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Baker, MrRef 341-1674
[1???-18??] Minister at Millwood Particular Baptist Church, Stansfield [1842]

Baker, Rev A. F.Ref 341-5
[1???-1???] Minister at Shore General Baptist Church, Todmorden [1963-1966]

Baker, AlfredRef 341-290
[1882-1918] He worked for E. Lees, Halifax Market Hall.

He married Unknown.

They lived at 32 Victoria Street, Haley Hill.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914] and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was serving in Italy and had returned from duty to his 2-man tent. He died from heart failure [6th/7th July 1918] (aged 36), and was found next morning.

He was buried at Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy [Grave Ref 3 B 4].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Baker, ArthurRef 341-894
[1854-1902] Born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

He was a coal miner [1881] / a check weighman [1891] / a pipe layer's labourer [1901].

In 1877, he married Jane Hudson [1860-1???] in Wakefield.

Jane was born in Stanley, Wakefield, Yorkshire


  1. Samuel [b 1878] who was a colliery labourer [1891]
  2. Amy [b 1880] who was a woollen finisher [1901] & married  Kalita Dixon
  3. Mary Ann [b 1881] who was a woollen finisher [1901] &  married [Halifax 1903] Joseph Wolfenden
  4. Alice [b 1883] who was a woollen finisher [1901] &  married John Hallam
  5. Elizabeth [b 1885] who was a woollen finisher [1901] &  married [Halifax 1914] Milford Charnock
  6. Lilly [b 1888] who was a woollen winder [1901] & married  (1) Harry Smith & (2) [Halifax Q4/1917] Patrick  O'Brien
  7. William Henry
  8. Arthur [b 1895] who was a leather tanner & currier [1911]

They lived at

  • Upper Altofts, Altofts, Wakefield [1881]
  • 20 Hatfield Row, Outwood, Stanley cum Wrenthorpe, Wakefield  [1891]
  • 38 Mitchell Street, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 11 South Bank Street, Halifax [1911]
  • 11 Rhodes Terrace, Swan Bank, Halifax [1917]

Arthur died in Halifax [Q4 1902] (aged 49).

Living with the widowed Jane [in 1911] were grandsons Cyril Baker [b 1904] & Harold Baker [b 1907].

Son William Henry and sons-in-law Kalita Dixon & Harry Smith died in World War I

Baker, Rev BallantyneRef 341-2
[18??-19??] Recorded on 20th January 1914, when he presided over a meeting of Southowram Literary Society at Southowram Club & Institute

Baker, Christopher PaulRef 341-1605
[1955-] Travel writer and photographer. He was educated at Rastrick Grammar School. He is considered one of the world's leading authorities on Cuba

Baker, Clifford PhillipRef 341-1279
[1893-1916] Son of Edith & Phillip Baker of Guernsey, Channel Isles.

He married Rhoda May.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with B Battery 51st Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 14th November 1916 (aged 23).

He was buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref VII L 41]

In [Q1] 1920, Rhoda May married John Hollas in Halifax.

They lived at 7 Broad Carr Terrace, Holywell Green

Baker, CyrilRef 341-1072
[19??-19??] Organist at Halifax Parish Church [1968-1970]

Baker, EdwardRef 341-3
[1939-1973] His entry in the Cragg Vale burials record indicate that he was
murdered on 24th April 1973

Question: Does anyone know anything about his murder?


He was cremated 2nd May 1973, and his ashes interred at St John's Church, Cragg Vale [5th May 1973]

Baker, Edward Arthur CharlesRef 341-491
[18??-19??] BA.

He was educated at Christ's College Cambridge / ordained at Southowram [June 1912] / Curate at Southowram [1912]

Baker, FredRef 341-1582
[1885-1918] Son of William Baker.

Born in Halifax.

He was a baker's assistant [1901] / a baker [1911].

In 1912, he married Rosaline Ada Stone in Halifax.

In 1911, Rosaline was working as a shop assistant, and living with the Baker family at the baker's shop at 27 Boothtown Road

During World War I, and he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

He died 15th May 1918.

He was buried at St. Souplet British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref III BB 2].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Baker, Frederick JamesRef 341-9460
[1868-19??] Born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

He was a missionary [1911].

In 1899, he married Elizabeth Streatfield [1870-19??] in Kent.


  1. child
  2. Frances Elizabeth [b 1904]
  3. Harold William [b 1907]

The family lived at 21a King Cross Road, Halifax [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] were Arthur Comfort and his 2 sons

Baker, GeorgeRef 341-4400
[1834-1907] He lived at

He died at Hebble House [8th December 1907].

He was buried at Scholemoor

Baker, Godfrey PhippsRef 341-4
[1786-1850] / [1796-1850]

Son of Captain Hugh Cossart Baker of the 27th Regiment.

Born in South Mall, Cork, Ireland; baptised on the 12th April 1786.

As a teenager, Baker went out to India, where he became an officer in the 19th Bengal Native Infantry, stationed near Calcutta.

He soon rose to the rank of Lieut-Colonel, his service also taking him to the small British settlements then in Malaya. His commander at Malacca was Thomas Stamford Raffles, who went on the found Singapore.

During the Napoleonic Wars in Europe, Raffles mounted a military expedition to occupy Java in the Dutch East Indies, in which Baker took part.

Baker served in Java [1811-1826] during the British Occupation of the island.

