'THE DESCENDANTS WILLIAM OF WILTON'
"WILTON, a hamlet in the parish of Haile, county Cumberland, 2 miles E. of Egremont."
William Walker (William of Wilton) was born 10 November 1734 to William and Eleanor Walker. William was his second son by Eleanor and lived and farmed at Brackenthwaite, Wilton, Haile. He married Mary Bassett 15 November 1767 at Haile, the parish registers tell us this...'William Yeoman, married Mary Bassett, spinster both of this parish by banns. William signed and Mary a mark. Witnesses were Aaron Haile and Gerard Thompson.'
William's father William Walker of Rottington died 1766 just a year before he married Mary Bassett in 1767. In his will he mentions his son William.
'I also give and bequeath to my son William of Wilton in the county foresaid the sum of five pounds of lawful money of Great Britain'
William had 4 children by Mary, Henry (1768), Nelly or Eleanor (1769) Elizabeth (1773) Anne or Hannah (1775) all noted in the parish registers as children of 'William and Mary Walker of Brackenthwaite'.
Henry married Jane Armstrong 5 May 1804 at St.Bees.
(5 children Walker)
Nelly or Eleanor married James Brearley 28 December 1790 at St.Bees.
( 2 children Brearley)
Elizabeth married Jacob Glaister 5 March 1798 St.Bees.
( no children Glaister)
Anne or Hannah married George Glaister (brother of above) 9 December 1799 at St.Bees.
(10 children Glaister)
There are many connections through these lines to other families in the area but the main line that concerns this page and the author is Henry Walker and Jane Armstrong of Nethertown, St.Bees, Cumberland.1. HENRY was born
Children of HENRY WALKER and JANE ARMSTRONG are:
2. ii. WILLIAM WALKER, b.
3. iii. ANN WALKER, b.
4. iv. HENRY WALKER, b.
v. ELIZABETH WALKER, b.
Generation No. 2
2. WILLIAM WALKER was born
1851 Census, Nethertown
William Walker H M 44 farmer of 56 Acres born St.Bees
Mary W F 44 farmers wife " St.Bridgets
Henry S M 12 Scholar born St.Johns
Ann D F 7 " St.Bees
Jane D F 6 " St.Bees
Had two more daughters called Ann and Mary who died in infancy and are buried at St.Bridgets with their parents.
MARY MOSSOP was born about 1807. Married William Walker
Children of WILLIAM WALKER and MARY MOSSOP are:
5. i. HENRY WALKER, b. 4 November 1838, St.Johns Beckermet, Cumberland, England; d. 10 March 1909, St.Bridget Beckermet, Cumberland, England.
ii. ANNE WALKER, b. 1844, St.Bees,
iii. JANE WALKER, b. 1845, St.Bees,
3. ANN WALKER was born
Children of ANN WALKER and ISAAC BENSON are:
i. HENRY BENSON, b.
ii. WALKER BENSON, b. 1838, Egremont,
6. iii. ELIZABETH BENSON, b. 1841, Egremont,
iv. ISAAC BENSON, b. 1847, Egremont,
v. MARY BENSON, b. 1848, Egremont,
4. HENRY WALKER was born
In his will proved
His wife is not mentioned so presumed dead and has a daughter Jane who was just a child. He also has a brother William Walker of St. Bees and sisters Elizabeth Walker and Anne Benson (nee
All the proceeds of his estate are to go to his sister Elizabeth to use for the benefit, education and support of his daughter Jane until she is twenty one. Leaves
Children of HENRY WALKER and MARY ANNE CHESTER are:
i. JANE WALKER, b. 12 October 1851, Saint John Beckermet, Cumberland, England; d. 26 March 1882, London, Middlesex, England; m. SAMUEL D. SHILLITO.
ii. ELIZABETH WALKER.
Generation No. 3
5. HENRY WALKER was born
HENRY WALKER & ESTHER
Henry, son of William Walker and Mary Mossop, was baptised
Henry inherited High Prior Scale a property which has been in the Mossop family since 1684, from his mother's brother. At his death in 1909 he divided his property between his children but it was sold by them shortly after. So ended the Mossop connection with High Prior Scale which had lasted some 227 years. There are many Hutchinson/Dickinson/Mossop connections through this line and through the Mossop connection eventually goes full circle back to Eleanor Walker born 1741 the daughter of William and Eleanor of Orchard House, Rottington married Clement Mossop of Rottington Hall, St.Bees, Cumberland.
Children of HENRY WALKER and ESTER HUTCHINSON are:
i. ESTHER WALKER, b. 1864, St Bridgets, Cumberland, England; d. 20 April 1931, St.Bridget Beckermet, Cumberland, England (aged 67).
ii. CLEMENT WALKER, b. 1867, St Bridgets,
iii. HENRY WALKER, b. 1869; d.
7. iv. ISAAC WALKER, b. 1869, St Bridgets,
v. SARAH WALKER, b. 1873; d.
vii. JOHN SHARP WALKER, b. 1877, St Bridgets,
6. ELIZABETH BENSON was born 1841 in Egremont,
Child of ELIZABETH BENSON and GEORGE DOUGLAS is:
Generation No. 4
7. ISAAC WALKER was born 1869 in St Bridgets, Cumberland, England, and died 13 October 1946 in St. Bridgets Beckermet, Cumberland England (of Beckermet). He married (1) ELIZABETH JANE Aft. 1881. She died
Child of ISAAC WALKER and ANN DOUGLAS is: