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PUDDY and BAKER Weston-super-Mare
published by Pat Hase on Sat, 03/08/2019 - 23:52

This is a photo of my husband's grandmother who was a Mary Ann PUDDY born in Mark in 1861 (on the census as 4 days old). She was christened at Mark Methodist Church which was part of the same circuit as Victoria Methodist in Weston, d/o John & Mary Ann PUDDY.  She married John Millard HASE on Christmas Day 1885 at what is now the United Reform Church in Waterloo Street and we think this photo was taken to mark the marriage.

A younger sister, Harriet PUDDY, married Silvester George BAKER in 1884 but I haven't found details of their marriage yet.  Perhaps I should bite the bullet and send for it!.  Silvester and Harriet BAKER eventually settled in Wadham Street and had 2 sons and 4 daughters.   If anyone knows more about this BAKER family I'd be glad to hear about it.

Mary Ann and Harriet PUDDY had a brother, Charles who became a Policeman in Cardiff and another sister Phoebe who had a short and sad life entering Axbridge Workhouse with an illegitimate son who had been born in a barn!  

They also had 7 half-siblings, the children of their father's first marriage to a Maria Jane PUDDY whom John had married in Burnham on Sea in 1841.  So here is another family I need to research so any links would be appreciated.  Thanks for reading this far!

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Submitted by daveerasmus on Wed, 07/08/2019 - 19:40

When I was growing up in Weston (in the 50's and early 60's) "Mr Puddy" was our Butcher. I don't remember anything else about him! Anyway...

...Sylvester George BAKER was born 3 April 1861 and baptised in Banwell on 28 April 1861. His parents were Mark and Anna Maria (HANCOCK?) There is a marriage of a Harriet PUDDY registered in Axbridge RD in Q4 1884 (Vol 5C Page 1029). One of the male names with the same registration details is George BAKER. There are a few public trees on Ancestry but none of them has any more details of the marriage I'm afraid.

One of their sons was Silvester George BAKER (born 25 June 1887). He was given Freedom of the City of London in February 1923. He was an Auctioneer and Valuer.

All sourced through Ancestry.

Dave Erasmus

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Submitted by Pat Hase on Mon, 12/08/2019 - 23:56

I think the Butcher was probably Hubert Henry PUDDY - He lived at 31 Bournville Road.

Thanks for the information about Silvester George BAKER Junior - I didn't know about his Freedom of the City of London. 

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