William and Elizabeth had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
05 Sep 1688 William Son of William and Elizabeth Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
  John* Son of William and Elizabeth Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
29 May 1692 Joseph Son of William and Elizabeth Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
19 May 1695 Robert Son of William and Elizabeth Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
08 May 1700 Elizabeth Daughter of William and Elizabeth Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary

* It is unclear when John was born, but he dies in 1695. It is likely that William and Elizabeth had other children, they may be the parents of Thomas Baxter (c. 1690), but I have no proof.

Death

Woodbridge St Mary

Buried Name Comment
28 Sep 1712 William Baxter Of Woodbridge
05 Aug 1719 Elizabeth Baxter Of Woodbridge, Wife of William

What happened to the children of William Baxter and Elizabeth Driver of Woodbridge?

John Baxter (d. 1695)

Death

Woodbridge St Mary

Buried Name Comment
02 Jun 1695 John Baxter Son of William and Elizabeth Baxter

Elizabeth Baxter (1700 – 1704)

Death

Woodbridge St Mary

Buried Name Comment
24 Sep 1704 Elizabeth Baxter Of Woodbridge, daughter of William

Thomas Baxter (c.1690 – 1739)

Marriage

Thomas married twice, his first wife was Ann Brandneth (d. 1724). From the parish registers of Martlesham:

"Thomas Baxter of Woodbridge single man and Ann Brandneth of this parish single woman were married 4th January, 1709"

Thomas’s second wife was Mary Holley (d. 1750) who he married in 1725, Wantisden.

Children

Thomas and Ann had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
13 Mar 1712 Thomas Son of Thomas and Ann Baxter Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
16 May 1714 Ann Daughter of Thomas and Ann Baxter Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
07 Aug 1716 Mary Ann Daughter of Thomas and Ann Baxter Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
29 Aug 1721 Sarah Daughter of Thomas and Ann Baxter Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
01 Feb 1722 Joseph Son of Thomas and Ann Baxter Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
? Ann Daughter of Thomas and Ann Baxter Woodbridge

Thomas and Mary had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
04 Mar 1725/6 Hammond Son of Thomas and Mary Baxter Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
14 Jan 1733 Wm Son of Thomas and Mary Baxter Parish Church of Leiston

Employment

John son of Robert Aldhouse of Woodbridge, Suffolk was apprenticed to Thomas Baxter of Woodbridge, Suffolk, carpenter, 1715.
Joseph son of Joseph Hall of Woodbridge, Suffolk was apprenticed to Thomas Baxter of Woodbridge, Suffolk, carpenter, 1717.
Richard Rivers of Culpho, Suffolk, was apprenticed to Thomas Baxter of Woodbridge, Suffolk, carpenter, 1719.

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Ipswich Journal 15 Sep 1739 & 08 Sep 1739 All persons that stand indebted unto the Effects of Thomas Baxter of Leiston, Carpenter, deceased are hereby desired to meet the Rev. Mr Jacob Chilton, Administrator of the said Thomas Baxter, upon Tuesday, the 25th of the instant September, at the White Lyon in Leiston aforesaid, to make out their Accounts, and discharge their respective Debts, or they will be sued for the same without any further notice.

Will Information

Probate Inventory for Thomas Baxter of Leiston, carpenter – 1738/9.
Thomas left a will which was proved 1739.

Death

Woodbridge St Mary

Buried Name Comment
20 Oct 1724 Ann Baxter Of Woodbridge, wife of Thomas
20 Dec 1750 Mary Baxter Of Woodbridge, widow

Leiston St Margaret

Buried Name Comment
09 Mar 1739 Thomas Baxter  

What happened to the children of Thomas Baxter and Ann Brandneth of Woodbridge?

Ann Baxter (1714 – 1719)

Death

Woodbridge St Mary

Buried Name Comment
31 Aug 1719 Ann Baxter Daughter of Thomas and Ann Baxter

Joseph Baxter (1722 – 1723)

Death

Woodbridge St Mary

Buried Name Comment
17 Apr 1723 Joseph Baxter Infant

Ann Baxter (d. 1723)

Death

Woodbridge St Mary

Buried Name Comment
01 Jan 1723 Ann Baxter Daughter of Thomas and Ann Baxter

What happened to the children of Thomas Baxter and Mary Holley of Woodbridge/Leiston?

Hammond Baxter (1726 – 1728)

Death

Woodbridge St Mary

Buried Name Comment
16 Jan 1727/8 Hammond Baxter Of Woodbridge, Infant

William Baxter (1733 – 1733)

Death

Leiston St Margaret

Buried Name Comment
15 Jan 1733 William Baxter Infant

Isaac Baxter (1731 – 1787)

Isaac was the son of Thomas Baxter and Sarah Faircliff (d. 1750), baptized 15th March, 1731, Alderton. His father, was most likely the Thomas Baxter born the 23rd August and baptized the 6th September, 1702, Sutton the son of Henry and Margaret Baxter.

Marriage

Isaac married Mary Easterson (c.1730) either the daughter of John Easterson (Whitesmith) and Bridget Perkins or Thomas and Elizabeth Easterson, 1st November 1759, Woodbridge St Mary.

Children

Isaac and Mary had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
26 Dec 1760 John Son of Isaac and Mary Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
24 Aug 1762 James Son of Isaac and Mary Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
11 Nov 1763 Sarah Daughter of Isaac and Mary Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
28 Jan 1766 Mary Daughter of Isaac and Mary Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
11 Jul 1768 Elizabeth Daughter of Isaac and Mary Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
25 Apr 1770 Susan Daughter of Isaac and Mary Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
30 May 1773 Isaac Son of Isaac and Mary Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
20 Nov 1775 William Son of Isaac and Mary Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
07 Sep 1778 Ann Daughter of Isaac and Mary Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Ipswich Journal 31 Aug 1782 ISAAC BAXTER at the Common Quay, Woodbridge, takes this method to inform all persons Labouring under the misfortunes of RUPTURES, that he continues to make steel truffes (trusses?) for men and children to set neat and easy. He has been recommended by several of the faculty to their patients, who have always found relief. All orders shall be dispatched on the shortest notice, by their humble servant,
ISAAC BAXTER

Death

Woodbridge St Mary

Buried Name Comment
06 May 1787 Isaac Baxter Aged 57, husband, blacksmith, of Woodbridge

What happened to the children of Isaac Baxter and Mary Easterson of Woodbridge?

John Baxter (1760 – 1805)

Marriage

John married Elizabeth Lankester (1755 – 1823 ) 24th November, 1785, Woodbridge St Mary.

Children

John and Elizabeth had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
04 Sep 1786 Lucy Daughter of John Baxter, Blacksmith and his wife Elizabeth late Lankester Woodbridge St Mary
23 Jan 1788 Maria Daughter of John Baxter, Blacksmith and his wife Elizabeth late Lankester Woodbridge St Mary
03 Feb 1790 Ann Daughter of John Baxter, Blacksmith and his wife Elizabeth late Lankester Woodbridge St Mary
27 Aug 1792 Ann Daughter of John and Ann* Baxter, Saffron Hill Parish Church of Holborn St Andrew
29 Jun 1794 Mary Daughter of John Baxter, Blacksmith and his wife Elizabeth late Lankester Woodbridge St Mary
17 Apr 1796 Jane Daughter of John Baxter, Blacksmith and his wife Elizabeth late Lankester Woodbridge St Mary
12 Sep 1797 William Henry Son of John and Ann* Baxter, Plow Court, Fetter Lane Parish Church of Holborn St Andrew
31 Mar 1799 Isaac James Son of John and Ann* Baxter, Fr: St: Brides Parish Church of Holborn St Andrew

* Curate of St Andrew Holborn recorded John’s wife as Ann

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Ipswich Journal 07 Apr 1798 Wanted Immediately An Apprentice to a White and Shoeing Smith. Enquire of John Baxter, Woodbridge. A premium will be expected.
J. Baxter returns thanks to his friends and the public and humbly solicits a continuance of their favour.
The Ipswich Journal 06 Jul 1805 A few days since died at Woodbridge, Mr John Baxter, Whitesmith.
The Ipswich Journal 24 Jan 1807 To be sold by Auction
By John Rogers
On Tuesday next, the 27th instance
The household furniture & C on the premises of Mrs Eliz. Baxter, near the Anchor Inn, at Woodbridge; consisting of an exceeding good 4-post bedstead with handsome printed cotton furniture, festoon curtains to match, 3 mattresses, feather bed, holster and pillows, good 4 post head stead with blue cheney furniture, blanket and counterpane, a small bed compleat, an excellent mahogany double chest of draws, handsome mahogany writing desk and stool, capital mahogany dining table 4ft 10in by 3ft 9in; very neat mahogany night table 36inch, panthcon stove, 26 inch ditto, a neat wind-up fire range, 4ft; perpetual oven, vertical jack with reflector; other general articles of furniture, and some brewing and washing utensils.
Sale to begin at Ten O’clock.

Will Information

John died intestate, an administration letter for John Baxter of Woodbridge, deceased, was proved in the Court of Suffolk, on 22nd November 1805. The administrator was Elizabeth Baxter of Woodbridge, widow and relict. The sum sworn was less than £200.

Death

Woodbridge St Mary

Buried Name Comment
03 Jul 1805 John Baxter Aged 44, Blacksmith, of Woodbridge
28 Sep 1823 Elizabeth Baxter Aged 68, Widow, of Woodbridge

James Baxter (1762 – 1821)

Marriage

James married twice, his first wife was Hannah Knights ( d. 1793). From the parish registers of Woodbridge St Mary’s:

James Baxter, single man of Woodbridge, Whitesmith and Hannah Knights of Woodbridge were married in this church by banns this ninth day of October, 1787.

