Ruth Wayte1

#14492, (circa 1802-9 June 1885)
FatherThomas Wayte1 (c 1770-b 18 Nov 1837)
MotherMary (?)1 (c 1770-)
ChartsWayte Family - descendants
Last Edited11 Jul 2018
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Ruth Wayte was born in 1801 at Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire.2 She was likely born circa 1802 at Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire.3,1 She was the daughter of Thomas Wayte and Mary (?)1

She married Reverend Edward Knight Baker, an agent of the London Missionary Society, son of George Baker and Elizabeth Knight, on Tuesday, 9 April 1833 (although one source has it being the day after) at Ashby-de-la Zouch, Leicestershire.4,2,5

Ruth and her husband Edward emigrated from Gravesend, Kent, on 28 February 1834 on the "Henry Wellesley."6 Ruth and her husband Edward arrived at Madagascar on 1 July 1834.7

Almost immediately after his arrival they adopted the son of a Creole trader after the death of his father (the father had rendered many services to the missionaries).8

Ruth may have been something of an artist as she had engaged to prepare some sketches of Madagascar.9 She and Reverend Edward Knight Baker moved to Mauritius in September 1836.10

Ruth returned briefly to England on the John Bagshaw, arriving 31 July 1841 where "she entered the two oldest children in the missionary school at Walthamstow and the returned with the youngest to Mauritius".11 She and Reverend Edward Knight Baker arrived circa 1845 at Port Adelaide, South Australia.12



[PF1] and Ruth attempted to sell a "small flock of clean sheep, with a run" in Morphett Vale through an advertisment in the newspaper on 28 September 1847.

In 1854, council rates information indicates that Edward and Ruth owned part section 9, 10, and 20 with a stone dwelling of 8 rooms.13

By 1856, they had sold the majority of their land (Section 20) retaining a fifth, 40 acres. Part of Section 10 was leased to her niece, the widow Mary Darby.13 Ruth, as the mother of the bride, along with Edward attended Ellen Masters Baker and John Edward Tapley's wedding at Hillside House on Friday, 25 December 1857 at Morphett Vale, South Australia. They were married at her parent's residence.. John was an accountant from Adelaide.14,15,16 Ruth and Edward lived at Morphett Vale, South Australia. They were apparently in this 8 room stone house from their arrival in 1845 until their death 40 years later.17

Her husband Edward died 20 January 1885 at the age of 80, leaving her a widow.

Ruth died on 9 June 1885 at Morphett Vale, South Australia.18,5,19,20 Her body was interred at Bain's Cemetery on 10 June 1885 at Morphett Vale, South Australia.21,5

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1801BirthBurton upon Trent, Staffordshire2
1802Birth-LikelyBurton upon Trent, Staffordshire3,1
1
1833MarriageAshby-de-la Zouch, Leicestershire4,2,5
1834Emigratn-newGravesend, Kent6
1834Immigratn-newMadagascar7
Note memo only8
Note memo only CR CRMadagascar9
1836Move-newMauritius10
1841Note memo only CR CR11
1845Immigratn-newPort Adelaide, South Australia12
1847Note memo only CR CRMorphett Vale
1854Note memo only CR CR13
1856Note memo only CR CR13
ResidenceHillside House, in Morphett Vale, South Australia17
1885DeathMorphett Vale, South Australia18,5,19,20
1885BurialBain's Cemetery, in Morphett Vale, South Australia21,5

Family

Reverend Edward Knight Baker (5 Jan 1805-20 Jan 1885)
Children

Citations

  1. [S864] E-mails from Carole Knight Baker to Tim Hill, 2015- 'WAYTE families query' - 10 March 2015 at 01:05.
  2. [S865] Gwyn Campbell David Griffiths and the Missionary “History of Madagascar” p.786.
  3. [S244] The South Australian Register, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1885 'Family Notices.', South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), 15 June, p. 4, viewed 2 May, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44532942 (from age at death).
  4. [S542] The Staffordshire Advertiser, Stafford, Staffordshire, England, Saturday 20 April 1833 p.3.
  5. [S864] E-mails from Carole Knight Baker to Tim Hill, 2015- 'Re: WAYTE families query' - 10 March 2015 at 14:49.
  6. [S865] Gwyn Campbell David Griffiths and the Missionary “History of Madagascar” p.129, 789.
  7. [S865] Gwyn Campbell David Griffiths and the Missionary “History of Madagascar” p.129, 327.
  8. [S865] Gwyn Campbell David Griffiths and the Missionary “History of Madagascar” p.789.
  9. [S865] Gwyn Campbell David Griffiths and the Missionary “History of Madagascar” p.155.
  10. [S865] Gwyn Campbell David Griffiths and the Missionary “History of Madagascar” p.214, 336.
  11. [S865] Gwyn Campbell David Griffiths and the Missionary “History of Madagascar” p.863.
  12. [S865] Gwyn Campbell David Griffiths and the Missionary “History of Madagascar”.
  13. [S1042] E-mails from Pat Allen Cheryl Anderson to Tim Hill, 2018- 'Fwd: Hillside House' - 11 Jul 2018, 17:44.
  14. [S865] Gwyn Campbell David Griffiths and the Missionary “History of Madagascar” p.876 (the year stated is incorrect).
  15. [S244] The South Australian Register, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1857 'Family Notices.', South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), 31 December, p. 2, viewed 15 March, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49210027
  16. [S1152] Lavender Blue - The Tapleys (http://www.louisenordestgaard.com/Tapleys.html) RichardEdward Tapley 1811 to 1891 (http://www.louisenordestgaard.com/…).
  17. [S653] The City of Onkaparinga - Local Studies Online (http://www.onkaparingacity.com/libraries/localstudies/…) http://onkaparingacity.com/libraries/localstudies/…
  18. [S244] The South Australian Register, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1885 'Family Notices.', South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), 15 June, p. 4, viewed 2 May, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44532942
  19. [S592] Australia Cemeteries (http://www.australiancemeteries.com/) Morphett Vale - Bains Road Cemetery (http://www.australiancemeteries.com/sa/onkaparinga/…).
  20. [S966] Manuscript note by William John Anderson.
  21. [S865] Gwyn Campbell David Griffiths and the Missionary “History of Madagascar” p.872 (for place).
  22. [S865] Gwyn Campbell David Griffiths and the Missionary “History of Madagascar” p.862.