WALTON TURNER

 

Mayor 1876 – 1877.

Member of the Conservative Party.

A member of the established church – Church of England.

Walton sought to enter the Council in 1849 but was unsuccessful, and never entered another like contest again. He was unanimously elected by the Council in 1874 as one of the Aldermen of the Borough.

 

Born: 15th February 1822, St. Mary at the Elms, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1851   Elm Street, Ipswich.

 

Walton was 29 years old, a Master Currier – employing 13 men. He was married and head of the household.

Susan, 29.

Ellen, 4.

Walton, 1.

Alice, 2 months.

brother – William Turner, 21, an Auctioneer’s Assistant, born St. Mary at the Elms, Ipswich.

1 visitor.

3 female domestic servants.

 

1861   Southbourne Lane, Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire.

Walton was 39 years old, a Tanner and Justice of the Peace. He and Susan and daughter Ellen were visitors at the home of his sister and brother-in-law.

Abram Brooksbank, 39, a Stell and File Manufacturer – employing 110 men, born Bermondsey, London.

Kate Mary Brooksbank (nee Turner), 27, born Ipswich.

Susan, 39.

Ellen, 14.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

 

1871   Elm Street, Ipswich.

 

Walton was 49 years old, a Leather Merchant. He was married and head of the household.

Susan, 49.

Alice, 20.

Pierson, 17, an Iron Founder’s Apprentice.

Owen, 13.

Kate, 11.

Florence, 9.

Edith, 7.

Anna, 5.

1 cook.

2 housemaids.

 

Walton’s 75 year old widowed mother Kitty was residing nextdoor.

 

1881   Elm Street, Ipswich.

 

Walton was 59 years old, a Leather Merchant,

, and Alderman for the Borough of Ipswich. He was a widower and head of the household.

Mary, 29.

Pierson, 27, a Manager of Engineering and Agricultural Manufacturer – Iron Works.

Sydney, 24, a Commercial Clerk – Leather Merchant.

Kate, 21.

Florence, 19.

1 cook.

2 housemaids.

 

1891   23, Elm Street, Ipswich.

 

Walton was 69 years old, a Leather Merchant and Tanner – employer. He was a widower and head of the household.

Mary, 39, the family Housekeeper.

Sidney, 34, a Leather Merchant and Tanner – employer.

Edith, 27.

Anna, 25.

3 domestic servants (all name Ellen!).

Walton 1902

Walton 1903. Ips, museum F.G.Cotman.

TO THE MEMORY OF WALTON TURNER

On Tuesday, 7th March 1905, the Ipswich Orchestral Society’s last concert of the season was held at the Public Hall. Dr. Walter Sinclair was the conductor of the full band of 60. The programme included Sullivan’s “In Memoriam” Overture (played as a tribute to the memory of the late Alderman Walton Turner). E.A.D.T. – Tuesday, 28th February 1905

A stain glass window was created in St. Mary at the Elms in memory of Susan his wife.

 

A second stain glass window was created depicting Walton at prayer as the Mayor of Ipswich.

 

Cllr Elizabeth Hughes, Mayor of Ipswich 2021-22 at worship in her church St. Mary at the Elms, With Walton’s stain glass in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCES:

Image courtesy of Mr. A. Gilbert – Ipswich Borough Council.

 

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