Newton Walter (née Walker)

???? - 1772


Daughter and heir of Alexander Walker, whose will was proved in London in 1758. In her own will, Newton Walter left Mount Wilton to her husband (and reportedly cousin) John Walter.

  1. Will of Newton Walter of [Farley Hill] Swallowfield Berkshire [made in 1761] proved 15/12/1772. In the will she recited the settlement of 1757 prior to her marriage that settled Mount Wilton on her and her husband, and subject to its terms she left both Mount Wilton (and the enslaved people on it) and the house at Farley Hill (subject to a mortgage of £3000 on it) to her husband.

Further Information

Maiden Name
John Walter

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
1757 [EA] - 1772 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (4)

Daughter → Father
Wife → Husband
Other relatives
Notes →
Newton Walker married John Walter, grandson of John Walter...
Daughter-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (1)

Farley Hall, Berkshire, Central England, England
Notes →

Shown as of Farley Hill in her will made in 1761 and proved in 1772. The extant house known as Farley Hall was reportedly built c. 1730 by John Walter, whose relationship to Newton Walter's husband also John Walter has not yet been established. However, in her will Newton Walter nee Walker made clear that the house at Farley Hill which she left to her husband had belonged to her father Alexander Walker and carried a mortgage of £3000. Either the Walker family had purchased the house built by John Walter c. 1729, or it is possible that there were two different houses at Farley Hill referred to under the same name.