'Baker04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Baker of Crook Hall, Baker of Durham, Baker of Elemore Hall

To help us identify any connection between families with the name Baker, we note that BLG1952 identifies the following family's coat of arms as: "erm., on a saltire, engrailed, az., a maunch, between four escallops or; on a chief sa., a lion, passant of the third".
Willim Baker (d 1597)
1. Oswald Baker of Durham (d 05.1608)
  m. (28.11.1592) Mary Heron (d 1642, m2. William Smith)
  A. William Baker of Durham (bpt 19.08.1593, dsps 1642)
  B. Sir George Baker of Crook Hall, Durham (d 08.1667, recorder of Newcastle-upon-Tyne) the first mentioned by BLG1952
  m. (06.02.1621-2) Elizabeth Liddell (dau of Sir Thomas Liddell of Ravenswoth, 1st Bart)
  i. George Baker of Crook Hall (d 14.10.1677)
  m. Margaret Forster (dau of Thomas Forster of Edderstone)
a. George Baker of Crook Hall (b 01.08.1654, d 1699)
  m. Elizabeth Davison (dau/heir of Samuel Davison of Wingate Grange, son (by Elizabeth, dau/coheir of John Cosin, Bishop of Durham) of Sir Alexander of Blakiston)
  (1) George Baker of Crookhall, later of Elemore (d 01.06.1723, MP)
m. Elizabeth Conyers (dau/heir of Thomas Conyers of Elemore)
  (A) Conyers Baker (d infant)
  (B) George Baker of Elemore Hall, co. Durham (b 1722-3, d 15.05.1774)
  m. Judith Routh (dau/coheir of Cuthbert Routh of Dinsdale by Judith, dau of Sir Ralph (sb Mark) Milbanke, Bart of Halnaby)
  (i) George Baker of Elemore Hall
  m. Isabella Dalton (dau of John Dalton of Sleningford by Isabella, sister/coheir of Sir Cecil Wray, Bart)
  (a) Isabella Baker (d 22.11.1842)
  m. (15.02.1816) Henry Tower (d 10.1862, cousin)
  Their eldest son inherited Elemore Hall and assumed the name Baker.
  (ii) Elizabeth Baker
  m. Christopher Thomas Tower of Weald Hall
  (C) Margaret Baker
  m. Edward Shipperdson of Piddington Hall Garth
  b. Francis Baker of Tanfield, co. Durham (4th son)
  m. (13.02.4) Magaret Foster
  (1)+ issue (dsp) - George, Ferdinando, Francis, John (alderman of Newcastle), Magdalen, Margaret
  c. Margaret Baker
  m. John Hunter of co. Durham
  d. Elizabeth Baker
  m1. Charles Basire (rector of Boldon)
  m2. (1691) Zachary Whittingham of Holmside
  e.+ other issue - Thomas (b 16.09.1656, d 02.07.1710, rector), Ralph (d 1666)

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 1, Baker of Elemore), BLG1952 (Baker of Sedbury Hall)
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