Fifth Generation

49. Thomas5 Walker(613) was born in Snettisham, Norfolk 1809.(614) No record of baptism 1802-1812 Thomas died June 1886 at 76 years of age.(615) Free BMD site has an entry - Ref. Docking 4B 190 showing Thomas aged 76. His body was interred 29 June 1886 in St Mary's Church, Snettisham.(616) Copy of Burial Register held - Entry 709 aged 76 years.

He married Catherine Burton in Snettisham, Norfolk, 9 June 1834.(617) Marriage Entry 171 Page 57 of Register - seen on fiche

Catherine was born in Snettisham, Norfolk 2 March 1811.(618) Catherine(619) was the daughter of William Burton and Ann Watson?. Catherine died 22 November 1893 in Snettisham, Norfolk, at 82 years of age.(620) Her body was interred 25 November 1893 in St Mary's Church, Snettisham.(621) She was baptized in Snettisham, Norfolk, 4 March 1811. Religion: religion unknown.(622) Microfiche seen of Snettisham Church Parish Baptism Register.

She was listed as head of household in the 1841 census in Newbridge Cottages, Snettisham, Norfolk.(623) Census record held - shows Thomas aged 29, occupation gardener and Catherine aged 28

She was listed as head of household in the 1851 census in Snettisham, Norfolk.(624) HO107 Piece 1827 Folio 340 Page 26 shows Thomas aged 40, occupation gardener, Catherine aged 38, George aged 9 and Robert aged 2

She was listed as head of household in the 1861 census in Lynn Road, Snettisham, Norfolk.(625) RG9 Piece 1249 Folio 115 Page 14. Thomas aged 58 instead of 51, occupation gardener (master), Catherine 48, George 19, occupation gardener, Robert 12, Betsy 9 and Walter 7.

She was listed as head of household in the 1871 census in Lynn Road, Snettisham, Norfolk.(626) RG10 Piece 1857 Folio 134 Page 40. Thomas aged 60, occupation gardener, Catherine 58 & Walter 16 occupation gardener.

She was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in Snettisham, Norfolk.(627) RG11 Piece 1991 Folio 50 Page 27, Thomas aged 72 a gardener & Catherine aged 70.

She was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in Snettisham, Norfolk.(628) RG12 Piece 1563 Folio 41 Page 16. Catherine aged 79 a widow.

He was listed as head of household in the 1841 census in Newbridge Cottages, Snettisham, Norfolk.(629) Census record held - shows Thomas aged 29, occupation gardener and Catherine aged 28

He was listed as head of household in the 1851 census in Snettisham, Norfolk.(630) HO107 Piece 1827 Folio 340 Page 26 shows Thomas aged 40, occupation gardener, Catherine aged 38, George aged 9 and Robert aged 2

He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census in Lynn Road, Snettisham, Norfolk.(631) RG9 Piece 1249 Folio 115 Page 14. Thomas aged 58 instead of 51, occupation gardener (master), Catherine 48, George 19, occupation gardener, Robert 12, Betsy 9 and Walter 7.

He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census in Lynn Road, Snettisham, Norfolk.(632) RG10 Piece 1857 Folio 134 Page 40. Thomas aged 60, occupation gardener, Catherine 58 & Walter 16 occupation gardener.

He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in Snettisham, Norfolk.(633) RG11 Piece 1991 Folio 50 Page 27, Thomas aged 72 a gardener & Catherine aged 70.

Thomas Walker and Catherine Burton had the following children:

child 50 i. George Henry4 Walker(634) was born in Snettisham, Norfolk March 1842.(635) Docking March 1842 quarter XIII 68 George died June 1871 in Stockton, Co. Durham, at 29 years of age.(636) Ref 10a 72. This appears to be the correct entry but it is not confirmed. I have since spoken with the Stockton Registrar who says it is not our man. He married Ann Armstrong in Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, Co. Durham, 3 August 1863.(637) Free BMD site has entry for September quarter 1863. Ref. 10A 445. Copy certificate now obtained. His age is shown as 25 and hers 33. However, he should only be 21. Perhaps because of the disparity in ages he added a few years! His father is shown as Thomas Walker a gardener and George's occupation is also gardener. No occupation shown for Ann. Ann's father John is a farmer.

Ann was born in Stockton, Co. Durham about November 1829.(638) Ann(639) was the daughter of John Armstrong and Rachel ?. Ann died 4 September 1887 in Bishopton, Co. Durham, at 57 years of age.(640) She was christened in St Thomas, Stockton, Co. Durham, 27 November 1829.(641) The Mormons have a entry for the christening showing the parents as John and Rachel Armstrong. The 1871 and 1881 censuses give Ann's birth place at Stockton.

