Looking for relatives of Henry Gardiner Baker born abt 1823 in Nassau ,New Providence, West Indies. He came to Australia and married Mary Ann Mullen on 2/3/1850 in St Marks Sydney. :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy
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Looking for relatives of Henry Gardiner Baker born abt 1823 in Nassau ,New Providence, West Indies. He came to Australia and married Mary Ann Mullen on 2/3/1850 in St Marks Sydney.

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on 2008-03-26 21:53:12

cjs , from NSW.Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2008. is researching the following names: LUCKMAN, RUSSELL, BENSON and 23 other(s).

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by Judyg on 2008-08-15 03:31:53

The name Henry Gardiner Baker appears on the marriage certificate of my gg grandmother Mary Jane Baker who married James Henderson in Sydney Australia 7 October 1847, Henry was a witness to this marriage and I believe MaryJane to be his sister, Mary Jane & James Henderson came to NZ soemtimde before 1857. Their only daughter Jessie Amelia was born in Auck. NZ 3 Feb 1857.
James Henderson died in 1866 and Mary Jane married Thomas Williams. She died 21 Feb 1872

by cjs on 2008-08-26 22:46:20

Thanks for this and I also got the reply on Rootschat from you.
I have HG Bakers death cert and that is how I know he was born in Nassau ,West Indies about 1820's. I believe after the death of Gardiner Baker his father, Mary his wife brought the chn to NSW and certainly your Mary Jane could be his younger sister born abt 1824.
There is a NZ connection there as on his death notice in 1880 it states Auckland papers please note.
You can read on both sites all I know about him and if you want to see more about Baker history that I have discovered email me on [email protected]

by Judyg on 2008-09-07 01:41:15

I have found another sister, Amelia Glenton Baker who died in Auckland NZ in 1889 and her death certificate shows that she too was born in Nassau in West Indies. However I feel I have to throw cold water on the idea that Gardiner died there as i have found on the IGI that Gardiner Baker died on 11 May 1832 in Nassau, Renselare, New York so I think we might find the children being born there. I intend to follow up on this.
New providence is also a suburb of New York.

by ljwaugh on 2008-11-13 14:47:42

I just came across your request by chance on the internet.
Amelia Glenton Baker is my GG Grandmother.
I was a christened in a gown she made and the name of Glenton was given to my brother. There is a remarkable story behind the name of Glenton which I'm trying to find in my records.
Her father Gardner Baker was a captain and married Mary Jane nee Scott.
I would love to have more information on Gardner and his ancestors/descendants. I have details of a number of his decendants (including photos) that I'd be happy to share. I'm new to this website so am not sure how best to exchange data. I have Family Historian software so can provide .GED files if that would be useful.


by cjs on 2008-11-14 14:30:48

Dear Lester,
How great it is this web as you make finds like this.As you can see from the posts above I believe Amy Glenton Baker to be my Gardiner Bakers sister. I have lots of history in Australia through his line. Gardiners son, Henry Gardiner Baker even named one of daughters Amy Glenton Baker so I know we are on the right track.
Please email me on [email protected] for exchange of information.

by cjs on 2008-11-19 18:56:56

I have discovered that the mother Mary Jane Baker and Henry 11,Mary Jane 10,Amelia 8 and Edward 6 all came to Port Jackson on 26/10/1834 on the "Prince Regent". I am now looking for Edward Baker born 1828 in Nassau,West Indies and his line.

by woody on 2008-11-21 16:25:05

Hi Carolyn
Please let us know how you get on with Edward.

Neil W

by woody on 2008-11-21 17:54:08

by woody on 2008-11-21 17:57:39

I would be very interested in obtaining a copy of Amelia Glenton Baker's death certificate if possible Judy She is my wife's GG Grandmother. I had the dates already.

by rlr on 2008-11-29 10:37:46

Hello Bahamas Gardiner BAKER researchers.

