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Abraham Walton [17??-18??]
Abraham Walton [18??-1???]
Abraham Walton [18??-1???]
Miss Alice Walton [1???-19??]
Arthur Walton [1893-1916]
Bannister Walton [1896-1918]
Barnabas Walton [1???-18??]
Billy Walton [18??-19??]
Charles Walton [18??-1935]
Charles Clement Walton [1851-1882]
Cornelius Walton [1811-1844]
D. Walton [18??-18??]
David Walton [1772-1833]
David Leck Walton [1897-1917]
Dyson Walton [18??-19??]
Ellis Walton [1823-1900]
Miss Florence Walton [1897-1980]
Major Foulds Walton [1853-1895]
Frank Walton [1862-19??]
Frank Walton [1894-1917]
Fred Walton [18??-1???]
Fred Walton [18??-19??]
Fred Walton [1865-1924]
Fred Walton [1869-1908]
Frederick Edward Walton [1834-1928]
Frederick William Walton [1848-1907]
George Walton [18??-18??]
George Stanley Walton [1863-1???]
George William Walton [1850-1900]
Harold Walton [1890-1918]
Harold Walton [1897-1918]
Harold Walton [1924-1947]
Henry Walton [1???-18??]
Henry Walton [18??-19??]
Isaac Walton [1???-1???]
J. Walton [18??-18??]
J. E. Walton [18??-191?]
J. H. Walton [18??-18??]
J. N. Walton [1???-18??]
James Walton [1???-1???]
James Walton [17??-18??]
James Walton [1755-1818]
James Walton [1802-1883]
James Walton [1911-1999]
James Newell Walton [1796-1865]
Jane Walton [1812-18??]
Joe Walton [18??-19??]
John Walton [1???-18??]
John Walton [17??-1???]
John Walton [17??-17??]
John Walton [17??-18??]
John Walton [17??-18??]
John Walton [1746-1???]
John Walton [18??-1???]
John Walton [18??-18??]
John Walton [1880-1918]
John Henry Walton [18??-19??]
John Henry Walton [1868-1937]
John Leck Walton [1857-1914]
John Luther Walton [1891-1916]
Rev John Maxon Walton [1859-1923]
John Thomas Walton [18??-19??]
John William Walton [1860-1907]
Joseph Brice Walton [1832-1891]
Joseph Cyril Walton [1887-1918]
Julien Merrall Walton [1877-1917]
Keighley Walton [1836-1909]
Major Foulds Walton [1853-1895]
Mary Walton [1???-18??]
Mary Walton [1822-1892]
Mitchell Walton [1894-1916]
Nathaniel Walton [17??-18??]
Ralph Walton [1900-1918]
Robert Walton [1897-1917]
Dr Robert Spence Walton [1856-1920]
S. Walton [18??-18??]
S. W. Walton [18??-18??]
Samuel Ward Walton [18??-19??]
Sarah Walton [1???-18??]
Shadrach Walton [1880-1918]
Thomas Walton [18??-1???]
Thomas Walton [18??-18??]
Walter Walton [1865-19??]
Wilbert Walton [1895-1916]
William Walton [1764-1838]
William Walton [1820-1869]
William Walton [1828-1880]
William Walton [1858-1929]
William Walton [1869-1921]
William Walton [1887-1915]
William Walton [1890-1917]
William Walton [1891-1917]
William Walton [1896-1915]
William John Walton [1???-1???]
William Keighley Walton [1862-1879]
Wilson Walton [1862-1911]
Zipporah Ann Walton [1833-18??] 


Walton, Abraham
[17??-18??] Of Millwood, Todmorden.

He married Sally

Walton, Abraham
[18??-1???] He married Jessie [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. Ralph

The family lived at Broadfold Farm, Cragg Vale [1918]

Walton, Abraham
[18??-1???] He was a wool washer.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Walter

Walton, Miss Alice
[1???-19??] Of Elland. She was a missionary [1924]

Walton, Arthur
[1893-1916] Son of Willie Walton, 3 Wickenbury Clough, Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Devonshire Regiment.

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 23).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [1C], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Walton, Bannister
[1896-1918] Son of Ellen & Thomas Walton of Cornholme.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 17th Battalion Machine Gun Corps.

He died 4th September 1918 (aged 22).

He was buried at Varennes Military Cemetery, France [III D 28].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Walton, Barnabas
[1???-18??] Size dealer in Halifax.

He was at Square, Halifax [1822] / 11 Square, Halifax [1829] / Square, Halifax [1834] / 3 Square, Halifax [1837]

Walton, Billy
[18??-19??] He opened a billiard hall in Bethel Street, Brighouse [1907].

This was next to the Salvation Army Citadel there

Walton, Charles
[18??-1935] In 1893, he married Betsy Hollows.


Betsy was the widow of
Stansfield Hollows
 

The couple ran the Shepherds' Rest, Lumbutts [1890]

Charles died June 1935.

Betsy died August 1935

The couple were buried at Lumbutts United Methodist Free Church

Walton, Charles Clement
[1851-1882] Son of William Walton.

