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Baptism & burial records

by janet on 27 November 2011 · 32 comments

Eleanor has published the burial records for Walkern from 1559-2000. These are in two volumes;

Volume One
Strict Baptist Chapel (Froghall Lane) 1862-1937
The United Reform Church (High Street) 1810-2000
Persons buried in Walkern from other parishes 1559-2000
Volume Two
St Mary’s Church 1559-2000

The baptism records for St Mary’s Church, Walkern are available for the years from 1930 – 2005

If anyone would like to look up a name in connection with family history please e-mail Eleanor Waldock

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Peter January 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Hello, I am trying to clarify marriages of some of my ancestors named Aylott, Aylotte -several variations. I know that my 4th Great grandmother Ann Aylotte was the daughter of Samuel Aylotte and Fanny Munt but I cannot clarify the correct Samuel – one seems to have married Jane Plaister in 1780 and another Fanny Munt the following year. I am having difficulty in getting the correct birth date for Samuel – there seems to be one born in 1754 and another in 1757 and who were his parents? Is anyone able to help? Thanks


Steph January 1, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Hello Eleanor, I too am doing family tree research and was looking for baptism records for the parish of Walkern. My ancestor is a Mary Ann Clark who married Stephen Chuter (I am unable to find a marriage certificate, but this may be in Walkern parish records?) I believe she was born around 1820 in Walkern (she states this in every census entry) and her father was a William Clark who I know nothing about (I got this information from her second marriage record)I do not know her mothers name. Is Clark a surname which appears a lot in the Walkern Parish records?
Many Thanks


ANNA BARTON August 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Hi my grandfathe Alfred Barton was a butler at Walkern Hall circa 1910 1920 and he lived in the workers cottage opposite Walkern Hall overlooking the pond I cannot recall the Surname of the people he worked for but I know it was a double barrelled name. The family who came after that were the De Bourgines . I wonder do you have any information of either familys.


Brendon Winters August 16, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Hi, thanks for your work on this website. I’m research the Winters family tree and have come to a road block with the usual websites for Joseph Winters, wife Mary Winters and further back. Do you have any records that could assist?

best regards
Brendon Winters


Ann ward nee Muncey February 11, 2015 at 12:36 am

Great site. Message for Elenor. Would be great to here from her on my email address. I use to live next door to her in Moors let and baby sat Jacquline.
Ann Muncey


Carol Ducker January 10, 2015 at 5:11 pm


I’m researching a family tree for my friend who’s father his about to celebrate his 90th shortly, but I came across an earlier name which crosses with the same information I also require – Amos Greene (1600) is the earliest ancestor I can find for this family and if you have any further information, I could love to have access to this. Please let me know about any contributions to funds to keep these groups going or fees for searches, I/we couldn’t exist without your help.
best wishes


Janet Warner October 16, 2014 at 7:39 pm

I am researching my husband’s family tree and I too have discovered several Warner families living in Walkern. His family seemed to live in Frog/ Froghall Lane and were agricultural labourers. If my research id correct, I can trace a direct line back to an Andrew Warner in 1525. A Savage family lived close by and William Warner married Mercy Savage in 1873. I would be very interested in any other information about the Warners. We plan to visit Walkern in November to further the research. I have found this website extremely interesting. Thank you.


Tom McCall March 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm


In 1873 there were 8 Warner Families living in Walkern and certainly a recognised name associated with the village, I know there were Warners certainly in the 80’s / 90’s but as I no longer live in the village not sure now.
My grandad was friends with a Mabel Warner who moved to Australia and they sent each other cassettes in the post catching up on Walkern life (in 90’s).


Denise March 10, 2014 at 11:05 pm

I have recently discovered that my great grandfather, William Webb, who worked as a butler at the old Rectory, married Sarah Warner, who was born and lived in Walkern along with numerous relatives with the same name, I was wondering if there are still any Warners living in Walkern.


Tom McCall November 22, 2013 at 10:07 am

Hi Marianne

Thomas was born in the early 1780’s to John and Ann Spriggens.
He married Mary Wray on the 5th July 1806
He had the following children, Ann (b.1807), James (b.1809), George (b.1812), William (b.1815) and Isabella (b.1819).
Isabella and William died in infancy.
He is shown as being a bricklayer on the 1841 census.



