|Birth: ||Mar. 1, 1634|
Metropolitan Borough of Wigan
Greater Manchester, England
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 1701|
A prominent Friend in Lancashire, England, and suffered persecution there for his principles. He and his family, "from Walton in Lancashire," arrived at Philadelphia on the Vine of Liverpool the 17th of July, 1684. "Henry Baker was foreman of the first grand jury of Bucks County in 1685, and a member of the commission appointed September, 1692, to divide the county into townships. He was made a Justice of the Bucks County Court, by order of the Provincial Council of 2nd day, 11th mo, 1689/90. He was also a Member of the Provincial Assembly in 1685, 1687, 1688, 1690, and 1698." His residence in Bucks County. was about 500 acres on the Delaware River in Makefield Township. He also owned land in Wrightstown, Newton and Falls Townships., and was one of the original lot holders in the borough of Bristol (Sources: Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography vol. 30, pp. 491)
Henry BAKER, of Newton, Lancashire, Husbandman, married 1stly, in Lancashire, on 6 Aug 1667, Margaret HARDMAN of Aspull, Lancashire, Spinster; the witnesses included Ellin HARDMAN & Ann HARDMAN. His 2nd marriage took place in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on 13 Oct or Dec 1692, A Yeoman, to Mary RADCLIFF; the witnesses included Rebecka BAKER, John WILLSFORD & William YARDLEY. (Thank you to Chris Pigott for marriage information.) Henry had ten children. Nine born to Margaret and the last of ten, Margaret born to Mary Rawthorne Radcliffe Baker.
The Baker Ferry Tavern, later McConkey's Ferry Inn used during General Washington's Crossing in December 1776 was on Henry Baker's land and operated informally until Henry's death. His son Samuel Baker rented out the Tavern for awhile, then sold the land and Tavern in 1774 to Samuel McConkey. McConkey sold the land and Tavern to Benjamin Taylor in 1777. This area today is known as Taylorsville. A story about life and times of this Henry Baker and family are in the book, "The Tavern at the Ferry" by Edwin Tunis, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1973.
Henry Bowker (1605 - 1701)
Margaret Hardman Baker (____ - 1688)*
Rachel Baker Bunting Cowgill (1669 - 1731)*
Rebecca Baker Piggott (1674 - 1711)*
Samuel Baker (1676 - 1759)*
Henry Baker (1634 - 1701)
Mary Elizabeth Baker/Boker Canby (1640 - 1678)*
Note: Many of the burial records for the original Friends cemetery in Fallsington were burned in a 1910 fire. Many of the early burials were not marked with headstones.
Falls Friends Meeting Cemetery #01
Created by: David Reese
Record added: Feb 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65136085