His second wife was Sarah Woodward (1766 – 1816). From the parish registers of Melton:

"James Baxter of the parish widower and Sarah Woodard of the parish of Woodbridge in ye said County of Suffolk were married in this church by banns this tenth day of September, 1793. In the presence of Thos Sharman and Joseph Williamson."

Children

James and Hannah had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
  26 Jun 1788 Sarah Daughter of James and his wife Hannah Baxter late Knights Woodbridge St Mary
29 Aug 1789 09 May 1790 William Son of James and his wife Hannah Baxter late Knights Parish Church of Melton
  21 Jun 1791 James Son of James and his wife Hannah Baxter late Knights Parish Church of Melton
  08 Dec 1792 Esther Daughter of James and his wife Hannah Baxter late Knights Parish Church of Melton

James and Sarah had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
  14 Feb 1795 Elizabeth Daughter of James and his wife Sarah Baxter late Woodward Parish Church of Melton
1796   Mary    
1797   Jane    
1802   James    
1804 12 Mar 1804 John * Parish Church of Melton
15 Jun 1807 21 Jun 1807 William Son of James and his wife Sarah Baxter late Woodward Parish Church of Melton
23 May 1811 28 May 1811 Lucy Daughter of James and his wife Sarah Baxter late Woodward Parish Church of Melton

*No parents recorded in the parish registers, assuming John to be the son of James Baxter and Sarah Woodward.

Employment

Nathl Collens was apprenticed to Jas Baxter of Melton, Suffolk, blacksmith, 1789.

Death

Melton St Andrew

Buried Name Comment
28 Feb 1793 Hannah Baxter Wife of James, late Knights
18 Oct 1816 Sarah Baxter Of Melton aged 50
09 Sep 1821 James Baxter Of Melton aged 61

Sarah Baxter (1763 – ?)

Marriage

Sarah married Michael Taylor (1778 – 1818) the son of Michael Taylor, 14th October, 1798, Woodbridge St Mary.

Parish Records

Framlingham:- W. Baxter to the overseers of Framlingham for the pay of the Widow Taylor, 26th March, 1832.
Framlingham:- Mr. Baxter, Woodbridge, for the weekly pay of the Widow Taylor, March to September, 1833.

Elizabeth Baxter (1768 – ?)

Marriage

Elizabeth married Daniel Johnson (c.1768) , 1st November, 1797, Woodbridge St Mary.

Isaac Baxter (1773 – 1785)

Death

Woodbridge St Mary

Buried Name Comment
08 Jul 1785 Isaac Baxter Son of Isaac Baxter, Blacksmith and Mary his wife*

*An inquest was held, accidental death, a mare fell over with him.

William Baxter (1775 – 1852)

Marriage

William married twice, his first wife was Jane Bacon ( d. 1811). From the parish registers of Woodbridge St Mary’s:

William Baxter, single man of Woodbridge, Whitesmith and Jane Bacon of Woodbridge were married in this church 28th January, 1799.

His second wife was Sarah Page (1793 – 1867) daughter of Enos and Susan Sarah Page. From the parish registers of Ipswich St Clement:

"William Baxter, widower of the parish of Woodbridge and Sarah Page single woman of this parish, married in this church, 15th July, 1813"

Children

William and Jane had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1799 27 Jan 1799 Jane William Baxter, Whitesmith and his wife Jane late Bacon Woodbridge St Mary
1801 01 Dec 1801 Mary Anne William Baxter, Whitesmith and his wife Jane late Bacon Woodbridge St Mary
04 Sep 1803 02 Oct 1803 William William and Jane Baxter Woodbridge Quay Meeting House
05 Apr 1806 19 May 1811 Mary William and Jane Baxter Woodbridge Quay Meeting House
1808 04 Aug 1808 Sarah Anne William Baxter, Whitesmith and his wife Jane late Bacon Woodbridge St Mary
28 Dec 1810 19 May 1811 Isaac Allen William and Jane Baxter Woodbridge Quay Meeting House

William and Sarah had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
c.1814   Sarah   Woodbridge
1816 08 Mar 1816 Harriet Daughter of William Baxter, Whitesmith and his wife Jane late Bacon* Woodbridge St Mary
1817 20 Dec 1817 Matilda Daughter of William Baxter, Whitesmith and his wife Jane late Bacon* Woodbridge St Mary
1819 07 Dec 1819 Enos Page Son of William Baxter, Whitesmith and his wife Jane late Bacon* Woodbridge St Mary
1821 28 Dec 1821 Caroline Daughter of William Baxter, Whitesmith and his wife Jane late Bacon* Woodbridge St Mary
1824 05 Jun 1824 George Son of William Baxter, Whitesmith and his wife Jane late Bacon* Woodbridge St Mary
1826 23 Jun 1826 Eliza Daughter of William Baxter and his wife Jane late Bacon* Woodbridge St Mary
1828 17 Jul 1828 Benjamin Son of William Baxter and his wife Jane late Bacon* Woodbridge St Mary
1831 13 Jan 1831 Adelaide Daughter of William Baxter and his wife Jane late Bacon* Woodbridge St Mary

*Curate recorded William’s wife’s name wrongly as Jane Bacon.

Employment

Geo. Parish was apprenticed to Wm Baxter of Woodbridge, Suffolk, whitesmith, 1801.
John Lilly was apprenticed to Wm Baxter of Woodbridge, Suffolk, whitesmith, 1803.

Census

1841

Dwelling – Brook Street, Woodbridge
Name Age Occupation Born in County
William Baxter 60 Whitesmith Y
Sarah Baxter 45   Y
Sarah Baxter 22   Y
Enos Baxter 20 Whitesmith Y
Matilda Baxter 19   Y
Eliza Baxter 15   Y
Adelaide Baxter 9   Y

1851

Dwelling – Seckford Street, Woodbridge St John’s
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 75 Whitesmith master employing 2 men Woodbridge
S Baxter Wife M 58   Woodbridge
S Baxter Daughter Unmar 30   Woodbridge
M Baxter Daughter Unmar 28   Woodbridge
C Baxter Daughter Unmar 25   Woodbridge
E Baxter Daughter Unmar 22   Woodbridge

1861

Dwelling – Seckford Street, Woodbridge St John’s
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Sarah Baxter Head Wid 64 Annuitant Ipswich
Matilda Baxter Daughter Unmar 34 Annuitant’s daughter Woodbridge
Caroline Baxter Daughter Unmar 30 Drape Maker Woodbridge

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Pigot’s Directory 1823 Woodbridge Commercial Baxter Wm. Smith
Pigot’s Directory 1839 Woodbridge Commercial Whitesmiths & Bell Hangers
Baxter William, Brook Street
Robson’s Commercial Directory 1839 Woodbridge Commercial Baxter William, Brook Street – Whitesmith
Suffolk History Gazetteer and Directory 1844 Woodbridge Commercial Whitesmiths
Baxter William, Brook Street –
White’s History Gazetteer & Directory 1855 Woodbridge Commercial Baxter Sarah, Brook Street, Whitesmith &c

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 30 Jul 1803 Wanted immediately, A Journeyman Whitesmith; a good hand may meet with constant employ and good wages, by applying to W Baxter White and Coach Smith, White Hart-Lane, Woodbridge.
The Ipswich Journal 12 Oct 1811 Sunday last died at Woodbridge, Mrs Baxter wife of Wm Baxter, Whitesmith.
The Ipswich Journal 27 Jan 1821 William Baxter of Woodbridge, in the County of Suffolk, Whitesmith, having assigned over all his Effects, to Mr Thomas Temple Silver, of Woodbridge, aforesaid, Ironmonger, and Mr Thomas Giles, of the same place auctioneer, in trust for the equal benefit of all his creditors; notice is hereby given that the deed of assignment is lying at the house of the said Thomas Giles, for the signature of the Creditors, who are requested to execute same, within two months from the date hereof, or they will be excluded the benefit arising there from. And all persons who are indebted to the said William Baxter, are directed to pay their respective debts to the said Thomas Temple Silver, or Thomas Giles, without delay.
Woodbridge, January 25th 1821
The Ipswich Journal 24 Jan 1824 The creditors of William Baxter of Woodbridge, Whitesmith, who have executed the Deed of Assignment of his Effects, may receive at first and finial dividend upon their respective debts, by applying to Mr T Giles, of Woodbridge aforesaid auctioneer, at the end of one month from the date hereof; and such of the said creditors as shall not have assigned the said Deed, or delivered in an account of their debts within in that time, will be excluded the benefit of the dividend.
The Ipswich Journal 17 Apr 1852 15th inst, at Woodbridge, Mr William Baxter, Brook-Street, Whitesmith, aged 76.
The Ipswich Journal 24 Apr 1852 Woodbridge
Freeman’s Funeral – By the demise of Mr Wm. Baxter (whose death was announced in our Journal last Saturday) to Dorie Lodge of this town, lose a very zealous member. The deceased was principal leader, extensively known, and much respected. On Thursday his remains were interred with Masonic honours, a large attendance of the craft proceeding the corpse.
The Ipswich Journal 23 Feb 1867 Baxter – 17th inst, at Woodbridge of congestion of the lungs, Sarah relict of Mr Wm Baxter, aged 74.
Framlingham Weekly News 02 Mar 1867 DEATHS
BAXTER – 17th ult., at Woodbridge, of congestion of the lungs, aged 74, Sarah relict of Mr. Wm. Baxter.

Will Information

Sarah Baxter
Effects under £100
4 March 1867. Letters of Administration of the Personal estate and effects of Sarah Baxter late of Woodbridge in the County of Suffolk, widow deceased who died 17 February 1867 at Woodbridge aforesaid were granted at Ipswich to Enos Page Baxter of Wherstead in the County aforesaid Innkeeper the son and one of the Next of Kin to the said Deceased he having been first sworn.

