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Rosina Baker - born 1884 Maiden Name?

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joy Report 6 Sep 2011 07:20

Hello I'm trying to find out any information I can about my grandmother. Until yesterday I knew hardly anything about either of my grand parents..

Rosina Gertrude Baker was born in London in 1904 married my grandfather Thomas Clark Stafford in Chelsea in 1925. He was born in Thorne Yorkshire. They had 3 children my Mum Violet Margaret Spafford being the youngest.

My Mum died young in 1967. I can remember her saying that her Mum left the family home when she was two which would have been around 1934. I've found Rosina remarried Gerald Lewis Peters in 1939.

She died in Taunton Somerset in 1942 aged just 37. I can remember my Mum saying she got killed in the Blitz but just presumed she was in London.

I've scored the Internet looking at all the civilian causality lists for around that area and coming up with nothing :(

My Grandfather also re married in 1942? a lady with the surname of Door. My Mum said my grandfather fought at Dunkirk. He would have been 37 was this not quite old to fight on the front line? Also would he have had to fight if he had 3 children to look after. Thank you for any x


Gins Report 6 Sep 2011 07:27

gland & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005
about Rosina G Spafford
Name: Rosina G Spafford
Birth Date: abt 1905
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1942
Age at Death: 37
Registration district: Taunton
Inferred County: Somerset
Volume: 5c
Page: 474

You'll need the certificate for the cause of death


Gins Report 6 Sep 2011 07:33

Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth
Year Occupation Where Born Original


BAKER, Phillip Head Married M 39 1872 Hammerman Wheelwright Holborn VIEW
BAKER, Roseine Wife Married
8 years F 27 1884 New North Road VIEW
BAKER, Rosina Daughter F 7 1904 Islington VIEW
BAKER, Phillip C Son M 4 1907 Islington VIEW
BAKER, William H Son M 2 1909 Clerkenwell VIEW


RG number:
RG14 Piece:
1233 Reference:
RG14PN1233 RG78PN42 RD14 SD2 ED18 SN125

Registration District:
Holborn Sub District:
Clerkenwell Enumeration District:
18 Parish:
St James and St John Clerkenwell

15 Tysoe St E C County:


Gins Report 6 Sep 2011 07:33

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
about Rosina Baker
Name: Rosina Baker
Record Type: Baptism
Estimated Birth Date: abt 1904
Baptism Date: 20 Mar 1904
Father's Name: Philip Baker
Mother's Name: Rosina Baker
Parish or Poor Law Union: Pentonville St Silas
Borough: Islington


FAIRTHORN Report 6 Sep 2011 07:36

Name Thomas Clark Spafford
Year of Registration 1980
Quarter of Registration Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration District Weymouth
Registration County Dorset
Date of Birth 11 June 1903
Volume Number 23
Volume Page 0947

Name Rosina G Peters
Year of Registration 1942
Quarter of Registration Apr-May-Jun
Registration District Taunton
Registration County Somerset
Age at Death: 37
Volume Number 5C
Volume Page 474


PollyPoppet Report 6 Sep 2011 07:37

Name Rosina Gertrude Baker
Year of Registration 1904
Quarter of Registration Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration District Pancras
Registration County London
Mother's maiden name
Volume Number 1B
Volume Page 123


joy Report 6 Sep 2011 07:42

Oh my goodness thank you much that's more information then I could ever of hoped for. Thank you <3

How do you all find out so much information so quickly. I've used 50 credits since yesterday :(


Penny Report 6 Sep 2011 07:47

You really need her first marriage cert - that will name her father . If the info matches with the census , then you are probably away, if not you are back on the start grid.

Please substantiate info as you go, you'll follow the wrong trail otherwise

Did she marry a MR Stafford or a MR Spafford?


joy Report 6 Sep 2011 07:51

Hi Penny yes her first husband was Thomas Spafford that was my Grandfather.


joy Report 6 Sep 2011 07:53

oops sorry I see I had put Spafford in my first post :(


FAIRTHORN Report 6 Sep 2011 07:54

Now, was Gerald Lewis Peters

Births Mar 1904
PETERS Lewis Gerald Fulham 1a 224

If so, go on GR family trees

Relation Name: Lewis/Gerald Peters
Date of Birth: 1904
Place of Birth: Fulham, London

You can then contact the owner of the tree



joy Report 6 Sep 2011 08:00

Yes thats her second husband :-D So you mean there is already someone who is tracing his family? on RG Thank you xxxxxx


FAIRTHORN Report 6 Sep 2011 08:00

Name Gerald L Peters
Year of Registration 1947
Quarter of Registration Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration District Sittingbourne
Registration County Kent
Age at Death: 43
Volume Number 5B
Volume Page 566


Gins Report 6 Sep 2011 08:05

England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005
about Rosina G Spafford
Name: Rosina G Spafford
Spouse Surname: Peters
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1939
Registration district: Chelsea
Inferred County: Middlesex
Volume Number: 1a
Page Number: 662


Gins Report 6 Sep 2011 08:07


You would be better off subscibing to Ancestry or FMP if you are searching for a lot of info, it would work out cheaper than buying credits

Also BMD are free to search here from 1837 to 1955abt


joy Report 6 Sep 2011 08:10

Sorry Fairthorn when you said 'You can then contact the owner of the tree' I was not sure how I went about it. Even that I can see other peoples trees. I'll have to have a good look around on the site.

Oh dear Gerald Lewis Peters didn't live to a ripe old age either :( Now I'm wondering if my Grandmother had children with her second husband. Oh my goodness I'm getting excited now LOL


joy Report 6 Sep 2011 08:15

Thank you so much Ginny for all that information xxxxx


FAIRTHORN Report 6 Sep 2011 08:32

At the top of this page is FAMILY TREE
click search
comes up
Lewis/Gerald Peters 1904 Fulham, London No Maureen
click find out more
comes up
Send a new message to Maureen

unclick Allow this member to view my family tree, if you prefer.



FAIRTHORN Report 6 Sep 2011 08:57

Looks like Gerald/Lewis Peters was married before ...........his first wife is on the Maureen's GR family tree.

If you do not get an answer via GR from her,
I can look for her & so perhaps you could write to her direct.



joy Report 6 Sep 2011 09:07

Thank you so much I've contacted Maureen :-D :-D :-D Thank you for being so kind and helping me. I'll let you know how i get on xxxxx