John WALKER

Male 1830 - 1911  (81 years)


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  • Name John WALKER 
    Born 7 Apr 1830  Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptised 4 Jul 1830  Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Labourer 
    Died 6 Oct 1911  Paddington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Buried 9 Oct 1911  Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Siblings
    1. Jane WALKER,   b. 1838, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1851
     
    Notes 
    • Date of birth from Family Bible

      John is recorded in Steeple Aston parish record as illegitimate son of Caroline Walker
      IGI Search gives christening date, and mother as Caroline WALKER (no Father)

      1841 Census:Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire
      HO107; Piece 889; Book: 2; Civil Parish: Steeple Aston; County: Oxfordshire; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 10; Page: 14
      Aged 11, living with John & Mary Brooks, in Steeple Aston. Mary is his grandmother, having married twice since Caroline was born. Jane Walker, age 3 also living at same address.

      1851 Census: Recorded at Mansion House, Steeple Barton, Oxfordshire
      Class: HO107; Piece: 1730; Folio: 125; Page: 9
      John Walker Servant Unm 20 Undergroom Steeple Aston
      (no head of household recorded)
      This was probably Barton Abbey, seat of the Halls of brewing fame

      Alternatively recorded as John Brooks in 1851 in Steeple Aston with his Grandmother Mary Brooks
      1851 census: East Street, Steeple Aston
      Mary Brooks Head Widow 64 Labourers Widow Steeple Aston
      John Brooks Grandson 20 Farm Labourer Steeple Aston
      Jane Brooks Graddaur 13 Woodstock

      Marriage not recorded in IGI for Oxfordshire, although 2 of children's christenings listed
      If married at Steeple Aston, marriage register fiche only goes up to 1837. Need to check GRO

      1861: South St., Steeple Aston
      Class: RG9; Piece: 901; Folio: 28; Page: 26
      aged 30, in Steeple Aston, with Hannah, William (Beck) (8), Sarah (4), Richard (2) & Mary Ann (8m). Unfortunately Mary Ann is recorded in census as a son!

      1871: Fir Lane, Steeple Aston
      Class: RG10; Piece: 1446; Folio: 21; Page: 8
      aged 40, Gardener, living with Hannah, William (Walker assumed) (18), Sarah (14), Richard (12), Mary Ann (10), David H (6), Jonathan (3), Emily H (1) & infant of 6 days.

      1881: Fir Lane, Steeple Aston
      Class: RG11; Piece: 1509; Folio: 17; Page: 8
      Herdsman (Ag Lab) Fir Lane, Steeple Aston, Age 50, living with Hannah (45), David H (16), Jonathan (13), Lucy J (7) & Joseph (5)

      1883: John Walker married Ann Carter in 1883 in Woodstock Registration District (3a 1300 Dec 1883)
      If so, Ann Carter can be traced in the 1851 through 1881 censuses, and in 1891 there is an Ann Walter [sic] recorded as a patient in the Radcliffe Infirmary, St Giles, Oxford, born in Cublington, aged 43. However John is listed as a widower in 1891 :-(

      1891: Fir Lane, Steeple Aston
      Class: RG12; Piece: 1172; Folio 23; Page 18
      John living in Fir Lane, Age 60, only Joseph is still living with him.
      John Walker Head Wid 60 General Labourer Steeple Aston
      Joseph Walker Son 15 Agricultural Labourer Steeple Aston

      1901: Fir Lane, Steeple Aston
      Class: RG13; Piece: 1390; Folio: 21; Page: 16
      John still lives in Fir Lane, Aged 70. Occupation recorded as General Labourer. Appears to have re-married as his wife is listed as Ann, aged 53 from Cublington in Bucks. There are three lodgers living with John & Ann, Thomas & Edward Gurney (40 & 46) from Bovington & Two Waters in Kent, and William Merridan (32) also from Bovington in Kent, all three were employed as woodmen.

      Grandfather was still alive in 1910 according to PostCard from Edgar, was planning "to have the old house done up".

      1911 census: 19 Craven Street, Newbury
      RG14PN6370 RG78PN309 RD114 SD1 ED5 SN304
      Richard Walker Head 52 Married Coal Merchant Employer Steeple Aston Oxon
      Anne Walker Wife 54 Married 31 6 5 1 Pangbourne Berks
      Wiiliam Walker Son 26 Married Coal Merchant Employer Pewsey Wilts
      Charlie Walker Son 21 Single Coal Haulier Newbury Berks
      Montague Walker Son 15 Single Yard Assistant Newbury Berks
      John Walker Father 81 Married Private Means Steeple Aston Oxon
      Ann Walker Step Mother 63 Married 27 13 9 4 Cummlington Bucks
      Stanley Walker Grandson 4 School Woodhay Hants

      6 Oct 1911: Died at 5 London Street, Paddington. This appears to be the home of John's stepson W B Carter. Cause of death, Valvular disease of heart, prostatic disease of bladder.