Death

Woodbridge Beaumont Baptists

Buried Name Comment
10 Oct 1811 Jane Baxter Wife of William, died 7th October

Woodbridge St Johns

Buried Name Comment
22 Sep 1867 Sarah Baxter Of Woodbridge, aged 74

Ann Baxter (1778 – 1778)

Death

Woodbridge St Mary

Buried Name Comment
28 Sep 1778 Ann Baxter Infant

What happened to the children of John Baxter and Elizabeth Lankester of Woodbridge?

Lucy Baxter (1786 – 1837)

Marriage

Lucy married James Barnet (1770 – 1824). From the parish registers of Southwark St George The Martyr:
"James Barnet of this parish a bachelor and Lucy Baxter of this parish a spinster were married in this church by banns this twenty-third day of January, 1813. In the presence of Thomas Brown, Lucy Brown and Rich. Hirst."

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 06 Feb 1813 Lately was married at St George’s Church, Southwark, Mr James Barnet, of London, to Miss Lucy Baxter, late of Woodbridge.

Maria Baxter (1788 – 1839)

Marriage

Maria married John Jackson (1786 – 1839) . From the parish registers of Lambeth St Mary:
"John Jackson a bachelor of this parish and Maria Baxter a spinster of this parish, were married in this church by banns this twenty-first day of January, 1815. In the presence of Rich. W. Oldham and Lucy Barnet ."

Ann Baxter (1790 – 179?)

Ann died before 1892

Ann Baxter (1792 – 18??)

Ann died between the 1861 and 1871 censuses.

Marriage

Ann married John Jeallous Brimmer (1788 – 1859) the son of Benjamin and Rebecca Brimmer. From the parish registers of St Bride Fleet Street, City of London:
"John Brimmer of this parish widower and Ann Baxter of this parish spinster were married in this church banns this twenty-ninth day of January, 1820. In the presence of James Barnet and Lucy Barnet."

Mary Baxter (1794 – 1875)

Children

Mary had the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
02 May 1819 William Son of Mary Baxter Parish Church of Rushmere*

*Believe this to be Rushmere St Andrew, near Ipswich.

Marriage

Mary married John Hines (1791 – 1874) son of Robert Hines and Elizabeth Warner. From the parish registers of Saxmundham:
"John Hines widower of the parish and Mary Baxter spinster of the parish married in this church by banns on this twenty-first day of May, 1821."

Jane Baxter (1796 – 1829)

Death

Woodbridge St Mary

Buried Name Comment
01 Jul 1829 Jane Baxter Of Woodbridge, spinster, aged 32

William Henry Baxter (1797 – 1798)

Death

Clerkenwell, St John The Baptist

Buried Name Comment
03 Oct 1798 Wm Henry Baxter ? Months, Of St Brides

Isaac James Baxter (1799 – 1862)

Marriage

Isaac married Maria Mary Ann Barber Kell (1798 – 1857) the daughter of William Kell and Frances Barber. From the parish registers of Westminster St Clement Danes:

"Isaac Baxter of this parish bachelor and Maria Mary Ann Barber Kell of this parish spinster were married in this church by banns this sixth day of October, 1818. In the presence of us J Harrison and M Boyle."

Children

Isaac and Maria adopted the following:

Baptized Name Comment Where
04 Mary 1831 Harriet Maria Baxter Daughter of Richard Rooke and Amy Barber Kell Woodbridge St Mary

* Richard and Amy named several children in honour of their brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Amy died in 1832.

Census

1841

Dwelling – Seckford Street, Woodbridge
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Isaac Baxter 40 Gardener N N
Maria Baxter 40   Y
Harriet Baxter 10   Y

1851

Dwelling – Seckford Street, Woodbridge St John’s
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Isaac Baxter Head M 51 Market Gardener London
Maria Baxter Wife M 51   Woodbridge
Harriet Baxter Daughter Unmar 19 At Home Woodbridge

1861

Dwelling – Seckford Street, Woodbridge St John’s
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Isaac Baxter Head Wid 64 Fruiterer, Ginger Beer Maker London, Middlesex

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
White’s History Gazetteer & Directory 1855 Woodbridge Commercial Baxter Isaac, Seckford Street – Ginger Beer & MFRS

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 28 Mar 1857 25th inst. Maria, the wife of Isaac Baxter, of Seckford Street, Woodbridge, aged 58, daughter of the late William Kell by his 4th wife.
Bury and Norwich Post 31 Mar 1857 Died
On the 25th inst. Aged 58, Maria, wife of Isaac Baxter, of Woodbridge

Will Information

Isaac Baxter
Effects under £100
3 March 1862. The Will of Isaac Baxter late of Woodbridge in the County of Suffolk Fruiterer and Tobacconist, deceased who died 21 January 1862 at Woodbridge aforesaid was proved at Ipswich by oath of Richard Fisher of Locksbottom Farnborough in the county of Kent Blacksmith one of the Executors.

Death

Woodbridge District

Died Name Comment
1857 Maria Baxter Aged 58
1862 Isaac James Baxter Aged 61

What happened to the children of William Baxter and Jane Bacon of Woodbridge?

Jane Baxter (1799 – 1823)

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 28 Jun 1823 Monday last died, Jane eldest daughter of Wm Baxter Whitesmith. The deceased complained of a slight pain whilst at breakfast, when her mother advised her to go to bed, she had not retired more than ¾ of an hour, when she was found a corpse.
Bury and Norwich Post 02 Jul 1823 Died
Saturday se’nnight Jane eldest daughter of Mr. William Baxter, Whitesmith of Woodbridge. The deceased, whilst at breakfast complained of a slight pain, retired to bed in consequence, and in less than an hour was found a corpse.

Death

Woodbridge St Mary

Buried Name Comment
27 Jun 1823 Jane Baxter Of Woodbridge, spinster, aged 23

Mary Anne (Marianne) Baxter (1801 – 1875)

Marriage

Mary married Charles Robert Harris (d.1862). From the parish registers of Westminster St Martin In The Fields:
"Charles Robert Harris and Marianne Baxter both of this parish were married in this church by banns this fifteenth day of June, 1833. In the presence of Henry Peter Emans and Harriet Baxter."

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 22 Jun 1833 On the 15th inst, was married at St Martin’s Church, Mr Charles Harris, carver and gilder, of St Martin’s Lane, London, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr W Baxter, of Woodbridge.
Bury and Norwich Post 26 Jun 1833 Married
On the 15th inst. Mr Chas. Harris, carver and guilder, of St Martin’s-Lane, London, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr W. Baxter of Woodbridge.

William Baxter (1803 – 1832)

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
Bury and Norwich Post 24 Oct 1832 Died
Lately, at Hamburgh, after 8 hours of illness of Cholera, William eldest son of Mr W. Baxter of Woodbridge.

Mary Baxter (1806 – ?)

Marriage

Mary married William Mallett (1806 – ?) the son of William Mallett and Elizabeth Richman on the 25th November, 1833, Woodbridge St Mary

I loose the couple after the 1861 census.

Sarah Anne Baxter (1808 – 1896)

Sarah never married and moved to the St Pancras area, living with her sister Mary Anne and her family.

Census

1861

Dwelling – 38 Guildford Street, St Pancras
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Robert Harris Head M 53 Builder & Decorator St Pancras*
Maryann Harris Wife M 57   Woodbridge
Jane Eliza Harris Daughter Unmar 22   St Pancras
Charles William Harris Son Unmar 24 Builder & Decorator St Pancras
Elizabeth Goodham Serv Unmar 17 Ho. Servant St Pancras
Sarah Ann Baxter Visitor Unmar 53   Woodbridge

*In 1851 Charles stated he was from Underbarrow in Cumbria

1871

Dwelling – 18 Mickleburgh Sqaure, St Pancras
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Edward W Cottle Head M 45 Merchant Day Goods Lambeth
Marian Cottle Wife M 32   Bloomsbury
Jessie W Cottle Daughter   11   Bloomsbury
Frank W Cottle Son   8   Bloomsbury
Eleanor Cottle Daughter   6   Bloomsbury
Fanny Cottle Daughter   5   Bloomsbury
Walter Cottle Son   3   Bloomsbury
Maria L Cottle Daughter   1   Bloomsbury
Sarah A Baxter Aunt Unmar 60   Woodbridge

1881

Dwelling – 21 Mickleburgh Square, St Pancras
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Edward W Cottle Head M 55 Accountant Lambeth
Marian Cottle Wife M 42   Bloomsbury
Marian J Cottle Daughter Unmar 23   Lambeth
Jessie W Cottle Daughter Unmar 22   St Pancras
Edward H Cottle Son Unmar 20 Apprentice Merchant St Pancras
Frank W Cottle Son Unmar 18 Apprentice Merchant St Pancras
Fanny W Cottle Daughter   15 Scholar St Pancras
Walter H Cottle Son   13 Scholar St Pancras
Maria L Cottle Daughter   10 Scholar St Pancras
Sarah A Baxter Aunt Unmar 72   Woodbridge

1891

Dwelling – 23 Oppedans Road, Hampstead
Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Where Born
Edward W Cottle Head M 57 Clerk cc St Pancras
Marian Cottle Wife M 52   St Pancras
Walter H Cottle Son S 23 Clerk cc St Pancras
Maria S Cottle Daughter S 20   St Pancras
Sarah A Baxter Aunt Unmar 82 Living on own means Woodbridge

Death

Fulham District

Died Name Comment
1896 Sarah Ann Baxter Aged 88

Isaac Allen Baxter (1810 – 1849)

Marriage

Isaac married Emma O’Neil (c.1818 – ?) the daughter of Roger and Elizabeth O’Neil, on the 11th May, 1843, St Martin In The Fields.

