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W A Baker & Co Limited Newport
« on: Tuesday 12 June 18 20:40 BST (UK) »
Hello,

Does anyone know anything about this company please?

We have a gate made by this company at our house and I traced a previous owner in 1911 who was a retired blacksmith and am wondering if there is a connection between the two. Our house is one of four and the other three have the same gates as each other.  Thank you in advance 😊
Millson & Johnson - Bradfield, Berks.  Vine & Butcher - Norfolk. Haines & Collier - Oxfordshire/Berkshire. Duffin & Wynn - Tilehurst, Berkshire

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Re: W A Baker & Co Limited Newport
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 21:37 BST (UK) »
Hi could he be the William A Baker 54 Widower occ Ironmonger/Magistrate Councillor /Employer b Ottery St Mary, Devon and family at 26, Clytha Park Road, Newport in 1901?
Census ref RG13/4957/14/20

In 1891 he is at The Limes Glynderwen with wife Alice and family occ Ironmonger/Iron Founder.
Census ref RG12/4376/104/15
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Re: W A Baker & Co Limited Newport
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 22:10 BST (UK) »
Hi

Thank you for replying, unfortunately not. My chap is George Llewelyn, 1911 in Minehead, retired blacksmith. And the gate made by W A Baker & co ltd Newport

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Millson & Johnson - Bradfield, Berks.  Vine & Butcher - Norfolk. Haines & Collier - Oxfordshire/Berkshire. Duffin & Wynn - Tilehurst, Berkshire

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Re: W A Baker & Co Limited Newport
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 22:16 BST (UK) »
 :) OK but what has a gate made by W A Baker got to do with a George Llewelyn, maybe W A Baker employed him?
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Re: W A Baker & Co Limited Newport
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 22:20 BST (UK) »
Well I wondered if there was a connection due to his job and the fact the gate was different to those in the same row of houses. Maybe he had worked at the company who made the gate
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Re: W A Baker & Co Limited Newport
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 22:31 BST (UK) »
Hi again, when was the house built, as to have an Ironmonger etc with that CV seems to suggest he was an important man/employer in Newport c 1901?
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Re: W A Baker & Co Limited Newport
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 22:34 BST (UK) »
Think House was built around 1904
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Re: W A Baker & Co Limited Newport
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 08:33 BST (UK) »
http://newspapers.library.wales

Put "w a baker and co" (include the "  " as part of search key - important) in Search field and hit "Search"
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Re: W A Baker & Co Limited Newport
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 14:30 BST (UK) »
Hi viewing the last post, in 1881 census William A Baker aged 34 b Devon with wife Alice & Family,  is an Ironmonger & Ironfounder employing 27 Men & Boys in Newport
Census ref RG11/5261/110/1
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EDIT George Llewellyn was a Retired Farmer & Blacksmith at the Minehead address in 1911, in 1939 it was a Lodging House.
W A Baker & Co Engineering & Foundry was established 1880 at Westgate Works, Newport, one of its claims to fame is that it made a Swing Bridge to cross the Bute Canal, Whitehead Iron & Steel aquired a controlling interest in 1938.
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