Mary Ann Walker

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Walker was born on 10 May 1820, in England, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Walker, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Brown, was 26. She had at least 6 sons and 6 daughters with John William Shipley. She immigrated to Canada in 1843 and lived in Ipswich St Clement, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Blanshard Township, Perth, Ontario, Canada in 1881. She died on 17 May 1907, in Perth, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 87, and was buried in Kirkton, Huron, Upper Canada, British Colonial America.

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John William Shipley
Mary Ann Walker
Sarah Jane Shipley
Edward Shipley
Susanah Shipley
Mary Ann Shipley
John Shipley
Christopher James Shipley
Lisle Lionel Shipley
Joseph Shipley
Ruth Shipley
Sophia Shipley
Joseph Shipley
Susanna Shipley

Sources (26)

  • Mary Shipley in household of John Shipley, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Mary Walker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Ann Walker Shipley, "Find A Grave Index"

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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.


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Name Meaning

English (mainly North and Midlands) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, from Middle English walker, Old English wealcere (an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’), ‘one who trampled cloth in a bath of lye or kneaded it, in order to strengthen it’. 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’. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

History: The name was brought to North America from northern England and Scotland independently by many different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Samuel Walker came to Lynn, MA, c. 1630; Philip Walker was in Rehoboth, MA, in or before 1643. The surname was also established in VA before 1650; a Thomas Walker, born in 1715 in King and Queen County, VA, was a physician, soldier, and explorer.

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

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