Thomas Baker, Jr.
|Birthplace:||Topsfield, Essex County, Dominion of New England (Present Massachusetts)|
|Death:||Died in Topsfield, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts|
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About Lt. Thomas Baker, Jr.
- 'The Essex antiquarian: an illustrated ... magazine devoted to the ..., Volume 5 edited by Sidney Perley
- 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.
- 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 is 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.
- Pg. 159
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- ' CAPT. THOMAS BAKER3, born in Topsfield Feb. 17, 1688. He was a husbandman, and lived in Ipswich until 1715, when he removed to Topsfield, buying, in 1722, what is now known as the Batchelder farm on the south side of Pye Brook. he married Mary Capen Jan. 5, 1709-10; and died in Topsfield Sept. __, 1725. She married, secondly, John Griffin of Bradford Aug. 11, 1730.
- Children: --
- 19-I. THOMAS4, b. Nov. 20, 1710, in Ipswich. See below (19).
- 20-II. MARY4, b. 13: 5: 1712, in Ipswich; living in 1729.
- 21-III. JACOB4, bapt. 28: 9: 1714, in Ipswich; carpenter (?); lived in Boxford; m. Kezia Smith Aug. 5, 1736; no children; administration on his estate granted Aug. 22, 1737; and she m., secondly, Abner Hale of Boxford Nov. 24, 1738.
- 22-IV. JOSEPH4, b. May 3, 1716, in Topsfield. See below (22).
- 23-V. PRISCILLA4 , b. April 14, 1718, in Topsfield; d. May 17, 1719.
- 24-VI. JOHN4, b. Dec. 18, 1719, in Topsfield. See below (24).
- 25-VII. MARTHA4, b. about 1715 (?); m. John Whipple, jr., of Ipswich May 14, 1735.
- 26-VIII. ELIZABETH4, b. March 23, 1723, in Topsfield; m. John Low of Hamlet parish, Ipswich, cooper, Feb. 4, 1740-1; and was living in 1752.
- 27-IX. PRISCILLA4, b. Aug. 4, 1724, in Topsfield; m. Tarrant Putnam of Salem, yeoman, Dec. 9, 1742; and they were living in Sutton in 1753.
Lt. Thomas Baker, Jr.'s Timeline
February 17, 1687
Topsfield, Essex County, Dominion of New England (Present Massachusetts)
November 20, 1710
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
August 4, 1724
Topsfield, Essex, MA, USA
Topsfield, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts