This page relates to the ancestors of John Baker who was born in Henham in 1740 and married his wife Elizabeth Harris also born in Henham in 1743. They married on 20 May 1765 at St Mary's Henham. John's occupation was a plough servant working for a local farmer and lived in a thatched cottage in the village. They had eight children:

Thomas born 1766 christened 21 Sept 1766 married Sarah Clarke of Henham on 21 Dec 1790 at St Mary's Henham

John born 1769 christened 2 Apr 1769 (moved to Broxted see details below).

Humphrey born 1771

Richard born 1773

Sally born 1775

James born 1781

Phillip born 1784

Susannah born 1787


John and Elizabeth died within five months of each other, John on 6 February 1827 aged 87 and Elizabeth on 10 July 1827 aged 84. They are both buried at St Mary's cemetery Henham.


John their second son married Millicent King who was born in 1777 in the nearby village of Broxted. They married on 24 October 1798 in St. Mary's the Virgin at Broxted. They lived at 4 Browns End, Broxted. This was the home for three generations of Bakers. John and Millicent had seven children.

Sarah Baker born 1802

John born 1804

Susan born 1806

Issac born 1808

Charles born 1812

Rebecca born 1815

James born 1817.


More details about the Bakers of Broxted Handwritten Notes, Typed Notes, Broxted Family Tree

Broxted Census Returns for Isaac Baker

Census Return 1841
Census Return 1861