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Baker, Shirley Waldemarlocked

(1836–1903)
  • Hugh Laracy

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Baker, Shirley Waldemar (1836–1903), missionary and prime minister of Tonga, was born in Camden Town, London. He was the son of George Baker and his wife, Jane Woolmer, daughter of a Methodist minister, who married ‘below her station’. He grew up in drab circumstances and in 1852 stowed away to ...

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