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The WALKERs in OLD GORGE CEMETERY, Woodville

Journal by ngairedith

The WALKER FAMILY members buried in the
Old Gorge Cemetery in Woodville are:

BENJAMIN PARKES Walker (1835-1900)
- possibly the brother of Enoch
5 May 1882 Notice is hereby given that I, the undersigned Benjamin Parks Walker, of Hokitika, do hereby give notice that I desire to obtain, and will at the Annual Licensing Meeting for the Licensing District of the Borough of Hokitika, to be holden at Hokitika, on the eighth day of June, 1882, apply for a certificate authorising the issue of a renewal of the Publicans' License, and a Night License for a house situate in Revell-stree, know as the "Newcastle Hotel"
25 January `897 Benjamin P. Walker, licensee of the Railway Hotel, Johnsonville, was charge with having sold drink to William Picken after hours on Saturday, 26th December. Walker was defended by Mr Beere (I kid you not)
12 May 1900 I, Elizabeth Winifred Walker, of Woodville, being the sole Executor of the will of the late Benjamin Parkes Walker, of Woodville, who was the holder of a Publicans License in respect of tthe house and premises situate at Vogel-street, Woodville, known as the "Post-office Hotel", do hereby give notice that I desire to obtain, and will at the next Licensing Meeting to be holden at the Court-house Woodville, on the 7th day of June, 1900, apply for a transfer of the said License from myself to William Nixon Walker, my appointee.
Benjamin died 1 May 1900 aged 65
buried Grave 11, Block 1
HEADSTONE READS
Remembrance
Benjamin P. Walker
born 1835, died 1900
To memory ever dear


ELIZA ANN Walker (1863-1932 nee GROVES)
second wife of Enoch Walker
died 24 Nov 1932 aged 69
buried Grave 51, Block 18
HEADSTONE READS
In loving memory of our dear mother
Eliza Ann Walker, died 24th Nov. 1932


ENOCH Walker (1840-1907)
born 5 June 5 1840 Masham, North Yorkshire, England
died 11 Sep 1907 aged 67
buried Grave 26, Block 3
HEADSTONE READS
In loving memory of our dear mother
Eliza Ann Walker, died 24th Nov. 1932
see his notes at end


ESTHER MARY Walker (1870-1929)
sondaughterdied 3 January 1929 aged 59
buried Grave 26, Block 2
HEADSTONE READS
In loving memory of Enoch Walker
who died Sep. 11 1907, aged 67 years
Also Hector Walker, died July 14 1900
Also Esther Mary Walker, died Jan. 2 1929


HECTOR GREENHAIGH Walker (1899-1900)
died 14 July 1900 aged 7 months
buried Grave 27, Block 3
HEADSTONE READS
In loving memory of Enoch Walker
who died Sep. 11 1907, aged 67 years
Also Hector Walker, died July 14 1900
Also Esther Mary Walker, died Jan. 2 1929


ISABEL RHODA Walker (1887-1963)
died 11 Nov 1963 aged 76
buried Grave 28, Block EXT 1
HEADSTONE READS
In loving memory of
Isabel Rhoda Walker
died 11th Nov. 1963, aged 78 years
"In my father's house"


IVY BELLE Walker (1889-1981)
died 11 April 1981 aged 92
buried Grave 7, Block EXT 5A
HEADSTONE READS
WALKER:
Leonard Ainsworth, 1886 - 1952
Son of Enoch and Eliza
Ivy Belle, 1889 - 1981 nee Hammond of Akaroa
Loving parents of Donald Stanley and (by adoption) Isla June
Devoted grandparents and great grandparents


IVY GERTIE Walker (1892-1911)
daughter of Enoch WALKER & Eliza Ann GROVES
died 30 July 1911 aged 19
buried Grave 31, Block 9
HEADSTONE READS
In loving memory of
Ivy, beloved daughter of Enoch & Eliza Walker
Who died July 30 1911, aged 19 years
"Gone but not forgotten"
Also Olive, dearly beloved wife of L. A. Walker
died June 8 1917, aged 30 years
"Loved one Gone".


