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Bartholomew Bainbridge, John Baines, Alexander Baird, Benjamin Baker,
Charles Baker, Charles Arthur Cecil Baker, John Baker, Thomas Baker,


Bartholomew Bainbridge

Bartholomew Henry Bainbridge, born 1845 Sunderland England, died 1916 Box Hill Victoria Australia, married Elizabeth Gregg - source Genforum entry by Clive Whitehead, .
The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889) Saturday 16 February 1878 announced the arrival on Friday evening, after a very good voyage, of the Hydrabad, ship, 1350 tons, Holmwood Commander, from London 13 Nov and from Plymouth 25 Nov. Dr Worthington Surgeon-Superintendent with 400 immigrants in the steerage, from London and Plymouth. First in the passenger list, Married couples, is B Bainbridge, carpenter, wife and four children. The very long list fills the remainder of column 6 on Page 5.
In the South Australian Biographical Index 1836-1885 are the following entries for Bainbridge-
Bainbridge Bartholomew bc 1846 Eng. arr. 1878 "Hydrabad" occ. carpenter m. Eliz. bc 1846 Eng. ch. Wm. H bc 1867 ; Bartholomew John bc 1869-1947, Robt. E. bc 1872, Mary E. bc 1874
Bainbridge Bartholomew John, par. Bartholomew and Eliz. bc 1869 d 25 Sep 1947 bd Cheltenham SA arr. 1878 "Hydrabad" m Ellen Mary nee Thompson par. Robt. Peter and Ellenor Jane nee Cleeland b 7 Dec 1874 Pt Adelaide SA d 2 Nov 1943 . ch Edith, Wm., Kevin.
Elizabeth Bainbridge nee Gregg d Vic 1907 at Mildura aged 62 of George Gregg and Bessie u/k

Bartholomew Henry Bainbridge birth was registered Apr-June 1845 in Kensington district which spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Middlesex, and wed Jul-Sep 1866 to Elizabeth Gregg in the District of Newcastle upon Tyne which spans the boundaries of the counties of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
6 children 1. William Henry Bainbridge 1867 England
2. Bartholomew John Bainbridge 25 June 1869 England
3. Robert Edmund Francis Bainbridge 1871 England
4. Mary Elizabeth Bainbridge 1873 - 1892 #11313 aged 19, born in England, died in Mildura, Vic
5. Arthur Ernest Bainbridge 19 March 1878 born in Adelaide
6. Alfred Thomas Bainbridge 7 April 1880 Port Adelaide S.A. Australia
3. Robert Edmund Francis Bainbridge 1871 - 1934 #9149 aged 63, wed 1900 to Lillian Agnes Broadstock and lived at Mildura
6 children 1. Francis William Bainbridge 1901
2. Bessie Lilian Bainbridge 1903
3. Edith Florence Bainbridge 1905
4. Bartholomew Henry Bainbridge 25 Nov 1907
5. Robert Edmund Francis Bainbridge 1910
6. Winifred Joyce Bainbridge 1920
6. Alfred Thomas Bainbridge 7 April 1880 Port Adelaide S.A. Australia, wed 1899 #4487 to Ada Flora Dunk born 31380/1883 a at Wentworth in NSW, dau of Arthur Dunk and Ada
1st child 1. Herbt Sinclair Bainbridge 1899 #20676