Emma probably dies between the1851 and 1861 censuses.

Children

Isaac and Emma had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1844 William Charles Mother’s maiden name O’Neill St Martin in the Fields

Census

1841

Dwelling – Percy Street, Marylebone, St Pancras
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Isaac Baxter 25 Painter N
Sarah Allen 25 FS N

1851

Dwelling – St Peter Walworth, Newington, Surrey
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Emma Baxter Wife Wid 28 No Occupation Eton
William Baxter Son   7   St Matins

Death

Woodbridge District

Died Name Comment
1849 Isaac Allen Baxter Aged 38

What happened to the children of William Baxter and Sarah Page of Woodbridge?

Sarah Baxter (1814 – 1865)

Marriage

Sarah married Samuel Mayhew (1829 – 1902), the son of Samuel Mayhew and Frances Abbott in 1856. Samuel was previously married to Sarah’s younger sister Eliza.

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 15 Apr 1865 Mayhew 11th inst, at Stanstead, of gastric fever, Sarah, wife of Mr Samuel Mayhew and fifth daughter of the late Mr William Baxter of Woodbridge.

Harriet Baxter (1816 – 1879)

Harriet never married and remained in Woodbridge.

Census

1841

Dwelling – Regent Street, Westminster St James
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Harriet Baxter 20 FS N
Caroline Baxter 15 FS N

1851

Dwelling – South Side of Quay Lane, Woodbridge St Mary’s
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Harriet Baxter Head Unmar 28 Dressmaker Woodbridge

1861

Dwelling – Dove Place, Woodbridge
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Harriet Baxter Head Unmar 40 Dressmaker Woodbridge

1871

Dwelling – St John’s Hill, Woodbridge St John’s
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Harriet Baxter Head Unmar 49 Dressmaker Mantle Maker Woodbridge
Caroline Baxter Sister Unmar 36 Dressmaker Mantle Maker Woodbridge

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
White’s History Gazetteer & Directory 1855 Woodbridge Commercial Baxter Harriet, Dorie Place, Milliners & Dress Makers
Post Office Directory 1869 Woodbridge Commercial Baxter Harriet (Miss), Dress Maker – St John’s Hill

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 04 Dec 1869 Woodbridge
Seckford Charity – Appointment of librarian – At the last meeting of the Seckford trustees Miss H Baxter was appointed librarian. There were 28 candidates.
The Ipswich Journal 03 May 1879 Woodbridge
W. Arnott
Will sell by auction
On Wednesday May 14th 1879, on the premises, Seckford Street, Woodbridge
The neat household furniture, oil paintings and other effects, of Miss Harriet Baxter, deceased.
The Ipswich Journal 10 May 1879 Seckford Street, Woodbridge
W. Arnott
Will sell by Auction
On Wednesday, the 14th May, 1879 at twelve for One O’clock punctually, on the premises Seckford Street, Woodbridge
The neat household furniture and effects of Miss Harriet Baxter, deceased. Comprising 2 feather beds, 2 excellent sewing machines and other usual articles of furniture, also several good oil paintings, etchings, prints and other pictures of merit.
Catalogue to be had of the Auctioneer, Woodbridge.

Will Information

Harriett Baxter
Personal Estate under £200
19 February 1880. The Will of Harriett Baxter of Woodbridge in the County of Suffolk spinster who died 19 April 1879 at Woodbridge was proved at the Principal Registry by Benjamin Baxter of Colchester in the County of Essex Army Contractor the Brother the sole Executor.

Death

Woodbridge St John

Buried Name Comment
24 Apr 1879 Harriet Baxter Of Woodbridge St John, Aged 60

Matilda Baxter (1817 – 1873)

Matilda never married living at home with her parent or with her siblings.

Census

1871

Dwelling – Breffits House, Allerton Bywater, West Yorkshire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
John Ward Head M 40 Mariner Allerton Bywater
Adelaide Ward Wife M 40   Woodbridge
Richard Ward Son   11   Woodbridge
Florence Ward Daughter   9   Woodbridge
James Ward Son   6   Woodbridge
Eliza Ward Daughter   1   Allerton Bywater
Matilda Baxter Sister-In-Law Unmar 54 Annuitant Woodbridge

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 16 Aug 1873 Baxter – 8th inst. At Woodbridge, Matilda, seventh daughter of the late Mr William Baxter

Death

Woodbridge St John

Buried Name Comment
11 Aug 1873 Matilda Baxter Of Woodbridge St John, Aged 50

Enos Page Baxter (1819 – 1900)

Marriage

Enos married Mary Ann Oxborrow (1829 – 1908) the daughter of Samuel Oxborrow and Hannah Hodgson, 24th December, 1849, Woodbridge St Mary.

Children

Enos and Mary had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1850 Mary Ann Mother’s maiden name Oxborrow Wherstead
1852 Emma Jane Mother’s maiden name Oxborrow Wherstead
1854 Elizabeth Alma Mother’s maiden name Oxborrow Wherstead
1862 Madeline Kate Mother’s maiden name Oxborrow Wherstead
1867 Frederick William Mother’s maiden name Oxborrow Wherstead

Census

1851

Dwelling – The Ostrich Inn, Wherstead
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Enos Baxter Head M 30 Inn Keeper Woodbridge
Mary A Baxter Wife M 22   Dallinghoo
Mary A Baxter Daughter   6 m   Wherstead
Adelaide Baxter Sister Unmar 22 Bar Maid Woodbridge

1861

Dwelling – The Ostrich Inn, Wherstead
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Enos P Baxter Head M 42 Inn Keeper Woodbridge
Mary Ann Baxter Wife M 32   Dallinghoo
Mary Ann Baxter Daughter   10 Scholar Wherstead
Emma J Baxter Daughter   8 Scholar Wherstead
Eliza A Baxter Daughter   6 Scholar Wherstead
Emma Oxborrow Wife’s sister Unmar 33 Nil Dallinghoo
Mary Ann Pells Serv Unmar 26 General Servant Little Stonham

1871

Dwelling – The Ostrich Inn, Wherstead
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Enos P Baxter Head M 52 Publican & Brewer Woodbridge
Mary A Baxter Wife M 42   Dallinghoo
Elizabeth A Baxter Daughter   16   Wherstead
Madeline Baxter* Daughter   9   Wherstead
Frederick W Baxter Son   4   Wherstead
Emma Oxborrow Wife’s sister Unmar 43 Visitor Dallinghoo
Alice Pell Serv Unmar 17 Servant Domestic Dallinghoo
Fanny Brook Serv   14 Nursemaid Sutton

* Madeline described as an ‘imbecile from birth’.

1881

Dwelling – The Ostrich Inn, Wherstead
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Enos P Baxter Head M 61 Brewer Woodbridge
Mary A Baxter Wife M 52 Public Housekeeper Dallinghoo
Fred Baxter Son   19 Brewer’s son Wherstead
Emma Oxborrow Serv Unmar 59 Barmaid Dallinghoo
Mary A Farrow Serv Unmar 28 General Servant Domestic Ipswich

1891

Dwelling – Bures Street, Bures Hamlet
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Enos Page Baxter Head M 71 Publican Woodbridge
Mary A Baxter Wife M 62 Public Housekeeper Dallinghoo
Frederick Baxter Son S 24 Railway Clerk Wherstead
Hannah Oxborrow Mother-in-Law Wid 81 Lodger Kirton
Emma Oxborrow Sister-In-Law Unmar 64 Barmaid Dallinghoo

1901

Dwelling – {Mallings}, Layland Road, Bures St Mary
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Mary A Baxter Head Wid 72 Living on own means Dallinghoo
Emma Oxborrow Sister Unmar 74   Dallinghoo

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
White’s History Gazetteer & Directory 1855 Wherstead Commercial Baxter Enos Page, Vict. Ostrich Inn
Kelly’s Directory 1886 Bures St Mary Commercial Baxter Enos Page, Swan Inn
White’s History Gazetteer & Directory 1892 Bures St Mary Commercial Baxter Enos, Vict. Swan Inn
Kelly’s Directory 1894 Bures St Mary Commercial Baxter Enos Page, Swan Inn
Kelly’s Directory 1895 Bures St Mary Commercial Baxter Enos Page, Swan Inn
Kelly’s Directory 1898 Bures St Mary Commercial Baxter Enos Page, Swan Inn
Kelly’s Directory 1899 Bures St Mary Commercial Baxter E.P., Swan Inn

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 05 Jan 1850 24th ult. At St Mary’s Church Woodbridge, Enos Page, eldest surviving son of Mr William Baxter, to Mary Ann, youngest daughter of Mr Samuel Oxborrow, of the Angle Inn, both of the same place.
The Ipswich Journal 04 May 1850 Mr Baxter Ostrich Inn, Wherstead a judge in the annual show of auriculars & polyanthusea
The Ipswich Journal 24 Sep 1881 & 01 Oct 1881 To be sold at Auction
By Sexton and Brimwade
Early in October
Ostrich Inn
Wherstead
Part of the household furniture, brewing plant, nearly new 250 – gallon copper coolers, fermenting vats, casks, trade and other outdoor effects. Sow and pigs, & c, by direction of Mr Enos Page Baxter, whose tenancy expires.
The Ipswich Journal 08 Oct 1881 Wednesday October 19th 1881
Ostrich Inn, Wherstead
To be sold at Auction
By Sexton and Grimwade
Part of the household furniture, brewing plant, mealy new 250 gallon copper coolers, vats, casks, trade and other outdoor Effects. Sow and pigs, & c, by direction of Mr Enos Page Baxter, whose tenancy expires.
Essex Herald 20 Nov 1882 LICENSING BUSINESS. – Mr. Enos Page Baxter applied for the transfer of the licence of the Swan Inn, Bures Hamlet, from John Thos. Rawlinson to himself. – The transfer was granted.
East Anglian Daily Times 27 Oct 1900 BAXTER.-On October 26th at Bures, Enos Page Baxter, in his 81st year. Funeral, Wednesday at 2 p.m. No flowers by request.
Evening Star 13 May 1908 DEATHS
BAXTER. – On May 12th, at Bures St. Mary, Mary Ann, widow of the late Enos Page Baxter, in her 80th year.
East Anglian Daily Times 28 Oct 1908 BURES ST. MARY, SUFFOLK
Messrs BOARDMAN and OLIVER
Have received instructions from the Executor of the late Mr. E. P. Baxter and Miss Emma Oxborrow, to SELL by AUCTION, upon the premises on TUESDAT, November 3rd, 1908. Commencing at 12 o’clock precisely.
USEFUL HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE.
The impediments of 3 Bedrooms and 2 Sitting-rooms, including excellent linen and plate; also 50 oz. of Georgian silver, including Queen Anne Silver Punch Ladle, Gravy Spoons, Table Spoons, Forks, etc. A few Oil Paintings by T. Smyth, Du Vall, and others.
Note,- The Silver can be seen by appointment at the Sudbury Office of the Auctioneers.
Catalogues of the Auctioneers, Sudbury and Haverhill.

