Edgar Parker Webster - Father Benjamin Webster , Engine Tenter,
Residence Dover St Leeds .
Dover St is adjacent Florist St , where Benjamin Walker was living with
David & Lucy Holmes in 1851.
William Walker b. ~ < 1760 ?? maybe William Walker chr. 26 Dec 1757 RASTRICK, YORK s/o William Walker There are many others
m.03 Mar 1794, All Saints,Wakefield,York
Susannah ?? Linley
??? Mary Father Metcalfe
Mrs. Mary's Father Metcalfe
??? William Holmes Father
??? William Holmes Mother
b. ~ 1794, Wakefield s/o William & Susannah) ch 9 June 1794
Possible siblings -- children of William Walker & Susannah All Chr. All Saints, Wakefield, York
John Walker Chr. 08 Dec 1798
George Walker Chr.Date 19 Apr 1802
Thomas Walker Chr.Date 24 May 1806
m. 21 Mar 1814 Saint John, Wakefield,
1860 Huntington, CT w/ Holmes
William Holmes carpet manufacturer
?? Mrs William Holmes
Lucy Walker of Yorkshire
b. ~ 1826
Mary Ann Walker 1815
Martin Metcalfe Walker 1816 (killed on Leeds & Thirsk Railway Sept 22, 1847 aged 31
Elizabeth Walker 1818
Emma Walker 1821
William Wilson Walker (Blacksmith) Australia to work Gold Fields then settled down 1822 AUSTRALIA LINKS
Lucy Walker 1827
Benjamin Landley Walker 1828
William H. Holmes
b. ~ 1829 Headingly, (` 15 mi from Wakefield and ~ 3 mi NW of Leeds) Yorkshire Mechanic 22 moved to Derby CT /Huntington became noted florist
William Henry Holmes England Births and Christenings Name William Henry Holmes Gender Male Christening Date 16 Sep 1829 Christening Place KEIGHLEY,YORK,ENGLAND Father's Name William Holmes Mother's Name Margery
Mary Ann Holmes
or Dec 1875
Mary Ann Holmes Siblings
Joshua Holmes , b ~ 1852 machinist/ 1880 census in San Francisco with William, Ellen (2nd wife), son William, son, Benjamin on Stevenson Street
1900 Holmes & B Webster
Walter Holmes d age 16
Lucy Holmes m. William Reed Tackmaker> Elgin watch co
William Holmes Plating Co of Derby Silver Co.
Lillie Holmes m. Frederick Valentine tailor Sing Sing (Ossining NY)
Emma d. early
Florence Holmes m. Leonard Davis Architect Derby > Nebraska
Royal Holmes machinist Farrell Mfg > Bassett Machine >assist father in Florist business m. Emma Coney
Josephine Holmes m. Frank North machinist > Elgin Watch Co.
+ m. 1866 Shelton, CT or
William Webster machinist Immig. 1867
+ m. 2
Stepdau, Hattie Harriet Gallagher Webster b. ~ 1860
Mary Ann Webster b.12/11/1872
William Lester Webster 1876
Lilly Mae Webster 1877
Benjamin Chester Webster 1878
Edington Henry Webster 1884
Marian (Minnie) F. Webster 1885
Mabel Ellen Webster
13 all together
An old history of Brighouse seems to have a concentration of familiar names. Is it possible there is a thread that connects Brighouse and Wakefield, Walker, Holmes, Midgeley and Webster??
The name Brighouse (or "Bridge House") originates from a building on (or close to) the bridge over the River Calder. In its early history, it was a hamlet of the nearby village of Rastrick....There was a river crossing called Snake Hill Ford across the Calder – believed to have formed part of the Roman route between Wakefield and Manchester. A wooden structure called Rastrick Bridge was recorded in 1275.
The aim of the Calder and Hebble Navigation was to extend navigation west (upstream) from Wakefield to Sowerby Bridge near Halifax. ... First proposed in 1740, construction started in November 1759. ... By November 1764, the navigation was open as far as Brighouse, some 16 miles (26 km) from Wakefield.
