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Matthew Walwyn Walker

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Matthew Walwyn Walker (1869-1944) of Matthew Walker (of Derby)

Married Kate Lowndes

1911 Living at 226 New Uttoxeter Road, Derby: Matthew Walker (age 40 born Anslow, Staffordshire), Fruit Preserver and Employer. With his wife Kate Walker (age 38 born Langley, Derbyshire), and their son John Walker (age 4 born Derby). One servant.[1]

1944 July 11th. Died. Of Abbey House, Darley Dale. Probate to John Walwyn Walker, jam manufacturer, and William Hinmers, solicitor.

1944 Sale of Estate. '...WITH VACANT POSSESSION of the Residence and one Lodge. DARLEY DALE. Near MATLOCK. ALL THAT CHARMING and WELL-PLACED FREEHOLD RESIDENCE, known "ABBEY HOUSE", with the Outbuildings, Garages, Two Well-built Lodges, Gardens. Grounds. Orchards and Croft of Old Turf Land extending to an area of 6 ACRES 2 ROODS 10 PERCHES, with the advantage of EARLY VACANT POSSESSION. Together with the EXCELLENT and FREEHOLD FARM, known as "ABBEY FARM" extending to an area of 91 ACRES 1 ROOD 38 PERCHES, now in the occupation of W. T. Goodwin. The whole extending to an area of 98 ACHES ROODS PERCHES, with VALUABLE FISHING RIGHTS in the River Derwent...'[2]

1945. Will of Matthew Walwyn Walker, jam manufacturer. leaves business to his son and other details.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald - Friday 29 September 1944
  3. Derby Daily Telegraph - Thursday 04 January 1945