Will Information

1900
Effects £745 5s 9d
Baxter Enos Page of Bures Hamlet Essex licensed-victualler died 26 October 1900 Probate London 15 November to Frederick Baxter licensed-victualler’s manager and Walter Wagstaff Wilkin tailor.

1908
Effects £146 14s 4d
Baxter Mary Ann of Bures Saint Mary Suffolk widow died 12 May 1908 Probate London 25 June to Frederick William Baxter Licensed Victualler.

Death

Bures St Mary

Buried Name Comment
31 Oct 1900 Enos Page Baxter Of Bures St Mary, Aged 80

Sudbury District

Died Name Comment
1908 Mary Ann Baxter Aged 79

Caroline Baxter (1821 – 1880)

Caroline never married.

Census

1841

Dwelling – Regent Street, Westminster St James
Name Age Occupation Born in County
Harriet Baxter 20 FS N
Caroline Baxter 15 FS N

1851 & 1861 – Living at home with parent/s

1871

Dwelling – St John’s Hill, Woodbridge St John’s
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Harriet Baxter Head Unmar 49 Dressmaker Mantle Maker Woodbridge
Caroline Baxter Sister Unmar 36 Dressmaker Mantle Maker Woodbridge

Lunacy Admission Registers for Suffolk show Caroline Baxter, female pauper was admitted on the 2nd May, 1878 and discharged again the 6th May, 1878. Registers for Essex show Caroline admitted on the 19th July 1879 and she died there on the 31st January, 1880, aged 57.

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 21 Feb 1880 Baxter – 31st inst. At Brentwood, Caroline, seventh daughter of Mr Wm Baxter formerly of Woodbridge

Death

Billericay District

Died Name Comment
1880 Caroline Baxter Aged 57

George Baxter (1824 – 1909)

Marriage

George married Harriet Stanton (1821 – 1913) the daughter of Robert Stanton and Frances (Fanny) Smith, in 1849, Ipswich.

Children

George and Harriet had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1849 George William Mother’s maiden name Stanton Woodbridge
1852 Alice Mother’s maiden name Stanton Woodbridge
1855 Charles Benjamin Mother’s maiden name Stanton Woodbridge
1859 Minnie Mother’s maiden name Stanton Woodbridge

Census

1841

Dwelling – Market Hill, Woodbridge
Name Age Occupation Born in County
William Mallett 30 Plumber & Glazier Y
Mary Mallett 30   Y
George Baxter 15 Plumber & Glazier Apprentice Y
Hannah Hoby 14 FS Y

1851

Dwelling – Brook Street, Woodbridge St John
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 27 Whitesmith Woodbridge
Harriet Baxter Wife M 24   Woodbridge
George W Baxter Son   1   Woodbridge

1861

Dwelling – Brook Street, Woodbridge
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 35 Shoeing Smith (master) Woodbridge
Harriet Baxter Wife M 39 Shoe Smith’s wife Woodbridge
George W Baxter Son   11 Scholar Woodbridge
Alice Baxter Daughter   8 Scholar Woodbridge
Charles B Baxter Son   5 Scholar Woodbridge
Minnie Baxter Daughter   1   Woodbridge

1871

Dwelling – Brook Street, Woodbridge St John
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 45 Whitesmith Woodbridge
Harriet Baxter Wife M 50   Woodbridge
George Baxter Son   20 Solicitors Clerk Woodbridge
Minnie Baxter Daughter   11 Scholar Woodbridge

1881

Dwelling – Brook Street, Woodbridge St John
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 58 Blacksmith employing 1 man Woodbridge
Harriet Baxter Wife M 61   Woodbridge
George Scolding Lodger Unmar 34 Corn Merchant’s Clerk Woodbridge

1891

Dwelling – Brook Street, Woodbridge St John
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 69 Retired Blacksmith Woodbridge
Harriet Baxter Wife M 71   Woodbridge

1901

Dwelling – Brook Street, Woodbridge St John
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Baxter Head M 78 Living on own means (Retired Blacksmith) Woodbridge
Harriet Baxter Wife M 81   Woodbridge

1911

Dwelling – 69 York Road, Prittlewell, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Harriet Baxter Wife’s Mother Wid 91   Woodbridge

* Living with Alexander Foster and Alice Curdling

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Post Office Directory 1869 Woodbridge Commercial Baxter George, Shoeing and General Smith – Brook Street

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 12 Dec 1857, 19 Dec 1857 & 26 Dec 1857 Woodbridge
By Auction
A Messuage, Blacksmiths Shop, large garden and premises in the occupation of George Baxter in Brook Street
The Ipswich Journal 02 Jan 1858 Lot 2 “Brewery Square” Three ranges of Houses and Buildings situated in Brook Street; comprising the following desirable properties near the East Suffolk Railway, viz : – a good dwelling house with large productive garden and an old established Blacksmith’s shop in the occupation of Geo. Baxter, at the low rent of fifteen guineas.

Death

Woodbridge District

Died Name Comment
1909 George Baxter Aged 85

Rochford District

Died Name Comment
1913 Harriet Baxter Aged 93

Eliza Baxter (1826 – 1853)

Marriage

Eliza married Samuel Mayhew (1829 – 1902), the son of Samuel Mayhew and Frances Abbott, on the 23rd October, 1852, Woodbridge St Mary. Samuel went on to marry Eliza’s older sister Sarah.

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 30 Oct 1852 23rd inst, as St Mary’s Church Woodbridge, Mr Samuel Mayhew, of Belstead, to Eliza, eight daughter of the late Mr William Baxter, of the former place.
The Ipswich Journal 16 Jul 1853 15th inst, at Belstead, Eliza, the beloved wife of Mr Samuel Mayhew, jun, the daughter of the late William Baxter of Woodbridge.

Benjamin Baxter (1828 – 1898)

Marriage

Benjamin married twice, his first wife was Emma Frend (1835 – 1864) daughter of William Frend and Ann(e) Page, who he married in 1859. His second wife was Emily Samson (1845 – ?) the daughter of George and Rebecca Samson, who he married on the 3rd January, 1866, St Martin’s Colchester.

Children

Benjamin and Emily had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1868 Emily Caroline Mother’s maiden name Samson Colchester
1870 Florence Emily Mother’s maiden name Samson Colchester
1876 Kate Mary Mother’s maiden name Samson Colchester

Census

1861

Dwelling – 84 Northgate Street, Canterbury, Kent
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Benjamin Baxter Head M 32 Grocer Woodbridge
Emma Baxter Wife M 26   Canterbury

1871

Dwelling -Military Road, Colchester, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Benjamin Baxter Head M 41 Grocer and Contractor employing 2 men and 3 lads Woodbridge
Emily Baxter Wife M 26   Colchester
Florence Emily Baxter Daughter   5 1/2 m   Colchester

1881

Dwelling – Military Road, Colchester St Giles, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Benjamin Baxter Head M 50 Grocer Woodbridge
Emily Baxter Wife M 37   Colchester
Florence E Baxter Daughter   10 Scholar Colchester
Kate M Baxter Daughter   5 Scholar Colchester
Chas B Baxter Nephew Unmar 25 Shop man Grocer Woodbridge
Ellen Last Serv Unmar 21 General Servant Gosbeck

1891

Dwelling – 30 Military Road, Colchester St Giles, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Benjamin Baxter Head M 61 Potato Merchant Woodbridge
Emily Baxter Wife M 40 Boarding House Keeper Colchester
Kate M Baxter Daughter   15 Scholar Colchester

1901

Dwelling – 92 East Hill, Colchester, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Emily Baxter Head Wid 57 Living on own means Colchester
Kate M Baxter Daughter S 25 Living on own means Colchester

1911

Dwelling – 24 Woodkane Terrace, Darlington, Durham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Ralph P Wood Head M 38 Laundry Manager Gateshead
Kate M Wood Wife M 35   Colchester
Emily Baxter Mother-In-Law Wid 67   Colchester
Ena D Wood Daughter   5   Darlington
Margaret B Wood Daughter   2   Darlington

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Post Office Directory 1874 Colchester Commercial Baxter Benjn, Family Grocer & Army Contractor – Military Road
Kelly’s Directory 1882 Colchester Commercial Baxter Benjamin, Grocer – Military Road
Kelly’s Directory 1894 Colchester Private Baxter Benjamin – 30 Military Road
Kelly’s Directory 1894 Colchester Commercial Baxter Emily (Mrs), Green Grocer – 17 Military Road
Kelly’s Directory 1902 Colchester Private Baxter Emily (Mrs) – 92 East Hill

