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Descendants of Joseph Walker

Generation No. 1

1. JOSEPH WALKER was born 1809 in St.Bees, Cumberland, and died 1881 in Whitehaven. He married MARY MONTIETH June 1842 in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England, daughter of JAMES MONTIETH and ESTHER. She was born 16 December 1810 in Whitehaven. Joseph was a master plumber and glazier by trade. The family resided at 3 George Street, Whitehaven. Joseph, his wife Mary are buried at Whitehaven, Cumberland, England

(Mary and James Montieth were twins).


2. i. JOSEPH WALKER, b. 1844, Whitehaven, St.James, Cumberland,England; d. December 1896, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England.

ii. MARY ELEANOR WALKER, b. 15 July 1849, Whitehaven, St.James.

Mary Eleanor is on the 1881 census as being the head of her part of the household, (next door to brother Joseph and his family) and aged 30 Ship Owner.


(Above, Tangier St Whitehaven)

1881 Census for 2 Tangier, St, Whitehaven.

Mary E Walker Head U 30 Whitehaven, England, Ship Owner

Jane McGill Visitor U 26 Whitehaven, England, Dressmaker

Generation No. 2

2. JOSEPH WALKER was born 1844 in Whitehaven, St.James, Cumberland,England, and died December 1896 in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England. Joseph resided 6 George Street, Whitehaven and died Dec 1896 aged 52. He married MYRA SHAW March 1872 in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England, daughter of ELIJAH SHAW and ELIZABETH. She was born 8 July 1861 in Cotmanhay, Derbyshire, England, and died Aft. 1901 in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England.

1881 Census for Whitehaven.

Joseph WALKER Head M Male 37 Whitehaven, Plumber Employing 2 Men & 2 Boys

Myra WALKER Wife M Female 34 Cotmanhay, Derby, England

Joseph WALKER Son Male 8 Whitehaven, Cumberland, England Scholar

Mary E. WALKER Daur Female 5 Whitehaven, Cumberland, England Scholar

Myra WALKER Daur Female 6 m Whitehaven, Cumberland, England

Adelaide NEWTON Servt U Female 19 Cotmanhay, Derby, England Domest Servt

Myra Shaw came from Cotmanhay and is an old mining and textile industry community to the north of Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Cotmanhay has long been associated with the mining and textile industry with textile mills in the town built by the Beardsley family. Cotmanhay's coal mine opened in 1848 and closed in 1880.

Children of JOSEPH WALKER and MYRA SHAW are:

3. i. JOSEPH WALKER, b. 19 January 1873, Whitehaven, St.James, Cumberland, England.

ii. MARY ELEANOR WALKER, b. 1876, Whitehaven, St.James.

iii. MYRA WALKER, b. 1881, Whitehaven, St.James.

Generation No. 3

3. JOSEPH WALKER was born 19 January 1873 in Whitehaven, St.James, Cumberland, England. He married ANNIE ELIZABETH COWARD September 1895 in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England, daughter of MATHEW COWARD and ELIZA. She was born June 1872 in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England.

1901 Census

Joseph Walker, age 28, Born Cumberland Whitehaven, Plumber and Electrician.

Annie Walker, age 29, Born Cumberland Whitehaven, wife

Annie Walker, age 5, Born Cumberland Whitehaven, daughter

Joseph Walker, age 3, Born Cumberland Whitehaven, son

(WALKER Jph & Sons plumbers 2 Tangier st W'haven (1901))


i. ANNIE WALKER, b. March 1896.

ii. JOSEPH WALKER, b. 1899.