See also

George WALLER (1863-1955)

1. George Edward WALLER, son of Walter E WALLER (c. 1840-1917) and Elizabeth GRANT (c. 1839- ), was born on 9 November 1863 in Southampton. He was an Outfitters' Manager. He married Emily Charlotte WILLIAMS in September 1885. He died on 4 February 1955.


Unfortunately no photograph of George appears to have survived. At various times of his life he worked as Clothier, Boot Warehouseman, and - by 1914 - as Outfitter's Manager. He and his wife Emily Charlotte were, in 1921, and when George was in his late fifties, termed "esteemed residents of Brondesbury [NW London]". It is not known why he left Southampton, where many previous generations of Wallers had lived, and made his home in North West London. He married a lady who had little in the way of prospects or connections, but who was known for her looks and been given the nickname "the Belle of Camberwell".

Information on George is fairly scanty, and comes mostly from census entries and from his daughter Ruby's wedding certificate.


George worked as an "Outfitter's Manager" and was later in life, together with his with wife (known as "the Belle of Camberwell") as "esteemed residents of Brondesbury (North West London).


Emily Charlotte WILLIAMS and George Edward WALLER had the following children:


George E A WALLER (1886- ) (known as 'Albert'). Albert was born on 18 July 1886 in Kennington, London.

Emily Mabel "Girlie" WALLER (1888-1941). Emily was born on 13 March 1888 in Camberwell. She died on 19 May 1941. She was buried in Golders Green Crematorium.

Vivian William Hurlock WALLER (1889- ). Vivian was born on 15 November 1889 in Camberwell. He married Gwenith May BURNARD on 31 December 1913 in St. George's Presbyterian Church, Willesden Lane, Brondesbury.

Ruby Charlotte WALLER (1891-1972). Ruby was born on 21 February 1891 in Camberwell. She was an Outfitters' Manager. She married Richard John EDWARDS on 7 January 1914 in St. George's Presbyterian Church. She died in 1972.

Lilian Catherine Florence WALLER (1894-1901). Lilian was born on 4 May 1894 in Camberwell. She died on 2 September 1901.

Charles Sextus Hodsoll WALLER (1898-1983). Charles was born on 19 December 1898 in Willesden Green, London. He married Kathleen BUSFIELD on 1 October 1938 in Church of St. Albans, Golders Green. He died on 15 July 1983 in Summerlands Hospital, Yeovil.

Ernest Walter WALLER (1901- ). Ernest was born on 17 August 1901.

Irene Octavia WALLER (1903-1974). Irene was born on 13 January 1903. She married Victor Edward SHERLOCK on 12 October 1927 in St. George's Presbyterian Church. She died on 28 March 1974.

Second Generation

2. Walter E WALLER, son of Thomas Walter WALLER and Mary Ann UNK, was born circa 1840 in Southampton. He was a Cabinet Maker. He died on 9 August 1917 in Southampton. He was buried in Southampton Cemetery. He married Elizabeth GRANT.


Walter, according to the 1871 census (when he would have been just over 30 years old), was working as a cabinet maker, following in his father's footsteps. At the time they cannot have had much money, as they were sharing their house with another family. By ten years later they had their own house. Walter's daughter Mabel (his third child) was still at home in 1891 (aged 19) and working as a tobacconist's assistant.


3. Elizabeth GRANT, daughter of unk GRANT and Mary UNK, was born circa 1839 in Nursling, Hampshire. She was a Laundress. She appeared in the census.


Sadly, in the 1901 census, Elizabeth is listed as a pauper, aged 63.


Walter E WALLER and Elizabeth GRANT had the following children:


Walter Thomas H WALLER (c. 1862- ). Walter was born circa 1862. He was buried in Southampton Cemetery.


George Edward WALLER (1863-1955)

Mabel Mary WALLER (1872-1960). Mabel was born on 21 January 1872. She was a Tobacconist's Assistant. She died on 18 April 1960. She was buried in Southampton Cemetery.

Third Generation

4. Thomas Walter WALLER, son of Thomas WALLER and Sarah BESWICK, was born in 1808 in Bursledon, Hampshire. He was a Cabinet Maker. He died on 10 February 1872. He was buried in Southampton Cemetery. He married Mary Ann UNK.


According to the 1871 census he was living at 35 College St., Southampton with his wife and two younger sons. His occupation was given as "unemployed cabinet maker".


5. Mary Ann UNK was born in 1811 in Marnhull, Dorset. Manson Hill Dorset. She was a Glover, leather. She died on 10 April 1879. She married James B RAKE.


James B RAKE and Mary Ann UNK had the following children:


Charlotte RAKE (c. 1839- ). Charlotte was born circa 1839. She was a Dressmaker.

Martha B RAKE (c. 1847- ). Martha was born circa 1847.

Cornelious W RAKE (c. 1851- ). Cornelious was born circa 1851.


Thomas Walter WALLER and Mary Ann UNK had the following children:



Walter E WALLER (c. 1840-1917)

George T WALLER (1845-1910). George was born in 1845. He was a Solicitor. He died on 25 March 1910. He was buried in Southampton Cemetery.

James WALLER (c. 1847- ). James was born circa 1847. He was an Auctioneer. He was buried in Southampton Cemetery.

Eliza WALLER (c. 1850- ). Eliza was born circa 1850.


6. unk GRANT died before 1851. He married Mary UNK.


Information from 1851 census.


7. Mary UNK was born circa 1801 in Christchurch, Hants. She was a Laundress.


In the 1861 census a Mary Jones (seaman's wife ) is also listed at the address of the family. "Daughter" is crossed out and "visitor" written in its place. She was presumably the eldest daughter, but only there as a "visitor" because she was married and living somewhere else with her husband: in the 1851 census a daughter by the name of Mary is listed in the household.


unk GRANT and Mary UNK had the following children:


Mary GRANT (c. 1837- ). Mary was born circa 1837.


Elizabeth GRANT (c. 1839- )

Eliza GRANT (c. 1843- ). Eliza was born circa 1843 in Nursling, Hampshire. She was a Laundress.