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Children of Ernest John Baker, Kent

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Re: Children of Ernest John Baker, Kent

Posted: 1360706249000
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Profuse apologies for leading you up the garden path. Just shows how easy it is to jump to conclusions. It seemed to me that the existence of the two brothers, Stanley and Leslie BAKER, born around the right time in the right place was too much to be a coincidence. Turns out I was wrong - it was a coincidence. I have a little bit of digging and here is what I have found:

You say that your grandfather died on 10 July 1947 in Kent. Armed with this information, I found the entry in the National Probate Calendar of the administration of his estate (so presumably no will was left). Administration was granted to Eunice Emily BAKER, widow. Checking the Probate Calendar for this lady, I found that she died on 18 June 1959 and administration of her estate was granted to - wait for it - Stanley Bernard BAKER and Leslie Owen BAKER. Bingo!

Filling in the gaps:

Hettie BAKER died in Bridge registration district in Kent in Q1 1919 aged 39 (the right age for it to be Ernest's wife). Ernest J BAKER married Eunice Emily COMFORT Q3 1919, Strood RD. I couldn't find any BAKER/COMFORT births so I dug a little more. Eunice Emily was born HIGGINS and married Joseph COMFORT in 1915. Joseph, sadly, died in the war. So her maiden name was HIGGINS, not COMFORT. Looking for BAKER/HIGGINS births I found:

Births Dec 1919 (whoops!)
Baker Stanley B Higgins Strood 2a 1408

Births Sep 1921
Baker Leslie O Higgins Strood 2a 1322

Births Jun 1923
Baker Gladys A B Higgins Strood 2a 1299
Baker Grace E M Higgins Strood 2a 1299

Births Sep 1931
Baker Eunice J Higgins Strood 2a 1280

Hope this helps

Caroline
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