30 thoughts on “Jackson Walker Snr and Family

  1. can anyone help I am looking for info on a Charles Walker could have been a Cobbler, he had a brother Earnest,a brother Tom a Blacksmith and a sister Florence Thanks

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  2. Hello Elizabeth, I didn”t know your Dad, but I have heard of him through researching the family tree and from other members of the family. Was your Mother”s name Florence nee Thornton? If you ask Picture Stockton they can give you my email address and I can give you the link to the Family Tree site, set up by Dave Ollerton, which goes back to 1662. Best wishes, Paul Walker (son of Norman, son of Harold, son of Jackson)

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  3. Hi to my relations – some names are familiar to me from my childhood, some of you i didnt know existed. My dad was James Douglas Walker(Jim)the youngest son of Jackson Walker. Do any of you out there remember him?

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  4. I have the same photograph which was taken in the back gardens of 7.8.9 Ragworth Place where you once lived. My Mother is 1st left, Harold. Fred and Wilf who died in his 20″s. The baby sitting on her Mothers knee is Auntie Helen. The other part of the family were not born. I would say that this photo would have been taken in 1906-7. If you contact SP they will forward my e-mail address.

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  5. I have found some photo”s of the Walker family,also some taken on the stall in Stockton. The photo of Grandma and Grandad Walker has five children,one girl and three boys standing and a baby sat on Gran,s knee,I think the girl is Bob Irwin”s mum, don”t know if my dad is one of the boys.If you are interested in the photo,s please let me know,

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  6. Hi Paul I have left my e-mail address with the pic. site. I think I know which photo it is but let me have it please. I don”t mind it being on the Picture Stockton site because I think a lot more of the Walkers are now browsing it. Cheers Paul.

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  7. Bob: Thanks for the information. It is great to hear all this family history. I have just received some new photos of Jackson Walker, one with a horse and cart at a show. I assume from what you say it is Bonnie in the photo. Is there a way I can email it to you or can it be posted on this site?

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  8. Hi Paul Walker. I was talking to my elder sister on Monday and she stated the Ginnies Field was named after one of his 2 cows. I was not around when he had the cows. Re. his 3 horses they were called Bonnie, Rodney and Prince. We could ride on Bonnies back all around the field but Rodney was bad tempered and Prince was psycho. Bonnie was used for taking the veg”s to the Market and also ploughing. Rodney was also used together with Bonnie for ploughing whilst Prince had an easy life and was not used for working. Uncle Fred did all the ploughing and was marvellous with the horses. I don”t think that Prince was fully broken-in. The stables at 10 Ragworth Place had a hay loft above them and feed was passed down to them into the feeders. When we were children we made hammocks made out of potato sacks which were hung from the beams in the loft.

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  9. Hi Dave. First of all, I would along with others attached to the Walker Dynasty like to thank you for all the information re. the Walkers in which I know a lot of hard work has been done. I did manage to retrace my side of the Family back to the Richmonds of 1759 but did not have the info. you have produced. I was at my sisters on Monday and she has this photograph which is the original framed and hanging up in the hallway. Glad to hear from you.

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  10. Hi Bob ,Christine etc Its Dave Ollerton Here We The Hartlepool Branch of the Walkers ie Me and Christine are Grandchildren of Doris Walker & John Thomas Elliott Doris,s Parents were George William Walker and Frances Mary Read ,Georges Parents Were William Walker and Ada Louisa Tomlinson ,Williams Parents Were Robinson Walker And Sarah Jane Francis This Robinson bn 1838-1905 was the Brother Of Jackson Walker 1847-1912 our Robinson Walker moved First lt To Stockton On Tees then Hartlepool after his wife died in 1898

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  11. Like you Christine a lot of info. was received from Dave Ollerton and I have wondered how he has managed to put all the information into his work. I am the Grandson of Jackson Walker the Market Gardener from Norton. Can you tell me which one in the family was your Grand Parent? Regarding this photo it was my sister”s husband who was a keen photographer who did all his own developing who was responsible for the copies sent to America which I think Dave received it from. The original is owned by my sister. I am still living in Norton but I think that the number of Walkers from the Village has dwindled over the years.

