James BAKER

Male 1781 - 1862  (81 years)    Has 31 ancestors and 4 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name James BAKER 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 1781 
    Baptised 12 Mar 1781  St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Property From 3 Nov 1827  Woodford, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Lease 
    • Date of Lease: 1827 Nov 3
      Lessor: same [John Burridge Cholwich]
      Lessee: James Baker [could have been this James' father, but then aged 74 I think it was far more likely to have been this James ]
      Name or description of property: Messuage and premises at Woodford
      Parish where situate: ditto [Blackawton]
      Term: 99 [years]
      Lives: William Cutmore Baker, Age: 6
      Yearly Rent: " 4 - [ 4 shillings ]

      Most leases like this were on three lives, but a few others in the schedule, the later ones like this, were just on a single life.

      From: Mortgage of Estates in the County of Devon by William Thomas Lear Cholwich Esq: to J. Bowes Brown Esquire, for securing £13500 and Interest and further advances up to £20,000, dated 3rd June 1836.
      Document now owned by the Blackawton and Strete History Group, many thanks to them for allowing me to see this.
    Residence 1841  East Hartley, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    In census 
    Residence 1851  Langstone, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    In census 
    Residence 1861  Straypark Farm, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    In census 
    Occupation Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Ag. Lab. / Farmer 
    • Farmer of Halwell at the time of his children's baptisms in 1819 and 1821.
      Ag lab according to 1841 and 1851 censuses, retired farmer in 1861 census.
    Died 18 Apr 1862 
    Buried St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    The grave of James Baker
    The grave of James Baker
    My 5 x great uncle, son of James and Sarah in the adjacent grave
    Plot: A21
    Notes 
    • gravestone at Blackawton: sacred to the memory of James Baker who died the 18th day of April 1862 aged 81 years.
    Person ID I889  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2014 

    Father James BAKER,   b. Abt 1753, Slapton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1837, Woodford, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother Sarah LAVERS,   b. 1757, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1839, Woodford, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1779  St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • by banns, both of this parish, both signed, witnessed by Bart.
      Harvey and Wm. Cornish
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F26    |  Family Chart

    Family Jenny CUTMORE,   b. Abt 1791, Diptford, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 28 Dec 1814  St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From South Hams website, accessed 17 Jan 2012
    Children 3 children 
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2012 
    Family ID F4597    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 12 Mar 1781 - St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Dec 1814 - St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Elizabeth BAKER - 11 May 1819 - St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Cutmore BAKER - 20 Mar 1821 - St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsProperty - Lease - From 3 Nov 1827 - Woodford, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sarah BAKER - Abt 1832 - Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - In census - 1841 - East Hartley, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - In census - 1851 - Langstone, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - In census - 1861 - Straypark Farm, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Ag. Lab. / Farmer - - Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Michael’s Church, Blackawton, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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  • Wills (transcripts)
    The will of James Baker (c 1754 - 1837)
    The will of James' father, also called James Baker
    Despite James senior's effects being valued at "under £300" he left just £10 to his son.
    Before he reached the age of 40, some years before his father died, James junior was described a "farmer of Halwell", although some 20 years later the census shows he was an agricultural labourer. Possibly James senior had helped his son get started as a farmer, or when (if) he retired and felt his son had already had his share. It is noticeable that despite describing himself a "Yeoman" in his will…

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    1. [S199] Devon County Council micofiche of baptism, marriage and burial registers., St. Michael’s Church (Blackawton, Devon), Marriage of James BAKER and Sarah LAVERS 1779; DE/REG/57869/1-16 m/f 10 (Reliability: 3).
      "Banns of Marriage between James Baker and Sarah Lavers were published on the 17th the 24th & the 31st Days of October 1779 by me Thoms Adams Vicar
      No 173
      The said James Baker of this Parish Blacksmith and the said Sarah Lavers of this Parish Spinster were Married in this Church by Banns this Fifteenth Day of December in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine by me Thoms. Adams Vicar.
         This Marriage was solemnized between Us      { James Baker
      { Sarah Lavers
        In the Presence of   { Bartw Harvey
      { Wm Cornish"
      (Although Thomas Hyne, probably Parish Clerk, was not a witness he still was to most at this time)
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