William Pitman Baker & Mary Ann Salley. Somerset,England & Victoria, Australia
WILLIAM PITMAN BAKER was the Grandson of William Pitman & Mary nee Raison, and son of Joseph Baker and Betsey nee Pitman.
William Pitman Baker was born South Petherton, Somerset, England & christened 16 July 1837, South Petherton. He died April 3rd 1910 in Grey street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Death reg. no. 5393. Buried: Eastern cemetery, Geelong.
In the English census of 1851 a William Baker, age 18 years, born South Petherton about 1833, was a servant at Chard civil parish, Somerset. This is possibly William Pitman Baker. He was possibly working for the Clarke family.
William married Mary Ann Salley on July 13th 1854 in Whitechapel, London, England. On the marriage certificate Mary Ann is down as Ann Sally.
The marriage certificate stated William was a Gentleman's servant. Both parties stated their residence as being 115 lemon street, Whitechapel, Middlesex, England. He was a bachelor, she was a spinster. Both were of full age, presumably 21 years.
On the certificate Anns father is Samuel Sally.
Mary Ann was born about 1831 in Bridgwater, Somerset. She died July 1st 1905 in Geelong, Victoria.
She was buried: July 1st 1905 Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Geelong, Victoria.
William and MaryAnn migrated to Australia and arrived in Victoria between the end of 1854 and 1855. They possibly paid their own way over and were not assisted. William built one of the first houses in Geelong, which was still, in 1998, a heritage home protected under the trust.
William's death certificate states he died of Hemiplegia that he had for 12 months and Diarrhoea and exhaustion that he had for 4 weeks. All his children survived him.
Children of William Pitman Baker & Mary Ann Salley:-
Walter Baker Born 1855 in Geelong, Victoria. Died 1914 in East Melbourne, Victoria.
Married Mary Ann Knight 1873 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Oliver Baker Born 1857 in Geelong, Victoria. Died 1928 in Geelong, Victoria.
Married Annie Gibson in 1882 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Annie born about 1858 and died 1885 in Geelong
Gilbert Baker Born November 29, 1859 in Barrabool Hills, Geelong, Victoria.
Birth registration: 19838. Died 1936 in Geelong, Victoria. Death reg. no. 17538
Married Ophilia Bennett in 1880 in Victoria, Australia. Ophelia was born 1855 in West Derby, Lancashire, England and died 1929 in Geelong, Victoria. Death reg. no. 15750.
Father: Edward Henry Bennett. Mother: Mary Ann Wilcox
Amelia Augusta Baker Born 1862 Newtown, Geelong, Victoria.
Married William Barnet in 1886 in Victoria.
Laura Baker Born 1864 in Newtown, Geelong, Victoria.
Died 1923 in Geelong, Victoria.
MaryAnn Baker Born about 1866 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Died 1953 in South Melbourne, Victoria.
Married Frederick George Westaway on May 15th 1891 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Fredrick was born 1866 in Ashby, Victoria, Australia and died 1938 in Camberwell, Victoria.