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 12 Mar 1864 Baxter 7th inst., Colchester, Emma wife of Mr Benjamin Baxter, aged 29.
Essex Standard 18 Mar 1864 & 23 Mar 1864 Deaths
March 7th, aged 29, Emma, wife of Mr Benjamin Baxter, army grocer, Military Road, Colchester.
Essex Standard 05 Jan 1866 & 10 Jan 1866 Marriages
Jan. 3rd, at St Martin’s Church, Colchester, by the Rev. W. Laing, M.A. Rector, Mr B. Baxter, Military Road, to Emily, second daughter of Mr George Sansom, of West Stockwell Street.
The Ipswich Journal 6 Jan 1866 Baxter – Samson – 3rd inst. At St Martin’s Colchester, by the Rev W. Lastry, M. A. rector, Mr Benjamin Baxter, army contractor, Colchester, to Emily, youngest daughter of Mr George Samson, of Colchester.
Bury and Norwich Post 09 Jan 1866 Married
On the 3rd inst. At Colchester, Mr Benjamin Baxter, army contractor, Colchester, to Emily, youngest daughter of Mr George Sansom, of Colchester.
Essex Standard 19 Aug 1868 & 21 Aug 1868 Deaths
Aug. 14th Emily Caroline, infant daughter of Mr Benjamin Baxter, Military Road, Colchester
The Ipswich Journal 22 Aug 1868 Baxter – 14th inst, at Colchester, Emily Caroline, infant daughter of Benjamin and Emily Baxter.
London Gazette 05 Nov 1869 Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Philip Piton and Benjamin Baxter of Colchester, in the County of Essex, Labour Agents, carrying on business at Colchester aforesaid, under the style or firm of Piton and Company, was this day dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due to or owing by the late partnership will be received and paid by the undersigned, Benjamin Baxter, who alone will continue to carry on the said business. Dated the 4th day of November 1869 – Philip Piton
Benjamin Baxter
London Gazette 27 Feb 1874 The Bankruptcy Act, 1869
In the County Court of Essex, holden at Colchester
In the matter of Proceedings for the Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by Benjamin Baxter, of Colchester, in the County of Essex Grocer and Army Contractor.
Notice is hereby given, that a Second General Meeting of the Creditors of the above named person has been summoned to be held at the Red Lion Hotel, in Colchester, in the said County, on the 6th day of March, 1874, at three o’clock in the afternoon precisely. – Dated this 23rd day of February, 1874
H Jones. Butt-Road, Colchester, Attorney for the said Debtor.
The Ipswich Journal 11 May 1886 Bankruptcy
Baxter Benjamin, Colchester, army contractor and grocer June 4th Town Hall, Colchester.
The Ipswich Journal 18 Jul 1886 Colchester County Court
Mr Summerhays, of London applied to the court for the final discharge of Benjamin Baxter, grocer Military road bankrupt.
Case adjourned for a motion.
The Ipswich Journal 21 Feb 1887 Notice of Dividends – Baxter, Benjamin, Colchester, army contractor and grocer, first and final div of 10d, February 28th, Official Receiver’s Office, Ipswich.
The Ipswich Journal 21 Oct 1887 Colchester
Alarming Fire. – On Sunday evening a fire broke out on the premises of Mr. Baxter, Military road, Colchester, which resulted in the destruction of the house and shop. About 10.30 William Oliver, landlord of a public-house near by, noticed smoke issuing from the building, and subsequently a glare. He at once gave an alarm, and the fire bugle at the camp being sounded, the men of the Northumberland Fusiliers and Somerset Regiment turned out promptly to render assistance. The military fire engine was got out quickly, and at once rendered valuable assistance. A detachment of constables called the turncocks and the firemen of both fire brigades, who rapidly assembled at the scene of the conflagration. At 11 p.m. the Essex and Suffolk Brigade, under Conductors Johnson and Jennings, arrived on the spot, and found the premises completely enveloped in flames. The Volunteer Fire Brigade, under the superintendence of Capt. Howe, arrived just after the Essex and Suffolk Brigades, and both got their engines playing vigorously on the flames. The flames, however, had gained too strong a hold, and the cottage was burned to the ground. The premises were the property of Mr, T. Raven, of Butt-road, Colchester. Mr Baxter’s stick was insured for £100 in the Manchester Equitable Insurance Company, and consisted of grocers and greengroceries. Mr. Baxter was not on the premises at the time of the outbreak. While pluckily attempting to subdue the flames, a private of the Northumberland Fusiliers fell from the roof of a house adjoining the burning premises, and fractured a limb. A word of commendation is due to the military for their promptness, which doubtless prevented the spread of the flames to the adjoining premises.

Death

Colchester District

Died Name Comment
1898 Benjamin Baxter Aged 70

Adelaide Baxter (1831 – 1897)

Census

1851

Dwelling – The Ostrich Inn, Wherstead
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Enos Baxter Head M 30 Inn Keeper Woodbridge
Mary A Baxter Wife M 22   Dallinghoo
Mary A Baxter Daughter   6 m   Wherstead
Adelaide Baxter Sister Unmar 22 Bar Maid Woodbridge

Marriage

Adelaide married John Ward (1831 – ?) the son of Richard Ward.

Parish Church of St Pancras – 24th July, 1855
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 Ward Full Bachelor Mariner Guilford Street Richard Ward Mariner
Adelaide Baxter Full Spinster   Guilford Street William Baxter Dead
In the presence of us: Charles Robt Harris and Sarah Anne Baxter

What happened to the adopted daughter of Isaac James Baxter and Maria Mary Ann Kell of Woodbridge?

Harriet Maria Baxter Rooke (1832 – ?)

Housing

Location Date Comment
Woodbridge 1862 Draft deed of enfranchisement to Harriet Maria Baxter Rooke of Woodbridge of 4 tenements in Pound House Field in Woodbridge with related papers.

Marriage

Harriet married George Harley (1830 – ?) the son of George Harley.

Parish Church of Aldgate St Botolph – 28th October, 1864
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 Harley Full Age Bachelor Carrier Aldgate George Harley Dead
Harriet Maria Baxter Rooke Full Age Spinster   Aldgate Richard Rooke Veteran Soldier
In the presence of us: W Briggs and Mary Rooke

What happened to the children of John Baxter and Ann Frost?

James Baxter (1827 – 1868)

Recorded living at home in 1841 – 1861 censuses.

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Suffolk History Gazetteer and Directory 1844 Woodbridge Commercial Gardeners
Bagster James, Seckford Street

Death

Woodbridge District

Died Name Comment
1868 James Baxter Aged 42

John Baxter (1828 – 1870)

Marriage

John married Maria Milborn (1835 – 1910), the daughter of William Milborn and Sarah Cooper, on the 19th September, 1858, Woodbridge St Mary.

Children

John and Maria had the following :

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
1858   William Robert Mother’s maiden name Milborn Woodbridge
1860 22 Jan 1861 Louisa Daughter of John and Maria Baxter Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary
1862 24 Oct 1863 Anna Maria Daughter of John and Maria Baxter Parish Church of Woodbridge St Mary

Census

1861

Dwelling – Dry Bridge Street, Woodbridge
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
John Baxter Head M 31 Huckster Woodbridge
Maria Baxter Wife M 25 Huckster’s wife Woodbridge
William Baxter Son   2   Woodbridge
Louisa Baxter Daughter   6mths   Woodbridge

1871

Dwelling – Seckford Street, Woodbridge St Mary
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Maria Baxter Head Wid 31 Laundress Woodbridge
William Baxter Son   13 Baker Boy Woodbridge
Louisa Baxter Daughter   11 Scholar Woodbridge

1881

Dwelling – Seckford Street, Woodbridge St Mary
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Maria Baxter Head Wid 42 Laundress Woodbridge
William Baxter Son Unmar 23 Bricklayer Woodbridge
Louisa Baxter Daughter Unmar 21 Laundress Woodbridge

1891

Dwelling – Brewer’s Lane, Woodbridge St Mary
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Maria Baxter Head Wid 54 Laundress Woodbridge
William Baxter Son S 32 Bricklayer Woodbridge
Louisa Baxter Daughter S 30 Laundress Woodbridge
Mary A Milborn Sister S 60 Living on own means Woodbridge

1901

Dwelling – Seckford Street, Woodbridge St Mary
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Maria Baxter Head Wid 65 Laundress Woodbridge
Louisa Baxter Daughter S 40 Laundress Woodbridge

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 03 Apr 1869, 28 Apr 1869 & 01 May 1869 To be sold at Auction
Rendlesham & Woodbridge
Woodbridge. Lot 5 Two newly brick built Tenements in Seckford Street, occupied by Mr Daniel Taylor and the Miss Bilneys.
A detached cottage close to the above, occupied by John Baxter.

Death

Woodbridge Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
21 Dec 1870 John Baxter Of Seckford Street, Woodbridge, Hawker, died 15th December, aged 34

Woodbridge District

Died Name Comment
1910 Maria Baxter Aged 75*

*No inquest was held, bedridden for years, died in Ufford.

George Baxter (1832 – 1872)

Recorded living at home in 1841 – 1861 censuses.

Census

1871

Dwelling – Seckford Street, Woodbridge St Mary
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Louisa Baxter Head Unmar 27 Laundress Woodbridge
George Baxter Brother Unmar 35 Costermonger Woodbridge

Death

Woodbridge Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
30 Nov 1872 George Baxter Of Seckford Street, Woodbridge, Huckster, died 25th November, aged 40

Louisa Baxter (1843 – 1904)

Census

1871

Dwelling – Seckford Street, Woodbridge St Mary
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Louisa Baxter Head Unmar 27 Laundress Woodbridge
George Baxter Brother Unmar 35 Costermonger Woodbridge

Marriage

Louisa married John Barker (1846 – ?) the son of William Barker and Eliza Smith on the 17th July, 1871, Woodbridge St Mary.