JANE Walker (1841-1879 nee GREENHAIGH)
first wife of Enoch Walker
They married in 1864 in Darcy Lever, Lancashire, England
ENOCH & JANE had 7 known children (born in NZ):
1865 - Thomas Henry Walker
1867 - Enoch John Marsden Walker
1869 - Esther Mary Walker
1871 - Emily Jane Walker
1872 - Margaret Isabel Walker
1874 - James Percy Walker
1876 - Florence Amelia Walker
Jane died 2 years later, 24 May 1879, aged 36
Enoch next married on 13 June 1881 & had 11 more children

JOYCE LOUISA ELIZABETH Walker (1908-1956)
died 18 June 1956 aged 48
buried Grave 41, Block EXT 2
HEADSTONE READS
In loving memory of
Joyce, beloved wife of Reg. Walker
Died 18th June 1956, aged 49 years
Also Reg, loved husband of Joyce
Died 18th Nov. 1967, aged 58 years
No mention of Reginald Walker in the database or in the original records


LEONARD AINSWORTH Walker (1887-1952)
died 4 March 1952 aged 65
buried Grave 7, Block EXT 5A
HEADSTONE READS
WALKER: Leonard Ainsworth, 1886 - 1952
Son of Enoch and Eliza
Ivy Belle, 1889 - 1981 nee Hammond of Akaroa
Loving parents of Donald Stanley and (by adoption) Isla June
Devoted grandparents and great grandparents


MARGARET OLIVE EVELINE Walker (1887-1917)
died 8 June 1917 aged 30
buried Grave 32, Block 9
HEADSTONE READS
In loving memory of
Ivy, beloved daughter of Enoch & Eliza Walker
Who died July 30 1911, aged 19 years
"Gone but not forgotten"
Also Olive, dearly beloved wife of L. A. Walker
died June 8 1917, aged 30 years
"Loved one Gone".


ROLAND HUGHSTALL Walker (1887-1965)
son of Enoch WALKER & Eliza Ann GROVES
died 24 Oct 1965 aged 78
buried Grave 88C, Block 22
HEADSTONE READS
In loving memory of Roland Hughstall
loved husband of Mary Martha Walker
Died 24th Oct. 1965, aged 78 years


THOMAS HENRY 'TOM' Walker (1862-1945)
son of Enoch WALKER & Jane GREENHAIGE
died 29 May 1945 aged 83
buried Grave 27, Block EXT 1
HEADSTONE READS
In loving memory of Tom Walker
died May 29th 1945, aged 83 years
"Trust in the Lord".


unknown Walker (1922-1922)
Premature son of R. Walker
No plot reserved.
Recognised in the Reserves, memorial sections of Woodville Old Gorge Cemetery
Memorial Plaque Inscription:
In memory of the stillborn and un-named infants buried in this cemetery in location described as "The Trees" - "The Plantation" - And "The Tree Reserve"
Erected by the Rotary club of Woodville, June 1999
There are at least 51 known burials in these areas


WILLIAM Walker (1939-1939)
died 13 Jan 1939 aged 1 day
buried Grave 26, Block 20
HEADSTONE READS
In loving memory of
William, beloved infant son of Albert & Lorraine Walker
Died 13th Jan. 1939, aged 1 day


NOTES
From the EVENING POST - 28th May 1877
RESIDENT MAGISTRATES COURT (Wellington)
- LARCENY -
Frederick Lyness was charged with stealing a pair of boots valued at 15s ($19.85 in May 2009) the property of Enoch Walker.
Enoch Walker stated that he was a bootmaker, residing in Willis-street

From the EVENING POST - 21st January 1879
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW ZEALAND
WELLINGTON DISTRICT - IN BANKRUPTCY -
In the matter of a Deed of Assignment, dated the 27th day of November, 1878, and filed in this Honorable Court on the said 27th day of November, 1878 and made between ENOCH WALKER of Wellington, bootmaker, of the first part; LIPMAN LEVY, of the same place, Merchant, of the second part; and all the creditors of the said Enoch Walker of the third part

Enoch was still in Wellington in 1879, as above, and was in Woodville by 1882, as below:

From the HAWKES BAY HERALD - 24th June 1882
SUPREME COURT - CRIMINAL SITTINGS
... Enoch Walker was the first witness called for the defence. He stated that he was a settler and a "cow doctor" at Woodville

From the EVENING POST - 7th September 1885
- TENDERS - WOODVILLE-MANGAHAO SPECIAL SETTLEMENT ASSOCIATION
Fresh tenders are hereby called for the survey &c., of the above-named Association's Block.
Tenders addressed to the Secretary of the above Association, Woodville, will close on the 10th day of September next.
Plans and specifications may be seen at the Survey offices in Wellington and Napier and at the office of the Woodville Examiner, Woodville.
Dated this 24th day of August 1885
ENOCH WALKER - Secretary, Woodville

From the EVENING POST - 24th May 1888
OUR WOODVILLE LETTER (other interesting Woodville news at that link including the name of 'Old Tom' Gilbert who ran the hotel - he is also buried here :-
An occurrence, which might have proved a very serious catastrophe to Mr Enoch Walker (a settler at Woodville) and his wife and family, who were returning home in a conveyance, transpired last week ...

