CFHS code : PL63

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of MARY ELIZABETH wife of JOSEPH A WALKER and daughter of NATHANIEL PEEL Pear Tree Derby d 22 Jan 1893 aged 30 also JOSEPH AMOS WALKER d 30 Apr 1928 aged 66

Monument : Stone cross/Coped stone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Mary Elizabeth Walker (1863 – 22 January 1893)

Mary was born in the village of Ockbrook, five miles west of Derby and was the daughter of Nathaniel and Martha (née Greasley). She was baptised in Ockbrook on 28 December 1862. Nathaniel was a wheelwright and she grew up at Wheelwright House, Exeter Place, Derby (1881) and then at 4 Derwent Street (1881).  Aged 18 Mary was working as a milliner and living with her parents and siblings. She married Joseph Walker in Derby in 1883 and they had five sons: Harold (1883-1965), Frederick Joseph (1886-1950), Reginald (1888-), Lawrence (1890-1928) and Charles (1893-1959). Eldest son Harold was born in Derby, but the family had moved to Cambridge by the time second son Frederick was born on New Year’s Day 1886. Joseph was a tailor and they lived at 57 Norwich Street.  Mary died nine days after the birth of her youngest son Charles, presumably as a result of complications in childbirth. Her funeral took place on 25 January 1893.

Joseph Amos Walker (1862 – 30 April 1928)

Joseph was the second son of Joseph Amos Walker and Emma (née Marsden) and was also born in Derby.  His father was a warehouseman (1871) and printer (1881) and he grew up at 3 Devonshire Street, Derby. By the age of 19 he was working as a tailor and married Mary Peel when he was 21 years old.  In 1901 he was living at 69 Hills Road with his sons, two houseservants and was running his own tailoring business.  He later moved to 1 Fitzwilliam Terrace and at least three of his sons were assisting in the business. Joseph died in Beckingham, Kent and his coffin was returned to Cambridge where he was buried on 3 May 1928.



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

This grave monument has not yet been mapped or photographed. A photo of it can however be seen here

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Joseph Amos Walker; Mary Elizabeth Walker