He was an amateur archæologist and surveyor, and was commissioned to undertake surveys of the buildings in Java. He produced many drawings which were later in the Royal Asiatic Society, the British Library and the British Museum. He was one of the first Europeans to sketch the 9th century Buddhist temple of Borobudur, which had been lost for centuries in the jungle.

In 1812, the British Resident at Jogjakarta ordered Baker to

make plans of the neighbouring country, such as would answer military purposes, but without the employment of instruments. This was to be affected without giving unnecessary alarm to the Sultan

He married Lydia Marie Dubois de Saran.


  1. adopted daughter Mary Eliza who married Charles Cesar  Fleury Bettini of Florence
  2. Sophia Eliza

After leaving the Far East, he settled in Halifax.

Godfrey died in Halifax [4th August 1850] (aged 63), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1276].

See Ann Broadrib and Thomas Parker

Baker, Humphrey JohnRef 341-9450
[1868-1956] He was a plate layer [1908].

In 1895, he married Eliza Bailey in Halifax.


  1. twins Laura [b 19th May 1908]
  2. Alfred [b 19th May 1908]

They lived at 155 St Giles Road, Lightcliffe [1908]

Baker, JohnRef 341-292
[1874-1917] Born in Rotherham.

He worked with his mother in the Market Hall, Halifax.

He was a reservist and was called-up [August 1914].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers.

He served in Egypt.

He was wounded in the Dardanelles.

He died 23rd April 1917 (aged 43).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 4A], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His sister lived at 10 Chapel Place, Pellon

Baker, LawrenceRef 341-294
[1904-1943] He lived at 8 Grove Croft, Ovenden.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 125th Battery 48 Lt. A. A. Regiment Royal Artillery.

He was injured by a lorry in North Africa.

He died in hospital [8th June 1943] (aged 39).

He was buried at Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya [Grave Ref 8 D 2].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Baker, Dr Reginald TustinRef 341-1071
[18??-19??] Organist at Halifax Parish Church [1929-1937].

He left to become organist at Sheffield Cathedral

Baker, Rev Richard RundleRef 341-2918
[1870-19??] Born in North Petherwin, Devon.

He was at Blackburn [1901] before becoming Minister at Bridge Street (Central) Methodist Church, Todmorden [1908]

In 1896, he married Jessie Menhinick from Bodmin, in Bodmin.


  1. Jessie Emmeline [b 1900]

The family lived at Woodlands Avenue, Todmorden [1911]

Baker, Richard ThomasRef 341-1455
[1895-1918] Son of Emily & Alfred Baker of 12 Osbourne Terrace, Luddendenfoot.

Born in Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

He died 13th May 1918 (aged 23).

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France [Grave Ref P XI I 8B].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Baker, RobertRef 341-2466
[1???-18??] He attended Heath Grammar School [1810s].

He became Rector of Hargrave

Baker, S.Ref 341-850
[18??-19??] He had a confectioners shop at 83 Hanson Lane, Halifax [1916]

Baker, W.Ref 341-1780
[18??-19??] Butcher at 2 Bridge End, Brighouse [1901].

Baker, WilliamRef 341-3100
[18??-1???] In 1845, he married Naomi Wadsworth [1825-1???] from Rastrick, in Halifax.


  1. Henry [b 1847] who married Ann [b 1846] from  Royston
  2. Ann [b 1850]
  3. William
  4. Amelia [b 1857]
  5. James [b 1863]

The family lived at

  • Wadsworths Yard, Dean Clough, Halifax [1861]
  • Wilson Street, Halifax [1871]

William was dead by 1861. Naomi was a worsted reeler [1861] and a cotton sorter [1871]

Baker, WilliamRef 341-3099
[1853-1935] Son of William Baker.

Born in Hull.

He was a cotton spinner [1871, 1881] / an insurance agent [1891] / a baker and confectioner [1901, 1911].

He established William Baker & Son at Bankfield Bakery, Halifax.

In 1874, he married Mary Jane Skirrow [1853-1912] in Halifax.

Mary Jane came from Halifax


  1. Amelia A. [b 1875]
  2. Joe W. [b 1877]
  3. Sam [b 1879]
  4. Arthur Edward [b 1881] who was a baker's assistant [1901]
  5. Mary Emma [b 1884]
  6. Fred
  7. Ethel [b 1888]
  8. Harry [b 1890]

They lived at

  • 20 Wood Square, Northowram [1881]
  • 5 Iona Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 27 Boothtown Road, Northowram [1901, 1911]

In 1891, his father-in-law, Joseph Skirrow [b 1801] a retired clogger, was living with the family

Baker, William HenryRef 341-1297
[1889-1917] Son of Arthur Baker.

He lived at 11 Rhodes Terrace, Trooper Lane, Halifax.

He was a regular soldier with 9 years' service. He was in Meerut, India [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted in Huddersfield, and he served as a Corporal with the 64th Battery 5th Brigade Royal Field Artillery / Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [11th October 1917] (aged 28).

The Halifax Courier [10th November 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Minty Farm Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref I E 20]

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brothers-in-law Kalita Dixon & Harry Smith also died in the War


Baker surnameRef 341-1
An occupational surname for someone who bakes and/or sells bread.

There are 25 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Baker, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Baker

Marriages 1805, 1810, 1873, 1899, 1904, 1907, 1923, 1942


See Baxter

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