The Baker Family

Fanny Shuttleworth (Baker) Baker

Birth: 1852, in Southsea, Hampshire, England

Father: Henry Baker

Mother: Fanny Alderson (Alderson) Baker

Married: Samuel Sidney Baker in 1875, in Maldon district, Essex, England

1881: Hawkwell Hall, Hawkwell, Essex


Henry Baker

Birth: 1809/10, in Malden, Essex, England

Father: Benjamin Baker

Mother: Frances (Shuttleworth) Baker

Education: Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
Biographical History of Gonville and Caius College 1349-1897 p207
Baker, Henry: son of Benjamin Baker, surgeon, of Maldon, Essex. Born there. Educated at Stow, Essex, under Mr. Brown. Age 18. Admitted pensioner, Feb 8, 1828.
  Re-admitted in 1839. M.R.C.S., Dec. 20, 1833. Surgeon in the R. Navy, 1840-9-.

Married (1st): Fanny Alderson Alderson on 23/30 January 1851, in St Marylebone, Middlesex, England.
The Gentleman's Magazine vol 189  p422 (Sylvanus Urban, 1851)
Jan. 30. At St. Marylebone, Henry Baker, esq. Surgeon of H.M. ship Britannia, son of Dr. Baker, of Maldon hall, Essex, to Fanny, eldest dau. of the late Christopher A. Lloyd Alderson, esq., of Ashford lodge, Hants.

Married (2nd): Sarah Amelia Hart in 1855, in Maldon district, Essex, England. Sarah was born in 1841/2, and died in 1863, in Rochford district, Essex, aged 41, and is buried in Benfleet, Essex.

Occupation: Naval Surgeon. Henry was admitted as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons on 20 December 1833, and joined the Royal Navy as an assistant surgeon on 28 Febraury 1835. On 8 April 1835, he was appointed Hospital Mate at the Royal Hospital, Haslar, in Gosport, Hampshire (Navy List 1836). On 6 June 1839, Henry was appointed to the Revenge, stationed in Lisbon, as assistant surgeon (1840 list). He was awarded a medal for his service off the coast of Syria and the capture of St Jean d'Acre in 1840, and promoted to surgeon as of 4 November 1840. On 28 July 1841, Henry joined the Ardent as surgeon with annual pay of 182. The Ardent was in Africa in 1841, South America in 1843, and back in Africa in 1844. From 1846 he was a surgeon in charge of convicts (1847 Navy List), then on 3 November 1848 he joined the Amazon, bound for the East Indies (New Navy List 1849). On 23 August 1849, Henry transferred to the sloop Columbine in Hong Kong. Interestingly, the paymaster and purser on the Columbine at this time was Beresford Scott. A year later, Beresford was to marry Kitty Alderson Alderson, and six months after that Henry married Kitty's twin sister Fanny! Beresford Scott wrote a book that is an account of action that the Columbine participated in off the coast of China in September and October of 1849. Back in England, Henry joined the Britannia, based in Portsmouth, as surgeon, on 4 December 1850 (Navy List 1851 p131), then the Neptune also in Portsmouth, on 1 December 1851. (1852 list). Henry resigned from the navy about 1854, and his name had been removed from the Navy List by 1855.

Census & Addresses:
1866: Maldon Hall, Maldon, Essex (London Gazette 4 May 1866 p2778)
1874: Maldon Hall, Maldon, Essex  (Post Office Directory of Essex 1874)

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