The Fenton House and Hasfield Court Line of the Baker Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bakers of Fenton House and Hasfield Court

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Fenton House, Staffordshire

Hasfield Court, Gloucestershire

 

 

 

 

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William Baker II of Fenton

1744 to 25 November 1784.

Married Sarah Bagnall, daughter of Thomas Bagnall of Fenton

William Baker of Fenton, Culvert, Staffordshire. He was Lord of the Manor, a partner with Baker & Bagnall of Fenton, potters

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William Baker III of Fenton

25 November 1771 to 1833

Married Molly Bourne, daughter of John Bourne in 1794

Potter, partner with Bourne, Baker and Bourne, Lord of the Manor

Deputy Lord Lieutenant and JP

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Richard Baker

16 October 1774 to 1859

Married Lucy Mansfield at St Peter Ad Vincula, Stoke on Trent on 7 August 1796

Married Ann Mills at St Peter Ad Vincula, Stoke on Trent on 5 May 1833

Twin

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Samuel Baker

16 October 1774 to 1844

Married Mary Poole at St Peter Ad Vincula, Stoke on Trent on 20 March 1826

Married Myra Smith at St Peter Ad Vincula, Stoke on Trent on 9 November 1834

Twin

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Jeremiah Baker

1778

Married Mary Aynsley at Norton in the Moors, Staffordshire on 1 December 1800

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Charity Baker

About 1780? to ?

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Mary Baker

About 1782? to ?

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Jane Baker

30 November 1786 to ?

Married Edward Warrant on 18 November 1808

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Harriet Baker

29 September 1794 to 1834

Married, 14 April 1825 at Stoke-on-Trent, Henry Cartwright of New Inn Mill, Trentham, Staffordshire

One daughter

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Charity Baker

5 February 1796 to 1844

Married, 14 April 1825 at Stoke-on-Trent, Philip Barnes Broade JP (1803-52) of Fenton Manor House and Fenton Vivian

No issue

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Mary Baker

2 August 1799 to 1834

Married, 25 October 1831 at Stoke-on-Trent, as his second wife, John Harvey JP of Blurton in Trentham (Staffs)

One daughter

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William Baker IV of Fenton and Hasfield Court

1800 to 16 August 1865

Pottery and encaustic tile manufacturer, in partnership with Ralph Bourne and John Bourne as Bourne, Baker & Bourne at Fenton (dissolved 1835) – 500 employees

He inherited Fenton House from his father in 1833 and purchased the Hasfield Court estate, Glos in 1863 for £42,500.

At his death his property passed to his next brother, Rev. Ralph Bourne Baker

Unmarried

No issue

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Rev Ralph Bourne Baker of Fenton and Hasfield Court

1802 to November 1875

Married Frances, daughter of Rt Rev Singer, Bishop of Meath

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Jane Baker

6 January 1805 to 31 May 1860

Unmarried

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John Baker

10 July 1806 to 1837

Married Prudence Cliffe

In partnership with his brother William in the 1830s

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Sarah Baker

23 June 1808 to 7 July 1890

Married, 26 April 1832 at Stoke-on-Trent, John Hitchman (d. 1867) of Leamington (Warks), surgeon

As a widow lived at Fenton House

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Charlotte Baker

1810 to 26 December 1874

Lived at Fenton House

A railway proprietor

Unmarried

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Elizabeth Baker

12 May 1812 to 14 July 1827

Died aged only 15.

Stoke on Trent

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Mary Frances Baker

21 April 1848 to 30 December 1937

Married, 28 August 1895, Canon Alfred Penny (1845-1935), prebendary and Rural Dean of Lichfield, son of Rev. Charles Joseph Penny, rector of Bubbenhall (Warks)

No issue

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Sarah Adelaide Baker

July 1850 to 24 April 1851

Died in infancy

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Letitia Jane Dorothea Baker

29 February 1852 to 30 November1930

Married, 28 July 1881 at Hasfield, Richard Baxter Townshend (1846-1923), youngest son of Rev. Chambré Corker Townshend

No issue

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William Meath Baker of Hasfield and Fenton

1 November 1857 to 1935

Married Hannah Corbett, daughter of Captain R J Corbett

Sheriff of Gloucester 1896

A close friend of the composer, Sir Edward Elgar, and was one of the friends portrayed in Elgar's 'Enigma Variations' of 1899

He inherited Hasfield Court and Fenton House from his father in 1875 and came of age in 1880. After his eldest son joined the Roman Catholic church in 1918 they agreed to break the entail on the estate so that it could be left to his second son

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Rev. William George Corbett Baker

13 May 1885 to 25 April 1947

Educated at Trinity College, Oxford (MA 1910)

Ordained in the Church of England; curate of West Hoe, Plymouth, 1913; converted to Roman Catholicism in 1918 and became a priest at the Brompton Oratory

Unmarried

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Francis (“Frank”) Ralph Meath Baker of Hasfield

23 June 1886 to 7 June 1940

Married Madeleine Susan Bryan on 12 April 1921

Served in the First World War with the Royal Field Artillery, 1914-16 as a Lieutenant. JP for Gloucestershire. A committee member of the Ledbury Hunt.

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Edward John Baker

4 August 1887 to 5 April 1936

Unmarried

Yacht designer

Served in First World War as a sapper in Royal Engineers, 1914-16

Sussex

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Lucinda Helen Mary Francis Meath Baker

19 January 1922 to 24 February 2013

Married Sir John Wells MP on 31 July 1948

Two sons and two daughters

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Judith Veronica Sybil Mary Francis Meath Baker

13 July 1924 to 2 December 1974

Served in WRNS during WW2

Vice-President of the Girls Friendly Society, 1966-74

Unmarried

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William Gregory Francis Meath (“Gregory”) Baker

22 April 1930 to 12 September 2019

Married Priscilla Ann Gurney on 31 May 1958

Hasfield, Gloucestershire

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Prudence Dorothea Mary Francis Meath Baker

11 February 1932

Married Sir Anthony Salt in 1957

Four daughters

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(William John) Clovis Meath Baker

1959

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(Samuel) Justin Francis Meath Baker

1961

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(Hugh) Lysander Luke Meath Baker

1964

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Joshua Ralph Meath Baker

1965

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Dorothea Julia Cecelia Meath Baker

Boadicea Louisa Ann Meath Baker

1988

Agnes Charlotte Gertrude Meath Baker

1990

Constance Daffodil Bohemia Meath Baker

1992