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Descendants of William Walters b 1861 d 1937

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John Report 7 Dec 2011 03:17

William was my grandfather and I am descended from his second marriage.

His first marriage is a total mystery in spite of the fact that as a teenager I worked for a firm of accountants called Nursey & Co in Earls Court, London and there was lady working in the office who was named Emily Walters and I was told she was my aunt. Naturally being a totally self-absorbed teenager I didn't enquire further!
Now all my ancestors are dead and I have no-one to ask about her.
I would be most interested to trace any living relations from that side of the family and learn about the first marriage of my grandfather. If anyone can help I would be most grateful.
John Walters


jax Report 7 Dec 2011 04:24

Where was william born? also where did he die? who was his 2nd wife?

Have you tried to find his marriage on freebmd?

Have you tried the search trees for any connections?


patchem Report 7 Dec 2011 08:28

If you get his wedding certificate it will have his Father's name on it, which will help in finding him in the censuses, and possibly directly show his first family.
Do you know when his second marriage took place - when was your Father born?

This death?
William Walters
Birth Date: abt 1862
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1937
Age at Death: 75
Registration district: Lambeth
Inferred County: Greater London
Volume: 1d
Page: 331


Flick Report 7 Dec 2011 12:00

To find marriage(s). look at the following site

Who were his parents?

Where was he born?

When did you work with Emily?

Was she single? How old would she have been?


Cynthia Report 9 Dec 2011 09:13

I let John know about his replies to both this and his thread on Find Ancestors (Ann Walters).

He has replied to me but I don't think he has been able to find his way back - he is in Australia but I have assured him that there are always people around 24.7. :-D

John, if you get back well as replying to the queries, it would be worthwhile taking jax's advice and putting the names you are researching into the Search trees box above.

You have William down as being born in Guildford - there are 4 or 5 other members who have the same person in their trees. You can contact them for further information.



Flick Report 9 Dec 2011 10:46

Using the GUILDFORD info (thank you ,Cynthia)....................why didn't you include the location in your post, John?........................

Births Dec 1861 (>99%)

WALTERS William Guildford 2a 50

Marriages Dec 1902 (>99%)

Eyre Gertrude Binford Guildford 2a 183
Moore Alice Sophia Guildford 2a 183 <<<<<<<<<<
Morrison Alexander Guildford 2a 183
Walters William Guildford 2a 183 <<<<<<<<<<<


1911 census - household transcription
Person: WALTERS, William
Address: 19 Westbourne Street W

CLAYTON-EAST, Augusta Marianne Head Spinster F 50 1861 Independent Paddington VIEW
WALTER, Alice Sophia Servant Married F 45 1866 House Keeper Sherley N and S Northampton VIEW
WALTERS, William Of The Above Married M 49 1862 Army Pensioner Door Attendant Shere Surrey VIEW
DAVIES, Mary Violet House Parlourmaid Spinster F 21 1890 House Parlourmaid Domestic Goldstone Surrey VIEW
WALTERS, John Son Of William Walters M 7 1904 School Woking Surrey VIEW
WALTERS, Wallace Robert Son Of William Walters M 5 1906 School Flat Hants VIEW

This may be a red herring, as there were no penalties for not registering births until 1875, and 'your' William's birth may simply not have been registered.

We need you to answer the questions posed.........


Flick Report 9 Dec 2011 10:50


Name: William Walters
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1862
Gender: Male
Where born: Spire, Surrey, England

Civil parish: Aldershot
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England

Street Address: "1st Battalion 2nd Queens Royal Regimemt"

Employment status: View image
Occupation: Private 1/2nd Regiment

Registration district: Farnham
Sub-registration district: Frimley
ED, institution, or vessel: First Battalion 2nd Queens Royal Regiment
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 786
Folio: 28
Page Number: 13


Flick Report 9 Dec 2011 10:52


Name: William Walters
Age: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1862
Relation: Boarder
Gender: Male
Where born: Shere, Surrey, England

