John Walker

10 April 1817–1 March 1899 (Age 81)
Monk Hesleden, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Walker was born on 10 April 1817, in Monk Hesleden, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Benjamin Walker, was 33 and his mother, Cicely Potts, was 26. He married Jane Richardson on 17 March 1839, in Gateshead, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Hetton le Hole, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Wolviston, Durham, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. In 1863, at the age of 46, his occupation is listed as . He died on 1 March 1899, in England, United Kingdom, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

John Walker
1817–1899
Jane Richardson
1817–1882
Marriage: 17 March 1839
Elizabeth Walker
1838–
John Walker
1846–1848
Benjamin Walker
1841–1864
Frances Walker
1843–1845
Robert Walker
1849–
Thomas Walker
1851–1929
John Wiliam Walker
1853–1854
Jane Walker
1856–
William George Walker
1861–1861
Jane Annie Walker
1863–

Spouse and Children

    Male1817–1899Male

    Jane Richardson

    Female1817–1882Female

MARRIAGE
17 March 1839
Gateshead, Durham, England, United Kingdom
children

(10)

    Elizabeth Walker

    Female1838–Female

    Benjamin Walker

    Male1841–1864Male

    Frances Walker

    Female1843–1845Female

    John Walker

    Male1846–1848Male

    Robert Walker

    Male1849–Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Thomas Robinson Walker

    Male1811–1902Male

    Robinson Walker

    Male1814–1879Male

    Male1817–1899Male

    Male1820–1888Male

    Male1824–1901Male

+2 More Children

World Events (6)

1823

Age 6

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 16

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 26

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)

  • John Walker, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John Walker, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Walker, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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