Nicholas Baker [2554]
(Abt 1568-1632)
Mary Hodgette [2553]
(Abt 1569-1661)
Nicholas Thomas Baker [1716]
Mary Frances Ingram [1718]
Francis Baker [1714]


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Isabel Twining [1715]

Francis Baker [1714] 4 5 6

  • Born: 1611, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England 7 8 9
  • Baptized: 7 Jun 1612, St James, Clerkenwell, London, England 10
  • Marriage: Isabel Twining [1715] on 17 Jun 1641 in Yarmouth, Massachusetts 1 2 3
  • Died: 23 Jul 1696, Yarmouth, Massachusetts at age 85 6 11 12

bullet  General Notes:

See a description of Hertfordshire transcribed from Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887 by Colin Hinson, webmaster for the Genuki Yorkshire web site.

Listed in WFT as 1659 in Eastham By Dorothy Jane BAKER Galambos: There is a baptismal record in St James Clerkenwell, London, of a Francis BAKER, baptized 7 July 1612, son of Thomas BAKER and Frances (INGRAM) BAKER (married there 24 August 1592). Text of the Will of Francis Baker is found in Barnstable Probate Records, Book 2, Page 30 it reads as follow:

Text of the Will of Francis Baker

In Ye Name of God Amen I Francis Baker of yarmouth in the county of Barnstable in New England being of disposing mind and memory at this time Blessed be God: I do now make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following:

I bequeath my soul to God that gave it tom me and my body to ye dust from whence it was in descent Burial, and for that outward estate which God his goodness hath given me: my will is and I do will and give to my Loving wife Iesball all my housing and Lands in ye Bounds of sd yarmouth both up lands and meadow Lands during her Natural Life, Also I do will& give unto my sd wife Iesball all my cattle and all my other movable estate for ye comfort of her Life, she my sd wife paying all my just debts and legases to my children here after mentioned I do will and give unto my Grandson Samuel Baker ye eldest son of my son

......................Nathaniel two shillings
......................unto my son John Baker five shillings
......................unto my son Daniel Baker five shillings
......................unto my son William Baker five shilling
......................unto my daughter Elizabeth Chase five shillings
......................unto my daughter Hannah Pearse five shillings

These aforesaid legases to be paid unto all and every of my children above named within one year after my decease: further my will is that what so ever of my mouvable estate and cattel shall remaine and not be expended neither by myself nor wife that after our decease ye remainder there of I do will and give unto my son Thomas Baker, and to my sd son Thomas Baker after my decease and ye decease of my wife Isball I do will and give all my housing orchards and lands and meadow what soever unto him an his heirs forever I say to my son Thomas Baker his heirs and assigns forever, further I don ordaine nominate and appoint my loving wife Isball and my son Thomas Baker executrix and executor to this my last will and testament where unto I have set my hand and seal this fourth day of march Anno Dom on thousand six hundred ninety two three.

The mark of F Francis Baker (seal)

Signed sealed and declared in presence of us John Miller John Okelia "PLANTER of London, Nicholas Trerice, Master. She sailed from London about April 10, 1635 and arrived At Boston on Sunday, June 7, 1635. .. . The following passengers certified from St. Albans, Herts: . . .Francis Baker, 24, tailor, Boston." --- PASSENGER LIST: PLANTER 1635."After April 11, 1635 The Planter departed London and arrived at Boston, Massachusetts, on Sunday, June 7, 1635. (Dates of embarcation given) April 2, 1635, From St. Albons in Hertfordshier, Baker,Francis, 24, Tailor" --- Ships to America - The Planter, 1634/5

[baker fow, 2005-02-18.ged]

By Dorothy Jane BAKER Galambos: Francis, age 24, sailed from England 2 April 1635 on the ship "Planter". As a cooper he was admitted to dwell in Yarmouth 1 June 1641; grant of land may have been at Follins Pond. He married Isabel TWINING of Yarmouth on 17 June 1641. WFTVol 5 Pedigree #0537 lists place as Boston, Massachusetts. lists place of mariage as Saint Albans, Hertford, England (Batch number: 7711502 Sheet: 7) Saint Albans, Hertford, England (Film Number: 170660 Page Number:658 Reference Number: 15005 ) Hereford, England (Batch number: 8628732 Sheet: 70)


bullet  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.
And in reference unto the said Francis Baker and John Casley theire breache of the peace att the same time, they were fined by the Court, each of them, the summe of three shillings and four pence to the use of the collonie. And whereas Elisha Hedge hath given testimony that the said Baker and Casley were drunke att the same time, incase any concurrant testimony shall appeer to cleare up the truth thereof, they shalbe lyable to suffer the penaltie of the law for the same.

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 [1715] [MRIN: 605], daughter of William Twining [1791] and Anne Doane [1790], on 17 Jun 1641 in Yarmouth, Massachusetts.1 2 3 (Isabel Twining [1715] was born about 1615 in Hertford, England 11 17 18 and died on 16 May 1706 in Yarmouth, Massachusetts 6 19.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Their marriage was the first marriage of record in Yarmouth --- (History of Barnstable County, Massachusetts, p 539)

"Mr. Baker came over in the Planter, 1635, at the age 24, from Gt. St. Albans, Hertfordshire. By his m. with Isabel Twining, dr. of Wm., 1641, he had Nathaniel March 27, 1742, about which time he settled in Yarmouth; John b. in Yarmouth; Sam'l May 1, 1648; Dan'l Sept. 2, 1650; and others, as appears by his will, March 4, 1693, were William, Thomas, Elisa., who m. John Chase; and Hannah, who m. Pierce. NATHANIEL and his w. both d. 1691. Their issue: Sam'l Oct. 29, 1670; Nath'l Jan. 27, 1672; and prob. Silas. JOHN had by his w., Alice, viz.: John May 31, 1672; Bethia 1673; Sarah 1677; Jona., Isaac, Mary, and Elisa. DANIEL, b. 1650, m. Elisa. Chase, dr. of Wm. 2d., and had Dan'l 1675; Sam'l 1676; Elisa. 1696; Thankful 1698; and Tabitha 1700. WILLIAM, s. of Francis, had by Mercy, his w., Mercy Jan. 6, 1692; Wm. Jan. 8, 1694; Dorcas Nov. 15, 1696; Expcrience Jan. 8, 1698; Judah March 2, 1701; Elisa. Feb. 11, 1703; Josiah Dec. 16, 1704; Joanna Feb. 8, 1707; and Patience Feb. 27, 1709. The father d. 1727. The mother d. 1753, a wid. THOMAS, youngest s. of Francis, had by his w., Bathsheba, Mary April 7, 1701; and Thos. March 4, 1703. SAMUEL, s. of Nath'l, m. Elisa. Berry, July 30, 1702, and had 3 s. and 5 drs. The eldest son was JUDAH Aug. 19, 1705, who m. Mercy Burgess, Feb. 15, 1728-9, and had 3 s. and 5 drs., the eldest son of whom, TIMOTHY, April 21, 1732, by w., Kezia, had 6 sons and 3 drs., and was grandfather of the present Capt. Timothy Baker." --- (History of Cape Cod pp 202-203)



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.

5 William Richard Cutter, New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, IV Judah Baker, pg 2035 (Edition: 3
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 (

8 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 (, 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 (, Film Number: 1761091 Page Number: Reference Number:.

19, Mark Law (Univ Michigan), bin/gedlkup/n=Law?000221611.

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