This story sounds a lot like William's story. Is this Benjamin connected??
Edgar Parker Webster b. Oct-Nov-Dec 1867 Leeds County Yorkshire Event Place Leeds, Yorkshire, England
England and Wales Census, 1891
Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)
Falty Cake Row
Relationship to Head of Household
Birth Year (Estimated)
CITING THIS RECORD
"England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7KFP-92M : accessed 4 February 2016), Edgar Webster, Gildersome, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
"England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M762-6LQ : accessed 4 February 2016), Benjamin Webster in household of Benjamin Webster, Wortley Leeds, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images,findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
England and Wales Census, 1851
St Andrew, Yorkshire,Yorkshire (West Riding), England
"England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKVG-2PCQ : accessed 4 February 2016), Ben Walker, St Andrew, Yorkshire,Yorkshire (West Riding), England; citing St Andrew, Yorkshire,Yorkshire (West Riding), England, p. 23, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
West Leeds Edgar Parker Webster - Father Benjamin Webster , Engine Tenter, Residence Dover St Leeds.
Dover St is adjacent Florist St, where Benjamin Walker was living with David & Lucy Holmes in 1851.
March 28, 1903 from Liverpool to Ellis Island
Mrs. William Webster
All US Citizens
* many of the dates and addresses are from notebooks of Mrs. William
(Lucy Walker) Holmes Huntington/Shelton CT. Grampy (BC Webster Jr) was
very close to his half sister's (Holmes/Walker) family.
Jan 13th Papa Died
Oct 9th Mama Died
She also had pictures, letters and postcards
Webster b.1/13/1848 or 1846 or 1847 in Bowling Bradford, Yorks Eng.-
d. 3/21/1925 (death certificate) Berkeley, CA. he was working as a machine
maker in 1861 age 14 and presumably learned enough and made sufficient
contacts to go to the USA and make his way there.
6/26/1854 letter re labours in new country thread trade
is "very good in London and America, but the yarn trade could not
be worse" fm Benj Laughton mentions of problems getting coarse
material due to Russian battles with Turks. Also letter from father??or
could be a Holmes letter.
Still in Eng 1861
age 14 /
William Married in 1866 Shelton, CT and/or married 6/22/1871
Year of Immigration from 1920 Berkeley CA census 1867 age 72 b ~ 1848
not in Eng in 1871
patent 2/28/1874 San Francisco may be the
correct Wm Webster./
In 1881 Eng unmarried? 7/27/1886 patent residing
at Armley, Leeds
7204 Holmes, Beatrice A. Arey, wife of Harold H. Holmes, born 1900.
7205 Holmes, Harold H., born 1893, died 1974.
7206 Holmes, Katherine M. Mackenzie, wife of Percy J. Holmes, born 1888, died 1982.
7207 Holmes, Percy J., born 1886, died 1979.
7208 Holmes, Alice Hadley, wife of Joshua Holmes, born 1860, died 1911.
7209 Holmes, Joshua, born Dec. 27, 1851, died May 7, 1935.
have an 1851 Leeds census index - there is a household with the following Holmes :- William 28 , Hannah 29, Samuel 15, Mary 6. This looks right with Joshua not yet born and ( brother ) Samuel the right age to go in the militia in 3 years time.-
Lucy in the 1851 UK census:-
8 Florist Street Leeds
Ben Walker Head M 56 Clothier b Wakefield
William Holmes Son-in-law M 22 Mechanic b Leeds
Lucy Holmes Dtr M 24 Dress maker b Wakefield
Here she is in 1841
WALKER Wortley leeds
Benjamin 45 Clothier
Mary 24 Woollen weaver
Elsbeth 20 Woollen weaver
Benjamin 13 Cloth ???????
This seems to fit with the 1854 "Pheasant " letter
which mentions Father ( Benjamin Snr) and Benjamin ( Jnr )
I think Lucy Walkers brother was Benjamin Landley Walker , Christened Wakefield 12 Dec 1828.
