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Thomas Baker

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Topsfield, Essex, MA, USA
Place of Burial: Topsfield, Essex, MA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Steven Baker and Elizabeth (Unknown) Baker
Husband of Priscilla Baker and PRISCILLA Baker
Father of Priscilla Appleton and Lt. Thomas Baker, Jr.
Brother of ELIZABETH Baker; John Baker; John 1st Baker, Jr.; Sarah Gould and Martha Andrews

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About Thomas Baker

  • 'The Essex antiquarian: an illustrated ... magazine devoted to the ..., Volume 5 edited by Sidney Perley
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=15NSWaHOze4C&pg=PA159&lpg=PA159&dq=Thomas+Baker+1710+Sarah+Wade&source=bl&ots=dvjSc73IN0&sig=kV5HgXPyVbGi40_o2CJynX2Y8_0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=rgu5T9niM8fkiALL1N3EBg&ved=0CGYQ6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=Thomas%20Baker%201710%20Sarah%20Wade&f=false
  • Pg. 158
    • BAKER GENEALOGY.
  • The principal family of Bakers in Essex county is that which originated in this country with
  • JOHN BAKER1 of Ipswich. He was born in 1598, and April 9, 1616, was apprenticed to a grocer in Norwich, England, for twelve years, to learn that business. In 1628 he was a citizen of Norwich, and engaged as a grocer. He married Elizabeth ___, who was born about 1606, and in 1637 came to New England, intending to settle in Charlestown, but came to Ipswich instead. In 1638 he possessed a house lot on High street, in Ipswich, and was made a freeman June 2, 1641. He was a man of prominence and property, and was licensed to sell wine in 1644 and 1647, and beer in 1652, being an innholder in 1664, 1665 and 1666. He bought an extensive tract of land in Topsfield, and removed thither between 1670 and 1678, being of Topsfield in 1689, He died in 168_. His wife Elizabeth was living in 1666. Mr. Baker conveyed his hundred-and-fifty acre farm and buildings in Topsfield, bounded on Baker's (now called Hood's) pond, to his son Thomas in 1661.
  • Richard Baker wrote from Norwich, England, March 2, 1676, ordering his cousin Mr. John Baker to pay some money to John's brother Benjamin Baker. No Benjamin Baker appears here in those early days, and this Benjamin was probably a brother who was here on a visit.
  • Children: --
    • 2-i. ELIZABETH2, bapt. Aug. 18, 1633, at St. Peter's, Mancroft, Norwich, England; and came to New England.
    • 3-ii. JOHN2, bapt. Nov. 30, 1634, in St. Peters. See below (3).
    • ' 4-iii. THOMAS2, b. Sept. 13, 1636, in Norwich, England. See below (4).
    • 5-iv. MARY2, b. about 1638; m. Joseph Stafford March 6, 1660.
    • 6-v. SARAH2, b. March 9, 1640-1; m. Capt. John Gould of Topsfield Oct. 14, 1660; and d. Jan. 20, 1708-9.
    • 7-vi. MARTHA2, b. about 1643; m., first, Obadiah Antrim of Salem, a mariner, who was lost at sea in 1664; and she m., second, Thomas Andrews of Boxford June 22, 1670.
  • ' 4
  • ' CAPT. THOMAS BAKER2, born in Norwich, England Sept. 13, 1636. He was made a freeman in 1665; was interested in the iron works in Rowley Village, and lived in Topsfield. He married Priscilla Symonds March 26, 1672; and died in Topsfield March 18, 1717-8, aged eighty-one. After his death, his widow removed to Ipswich, where she died Jan. 2, 1733-4, aged eighty-five. They owned Argilla farm in Ipswich.
  • Children, born in Topsfield: --
    • 12-I. PRISCILLA3, b. Dec. 8, 1674; m. Maj. Isaac Appleton of Ipswich; and d. May 26, 1731.
    • 13-II. MARTHA3, b. Oct. 14, 1682; m. Joseph Sergeant of Gloucester April 17, 1712; and d. May 27, 1713.
    • 14-III. REBECCA3, b. Nov. 16, 1685; m. Jacob Peabody April 30, 1712; and d. March 12, 1780.
    • 15-IV. THOMAS3, b. Feb. 17, 1688. See below (15).
    • 16-V. JOHN3, b. Jan. 6, 1690-1. See below (16).
    • 17-VI. ELIZABETH3, m. Michael Farley of Ipswich April 24, 1717; and d. Feb. 26, 1745.
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Thomas Baker's Timeline

1636
September 13, 1636
Norwich, Norfolk, England
September 13, 1636
September 18, 1636
St Peter Mancroft, Norwich, Norfolk, England
1674
December 8, 1674
Age 38
Topsfield, Massachusetts
1687
February 17, 1687
Age 50
Topsfield, Essex County, Dominion of New England (Present Massachusetts)
1692
March 26, 1692
Age 55
Topsfield, Massachusetts
1718
March 18, 1718
Age 81
Topsfield, Essex, MA, USA
1928
June 5, 1928
Age 81
June 5, 1928
Age 81
October 31, 1928
Age 81