Gardiner BAKER
Birth: 30 DEC 1765 in East Hampton, NY
Death: 11 JAN 1832 in Nassau, the Bahamas
Father: Abraham BAKER
Mother: Elizabeth GARDINER

I found some connections for you on Ancestry.com
and baptismal records for St. Matthew's Church,
Nassau, N.P. Bahamas.
Henry Gardner - son of Gardner and Mary Jane BAKER
born 27 Nov 1822 - bapt 9 Feb 1823

Mary Jane - dau. of Gardner and Mary Jane BAKER
born 9 Jan 1824 - bapt 5 Sep 1824

Amelia Glenton - dau. of Gardner and Mary Jane BAKER
born 27 Sep 1825 - bapt 23 Apr 1826

Edward William - son of Gardner and Mary Jane BAKER
born 17 Oct 1827 - bapt 24 Feb 1828

These Bahamas Slave Registers are on Ancestry.com

1822 & 1825 Slave Registers
Gardiner BAKER of N.P. House Carpinter

1828 & 1831 Slave Registers
Gardiner BAKER Senior of N.P.

Gardiner Sr. had slave, David born about 1810

1834 Slave Register
#363 - Mary Jane BAKER of South Wales, on 31 Jul 1834
David 24y & 7m Black employed N.P. Creole
Note: Bought of Ann S. BAKER Adm: of Gardner BAKER Senr. May 1833

I have more if interested, you can contact me direct.

Best regards,
Richard Rounds
[email protected]

by cjs on 2008-11-30 13:46:29

Dear Richard,
Thank you so much for that information.I will be contacting you directly.I am already in contact with woody,ljwaugh and judyg and together we are trying to solve the puzzle.
Thank you for your help.

by woody on 2008-11-30 18:52:19

I wonder who that Gardiner Baker is, realistically he is too old to be the father of our group, could be the grandfather though? What we really need now is the Marriage Certificate of Gardiner and Mary Jane from 16 Feb 1822. That should toss more light on the subject. I have not found any easy way to request that from the Bahamas authorities, or pay for it for that matter.

by rlr on 2008-12-01 15:54:39

Hi Woody,

Gardiner Baker Junior mar. 1822 to Mary Jane

This is his father, Gardiner Senior.
Gardiner BAKER
Birth: 30 DEC 1765 in East Hampton, NY
Death: 11 JAN 1832 in Nassau, the Bahamas
Father: Abraham BAKER
Mother: Elizabeth GARDINER

Both Sr & Jun. died about the same time.
Junior died 10 Jul 1831, according to article
I read. I think the source is;

East Hampton History Including Genealogies of Early Families
by Jeannette Edwards Rattray
(pub 1953) Garden City, N.Y.; Country Life Press
619 p.

Will try to find a copy to verify.

Best regards,
Richard Rounds

by cjs on 2008-12-01 19:47:13

Dear Richard,
Thank you for this information.
I have sent you a personal message as I would like your email address.Hope you get it.
I have forwarded the above message to Judy and Lester as well and woody would have received the message as well on your reply to him.My email address is on the 5th posting on this page.

by woody on 2008-12-02 09:21:14

Hi Richard

Thank you very much for that valuable information.

by Islandgirl on 2008-12-02 17:23:04

There's a copy of Gardner Baker's will at the Nassau, Bahama Archives. It was written September 12, 1820, Proved November 10, 1832. You may request it via email: [email protected] or phone 242 393-2175, 2855 or fax 242 393-2855.
Yolanda Rotondo
[email protected]

by ljwaugh on 2008-12-03 10:50:41

Hi Yolanda,

Thanks for the details on how to obtain the will.
I've replied to you privately about the Glenton connection and am very interested to what you have to say there.


by woody on 2008-12-03 21:11:16

I have enquired at that email and had no reply, I was thinking that it's about time to try again. I have also emailed Yolanda direct.


by shellgai45 on 2009-03-17 03:31:13

Hi all
Just wanted to let you know i am a baker descendent i australia, same tree different branch

by bronze on 2013-02-03 19:32:54

My name is Bron my mother is Pam french nee Baker,her father was Edward married Rita nee Adams,his father was John married to Elizabeth nee Pollock,his father was Edward William married Catherine(Kitty)nee Harwood son of Gardiner Baker &Mary Jane nee Scott.We have just discovered that you have been looking to find out what happened to Edward William.Love to make contact with you.


by cjs on 2013-02-04 01:19:25

Hi Bron,
Yes I have researched that line now and you are on my tree.
Contact me please on [email protected] and we can exchange info.

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