WALTON names of interest

SURNAMES of interest in the WALTON family tree;

Below are the SURNAMES that are of interest to me in the WALTON branch of my family tree, listed alphabetically  (for ease of searching). Where I can, I include a brief summery about each family name, or about individuals in that family; where they lived, their occupations, etc.

Clicking on the highlighted SURNAME will link you to any posts on this website that have been “tagged” as relating to that name. If a SURNAME tag appears to be “broken”, it could be that I haven’t (yet) posted anything onto aFamilyHistoryBlog about that family surname. You are welcome to contact me to check. I would appreciate being alerted if any tags/links aren’t working correctly. Thanks.

For a complete list of all SURNAMES of interest to me in all branches of my family, please see the Surnames of Interest page.

Alternative spelling variations will be shown in italics.


ANDERSON ; from Inverugie, Aberdeenshire (ABD) / Durness, Sutherland (SUT); 1700 – 1900. Hughina Forbes ANDERSON [iv], b. 1796, Durness, SUT, d. 1858, Milton, Glasgow, LKS, m. 1817, in Edinburgh, MLN – to Thomas Balfour NICOLSON. See; http://bayanne.info/Shetland/getperson.php?personID=I404766&tree=ID1 . [TR] [PP] [TBC]

BALFOUR ; from Orkney (OKI); 1700 – 1850. Elizabeth BALFOUR [v], b. 1758, Kirkwall, OKI, d. ???, m. 1787, at Kirkwall, OKI – to Robert NICOLSON. See; http://bayanne.info/Shetland/getperson.php?personID=I404794&tree=ID1 . [TR] [PP] [TBC]

BARR ; Renfrewshire (REW); 1700 – 1850. Mary BARR [v] (Y? – Y?), m. James HENDERSON. Son John HENDERSON [iv], b. 1797, Houston, REW. [TR]

DONWIDDY (or DUNWODE) ; from Scotby / Wetheral, Cumberland (CUL); 1700 – 1850. Elizabeth DONWIDDY (or DUNWODE) [vi], (1748, Ambrose Holme, Scotby (CUL) – 1827, Ambrose Holme, CUL), m.circa 1769 – to John WIGHAM. See; http://benbeck.co.uk/fh/wigham.html#P4.%20BETTE%20WIGHAM%20born%20DUNWODE , https://archive.org/details/memoirsoflifegos00wigh & https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=gBsZAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover . [PP]

GANDY ; from Fallowfield, Lancashire (LAN); pre 1850. Mary GANDY [iv], (Y? – Y?), m. ??? – to John WALTON, of Longsight Hall, Fallowfield, Manchester [TBC] [TR]

GLENNY ; Aberdeen (ADB) / Glasgow, Lanarkshire (LKS); 1750 – 1900. James GLENNY [v], (1777 – 1804), m.1798, at Kinmuck, ABD – to Elizabeth WIGHAM. Their daughter, Jane GLENNY [iv], (1801 – 1848, Glasgow), m. 1824 – to James SMEAL. See; https://archive.org/details/memoirsoflifegos00wigh & https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=gBsZAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover . [PP]

GORDON ; Latheron, (CAI) / Durness, Sutherland (SUT); 1700 – 1850. Barbara GORDON [v], b. 1766, Latheron, CAI, d. 1826, m. 1793, in Durness, SUT – to James ANDERSON. See; http://bayanne.info/Shetland/getperson.php?personID=I404779&tree=ID1 . [TR] [PP] [TBC]

HENDERSON ; from Paisley, Renfrewshire (REW); 1700 – 1900. Helen Urie HENDERSON [ii], (1859, Paisley, REW – 1945), m. 1890 – to Edward Arthur WALTON. (n.b. these are not related to the “HENDERSON”s on the CADZOW branch of Matt’s family!). [TR]

MacKENZIE ; from Orkney (OKI); 1700 – 1850. Mary MACKENZIE [vi], b.bef. 1739, OKI, d. 1794, m. 1759, to Thomas BALFOUR. See; http://bayanne.info/Shetland/getperson.php?personID=I404808&tree=ID1 . [TR] [PP] [TBC]

NICOLSON ; from Dundee, Angus / Kirkwall, Orkney (ANS / OKI); 1700 – 1900. Thomas Balfour NICOLSON [iv], b. 1793, Kirkwall, OKI, d. 1865, Glasgow, LKS, m. 1787, in Kirkwall, OKI – to Hughina Forbes ANDERSON. Their daughter, Eliza Anne NICOLSON [iii], m. Jackson WALTON. See; http://bayanne.info/Shetland/getperson.php?personID=I404775&tree=ID1 . [TR] [PP] [TBC]

SCOTT ; from Renfrewshire (REW); 1700 – 1850. Elizabeth SCOT [v], (Y? – Y?), m. 1790, at Paisley, REW – to John URIE. Their daughter, Helen URIE [iv], (1798, Ferguslie, REW – 1878, Pollockshields), m. 1818, at High Paisley – to John HENDERSON. [TR]

SMEAL ; Glasgow (LKS) / West Hempstead, London (LND); 1700 – 1900. James SMEAL [iv], (cir.1798 – 1847, Glasgow), m. 1824 – to Jane GLENNY. Their daughter, Jemima SMEAL [iii], (1832 -1908), m. James HENDERSON. See; https://archive.org/details/memoirsoflifegos00wigh & https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=gBsZAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover . [PP]

