Dr Robert Walton

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Robert Walton was among the early purchasers of land in Tobago, buying Great River division (St Mary parish) Lots nos. 30 and 31 05/06/1770. He was still the Present Proprietor of the two Lots in 1773.

  1. A petition from Dr Robert Walton of Tobago was the subject of a letter to the Treasury Board 21/09/1779 in the William Hewitt papers. 'Dr Robert Walton' appears in the parish records in Barbados, e.g. on the birth of Robert, son of Dr Robert and Margaret Walton St Michael parish 09/07/1758 and a daughter Mary 31/07/1770. Robert Walton jr married Ann Luke widow in St Michael 02/06/1789: the son of Robert Walton and Ann his wife baptised 01/04/1794 in St Michael was Robert Baron Walton (q.v).


'Tables showing the Lots in each Parish, numbered as originally granted - the original Grantee - the name of the Lot, or lots, if one has been acquired, and the present Possessor where there is one' and 'A Table, showing the Estates in cultivation in 1832, and their Owners, in 1832, copied from the list appended to Byres' map of that date, with those in cultivation in 1862', Henry Iles Woodcock, A History of Tobago (Ayr: Smith and Grant, 1867; new impression London: Frank Cass and Company Limited, 1971); John Fowler, A summary account of the present flourishing state of the respectable colony of Tobago in the British West Indies illustrated with a map of the island and a plan of its settlement, agreeably to the sales by his Majesty’s Commissioners (London: A Grant, 1774) pp. 44-45.

  1. London University Library, 'The papers of William Hewitt', MS522/362 1779 21 Sept.; Ancestry.com, English settlers in Barbados Barbados Baptisms 1637-1800 St Michael Parish p. 70 RLI/4, 1758, p. 508 RLI/4 1770 [database online]; Ancestry.com, English settlers in Barbados Barbados Marriages 1643-1800 Vol. 1 p. 487 RLI/5 1789 [database online]; English settlers in Barbados Barbados Baptisms 1637-1800 St Michael Parish p. 603 RLI/5 1794 [database online].

Further Information


Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1788 [EA] - 1788 [LA] → Executor

It is possible that Dr Robert Walton was different from the one here but note that the biog details on Walton place him in Barbados as well as purchasing land in Tobago. Note too that the inventory gives him as 'Dr Robert Walton the elder'.

Relationships (1)

Father-in-law → Daughter-in-law