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1833 born in Hull
1861 John B Walker 28, merchant's managing clerk, lived in Myton, Hull with Hannah E Walker 26, John H Walker 4, Adeline A Walker 2
1871 John Baker Walker 38, shipping agent, lived in Middlesbrough with Hannah E Walker 36, John Henry Walker 14, Robert Barker Walker 13, Adeline E Walker 11, Arthur H Walker 8, Blanche G Walker 2
Early 1870s John Bramall (1812-1887) with Thomas Sorby and J. B. Walker decided to form a company to trade across the Atlantic, with 4 ships - see J. B. Walker and Co. The first ship was named John Bramall, followed by Thomas Sorby, and J. B. Walker and Nelly Martin (named after Brammall's daughter).