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  12. Hi everyone, i”d just like to say what an honour it is to be able to hear these wonderful stories about my ancestors from you all. My cousin David Ollerton has researched the Walkers for years now and im so grateful to him for that because without his hard work our family would have been lost. I have the picture of the Walkers 1910 which our David sent me along with the family tree and now I know our family. I will be proud to pass this information on to my own two sons. Thank you so much. Chrissy

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  13. Thanks for that information Bob, again, it helps me build up a mental picture of the family history. You”re right about not knowing you, but knowing who you are, my Dad always used to tell me when he had seen you. I remember the Police houses on Darlington Lane. I think I can confirm that it is Jackson Walker senior and his sons in the Foresters” picture. I was talking to my Mam at the weekend and mentioned the picture and she remembered getting a letter from the Ancient Order of Foresters inviting them to join shortly after her and my Dad were married. They had no idea that it had anything to do with the family and did not join! My Dad used to tell me about two other horses the family had, called, I think, Prince and Rodney.

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  14. Paul. Granddad Jackson Walker”s land started where the r/about is near to the Church. It was adjacent to 2 sides of the Church Wall and we called that “Gynnies Field” named after one of his working horses. He had all his storage sheds there and also his pig styes and chicken runs. This field was between Fulthorpe Road and the Church. The working fields then went down nearly to where the Railway is (which is now the Glebe Estate) somewhere in the region where your Auntie Irene lives. He also had fields that surrounded the William Newton School. In all there would be approx. 34 acres. You probably have heard of me but don”t know me. When you lived in Bramble Road as a small boy I was the Policeman living in the Police Houses on Darlington Lane opposite your estate. I left there in 1971. Your Dad passed our house when coming home from work and would always wave over to me. Looking straight at them I lived in the right hand side house next to the office. No. 187.

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  15. Bob. What a lovely picture you paint. Ragworth Place has suddenly come alive for me in a way it hadn”t before. I only knew it as the place where my Dad grew up and didn”t realise all the family lived there or thereabouts. I have never been clear about where the Walker land was. Did it surround St Mary”s churchyard and where the flats now stand? I talked to my Mam and she says it was my uncle Jeff”s wedding day when Jackson Walker was killed. She and my Dad were married the year before.

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  16. Paul. I could write a book about the good times we all had as children and in our teens. All cousins lived in and around 10 Ragworth Place. It was our playground as well as the 32 acres of land that he worked. My Grandfather was a great man, hard working and was a man of the comunity. He proud of all his Grandchildren and everyone got their half crown (2/6p) at Christmas. The best thing he did was to help out with our Bonfire at Nov. 5th. We collected and he also put all the field refuse onto it. It was always the biggest around. He was killed in Stockton High Street by a motor cycle in 1964 at the age of 86. The reason for him being at the market was that on that Saturday there were 3 weddings taking place and 2 of the sons were attending them meaning that they were short staffed on the market stall and he was there to help out. I believe that it was your Mother and Fathers wedding day as well as Les Dale and Alan Walker.

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  17. Bob: Great to hear your memories of the family. Unfortunately my Great-Granddad Jackson Walker died two years before I was born. My Granddad Harold died six months after I was born and my Grandma Gertrude when I was just seven. So a great fund of family stories and memories was lost to me. I believe Jackson Walker senior and Elizabeth Salkeld married in Guisborough, after her family moved there from Alston.

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  18. Bob Norland. Yes this is the same family but I don”t know the relationship because he had no children. He had his shop in the main street . The United bus stop for M”bro was just outside his shop. On the other side of the road was a big house with iron railings round. He lived just behind this house in Gill Street. This was in the late 40″s.

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  19. Hi All I have reserached the Walker Family Tree Extensively covering the Walkers Of Hartlepool and Norton and surrounding Areas My Late grandmother was A walker From Hartlepool Her Great Grandfather Was Robinson Walker 1838-1905 he was the Brother of Your Jackson Walker 1847-1912 If anybody wishes to find out any info on the family or can add info or any pictures of the Walkers Please don,t hesitate to contact me on DAVID.OLLERTON@sky.com kind regards Dave

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  20. Bob: When I worked at Phillips Petroleum Seal Sands construction site about 1976-78, a bunch of us used to buy a whole side of beef from a Brunton”s butchers, located somewhere around Marton if I remember correctly. Would that be the same Brunton family?

