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Philip Baker (abt. 1803 - aft. 1871)

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Philip Baker
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[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Tancook Island, NSmap
Profile last modified 24 Feb 2019 | Created 27 May 2014
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"Fittingly the first register-sized vessel, a 29-ton schooner, was a product of the Baker family, the island's original permanent occupants. Her builder was John Baker, a first-generation islander, who launched the appropriately named 'Three Brothers' at Southeast Cove for himself, his brother Jacob and Philip, and George Mason." - O'Leary Philip Baker was the son of John Jacob Baker and Judith Cross.

From what I can gather here the GEDCOM misses a generation as they have Philip born in 1840 as a child of John Jacob Baker and Judith Cross. This is definitely incorrect. Thankfully there is a Census record of BOTH Philip Sr. and Philip Jr. in 1871.

Philip (68) is present on the 1871 Census with a smattering of children Peter (25), Margery (23), Victoria (5.. likely not Philip's), Jemimah (37), and Dorothy (13). The next family is that of the Philip in the GEDCOM (incorrectly noted as the child of John Jacob and Judith).. Philip (31) with wife Susan Gorman (31) and their children William (5) and Emma (3).

Notes on Spouse

I am missing Philip's wife as it appears she is deceased by 1871. On son Peter and daughter Jemima's marriage registrations it mention their parents were Philip & Elizabeth. Philip's son Philip Jr. notes that his mothers name was 'Catherine'.. which leads me to a death certificate of a Catherine Baker in 1870 (just before the Census) who was 64 years old which would fit with Philip's age, and the registration is signed off on by Jemima. Fairly likely this is the mother.


  • Tancook Island Genealogy Project GEDCOM
  • Tancook Schooners: An Island and Its Boats, O'Leary, 1994
  • 1871 Census Tancook, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

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