James Alfred Baxter was born James Alfred Buckey, registration third Q 1864 Vol 1c page 206 Bethnal Green registration district to parents James Baxter and Susan Buckey before his parents were married. His birth appears to be cross indexed under Baxter with the same reference number. James was a hairdresser, as was his father.
Marriage: James, a hairdresser of 61 West India Dock Road married Emily of 23 Rutland Street on 24th October 1887 at St Phillips Church, Stepney. Parents were James Baxter a hairdresser and John Appelbee [sic] deceased. Witnesses were Ellen B***therton and Charles Musgrave [who appears to be a clerk of the church as he witnessed other marriages]
Their Children were:
James Alfred Baxter born 21st February 1888 , Poplar, baptised 19th March 1888, St Peter, Garford Road, Limehouse.[a] father James, a hairdresser from 61 West India Dock
Emily Beatrice Baxter born March q 1892, West Ham registration District vol 4a page 35 - baptised 3rd August 1893, St Peter, Limehouse. Father James a hairdresser of 61 West India Dock Road.
Charles [Charlie] Baxter baptised 24th October 1895 at St Peter Limehouse, father hairdresser, abode 10 Highgate Hill.
Jessie Hilda Baxter baptised 1st November 1903, at ST Mary Magdalene and St Pancras, Camden, father hairdresser, abode 39 William Street.
Lilian Winifred Baxter born June quarter 1906, St Pancras Vol 1b page 25 [middle name not fully transcribed]
Deaths: Emily died December quarter 1910 at St Pancras.
1893: 61 West India Dock Road Limehouse [Baptism of daughter Emily]
The 1871 census shows James at home with his family;. James Baxter and Susan
The 1881 census shows James aged 17, single, hairdresser living at 20 [Wellington Park?] Islington.
The 1891 census shows James [born Harrow] , a hairdresser aged 27, as being unmarried and living at 62 West India Street, Poplar. There is no sign of wife Emily or son James. They are not at the Highgate Hill address [checked census] Did James and Emily separate for a period of time?
The 1901 census shows James, a Hairdresser, and Emily living at 10 Highgate Hill, Islington, London. Daughter Emily aged 9 and sons James aged 13 and Charlie aged 6 are also at the address. Emily aged 34 gives her place of birth as Castle Street.
Death: Emily Baxter aged 44 died December Quarter 1910 at Pancras registration district.
1911 Census shows James, a widower, assistant hairdresser, residing at 271 High Street, St Pancras with daughter Emily, 19, son Charles, 16, an assistant hairdresser, and daughters Jessie 7 and Lilian 4. The residence had two rooms.