On 28th October 1874, he married Harriette Ann Eastwood [1854-1883] in Halifax.


Harriette was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Florence [1877-1957]
  2. Louisa [1878-1964]
  3. Annie [b 1881]

Charles Clement died in 1882.

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £1,228 6/2d to his brother Frederick William & his brother-in-law Albert Eastwood

Harriette died in Halifax [4th April 1883].

She was buried at All Souls' Church, Halifax in the family grave.

After the death of their parents, the orphaned girls were taken in by their uncle Frederick William & his wife Emily

Walton, Cornelius
[1811-1844] He was an iron moulder at Halifax [1841] / an iron founder [1861].

He married Hannah Keighley [1812-1???].

Children:

  1. Keighley
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child

The family lived at 36 Lee Bridge, Halifax [1851]

Walton, D.
[18??-18??] Of Hebden Bridge. He wrote poems and a romance for the Hebden Bridge Times

Walton, David
[1772-1833] He was a popular singer at Illingworth Church / licensee at the Talbot, Illingworth [1822].

He was buried at Illingworth Church [17th December 1833].

After his death, his wife, Mary, carried on as licensee at the pub [1834, 1845]

Walton, David Leck
[1897-1917] Son of John Leck Walton.

Born in Hull.

He was an engine shunter on the railway in Luddendenfoot.

He had a sweetheart, Susannah of 37 Bank View, Luddendenfoot.

He lived at Ellen holme, Luddendenfoot.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 27th November 1917 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [6 & 7], on Luddendenfoot War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Luddendenfoot.

His brothers William & Unknown also died in the War

Walton, Dyson
[18??-19??] Shuttle manufacturer at Eaves Mill, Hebden Bridge.

He lived at 13 Adelaide Street, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Walton, Ellis
[1823-1900] Born in Skircoat. Son of Elizabeth & Benjamin Walton, a stone mason

He was a farmer of 18 acres [1871] / a farmer of 14 acres [1881] / a farmer [1891].

In 1849, he married Ellen Fox [1824-1894].

Children:

  1. George [b 1849]
  2. Anne Mary [b 1852]
  3. Sarah Elizabeth [b 1855]
  4. John Fox [b 1857]
  5. Joe Ellis [b 1855]
  6. Jane Ellen [b 1858]
  7. Frank [b 1862]

The family lived at

  • Highroad Well, Halifax [with his family 1841]
  • Rosemary Farm, Rosemary Lane, Southowram [1871, 1881, 1891]

Walton, Miss Florence
[1897-1980] For several years between 1963 and 1969, single-handedly and at her own expense, she kept the Zion Baptist chapel at Hebden Bridge going. For some time, when the only other member was ill, she was the only member of the congregation, and kept the door open for anyone to join her. During that time, she had been reading the story of Jeremiah from the Bible which said that nothing was too hard for the Lord. On the same day, Dick Eccles arrived to preach the same text, and she took this as a sign and had the chapel redecorated. She later read another Bible story which moved her to install electricity in the chapel. The membership of the chapel subsequently increased

Walton, Major Foulds
[1853-1895] Chemist in Sowerby Bridge.

In [Q2] 1877, he married Sarah Lee White [1846-1902] in Wakefield.

He died in Halifax [Q4 1895] (aged 42).

Sara Lee died in Harrogate [Q4 1902]

Walton, Frank
[1862-19??] Son of Ellis Walton.

Born in Halifax.

He was stock man on cattle farm (own/account) [1901] / a milk dealer [1911].

In March 1919, a newspaper notice announced Sale by Auction of Horses, Cattle, Pigs, &c at Rosemary Farm for Mr Frank Walton who was giving up the milk business

In January 1904, a newspaper notice announced Sale by Auction of Horses, Carts, &c at Lower Exley Farm (top of Exley Bank) Siddal for Mr Frank Walton who is giving up the carrying trade

It seems likely that, for a time, Frank had two farms – Rosemary Farm and Lower Exley Farm.

In 1884, he married Annie Robinson [1865-19??] born in Barnsley, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Percy [b 1885]
  2. Clara Jane [b 1887]
  3. William Fox [b 1888]
  4. John Robinson [b 1892]
  5. Norton Cecil [b 1900]
  6. Edith (adopted) 

The family lived at Rosemary Farm, Siddal [1901, 1911].

Living with them in 1911 were George Hubbard [aged 42] and his daughter Clara Hubbard [aged 24]

Walton, Frank
[1894-1917] Son of William Walton.

Born in Walsden.

During World War I, he served as a Corporal with the 6th Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [16th October 1917].

He was buried at Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium [XVI G 2]

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

His brother Harold also died in the War

Walton, Fred
[18??-1???] Landlord of the Station Hotel, Halifax or the Blucher, Halifax [1898].

On 12th March 1898, he was summoned for a breach of a muzzling order

Walton, Fred
[18??-19??] Partner in Walton & Helliwell Limited

Walton, Fred
[1865-1924] In [Q3] 1893, he married Emily Whitley [1872-1937] in Halifax.


