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Rev Nicholas Baker
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Birth: 1610
Norfolk, England
Death: Aug. 22, 1678
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Nicholas Baker was educated at St. John's College in Cambridge, England where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1632 and a Master of Arts degree in 1635. Soon thereafter, he left for the colonies in the new world and settled in Hingham, Massachusetts. It was in Hingham where he received a share in the first division of house lots in 1635. He was a Deputy to the May session of the Massachusetts Colony Court in 1636, and the first court in which Hingham was represented, and again in 1638.

In 1637, Nicholas married (possibly Elizabeth Richards). Their children were
Sarah, and

He became a large landholder in Hull, where he resided before 1660. Rev. Baker, of the First Parish Church of Scituate, was ordained 1660 and became the third minister of that church. On April 23, 1661, Rev. Baker's first wife passed away. On April 29, 1662, he remarried to Grace Dipple.

By the consent of the First Church of Scituate, he signed ‘an instrument of reconciliation with the Second Church of Scituate,' on April 1, 1675. At this time the First Church had returned to the practice of infant sprinkling from which ‘they had been lead away by President Chauncey.'
Rev. Baker is, then, credited with reconciling the First Church of Scituate with the Second Church of Scituate, who had been quarrelling over this practice for thirty years.

from Find A Grave member Charles Frith (#47893357):

Rev Nicholas Baker (3rd) was born in 1610 the son of Nicholas Baker Jr. and his wife Frances Baker-Baker, daughter of Thomas Baker Jr./Frances Ingram Frances Baker-Baker is also the sister of Francis Baker who married Isabel Twining.

Rev Baker married three times. 1. Elzabeth Richards (1603-1636) in 1633. Daughter Margaret Madistard "Margery" Baker in 1635.

2nd marriage to Mary Hodges (1616-1661) on 27 Jan 1637. Children: Samuel, Mary, John, Elizabeth, Nicholas, Sarah, Deborah and Nathaniel.

3rd marriage to Grace Dipple (1615-1697) on 29 Apr 1662. No Children.
Family links: 
  Mary Hodges Baker (1616 - 1661)*
  Samuel Baker (1638 - ____)*
  Mary Baker Vinall (1640 - ____)*
  Elizabeth Baker Vinal (1644 - ____)*
  Sarah Baker Litchfield (1645 - 1695)*
*Calculated relationship
Men of Kent Cemetery
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: tbickellb
Record added: Dec 28, 2010
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Rev Nicholas Baker
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Rev Nicholas Baker
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