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John Walton

1709 - 1781

Father William Walton
Mother Barbara Wise
Wife Jane Salt
Children William, Alice, Sarah, John, Richard, Jane, William, Sarah, Mary, Barbara, Ann, James, Susannah


John was born in 1709, the son of William and Barbara (1). He had an elder sister Srah and an younger sister Susanna (2). His mother died, and his father remarried a woman called Ann sometime before John was 8, after which half sister Mary, and half brothers Thomas and Elisha were born (2). His father died when John was just 14 (3).

John married Jane Salt in Tideswell on 18th October 1729 (4). Their first child, William, was born in 1731 but only lived for a few days (5)(6). They had a daughter Alice the folowing year (7), then another one, Sarah, in 1734 (8), but she died aged just two (9), a few months before the birth of their eldest (surviving) son John (10). Another son, Richard, followed in 1738 (11), then a daughter Jane in 1740 (12). Their second son to be named William was born (and died) in 1742 (13)(14), and their second daughter named Sarah the following year (15). Three more daughters followed - Mary in 1745 (16), Barbara in 1748 (17), and Ann in 1751 (18). Their youngest son James was born in 1752 (19), but he died shortly after his second birthday (20). Finally their youngest daughter Susannah was born in 1755 (21), but she also died young in 1761 (22).

John's wife, Jane, died in 1772 (23). Facing his own death, John wrote his will at the end of February 1781 (24), and died early the next month, around his 72nd birthday (26).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [March 1708] Bapt John ye son of Wm & Barbary Walton de Tidswall       6
    This is dated by the Julian calendar, so is actually 6/3/1709 in the Gregorian calendar.
  2. See his father's page
  3. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [October 1723] Buryd Willm Walton of Tideswell a pauper       26
  4. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Octber 1729] Marry John Walton & Jane Salt of This Town       18
  5. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Feb 1730 31] Bapt Willw ye son of John & Jane Walton of Tideswell       3
  6. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Feb 1730 31] Buryd Willw ye son of John & Jane Walton of Tideswell       5
  7. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [July 1732] Bapt Alice ye Daughter John Walton of Tideswell       20
  8. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [April 1734] Bapt Sarah ye Daughter of John Walton of Tideswell       16
  9. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [June 1736] Buried Sarah the Daughter of John Walton of Tideswell       the 1
  10. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [September 1736] Bapt John the Son of John Walton of Tideswell       the 24
  11. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [December 1738] Baptised Richard the son of John Walton of Tideswell       the 15
  12. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [August 1740] Baptised Jane the Daughter of John Walton of Tideswell       the 27
  13. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [June 1742] Baptised William the son of John Walton of Tideswell       the 24
  14. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [July 1742] Buried William the son of John Walton of Tideswell       the 4
  15. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [June 1743] Baptised Sarah the Daughter of John Walton of Tideswell       the 12
  16. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [March 1744/5] Baptised Mary the Daughter of John Walton of Tideswell and Jane his wife       the 7
  17. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [December 1748] Baptised Barbara the Daughter of John Walton of Tideswell       1
  18. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [January 1750] Baptised Anne the Daughter of John Walton of Tideswell & Jane       the 27
    This is dated by the Julian calendar, so is actually 27/1/1751 in the Gregorian calendar.
  19. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [August 1752] Baptised James the son of John Walton and Jane his wife       the 16
  20. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [August 1754] Buried James the son of John Walton of Tideswell       the 19
  21. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [September 1755] Baptised Susannah the Daughter of John Walton of Tideswell       the 12
  22. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [October 1761] Buried Susannah the Daughter of Jno Walton senior [Tinckor] of Tideswell       24
  23. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [November 1772] Buried Jane ye wife of John Walton of Tideswell       14
  24. 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
  25. Probate of John Walton (ref: B/C/11/John Walton, Tideswell, 1781 @ LRO) reads:
    at Tideswell on the twenty first day
    of April 1781
    Let a Probat of this will be granted to Henry
    Jackson the sole Executor therin named
    Under 20
                                      He being first duly sworn
                                      Before me Joseph Goddard
                                                         Clerk
  26. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Tideswell, includes the entry:
    [Burials 1781, March] 11 John Walton Senr of Tideswell



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