WALLER Chart 0800

This is a Chart for Walter Waller and Elizabeth Greenfield

 

married
about
1752

 
   

1
WALTER WALLER
born about
 1727
baptised
19th September 1827
St Mary
Horsham, Sussex
died 
June 1791 
Aged 64
buried
 
26th June 1791
Holy Trinity
Rudgwick, Sussex

 

2
ELIZABETH GREENFIELD
born 1732
died
November 1811
 Aged 79 years
buried
 23rd November 1811
Holy Trinity
Rudgwick, Sussex


3
Walter
WALLER

born about
1755
Rudgwick, Sussex
baptised
31st January 1755
Holy Trinity

Rudgwick, Sussex

married
4th December 1783
All Saints
Witley, Surrey
witnesses
John WOODS
Sarah WALLER
(by Licence)
Mary
HOLLOWAY


4
Elizabeth
WALLER
born about
1760
Rudgwick, Sussex
baptised
21st April 1760
Holy Trinity
Rudgwick, Sussex

married
18th May 1779
Rudgwick, Susse
Holy Trinityx
licence
with consent of parents
witnesses
Elizabeth AGATE
Walter WALLER
John
KILLICK Jnr
5
Martha
WALLER
born about
1764
Rudgwick, Sussex
baptised
16th July 1764
Holy Trinity
Rudgwick, Sussex
6
Sarah
WALLER
born about
1767
Rudgwick, Sussex
baptised
11th February 1767
Holy Trinity
Rudgwick, Sussex
possibly
died
 September 1793 
Rudgwick, Sussex 
Aged 26 

married
8th September 1790
Holy Trinity
Rudgwick, Sussex
witnesses
Walter WALLER
Elorith ? AGATE
Martha WALLER
Mary WALLER
William
AGATE
7
Martha
WALLER
born about
1769
Rudgwick, Sussex
baptised
26th March 1769
Holy Trinity
Rudgwick, Sussex
possibly died
 March quarter
1852
Hambledon District
, Surrey
Aged 82

married
3rd March 1794
Holy Trinity
Rudgwick, Sussex
witnesses
Thos IRELAND
Elizth STREET
William
STREET
8
James
WALLER
born about
1772
Rudgwick, Sussex
baptised
15th March 1772
Holy Trinity
Rudgwick, Sussex
occupation
1841 Ind.
died
Milford, Surrey
Age 74 years
buried
17th November 1846
Holy Trinity
Rudgwick, Sussex
   
  1. IGI baptism
    At the 1748/1749 Lent Assizes Walter and William WALLER were accused of stealing a sheep worth 10/6d from William GARDNER. They were found not guilty and discharged. Further research is being undertaken to find out if this Walter WALLER was the person involved.
    THE ACCUSED On the Tuesday afternoon of the 1748/1749 Lent Assizes the jury was sworn in.
    Henry Galland Joseph Fuller
    Walter Galland John Allingham
    Jonathan Betchley William Faulkner
    James Burt John Burt
    Walter Chatfield Thomas Buckwell
    John Gannard Nicholas Vinall
    That afternoon they listened to the case against John Mills and found him guilty of murdering Richard Hawkins. John Millsí sentence was that he should be hanged. The jury could not decide on the verdict for his accomplice, John Rennals, who was accused of aiding and abetting Mills and the case was first adjourned until the next morning, when it was again adjourned until the next assizes.
    On the Wednesday morning two more men were sentenced to be hanged following guilty verdicts by the same jury. In the first case that day, William Sheeman had been accused of murdering William Gally, and then John Brown, known as Jockey Brown, had been accused of Highway Robbery. He had stolen twelve guineas from JOHN WALLER. (As yet he does not appear on our charts).
    Another victim had been SARAH TICKNER. Goods worth 8d, 7s, 1/9d and 6d had been stolen from her by Joseph Mosely and his sentence was transportation for 7 years. Was John Upton luckier as his sentence for stealing goods to the value of 8d was to be whipped?
    There were sixteen cases in all, but it was case number six which was of particular interest. WILLIAM WALLER and WALTER WALLER were accused of stealing a sheep worth
    10/6d from William Gardner. This could be our Walter (the father on Chart 0600), who would have been about 21 years old. Given the sentences handed out to other miscreants for similar crimes during the day, to be hanged or transported, it was a great relief to read that the two men were found not guilty, and discharged.
    If that had not happened, where would we be today?
    On the 6th October 1775 a marriage settlement was drawn up involving Edward NAPPER, Esquire of Hyes, and Mary BOORER, a widow of Ockley, Surrey. The property was assigned to Walter WALLER of Rudgwick, Peruke Maker, and James BRABY of Ockley, a Wheelwright. They were to act as Trustees to ensure that Edward and his bride did not dispose of all or parts of the Hyes estate. Walter WALLER has signed the agreement and added his seal. A Walter WALLER was also involved as witness to many documents over the years which would suggest that he was well educated, trusted and respected. Our WALLER family were all able to sign their name very competently in the Parish Registers. Further research is being undertaken in an attempt to ascertain whether the varous Walter WALLERs are one and the same person.
    THE TRUSTEE
    If, in 1748, he was involved in activities which led to him being accused of sheep stealing, it could be that by the end of his life WALTER WALLER had become a respected citizen. In 1775 Edward Napper, Esquire, of Hyes in Rudgwick, the son of John Napper and his wife, previously Mary Trower, was planning to marry Mary Boorer. The marriage settlement included the property at Hyes which was to go to Edward for life, then to Mary Boorer for her life, and subsequently to their heirs. An agreement was drawn up to protect the inheritance once it was in the hands of the young couple. It meant that before he could sell any part of the estate, Edward Napper had to go to the trustees to whom the property was assigned on the 6th October 1775.
    The trustees were James Braby of Ockley, a wheelwright, and WALTER WALLER of Rudgwick, a peruke (wig) maker.
    This was not the only occasion when a WALTER WALLER of Rudgwick was called upon to be involved in such an agreement. There were many instances where this name appears as a witness to signatures in parish documents. Thus, if the two men are the same person, at least by the time he was reaching his fifties, the position held by WALTER WALLER within the village of Rudgwick was surely one of importance.
  2. Information from the gravestone in the churchyard at Rudgwick, Sussex
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  4. Both were minors at the date of the marriage, Bride, Groom and witnesses all signed the register.
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  7. 1841 May Combe, Ewhurst, Hambledon, Surrey, No husband listed. Living in the same property as John CHURCHMAN (46) Farmer and his family all born Surrey: Elizabeth (47, John (22), Elizabeth (17), mary Anne (15), Emma (14), Caroline (12), Matilda (10). Maria (7), Sarah (5) and Walter(3). Others living with Martha were Lucy FARLEY (17) Female Servant not born in Surrey, Hannah WALE (13) Female Servant, Thomas FARLEY (17) Male Servant and George PUBSTER (18) Male Servant all three born Surrey
    1851 Alfold, Sussex as a widow. Daughter Elizabeth living with her.
    1852 Alfold, Surrey (burial)
  8. 1841 Milford, Witley, Surrey. Living with him is a Henry BICKNELL (35) M S born Surrey

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