Emily was the daughter of
Israel Whitley
 

They lived at Undercliffe House, Shibden [1924].

The couple were buried at Christ Church, Pellon with Emily's parents

Walton, Fred
[1869-1908] Landlord of the Golden Lion, Highroad Well [1905, 1908].

He was buried at Christ Church, Pellon

Walton, Frederick Edward
[1834-1928] Son of James Walton.

He and his brother, William, originated the linoleum floor-cloth industry and the Lincrusta-Walton wall decoration.

Around 1860, Frederick invented a process for oxidising linseed oil to produce a cheap form of rubber. He described this in a booklet

The infancy and development of linoleum floorcloth [1925]

He coined the word linoleumlinum [flax] and oleum [oil]. In April 1863, he took out a patent on the floor-covering.

On 19th March 1867, he married Alice Ann Scruby [18??-1886].

Children:

  1. son
  2. son
  3. son
  4. son

He moved to London and opened a factory in Chiswick.

He was killed in a car accident in Nice. He was buried in France

Walton, Frederick William
[1848-1907] Son of William Walton.

He was a woolstapler [1869] / a Liberal / a director of Joseph Wood & Sons Limited.

He and his brother Charles Clement joined the family business – William Walton & Sons.

After the deaths of his father and brother, he became sole proprietor of the business.

On 26th April 1875, he married Emily Jane Merrall [1852-1915] in Haworth.


Emily was born in Haworth [11th February 1852]
 

Children:

  1. Ernest William [b 1876]
  2. Julien Merrall
  3. Emily Louise [1879-1965]

The family lived at Grafton House [?].

After the death of his brother Charles Clement and his wife, their orphaned daughters were taken in by Frederick William & his wife Emily.

Frederick died of Bright's Disease at Grafton House [17th August 1907]

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £26,136 13/2d Probate was granted to his widow Emily Louise & sons Ernest William & Jullien Merrall.

Emily died in Halifax [27th April 1915].

Probate records show that she left an estate valued at £1,776 14/4d to their only daughter Emily Louise

Walton, George
[18??-18??] Of Stubbing, Sowerby Bridge [1863]. Woollen cloth dealer [1863]

Walton, George Stanley
[1863-1???] Son of Keighley Walton.

Born in Halifax.

He went to live in London.

He was a solicitor [1891]

Walton, George William
[1850-1900] He was landlord of the Cross Keys, Siddal [1891, 1894].

In [Q4] 1876, he married (1) Clara Ann Smith in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Henry [1876-1905]
  2. Ellis [b 1877]

Clara Ann died in Halifax [Q4 1892].

In 1895, he married (2) Ruth Naylor in Halifax.

He died at the Cross Keys [20th March 1900] (aged 50).

He was buried at Stoney Royd Cemetery [M 40 A]. After George's death, Ruth took over at the Cross Keys [1901, 1905]

Walton, Harold
[1890-1918] Son of Mary Ellen & George Walton of 14 Bank Street, Brighouse.

In [Q3] 1914, he married Sarah Lucretia Matthews in Merthyr Tydfil.

They lived at Abercar Cottage, Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers.

He died 20th October 1918 (aged 28).

He was buried at Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, France [V B 7]

Walton, Harold
[1897-1918] Son of William Walton.

Born in Walsden.

He was a block printer's assistant (cotton) [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died of wounds [12th March 1918].

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [XXVII EE 11].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance.

His brother Frank also died in the War

Walton, Harold
[1924-1947] Son of Emma & Henry Walton of Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Marine with the Royal Marines.

He died 10th June 1947 (aged 23).

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery [F C 256]

Walton, Henry
[1???-18??] He worked as a dyer with Joseph Moxon Kirk & Sons.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Henry

Walton, Henry
[18??-19??] Son of Henry Walton and nephew of Joseph Richardson.

In 1890, he established Henry Walton & Company at Slead Mills, Brighouse

Walton, Isaac
[1???-1???] In 1???, he bequeathed a cottage – known as Poor's Cottage – at Swill Hill, Ovenden for the poor of Ovenden

Walton, J.
[18??-18??] Woolstapler at Halifax.

In April 1870, he was declared bankrupt

Walton, J. E.
[18??-191?] He was educated at Heath Grammar School. He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

Walton, J. H.
[18??-18??] Around 1850, he established the business which became M. F. Walton

Walton, J. N.
[1???-18??] Publisher of the Todmorden Omnibus and the Todmorden Comet newspaper

Walton, James
[1???-1???] Woollen manufacturer at Asquith Bottom Mills, Sowerby Bridge [1839]

Walton, James
[17??-18??] Of Hollings, near Halifax.

He married Frances, daughter of Thomas Sutcliffe

Walton, James
[1755-1818] Son of John Walton.

In 1777, he married (1) Hannah Howarth [17??-1791].

Children:

  1. John
  2. Susan
  3. William
  4. Sally
  5. Mary
  6. James

In 1813, he married (2) Ann, daughter of John Fielden. In 1799, Ann had an illegitimate daughter Betty by James Scholfield.

