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Canal Boatman Ancestors Walker and Pearton
« on: Tuesday 14 July 20 16:42 BST (UK) »
Hi. Iím new here. I am looking for a George Walker born roughly 1851 in the Uk somewhere. He married a Mary Ann Pearton in Paddington 9th December 1872. I can find no record for brothers or sisters and the father is listed and Edward Walker.
Pretty new to this so any help appreciated 😊

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Re: Canal Boatman Ancestors Walker and Pearton
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 15 July 20 07:36 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat Michelle  :D

You seem to know the marriage details.  Can you tell me what occupation is given for George and his father Edward?  Is there an age for George or just of full age/over 21?

What age was Mary and what is her father's name and occupation?

Any address shown at the time they married?  Who were the witnesses?

This information could assist in locating the couple pre marriage on the 1871 census and will hopefully give you more details to work with.

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WALKER, GEORGIE       PEARTON 
GRO Reference: 1872  D Quarter in KENSINGTON  Volume 01A  Page 14
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Canal Boatman Ancestors Walker and Pearton
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 15 July 20 10:10 BST (UK) »
09/12/1872 St Peters Church  Paddington
George Walker aged 21 Boatman of 6 Braden St Amberley Road father Edward Walker boatman
to
Mary Ann Pearton aged 20 same address father Joseph Pearton boatman

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Garner, Marylebone Paddington  Northolt Ilford
Garner, Devon
Garner New Zealand
Maddieson
Parkinson St Pancras,
Lethbridge Paddington Slough
Jenkins Marylebone Paddington
Mizon/Mison/Myson Paddington
Tindal Marylebone Paddington
Tocock, (name changed to Ellis) London
Southam Marylebone, Paddington
Bragg Lambeth 1800's
Edermaniger(Maniger) Essex Kent Canada (Toronto)
Coveney Kent Lambeth
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Re: Canal Boatman Ancestors Walker and Pearton
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 15 July 20 10:48 BST (UK) »
I think this is going to be a tough nut to crack.  I am struggling to find anything for either George or Mary re census and birth records.

The occupation of boatman suggests a family that moved around the country therefore making it harder to pin them down.  They may well have missed appearing on census records because of that.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Canal Boatman Ancestors Walker and Pearton
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 15 July 20 11:32 BST (UK) »
I agree GG, I did find a son born, Georgie in 1872, not found any of them after that, but as you mentioned, boat people can be up and down the Grand union  canal,  think nearest to Paddington,  my family   way back were boat people, up and down the canal but mostly came home to Paddington to have the children baptised, 14 of them, just imagine all of those on a canal boat, plus goods , at the moment we have no idea where George and Mary were born

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Garner, Marylebone Paddington  Northolt Ilford
Garner, Devon
Garner New Zealand
Maddieson
Parkinson St Pancras,
Lethbridge Paddington Slough
Jenkins Marylebone Paddington
Mizon/Mison/Myson Paddington
Tindal Marylebone Paddington
Tocock, (name changed to Ellis) London
Southam Marylebone, Paddington
Bragg Lambeth 1800's
Edermaniger(Maniger) Essex Kent Canada (Toronto)
Coveney Kent Lambeth
Sondes

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Re: Canal Boatman Ancestors Walker and Pearton
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 15 July 20 11:49 BST (UK) »
There is an 1898 marriage at St Maryís  Paddington of Caroline Walker, 24, father George Walker a boatman, deceased.

What about this birth?
   WALKER, CAROLINE       REARTEN 
GRO Reference: 1875  J Quarter in KENSINGTON  Volume 01A  Page 42  Occasional Copy: A
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: Canal Boatman Ancestors Walker and Pearton
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 15 July 20 11:57 BST (UK) »
03/04/1898St Marys Paddington Green
William Morris 27 of Dudley ( looks like Close) father William, lab dec
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Caroline Walker  24 of 45 North Wharf Road father dec George Walker boatman
witnesses Samuel Richardson and Mary Barton

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Garner, Marylebone Paddington  Northolt Ilford
Garner, Devon
Garner New Zealand
Maddieson
Parkinson St Pancras,
Lethbridge Paddington Slough
Jenkins Marylebone Paddington
Mizon/Mison/Myson Paddington
Tindal Marylebone Paddington
Tocock, (name changed to Ellis) London
Southam Marylebone, Paddington
Bragg Lambeth 1800's
Edermaniger(Maniger) Essex Kent Canada (Toronto)
Coveney Kent Lambeth
Sondes

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Re: Canal Boatman Ancestors Walker and Pearton
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 15 July 20 12:14 BST (UK) »
03/04/1898 St Marys Paddington Green
William Morris 27 of Dudley looks like Close father William, lab dec
to
Caroline Walker  of 45 North Wharf Road father dec boatman
witnesses Samuel Richardson and Mary Barton

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PS  My father's family were baptised St Mary Paddington Green, he told me is was locally called " the dustman's church"
Census information is Crown Copyright,
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Garner, Marylebone Paddington  Northolt Ilford
Garner, Devon
Garner New Zealand
Maddieson
Parkinson St Pancras,
Lethbridge Paddington Slough
Jenkins Marylebone Paddington
Mizon/Mison/Myson Paddington
Tindal Marylebone Paddington
Tocock, (name changed to Ellis) London
Southam Marylebone, Paddington
Bragg Lambeth 1800's
Edermaniger(Maniger) Essex Kent Canada (Toronto)
Coveney Kent Lambeth
Sondes

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Re: Canal Boatman Ancestors Walker and Pearton
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 15 July 20 12:17 BST (UK) »
So far 3 baptisms for Morris family

All at St Mary's Paddington Green

13/01/1908 George Henry Morris
birth 18/12/1898

23/102/1910 Edward Alfred

James
07/06/1903
born 18/05/1903

Parents to above William and Caroline Morris of 28 North Wharf Road, occ labourer

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Garner, Marylebone Paddington  Northolt Ilford
Garner, Devon
Garner New Zealand
Maddieson
Parkinson St Pancras,
Lethbridge Paddington Slough
Jenkins Marylebone Paddington
Mizon/Mison/Myson Paddington
Tindal Marylebone Paddington
Tocock, (name changed to Ellis) London
Southam Marylebone, Paddington
Bragg Lambeth 1800's
Edermaniger(Maniger) Essex Kent Canada (Toronto)
Coveney Kent Lambeth
Sondes