Walkers of Avenham Tower revisited again

I finally found my mother’s grandmother Mary Agnes (Polly) Walker listed on FamilySearch.org in the 1881 census as living at 1 Avenham Tower. It shows her as being born in 1857, which tallies with the 16 FEB 1857 d.o.b that my cousin Hamish has for her, although the census has her as being born in Preston rather than Manchester.

It also has her mother listed as Mary H. Walker (Widowed) born in 1830 in Preston, which gives us some clues as far as tracing her marriage and therefore her maiden name. This might help us establish if there is a connection with the Peel family given the family story about her first memory being sitting on the knee of Robert (Sir) Peel in an open carriage, being driven through cheering crowds in Preston, Lancs. I also think that it’s pretty certain that the (of Ayneham Towers??) Walker(??) who my cousin Hamish has as being the possible wife of Edward Marwood, is actually Mary H. Walker the mother of Mary Agnes (Polly) Walker .

As mentioned in my previous post, I also think that the Leo, Charles and Stanley Marwoods who my cousin Hamish has as possible children of Edward Marwood and  of Ayneham Towers??) Walker(??) are more likely to be the children of Mary H. Walker and siblings of Mary Agnes (Polly) Walker. The 1881 Census has Charles listed as being a Joiner & Builder and son of Mary H. Walker. There’s no mention of Leo or Stanley though.

Wonder if these Walkers can be found in the 1871 and 1861 censuses.

Name: Mary A. Walker
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Birth Year: 1857
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England
Relationship to Head of Household: Daur
Marital Condition: Unknown
Profession / Occupation:
Address: 1 Avenham Tower
Census Place: Preston, Lancashire, England

Name: Mary H. Walker
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Birth Year: 1830
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Marital Condition: Widowed
Profession / Occupation: House Holder
Address: 1 Avenham Tower
Census Place: Preston, Lancashire, England

Name: Charles Walker
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Birth Year: 1856
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Marital Condition: Unknown
Profession / Occupation: Joiner & Builder
Address: 1 Avenham Tower
Census Place: Preston, Lancashire, England

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