Children:

  1. Thomas (Fielden) [1803-1868] who was born 10 years before they married and retained his mother's name of Fielden
  2. Hannah
  3. James [1818-1855] was born posthumously and his mother named him James despite there already being a James in the family

The family lived at

  • Woodbottom, Walsden
  • Knowlwood, Walsden

He was buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone

After his death, Ann married James Holden. She died at Shade in Todmorden.

She was buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden

Walton, James
[1802-1883] Son of Isaac Walton.

Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He began work as a friezer.

He became a machine manufacturer at Sowerby Bridge.

He developed a new method of dressing petersham cloth [1824].

He introduced the use of rubber and cloth to replace leather as the base for wire cards and manufactured these in Cheshire. He patented the rubber/fabric backing [1834].

In 1839, he produced a circular saw, a planing machine, a slide lathe, an oscillating jig, and a card setting machine which was capable of setting 300 teeth per minutes into leather or rubber cards.

He moved to Lancashire and introduced many improvements in cotton-spinning machinery during the period 1834-1840.

On 27th July 1830, he married Ann Kenworthy at Halifax Parish Church.


Ann, of Mill Bank was the daughter of William Kenworthy
 

Children:

  1. William [1831-1917]
  2. Eliza [1832-1846] who died in Manchester and was buried at Sowerby
  3. Frederick
  4. Emma [b 1835]
  5. Annie [b 1838]
  6. Mary [b 1840]
  7. James [1841] who died aged 1 month and was buried at Sowerby
  8. Martha [b 1842]
  9. James Alfred [1844-1883]
  10. Edward [1846] who died aged 3 months in Manchester and was buried at Sowerby

His sons William and Frederick originated the linoleum floor-cloth industry and the Lincrusta-Walton wall decoration.

The family lived at

  • Dolforgan, Montgomery, Wales [1883]

James died in Wales [5th November 1883].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £186,576 15/5d.

The will was proved by son William, of Harry Town Hall, Romiley, Cheshire, son Frederick of Heatham House, Twickenham, John Barber of Romiley, Cheshire, and George Devereux Harrison of Welshpool.

The children are remembered on a large tomb at St Peter's Church, Sowerby.

See West Yorkshire Railway Company

Walton, James
[1911-1999] Brighouse-born antiquary. He did much work on local history in the Halifax and Huddersfield area. He went to live in South Africa and was highly acclaimed for his work in colonial and vernacular architecture in the region

Walton, James Newell
[1796-1865] Postmaster at Todmorden Post Office [1845].

On 26th May 1827, he married Ann Whitehead at Christ Church, Todmorden.

Children:

  1. Samuel Ward who married [1852] Anne Dorothy Moxon from Pontefract
  2. Zipporah Ann who succeeded her father at the post office

He died at Pavement, Todmorden [13th June 1865].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £3,000.

His will was proved by his widow Ann, Thomas Walton of Foster Mill (manager in a cotton factory), William Halstead of Horsfall (schoolmaster), and Thomas Stansfield of Vale Gardens (nurseryman) 

Walton, Jane
[1812-18??] Born in Wakefield.

Around 1835, she and her sister Susan Walton ran a school in Halifax. Jane was still there in 1841, 1845, 1851.

In 1851, she was unmarried

Walton, Joe
[18??-19??] Farmer and toy-maker.

He lived at Throstle Nest Farm, Rastrick

Walton, John
[1???-18??] He was landlord of the Ovenden Cross Inn [1840s].

In 1821, he married Elizabeth Firth at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1822]
  2. daughter

The family lived at

Walton, John
[17??-1???] Yeoman of Leeming Hall, Todmorden.

Recorded on 23rd November 1786, when a conveyance by feoffment from John Walton of Leeming Hall in Stansfield, yeoman, to William Sutcliffe of Lower Laithe in Stansfield, yeoman, of land staked out in the bottoms of 3 closes called Toadhole, Meadow and Farther Hey, part of Leeming Hall Farm in Stansfield, with the ditches and weir and tail goit as the same is now cut

Walton, John
[17??-17??] Of Walsden.

In 1744, he married Mary Fielden.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Mary
  3. Deborah
  4. James
  5. Susan
  6. Thomas
  7. William

Walton, John
[17??-18??] He was a Baptist preacher at Halifax before becoming minister at Sutton. He was ordained in 1780. He resigned in 1808 on account of old age

Walton, John
[17??-18??] Auctioneer at Halifax.

He was at 6 Cow Green, Halifax [1828, 1829, 1834]

Walton, John
[1746-1???] Son of John Walton.

Born in Walsden.

He was Parish Constable for many years [1775] / a farmer

In 1772, he married Sarah Taylor.

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. Sarah
  3. Hannah who married John Sutcliffe
  4. John
  5. James

He bought Sandhole House at Woodbottom, Walsden. The family also lived at Heyhead, Langfield

Walton, John
[18??-1???] On 11th August 1870, he was found guilty of the manslaughter of a boy, Alfred Greenwood, at New Pellon in April 1869, and sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment

Walton, John
[18??-18??] Of Haley Hill, Halifax.