TEASDALE (or TEASDALL / TEISDELL) ; from Penrith/ Ousby / Whitehaven/ Alston, Cumberland (CUL); 1600 – 1800. John TEASDALE [viii], (1679, Ousby, CUL – 1747), m. 1718, at Limestone Brae, West Allendale, NBL – to Jannet REAY (or REA) (1698 – cir.1748). Their daughter, Rachel TEASDALE [vii], (cir.1722, Alston, CUL – 1813, Allendale, NBL), m. 1746 – to William WIGHAM. See; http://benbeck.co.uk/fh/watson2b.html#M31.%20RACHEL%20WIGHAM%20born%20TEASDALE , https://archive.org/details/memoirsoflifegos00wigh & https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=gBsZAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover [PP]

TRAILL ; from Orkney (OKI); 1650 – 1800. Elizabeth TRAILL [vii], b.bef. 1695, Tirlot, OKI, d. ???, m. John BALFOUR. See; http://bayanne.info/Shetland/getperson.php?personID=I404806&tree=ID1 [TR] [PP] [TBC]

URIE ; from Renfrewshire (REW); 1700 – 1900. John URIE [v], (Y? – Y?), m. 1790, at Paisley, REW – to Elizabeth SCOT. Their daughter, Helen URIE [iv], (1798, Ferguslie, REW – 1878, Pollockshields), m. 1818, at High Paisley – to John HENDERSON, who was Provost of Paisley; 1841 – 1844. [TR]

WALTON ; from Fallowfield, Lancashire (LAN); pre 1850. John WALTON [iv], of Longsight Hall, Fallowfield, Manchester, married Mary GANDY (dates unknown!) [TBC]. Their son, Jackson WALTON [iii] (1809 – 1873), moved to Aberdeen and then Glasgow. Download a WALTON ancestor “pedigree”file (.pdf) HERE. (details to be checked. Some vague details, and differing sources which may be contradictory!). [MI] [TR] [PP]

WIGHAM ; from Allendale / Coanwood / Haltwhistle, Northumberland (NBL), then Aberdeenshire (ABD); 1600 – 1900. John WIGHAM [vi], (1749, Coanwood, NBL – 1839), m.cir.1769 – to Elizabeth DONWIDDY (or DUNWODE). Their daughter, Elizabeth WIGHAM [v], (1779 – 1854), m.1798, at Kinmuck, ABD – to James GLENNY. See; http://benbeck.co.uk/fh/wigham.html#P3.%20JOHN%20WIGHAM , https://archive.org/details/memoirsoflifegos00wigh & https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=gBsZAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover . [PP]


Counties are abbreviated using the Chapman codes. All locations should be read as being located within the British Isles, unless another country is clearly stated. I have set the “dates of interest” quite broad, to try and cover one or more generations on either side of those that I already know of.

[i] [ii] [iii] [iv] [v] [vi] [vii] [viii] – represents the generation of my family tree that the person named belongs to, counting backwards. [i] = my Great Grandparents. [v] = my 5x Gt Grandparents.

At the end of each entry is a note about the kinds of sources that I have for that branch family;

  • [FP] = Family Papers, original documents, etc. I generally have high confidence in the accuracy of information from such original sources!
  • [MI] = Monumental inscriptions, (gravestones, etc.)
  • [PCR] = Parish and/or Census Records.
  • [PP] = Publications (books, newspapers, non-family websites, etc)
  • [TR] = Family Trees from other people (distant relations), on paper, or online.
  • [TBC] = To be confirmed – information that I’m cautious about! Records need checking & original sources finding!

* My sources;

HENDERSON tree – from John Henderson GrayLetters and trees from John Henderson Gray (to H.P. Hutchison) dated 5th Nov 1997 and ? Feb. 2003 ?, and to me in Jan 2017. John is a descendant of James HENDERSON and Jemima SMEAL

URIE messages – Messages/contact made via URIE message board at GenForum and resulting e-mail from Helen Kinsey – a descendant of John URIE and Mary CUNNINGHAM.

A letter to me from Robin HUTCHISON (my Gt Uncle) in Aug 2004, including various notes about the WALTON family.

International Genealogical Index (IGI) – My own searches of the index, used mainly to double-check other sources. Not to be fully relied on by itself. Given the chance I like to look at the OPR microfilms (from which the IGI is transcribed), which tend to contain many more details than the IGI.

Shetland Family History website – which I found in December 2016 (see HERE). A database of over 445,000 people, compiled by Tony Gott “covering the family history of anyone from Shetland, including those who have ancestors who have moved away at some stage in the past.” See the entry for Edward Arthur WALTON, HERE. (Note; I have yet to check out the details of Eliza Anne NICOLSON’s ancestry for myself. Some details vary a little from what I had before, and I want to make more checks sometime!).

WIGHAM family records – found Dec.2016/Jan.2017, including on-line family trees by John Little, and (especially) Ben Beck. Also books (on-line); the “Memoirs of the Life, Gospel Labours, and Religious Experience of John Wigham”, and “Some Account of the Rise of the Society of Friends in Cornwood in Northumberland”, along with various other sources of Quaker records, all of which I identified through Ben Beck’s website.

My apologies if I’ve missed any particular sources or credits that I should have given. I believe that these are my major sources.wordle-walton-2-2017

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