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  21. Paul. The occasion was that in 1910 people thought that going to America was to go to the end of the World. It was the last chance to have all the family together and to have the photograph as a memory. In that photo I can remember Uncle Tom. He lived in Grassholme Road. Which is the 1st on the right off Norton Ave from Norton Road. The other is Aunt Ellen who married the local butcher from Guisborough. She became Mrs Brunton. It was always a wonderful day out going to visit her. What a lovely cook she was. The cakes just melted in your mouth.

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  22. Bob, thanks for putting the photo into context. I wondered what the occassion would be for such a gathering. I think it was Elizabeth Ann, second left in the back row, who emigrated to Utah and founded the Ward/Walker branch of the family.

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  23. I am Pauls Dads cousin. We grew up together and were of the same age. This photograph was taken in approx 1910 as a lasting memory of the family before one of the girls emigrated to America. My sister has the original and copies were made and passed onto the families in America.

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  24. My Dad was Norman Walker, son of Harold Walker, whose Dad was Jackson Walker Jnr. I have compared the two photos and think that the Forester”s picture shows Jackson Walker Senior (Father Christmas!) seated next to his son John William Walker. Beside him is Jackson Walker Junior and John James Walker is on the end. The names of the above picture are, Back row L TO R John James,Elizabeth Ann,Thomas Salkeld,Sarah Ellen, John William,Jackson,Front Row L TO R Harriet Mabel,Jackson,Ada Mary,Elizabeth Walker nee Salkeld , And Cecilia Annie,

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  25. I found a scroll for “The Ancient Order of Foresters” in the attic of the “Spread Eagle Hotel” Dovecot street in 1972 it was dated and signed late 1800″s by about half a dozen signatures, unfortunatly I cant remember any of the names but do remember one was a docter. I gave the scroll to the Ancient Order who at the time had an office in Church Road.

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  26. Alan Weallans. When I first saw the photo of the Foresters I thought that I had a photo of my G/Grandparents and that my G/Grandfather and Grandfather were similar looking to the mentioned. I havn”t a clue of any names on the Foresters photo but thought someone out there could agree with me that there was a likeness.

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  27. Bob Irwin – I”ve looked at the photograph of the AO of Foresters and I think there is little doubt that the older chap in the centre is your ggrandfather. But, is not a lot of facial resemblance between both of your ancesters. Are you sure you have got it correct.

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  28. David Goldsbrough. You certainly are related to me. Your Mother Beryl was my cousin. Your G/father Fred was my Mothers brother . She was the oldest in the family and your G/father was the 3rd oldest. The photo shown is of your GGG/father with your GG/father Jackson on the extreme right at the back. I”m sorry I can”t give you the names at the moment as I can”t find the photo with names added. If you get in touch with PictureStockton and leave your e-mail address and ask them to pass it onto me I will give you a copy of this photo and another with your G/father on it. I also have a document of the Walker Ancestry from c1579.

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  29. Bob, I have seen a number of your entries on this web site and I guess we are loosley related. My mother was Beryl Walker, born in 1933, to Fred Walker. They lived in Leven Road. I recall my Grandfather referring to his father(?) as Jackson Walker who lived on Norton Green. At this time of year, October, I recall going taty picking on the land they had off Junction Road. Fred had 3 other children, Ken who is still going strong in Canada; Hazel who lives on the Glebe Estate now; and Joyce who lives in a village ouside Banbury. Is this picture of Fred”s father or grandfather and who are the other members of the familly?

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  30. I am asking other readers to compare my G/Grandfather and his son Jackson to the likeness of the photograph t6551 of The Ancient Order of Foresters. My G/G is the chap with the white beard and moustache and my Grandfather is the one seated extreme right front row. I feel that the 2 mentioned on the Ancient Order of Foresters are my Ancestors. I meant to say that when comparing the photo”s in the family group my Grandfather is on the extreme right and in the Foresters picture he is seated on the right

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