What happened to the children of Enos Page Baxter and Mary Ann Oxborrow

Mary Ann Baxter (1850 – 1910)

Census

1871

Dwelling – Hill House, Green, Rendham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Mary Ann Baxter Boarder Unmar 20 Companion Wherstead

Marriage

Mary married Walter Wagstaff Wilkin (1849 – 1907) the son of William Wagstaff Wilkin and Hannah Shafto, on the 23rd August, 1877, Wherstead.

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 28 Aug 1877 Wilkin – Baxter. 23rd inst. At Wherstead Church, by the Rev. N. R. H. Brown, Walter Wagstaff Wilkin, of King’s Lynn, Norfolk, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Enos Page Baxter of Wherstead.
Bury and Norwich Post 04 Sep 1877 Married
On the 23rd ult, at Wherstead, Walter Wagstaff Wilkin, King’s Lynn, to Mart Ann, eldest daughter of Enos Page Baxter of Wherstead.

Emma Jane Baxter (1852 – 1920)

Census

1871

Dwelling – 120 Brompton Road, Brompton, Kensington, London
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Jennie Baxter Assistant Unmar 18 Dressmaker Wherstead

1881

Dwelling – 40 Seafield Road, Angus, Scotland
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Emma J Baxter Boarder Unmar 28 Dressmaker Ipswich

1891

Dwelling – Penke, Manordivey, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Emma Baxter Servant S 38 Housekeeper (Domestic) Wherstead

1901

Dwelling – 6 Devon Villas, Great Clacton, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Emma Baxter Head S 48 Dressmaker Wherstead

1911

Dwelling – The Street {High Street}, Bures St Mary
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Emma Jane Baxter Head S 60 Private Means Wherstead

Will Information

1921
Effects £30 13s 7d
Baxter Emma Jane of Sudbury Suffolk spinster died 17 December 1920 Administration Bury St Edmunds 19 January to Frederick William Baxter Publican.

Death

Sudbury District

Died Name Comment
1920 Emma Baxter Aged 68

Elizabeth Alma Baxter (1854 – ?)

Census

1881

Dwelling – St Mathews Street, Ipswich
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Elizabeth A Baxter Visitor Unmar 26 Governess Wherstead

Marriage

Elizabeth married William Henry Nibloe (1854 – 1921) of Hereford the son of John Thomson Nibloe and Lucinda Angier Levett, on the 9 th January, 1883, St Mary Bures.

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 27 Jan 1883 Nibloe – Baxter. 9th inst. At Bures, Essex, Wm Henry Nibloe, of Ipswich, to Elizabeth Alms, youngest surviving daughter of Mr E. P. Baxter, of Bures, formerly of Wherstead, Ipswich.

Madeline Kate Baxter (1862 – 1876)

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 30 Dec 1876 Baxter – 25th inst, at Wherstead, Suffolk, Madeline Kate Baxter, fourth daughter of E. P. Baxter, aged 15 years.

Death

Wherstead St Mary

Buried Name Comment
30 Dec 1876 Madeline Kate Baxter Of Wherstead, aged 14

Epitaph

Wherstead St Mary

To the
Beloved memory of
MADELINE KATE
BAXTER
who died Dec. 25. 1876
In her 15th year.
"Though I have afflicted thee,
I will afflict thee no more."

Frederick William Baxter (1867 – 1936)

Marriage

Frederick married Lucy Norman (1874 – 1948) daughter of George Norman and Elizabeth Jane King, on the 22nd October, 1894, Eye.

Children

Frederick and Lucy had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
24 Aug 1895 Frederick Page Mother’s maiden name Norman Eye
03 May 1897 Violet May Mother’s maiden name Norman Eye
24 Nov* 1898 Lucy Mary Mother’s maiden name Norman Leiston
22 Aug 1900 George Raymond Mother’s maiden name Norman Leiston
27 Mar 1902 William Enos Mother’s maiden name Norman Bures St Mary
16 Oct 1903 Benjamin Mother’s maiden name Norman Bures St Mary
27 Nov 1907 Walter Charles Mother’s maiden name Norman Bures St Mary

*Or 13 Oct. School Admissions for Bures St Mary have Lucy Mary confused with Lucy Eva, born within a year of each other

Census

1901

Dwelling – Swan Inn, Bures St Mary
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Frederick W Baxter Head M 34 Licensed Victualler Woodbridge
Lucy Baxter Wife M 27   Yarmouth
Frederick P Baxter Son   5   Eye
Violet M Baxter Daughter   3   Eye
Lucy M Baxter Daughter   2   Leiston
George R Baxter Son   7 mo   Leiston

1911

Dwelling – Swan Inn, Bures Hamlet, Bures St Mary
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Frederick W Baxter Head M 43 Licensed Victullar Woodbridge
Lucy Baxter Wife M 38 Assistant in Business Yarmouth
Alice Norman Sister-In-Law S 25 Assistant in Business Eye
Frederick Page Baxter Son   15 Assistant in Business Eye
Violet May Baxter Daughter   13 School Eye
Lucy Mary Baxter Daughter   12 School Leiston
George Raymond Baxter Son   10 School Leiston
William Enos Baxter Son   9 School Bures St Mary
Benjamin Baxter Son   7 School Bures St Mary
Walter Charles Baxter Son   3   Bures St Mary

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Kelly’s Directory 1902 Bures Hamlet Commercial Baxter Frederick William, Swan P.H.; Wines, sprits & beer of the finest quality, accommodation for cycling and fishing parties.
Kelly’s Directory 1914 Bures St Mary Commercial Baxter Frederick William, Swan P.H.

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 27 Oct 1894 Baxter – Norman 22nd October, at Eye Parish Church, by the Rev. W. H. Chamber, M. A. (curate) Frederick William, only son of Mr E. P. Baxter, of Bures St Mary, to Lucy, second daughter of Mr George Norman, sen. Eye.
The Ipswich Journal 27 Oct 1894 Wedding at Eye. – The firing of the ancient town guns at intervals and other rejoicing in Castle Street, on Monday, told plenty that an interesting event was being celebrated in that part of the borough. This was none other than the marriage of Frederick William Baxter, only son of Mr E. P. Baxter, of the Swann Inn, Bures St Mary, to Lucy second daughter of Mr George Norman, Sen. Fishmonger, of Eye. The ceremony was performed at the parish church in the presence of a numerous congregation by the Rev. W. H. Chambers (M.A.) curate. The bride was the happy recipient of a large number of presents. The Misses E and A Norman (sisters of the bride) attended as bridesmaids.
Bury Free Press 06 Jun 1936 DEATHS
– May 31st, at Bures, Frederick William Baxter, Swan Inn, aged 69 years.
Suffolk and Essex Free Press 05 Aug 1948 BURES LOSES WELL KNOWN RESIDENT
BY the death, at the age of 74, of Mrs. Lucy Baxter, of the Vicarage Cottage, the village of Bures has lost one of its best known residences.
Widow of Mr. Frederick Baxter, for many years licenses of the Swann Inn, and whoses parents had held the license since 1881. Mrs. Baxter was a native of Yarmouth. She leaves five sons, two daughters, seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Vicar, the Rev. N .C. Stephenson officiated at the funeral service at St. Mary’s Church, where, Mrs. Baxter had attended regularly and several of her fellow members of the Mother’s Union were among the congregation.
Family mourners were Mr. and Mrs. Page Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. George Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. William Baxter and Mr. and Mrs. B. Baxter (sons and daughters-in-law). Mrs. M. Keeble and Mrs. L. Cudmore (daughters). Mr. and Mrs. C. Norman (brother and sister-in-law). Miss A. Norman (sister). Mr. John Norman (nephew). Mr. Frank Cudmore, Mr. Norman Cudmore, Mr David Keeble (grandsons). Miss P. Baxter and Miss I. Baxter (granddaughters).
Also in church were Mrs. G. Twitchett. Mrs. R. Stebing, Mrs. G. Holmes. Mrs. C. Pilgrim. Mrs. Mussett. Mrs. Bland (Mothers’ Union). Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Hume. Miss Shuttleworth, Miss Newman. Miss M. Page, Mr. and Mrs. Staples, Miss Edith Hume. Mesdames Martin, W. Goody, A. Smith, G. Springett, F. Power, Allen, F. Smith, V. Cutting, E. Cousins, W. Moody, S. Cooper, S. Eaves and B. Deaves (also representing Mrs. Lev and Miss Hume).

Will Information

1936
Effects £240 0.s 11d.
Baxter Frederick William of The Swan Bures Hamlet Essex died 31 May 1936 Probate Ipswich 30 June to George Raymond Baxter agricultural labourer and Benjamin Baxter motor driver.

Death

Sudbury District

Died Name Comment
31 May 1936 Frederick W Baxter Aged 69
1948 Lucy Baxter Aged 73

What happened to the children of George Baxter and Harriet Stanton of Woodbridge?

George William Baxter (1849 – 1928)

George moved from Woodbridge and settled in Halifax, Yorkshire

Marriage

George married Laura Pearse (1847 – 1918) the daughter of John Pearse and Matilda Forrest.

