Richard Baker

about 1758–
Mancetter, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

Richard Baker was born about 1758, in Mancetter, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. He had at least 7 sons and 2 daughters with Hannah Hiley.

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Richard Baker
1758–
Hannah Hiley
1762–1797
Hannah Baker
1784–
Ann Baker
1785–
Thomas Baker
1787–
Richard Baker
1789–
John Baker
1791–
James Baker
1792–
George Baker
1794–
George Baker
1800–
Henry Baker
1806–

Spouse and Children

children

(9)

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World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 43

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 57

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 65

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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.

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Sources (2)

  • Richard Baker in entry for James Baker, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"
  • Richard Baker in entry for Ann Baker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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