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William WALKER

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Hello,

1881
Registration District: St Andrew
Civil Parish: Edinburgh St Cuthberts
County: Midlothian
Address: 21 Leith Street
WALKER William b. 1823 age 58 Edinburgh (Hotel Keeper)

I'd like a look up please for William in 1871 assuming same occupation.

Regards,

Dave
 
Maybe sculpting wasn't paying and he thought he'd change direction :eek:

The only one in Midlothian in age range of +/- 3 yrs:

WALKER, Willm Head Married 46 Sculpter Leith Midlothian
WALKER, Ann Wife Married 40 Elgin Moray
WALKER, Wm Son 16 Baker Elgin Moray
WALKER, Mary A Daughter 12 Scholar Edinr Midlothian
WALKER, Janet Daughter 4 Edinr Midlothian
WALKER, Elizth Sister Married 52 England

Piece:692 Folio:13 Page:27 Registration District:South Leith
Civil Parish:St Cuthbert Edinburgh Municipal Borough:
Address:14, Balfour Street, St Cuthbert Edinburgh, Leith County:Midlothian
 
Thanks Woody.

Don't know how sculpting would pay.

Common name and not much to go on and not being a hotel keeper I'll have to see if I can rule this one in or out.
 
Hello Woody,

Is it possible to see who was at 21 Leith street in 1871.

Also, please see if the sculptor and family can be found in 1881. That would rule that William out and leave me with not enough info to find the one I'm after.

Thanks.

Regards,

Dave
 
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Hi Dave

Looks like the Sculptor's still around in 1881

William William, 53
Born abt 1828, Co Edinr, Leith
Head
Spouse Ann Walker
Registration number: 692/2
Registration district: Leith South
Civil parish: Leith South
Town: Leith
County: Midlothian
Address: 10 Jane St
Occupation: Sculptor
ED: 13
Household schedule number: 51
Line: 20
Roll: cssct1881_298
Wife Ann, 51, b. abt 1830, Co Elgin, Elgin
Janet, 14, b. abt 1867, Co Edinr, Edinr

Geoff
 
I don't think your William was at 21 Leith St in 1871, the first sign of him there was in the 1877/8 PO Directory of Edinburgh & Leith.

But he's still around in 1891:

William Walker, 68
Born abt 1823, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head
Spouse Grace W Walker
Registration number: 685/2
Registration district: St Andrew
Civil parish: Edinburgh St Cuthberts
County: Midlothian
Address: 21 Leith Street
Occupation: Hotel Keeper
ED: 37
Household schedule number: 36
Line: 6
Roll: CSSCT1891_341
Wife Grace, 51, b. abt 1840, Gorbridge, Midlothian

Geoff
 
Hello Geoff,

Thank you very much.

That's the sculptor ruled out.

Now, why did I post this back in February? :biggrin:

They married in 1880 and it's on my list to get with next batch of credits.

1880 WALKER WILLIAM WEST GRACE ST ANDREW EDINBURGH CITY/MIDLOTHIAN 685/02 0068

I'll have to hope the marriage has a clue to help trace William.

Death 1895 WALKER William St Andrew M 74

Burial Book: William WALKER aged 75 died 2 Nov 1895.

The Tombstone of George West and Grace Horn Temple Midlothian in Edinburgh
Erected by G & J WEST
WILLIAM WALKER husband of the above G. WEST died 2nd November 1896 [1895 ?] aged 75 years.

12/02/1842 WEST GRACE GEORGE WEST/GRACE HORN FR2832 F Temple /MIDLOTHIAN 700/ 0050 0117

Death 1896 WEST GRACE WALKER F 55 STOBHILL /MIDLOTHIAN 698/B0 0027

Burial Book: Grace Walker West aged 56 died at Clay House 5 July 1896.

Regards,

Dave
 
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