He published a 600-line rhyme entitled A Dialogue between a Little-Drop Man and a Teetotaler [1845]

Walton, John
[1880-1918]

During World War I, he served as a Private.

He died of wounds [30th September 1918] (aged 38).

He was buried at the Lestren Cemetery, France.

He is remembered at Crimsworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on the family grave

Walton, John Henry
[18??-19??] Established John Henry Walton Limited.

He lived at Thorn Lea Villas, Todmorden [1905]

Walton, John Henry
[1868-1937] Born in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

He was landlord of the Spring Gardens, Elland [1901] / Royal Hotel, Elland [1905].

On 22nd February 1898, he married Amy Ellen Calvert [1872-1943] at St John the Evangelist, West Vale.


Amy was born in West Vale
 

Children:

  1. George [b 1901]

Living with them in 1901 was widowed mother-in-law Mary Calvert [b 1836].

The couple died in Nottingham

Walton, John Leck
[1857-1914]

He married Mildred Pearson [1865-1933].

Children:

  1. William
  2. David
  3. son

The widowed Mildred lived at 4 Water Lane, Selby [1917].

Sons William, David & Unknown died in World War I

Walton, John Luther
[1891-1916] Son of Charlotte & John Ellis Walton of 5 Myrtle Bank, Whitegate, Siddal.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 11th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died 19th May 1916 (aged 25).

He was buried at Tranchée de Mecknes Cemetery, Aix-Noulette, France [C 16]

Walton, Rev John Maxon
[1859-1923] MA.

Son of Ann Maxon (née Poppleton) [1829-1886] & Rev Joseph Walton [1816-1896].

Born in Alverthorpe [17th April 1859].

He was 2nd Master of Pocklington Grammar School [1881-1884] / curate of St Cuthbert, Everton / curate of Alverthorpe, Wakefield. before becoming Vicar of Mytholmroyd [1891-1906], Chairman of the Todmorden Board of Guardians [1900], and Vicar of St Anne's in the Grove Church, Southowram [1912].

On 26th December 1882, he married Catherine Graham in Wakefield.


Catherine, of Wakefield, was the daughter of Ellen (née Rushforth) [1839-1889] & Charles Edward Graham [1837-1898], registrar of births & deaths in Wakefield
 

Children:

  1. Edward Graham [1883-1963]
  2. John Maxon [1885-1965]
  3. Joseph Cyril
  4. Philip Bartholomew [1892-1969]
  5. Richard Macdonald [1900-1956]

He died in Leeds [12th July 1923].

See Wilfred Bancroft

Walton, John Thomas
[18??-19??] Partner in Walton & Hemingway.

He lived at Hill Crest, Sowerby Bridge [1912]

Walton, John William
[1860-1907] Son of William Walton

Born in Mytholmroyd.

He was a coal merchant [1884].

In [Q4] 1884, he married Selina Stott in Halifax.


Selina was the daughter of Thomas Scott
 

Children:

  1. William Ewart [b 1887]
  2. Thomas H [b 1889]
  3. Gertrude [1890-1965] who married [Q2 1916] Frank K Bradshaw
  4. George [b 1894]
  5. John [b 1898]

The children were born in Halifax.

The couple died in Pellon: John William [12th May 1907]; Selina [22nd January 1943]

Walton, Joseph Brice
[1832-1891] Son of Sarah & Joseph Walton, a gas works clerk/manager

Born 25th May 1832.

He was a chemist and druggist at Sowerby Bridge / retired chemist [1881].

In 1860, he was charged with selling Samuel Halstead grains of paradise and cocculus indicus.

Halstead was fined £100.

The case for the prosecution against Walton rested on the evidence of Halstead, who stated that, on the 20th March he called at Walton's shop, and told him that he wanted something to put into his beer; it did not give satisfaction to his customers. He wanted something to make them drunk sooner. Walton told him he would find him something that would do. Walton then told his boy to pound some berries (cocculus indicus) and he (Walton) at the same time made up a parcel of grains of paradise.

In defence, it was stated that Halstead said he wanted the drugs for cattle medicine; and in the next place that Walton did not know that Halstead was a brewer.

The case involved a good deal of hard swearing but ultimately the Bench gave Mr Walton the benefit of the doubt and dismissed the case, which occupied a long time

On 14th June 1855, he married Emma Wilde [1832-1896] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1857]
  2. Fanny [b 1859]

The family lived at

  • Willow Royd, Sowerby [1881]
  • Yewbarrow House, Grange-over-Sands [1884]
  • Lueworth Road, Southport [1887]

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1893

He died at 33 Chambres Road, Southport [9th July 1891] Probate records show that he left effects valued at £11,669 15/- his widow Emma & daughter Fanny

Walton, Joseph Cyril
[1887-1918] Son of Rev John Maxon Walton.

Born in Alverthorpe.

He was educated at Rishworth School / on the staff of the Yorkshire Post [for 15 years until enlisting].

In [Q2] 1916, he married Mary W. Wood in Bradford.

