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John Walton

1736 - 1807


John's signature at the time of his secod marriage in 1787 (18)

Father John Walton
Mother Jane Salt
1st Wife Margaret Swindell
2nd Wife Sarah Woodroof
Children Richard, John, Susannah, Jane, Nancy, Joseph, Margaret, James, Margaret, Susannah, Grace, Ann, Sarah


John was born in Tideswell in 1736 (1), the eldest son of John and Jane. He had an older sister named Alice, and younger siblings Richard, Jane, William, Sarah, Mary, Barbara, Ann, James and Susannah. (2).

He married Margaret Swindell at St John the Baptist's in Tideswell on 1st September 1756 (3), and their eldest son Richard was born the following spring (4). Their next son was John, born in 1759 (5), then came a daughter Susannah in 1762 (6), but she died two years later (7). Two more daughters followed - Jane in 1765 (8), then Nancy in 1769 (9).

Following the death of his mother in 1772 (10), he had a son Joseph in 1773 (11), then a daughter Margaret in 1776 (12) (who died age one (13)), and finally a son James in 1779 (14).

His father died in 1781 (15), leaving his house and property to John's second son, John. John junior was to pay his father twenty pounds out of the estate (16).

His wife Margaret died in 1786 (17). The following year, fifty year old John then started all over again, marrying Sarah Woodroof (18), about 18 years his junior (19). They had a daughter Margaret just four months later (20), followed by Susannah in 1789 (21), Grace in 1790 (22), Ann in 1792 (23), and finally Sarah in 1797 (24) when John was over 60!

His daughter Grace died in 1802 (25). Probably sensing his own impending demise, John made his will in the summer of 1806, leaving everything to his wife (26). However he lived for well over another year, dying just before Christmas 1807 (28). His widow Sarah lived for another 11 years (29).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [September 1736] Bapt John the Son of John Walton of Tideswell       the 24
  2. See his father's page
  3. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    John Walton of the town and parish of Tideswell
    and Margaret Swindle Spinster of the
    same town and parish were
    Married in this Church by publication of Banns
    this first Day of September in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred
    and fifty six By me Edward Marklands Vicar

    The Marriage was solemnized between Us
    John Walton
    Margaret   U   Swindle
    her mark
    In the Presence of Thos Nall
    Robart Walker
  4. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [April 1757] Baptised Richard the son of John Walton of Tideswell ye younger       21
  5. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [September 1759] Baptised John the son of John Walton the younger of Tideswell       the 23
  6. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [May 1762] Baptised Susannah the Daughter of John Walton of Tideswell miner       the 17
  7. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [August 1764] Buried Susan Daughter of John Walton of Tideswell junior       the 2
  8. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [May 1765] Baptised Jane the Daughter of John Walton Junior of Tideswell       4
  9. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [October 1769] Baptised Nancy the Daughter of John Walton of Tideswell       22
  10. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [November 1772] Buried Jane ye wife of John Walton of Tideswell       14
  11. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [April 1773] Baptised Joseph ye son of John & Margaret Walton of Tideswell The end of the line is unreadable on microfilm, but it is the first entry in April. Val Neal's transcript gives 8th April.
  12. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Baptisms 1776] July 25 Margaret, Daughter of John & Margaret Walton of Tideswell
  13. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Burials 1776, August] 26 Margaret, Daughter of John Walton of Tideswell
  14. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Baptisms 1779, September] 10 James, ye Son of John & Margaret Walton of Tideswell
  15. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Burials 1781, March] 11 John Walton Senr of Tideswell
  16. Will of John Walton (page 1, page 2, page 3) (ref: B/C/11/John Walton, Tideswell, 1781 @ LRO) reads:
    In the Name of God Amen I John Walton
    of Tideswell in the County of Derby, being weak and
    Infirm in body but of sound mind and memory blesed
    be God for the same do make and ordain this my last
    Will and Testament in Manner and form following.
    First I give and bequeath unto my Executor Henry Jackson
    all my real and personal estate In trust first of all
    I will that my just debts and funeral expenses shal be
    paid.   In the next place I give and bequeath
    unto my Granson John Walton all my Dwelling house
    where in I now inhabit and dwell with all the Backside
    Garden and all the premises thereunto belonging likewise
    with all my household furniture stock in trade working
    tools Book debts and all the whole of my effects he my
    said Grandson paying unto my Son John Walton
    his Heirs Executors or assigns the sum of twenty
    pounds of Good and lawfull money of Great Britian
    in twelve months after my decease. Likewise it is
    my will that my Grandson John Walton shall pay
    unto my Daughters Alice Kirk, Jane Barker, Sarah
    Gandy, Mary Bunting and Ann Tomlinson the sum
    of two Gunies a piece in twelve months after my
    decease. I likewise give and bequeath unto my
    Grand daughter Alice Walton, the sum of twenty poun[ds]
    which my Executor hath put out to Intrest for the said
    Infant Alice Walton. Likewise I give and bequeath unto
    my Grand daughter Alice Walton one Long Oak Chest that
    stands in the Palour with all her Mother's Barbary Walton
    wearing apparell therein as is in the Inventory hereafter
    named That is to say
    One dark Colored Chinee Goon     Four White Do
    One Light Colord DoSix [lased Caps]
    One Striped Dofour pair Shoes
    One Damask DoTwo pair Russles
    One Black [Bumb...] DoOne pair [stuff] shoes
    One Plad DoOne pair leather Clogs
    One Black DoSix pair of Mitts
    One Black Quilt DoOne Silk Hat
      One Shag Do
    One White DoOne Bonnet
    One Buff DoOne pair White silk Stockings
      One pair Thred Do
    One Brigg & fur PeticoatOne pair Garnet neck lace
    two Pair of staysOne pair White Do
    One Scarlet CloakTwo pair Silver Buttons
    One Black Silk DoOne pair plated Buckles
    One White DoOne pair leather shoes
    4 White [aparns]  
    One Black silk Do  
    Two Colord Silk Hankerchifs  
    one Black   Do  
    And it is my will that if my Grandson John Walton
    neglect and does not pay the said twenty pounds to My
    son John Walton at the time before mentioned & the
    two Gunies apiece unto my Daughters Alice Kirk, Jane
    Barker, Sarah Gandy, Mary Bunting & Ann Tomlinson
    then it is my will that My Executor Henry Jackson
    shall enter upon the said Dwelling house and premises
    and shal keep possession thereof untill the aforesaid
    twenty pound and two Gunies apiece shall be paid
    and fully discharged.
    And Lastly I nominate and appoint Henry Jackson
    My Sole Executor of this my last will and Testament
    And I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me heretofore
    made. I do publish and declare this my last will and
    testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my
    hand and seal the twenty fiveth day of Feb: in the
    year of our lord 1781
    Seald Signed published & declared
    this my last will and tesament
    in the presence of
                                                his
                                      John   +   Walton
    Witneses                           mark
                  her
    Martha   x   Ellison
                  mark
    Henry Broomhead
    James Sterndale
  17. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Funerals 1786, Febry] 19th Margaret, wife of John Walton     Tideswell
  18. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    John Walton of the Parish of Tideswell Laborer
    & Widower and Sarah Woodroof of the
    same parish Spinster were
    Married in this Church by Banns
    this seventh Day of August in the Year One Thousand seven Hundred
    and eighty seven by me Richd Shuttleworth Vicar

