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Re: Peter Walker/ Tippethill, Bathgate
« Reply #36 on: Monday 13 June 16 19:26 BST (UK) »
Thanks again for all you help.

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Re: Peter Walker/ Tippethill, Bathgate
« Reply #37 on: Monday 13 June 16 22:02 BST (UK) »
Burns daughter is buried in Whitburn, from memory her spouse Bishop was the Polkemmet factor.

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Re: Peter Walker/ Tippethill, Bathgate
« Reply #38 on: Thursday 08 December 16 12:25 GMT (UK) »
I live locally and will try to get some photographs if required - let me know. If Tippethill is mentioned locally nowadays people automatically think of the hospital (like an old folks' home) and not the farm.
I see from above that the farm was part of the Polkemmet Estate (owned by the Baillie family). There were Walkers living in a property adjacent to (the now demolished) Polkemmet House up until the 70s or so at least. Maybe a connection, however Walker is not an uncommon name around here.
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Re: Peter Walker/ Tippethill, Bathgate
« Reply #39 on: Thursday 08 December 16 14:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

It has been awhile since I was last on the site. Yes my Walker family was said to have lived at Tippethill farm for 150 years. One of Peter Walker's grandsons Robert Walker b 1848-1903 who was married to Julia Neill was awarded a silver medal in 1897 from the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland for his Ayrshire Cow. He also received an award in 1882 for a Clydesdale Entire Colt. He was also in the Clydesdale Stud Book as a breader of Clydesdales.  I don't know if the farm is still standing. I know there are other Walker families in the area but most of my Walker ancestors had lived on Tippethill farm. Thanks for the info.
Becky

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Re: Peter Walker/ Tippethill, Bathgate
« Reply #40 on: Thursday 08 December 16 18:28 GMT (UK) »
There looks to still be a Tippethill Farm. See www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1228562

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Re: Peter Walker/ Tippethill, Bathgate
« Reply #41 on: Thursday 08 December 16 18:51 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the photo.

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Becky

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Re: Peter Walker/ Tippethill, Bathgate
« Reply #42 on: Monday 12 December 16 15:51 GMT (UK) »
my ggg grandfather John Dale married a Janet Walker (early 1800's). Janet died in 1843 in Bathgate and was born about 1771. They all lived in the Torpichen, West Lothian area ( i live in South Africa so have no idea of the area).

John and Janet had 2 sons, Willam and Peter (became a Rev later and died 1856). As the name Peter is not comon in their family i am hoping that the name Peter comes from the Walker family. Is anyone aware of a Janet Walker from the Bathgate area.
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Re: Peter Walker/ Tippethill, Bathgate
« Reply #43 on: Monday 12 December 16 16:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

There are a few Walker families in that area. I have 8 Peter Walker's in my genealogy. Peter Walker and Margaret Chalmers. Peter was born 1757, Peter ii 1789, Peter iii 1815, Peter iv 1843. Then others 1853, 1857, 1880 and 1887.  Only one Janet in 1850. Most of the time they lived on Tippethill Farm.  You may be related to the other Walker's in the area. Check out the posts as I had heard from the other Walker family and they had some names on there. Good luck.

Becky