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Thomas Walker (1817-1887)

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Thomas Walker (c1817-1887) of the Patent Shaft and Axletree Co

c1817 Born at Wishaw the son of John Walker and his wife Charlotte Lowe

1840 October 21st. Married at Wishaw to Ruth the daughter of John Eades, a Gentleman. Thomas Walker is a Clerk and the son of John Walker, a Gentleman.

1847 One of the original members of the IMechE - No. 53. Of the Patent Shaft Works, Wednesbury.

1851 Council member of IMechE

1861 Living at Berkswell, Warks: Thomas Walker (age 44 born Wishaw, Warks.), Iron master. With his wife Ruth Walker (age 42 born Stourbridge) and their four children; Thomas Walker (age 17 born Wednesbury); Frederick Walker (age 14 born Wednesbury); Emily Walker (age 13 born Wednesbury); and Florence Walker (age 9 born Wednesbury). Eight servants.[1]

1872 Resigned from IMechE

1887 December 10th. Died. 'Mr. Thomas Walker, of the Patent Shaft and Axle Company, Wednesbury, and of Berkswell Hall, died on Saturday, in his seventy-first year, at Studley Castle, the residence of his eldest son, Mr. T. Eades Walker.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. The Engineer 1887/12/16 p.502