From the BUSH ADVOCATE - 14th September 1907
The death is announced of Mr Enoch Walker, an old and highly respected resident of Woodville

From the EVENING POST - 31st January 1908
DECEASED PERSONS ESTATES
Following were the largest estates of deceased persons finally certified for stamp duty during the past month:-
etc etc and ..
Enoch Walker 1057 ($153,887 in Jan 2009)


More About Enoch Walker:
Occupation: 1881, Bootmaker
More About Enoch Walker and Jane Greenhalge:
Marriage: 1864, Darcy Lever, Lancashire, England


His brother THOMAS WALKER's (1831-1904) burial details
- Thomas owned the British Volunteer Hotel, Greytown

Surnames: GREENHAIGE HAMMOND WALKER
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on 2009-04-05 15:56:58

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Comments

by KableWalker on 2013-03-16 00:17:11

These are NOT my New Zealand Walkers as none of the christian names with those dates make any sense. My Walkers buried in New Zealand would be Gertrude (nee Lawrence), Hector Granville, Ivan, Victoria Gladys, David Corinthic, Cyril Noel Ann & a few infant males from around 1906 to 1916. My Walkers did not arrive from England until around 1906.

by ngairedith on 2013-03-16 05:23:53

no kay, these are just the Walkers buried at Old Gorge cemetery in Woodville,

your family left London, then Plymouth on 20 Oct 1906. They arrived into Wellington via Capetown and Hobart, about 4th December 1906. The whole ship had to be fumagated from stem to stern at Capetown for an outbreak of smallpox and when it arrived at Hobart only passengers for that port wre allowed off

from the newspapers of 14 Dec 1906:
... The voyage of the Corinthic from London was at one stage made interesting by a birth on board, the mother being a third class passenger, Mrs Walker. In honour of the ship and its captain the child was christened David Corinthic Walker. A subscription list was passed round, and realised between 8 and 9 (for the child of the ocean). The birth took place on the 23rd ult.
(so presuming Nov 23 1906 -- 8 to 9 is the same today as ($1250 - $1400)

to New Zealand, Destination: - Wellington
Port of departure: - London
Line: - Shaw Savill & Albion Co Limited
Name of Ship: - Corinthic
Contract ticket number: - 011348
Occupation: - None
Passengers: - Gertrude Walker 31; Gladys Walker 8; Ed Walker 4; Hector Walker 2

William Walker
Gertrude (nee Lawrence) - his wife
Victoria Gladys Walker - his daughter
Edward Alfred Walker - his son (died Port Macquarie)
Hector Granville Walker - his son
- another son, William Gerald Walker (1899-1902), died before they left

This also means any of their children born after David were born in New Zealand

of interest The Marylebone Club Cricket team was also on board and played their opening match of the tour in New Plymouth 7th Dec

by ngairedith on 2013-03-16 06:10:42

AND... (rereading that) it looks as though husband William was not on the ticket so, as he died in Wellington he obviously did come, so possible he arrived before them ?? - within 9 months of them :)
ALSO, the newspaper article would have normally said "wife of William Walker gave birth"

by Pattied on 2013-03-17 22:38:05

Hi ngairedith
I'm Pattie Dickson - I have just come across this site for Walkers. My G/grandather Benjamin Parks Walker of Hokitika married Annie Slovin and their child was my grandmother Elizabeth Winifred Walker who married grandfather William Loveday of Woodville. You have helped me with the Loveday family so I wondered if you knew where Benjamin and Annie came from. It doesn't look like we are related to the above Walkers.
Regards Pattie

by ngairedith on 2013-03-18 05:11:23

hi Pattie,
well, Enoch was born in 1840 in Masham, North Yorkshire, England & I think they may have been brothers. Enoch runs down that family and their father may have also been Enoch

by Pattied on 2013-03-18 19:24:38

Thank you very much for your help, looks like they were brothers. Will search some more. Regards Pattie

by zuluspiri on 2013-07-23 01:56:21

Hi there
The above mentioned walkers are related to my family. And are a new lead for me.
I have some information about Enoch, brother to Thomas. But there is no mention of a brother Benjamin.
I'd like to talk to more people about this line. I haven't figured out how yet but they are related somewhere along the lines to the de Malmanche family.
You can email me at kyleighmwood@gmail.com
Thanks
Kyleigh

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