Michael John Christopher Baker (1933-)

PERSONAL DETAILS

Full name: Michael John Christopher Baker.
Title: Dr.
Date of birth: 1933.
Birthplace: Edmonton, Essex, England.

FAMILY

PARENTS

Barton Dell Baker (1904-1956)
Barton Dell Baker
(1904-1956)
Judith Emily Margaret Eileen Hamilton Harris (was Baker) (née Moore) (1907-1990)
Judith Emily Margaret Eileen Hamilton Harris (was Baker)
(née Moore)
(1907-1990)

SIBLINGS

Sarah Francis Elizabeth McCracken (née Baker) (1933-)
Sarah Francis Elizabeth McCracken
(née Baker)
(1936-)

1st WIFE

Margaret Rosemary Baker (née Stott) (1935-).

Date of marriage: 1956.
Place of marriage: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

CHILDREN

2nd WIFE

Pamela Jean Baker (née Oddie) (1944-).

Date of marriage: ?
Place of marriage: Australia.

CHILDREN

RESIDENCES

1933-1951 - 312 Longthorpe, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England.

1964-2006 - Boyd Baker House, Long Forest Road, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia.

"Baker House is a modernist house located in Bacchus Marsh, in the outskirts of Melbourne. The house, designed by Robin Boyd, was built between 1964 and 1966. Originally built as a family home for Dr. Michael Baker, the property is now used for private functions. The house, along with two other buildings on the site, was added to the Victorian Heritage Register in 2007, having remained relatively untouched since its construction." - Wikipedia

A full history of the house can be read here:

http://www.boydbakerhouse.com.au/history.html

EDUCATION

Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.

1957-1961 - University of Cambridge.

Math Part II. BA: 1957, MA: 1961. Maths and Physics Master.

1970 - Melbourne, Australia.

Ph.D

OCCUPATION

1957 - The King Alfred School, Manor Wood, North End Road, London.

Maths and Physics Master.

1962-1990 - University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics.

1962-1990 - RAAF College & Academy, Point Cook, Victoria, Australia.

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics.

NATIONAL SERVICE

1951-1953 - Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm

Pilot (Sub-lieutenant).

COMMENTS ON MICHAEL

"At 2.30 Michael phoned up from Childe Okeford (where Rosemary's two aunts live - a few miles from here) and said could he, Rosemary, and the five children come and see me?

What a charming crowd they are and Michael is so much an image of Barton, physically and mentally, that I kept calling him Barton. We had a marvellous two hours and when my Steinway grand was seen Amanda and the eldest boy (forgotten his name) fought for the piano stool to be able to play first. They are both first-class pianists. With the exception of three of them they will he staying till August so I am looking forward to their next appearance." - Joseph Guy Enock's letter to Bertha Wright - 30th January 1981/5th February 1981

WILLS CONNECTED TO MICHAEL

Amy Elizabeth Baker

"TO my Grandson Michael John Christopher Baker my piano and piano stool."

"TO each of my Grandchildren namely the children of my late son Barton and my said Daughter the sum of Two hundred pounds and to each of my step-grandchildren namely the children of my said step-daughter the sum of One hundred pounds."

"AND as to all the rest residue and remainder of my property estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind so ever both real and personal of or to such I may be seised possessed or entitled at my death I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH the same as to one moiety thereof to my said Daughter and as to the other moiety in trust for such of my grandchildren Michael and Sally Baker as shall survive on and in Sally's case attain the age of Twenty one years and if both in equal shares Provided that if any of the beneficiaries named above in this clause shall die before or leaving a child or children living at my death who being male attain the ago of Twenty one years or being female attain that age or marry under it such last mentioned child or children shall take and if more than one in equal shares the share which his her or their parent would have taken had that parent survived me and attained a vested interest Provided further that if all the trusts concerning one moiety shall fail that moiety shall be held on the trusts declared concerning the other moiety." - residuary estate totalled around £4,433 (£2,216 each).

Page updated 3rd November, 2020.