Parish Church of Minehead – 14th September, 1875
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 William Baxter Full Age Bachelor Clerk Halifax Yorkshire George Baxter Painter
Laura Pearse Full Age Spinster  

Minehead John Pearse Builder
In the presence of us:

Children

George and Laura had the following:

Born Baptized Name Comment Where
19 May 1877 14 Jun 1877 George Seymour Son of George William & Laura Baxter, Halifax Solicitors Clerk Halifax St John The Baptist
1879   Granville Vincent Mother’s maiden name Pearse Halifax
10 Oct 1882 09 Apr 1885 Laura Florence Maud Daughter of George William & Laura Baxter, Halifax Clerk Halifax St John The Baptist
27 Feb 1885 09 Apr 1885 Horace Ronald Son of George William & Laura Baxter, Halifax Clerk Halifax St John The Baptist
04 Oct 1886 27 Jan 1887 Gertrude Eveline Daughter of George William & Laura Baxter, Halifax Clerk to Commissioner of taxes Halifax St John The Baptist

Census

1881

Dwelling – 8 Park View, Halifax, Yorkshire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Geo. W. Baxter Head M 31 Solicitors Managing Clerk Woodbridge
Laura Baxter Wife M 32   Minehead
Geo. S. Baxter Son   3 Scholar Halifax
Granville V. Baxter Son   6 m   Halifax
Rose Stamp Sev M 23 Domestic Servant Batley

1891

Dwelling -5 Heath Avenue, Skircoat, Halifax, Yorkshire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George W. Baxter Head M 40 Clerk to commissioner of taxes Woodbridge
Laura Baxter Wife M 41   Minehead
George S. Baxter Son   13 Scholar Halifax
Laura F M Baxter Daughter   8 Scholar Halifax
Horace R Baxter Son   6 Scholar Halifax
Gertrude E Baxter Daughter   4   Halifax
Frances K Pearse Sister-In-Law S 19 Draper’s Assistant Minehead

1901

Dwelling – 15 Heath Avenue, Skircoat, Halifax, Yorkshire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George Wm Baxter Head M 51 Clerk to taxes Woodbridge
Laura Baxter Wife M 53   Minehead
George S. Baxter Son S 23 Clerk with Surveyor of taxes Halifax
Laura F M Baxter Daughter S 18   Halifax
Horace R Baxter Son S 16   Halifax
Gertrude E Baxter Daughter   14   Halifax

1911

Dwelling – 19 Heath Avenue, Skircoat, Halifax, Yorkshire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
George William Baxter Head M 61 Clerk to Commissioner of Taxes Woodbridge
Laura Baxter Wife M 63   Minehead
Laura Florence Maud Baxter Daughter S 28   Halifax
Horace Ronald Baxter Son S 26 Assistant Clerk to Commissioner of Taxes Halifax
Gertrude Eveline Baxter Daughter S 24   Halifax
Laura Clark Servant S 18 General Servant (Domestic) West Bromwich

Will Information

1928
Effects £364 5s 4d
Baxter George William of 19 Heath-Avenue Halifax died 20 January 1928 Probate Wakefield 10 March to Laura Florence Maud Baxter spinster and Gertrude Eveline Risdon single woman.

Death

Halifax District

Died Name Comment
1916 Laura Baxter Aged 69
1928 George W Baxter Aged 78

Alice Baxter (1852 – 1942)

Census

1881

Dwelling – 52 King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Alice Baxter Lodge Unmar 18 Milliner Woodbridge

Marriage

Alice married Alexander Foster Curdling (1849 -1932) son of Richard Curdling and Sarah Powell, on the 19th February, 1873, Woodbridge St Mary. .

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal 22 Feb 1873 Curdling – Baxter. 19th inst. at St Mary’s Church Woodbridge, Alexander F Curdling, of Colchester to Alice, eldest daughter of Mr Geo. Baxter, Brook Street.

Charles Benjamin Baxter (1855 – 1942)

Marriage

Charles married Eliza Sophia Butler (1864 – 1927) the daughter of Henry Frederick George and Eliza Butler.

Parish Church of Southwark St Saviour – 18th August, 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
Charles Benjamin Baxter 31 Bachelor Butcher St Saviour, Southwark George Baxter Gentleman
Eliza Sophia Butler 22 Spinster  

St George the Martyr, Southwark Henry Frederick George Butler Dairyman
In the presence of us: Alice Curdling and Fred Drewett

Children

Charles and Eliza had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
1887 Charles George Mother’s maiden name Butler Brentford District
1889 Harry Stanley Mother’s maiden name Butler Islington
1891 Eliza Ayerst Mother’s maiden name Butler Croydon District
1892 Edith Mary Mother’s maiden name Butler Islington District
1894 Minnie Catherine Mother’s maiden name Butler Islington
1896 Frederick Charles Mother’s maiden name Butler Ashford
1897 Florence Mary Mother’s maiden name Butler Forest Gate
1901 Nellie Frances Mother’s maiden name Butler Farnborough
1903 Emily Mother’s maiden name Butler Belvedere
1906 Victor James Mother’s maiden name Butler Catford

Census

1881

Dwelling – Military Road, Colchester St Giles, Essex
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Benjamin Baxter Head M 50 Grocer Woodbridge
Emily Baxter Wife M 37   Colchester
Florence E Baxter Daughter   10 Scholar Colchester
Kate M Baxter Daughter   5 Scholar Colchester
Chas B Baxter Nephew Unmar 25 Shop man Grocer Woodbridge
Ellen Last Serv Unmar 21 General Servant Gosbeck

1891

Dwelling – 24 Holmwood, Croydon, Surrey
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Chas B Baxter Head M 35 Butcher Woodbridge
Eliza S Baxter Wife M 26   Southwark
Harry S Baxter Son   2   Holloway
Ada Birch Serv S 15 General Domestic Hackney

1901

Dwelling – York Road, Farnborough, Hampshire
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles B Baxter Head M 45 Carpenter Woodbridge
Eliza S Baxter Wife M 37   St George, London
Harry S Baxter Son   11   Islington
Minnie C Baxter Daughter   5   Islington
Frederic C Baxter Son   4   Ashford
Florence M Baxter Daughter   3   Forest Gate

1911

Dwelling – 37 Silvermere Road, Catford, Lewisham
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Charles Benjamin Baxter Head M 55 Butcher Woodbridge
Eliza Sophia Baxter Wife M 47   St George, London
Harry Stanley Baxter Son S 22 Assisting in Business Islington
Minnie Catherine Baxter Daughter s 16   Islington
Frederick Charles Baxter Son   14 Assisting in Business Ashford
Florence Mary Baxter Daughter   10 School Forest Gate
Nellie Frances Baxter Daughter   9   Farnboro
Emily Baxter Daughter   7   Belvedere
Victor James Baxter Son   4   Catford

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Suffolk Chronicle 08 Jun 1867 WOODBRIDGE
SECKFORD SCHOOL. – Charles Benjamin Baxter, son of George Baxter, blacksmith, was elected a Marryott Scholar on the foundation of this School, at a meeting of the Local Trustees, last Wednesday.

Death

Lewisham District

Died Name Comment
1927 Eliza S Baxter Aged 63

Edmonton District

Died Name Comment
1942 Charles B Baxter Aged 86

Minnie Baxter (1859 – 1874)

Newspapers

Newspaper Date Comment
The Ipswich Journal & Framlingham Weekly News 04 Jul 1874 Baxter – 27th ult, aged 14 years, Minnie, the beloved and youngest daughter of Mr George Baxter, Shoeing Smith, Woodbridge.

Death

Woodbridge St John

Buried Name Comment
01 Jul 1874 Minnie Baxter Of Woodbridge, aged 14

What happened to the children of John Baxter and Maria Milborn of Woodbridge?

William Robert Baxter (1858 – 1943)

Marriage

William married Ellen Jarvis (1868 – 1946) possibly the daughter of Philip Jarvis.

Children

William and Ellen had the following:

Born Name Comment Where
29 Oct 1894 Amy Alice Mother’s maiden name Jarvis Woodbridge
28 Jan 1896 May Louisa Mother’s maiden name Jarvis Woodbridge
25 Aug 1898 Butler Jarvis Mother’s maiden name Jarvis Woodbridge
1901 Bernard William Mother’s maiden name Jarvis Woodbridge
1906 Mildred Emily Mother’s maiden name Jarvis Woodbridge
25 Apr 1908 Robert Philip Mother’s maiden name Jarvis Woodbridge

Census

1901

Dwelling – 4 Kingston Terrace, Woodbridge
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William R Baxter Head M 42 Bricklayer Woodbridge
Ellen Baxter Wife M 33   London
Amy A Baxter Daughter   6   Woodbridge
Mary L Baxter Daughter   5   Woodbridge
Butler J Baxter Son   2   Woodbridge

1911

Dwelling – 12 Castle Street, Woodbridge
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
William Baxter Head M 52 Bricklayer Woodbridge
Ellen Baxter Wife M 43   London
Butler Baxter Son   12   Woodbridge
Bernard Baxter Son   9   Woodbridge
Mildred Baxter Daughter   5   Woodbridge
Robert Baxter Son   2   Woodbridge

Directories

Directory Name Year Place Private / Commercial Name and Service
Kelly’s Directory 1900 Woodbridge Commercial Baxter William, Bricklayer – 4 Kingston Terrace
Kelly’s Directory 1912 Woodbridge Commercial Baxter William, Bricklayer – Castle Street

Death

Deben District

Died Name Comment
1943 William R Baxter Aged 85
1946 Ellen Baxter Aged 77

Louisa Baxter (1860 – 1914)

Census

1911

Dwelling – Angel Lane Woodbridge
Name Relationship Marital Status Age Occupation Where Born
Henry Wythe Head M 60 Painter Aldeburgh
Louisa Wythe Wife M 50   Woodbridge

Marriage

Louisa married Henry John Wythe (1846 – 1938) the son of William Wythe and Sarah Hemmingway in 1912.

Anna Maria Baxter (1862 – 1863)

Death

Woodbridge Cemetery

Buried Name Comment
02 Nov 1863 Anna Maria Baxter Daughter of John Baxter, Huckster, Of Drybridge Hill, died 27th Oct aged 1 year and 4 months