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Walter Black

The 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.

He married Eliza Hughes on 1 Oct 1877 in Bentley, Hampshire and they had the following children:

John George - christened on 22 Nov 1863 in Inkpen
Charlotte - christened on 23 Sep 1866 in Farnham
Richard Walter - christened on 12 Jul 1871 in Inkpen
Henry L - christened on 14 Sep 1873 in Farnham. Also called himself by the surname of Blackman.
Trainette (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.
Leonard - born about 1876 at Burbage, Wiltshire
Alice Ellen - born on 9 Nov 1877 at Moonlane, Berkshire and christened on 23 Nov 1877 in Hungerford.
Edward - born about 1880 in Wilton, Wiltshire.

From 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'.

"Weyhill Fair, 11th October 1883 -

The Missioner 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..."

He died on 16 May 1918 and was buried in Inkpen on 20 May 1918.

 

 
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