During World War I, he enlisted [1915], and served as a Lieutenant with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action, struck by a shell, during the bombardment prior to the enemy attack [29th April 1918].

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [82-85 & 162A], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on Southowram War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Anne's Church, Southowram, on the Memorial at Saint Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, on the Memorial at Rishworth School, and in the book Royd Regeneration.

His will gives his home address as The Vicarage, Southowram

Walton, Julien Merrall
[1877-1917] Son of Frederick William Walton

Born in Halifax.

He was a worsted spinning manufacturer [1909].

In 1909, he married Janet Alexia Callow Kerr [1883-1959] in Halifax.


Janet was born in Leeds
 

Children:

  1. Margaret Alexia [1910-2002]

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 20th Battalion London Regiment.

He was killed in action [21st May 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [3], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Jude's Church, Savile Park, on the Memorial at Halifax Golf Club, Ogden, and on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School.

In his will, Julien left his sister Emily Louise the sum of £11,122 11/5d.

Walton, Keighley
[1836-1909] QC.

Son of Cornelius Walton.

Born in Stalybridge or Halifax [14th March 1836].

Baptised at Halifax Parish Church [12th June 1836].

He was educated at Heath Grammar School / articled to Edmund Minson Wavell / a clerk to Edmund Minson Wavell [1868] / a solicitor [1869] / town clerk at Southport [1869] / Town Clerk at Halifax [1881, 1894] / a member of the Knights Templar / Arch Mason at the Probity [No 61] Masonic Lodge

On 24th February 1861, he married (1) Eliza Pool at St John in the Wilderness, Cragg Vale.


Eliza was born in London, the daughter of John Pool
 

Children:

  1. William Keighley
  2. George Stanley
  3. Hereward [b 1866]
  4. Mary Gertrude [b 1867]
  5. John [1869]
  6. Beatrice [1874]
  7. Mary Adelaide [b 1875]
  8. Frances Hannah [b 1877]

In [Q4] 1902, he married (2) Sarah Elizabeth Whitehead in Knaresborough.

The family lived at

Keighley died in Derbyshire [19th September 1909].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,941 8/1d. Probate was granted to his widow Sarah Elizabeth

Walton, Major Foulds
[1853-1895] M, Ph, Sc, A, Sc, A.

Born in Manchester. A graduate of the Pharmaceutical College, London.

He took over an earlier business and established the pharmaceutical chemists, M. F. Walton

In 1887, he was listed as a pharmaceutical chemist, and agent for Scottish Equitable Assurance at Town Hall Street, and Ryburn Buildings, Sowerby Bridge.

In [Q2] 1877, he married Sarah Lee White [1851-1???] from Wakefield, in Wakefield.

Children:

  1. Ethel Agnes [b 1883]

The family lived at 25 Ryburn Buildings, Sowerby Bridge [1891].

Living with them [in 1891] were Arthur Gladstone [aged 20] (chemist's apprentice), niece Florence Gertrude Scott [aged 17], and nephew Lewis White [aged 14],

He died in Halifax [Q4 1895]

Walton, Mary
[1???-18??] She ran a private school in Ovenden [around 1838]

Walton, Mary
[1822-1892] Daughter of John Walton, landlord of the Ovenden Cross Inn.

In the summer of 1846, Branwell Brontë stayed at the Ovenden Cross for some weeks. Mary formed a friendship with Branwell.

She kept a commonplace book, into which Branwell copied poems and drew sketches. One of the latter was entitled The Results of Sorrow and depicted a gaunt and melancholy man's face – his own. He signed his works with his pseudonym of Northangerland.

Mary's book is valuable for her comments about Branwell.

In January 1848, Mary married iron-founder James Pearson [1821-1861] of Grove Street, Halifax, at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. John [died 1849]
  2. Edwin [bapt 1850]

Walton, Mitchell
[1894-1916] Son of Mitchell Walton of 5 Lower Cross Street, Wade Street, Halifax

During World War I, he served as a Rifleman with the 16th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died 5th September 1916 (aged 22).

He was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel [134]

Walton, Nathaniel
[17??-18??] Swine dealer of Halifax.

In 1835, he was on the List of Electors for the Northowram Township of the Halifax Polling District in the election for the MP for the West Riding.

He lived at Swine Market [1835]

Walton, Ralph
[1900-1918] Son of Abraham Walton.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 22nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 27th May 1918 (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, France, on a memorial in St John in the Wilderness, Cragg Vale, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Walton, Robert
[1897-1917] Son of Thomas Walton.

Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers.

He died 3rd December 1917 (aged 20).

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [5], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Walton, Dr Robert Spence
[1856-1920] MB.

Son of Thomas Walton.

Born in Heptonstall

He was a house doctor at the Dispensary, Elders Street, Scarborough [1881] / a medical practitioner [1891] / physician and surgeon at Hebden Bridge [1895] / a medical practitioner [1901, 1911].

In 1907, he was installed as Worshipful Master of the Prince George [No 308] Masonic Lodge.

He never married.

