Susanna Baker

Brief Life History of Susanna

Susanna Baker was born in 1686, in Etchingham, Sussex, England as the daughter of William Baker and Martha. She married William Bayley on 28 December 1707, in Sussex, England. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Bayley
1683–
Susanna Baker
1686–
Marriage: 28 December 1707
John Bailey
1708–
Sarah Bailey
1720–
Mary Bailey
1711–
James Bayley
1713–
Richard Bayley
1715–1715
Thomas Bayley
1717–
Benjamin Bailey
1718–
Susanna Bailey
1721–1751
Edward Baily
1723–
Martha Bailey
1726–
Samuel Bayley
1730–

Sources (19)

  • Susanna Baker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Susan Baker, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Susanna Bayley in entry for James, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"

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World Events (6)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

1720 · South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name, from Middle English bakere, Old English bæcere, a derivative of bacan ‘to bake’. It may have been used for someone whose special task in the kitchen of a great house or castle was the baking of bread, but since most humbler households did their own baking in the Middle Ages, it may also have referred to the owner of a communal oven used by the whole village. The right to be in charge of this and exact money or loaves in return for its use was in many parts of the country a hereditary feudal privilege. Compare Miller . Less often the surname may have been acquired by someone noted for baking particularly fine bread or by a baker of pottery or bricks.

Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘baker’, for example Dutch Bakker , German Becker and Beck , French Boulanger and Bélanger (see Belanger ), Czech Pekař, Slovak Pekár, and Croatian Pekar .

History: Baker was established as an early immigrant surname in Puritan New England. Among others, two men called Remember Baker (father and son) lived at Woodbury, CT, in the early 17th century, and an Alexander Baker arrived in Boston, MA, in 1635.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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