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The Family of Daniel Walter of Babcary, Somerset

Daniel Walter (1792-1870), the son of William Walter and Mary Whittle, lived in Fore Street, Babcary. Amongst others, he was a brother to Walter Walter. In 1816 Daniel married Mary Kelly from East Pennard who died in 1837. They had children (baptised Holy Cross, Babcary) including:

  • Caleb Walter (1817-1886)
  • Eliza Walter (1821-1876)
  • John Walter (1821-1824)
  • Samuel Walter (1823-1856)
  • Thomas Walter (1825-1827)
  • Mary Ann Walter (1827-1859)
  • John Walter (1832-1837)
  • Daniel Walter (1833- )
  • Jane Kellay Walter (sic)(1834-1852)

The 1861 census (taken on the night of 7th April) refers to Louisa Walter, a granddaughter (b.1850) (the late Samuel Walter's daughter), William Walter, a nephew (b.1841), and Edward R. Walter (b.1853) a visitor from Liverpool. Edward Rushton Walter [possibly named after Edward Rushton, Barrister and Magistrate of the Borough of Liverpool in 1851] was the son of Henry Walter (c.1814-1877) {born in Charlton Adam to Philip and Susannah Walter} and Mary Ann Finlay (born c.1817-1872).

Caleb Walter's Family

Caleb moved to farm at Evercreech and married Letitia Allen (1820-1883) from East Pennard in June 1851. Letitia was the daughter of William Allen (1774-1865) who was living with them in 1861 aged 87. Her mother was Mary Allen who died between 1841-1851. In 1851, Caleb was a visitor in the Allen household. Caleb and Letitia had children including:

  • William Allen Walter (b.1852)
  • Mary Dredge Walter (1854-1907)
  • Edward Kelley Walter (sic)(1856-1935)
  • Daniel probably Leamon but also recorded as Scamon/Caemon Walter(b.1859)
  • Annie Letitia Walter (1863-1919)

William Allen Walter was a witness at Edward Jacob (son of Walter) Walter’s wedding in 1874. William Allen and Edward Jacob were first cousins. In 1881 he was a farm bailiff in Hanbury, Worcestershire working for Thomas and Eliza Caswell who died in 1887 and 1885. In the 1891 census he was a labourer on the Manchester Ship Canal (constructed between 1887 and 1893).

In 1861 a Mary D. Walter (born c.1854) was a boarder at a school in Evercreech. In 1871 and 1881 she was living at home. By 1891 her residence is given as West Lydford and she is head of household. The Dredge family were neighbouring farmers in East Pennard.

Edward Kelley Walter was in London in 1881 and 1891. In 1901 he was head solicitor's clerk in the Hanover Square area. He married Emma Barker (b.1857-1939) in 1880 and had children including: Frank Edward Walter (1881-1931), Dora Walter (1884-1961), Allen W. Walter (1889-1941). His sister Mary was also staying. In 1911 he was listed as married but alone in Pict's Hill, Langport (Low Ham). Emma was staying in Tonbridge with the Grist family. Frank Edward married Ethel Whetstone in 1908 and had a son Humphrey Allen Walter (1910-1979) [?born in Kingston] who married Constance V. Boyd (1906-1996) in 1949 [no children by 1956]. This marriage and both deaths took place in S.E. Surrey. Dora married Ralph Douglas S. Whipple (1881-1957) in 1907 and moved to Leeds. Allen W. Walter married Mary Louise Chant (b. 1887) in 1913 and had a son John Allen Walter (b. 1919) who died in North Dorset district in September 1989.

Headstones at West Lydford

Caleb, Letitia, Edward Kelley/Kelly, Frank Edward, and Humphrey are listed (the later ones possibly on Constance's instructions) on memorial type cross/es in St Peter C of E Church, West Lydford. Next to them is the grave of Sarah Allen (1822-1906) widow of Selwyn Allen (1830-1885). She died August 7th 1906 aged 84 years. Sarah Allen Chinnock married Selwyn in June quarter 1851.

Closeup of Caleb and Letitia's memorial

Annie Letitia Walter married Henry Tucker (1850-1911; b. Honiton, d. Poole) in and had children including: Beatrice Annie Tucker (b.1883), Letitia Elsie Tucker (b.1889), and Edward Henry Tucker (b.1899) . They lived first in Llanover, Monmouthshire (1891 census) and by 1901 were living in Walton on Thames. In 1911 they lived in Bournemouth. Beatrice Annie married Henry Collier Perry (1882-) in Poole in 1908 and had a son Victor John Collier Perry (b.1908). Letitia Elsie married Walter John Newton (1884-1923) in Honiton in 1912 and had a son, also Walter John Newton (born and died in 1913).

Eliza Walter

In 1871 Eliza was farmer and head of household at Parsonage Farm, South Barrow with brother Daniel living with her. Also listed were John Walter (born c.1844) (her late uncle Thomas Walter's son) and Louisa J. her niece (as in 1861). Louisa married at St George's, Hanover Square in 1881 (see below).

Daniel Walter jun

Daniel was working as a servant at Parsonage Farm, South Barrow in the 1881 census and at Court House Farm,Somerton in 1891.

Samuel Walter's Family

Samuel Walter married Mary White (b.1821) from Stansgate Abbey, Essex at St George's, Hanover Square, London in 1846 when he was described as a cheesemonger.They had children including:

  • Mary Elizabeth Walter (1848-1879)
  • Louisa Jane Walter (1850-1900)
  • Grace Anne Walter (1852-1929)
  • Bertha Alice Walter(1856-1933)

All but Bertha Alice were baptised at Holy Cross, Babcary. After Samuel died Mary moved to Charlton Adam where she was working as a dressmaker by 1861.

Louisa Jane married Robert Durant Holl (c.1854-1910) of Norwich in Hanover Square, London in 1881. Mary's sister Grace White (c.1816-1885) married William Pearce Lillicrapp (1820-1865) (see Lillicrapp Furrier) in St George's Hanover Square in 1847. He was a furrier by appointment to the Prince of Wales. Louisa and Robert were listed with her aunt Grace in the 1881 census together with servants Shadrach Whittle (19) from Fore Street, Babcary and a Durant relative. They subsequently took over the business.

Grace Annie married William Henry King (1823-1891) in Langport in 1877 and had children including: Mabel Florence King (b.1878-?1924) {married Ernest Henry Appelt, 1875-1953 who subsequently remarried Harriet Geneva Bryant in 1927}, Claud Harry Lynch King (1880-1901 - died St George's, Hanover Sq). In 1881 and 1891 they lived in Charlton Adam. In 1901 Grace was a visitor in a Somerton household. In 1903 she married Joseph Cornelius Frampton (1829-1907) who lived at Church Farm, Somerton and whose wife Ellen had died in 1902. She then lived in Queen Street, Keinton Mandeville.

Bertha Alice was a servant in London in 1901. In 1911 she was living in Chepstow with Robert Edgar, the widower of her second cousin Kate and his six-year-old daughter Verna.

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