The Tree - Person Sheet
The Tree - Person Sheet
NameElizabeth Baker
Birth20 Jul 1827, Andover, Hampshire, England
Death22 Apr 1920, Warea, south of New Plymouth, NZ
Burial24 Apr 1920, Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth (with first husband Samuel)
FatherRobert Baker (1797-1867)
MotherEmma Knight (1792-1872)
Misc. Notes
Original entry here was from Muriel Leo’s (nee Oliver, 1917-1998) Family Tree. Date of birth is quoted as ca 1825 and date of death as ca 1919.

Elizabeth arrived in New Plymouth on 19 November 1842 on board the ship “Blenheim” with her parents Robert and Emma Baker.

Rachel Frances Oliver born 31 August 1940 says Elizabeth married Samuel at the age of 19. Muriels year of birth fits this. However, information from Clarence (Clarry) George Oliver b. 09 Sep 1928, says her date of birth was 20 July 1829. If this was the case, Elizabeth this does not would have been only 15 years of age? Both Rachel and Clarry agree with the date of marriage. Clarry’s information says Elizabeth died 22 April 1923.

However, information from "Family Tree: Robert and Emma Baker" lodged at Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth, New Zealand, says Elizabeth’s birth date is 20 July 1827. It is this date now used here. Elizabeth would have been 17 years of age when she married Samuel Oliver.

Rachel goes on to say, “Elizabeth re-married ten years after Samuel died to Theophilus Farcey. Women in those days virtually had to re-marry unless they had a very wealthy husband to leave them well provided for, or had children who were able to provide for them. No widows pensions in those days. Elizabeth outlived Theophilus and died aged 94 at Warea, Taranaki [New Zealand].

Marriage certificate to Theophilus from Joy (Margaret Joy) Nixon - nee Oliver, has his last name spelt as “Forcey” and place of marriage as, “Dwelling House of Samuel Baker”. Elizabeth’s maiden name was “Baker”. Her first husband’s name was “Samuel”. Brian Oliver of is unsure whether the married took place at Elizabeth’s and deceased husband’s home? She had been a widow for 9 years.

This marriage certificate with Theophilus says her place of birth was Andover, Hampshire, England.

Elizabeth’s Death Certificate, from Joy (Margaret Joy) Nixon - nee Oliver, has cause of death as, “Senile Arterio Sclerosis (a chronic condition characterised by thickening and hardening of the arteries and the build-up of plaque on the arterial walls. Arteriosclerosis can slow or impair blood circulation) and Cerebral Haemorrhage - 14 days”.

From Brian (of trip to New Plymouth February 2009, the Headstone at Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth, New Zealand:
In Loving Memory
Elizabeth Forsey
Who departed this life 22nd April 1920
Aged 94 Years
Samuel Oliver
Died 20th May 1873
Aged 52 Years
Rest in the Lord
Birthca 1820, Devon
Baptism18 Jul 1819, Pyworthy, Devon, England
Death20 May 1873, New Plymouth, NZ
BurialTe Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
FatherJohn Oliver (1774-1852)
MotherGrace Brayley (1774-1860)
Marriage15 Oct 1844, St Mary’s Anglican Church, New Plymouth
ChildrenAnnabella (Died as Child) (1845-1861)
 John (Died as Child) (1847-1861)
 Frank Richard (1850-1904)
 Emma Grace (1853-1942)
 Samuel (Sam) (1856-1934)
 James (Jim) (1858-1914)
 Matilda (Tilly) (1861-1908)
 Annabella (Bell) (1863->1926)
 Annie (Died as Infant) (1866-1868)
 Mary (Polly) (1868-1956)
 Mabel (Died as Infant) (1871-1872)
Birthca 1816, Bridport, Dorsetshire, England
Death15 Apr 1885
BurialTe Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Marriage12 Jun 1882, New Plymouth
Last Modified 18 Feb 2009Created 3 Jul 2019 using Reunion for Macintosh