Person:Elizabeth Baker (10)

Elizabeth Baker
b.ABT 1585
m. 28 May 1609
  1. John Doolittle1609 - 1610
  2. Mary Doolittle1611 - 1615
  3. John DoolittleAbt 1615 - 1681
  4. Timothy Doolittle1617 - 1629
  5. Abraham Doolittle1619 - 1619
  6. Sgt. Abraham Doolittle1619 - 1690
  7. Daniel Doolittle1622 -
  8. Joshua Doolittle1624 - 1624
  9. Josua Doolittle1625 - 1828
  10. Samuel Doolittle1627 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Elizabeth Baker
Gender Female
Birth? ABT 1585
Marriage 28 May 1609 Old Swinford, Worcestorto Edward Doolittle
Death[2] 20 Jan 1636 Old Swinford, Worcestershire, England(probably)
Burial[2] 20 Jan 1636 Old Swinford, Worcestershire, England(probably her)

Ann van Kempen (Our Doolittle Line Revisited) researched all parishes in northern Worcestershire and southern Staffordshire and the city of Birmingham, Warwickshire looking for the birth of an appropriately-aged Elizabeth Baker, to no avail. Old Swinford's church registers begin long after her christening. While she found an Elizabeth Baker, dau of Philip Baker alias Clarke and pewterer, of the right age in Worcester City (15 miles south of Kidderminster), she believes Elizabeth is more likely to have been christened in Old Swinford before the church records were kept.

van Kempen argues powerfully against a wide-spread theory that Elizabeth being the daughter of Nicholas Baker and Mary Hodgett of Bewdley, Worcestershire. Similarly, she has found no evidence of the existence of a Nicholas Baker, son of John Baker and Margery Madistard, living in New Haven, CT or anywhere in CT-- another wide-spread theory without substance.

An Elizabeth Doolittle died and was buried 20 Jan. 1635/6 at Old Swinford. Traditionally, van Kempen points out, a married woman who was buried would be listed as "wife of" or "widow". Therefore the Elizabeth that died and was buried on this date-- who has no such phrasing on her death record-- may not be THIS Elizabeth Baker Doolittle.

References
  1. Peters, Barbara, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2995323&id=I0812.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Doolittle Genealogy in Founders and Descendants of Wallingford, CT: Tercentary Celebration; 1670-1970.
  3. Parish registers of Kidderminster, Worcester,England Microfilm.
  4.   Brest van Kempen, Ann. Our Doolittle line revisited. (South Jordan, Utah: A.B. van Kempen, 2004), p; 34; 46-47, Secondary quality.