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Peter Walker/ Tippethill, Bathgate
« on: Friday 19 October 12 19:47 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Peter Walker died in 1857 at Tippethill, Bathgate. Also on the census it states his address is Tippethill, Bathgate.  He was a farmer. Is there such a town in Bathgate?  All I have found on the internet is Tippethill Farm and Hospital.  I also found a Robert Walker who died in 2009 who was said to have lived at Tippethill Farm. I am wondering then if my Walker family actually lived on that farm.
Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.

Becky

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Re: Peter Walker/ Tippethill, Bathgate
« Reply #1 on: Friday 19 October 12 19:53 BST (UK) »
HI Becky

Likely a farm's name. Have you seen the entry in the Wills & Testament section of Scotlands People for Peter Walker, farmer at Tippenhill Farm, on 19 Dec. 1857?

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Re: Peter Walker/ Tippethill, Bathgate
« Reply #2 on: Friday 19 October 12 22:02 BST (UK) »
Hi Monica,

Yes I have. That is my relative and I had it printed out.   I hope it is the farms name. I know Walker's don't live there now but maybe I can write to that farm and ask if they know if any Walker's owned it or worked on it. Thanks again.

Becky

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Re: Peter Walker/ Tippethill, Bathgate
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 20 October 12 09:35 BST (UK) »
Hi Beckey

Walkers still show at Tippethill Farm in 1901:

Robert Walker 55, farmer b. Whitburn, linlithgowsh
Julia Walker 52
James Walker 31
Peter Walker 21
David Walker 8
Julia Walker 13
...and four farm/domestic servants

Address: Tippethill Farm, Bathgate

Possibly still also there in 1946. There is a newspaper notice that year announcing the marriage for the youngest daughter of a Mr and Mrs Peter Walker, Tippethill Farm.

Monica
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Re: Peter Walker/ Tippethill, Bathgate
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 20 October 12 10:42 BST (UK) »
This is fun piece here www.simplysamplers.org/content/pages/the-samplers/west-lothians-samplers.php

From this, www.armadale.org.uk/population.htm I think Robert Walker who showed on the 1901 census may have died in 1903, a mention of a death notice or obituary:

Robert WALKER, Tippethill Farm, Between Whitburn and Armadale. 17 April 1903

Not sure which of Peter Snr.'s children you are following, but you should be able to confirm this Robert's parents from his death cert on Scotlands People (although I have seen an online tree that gives his parents as James Walker and Isabella Walker....I think Isabella, wife of James is the link to Peter Walker Snr. from your first post)

A further death notice here (maybe connected to the 2009 death you mentioned?) http://announce.jpress.co.uk/10602929?s_source=jpsc_scot

I am sure you would get lots of assistance if you contacted the West Lothian Local History Library www.westlothian.gov.uk/tourism/LocalHistory

At least 150 years of history of Walkers at Tippethill Farm it seems....

Monica

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Re: Peter Walker/ Tippethill, Bathgate
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 20 October 12 11:06 BST (UK) »
Regarding Tippethill Farm, from a notice in the Scotsman on 10 June 1846:

Farms in Linlithgowshire to be let:

To be let, with entry at Martinmass 1845 and Whitsunday 1847, on a lease of 19 years of such shorter period as may be agreed on,

The following Farms and Lands in the vicinity of Whitburn, on the Estate of Polkemmet, belonging to Sir William Baillie, Bart :-

1. The Farm of Tippethill, as presently possessed by Peter Walker, containing 148 Imperial Acres.

.....cont...

Monica

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Re: Peter Walker/ Tippethill, Bathgate
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 20 October 12 13:34 BST (UK) »
Hi Monica,

What can I say. You are fantastic at having found all the information for me. I live in the US and I have been doing genealogy for 30 years but would have had no idea how to find out what you have. I sure appreciate it and if there is ever anything you need on this end I would be happy to help you. Peter Walker was the son of my 5th great grandparents Peter Walker and Margaret Chalmers.
Thank you so much for all your help. Cheers :)

Becky

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Re: Peter Walker/ Tippethill, Bathgate
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 20 October 12 14:11 BST (UK) »
Becky, ADP posted this link for Whitburn on another post today here http://maps.nls.uk/os/view/?sid=74400787#sid=74400787&zoom=6&lat=3932.2143&lon=9615.85711&layers=BT

The map is from the National Library of Scotland collection, and this one is from 1890.

If you look just above Whitburn, you can see Tippethill. Just North east of Whitburn and South West of the '9 S W' on the map. Clearly a farm area don't you think?

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Re: Peter Walker/ Tippethill, Bathgate
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 20 October 12 15:11 BST (UK) »
Hi Monica,

Great map. I know it is not on my road map of Britain so it was probably a farm area. Terrific work. Thanks again. I am just on the GRO's now doing some look ups.

Becky