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Charles Walton

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Charles Walton (1809-1865) machine maker of Leeds

1809 Born in Halifax, the son of John Walton and his wife Mary

1831 Married(1) at Leeds to Ann Vincent. Charles is a machine maker

1840 February 26th. Married(2) 'Same day, at Salem chapel, by the Rev. John Ely, Mr. Charles Walton, of the firm of Walton, Morton, and Co. machine makers, to Miss Catherine Mooney, both of this town.'[1]

1841 Living at Mulberry Place, Hunslett, Leeds: Charles Walton (age c30), Master Machine Maker. With his wife Catherine Walton (age c25) and their two children Charles Vincent Walton (age c7) and Elizabeth (?) Walton (age 7 months).[2]

1841 Indenture. '...INDENTURE bearing Date the Tenth Day of June, 1841, Charles Walton, Jonathan Morton, and Jonathan Peel, all of Leeds, in the County of York, Machine Manufacturers and Copartners in Trade, have CONVEYED and ASSIGNED all their Partnership Estate and Effects whatsoever, to Richard Constantine Hay, of Leeds aforesaid, Surgeon, and Ambrose Edmund Butler, of Kirkstall, in the Parish of Leeds aforesaid, Iron Founder, as Trustees...'[3][4]

1847 Self-acting and screw cutting lathe. Available with scroll chuck.[5]

1851 Living at Meadow lane, Hunslett, Leeds: Chas Walton (age 42 born Halifax), Machine maker. With his wife Catherine Walton (age 46 born Tipperary, Ireland) and their four children; Chas Vincent Walton (age 17 born Holbeck), Machine maker; John Thos Walton (age 8 born Holbeck); Cornelius Walton (age 6 born Holbeck); and Elizth Ann Walton (age 10 born Holbeck). Also a lodger W. C. Bodley (age 19 born Exeter), Machine maker. One servant.[6]

1852 Small slide and screw cutting lathe. Also hand punch and shearing machine. Also boring machine.

1852 Large boring machine

1861 Living at 34 Meadow Road, Hunslett, Leeds: Charles Walton (age 52 born Halifax), Machine maker. With his wife Catherine Walton (age 58 born Ireland) and their four children; Charles V. Walton (age 27 born Leeds), Mechanic (Iron); Elizabeth Ann Walton (age 20 born Leeds); John T. Walton (age 18 born Leeds); and Cornelius Walton (age 16 born Leeds), in a Law Office.

1865 February 29th. Died at Meadow Road, Hunslett, machine tool maker. Probate to John Thomas Walton, machine tool maker, and Cornelius Walton, banker's clerk.

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Sources of Information

  1. Leeds Mercury - Saturday 29 February 1840
  2. 1841 Census
  3. The London Gazette Publication date:16 July 1841 Issue:19999 Page:1870
  4. Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 17 July 1841
  5. 1847 Engineer and Machinist's Assistant Plate L
  6. 1851 Census