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  • Name BAKER, John 
    Born 20 Aug 1598  Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jan 1682  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Feb 1682  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 11 May 1928  [1
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    Person ID I10259  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2021 

    Father BAKER, Sir John ,   b. 14 Jan 1570, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1632, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth ,   b. 1573, Mancroft, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1661, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 1594  Mancroft, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5427  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father BAKER, Henry  
    Mother BASKERVILLE, Anne  
    Family ID F5428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family FOSTER, Elizabeth ,   b. 1599, Mancroft, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1669, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1612  Mancroft, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. BAKER, Elizabeth ,   b. 18 Aug 1632, Mancroft, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1708, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. BAKER, John ,   b. 30 Nov 1634, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1718  (Age 83 years)
     3. BAKER, Thomas ,   b. 13 Sep 1636, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1717, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. BAKER, Mary ,   b. 1638, Mancroft, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1681  (Age > 44 years)
    +5. BAKER, Sarah   Additional Information on BAKER, Sarah - I19533,   b. 9 Mar 1641, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1709, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. BAKER, Martha ,   b. 1643, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1670, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years)
     7. BAKER, Elizabeth ,   b. 18 Aug 1632, Mancroft, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1708, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F5426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • PUBLISHED:
      BIOGRAPHY: John BAKER[1]

      Our immigrant in this family is John BAKER born 1598 in Norwich, Norfolk County, England, where the name is quite common. It is thought he was a grandson of Richard Baker, alderman, who died in 1589, leaving four sons.[2]. On 9 April 1616, John Baker was apprenticed to a grocer in Norwich for a term of twelve years, to learn that business. At the expiration of this time, viz, in 1628, he was listed as a citizen of Norwich, engaged as grocer. [3]

      In April, 1637, he with his family took passage in the Rose of Yarmouth from the port of London. The entry, found in one of the early volumes containing the names of many of the early emigrants to this country: "Aprill 8, 1637. The examination of John Baker, borne in Norwich in Norffolkke, Grocar, aged 39 yrs, and Elizabeth he wife aged 31 yrs, with three children, Elizabeth, John and Thomas, and four servants, Marcy Alxasrson aged 24 yrs, Anne Alxarson aged 20 yrs, and Bridgett Boulle aged 32 yrs, and Samuell Arres aged 14 yrs, as all desiroues to goe for Charles Towne in New England ther to inhabitt and remaine."[4]

      John Baker did not settle permanently in Charlestown, however, for in 1638 he is found on record at Ipswich, Massachusetts, where he possessed a house lot on High Street.[5] According to Pope[6], he was a proprietor at Watertown, and at Newberry in 1638, prior to his removal to Ipswich, and later bought land in Reading, adjoining Andover.

      On 2 June 1641 he was made freeman at Ipswich, and was there licensed in 1644 and 1647 to sell wine, and, in 1652 to sell beer, being recorded as inn holder in 1664, 1665, and 1666. [3] "He appears to have been a man of property, his name standing one of the forty four highest of one hundred and fifty seven subscribers to the compensation of Major Denison, the military leader, in 1648."[5]

      On 19 December 1648 "Mr. Baker" makes a "subsrciption to the town."[7] This title, together with the number of domestics he brought with him to this country, would indicate a rather superior social stand in, although it is to be remembered that in those days people were frequently listed as the "servants" of others simply in order to obtain a cheaper passage across the ocean. Just when John Baker bought his extensive tract of land in Topsfield is not clear. In 1661 he conveyed a 150 acre farm and buildings there, "bounded on Baker's (now Hood's) pond" to his son Thomas. [3] [5] says this conveyance was made upon condition of the payment of the ten pounds annually to him and his wife during their lives, and to his daughter Elizabeth also, according to Pope of Massachusetts.[6]

      He removed to Topsfield between 1670 and 1678, being of that place in 1680.[3] In the will of John Davis, 16 May 1672, he is called "Old Mr. Baker of Ipswich."[8]

      It is recorded that John Baker served in Kings Philip's War at Mount Hope, under Captain Moseley [9], but this more likely to have been his son that this man then nearing eighty years of age.

      The christening of the first three children of this family is of record on the parish register at Saint Peter's, Mancroft, Norwich, England.[10] The younger ones were born at Ipswich, Massachusetts.


      CHILDREN:


      1. Elizabeth, baptized 18 August 1633.
      2. John, baptized 30 November 1634. He was a husbandman of Topsfield. Married 13 May 1667, Katherine, daughter of Reverend William Perkins of that place, who was granted administration on his estate 14 April 1718. [3] They had two sons and one daughter, the latter, Elizabeth, becoming the wife of Benjamin Dutch on 30 June 1690, and his widow eight years later [3]
      3. Thomas, baptized 18 September 1636, died 18 March 1717/8, at Topsfield. He married there, 26 March 1672, "Mrs." Priscilla Symonds, born 1648; died 2 January 1733/4. She was the daughter of Deputy Governor Samuel Symonds, immigrant from Yieldham, Essex, England, and his first wife, Dorothea Harlackenden. Thomas was captain in the military organization of Topsfield; freeman in 1665; interested in the iron works of Rowley Village. They owned Argilla Farm in Ipswich. After his death his widow removed to Ipswich. They had two sons and four daughters, of whom Elizabeth married Michael Farley, and Rebecca married 30 April 1712, Jacob Peabody, and died 12 March 1780. Thomas Baker was often on "jury of trials," and was deputy for many years from 1683 to 1700. His son Thomas and grandson Thomas were also captains in the militia. [11] [12] [3] [13]
      4. Mary, born about 1638; married 6 March 1660, Joseph Safford [3].
      5. SARAH, born 9 March 1640/1; married JOHN GOULD.
      6. Martha, born about 1643; married (1) Obadiah Antrim, of Salem, a mariner who was lost at sea on a voyage to Nevis in 1664 or 1665. She married (2) at Topsfield, 22 June 1670, Thomas Andrews of Boxford. Topsfield records show the birth of at least two daughters.
      II. Sarah Baker

      Sarah Baker, born at Ipswich, Massachusetts, 9 March 1641, married 12 October 1660, Captain John Gould of Topsfield. [14] [3]


      Jump up ? The Ancestry & Posterity of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale by Audentia Smith Anderson (1926)
      Jump up ? Ancestry of Priscilla Baker W.S. Appleton, 3
      ? Jump up to: 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Essex Antiquarian 5:10 12:158.
      Jump up ? New England Historical and Genealogical Register 14:32.
      ? Jump up to: 5.0 5.1 5.2 Hammatt's Papers 1:22.
      ? Jump up to: 6.0 6.1 Pioneers of Massachusetts, Pope, 28
      Jump up ? New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2:50.
      Jump up ? Topsfield Historical Collections 27:56.
      Jump up ? General Register Society Colonial Wars 1899, 1902, 555
      Jump up ? Ancestry Priscilla Baker, W.S. Appleton, 5.
      Jump up ? Topsfield Historical Collections 9:119:
      Jump up ? Hammatt's Papers 1:355;
      Jump up ? Register Pennsylvania Society Colonial Dames of America (1911), 209.
      Jump up ? Massachusetts Genealogies, Cutter, 3:1591.

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, citing microfilm 1396259 for batch 8684201, sheet 29, downloaded 27 Aug 2009 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S16] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, downloaded 27 Aug 2009 (Reliability: 3).