John Baines

John Baines wed at Ormskirk in the county of Lancashire, June 1849 (Volume 21, page 471) to Margaret Heyes. They came c1852 from England and lived at Ballarat, Clunes and then at Geelong
10 Children 1. Thomas Kaye Baines 1851 - 1932 #11259 aged 81
2. Henry Baines 1853 #1205 lived 3 months
3. John Baines 1855 #1799 - 1876 #9814 aged 20 years
4. Esther Baines 1857 #5845
5. Elizth Baines 1859 #19093
6. Catherine Baines 1862 #6306
7. James Henry Baines 1864 #20749
8. Margaret Baines 1867 #1318
9. Mary Jane Baines 1869 #7605
10. Alice Baines 1871 #1521
Thomas Kaye Baines 1851 - 1932 #11259 aged 81, wed 1889 #207 to Elizth Guy 1862 - 1948 #22376 aged 86, and lived at Boort
4 children 1. John Baines 1890 #6008 - 1965 #26087 aged 75
2. Twin Stanley James Baines 1891 #19982 lived 4 months
3. Twin Leslie Thomas Baines 1891 #19983 - 1966 #22572 aged 75
4. Mary Baxter Baines 1893 #15394
1. John Baines 1890 #6008 - 1965 #26087 aged 75 wed 1917 #1237 to Mary Phoebe Dickins 894 #21969 - 1962 #23117 aged 68, and lived at Boort
1st Child 1. Ian Aubrey Baines 1918 #16959
3. Leslie Thomas Baines 1891 #19983 wed 3 Oct 1919 to Dora Blabey 1900 - 29 Sep 1967 and lived at Brighton
2 Children 1. Elizabeth Baines 17 Dec 1920, 2 sons
2. James Lesley Baines 28 Feb 1922, 2 chn
4. Mary Baxter Baines 1893 #15394 wed 1920 #12871 to Arth Carrington Braine 1886 #30378 son of Zillah Mary Sayer wed 1885 #5885 to Arthur Belgrave Braine from England, born at Warr

Alexander Baird

Alexander Baird aged 28 came Oct 1854 on the Indian Ocean with Janet Baird aged 25, Alexander Baird aged 2 and infant Elizabeth Baird, from Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, and lived in Ararat
Janet Baird nee Hendry 1891 #18533 aged 81, dau of Janet and David Hendry, died at Williamstown
6 children 1. Alexander Baird aged 2, c1850 - 1923 #5153 aged 72
2. Elizabeth Baird 1853 - 1854 #5919 lived 1 year
3. John Baird 1856 - 1923 #6983 aged 67
4. Peter Baird 1860 #20748 - 1932 #3749 aged 72
5. Janet Baird 1863 #5632
1. Alexander Henry Baird wed 1883 #982 to Mary Catherine Shevlin
3 children 1. Janet Shevlin Baird 1886 - 1943 #21419 aged 57, wed Walsh
2. Alexr Gordon Desmond Baird 1888 #25112 - 1947 #3246 aged 55
3. Constance Monica Baird 1896 #23757 - 1950 #12132 aged 55
4. Peter Baird 1860 #20748 - 1932 #3749 aged 72, wed 1887 #3091 to Margaret Jane Mcinnes 1863 #10437 - 1943 #552 aged 78, dau of Maria Armstrong and John McInnes, first of 7 chn born in Victoria,
5 children 1. John Alexander Baird 1887 #30947 - 1961 #22022 aged 74
2. Peter Mcinnes Baird 1889 #25000 - 1936 #6444 47
3. William James Baird 1890 #35424 - 1955 #18053 aged 64
4. Robt Norman Baird 1892 #16435 - 1892 #10073 lived 18 weeks
5. Nellie Baird 1894 #20293

Benjamin Baker

Hi Elizabeth,
In the 1861 census it shows,
John Archer head 55 Authorpe, Ann Archer wife 57 Authorpe, Sarah Archer daughter 18 Authorpe, and Fanny Archer grandaughter 5 Authorpe,
John Archer is my great great grandad, at the moment I have just sent for Fanny and Benjamin Baker marriage certificate. Last night I got a picture of the ship the OROYA that they sailed in, can not believe at last found a living relative. I live in a small village in Nottinghamshire England, Hope we keep in touch,
From IGI, Baptisms and Weddings
William Archer wed 08 JUL 1776 to Mary Kirk at Withern With Stain, Lincoln, England
William Archer was christened 05 JUN 1780 Authorpe, Lincoln, England son of Mary and William Archer
William Archer wed 12 Oct 1801 to FRANCES BROCKLEBANK in Yarburgh, Lincoln, England
John Archer was Christened 19 OCT 1806 Authorpe, Lincoln, England son of Frances and William Archer


