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WALKERS

1814

William Walker, son of James [surgeon of London] was living with Dr Thomas Thompson. James was apprenticed to Thomas Thompson at the beginning of his career. Property in Malmesbury [Hylands?] was left to James, then to be passed to William, in Thompsons will of 1814.

1820-1830

William Walker druggist Chipping Lane

1840

W Walker Chemist Long Street

1842-1844

William Walker Chemist Long Street

1851

John Walker Druggist, employing 1 apprentice Long Street

1852-1859

John Walker Chemist Long Street

1861

John Walker Druggist [Retired] living on Church Street

1863

John Walker Druggist/chemist, appears in Gaol Registers of 1863, he died 1868 Church Street

John Walker was the son of William, a druggist who was living and working in Malmesbury, WIL. He also had the premises in Tetbury as seen in the table above. I am presuming they are the same William.

Two containers from Walkers - the stone jar from W Walker, chemist & grocer, Malmesbury, the bottle from John Walker of Tetbury. Images supplied by P.Best.

WALKERS Jug

1885-1889

Benjamin Walker Druggist/chemist Church Street

1896

Benjamin Walker Druggist/chemist died

1897

Mrs Sarah Walker, widow of Benjamin Druggist/chemist

1901

Mrs Sarah Walker, employing chemists manager Henry Fry, from Lacock, WIL; Church Street

1902

Mrs Sarah Walker Druggist/chemist Church Street

CHEMIST Walker seal

Benjamin Walker was the son of Ebenezer Walker, a member of Royal college of Surgeons and came from Wakefield. He served an apprenticeship in Sheffield, YKS and by 1881 was living on The Chipping and working as a chemist.

SOURCES:

Census

Trade Directories

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13 February, 2014