    The Marriage was solemnized between Us John Walton
    Sarah Woodroof   X   her mark
    In the Presence of Samuell Robinson
    John Dawson
  19. Sarah's age was given as 64 at her burial on 1st September 1818 (29), implying a birthdate in 1753/54. However her assumed baptism, as the daughter of John and Sarah, was on 11th July 1755. Hence her exact age isn't known.
  20. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, December 1787] 25 Margaret, Dr of John & Sarah Walton Tideswell
  21. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Baptisms, January 1789] 28 Susanah, ye Dr of John & Sarah Walton Tideswell
  22. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1790 Baptisms, December] 26 Grace, Dr of John & Sarah Walton Tideswell
  23. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1792 Baptisms, December] 25 Ann, Dr of John & Sarah Walton Tideswell
  24. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1797 Baptisms, April] 24 Sarah, Daugr of John & Sarah Walton of Tideswell
  25. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1802 Burials, October] 12 Grace, Daugr of John & Sarah Walton of Tideswell
  26. Will of John Walton (ref: B/C/11/John Walton, Tideswell, 1808 @ LRO) reads:
    In the name of God Amen I John Walton
    of Tideswell in the County of Derby Yeoman being
    of sound and disposing mind memory and
    understanding praised be God do make publish
    and declare this my last Will and Testament
    in manner following I give Devise and
    bequeath unto my wife Sarah Walton All
    and singular my Freehold House and premises
    in Tideswell aforesaid wherein I now live
    together with the Household Goods and Furniture
    therein and all other my Estate and Estates both
    Real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever
    and of what nature kind or tenure soever the
    same be To hold the same House and premises
    Estate and Estates Goods and Chattels and every
    part thereof with the Appurtances unto and
    To the only proper use and behoof of the said
    Sarah Walton her Heirs Executors Administrators
    and Assigns for ever according to the nature of
    such respective Estate or Estates whether Real or
    Personal But Subject and liable nevertheless to
    the payment of all my just Debts Funeral
    Expenses and the necessary Expences of proving this
    my Will. And I hereby appoint my said Wife
    Sarah Walton Sole Executrix of this my Will and
    hereby revoke all former Wills by me made. Witness
    my hand and Seal this Ninth day of July in the year
    of our Lord 1806
                                            John Walton
    Signed Sealed published and declared
    by the said John Walton the Testator as and
    for his last Will and Testament in the presence
    of us who in his presence at his request and in
    the presence of each other have subscribed our
    names as Witness hereto
                                          Eliz Brocklehurst       Sarah Gilbert
  27. Probate of John Walton (ref: B/C/11/John Walton, Tideswell, 1808 @ LRO) reads:
    At Tideswell the 18th day of March 1808 Let a Probate
    of this Will be granted to Sarah Walton the sole executrix
    herein named she being sworn as well to a faithful
    Discharge of her Office as that the Personal of
    the Testator doth not in Value amount to Forty
    Pounds before me             Thos Brown, surrogate
  28. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [1807 Burials, December] 15 John Walton senior of Tideswell
  29. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Sarah Walton, Widow Tideswell Sepr 1st
    [1818]
    yrs
    64



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