Benjamin Cook Baker 1852 - 1926 #4304, parents unknown, age 74, wed to June 1874 Vol 7a page 1257 in Authorpe Lincolnshire to Fanny Archer - without Willott, 1855 - 1919 #3405, father Charles Willott, mother unknown, age 64
The 1881 Census lists the family in Scamblesby, Lincoln, England, with different birthplaces in Lincolnshire for each -
Benjamin Cook BAKER, Head, M Male, 29, Binbrook, Ag Lab (born c1852)
Fanney BAKER, Wife, M, Female, 27, Authorpe, (born c1854)
John Robert BAKER, Son Male, 6, Boswell, Scholar
Sarah Elen BAKER, Daur Female, 4, Gt Grimsby,
William Cook BAKER, Son Male, 3, Addlethorpe,
Elizabeth Ann BAKER, Daur Female, 1, Little Carlton,
Benjamin BAKER, Son, Male, 5 m, Scamblesby,
The family had nine children before they emigrated to Australia in Aug 1888 on the Oroya, and the last three children were born in Victoria - each date is arrival by Oroya in Melbourne

Henry Baker 22 came March 1887, followed by Thomas Baker 32 in Aug 1887 and in Aug 1888 by Benjamin Baker 37, Fanny Baker 33, John R Baker 13, Sarah E Baker 11, Wm C Baker 10, Elizth Baker 8, Benjamin Baker 7, Beatrice Baker 5, Kate W Baker 3, Chas W Baker 1 and Herbert W Baker I. Miss L Baker 22, and Miss Baker 28 came in Jan 1889

12 Children 1. John Robert Baker 1875 - 1909 born in UK
2. Sarah Ellen Baker 1876 - 1952 aged 78
3. William Cook Baker to Sep 1877 - 1959 aged 82 in Spilsby district
4. Elizabeth Ann Baker 1879 - 1953, wed 1906 to Frederick Charles Mitchell
5. Benjamin Baker 1880 - 1977 aged 96
6. Beatrice Baker 1883 - 1975, wed 1909 to Edward Henry
7. Kate Willott Baker Jul-Sept 1884 - 1968 aged 84 born in Louth district
8. Charles Willott Baker Jul-Sep 1886 in Boston district, Lincolnshire
9. Herbert Willott Baker Jan-March 1888 - 1968 aged 80 in Boston district, Lincolnshire
10. Fanny Emily Baker 1889 #33518 born at Mordialloc, wed 1916 to William Slater
11. Frederick Baker 1891 #1905 - 1957 aged 66 born at Cheltenham
12. Walter Thomas Baker 1893 #16727 born at Sandringham

1. John Robert Baker, 1875 - 1909 aged 34, wed 1896 #6729 to Lucy Gilbart Edwards 1873 - 17 Jan 1909
5 Children 1. Lucy Beatrice Baker 1897 #17004
2. Evangelina Cornelia Baker 1899 #16277
3. Gladys Victoria Baker 14 Feb 1901 #8980
4. John Reginald Baker 1903 #8422
5. Ernest Archer Baker 1905 #8472

1.3. Gladys Victoria Baker 14 Feb 1901 married 26 Oct 1929 to Eric Lempier Kerrison 7 Apr 1902 - c1994

3. William Cook Baker
Jul-Sep 1877 - 1959 aged 82 wed 1901 #1248 to Ethel Harriet Sophia Knight 1881 #9213
10 Children 1. Angus Wm Baker 17 Jan 1901 #25796, wed ?/ 2 children 2 boys
2. Florence Lillian Baker 31/10/1904 wed Lou kingsley no family
3. Alec Owen Baker 22/07/1906 batchelor died 28/09/1984
4. Leslie Ernest Baker 13/5/1908 died 28/09/1987 wed Florence?? 3 children Dorothy, William deceased, Richard
5. Alma May Baker 07/4/1910 don't know what family she had
6. Gwendoline Baker 27/11/1911 wed Len King Children Caroline and Alan
7. Mavis Amy Baker 03/04/1915 wed Tom Bryant 6 children Joy, Margaret, Graham, Noel, Lindsay and Glenda
8. Lila Fanny Baker 06/01/1917 died wed George Williams 2 children Barbara and Alex
9. Beryl Rita Baker 19/02/1918 died 13/02/2007 wed Thomas Dowling 6 children Margaret, Nola, Janet, Thomas, Christina, Beryl
10. Joyce Ethel Baker 27/02/1920 wed Tom Rudduck 2 children Coral and Phyllis.
7. Kate Willott Baker 1884 - 1968 aged 84 wed 1909 to John Francis Drysdale