She was listed as head of household in the 1841 census in Stockton, Co. Durham.(642) HO 107 Piece 317, Book 25, shows John 35 a farmer, Rachel (spelt Raichel) 35, daughters Mary 13, Anna (not Ann) 11, Jane 9, Raichel 5 and Elizabeth 3 and sons William 7, John 6 and Robert 1.

She was listed as head of household in the 1861 census.(643) A search of the census for Ann aged 31 +- 2 years in Co. Durham has not found her.

She was listed as head of household in the 1871 census in Durham College, Durham.(644) RG10 Piece 4966 Folio 15 Page 24. Civil Parish is Durham College. George aged 28 a butler - domestic servant. Ann's age is shown as 37 (but 27 on transcription) but should be 41. Herbert aged 6 Arthur 3, Annie M 1.

She was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in Bishopton, Co. Durham.(645) RG11 Piece 4902 Folio 78 Page 9. Census shows Ann married as Head of Household and occupation as butler's wife, but it is believed that her husband died in 1871. Ann's age is shown as 49 but should be 51. Herbert C aged 16, Arthur P 13 & Annie M 10.

He was baptized in Snettisham, Norfolk, 10 April 1842. Religion: religion unknown.(646) Entry seen on fiche

He was listed as head of household in the 1851 census in Snettisham, Norfolk.(647) HO107 Piece 1827 Folio 340 Page 26 shows Thomas aged 40, occupation gardener, Catherine aged 38, George aged 9 and Robert aged 2

He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census in Lynn Road, Snettisham, Norfolk.(648) RG9 Piece 1249 Folio 115 Page 14. Thomas aged 58 instead of 51, occupation gardener (master), Catherine 48, George 19, occupation gardener, Robert 12, Betsy 9 and Walter 7.

He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census in Durham College, Durham.(649) RG10 Piece 4966 Folio 15 Page 24. Civil Parish is Durham College. George aged 28 a butler - domestic servant. Ann's age is shown as 37 (but 27 on transcription) but should be 41. Herbert aged 6 Arthur 3, Annie M 1. Does not appear on 1871 Census for Snettisham. Does not appear on 1881 Census anywhere. No record of burial 1861-1872 in Snettisham.

child + 18 ii. Robert Thomas Walker was born 21 August 1848.

child 51 iii. Betsy Maria Walker(650) was born in Docking district, Norfolk September 1851.(651) No record of baptism 1850-1853 at Snettisham. 1837 Online has an entry for a Betsy Maria Walker. Ref Docking Volume XIII, page 65. Betsy died September 1891 in Docking district, Norfolk, at 40 years of age.(652) 1837 Online has an entry for Betsy Maria Overton aged 40. Ref. Docking 4b 184. She married William Overton in Snettisham Parish Church, Norfolk, 23 March 1875.(653) Copy certificate dated 24 November 2008 shows William of full age a bricklayer, father Richard Overton also a bricklayer. Betsy Maria also of full age with no occupation, her father Thomas Walker gardener.

William was born in North Creak about 1848.(654) William(655) was the son of Richard Overton. He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in Snettisham, Norfolk.(656) RG11 Piece 1991, Folio 48 Page 24 shows William aged 32 a bricklayer born North Creak and Betsy M 30 born Snettisham.

He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in Snettisham, Norfolk.(657) RG12 Piece 1563, Folio 46 Page 26 shows William aged 43 a bricklayer and Betsy (spelt Besse) 41.

She was listed as head of household in the 1861 census in Lynn Road, Snettisham, Norfolk.(658) RG9 Piece 1249 Folio 115 Page 14. Thomas aged 58 instead of 51, occupation gardener (master), Catherine 48, George 19, occupation gardener, Robert 12, Betsy 9 and Walter 7.

She was listed as head of household in the 1871 census in Crimplesham, Norfolk.(659) RG10 Piece 1867 Folio 249 Page 1213 shows an entry for an Elizabeth Walker who was born in Snettisham and may be our Betsy.

She was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in Snettisham, Norfolk.(660) RG11 Piece 1991, Folio 48 Page 24 shows William aged 32 a bricklayer born North Creak and Betsy M 30 born Snettisham.