Marianne Lodge October 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm

I’m researching the history of our house – 12 Beecroft Lane, Walkern – and have evidence from the 1839 Tithe Map that a Thomas Spriggins was owner and occupier at the time but I’m struggling to find out much about him – including birth, marriage and death info. I have found a reference to him in a local paper (dated 1843) giving evidence in a defamation trail which states that he was a bricklayer. Would be grateful if anyone can give any more information on him or indeed on 12 Beecroft Lane.
Thanks, Marianne.


Benita regardsoe January 14, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Are you related to the lodge and lemon families from north London.my great great grandparents were Henry and MaryAnn lodge,my great nan was Alice and she married Frederick Charles lemon please reply thanks ?


dale mitchell October 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm

hi im tracing my family tree[the warner family] and found that the warners lived and worked in walkern for many years could help me by giving me as much information as possible about the warners many thanks …… dale


Janet Woodall March 22, 2013 at 10:05 am

Hi Sylvia
The Aylott name crops up a lot in Walkern history. Susan Aylott (nee Harvey) who married William Aylott in about 1695, was one of the witnesses in the 1712 witch trial of Jane Wenham. George Aylott, the one who broke his leg in 1851, was a master carpenter (the family trade) and owned several properties in Walkern.
Best wishes


Josephine Dunn May 14, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Please will you & anyone else get in touch with me with more info. William and Susan AYLOTT (various spellings ? Ailot, Ailott, Aylot, Aliot etc) are direct ancestors of mine and I?d like to know more about this family who lived in Walkern for many generations and across 17c, 18c 19c centuries possibly before that in 16c and before?? I think they married about 1689. she was nee Harvey and baptised 19 March 1668 in sutton, Cambridgeshire. Her parents were William HARVEY baptised WALKERN 29 July 1638, married Bridgett Feast at Mepal Cambs 13 July 1659, she was born about 1638 probably in Sutton, Cambs. Public tree on http://www.ancestry.co.uk ?Josephine Salt Family Tree 27 April 2015? ? anyone reading this much after today may have to search for a similar tree with a newer date as Ancestry site is notorious for IT failures & I have to keep renaming my tree as it grows. Direct email me on josephinedunn1957@btinternet.com. Thanks.


Gill February 11, 2013 at 10:02 am

Good Morning,
My Grandfather, Edward Green was born in Croxley Hall Cottages, Rickmansworth on 25.12.1905. Many of the Green family come from Rickmansworth and the Watford area. I have recently been able to go back further and found that a few of the Greens on my direct line were born and lived at Moor Park…but going back even further…it seems they originated from Walkern.
I am now stuck with my 11th Great Grandfather, Amos Green, born about 1600 in Walkern.
I really don’t know how people would have moved house back then so can’t imagine that they would have moved far from there. Each generation has had many children. I am assuming that they
would have started from Walkern. Is there anyone who can help me research back further than 1600 please and help me fill in the gaps? Apparently, Green is a royal name from old?? I am a tad curious if there is a little trickling through my veins.
Thank you very much for your time and attention.
God bless.

Gill Harris.


Nicol McDowell November 18, 2012 at 8:31 pm

I am related to the Bruce family who lived at church end in 1949 in the cottage behind the old church hall. Amy and Bob (Raymond) had four beautiful daughters.June, Christine, Mary and Elizabeth who attended the village school when the Vensters ran it. Bob worked in the church and grounds and later wrote “The Walkern weekly news” for the Comet news paper right up until he became ill. They moved to 65 Moors ley then later into 69 the flats when ill health warrented it. Both are buried in St Mary’s.
I have many memories of days spent with my grandparents in Walkern and wondered if you have come accros them in your research


Ann Muncey March 3, 2013 at 12:49 am

Hi Nichol, my mum Mary Muncey and your Gran, Amy where the best of friend who meet on a Sunday for a small tipple. Thy spent many a good holiday together. My sister Jane is still in contact with Mary Bruce.

I have very found memories of your grand parent and their daughters.



Jane Rosado, nee Muncey March 22, 2018 at 11:05 pm

Hi Nicol, would like to get in touch with you. Maybe have some answers for you but would like to ask you a couple of things. Hope to hear from you. Jane


Tom McCall August 22, 2012 at 8:28 am

Also I have just remembered my great, great grandparents Frederick and Mary-Ann Beadle and sons lived in Clay End at around this time, so as it is a very small place I am sure that they all knew each other!


