Eliza Jane BAKER [1851-????]

Submitted by eurasian_david on Sun, 09/19/2021 - 08:04
Eliza Jane
Birthplace (town, state)
Boston. Suffolk, Massachusetts
Birthplace (country)
United States

American wife (with Irish descent) of British shipwright Benjamin Robert Stanford (1843-1892)

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Massachusetts US Boston Archdiocese Roman Catholic Sacramental Records

Eliza J Baker born 15th June 1851 baptised 16 June 1851

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA


New York State Census 1855


Eliza Jane Baker

Birth Year:

abt 1851





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New York City, Ward 5, New York, New York, USA


E.D. 6

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Household Members



Alexander Baker


Head Of Household (Head)

Ellen Baker



Eliza Jane Baker



William L Baker




Mother Ellen born in Ireland (Alien). Father Alexander, Occupation Seaman, born in New York (Native).  


Marriage R C Cathedral, Hong Kong 10th September 1870

Benjamin Robert Stanford, son of William and Carolina to Miss Eliza Jane Baker aged 19 daughter of Alexander and Ellen Baker

Witnesses: J.W. Terry. Alexander Baker


Carl Smith Card 143817

Letter received from Mrs Stanford of Cork requesting birth certificates of two of her children

(Authority 4th November 1882)


1891 Census UK 81 Kings Road Peckham

Eliza Stanford Married   41 born Boston Massachusetts USA

Alexander Stanford 18 assistant in chemical laboratory born Hong Kong China [dob c 1873]

Louisa Stanford 16 Scholar born Hong Kong China [dob c 1875]

Amy L Stanford 7 born London born [dob c 1884]





Massachussetts U.S. Boston Archdiocese Roman Catholic Sacramental Records

Marriage 14 May 1850 Alexander Baker 26 seaman  son of Patrick to Ellen Fitzgerald 24 daughter of John

Passenger List

Alexander Baker Mate on "Julianne" sailed from New York to Sydney arriving 28 July 1862

Public Ancestry Tree

Born 1827 County Waterford

In 1867 he acquired ship "Julianne" and traded round Chinese coast.

Sons James Julian Baker born  1867 on "Julianne", Alexander Baker, William Baker

UK and Ireland Masters and Mates Certificates

17 June 1878 Alexander Baker born New York First Mate Certificate issued  County Cork

3 June 1880 Alexander Baker born New York Master Certificate issued in County Cork




Great work ann for sourcing Alexander Baker's links with China!


1901 Census UK 29 Ashburnham Grove, St Paul, Greenwich, London, England, UK 

Eliza Stanford Head Widow 49 born Boston, USA

Louisa Stanford Daughter Single 26 School Worker Born in China American subject (dob c. 1875)

Amy L. Stanford Daughter Single 17 Student Born in London, Beckenham, Kent (dob c.1884)


Can't find regsitered birth details of Amy L. Stanford atm. If registered, must be under a different name from that of census. 

Edit:  I think I've cracked it. The 'L' is not an 'L' but a 'S'. And 'Amy' is short for 'Amelia'

I think its Sarah Amelia Stanford registered in March quarter of 1884 in Greenwich Volume 1d  Page 1094

Further Edit: No it's not. Baptism for Sarah Amelia Stanford on 12th October 1884 Christ Church, Camberwell, Southwark state parents as Alfred Stanford and Charlotte Stanford

Further Edit: There is a marriage in October quarter of 1906 in Greenwich of Amy Lilian Stanford. I wonder if that's her?


Further Edit: Bingo. It's her.



The marriage was solemnised at the Church of Our Ladye Star of the Sea, Crooms-hill, Greenwich, on Tuesday last week, of Mr. Joseph Samuel Holland, eldest son of Mr. Joseph Holland, of Deptford House, Broadway, Deptford, with Amy Lilian, youngest daughter of the late Mr. B.R. Stanford, B.A., of Hong Kong, and of Mrs. Stanford, of Ashburnham-grove, Greenwich, and grandaughter of the late Captain A. Baker, R.N. The Rev. Charles A. Dessonlary officiated. the bride, who was given away by her mother, was dressed in sera crêpe de Chine, and was attended by Miss L. Stanford (her sister) and Miss Nora Dane. Mr. Cecil Herbert was "best man." The reception was held at the residence of the bride's mother. The presents were numerous and useful."

Source: The Kentish Mercury, page 5, 9th November 1906

Birth 1884 Greenwich

Commonwealth War Graves

Joseph Samuel Holland Private born 8 April 1884 in Greenwich

Died 20 October 1917 Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

669204. 124th Bn. Canadian Pioneers. 20th October 1917. Age 33. Son of Joseph and Rhoda Holland; husband of Amy Lilian Holland