She was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in Snettisham, Norfolk.(661) RG12 Piece 1563, Folio 46 Page 26 shows William aged 43 a bricklayer and Betsy (spelt Besse) 41. Does not appear on 1871 Census for Snettisham. Does not appear anywhere for 1881 Census. No record of burial 1861-1872 in Snettisham.

child 52 iv. Walter James "Kitty" Walker(662) was born in Docking district, Norfolk September 1853.(663) No record of birth in RGO indices March 1852-Dec 1853. Free BMD has an e ntry Ref. Docking 4b 279. Walter died 1937 at 83 years of age.(664) Cannot remember from where I obtained this date. He married twice.

He married Sarah May Wicks in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, December 1877.(665) Free BMD site has a entry for both parties. Ref. 3b 1315.

Sarah was born in Spalding, Lincolnshire 1851.(666) (Additional notes for Sarah May Wicks(667)) Sarah died 1907 at 56 years of age.(668) She was listed as head of household in the 1871 census in Luton, Bedfordshire.(669) RG10 Piece 1572, Folio 20, Page 32 shows Sarah 22 housemaid for Chales & Jane Waller. Because of software constraints she is shown in error as head of household.

She was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in Snettisham, Norfolk.(670) Census record RG11/1991 Folio 50 Page 27 - shows Walter aged 28 years, occupation gardener, Sarah aged 30 years.

She was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in Snettisham, Norfolk.(671) Census record RG12/1563 Folio 41 page 16 - shows Walter aged 41 years, occupation farmer and gardener, Sarah aged 40 years.

She was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in Lynn Road, Snettisham, Norfolk.(672) RG13 Piece 1881 Folio 102 Page 28. Walter aged 48 a farmer and his wife 49.

He married Edith? Barker? 3 April 1911.(673) (Additional notes for Edith? Barker?(674))

He was baptized in Snettisham, Norfolk, 9 October 1853. Religion: religion unknown.(675) Entry 634 Page 85 of Register - fiche seen

He was listed as head of household in the 1861 census in Lynn Road, Snettisham, Norfolk.(676) RG9 Piece 1249 Folio 115 Page 14. Thomas aged 58 instead of 51, occupation gardener (master), Catherine 48, George 19, occupation gardener, Robert 12, Betsy 9 and Walter 7.

He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census in Lynn Road, Snettisham, Norfolk.(677) RG10 Piece 1857 Folio 134 Page 40. Thomas aged 60, occupation gardener, Catherine 58 & Walter 16 occupation gardener.

He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in Snettisham, Norfolk.(678) Census record RG11/1991 Folio 50 Page 27 - shows Walter aged 28 years, occupation gardener, Sarah aged 30 years.

He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in Snettisham, Norfolk.(679) Census record RG12/1563 Folio 41 page 16 - shows Walter aged 41 years, occupation farmer and gardener, Sarah aged 40 years.

He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in Lynn Road, Snettisham, Norfolk.(680) RG13 Piece 1881 Folio 102 Page 28. Walter aged 48 a farmer and his wife 49.

He was listed as head of household in the 1911 UK Census in The Nursery, Snettisham, Norfolk.(681) RG14 PN11605, RG78PN638, RD234, SD2, ED13, SN125 shows Walter a widower aged 60 (but should be circa 57) a nurseryman and farmer. Mr Harding wrote a book many years ago called a "Tour of Snettisham". The Round House. Sometimes call the Hexagon or Octagon house was built with carrstone from the local quarry with decorative designs and gothic windows. The roof is made of blue pantiles which were first used in the 18th century. The house was built for Catherine, the wife of Nicholas Styleman 111 from the Old Hall, as a retreat with a tea room and music room where an organ was installed. Catherine's main interest was the garden layout with a grotto made out of the halves of a boat and decorated with shells, seaweed and coral. The river Ingol flowed through the ground, and there was a beautiful cascade. Shelduck and swans were on the pond, and the area was sheltered with plantations, one being named "Kate's Island". In the grounds were peacocks, guinea fowls and foreign birds. In all, it was a beautiful approach to the village. Later the Round House was known as the Round House Nursery followed by Newbridge House Nurseries. In the mid-19th century a farm adjoined the premises, which was rented to the Grange family. Around 1830 to 1861, Mr and Mrs Robert Auker live at the Round House. One son Robert was born here in 1844, who later became the village bill poster. In 1897 WALTER WALKER was the tenant and nurseryman. He was nicknames KITTY, and led the village carnival processions on horseback, dressed as a King wearing an ermine cloak and crown. When he died his widow married Mr Mack, and they carried on the nursery business. The property is now owned by Mr Monte Christopher and his wife, he was head game keeper to the Sandringham estate until he retired a few years ago at a great age.The property was up for sale in 2008.

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