Henry Baker

1544–1569 (Age 25)
Deal, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry

Henry Baker was born in 1544, in Deal, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He married Jone Estes on 9 July 1563, in Ripple, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1569, in Ringwould, Kent, England, at the age of 25.

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Henry Baker
Jone Estes
Marriage: 9 July 1563
Jone Baker
John Baker
Absolon Baker
Absolon Baker
William Baker

Spouse and Children

9 July 1563
Ripple, Kent, England, United Kingdom


    Jone Baker


    John Baker


    Absolon Baker


    Absolon Baker


    William Baker


World Events (3)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Age 5

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
1558 · Act of Uniformity

Age 14

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
1569 · State Lottery

Age 25

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Name Meaning

1 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.2 Americanized form of cognates or equivalents in many other languages, for example German Bäcker, Becker; Dutch Bakker, Bakmann; French Boulanger. For other forms see Hanks and Hodges ( 1988 ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Henrye Baker, "England, Kent, Canterbury Parish Registers, 1538-1986"
  • Henry Baker in entry for Jone Baker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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