      W B Carter makes sense as John's second wife was Ann Carter
    Person ID I227  Baker Family Tree
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2016 

    Mother Caroline WALKER,   b. 1809 
    Family ID F179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hannah BECK,   b. 1835, South Newington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1883, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 1855  St Mary, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Notes 
    • Have checked GRO records (for Beck) from 1853 to 1856 inclusive, no matches found

      If the records are correct John Walker set up family with his cousin, once removed, Hannah Beck. There is no record of a marriage that has so far been found.

      Possible marriage found in Northleach, Gloucestershire, John Walker and Hannah Walker, Q3/1855, 6a 557. Northleach is approx 20 miles from Steeple Aston, depending which village in Northleach district the marriage was in (e.g. Shipston) it could be 10 miles away.
      Received the marriage certificate 17 April 2014, this is definitely not the same couple, farmers from Compton Abdale.

      Philip Good has added a marriage 7 Jun 1855 Wolverhampton. Father Thomas Beck. Hannah aged 20. The facts fit, but seems very odd to have married in Wolverhampton. John gives father's name as John Walker, although he was illeg. Need certificate or parish register to verify.
      Jun 1855, Wolverhampton, 6b 587, Hannah Beck, John Walker
      England Select Marriages:
      Name: Hannah Beck
      Gender: Female
      Age: 20
      Birth Date: 1835
      Marriage Date: 7 Jun 1855
      Marriage Place: St. Mary, Wolverhampton, Stafford, England
      Father: Thomas Beck
      Spouse: John Walker
      FHL Film Number: 1040910
      Reference ID: pg166 rn331
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Elizabeth WALKER,   b. 5 Jul 1856, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1933, Badsey, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Richard WALKER,   b. 21 Jun 1858, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1911, Newbury, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +3. Mary Ann (Pollie) WALKER,   b. 3 Aug 1860, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1938, Brighstone, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. John Edward WALKER,   b. 19 Oct 1862, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1868, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    +5. David Henry WALKER,   b. 10 Mar 1865, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1945, Clifford Street, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +6. Jonathan (Jont) WALKER,   b. 10 Jul 1867, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1949, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Emily Hannah WALKER,   b. 29 May 1869, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1879, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
    +8. Fanny WALKER,   b. 28 Mar 1871, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1949, Wealdstone, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +9. Lucy Jane WALKER,   b. 6 Apr 1873, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     10. Charles Daniel WALKER,   b. 22 Sep 1874, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1880, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     11. Joseph WALKER,   b. 10 Jan 1876, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1891  (Age > 16 years)
    Family ID F171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ann CARTER,   b. 1847, Cublington, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1911  (Age > 65 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1883  Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Family ID F1501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Apr 1830 - Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 4 Jul 1830 - Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Jun 1855 - St Mary, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sarah Elizabeth WALKER - 5 Jul 1856 - Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Richard WALKER - 21 Jun 1858 - Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary Ann (Pollie) WALKER - 3 Aug 1860 - Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - John Edward WALKER - 19 Oct 1862 - Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - David Henry WALKER - 10 Mar 1865 - Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Jonathan (Jont) WALKER - 10 Jul 1867 - Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Emily Hannah WALKER - 29 May 1869 - Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Fanny WALKER - 28 Mar 1871 - Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lucy Jane WALKER - 6 Apr 1873 - Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Charles Daniel WALKER - 22 Sep 1874 - Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Joseph WALKER - 10 Jan 1876 - Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Dec 1883 - Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Oct 1911 - Paddington, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Oct 1911 - Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S47] IGI Record, Batch C038991.
      John Walker
      Christening: 04 JUL 1830 Steeple Aston, Oxford, England
      Mother: Caroline Walker

    2. [S240] Oxfordshire Parish Register Transcriptions, Oxfordshire Family History Society.
      1839 Jul 4 WALKER John illegitimate s Caroline WALKER

    3. [S240] Oxfordshire Parish Register Transcriptions, Oxfordshire Family History Society.
      Burial record shows address as 5 London St., Paddington

    4. [S10] General Register Office Index, General Register Office, 1a 92 or 1a 93, Dec 1911.
      Walker John 81 Paddington 1a 92
      Walker John 81 Paddington 1a 93
      These are two separate entries in the GRO Index

    5. [S6] Death Certificate, 312, 7 Oct 1911.
      6th October 1911, 5 London Street, John Walker, Male, 81 years, formerly a gardener (domestic). Informant W B Carter, Stepson, present at death 5 London Street.

    6. [S240] Oxfordshire Parish Register Transcriptions, Oxfordshire Family History Society.
      1911 Oct 9 WALKER John 81 5 London St. Paddington

    7. [S3] Parish Register, 22 Sep 2015.
      St Mary's, Wolverhampton, Page 166, No 331, June 7th 1855, Banns
      John Walker full Bachelor Laborer Cannock Road John Walker deceased
      Hannah Beck 20 Spinster Cannock Road Thomas Beck Deceased
      Joseph Paget, Ann Langford


    8. [S21] FreeBMD, (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/), 3a 1300, Dec 1883.
      Woodstock

    9. [S240] Oxfordshire Parish Register Transcriptions, Oxfordshire Family History Society.
      1883 Dec 1 banns
      WALKER John FA widower lab Steeple Aston s (blank)
      CARTER Ann FA spin domstic servant Steeple Aston d Robert, Parish Clerk
      Wit: John Carter, Anne Hathaway