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James Baker, farmer, son of Edward Baker and Sarah Baker [Jessop]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1804
Born
In the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
27th Nov 1804
Christened
At St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
8th Sep 1827
Married
Mary Miles Croch at St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
6th Jun 1841
Census
At New Lodge in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; James Baker, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: farmer
1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
25th Jun 1846
Married
Martha Langridge at St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1848
Birth of a daughter
Christana Ann in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At New Lodge Farm in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; Head; occupation: farmer
1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
1878
Recollections
At New Lodge
Ashdown Forest dispute
 

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Baker, James. Living at New Lodge, Hartfield. Formerly farmed it, now his son in law farms (acreage 125). Was born in the Lower Pest house in Hartfield. Does not know his age but he was baptised on the 27th November 1804 at Hartfield Church. When I was very young, not more than 10 years old, I went for about a year to work at Fincham Farm, Hartfield, belonging to and used by Thomas Young at 6d. a day and all my grub. Flour was then 3s. 4d. a gallon. Thomas Young died soon after and was succeeded by Henry Young after a dispute with his cousin William Young who claimed the property. I then went to carry for Colonel Young's at Holly Hill for about 1,/2 years Then for Mr. Bradford at Pippingford about a year. Then at the age of about 14 in April 1818 I came to work for Captain Hall at New Lodge and for Captain Kidd after him. Captain Kidd died about 1831. I continued with Captain Hall who managed it for his sister Miss Kidd till 1833 when I took the farm on my own account and have lived here ever since. New Lodge is on the hill in sight of Holly Hill and Hartfield Grove. I have served the offices of Surveyor of Highways and Overseer of the poor of this parish of Hartfield.

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Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Baker, Bakere, Bakes family records
The ancestral pedigree of James Baker, farmer
  
 Edward Bakerm: 29th Mar 1761 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, SussexSusanna Shoebridge 
 b: c 1740  b: c 1740
  
      
 Martha Mary Maria Edward Thomas 
 b: 1761 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 30th Dec 1761 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1765 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 21st Jul 1765 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1769 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 22nd Jan 1769 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1775 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 9th Apr 1775 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1777 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 9th Nov 1777 St. Mary's Church
 
             
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 Edward Bakerm: 30th Oct 1797 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, SussexSarah Jessop 
 b: 1775 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 9th Apr 1775 St. Mary's Church
  b: c 1780
  
     
 John William James Mary 
 b: 1800 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 17th Aug 1800 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1802 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 5th Sep 1802 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1804 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Nov 1804 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1807 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 15th Mar 1807 St. Mary's Church
 
          
Parental
record
   
   
   
1st marriage James Baker
farmer
m: 8th Sep 1827 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, SussexMary Miles Croch 
 b: 1804 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Nov 1804 St. Mary's Church
 b: c 1805
Family
record
    
2nd marriage James Baker
farmer
m: 25th Jun 1846 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, SussexMartha Langridge 
 b: 1804 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Nov 1804 St. Mary's Church
  b: 1810 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 22nd Jul 1810 St Andrew & St Mary Church, daughter of John Langridge & Hannah Langridge
d: December 1894 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 83 years
bur: 27th Dec 1894 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
  
  
 Christana Ann 
 b: 1848 Hartfield, Sussex 
    

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