Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameRichard WALTER 158
Birth Datesay 1527
Will Date17 May 1569
Will PlaceNayland, Suffolk, England
Burial Date4 Jun 1569
Burial PlaceNayland, Suffolk, England
Will Prov. Date11 May 1570
Misc. Notes
Threlfall’s GMC50769 provides the following information about Richard Walter: “RICHARD WALTER of Nayland, Suffolk, England, a beer brewer, was probably born 1520-1535. He apparently first married Elizabeth _____, who as ‘wife of Richard Walter’ was buried 13 December 1562 at Nayland. In 1563, he remarried to Margaret _____, who was probably born 1530-1540. He apparently had a sister who married John Winterflood, and thus the Thomas Winterflood he bequeathed to would have been a nephew. Peter Walter, who was underage, was probably another nephew. Since he did not name Peter’s father, nor his ‘brother’ John Winterflood’s wife, the brother and sister were probably then dead. Also, he named no other relatives, so one can reasonably assume that he singled out these two because they had lost a parent.

“Richard Walter, being sick, made his will 17 May 1569. He, ‘a householder’, was buried 4 June 1569 at Nayland. His wife was pregnant at the time of his death. The child was a boy whom she named John as we learn from the will of Margaret Maull, who died in 1586. (See No. 6410). [RJO’s note: what this reference to “No. 6410” means is not clear in Threlfall’s text.] Her bequeathing to the three Walter children suggests a relationship. While Margaret Walter was then married to Margaret Maull’s grandson, John Barker, there must have been a closer relationship for her to have included the two brothers. Perhaps Margaret Maull was nee Walter, and these three recipients of her kindness were a grand niece and two grand nephews.” An abstract of Richard Walter’s will follows.
Burial Date13 Dec 1562
Burial PlaceNayland, Suffolk, England
Birth Datesay 1535
Marr Date1563
ChildrenMargaret (bp. 1564-)
 Richard (bp. 1567-)
 John (bp. 1569->1586)
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