Charles Baker

Charles Baker 1820 - ?, born in Bath, UK, ran away to sea, crew member of Trafalgar when he met Mary Gallienne, so he jumped ship at Adelaide when they arrived 31 March 1850 to marry her in Adelaide on 9 June 1850.
10 Children 1. George William Baker 30 Jan 1851 - 10 Mar 51
2. Charles Alfred Baker 5 Jul 1852 - 24 Dec 52
3. Ernest Charles Baker 7 Mar 1854 - 21 Sept 54
4. Alfred Baker 24 Dec 1856 - 9 Jan 1944 wed Mary Smith (not confirmed)
5. Elvina Ernestina Baker 5 Feb 1858 #3848 - 29 July 1949
6. William Frederick Baker 16 July 1859 - 4 July 1926 did not marry
7. Adelvia Stella Baker 19 May 1861 - 28 Oct 1936
8. Adolph Edmund Baker 1 Sept 1862 - 17 Jan 63
9. Edmund George Baker 10 June 1864 - 27 July 1941 did not marry
10. Frederick Ernest Baker 15 Oct 1867 - 1949 did not marry
5. Elvina Ernestina Baker 5 Feb 1858 #3848 - 29 July 1949 wed 1885 #1722 to William Charles Schiller born in Germany, lived in Tarnagulla when their son was born
1 Child 1. William Chas Fred Schiller 1890 #37013
7. Adelvia Stella Baker 19 May 1861 - 28 Oct 1936 (known as Adeline), died at Dunolly, wed 1886 #107 to Frederick Thomas Williams 1859 #9550 - 7 Nov 1931 son of Rebecca Smith and Henry , died at Dunolly, 2 Children to 1888

John Baker

Charles Arthur Cecil Baker 1842 - 1924 #12952 aged 82, son of Matilda Jones and John Baker died at Beaufort, wed 1868 #4415 to Susan Gillingham c1847 and lived at Beaufort
12 children 1. Lavinia Ethel Baker 1869 #20580 - 1870 #8540 lived 12 months
2. Florence Eveline Baker 1871 #14151 - 1872 #403 lived 8 months
3. Walter Templeman Baker 1874 #11322
4. Cecil Charles Baker 1875 #596 - 1875 #587 lived 3 months
5. James Albert George Baker 1876 #6982
6. Harriet Emma Baker 1877 #13184
7. William Thomas Baker 1879 #13802
8. Charles Edward Baker 1881 #7108
9. Susan Stuckey Baker 1882 #25061
10. George William Baker 1884 #14587
11. Lavenia Matilda Baker 1885 #23303
12. Elizabeth Catherine Baker 1887 #16953
12. Rosa Baker 1888 #17685

John Baker

John Baker came c1850 with Ann Nelrghan 1830 - 1870 #2819 aged 40 dau of Catherine and William Neleghan of Cork, and lived at Erseldown, Learmonth
6 Children 1. Caroline Ann Baker 1851 #17260
2. Elizabeth Couchetta Baker 1853 #45607 lived 4 months
3. Mary Baker 1858 #17801
4. Isabella Baker 1860 #14254
5. Clara Baker 1864 #3204
6. Joseph William Baker 1866 #22179
1. Caroline Ann Baker 1851 #17260 wed 1870 #124 to Hugh Glewis Tonkin 08 Dec 1842 at Breage, Cornwall, England

Thomas Baker

Thomas Baker wed 1856 #1671 to Barbara Polson and lived at Ballarat then Glendarnel
2 children 1. Esther Sutherland Baker 1857 #14646
2. Wilhelmina Margt Baker 1859 #13561
1. Esther Sutherland Baker wed 1880 #3390 to James Ritchie, 8 children



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