Father (Thomas) William Walton was born in Preston on 2 March 1830 to James and Hannah Walton. He was educated at Ushaw between 1843-54, being ordained by Bishop Brown at St Werburgh’s Birkenhead on 24 August 1854.
Father Walton became Curate at Saints Philip and James, Stockport, between 1854-55, and was Rector at St Vincent’s, (Altrincham (1855-58); St Alban’s, Macclesfield (1858-62); Bangor (1862-67); St Werburgh’s, Chester (1867-68); Liscard (1867-72). He died on 11 August 1872, and is buried in St Alban’s graveyard, Liscard. Father Walton was also related to Monsigneur Peter Walton of the Shrewsbury diocese.
Baptism Certificate from St Wilfrid’s, Preston (lacks “Thomas” in this entry); Shrewsbury Diocesan Archives; Ushaw Diaries.