Civil parish: Woking
Ecclesiastical parish: Christchurch
County/Island: Surrey
Country: England

Registration district: Guildford
Sub-registration district: Woking
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 108
Piece: 596
Folio: 56
Page Number: 16
Household Members: Name Age
Deborah Moore 57
Uri Moore 22
William Walters 39 ********************Widower
Frank James 22
Frank Bishop 22
Walter Bishop 19


Flick Report 9 Dec 2011 11:00

I can't see him in 1891...possibly serving overseas


Flick Report 9 Dec 2011 11:12


Christening: 26 JAN 1862 Shere, Surrey, England

Mother: LUCY

Batch No.: C013774


Flick Report 9 Dec 2011 11:16

I realise that none of the info relates to the man's descendants, but it's often necessary to work backwards before one is able to come forwards


Flick Report 9 Dec 2011 11:23

Name: Lucy Walters
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date: 01 Jan 1860
Baptism/Christening Place: SHERE,SURREY,ENGLAND
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Name Note:
Father's Name: William Walters
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Lucy
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C01377-4
System Origin: England-ODM
Source Film Number: 1042201
Reference Number:


Flick Report 9 Dec 2011 11:29



Name: Lucy Walters
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
Relation: Servant
Gender: Female
Where born: Shiere, Surrey, England
Civil parish: Yoxford
Town: Yoxford
County/Island: Suffolk
Country: England
Registration district: Blything
Sub-registration district: Westleton
ED, institution, or vessel: 10
Household schedule number: 144
Piece: 1768
Folio: 19
Page Number: 29
Household Members: Name Age
Edward Lawyer 55
Jane Lawyer 56
John C Lomax 17
Alice C Lomax 12
Ellen Lomax 10
Mary C Windsor 26
Charles Watkins 24
Orlando Goldsmith 15
Lucy Walters 35 **********Widow
Eve C Chapman 26
Mary C Ford 18
Dinah Mayhew 30


Name: Lucy Walters
[Lucy Puttock]
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
Relation: Daughter
Mother's Name: Ann Puttock
Gender: Female
Where born: Shere, Surrey, England

Civil parish: Shere
County/Island: Surrey
Country: England

Registration district: Guildford
Sub-registration district: Albury
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 138
Piece: 426
Folio: 46
Page Number: 24
Household Members: Name Age
Ann Puttock 65
Emma Puttock 26
Lucy Walters 24
Lucy Walters 1

Ancestry have attached the wrong image for I can't check the marital status


Flick Report 9 Dec 2011 12:12

For anyone else looking at this..the info about William is the right man.........John already had all of it (apart from 1911)


Cynthia Report 9 Dec 2011 12:58

Has John been in touch with you then Flick? He has opened but not replied to my second reminder..... :-S



Flick Report 9 Dec 2011 13:22

Yes, Cynthia, I've had a very lengthy PM, to which I responded with advice about posting replies on here...............

Perhaps he'll answer our questions when he finds his way back here again.........



Cynthia Report 9 Dec 2011 13:27

Thanks Flick. :-D


patchem Report 9 Dec 2011 17:55

Does that mean that Emily was born between 1881 and 1901?


Flick Report 9 Dec 2011 22:04

Until John provides some answers, there's no way of knowing.

As William was a serving soldier, he could have married and sired offspring overseas. I certainly haven't been able to find him in 1891.

John's PM to me was , as I said, lengthy, but it contained nothing which was in any way helpful.


John Report 9 Dec 2011 23:45

Oh dear! I am being curmudgeonly in not using the Board correctly and replying by using the "Send Message" button rather than the "Add your reply" box at the end of the the thread.
Apologies to all.
I am very grateful that skilled researchers like yourselves are interested in helping me.
Whilst it is true that I had much of the information you turned up I did not know that my grandfather had an older sister called Lucy, nor did the details revealed by the 1911 census.
Incidentally, my grandfather's father, also confusingly called William, died before he was born, so my great grandmother Lucy was left with a very small child and one yet to be born. Not easy.