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Descendants of John Walker

Generation No. 1

1.  JOHN WALKER was born 1801 in St.Bees, Cumberland, and died 4 June 1868 in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England.  He married MARY MITCHEL 4 May 1834 in Kinnoul, Perth, Scotland.  She was born 1796 in Manchester, England, and died 3 April 1864 in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England both John, Mary and Henry are buried at St.Bees.


Noted at St.Bees

Grave No 253.   WALKER

John WALKER died June 4 1868 aged 57

Mary WALKER died April 1864 aged 68

Henry WALKER son died Feb 13 1852 aged 16


John Walker is on the 1841 census as residing at the Walker's ancestral home in Rottington.  In 1851 he is on the  census for Whitehaven as a provisions dealer in James Street.  In 1856 he is mentioned in his brother, Ezekial's will as a shopkeeper in Whitehaven.  Mary is on the 1841 as being born in Cumberland but on the 1851 census, John Walker's wife and a shop assistant being born in Manchester.

1841 Census

JOHN WALKER, 35, Farmer, born CUL





1851 Census 35 James St, Whitehaven.

JOHN WALKER 49 Provisions Dealer, born Rottington, Cumberland

MARY WALKER 49, Assistant in shop, born Manchester, Lancashire

HENRY WALKER 15, Scholar, born Scotland

MARGARET WALKER, 14, Scolar, born Rottington, Cumberland


Children of JOHN WALKER and MARY MITCHEL are:

i. HENRY WALKER, b. 10 April 1835, Kinnoul, Perth, Scotland; d. 13 February 1852, Scotland. Henry's birthplace is shown on the 1851 census as Scotland.  Henry must have had some sort of accident or died of an illness as he died 13th February 1852 at the age of only 16 years and is buried with his parents at St.Bees Churchyard.

ii. MARGARET WALKER, b. 12 December 1836, Rottington, Cumberland, England; d. Aft. 1901, Cumberland; m. JOHN JEFFREY, After her mother, Mary and her father John died, Margaret must have moved to Distington as she is on the 1881 census as an annuant and boarding with James Coupland and his family in Distington.


(John Jeffrey a widower, married Margaret Walker on 18th of October 1885 in Nicholforest, Cumberland.  He is aged 64 she is aged 49.)

Margaret Walker, Boarder, U, Female, age 44, born St.Bees, Cumberland, Annuitant.

1881 Census for John Jeffrey

John Jeffrey, Head, Widow, aged 59, born Dumfrieshire, Scotland,  occupation given as gardner. 

1891 Census with Margaret.

John Jeffrey and Margaret (nee Walker) are living at Stotsfoot, Athuret wife Margaret born at Rottington, Cumberland.

1901 Census after John Jeffrey died.

Margaret Jeffrey aged 64, widow in Kirk Andrews upon Esk "lame from childhood".