Is it him manufacturing lawn mowers in Sing Sing NY age 52 in the US 1880 census ??
The youngest child was born in CT in 1866
think Mary Metcalfe was Lucys mother
When I had a quick look last week -it seemed that Benjamin F Walker had returned to CT and there was a mention in the patents of Dies . Possibly this is where Samuel Webster fits in .
have identified some more of Lucys siblings as below
Benjamin Walker ( son of William and Susannah) ch 9 June 1794 married Mary Metcalfe 21 Mar 1814.
Children : - ( all Christened Wakefield )
Mary Ann 1815
Martin Metcalfe 1816
William Wilson 1822
Benjamin Landley 1828
Also noticed in the 1901 Uk census , resident in Leeds,
born USA :-
Wesley Ellis Walker age 6
Ella Priscilla Walker age 9
Noted in your Australia corresp, the name - Evaline
This could be the same as the signature on the " Charley Cake park " postcard.
William Webster's first wife was Mary Ann Holmes of Shelton. Even after her death, the Websters (especially my grandfather, Benjamin) maintained a continuing relationship with the entire family.
Thanks to a wonderful find by my cousin Paul, we now have a great ad AND can identify the general location in Shelton.
AUSTRALIA -- LUCY WALKER HOLMES Other Family
McAlpin Walker connection Lucy Walker Holmes (mother in law to William Webster) stayed closed to Grandson-in-law Benjamin Webster and other members of the family. The fact that Lucy was a good correspondent and recorder of dates and connections has helped put many pieces together.
Another letter to “Lucy” Bro Wm address Wm Wilson Walker Blacksmith Learmouth Post Office Victoria, Australia Another address 1900 or earlier Miss Isabella Walker care Rbt Thomson No Beaufort Melbourn, Australia RR connection of Walker to Webster?? A memorial card “Martin Metcalf Walker killed on the Leeds and Thirsk Railway whilst in the execution of his duty sept 22, 1847 aged 31 years” It appears William Walker went to work in the Gold Fields and settled down with a family there. William’s eldest living son is William Wilson Walker letter 1910 your brother is still alive at 88 is able to get about and **living with my widowed sister Mrs. Emma McAlpin(e?)** who with my brother John Rushton (Walker) were born in England. She lives about 2 miles from here (Learmonth april 24, 1910
Isabel McAlpine neice of Aunt Lucy in Australia also Mary Learmonth Post Office Victoria, Australia Letters to Mrs. Lucy Holmes 96 Myrtle Street Shelton, CT Address “Guernsey” 6 Wattletree Road Drumcondra Geelong Victoria, Australia to my Dear cousin Blossom from Isabell McAlpine
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Mary Metcalf was born Abt 1790 in Wakefield?, Yorkshire?, England?, and died in Wakefield?, Yorkshire?, England?. She married Benjamin Walker 21st March 1814 in St John, Wakefield. He was born Abt 1780-1790 in Wakefield?, Yorkshire?, England?, and died in Wakefield?, Yorkshire?, England?.
Child of Mary Metcalf and Benjamin Walker is:
William Wilson Walker was born 1822 in Wakefield?, Yorkshire, England, was christened 27th Oct 1822 in St John, Wakefield, and died 1911 age 88 in Learmonth (near Ballarat), Victoria, Australia.
Descendant Register, Generation No. 2
William Wilson Walker (Mary Metcalf1) was born 1822 in Wakefield?, Yorkshire, England, was christened 27th Oct 1822 in St John, Wakefield, and died 1911 age 88 in Learmonth (near Ballarat), Victoria, Australia. He married Isabella Strong in Leeds, North West Yorkshire?, daughter of Anne or Ann Strong. She was born Abt 1817 in Blackburn?, Lancashire, England, was christened 11th Jan 1818 in Blackburn, and died 29th Jan 1882 age 65 in Talbot (near Maryborough), Victoria, Australia. She was buried in Amherst / Talbot.
