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Walter of Castleton
« on: Monday 30 June 14 06:15 BST (UK) »
Hello All,
Looking for any pre-1911 info regarding Walter Armstrong, born 1875 (+/- 1 year) who was born in Castleton.
Keen to know who his parents were etc. Anyone know of this chap?
Cheers,
Bob
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Re: Walter of Castleton
« Reply #1 on: Monday 30 June 14 06:58 BST (UK) »
This is the only one I can see born in Castleton in the 1881 census but in 1891 there are two born Castleton, both living away from home, as servants. One in Castleton as a grocer's apprentice to Henry Millican and one in Selkirk as a farm servant to Charles Scott
Thorlieshope Burn Foot Castleton Roxburgh
Walter Armstrong  56 Agricultural Labourer & Shepherd Born England
 Elisabeth Armstrong  42 England
 Robert Armstrong  15
 William Armstrong  12
 Walter Armstrong  6
 Thomas Armstrong  4
 Margaret Armstrong  1
All children born Engand

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Re: Walter of Castleton
« Reply #2 on: Monday 30 June 14 07:06 BST (UK) »
Excellent! Thanks Crisane. I'll try & find the birth place of Walter (b1826) now.
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Bob
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Re: Walter of Castleton
« Reply #3 on: Monday 30 June 14 07:08 BST (UK) »
Not so fast! here is the other in 1881 with his parents
Riccarton Mill, Castleton
James Armstrong  57  Miller & Farmer Of 25 Acres born Roxburgh, Castleton
 Janet Armstrong  41
 Margaret Armstrong  20
 James Armstrong  19
 Robert Armstrong  16
 Agnes Armstrong  14
 Thomas Armstrong  10
 Stavert Armstrong  8
 Walter Armstrong  6
 Andrew Armstrong  4
All born Castleton

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Re: Walter of Castleton
« Reply #4 on: Monday 30 June 14 07:19 BST (UK) »
In the 1901 census Walter is still with his parents James and Janet on the farm, single. Do you know when your Walter married? was it before 1901? I don't have access to the original image (you need Scotland's people for that) So even though there is a young Mrs Mary Armstrong in the house it doesn't say who she is married too but has her as a servant!

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Re: Walter of Castleton
« Reply #5 on: Monday 30 June 14 07:26 BST (UK) »
Walter, born 1875, wed a Lucy Marie (nee Knight or Pingstone) in Sep quarter 1902. She was a Wellingboro, Northants girl.
I noticed a Walter Armstrong wed an Elizabeth Bowerbank in Penrith in 1857.
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Bob
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Re: Walter of Castleton
« Reply #6 on: Monday 30 June 14 08:24 BST (UK) »
The Walter who was born in 1875 wed a girl in Wellingboro, Northants. He was listed in the 1911 census as a manager, travelling in drapery & clothing.
I think the chap I'm after is is Walter, who lived at Rowanburn in 1901. I say that as the Northants lot had a daughter called Margaret Murray Armstrong. Walter lodged with a Margaret Murray in Rowanburn!
Cheers,
Bob
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