HENRY BAXTER- who really is his father?
I am keen to learn more about my GGGrandfather Henry Baxter.
He was born in London married Sarah Jane Foster in Oct 1877 in New Zealand and made his home in New Zealand.
A copy of his Death Cert indicates his mother is Mary (surname unknown) father Henry and occupation Fellmonger.
However looking at the 1851 UK Census and 1861 UK Census there are no Henry Baxters with children Henry. It is thought that his father may have been John Baxter who in the 1851 Census was married to Mary Ann Baxter and his occupation is Currier which is similar to Fellmonger. One of the children on the census is a Henry aged 11mths which fits with our Henry.
Mary's maiden name was Robinson and she later died in 1855 when Henry would have been only 6 years old so that may be why there is no known maiden name for his mother on his death cert.
When Henry married one of the witnesses to the wedding was an Arthur Baxter occupation Currier. Again in the 1851 & later 1861 census two sons of Mary & John are Arthur and Henry.
I would be keen to hear from anyone who may be able to confirm this link for me.