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Richard Walker (b.1814)

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Richard Walker (c1814-1890) aka Richard Walker the younger, of Richard Walker and Brother and Walker, Smith and Co

c1814 Born at Bury the son of Richard Walker, an Iron Merchant.

1837 Married at Manchester to Winifred Sarah Watkins

1871 Living at Belle Vue, Bury: Richard Walker (age 57 born Bury), Chairman of Bury Improvement Commission, Engineer and Ironfounder Master employing 245 men and 56 boys under the age of 21 years. Married but no wife listed. With two daughters and son Roger Walker (age 24 born Bury), Clerk to his father.[1]

1890 Died. 'The death is announced of Mr. Richard Walker, of Bury, aged years. Mr. Walker, whose father was the first member of Parliament for Bury, was one of the best-known and most highly esteemed natives of that town.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. Burnley Express - Saturday 29 March 1890