Reverand Nicholas Baker of Hingham, England was born there in 1611. He was graduated from St. John's College, Cambridge, with the degree A.B. in 1632, and A.M. in 1635. With his brother, Nathaniel, he came to New England, settling first at Roxbury. He soon went to Hingham, MA, where he was made freeman in 1636, and served as the first Deputy from that town to the General Court, 1636 to 1638. He removed to Hull in 1644, and then to Scituate as pastor of the First Church there in 1660, retaining this charge until his death 22 Aug. 1679. Cotton Mather said of him: "Honest Nicholas Baker of Scituate was so good a logician that he could offer ye to God a reasonable service, so good an arithmetician that he could wisely number his days, and so good an orator that he persuaded himself to be a Christian."
Generation No. 1
Nicholas1 Baker b. 1611 at Hingham, England, d. 22 Aug. 1679 at Scituate, MA, married 1st ? Richards. Married 2nd 29 Apr. 1662 at Scituate or Hull, MA, Grace ?, d. 22 Jan 1697.
Children of Nicholas and ? (first wife)
i. Samuel Baker b. 2 Oct. 1638, married Fear Robinson, daughter of Isaac and Margaret (Hanford).
ii. Mary Baker b. Dec. 1640, married 26 Feb. 1662 Stephen Vinal.
iii. John Baker b. 20 Nov 1642 d. 19 Apr 1678
iv. Elizabeth Baker b. 10 Nov 1644, married 2 Feb 1664 John Vinal
v. Nicholas Baker married Experience Collier
vi. Thomas Baker married 8 Nov 1674 Christian Beal
viii. Deborah Baker baptized 6 Jun 1652, married 1678 Israel Chittenden
ix. Nathaniel Baker
The Baker line continues through the Litchfield line.