De La Rue

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  • ID: I104
  • Name: George BAKER
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1818 in Staunton Prior, near Bath, Somerset, England
  • Death: 1 JAN 1906 in Yeo, Vic of Bronchial asthma and senile decay
  • Burial: 3 JAN 1906 Colac, Vic 1
  • Occupation: Free settler, store-keeper (at time of marriage to Elizabeth)
  • Note:
    Birthplace spelling may be "Stanton Prior". George was transported to
    Tasmania as a convict. No available information on when he arrived;
    was not listed in census at Bothwell in 1842. He was living at Yeo,
    Vic, when he died in 1906. The Colac "Herald" obituary of 3 Jan 1906
    gives his age at death as 86. The article states he had been in
    Victoria for 68 years (1838). Coffin bearers were H, E and C Baker and
    James Dare. Pall bearers were John Dare, George Windsor, John Allen,
    WJ Eades, John Oakley, W Raper and T Rhode. John Dare was witness, and
    son Ernest informant. (John Dear is name of son-in-law in BD&M Vic.)
    fs has place of death as Colac.




    Father: George BAKER b: 1794 in Staunton Prior, near Bath, Somerset, England
    Mother: Nancy BENBY b: 1795 in Staunton Prior, near Bath, Somerset, England

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth THOROUGHGOOD b: 1828 in Bedford, England c: 30 MAY 1830 in Cardington, Bedfordshire, England
    • Married: 15 MAY 1844 in St. Luke's, Bothwell, Tas
    • Note:
      Elizabeth married at age 16; age recorded as 21 years. George's age
      recorded as 23. George and Elizabeth moved from Tasmania to Geelong
      area, Victoria, after birth of first child, John (1845), then to Colac
      area before birth of Nancy (1865). In 1867, George was paying rates on
      a block of land and dwelling at Boundary Creek Rd, Yeo, Vic. There
      were fourteen children from this marriage. Witnesses to wedding sister
      Letitia and brother-in-law William Mawson.
    Children
    1. Has Children John BAKER b: 8 MAR 1845 in Bothwell, Tas
    2. Has No Children Eliza BAKER b: ABT 1848 in Barrabool Hills, Vic
    3. Has Children George BAKER b: ABT 1850 in Germantown (Grovedale), VIc
    4. Has Children Jane BAKER b: ABT 1851 in Germantown (Grovedale), Vic
    5. Has No Children Eliza BAKER b: 1855 in Germantown (Grovedale), Vic
    6. Has Children Henry BAKER b: 1856 in Duneed, Vic
    7. Has No Children BAKER b: 1858 in Germantown (Grovedale), Vic
    8. Has Children Priscilla BAKER b: 1859 in Geelong, Vic
    9. Has Children Elizabeth Mary (Lizzie) BAKER b: 1862 in Germantown (Grovedale), Vic
    10. Has Children Georgina Nancy (Nancy) BAKER b: 1865 in Colac, Vic
    11. Has Children Keziah Letitia BAKER b: 1867 in Colac, Vic
    12. Has Children Ernest Emanuel (Ernie) BAKER b: 7 AUG 1869 in Yeo, Vic
    13. Has No Children Valentine Newton BAKER b: 14 FEB 1872 in Colac, Vic
    14. Has No Children Mary BAKER b: XXX 1873
    15. Has No Children Charles BAKER b: ABT 1874

    Marriage 2 Jemima DE LA RUE b: 1864 in Paraparap, Vic
    • Married: 3 MAR 1884 in Church of England, Colac, Vic 2
    • Note:
      After the death of his wife Elizabeth in 1882, George Baker married her
      great-niece Jemima De La Rue. Jemima had previously been George and
      Elizabeth's housekeeper. Jemima's daughter Queenie was born before
      the marriage, with no father recorded on birth certificate. It is
      possble that George was not the father. D. Lawson states there were
      eight children of the second marriage, (a total for George of 22), and
      lists nine including Queenie. Lived at Elliminyt, Vic. (D. Lawson has
      marriage date 21 Mar, M. Blair has 31 Mar.)
    Children
    1. Has No Children Queenie Marie Collins BAKER b: 23 SEP 1883 in Colac, Vic c: 5 APR 1887 in Church of England, Colac, Vic
    2. Has No Children Annie Florence (Flo) BAKER b: 6 JUN 1885 in Colac, Vic
    3. Has No Children Robert George BAKER b: 26 MAR 1887 in Colac, Vic
    4. Has Children Edith Sarah BAKER b: 23 SEP 1889 in Colac, Vic
    5. Has Children Melvina Mary (Nellie) BAKER b: 1891 in Barongarook, Vic
    6. Has Children Ida Christina BAKER b: 16 SEP 1894 in Colac, Vic
    7. Has Children Margaret Mary (May) BAKER b: 1 MAY 1897 in Colac, Vic
    8. Has No Children William John BAKER b: 19 NOV 1899 in Barongarook, Vic
    9. Has Children Leslie Cuthbert BAKER b: 5 FEB 1903 in Yeo, Vic

    Sources:
    1. AFN:MW4R-D5
    2. AFN:MW4R-FB
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