Mary Anne (Ann) Baker [Shipp] (1880-1965)


Birth: April-June 1880 Boundstone, Wrecclesham, Surrey, UK
Father: Albert Baker 1846-1926
Mother: Mary Ann (Anne) Dunce c1848-1933

Christening: 6 June 1880 St Peter, Wrecclesham, Surrey, UK

Marriage: 8 August 1907 Hoddesdon Hertfordshire, UK
Husband: Charles Ship (Shipp) 1879-1944

Death: 29 July 1965 Tilford, Surrey, UK
Burial: 1965 St John the Evangelist, Churt, Surrey, UK


None known


Birth of Mary Ann Baker in FreeBMD in April-June 1880 in Farnham (2a 125).

Entry in Ancestry Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912 for Mary Anne Baker baptised on 6 June 1880 at Wrecclesham, St Peter, parents Albert and Mary Anne Baker. "Page 2 Baptisms in the Parish of Wrecclesham in the Coubty of Surrey in the Year One thousand eight hundred and Eighty [...] 1880 June 6th No. 12 Mary Anne, parents Albert, a Labourer, and Mary Anne Baker of Boundstone".

In the 1881 census as Mary A Baker, no age in the index but 11 months on the original, born in Farnham, Surrey, and living with her parents (Albert and Mary A), two brothers (Edwin J and Maurice) and four sisters (Angelina, Ellen, Emily, and Matilda K) at 5 Blount Cottages, Union Road, Farnham, Surrey.

Her brother Albert was born in Farnham in 1884 and her sister Edith in Richmond in 1890.

I cannot find the family in the 1891 census.

In the 1901 census as Mary Ann Baker aged 20, born in Frensham, Surrey, single, a school teacher and living with her parents (Albert and Mary Ann), three brothers (Albert E, Edwin John and Maurue) and two sisters (Edith E and Emily) at 20 Crown Terrace, Richmond, Surrey.

Marriage of Mary Ann Baker and Charles Shipp in FreeBMD in July-September 1907 in Ware (3a 1340).

In the 1911 census as Mary Ann Shipp aged 30, born in Boundstone, Surrey, married for three years with no children, a head teacher at school for Richmond Council, and living with her husband (Charles) in four rooms at 9A North Avenue, Kew Gardens, Kew, Surrey.

In her husband's service records it states they were married on 8 August 1907 in Hoddesdon Hertfordshire with no children.

There are three entries in Ancestry All Surrey, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1945 for Mary Ann Shipp address The Rockies, Sandy Lane, Tilford, Frensham, Farnham in 1938 and 1939, other occupant Charles Shipp (husband?).

Her husband died in Churt in 1944 when they were living at The Rockeries, Sandy Lane, Churt,

There are eleven entries in Ancestry All Surrey, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1962 for Mary A Shipp address The Rookeries, Sandy Lane, Tilford, Frensham, Farnham from 1945 to 1961.

There are 15 entries in Ancestry All British Phone Books, 1880-1984 for Mrs M A Shipp between 1946 and 1963 address Rookeries, Sandy Lane, Tilford, number Frensham 305 between 1946 and 1948, Frensham 3465 between 1951 and 1962, Frensham 2465 (sic) in 1963.

Death of Mary A Shipp in FreeBMD in July-September 1965 aged 85 in Surrey SW (5g 424).

Entry in Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 for Mary Ann Shipp died on 29 July 1965 in Surrey, probate 22 September 1965 Winchester, Chester. "Shipp Mary Ann of Bandera Sandy Lane Tilford Surrey died 29 July 1965 Probate Winchester 22 Septemner to Edith Ethel Baker widow and Norman Sidwell internal auditor. 7270". Edith Ethel Baker was her sister and Bandera was her house.

In Bakers of Headley it states that Mary Ann Baker, born in 1880, was the daughter of Albert and Mary A Baker.

There is an entry in Ancestry Public Member Trees for Mary Ann Baker born in 1881 in Farnham, Surrey, parents Albert Baker and Mary Ann Dunce. Another entry adds her marriage to John Harris in Richmond in 1904 (which conflicts with the 1911 census).

Susan F Belsey has an entry for Mary Ann Baker born in Haslemere, Surrey, daughter of Albert and Mary A Baker, married to Charles Shipp, a headmistress, died July 29, 1965, and buried in Churt Graveyard, Surrey.


Mary Anne Baker was my half second cousin twice removed.

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