They lived at

  • 45 Salem Buildings, Hebden Bridge [living with his sister Mary & his widowed mother Sarah 1891]
  • 45 Market Street, Hebden Bridge [living with his sister Mary 1901]
  • Salem House, Hebden Bridge [1905]
  • Ravenswood, Victoria Road, Fylde [living with his sister Mary 1911]

He died at 120 Newport Street, Bolton [15th June 1920].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,788 3/5d to his sister Mary Louisa

Walton, S.
[18??-18??] Proprietor of the business which became M. F. Walton

Walton, S. W.
[18??-18??] Printer at Todmorden.

In February 1862, he was declared bankrupt

Walton, Samuel Ward
[18??-19??] He was printer / stationer / music seller / stamp distributor / proprietor and publisher of the Todmorden Post. at Pavement, Todmorden [1861].

Around 1855, Walker Waddington was employed by Walton.

In 1861, Walton's business was bought by Waddington & Bayes.

See Bible Society Repository, Todmorden

Walton, Sarah
[1???-18??] In 1851, she ran a girls' school at Hipperholme

Walton, Shadrach
[1880-1918] Son of Perlina & Henry Walton of 11 Albion Terrace, Luddendenfoot.

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the 152nd Field Company Royal Engineers.

He died 16th May 1918 (aged 38).

He was buried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, France [VI K 14B].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial

Walton, Thomas
[18??-1???] He married B. A. [18??-1???].

Children:

  1. Robert

They lived at 3 Pickles Court, White Platts, Todmorden [1917]

Walton, Thomas
[18??-18??] He married Sarah.

Children:

  1. Robert Spence
  2. Mary Louisa [b 1863]

Sarah was widowed by 1891.

The family lived at 45 Salem Buildings, Hebden Bridge [1891].

Mary Louisa lived with her brother Robert Spence.

Mary Louisa died in Cross Brook Nursing Home, Todmorden [22nd December 1950]

Walton, Walter
[1865-19??] Son of Abraham Walton.

Born in Mytholmroyd / Wadsworth.

He was a cloth finisher of Sowerby Bridge [1885] / a greengrocer [1891, 1901]

On 28th March 1885, he married Mary Ann Barrett at St Peter's, Sowerby.


Mary Ann was the daughter of William Barrett
 

Children:

  1. Edison Walter [b 1890] who was a laundry driver [1911]
  2. Ivy [b 1893]

The family lived at

  • 2 Summerland Terrace, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 44 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge [1901]
  • 91 Whitegate Road, Blackpool [1911]

Living with them in 1901 was Mary Ann's brother Wright.

On 10th December 1907, son Edison was rescued after he fell into the canal at Mearclough.

In 1911, Walter & Mary Ann emigrated to the USA, along with her brother Wright.

They settled in Providence, Rhode Island

Walton, Wilbert
[1895-1916] Son of J. W. Marsland of 2 Northgate, Heptonstall.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment.

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme [1st July 1916] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [6B & 6C]

Walton, William
[1764-1838] Son of John Walton.

Born at South Hollingworth Farm, Walsden.

He was a stone mason, farmer and shop keeper / He had a flock of 400 sheep / at South Hollingworth Farm, Walsden, which had been in the Walton family over 300 years

In 1788, he had a daughter Mally with Jane, daughter of John Fielden, and, around the same time, a son James Fielden with Mary daughter of Mary & John Fielden (no relation).

James Fielden, the illegitimate son, was included as a member of the Walton family along with the legitimate children.

In 1789, he married Jane, daughter of John Fielden of Bottomley.

Children:

  1. Susan [1790-1866] who married John Fielden
  2. Mary
  3. Betty who married Mr Crowther
  4. John
  5. Thomas
  6. James
  7. William
  8. Hannah
  9. Sally


Jane was given a piece of china by her grandfather Samuel Fielden, who said that it had belonged to her grandmother and great grandmother, both who were called Jane. She kept it carefully and, when she was an old widow living at Strines with her daughter Betty, she gave it to her granddaughter, Jane Crowther (afterwards the wife of John Travis) who gave it to her niece Jane Crossley; so the old piece of Delft ware was still travelling with the name Jane
 

William died in 1838.

In 1841, the widowed Jane was of independent means and living at Bottoms in Walsden.

She moved to live at Strines Barn, Walsden with her married daughter Betty Crowther.

She died there.

Jane & William were buried at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone in the old yard

Walton, William
[1820-1869] Born in Skircoat.

He was a woolstapler [1869].

Around 1850, he established the woolstapling business of William Walton & Sons in Halifax.

His sons joined the family business.

In 1844, he married Ann Firth [1822-1884].

Children:

  1. Louisa [b 1845] who married [25th August 1870] William Pearson [1846-1876] (gentleman & coal dealer) from Kingswinford
  2. Frederick William
  3. Charles Clement

William died at Heath Villas [3rd February 1869].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £14,000 to son Frederick William

Walton, William
[1828-1880] Born in Sowerby.

He was a worsted worker.

He married Lydia Sunderland [1827-1886]


Lydia was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Rufus

Walton, William
[1858-1929] Born in Walsden.

He was a cotton & linen weaver [1878].

