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Families covered: Baker of Sisinghurst (Sissinghurst)

(1) BEB1841 identifies the following family's coat of arms as "Az. on a fesse between three swan's heads erased and ducally gorged or, as many cinquefoils gu." However, the picture shown of the arms omits the fesse and cinquefoils which were probably added as differences.
(2) BEB1841 reports that "The family of Baker was settled at Cranbrooke, in Kent, so early as the reign of Edward III" (who r. 1327-1377). The first few generations are partly supported by HoP ('John Baker' and connections).
Thomas Baker of Sisinghurst, Kent
1. Richard Baker of Cranbrook (d 1504)
  A. Sir John Baker of Sisinghurst (b c1489, d 23.12.1558, Speaker of the House of Commons, Chancellor of the Exchequer, MP)
  m1. (sp) (Catherine?) Sackville (dau of Richard Sackville of Withyam)
  m2. Elizabeth Dineley (dau of Thomas Dineley or Dinley, widow of George Barret)
  i. Sir Richard Baker of Sisinghurst (b by 1530, d 27.05.1594, bencher, MP)
BEB1841 identifies Sir Richard's wife as daughter of John Tirrell, youngest son of Sir Thomas Tirrell, whilst TCP (Sandys) identifies his daughter Anne's mother as daughter of John Tirrell, but BEB1841 (Tyrrell) identifies her as ...
  m1. (12.06.1552) Catherine Tirrell (dau of Sir Thomas Tirrell of Heron)
  a. John Baker of Sisinghurst or Sissinghurst
  m. Mary Guildford (dau of Sir Thomas Guildford of Hempsted)
  (1) Sir Henry Baker, 1st Bart of Sisinghurst (b c1587, d 04.12.1623)
m. Catherine Smith (dau of Sir John Smith of Ostenhanger, sister of 1st Viscount Strangford)
  (A) Sir John Baker, 2nd Bart of Sisinghurst (b c1608, d 15.01.1653)
  m. Eleanor (not Elizabeth) Parkhurst (d 1639, dau of Sir Robert Parkhurst, Lord Mayor of London, by Eleanor, dau of William Babington of Chorley)
  (i) Sir John Baker, 3rd Bart of Sisinghurst (d 23.03.1661)
  m. Elizabeth Newton (d 1693, dau of Sir Robert Newton of London, Bart (by Elizabeth, dau/coheir of Francis Longston of London), m2. Sir Philip Howard)
  (a) Anne Baker (d 1685)
  m. Edward Beagham
  ((1)) Edward Stangate Beagham of Sisinghurst (a 1730)
  (b) Elizabeth Baker (dsp 1705)
  m. Robert Spencer
(c) Mary Baker
  m. John Dowel of Over
  ((1)) John Baker Dowel of Over (d 1738)
  ((A)) John Baker Bridges Dowel of Over (d 1744)
  (d) Katherine Baker (d 1733)
  m. Roger Kirkby
  (ii) Elizabeth Baker probably of this generation
  m1. (c10.1661) William Anderson (b c1631, dvpsp)
  m2. Sir Jonathan Atkins of Yorks
  (B) Elizabeth Baker (bur 13.09.1638) probably of this generation
  m. Sir Robert Parkhurst of Pirford (bur 21.08.1651, MP)
  (2) Edward Baker
  (3) Catherine Baker
m. Sir Edward Yate, 1st Bart of Buckland (b c1578, d c1645)
  b. Sir Thomas Baker of Whittingham Hall (Suffolk) & Leyton (Essex) (d 10.04.1625, NP)
  Visitation (Essex, 1558, Tirrell/Tyrrell) shows Thomas as married to Grisselle, dau/heir of William Barnish (son of William), and shows them as parents of Sir Henry, (1st) Bart whom we show above. HoP shows the following.
  m1. Griselda Barnes (dau of William Barnes)
  m2. (c1602) Constance Kingsmill (d 1625-6, dau of Sir William Kingsmill of Malshanger)
  (1)+ issue - Thomas, Richard, Elizabeth presumed of this marriage
  c. Anne Baker (a 1635)
  m1. John Goodwin of Over Winchendon
  m2. _ Drew
  m3. William Sandys of The Vyne, 3rd Lord (d 29.09.1623)
  m2. (1569) Mary Gifford (dau of John Gifford or Giffard)
  d. Grisagon or Chrysogona Baker (b c1573, bur 30.09.1616)
m. Henry Lennard of Cheyning, 12th Lord Dacre (bpt 25.03.1569/70, d 08.08.1616)
  e. Cecilia Baker
  m. Sir Richard Blount of Maple Durham (b 28.06.1564, d 22.11.1619)
  ii. John Baker of London (b by 1531, d c1605, MP)
  m1. Catherine Scott (dau of Sir Reginald Scott of Scott's Hall)
  a. Sir Richard Baker of Highgate (Middlesex) then Middle Aston (Oxfordshire), Sheriff of Oxfordshire (b c1568, d 18.02.1645, "the Chronicler", MP)
  m. Margaret Mainwaring (dau of (Sir) George Mainwaring of Ightfield by Anne, dau of William More of Loseley)
  (1)+ 2 sons and 3 daughters
  b. son
  m2. Martha (a 1605)
  iii. Elizabeth Baker
  m. Sir Thomas Scott of Scott's Hall
  iv. Cecilia Baker (d 01.10.1615)
  m. (1555) Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset (b c1527, d 19.04.1608)
  v. Mary Baker
  m. John (not George) Tufton of Hothfield (d 10.10.1567)

Main source(s): BEB1841 ('Baker of Sisinghurst') with a little support from TCB (vol 1, 'Baker of Sissinghurst', p71+) and as reported above
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