William Baker

about 1712–
Bilston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Baker was born about 1712, in Bilston, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Sarah Baker. He married Mrs Ann Baker in 1737, in Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Baker
1712–
Mrs Ann Baker
1716–
Marriage: 1737
Joseph Baker
1738–
Mary Baker
1744–
Anne Baker
1752–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1737
Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Sarah Baker

    Female1733–Female

siblings

(2)

    Male1712–Male

    Elihu Baker

    Male1713–1765Male

World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 89

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.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 96

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 103

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

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 (3)

  • Wm Baker in entry for Anne Baker, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • William Raker in entry for Mary Raker, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Wm. Baker in entry for Anne Baker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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