Christopher Walker

2 April 1826–4 November 1871 (Age 45)
Houghton le Spring, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Christopher

When Christopher Walker was born on 2 April 1826, in Houghton le Spring, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Walker, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Walker, was 19. He married Mary Joice Walker on 14 February 1848, in Auckland, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Whitworth, Durham, England for about 10 years and Castle Eden Colliery, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 4 November 1871, in Castle Eden, Durham, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 45, and was buried in Monk Hesleden, Durham, England.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Walker
1826–1871
Mary Joice Walker
1827–
Marriage: 14 February 1848
Elizabeth Walker
1849–
Mary Jane Walker
1852–
Robert Walker
1857–
William Walker
1859–
Isabella Walker
1862–
Sarah Ann Walker
1864–
Margaret Walker
1868–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 February 1848
Auckland, Durham, England, United Kingdom
children

(7)

    Female1849–Female

    Mary Jane Walker

    Female1852–Female

    Robert Walker

    Male1857–Male

    William Walker

    Male1859–Male

    Isabella Walker

    Female1862–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1799–1851Male

    Elizabeth Walker

    Female1807–Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1826–1871Male

    Elizabeth Walker

    Female1828–1830Female

    Female1829–1874Female

    Elizebeth Walker

    Female1832–Female

    John Walker

    Male1834–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1830

Age 4

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 7

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1843

Age 17

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English (especially Yorkshire) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, Middle English walkere, Old English wealcere, an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’. This was the regular term for the occupation during the Middle Ages in western and northern England. Compare Fuller and Tucker . As a Scottish surname it has also been used as a translation of Gaelic Mac an Fhucadair ‘son of the fuller’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Cristopher Walker in household of Robert Walker, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Christopher Walker, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Christopher Walker, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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