On 11th May 1878, he married Hannah Dawson [1859-1924] at St Peter's Church, Walsden.


Hannah was born in Walsden
 

Children:

  1. Mary [b 1880]
  2. Fred [b 1882]
  3. Sam [1886-1955]
  4. Emma [b 1888]
  5. Arthur [b 1889]
  6. Alice [b 1892]
  7. Frank
  8. Harold
  9. Douglas [1900-1957]

The children were born in Walsden.

The family lived at 945 Rochdale Road, Walsden [1911].

Sons Frank and Harold were killed in World War I

Walton, William
[1869-1921] Born in Todmorden.

He was a picker manufacturer. The whole family worked in the family business.

On 28th January 1893, he married Fanny Stansfield [1871-1929] at St Peter's Church, Walsden.


Fanny was born in Todmorden
 

Children:

  1. Jessie [1894-1980]
  2. John [1894-1968]
  3. William
  4. Annie [b 1901]
  5. Caroline [1902-1961]
  6. Richard [1903-1903]
  7. Mary [b 1904]
  8. Frank Swain [1907-1972]
  9. Ralph [b 1909]

The children were born in Oak Cottage, Bacup Road, Todmorden.

The family lived at Oak Cottage. Bacup Road, Todmorden.

William died 31st May 1921 (aged 52).

Fanny died 8th October 1929 (aged 58) 

The couple were buried at St Peter's Church, Walsden and son William is remembered on the grave

Walton, William
[1887-1915] Of 4 Foundry Street, Halifax.

Born in Barnsley.

He was a porter at Halifax Old Railway Station / a plate layer with the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway & the Great Northern Railway Company / a territorial.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action in Malakoff Farm Sector, Ypres [22nd September 1915] (aged 28).

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [20], on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Halifax Parish Church Church Members (WWI) Memorial, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Walton, William
[1890-1917]

He married Elizabeth.

They lived at 7 Milner Road, Luddendenfoot.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant with the 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 9th February 1917 (aged 27).

He was buried at Guards' Cemetery, Combles, France [I B 13]

Walton, William
[1891-1917] Son of John Leck Walton.

Born in Hull.

He was an engine shunter at Luddendenfoot Station.

He married Elizabeth.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

The family lived at 7 Milner Road, Luddendenfoot.

He was a reservist.

During World War I, he was called-up [8th August 1914], and served as a Lance Sergeant with the 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He was invalided home with shattered nerves [July 1915]. He returned to France [November 1915].

He was wounded in the head and invalided home [September 1916].

He died 9th February 1917 (aged 27).

He was buried at Guards' Cemetery, Combles, France [I B 13].

He is remembered on Luddendenfoot War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Luddendenfoot.

His brothers David & Unknown also died in the War

Walton, William
[1896-1915] Son of William Walton.

Born in Todmorden.

He was a picker maker.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

He died 8th August 1915 (aged 19).

He was buried at Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey [G 29].

He is remembered at St Peter's Church, Walsden on his parents' grave, and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Walton, William John
[1???-1???] Coal merchant with offices at 195 Queens Road, and yards at North Bridge and Pellon.

In 1877, he took over the business of J. Naylor & Company Limited.

He was Secretary to the Trustees of Queens Road Primitive Methodist Chapel

Walton, William Keighley
[1862-1879] Son of Keighley Walton.

He was articled to his father.

On 10th November 1879, he accidentally shot himself. He had gone to his room after dinner at the family home in Southport. His mother heard a shot and found William lying dead on the floor.

It was supposed that he was trying to extract a bullet from a 6-chambered revolver when it accidentally went off

Walton, Wilson
[1862-1911] Born in Halifax.

He was a private enquiry agent at 10 Thompson Street, Pellon Lane, Halifax / [1905].

He died in Halifax [25th January 1911]

Walton, Zipporah Ann
[1833-18??] Daughter of James Newell Walton.

Born in Langfield [25th August 1833].

She succeeded her father as Postmistress at Todmorden Post Office [1865]. She resigned 1868

In [Q1] 1883, aged 50, she married (1) John Mawdsley [1818-1895] in Ormskirk.


John was a widower & retired farmer, born in Halsall Lancashire
 

John died at their home in Tithe Barn Road, Southport [3rd October 1895].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £27 14/- to Zipporah.

On 4th November 1896, aged 63, she married (2) Seth Rimmer [1831-1???] at Portland Road Congregational Church, Southport.


Seth was born in Birkdale, Southport [21st April 1831].

He was well-known in Southport and owned several grocery stores

 

They lived at 101 Shakespeare Street, Stockport.

Seth died at Shakespeare Street [24th March 1908].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,790 1/-.

Zipporah Ann died at Shakespeare Street [4th February 1907].

Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £2,566 0/6d to Rev John Arthur West (primitive Methodist minister)  & John Edward Hall (boot manufacturer) 

 

Walton surname

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 90 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Walton, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Walton:


Birth 1895; Marriages 1810, 1877, 1881, 1902, 1907, 1908, 1914, 1942; Deaths 1835, 1899, 1900
 




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