Children of William Wilson Walker and Isabella Strong are:
John Rushton Walker was born Abt 1846 in Leeds, North West Yorkshire, England, and died 1886 age 40 in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He married Jessie Thomson 1869 in Victoria, Australia, daughter of William Thomson and Agnes Ireland. She was born 3rd May 1853 in Markinch, Fifeshire, Scotland, and died 1939 age 86 in Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Emma Walker was born Abt 1849 in Leeds, North West Yorkshire, England, and died 1928 age 79 in Geelong West, Victoria, Australia.
William Wilson Walker was born 1857 in Amherst (near Maryborough), Victoria, Australia, and died 30 Aug 1917 age 60 in Learmonth (near Ballarat), Victoria, Australia.
Mary Ann Walker was born 1859 in Amherst (near Maryborough), Victoria, Australia, and died 1931 age 72 in Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She married William Hector Hogg 1884, son of William Hogg and Mary Ann Pearce. He was born 1859 in Amherst (near Maryborough), Victoria, Australia, and died 1931 age 71 in Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Joseph Mitchell Walker was born 1861 in Amherst (near Maryborough), Victoria, Australia, and died 1939 age 78 in Maryborough, Victoria, Australia.
Descendant Register, Generation No. 3
Emma Walker (William Wilson Walker2, Mary Metcalf1) was born Abt 1849 in Leeds, North West Yorkshire, England, and died 1928 age 79 in Geelong West, Victoria, Australia. She was buried in Eastern Cemetery. She married John McAlpine 1874 in Victoria, Australia. He was born Abt 1840-1853 in Mauchline?, Ayrshire, Scotland, and died in Clunes / Ballarat?, Victoria?, Australia? or ?.
Children of Emma Walker and John McAlpine are:
William McAlpine was born 1876 in Clunes (near Ballarat), Victoria, Australia, and died 1947 age 72 in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Mary Ann McAlpine was born 1878 in Clunes (near Ballarat), Victoria, Australia, and died 1967 age 89 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
John Dugald McAlpine was born 1880 in Clunes (near Ballarat), Victoria, Australia, and died 1952 age 72 in East Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Isabella McAlpine was born 1885 in Clunes (near Ballarat), Victoria, Australia, and died 1973 age 88 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
Benjamin Walker b. at Armley near Leeds on April 20th 1821. w engineering firm Messrs Newton, & Taylor, Water Lane , Leeds. One of first members of the literary society formed at Armley about 1838. 1845 went to Belfast. 1847 returned to Leeds
d. April 14, 1891 at his residence Moor Allerton Hall, Leeds.
He was b ~ 7 years before Benjamin Landley Walker b. 1828, the younger brother of Lucy Walker Holmes. Lucy was the (first) mother-in-law of g grandfather William Webster.
The Holmes and Websters remained connected long after the death of Mary Ann Holmes Webster. Mary Ann's brother Joshua spent time in San Francisco (1880) with his nephews and 2nd wife. He also spent time with
Here is the other Benamin Walker - probably not related, but with a story very similar to that of William Webster
OTHER WALKER There is a connection with my family .
My 1st Grandfather is John Brown Walker of Armley .My 2nd Gt Grandfather is Reuben Walker Born Armley 1838 , My 3rd Gt GF, his father John Walker born Middleton, 1789-1844 buried at Armley he being the .the son of my 4th Gt GF. -Benjamin Walker (1758-1811( married Mary Moor and had Seven Children .
One of his Son,s Benjamin (1789-1855) the father of your Benjamin married Elizabeth Wilkinson and had the Son (your) Benjamin Walker Born 20th April 1821 Christened in the Wesleyan Chapel 13 May 1821 of which I have the actual hand written records (somewhere) .
We do not know who Benjamin (Born Armley 1821 married or any any thing about his family. If you have any more information on this man,his family or any connection with your group please advise.
Thank you for the extensive interesting historical report