|Francis Baker 
description of Hertfordshire
transcribed from Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887 by Colin Hinson, webmaster for the Genuki Yorkshire web
Noted events in his life were:
• He immigrated on 10 Apr 1635 to Boston, Massachusetts. 7
• He worked as a Tailor in 1635. 7
• He resided at Francis Baker built his house on the east sided of the Bass River, near the Follen's Pond. in 1640 in Yarmouth, Massachusetts. 13
• He was involved in a court case about selling wine on 3 May 1653 in Plymouth
Colony, Massachusetts. 14 "Wee Present Francis Baker, of Yarmouth, for retailing of wine
contrary to order of Court"
• He was involved in a court case about abuse as a plaintiff and as a defendant
for breach of peace on 6 Mar 1664/65 in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts. 14 "abusiue carriage to
Francis Baker att the same time, they, the said Starr and Barnes, were sentanced by the Court to pay unto the said Baker,
each of them, the sume of twenty shillings.
• He was involved in a court case about a complaint against Francis Baker
between 8 Jun 1655 and 7 Aug 1655 in Yarmouth. 15 On 8 June 1655, "Concerning complaint made by
John Hall, of Yarmouth, against Francis Baker, of the same towne, for abusing Samuell Hall, his son, and seruant to the said
Baker, by kicking of him and otherwise vnreasonably stricking of him, the Court haue ordered, that the said Samuell Hall
shall bee and continew with his said father vntill the next Court of Asistants; and then incase the said Baker shall come and
complaine to the said Court, hee is to acquanit the said Hall therwith, that soe hee may come with him, and they shalbee
heard." [PCR 3:83]; the controversy was ended when on 7 August 1655 the court ordered John Hall to pay Francis Baker £8 for
the remainder of Samuel Hall's time [PCR 3:88].
• He was involved in a court case about a complaint against Abraham Hedges on 27 Oct 1680 in Yarmouth. 16 Abraham Hedges, b. say 1640; named in father's will, 30 June 1670; sued by Francis Baker, 27 October 1680
• He signed a will on 4 Mar 1692/93 in Massachusetts.
Francis married Isabel Twining  [MRIN: 605], daughter of William Twining  and Anne Doane , on 17 Jun 1641 in Yarmouth, Massachusetts.1 2 3 (Isabel Twining  was born about 1615 in Hertford, England 11 17 18 and died on 16 May 1706 in Yarmouth, Massachusetts 6 19.)
Their marriage was the first marriage of record in Yarmouth --- (History of
Barnstable County, Massachusetts, p 539)
1 Transcribed from the original records by George Ernest Bowman, Complete Mayflower Descendants (Plymouth County Vital records, Yarmouth Vital Records), p 85, "[C. O., II:20] francis Baker & Isabell Twineing of Yarmouthmarryed the xviith day of June 1641."
2 The Mayflower Descendant, Vol XIII (1911), pg 85.
3 New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Pg 33.
4 Rev Smith Baker, A Genealogy of the family of Deacon Smith Baker of Litchfield, Maine (Compliled by [Rev] Smith Baker of Lowell, Mass, 1874), pg 3.
William Richard Cutter, New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, IV Judah Baker, pg 2035 (Edition:
Published by Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1915
~ England Families, Genealogical and Memorial.pdf), pg 2034.
6 Warren S BAKER & Hannah M (GRIFFIN) BAKER, Caroline (BAKER) Galambos, BAKER-GRIFFIN Genealogy.
7 Emmigrant Ancestors, HOTTEN, John Camden (www.mayflowerfamilies.com).
Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, Volume 1, page 101. Baker, ... FRANCIS, Boston, came in the Planter, 1635,
aged 24, m. 1641, Isabel Twining, perhaps d. of William, had Nathaniel, b. 27 Mar. 1642; rem. to Yarmouth, and there had
John; Samuel, 1 May 1648; Daniel, 2 Sept. 1650; William; Thomas; Eliz. wh. m. John Chase; and Hannah, wh. m. a Pierce, and
[p.96] he . 1696, in 85th yr. In his will of 4 Mar. 1693, as all these ch. but Samuel are nam. it may be thot. that he was d.
His wid. d. 16 May 1706. ...
9 (www.Ancestry.com), P 58.
10 Parish Register St. James, Clarkenwell, Vol 1 pg 064.
11 WFT Vol 5, Pedigree #0537.
12 WFT Vol 3 (Borland), Pedigree 4962.
13 History of Old Yarmouth, p 23-24, 63-64.
14 (at the Sturgis Library in Barnstable, Mass).
15 Nathaniel B. Shurtleff and David Pulsifer, eds, Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, [3:83] & [3:88].
16 Nathaniel B. Shurtleff and David Pulsifer, eds, Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, [7:230]; see also [5:111].
17 WFT Vol 3 (Borland), Pedigree #5511.
18 www.familysearch.org (www.familysearch.org), Film Number: 1761091 Page Number: Reference Number:.
http://boreal.med.umich.edu/cgi-bin/gedlkup/n=Law?000221611, Mark Law (Univ Michigan), http://boreal.med.umich.edu/cgi-
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