26. Ada4 French (Mary Ann3 Wilde, William2 Wild(e), William1 Wilde) was born in 18 St Mark's Road North, Sunderland, Co. Durham 8 July 1888. Copy Birth Certificate issued 5 November 1982. Original issued 15 August 1888. Entry No. 9 of North Bishopwearmouth Sub-District of Sunderland. Ada died 26 August 1971 in Leicester, at 83 years of age.

She married Sydney Claude Walker in St. Peter's Church, Sacriston, Co. Durham, 24 July 1909. Marriage Certificate Entry No. 65 on Page 33.

Sydney was born in Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk 5 January 1883. No record of baptism 1879-1893 at Wells-next-the-sea or 1880-1886 at Snettisham. Date information from my parents. 1891 Census records his place of birth as Wells Next The Sea. Sydney was the son of Robert Thomas Walker and Ann (Annie) Blacket(t).

Sydney died 24 March 1951 in Durham district, at 68 years of age. Death register Durham North Ref. 1a 622. Aged 68.

He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in Silkeys Lane, Chirton, Northumberland. Census RG12 Piece 4224 Folio 114 Page 47. Robert aged 42 a gardener, Annie 43 shown as being born at North Shields instead of South Shields, Violet 14, George H (shown as Henry G) 12 and Sydney (shown as Sidney V) 8. Sydney's birth place is Wells, Norfolk with the others shown as in the 1881 Census.

He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in 52-53 Gilesgate, Durham. RG13 Piece 4682 Folio 44 Page 15. Robert aged 47 but 1891 Census said 4 2, occupation gardener not domestic born Snettisham. Annie aged 50 born S outh Shields, Violet 23 born Seaham, Harry 21 a coachman (not domestic) b orn Killingworth and Sydney 18 a Footman (domestic). born Wells

He was listed as head of household in the 1911 UK Census in 4 West Lane, Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham. RG14 PN30093, RG78PN1738, RD554, SD1, ED9, SN359 shows Sydney aged 28 a builder's cartman born Wells, Norfolk, Ada 23 born Sunderland and Samuel Claude 1. They have been married 1 year and have a child.

He served as an officer in the military 1914. From National Archives: Description Medal card of Walker, Sydney C Corps Regiment No Rank Durham Light Infantry 32810 Private Royal Fusiliers GS/100084 Private Date 1914-1920 Catalogue reference WO 372/20http://www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ExternalRequest.asp ?RequestReference=WO+372%2F20 Dept Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies Series War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index, First World War Piece Thompson J - Ward H H Image contains 1 medal card of many for this collection Note He was gassed during the War.

Sydney participated in the cremation event 29 April 1951. Date from Parish Magazine.

She was listed as head of household in the 1891 census in 18 St Mark's Road North, Sunderland, Co. Durham. RG12 Piece 4128, Folio, 49, Page 19. Samuel aged 41 a coachman domestic servant, Mary 33, Newcombe 13, Mary 11, Selina 10, Harriet 7, Alfred 5, Ada 2 and Ruth 7 months.

She was listed as head of household in the 1901 census in Wellington Row, Edmondsley, Co. Durham. RG13 Piece 4701, Folio 28, Page 10 shows Samuel aged 51, occupation a Coalmine Coachman, Mary aged 43, William 23 horse fodder labourer, Alfred J 15 coal mine driver, Ada 12, Ruth 10, May 7, Samuel 5 and Marha 2. Census says Samuel was born at Blackmorsend, Essex but 1881 Census says he was born in Wethersfield, Essex, which is circa 5 miles away. William born Plawsworth, Alfred J, Ada, & May born Sunderland, Samuel and Martha born Edmondsley.

She was listed as head of household in the 1911 UK Census in 4 West Lane, Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham. RG14 PN30093, RG78PN1738, RD554, SD1, ED9, SN359 shows Sydney aged 28 a builder's cartman born Wells, Norfolk, Ada 23 born Sunderland and Samuel Claude 1. They have been married 1 year and have a child.

Ada French and Sydney Claude Walker had the following children:

child + 62 i. Samuel Claude5 Walker was born 7 December 1909.

child 63 ii. Annie Bertha Walker was born in Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham 16 August 1911. Birth Certificate issued 27 September 1911. Entry No. 55 in Register Book No. 131. Annie died 24 December 1915 in Chester-le-Street district, Co Durham, at 4 years of age. Death Register Ref. 10a 467. She was buried on 24 December 1915 so must have died earlier. Her body was interred 24 December 1915 in Chester-le-Street Cemetery. No gravestone. In same grave as Robert Thomas Walker Plot H634.

child + 64 iii. Robert Walker was born 16 April 1913.

child + 65 iv. Ada Walker was born 21 November 1920.

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