IGI says Walter was born in Inkpen 'abt. 1838' but we
have his date of birth as 21 Jun 1842 in Kintbury.
His second name was Willis.
married Eliza Hughes on 1 Oct 1877 in Bentley,
Hampshire and they had the following children:
George - christened on 22 Nov 1863
- christened on 23 Sep 1866 in Farnham
Walter - christened on 12 Jul 1871
L - christened on 14 Sep 1873 in
Farnham. Also called himself by the surname
(Traynett) - born 3 Jul 1873 in Durrington,
Amesbury, Wiltshire. She was christened 14
Sep 1873 at Farnham.Again, she used the
surname Blackman as well as Black.
- born about 1876 at Burbage, Wiltshire
Ellen - born on 9 Nov 1877 at
Moonlane, Berkshire and christened on 23 Nov
1877 in Hungerford.
- born about 1880 in Wilton, Wiltshire.
the publication "Travelling Folk - Itinerant
Mission in the Diocese of Salisbury 1882-1883"
by the Rev T E Holt, there is a reference to a Walter
Black. We can't be sure that is it our Walter, of
course, but it seems very likely. He is listed at the
back of the book as a 'Gypsy'.
Fair, 11th October 1883 -
found several of his people very ill and
ministered to their wants. One of the number,
Walter Black, was suffering much from the hives
complaint. For him I hope to obtain an order for
Salisbury Infirmary. It seems to be a very
deserving case. He is a married man, the father
of eight children..."
died on 16 May 1918 and was buried in Inkpen on 20