Ann ward nee Muncey February 11, 2015 at 12:31 am

They did and I knew Wendy Beadle, her brothers and her parents too. I went on holiday with them to North Wales.


Tom McCall August 21, 2012 at 11:53 am

Hi Jennifer

I have restricted access to ancestry.co.uk but I have managed to find some further information for you:-

John Dickinson born about 1831 in London Colney, Middlesex
Rebecca Dickinson born about 1833 in High Laver, Essex

On the 1881 census it has got their residence as Clay End and John’s occupation as baker. At this time they had 3 children still living with them Emma (16), Elizabeth (13) & Annie (9).

They certainly did have a son called Arthur born around 1860 and he is showing as married to a Grace on the 1911 census and living at 19 Corporation Road, Gillingham, Kent – occupation Wire Worker.
They have 5 children at this point, Arthur (19), Cecil (15), Frank (13), Pretoria (10) and Vivian (5)


jennifer dickinson August 17, 2012 at 8:11 pm


Love your website. Very interesting. I was hoping you could help me with some more information on my ancestors John Dickinson and Rebecca Dickinson. My family were lucky enough to visit Walkern and found their grave in St Mary’s church. They had a tomb stone close to the church, under the clock. It was rumoured that one of their children, Arthur married a Romany called Grace Ellen White.

I was hoping you could help me with any information about the family who lived at Clay End.

Thank you for any help you may be able to give me.



Tom McCall May 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Re-George Castles

Have not been able to pick him up on ancestry unfortunately but interestingly there is a Thomas Winters marrying a Hannah Castle in Walkern 7 Oct 1798. One possibility is the evolving of names Castle, Castell, Castells maybe another avenue to explore?


Tom McCall May 10, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Re: Bardolphs

Hi James,

I have come across some Bardolphs on ancestry.co.uk – James and Luce who had several children born in Walkern in 1678 to 1698 onwards. Maybe if you joined up (I think they are doing a 2 weeks trial), you would be able to find your direct line?

There appears to be a continuous line of Bardolphs in Walkern from as I say mid 1600’s atleast up to the late 1800’s from a quick search


cheryl caddy April 16, 2012 at 10:40 am

I am looking for any birth or baptism information about a george castles born in walkern between 1818-1821 parents thomas castles and hannah unknown mothers name need help this is where i have been stuck for some years


Paul Wing March 22, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Just wondering if you had anything on the Wing family who lived in Walkern during the late 1800’s ? William Wing my great grand dad and his dad William Wing and his dad Joseph Wing


James Bardolph January 26, 2012 at 2:28 am

I am tracing my antecedents and have arrived at Walkern in 1741, when I see there are a few with our family name. But don’t know where to go from here. I’d like to do more research before coming up to visit… There must be some Bardolphs buried in the Churchyard, I think.
Can you give me any pointers?
James Bardolph


Brenda Binding September 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Hello James
Delighted to see the name hasn’t died out. I too have Bardolph roots @ Walkern.
My 4x Grandfather James Miles married Lydia Bardolph @ Walkern in 1836 (Lydia baptised 1809) daur. James Bardolph & Elizabeth Shadbolt.

There were Bardolphs (varous spelling @ Ardeley and nearby villages and as it is not a very common name I have managed to get a fairway back, don;t know if you live locally, but Watton @ Stone has “brasses of Bardolphs”.
Hope this is helpful do let me know if there is a family link.
Kind regards Brenda.


Judy Rose March 27, 2016 at 2:36 am

Hi Brenda

I have just seen your post, as I am researching my husbands tree. James Miles and Lydia Bardolph are his 3 x great grandparents. Do you have any more information, particularly on the Miles side?



James Bardolph May 11, 2017 at 6:08 pm

Four and a half years to reply to you. Been unwell but that’s no excuse. I have traced back to John
Bardolph in 1707 and then got stuck. Have been aiming to get up to see Janet or Eleanor since..
I am in London.


Josephine Flynn January 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm


iam researching my family tree and i believe i have an ancestor that was born in Walkern in 1916-1921, name Jasper Smith. Could you tell me what I would need to do to obtain the baptism certificate.

Kind Regards

J Flynn


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