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William LAKER

Male Bef 1789 - 1867  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name William LAKER 
    Born Bef 24 May 1789  Barham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 24 May 1789  Barham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 0EA2DB38421C426A9654862FBCD6895CE3B5 
    Died 25 Mar 1867  Postling, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 31 Mar 1867  Postling, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • William was a carpenter of Barham in 1814 (when his daughter Mary was baptised) and 1816; a farmer of Barham in 1818 and of Elham between 1823 and 1830.
      1841 census: in Postling Lane, Postling, Kent, William (50, farmer), Susan (48), Caroline (14), John (14) and Thomas (11).

      Peter Marshall August 2007:
      "One other historical fact about William Laker. He appears on the 1843 Tithe Map for Postling, Kent as occupier of:-
      24 Malthouse Farm
      25 Malthouse Meadow
      26 & 27 Part of Chalky Field
      28 Part of Tollsfoot Field.
      I have been to Postling and it is a lovely village that has barely changed in a hundred years. However the soil is wet, heavy, clay. Farming could not have been easy."


      1851 census (indexed as COKER by ancestry.com): in Postling Lees, Postling, Kent, William (62, farmer of 55 acres), Susannah (61) and John (24, farmer's son). Married daughter Mary PREBBLE and her husband James plus four children were next door.

      1861 census: at Vents Farm, Postling, Kent, William (72, farmer of 14 acres) and Susan (71). And a visitor Sarah Minter (unmarried, 52, born Barham, Kent [Susan(na)'s sister]). At nearby Malthouse Farm were John Laker (33, farmer of 50 acres employing 1 man and 1 boy, born Elham, Kent), his wife Mary A Laker (27, born Aldington, Kent) and children William (6, scholar), Elizabeth (4, scholar), Margaret (2) and John (1), all born in Postling.

      Buried in Postling aged 78.

      Peter Marshall August 2007: "William and Susanna had a grandchild (Helen) Mary Laker through their son George. Mary Laker wrote several books but the most interesting is Vulcan Daughters which tells of her early years in the early 1900's, growing up as a blacksmith's daughter in Headcorn, Kent. Also contains quite a few photos of the family."

      March 2008: Peter Marshall has obtained a copy of the death certificate: it shows that William died on 25th March 1867 at Postling, Kent aged 77. Occupation was Farmer. Cause of death was " Heart disease - Certified" and the death was reported by X the mark of Sarah Webb present at the death.
    Person ID I1462  Ickham, Kent
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 

    Father William LAKER 
    Mother Susanna MARSH 
    Family ID F591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susanna Minter,   b. Bef 5 Dec 1790, Wingham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1862, Postling, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1813  Barham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Married by banns as of Barham; William of Barham.
    Children 
     1. Mary LAKER,   b. Bef 6 Feb 1814, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William LAKER,   b. Bef 4 Feb 1816, Barham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1817, Barham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     3. Rebecca LAKER,   b. 1818, Barham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Valentin LAKER,   b. 1821, Barham?, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1823, Barham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     5. Ann LAKER,   b. 1823, Barham?, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. George LAKER,   b. 1825, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Caroline LAKER,   b. 1827, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. John LAKER,   b. 1827, Elham, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Thomas LAKER,   b. 1830, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 24 May 1789 - Barham, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 24 May 1789 - Barham, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Apr 1813 - Barham, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Mar 1867 - Postling, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Mar 1867 - Postling, Kent Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S90] Peter Marshall, March 2008.

    2. [S26] Peter Marshall, August 2007 (Reliability: 3).
      aged 77, Q1 1867 Elham 2a/561. Date from Peter Marshall, March 2008.

    3. [S80] Peter Marshal, email October 2007 (Reliability: 3).
      Confirmed by Cliff Minter, from original Postling Parish Register, November 2007.

    4. [S5] Cliff Minter.