John Walmisley

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John Richard Lambert Walmisley was the son of John Angus Walmisley and Anna Maria Lambert, and he was born around 1818.

John Richard Lambert Walmisley married Augustine Girault and had at least one daughter Augustine Walmisley. He was a Solicitor.


In 1841 John Richard Lambert Walmisley married Maria Augustine Graff (nee Girault) , at St Paul, Covent Garden, London (in the registration district of Strand, Middlesex, London).

1841. Marriage solemnized at Parish Church in the Parish of St Paul Covent Garden in the County of Middlesex
When Married. Name and Surname. Age Condition. Rank or Profession Residence at the Time of Marriage Father's Name and Surname Rank or Profession of Father

August 15

John Richard Lambert Walmisley both of full age Bachelor Gentleman Tavistock Row John Angus Walmisley Gentleman
Maria Augustine Graff Widow Tavistock Row Auguste Nicolas Girault Gentleman
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by Banns by me Charles Wesley D.D.
This marriage was solemnized between us John R.L. Walmisley In the Presence of us Alexis Simonin
Augustine Graff John James

It looks like his wife Maria Augustine died in 1882, and then he married Alice Elizabeth Workman in 1883 in Kensington, Middlesex.

"In the early 19th century Preston House was built on Preston Hill, followed by more cottages. The brooks was crossed by both a ford and a footbridge. Preston house was leased to professional men during the 19th century, including a surgeon, a cigar importer and a solicitor. Around 1880 it was acquired by George Timms who created Preston Tea Gardens."

"New housing and blocks of flats were built in Preston around 1960, replacing all of Preston's old buildings. Lyon's farm, Hillside Farmhouse, and Preston House were replaced by council estates." "Preston house was demolished in 1962-3"


His death was registered in the Oct-Dec quarter of 1890 in Lambeth at the age of 74.


On February 11th, 1850 he was promoted:  "To be Officers in the Artillery Company of London;- To be Lieutenants, with the following seniority: ... John Richard Lambert Walmisley, gent. ... " (The Gentleman's Magazine).

From "The Jurist" London, June 14, 1862,  "COMMISSIONERS TO ADMINISTER OATHS IN CHANCERY.- The Lord Chancellor has appointed the following gentlemen to be Commissioners to administer oaths in the High Court of Chancery:- In London - Edward Hobart Barice, of No.52, Old Broad-Street, City; and John Richard Lambert Walmisley, of No. 5, Victoria-Street, Westminster Abbey."

From the London Gazette of May 30, 1854: "Whitehall, May 27, 1854. The Queen has been pleased to place the under-mentioned Officers of the Artillery Company of London , on the Retired List, viz:  ... Captain John Richard Lambert Walmisley. ... "

On Monday, 21st May, 1855 John R.L. Walmisley, Esq. was elected a Fellow of the Statistical Society.

From the "United Service Magazine" No. 426, May 1864: : "THE VOLUNTEER GAZETTE. War Office, Pall Mall, March 22. 4th Administrative Battalion of Staffordshire Rifle Volunteers - ... 1st London Artillery Volunteer Corps - Capt.-Comt. John Richard Lambert Walmisley, late Capt. Hon. Artillery Company, to be maj.comt. ... "

John Richard L. Walmisley died in DecemberQ 1890 in Lambeth, Greater London, aged 74.

Another John Richard L. Walmisley also got married in SeptemberQ 1883 to either Ellen Rush, or Alice Elizabeth Workman in Kensington, Greater London, Middlesex.

Obituary of John Richard Lambert Walmisley:

Death of the Vestry Clerk of St. John’s, Westminster.

A genial presence, familiar more closely to the last generation, has just passed from our midst, in the person of Mr. John R. L. Walmisley S.S.C., who for upwards of 45 years, was vestry clerk of the ecclesiastical Parish Church of St. John the Evangelist, Westminster.   His death was announced on the 17th inst.   After passing through a distinguished career at Westminster School, the deceased gentleman took articles and was in due course admitted a solicitor, which profession he followed at the time of his death.   As a professional man, as a Freemason, as a volunteer, as a official and as a personal friend, he always showed himself to be thoroughly earnest and good at heart and willing to render any benevolent service to the utmost of his power.   In his physical prime he was amateur champion sculler of the river Thames for two years: he also, for upwards of 16 years, by his loyal activity and zeal, contributed to the success of the London and Westminster Corps and to the 1st London Artillery Brigade, of which he was Colonel for many years.  In addition, he was secretary of the St. John’s Division of the Queen’s Westminsters for a lengthy period.   His official position in the Parish for the last 30 years had gradually become less important owing to the changes effected by recent legislation.   He was nevertheless very generally respected and his loss will be deplored by a wide circle.


Obituary of his brother, Major Walter Millbanke Walmisley

We regret to have to announce the death of Major Walter Millbanke Walmisley V.D. of Glenalough, Grosvenor Avenue, Wallington, which took place somewhat suddenly on Monday, March 22 1915.   Major Walmisley was only confined to his bed a few days and his death came as a great shock to his many friends in the district.   He was in his 84th year and had always enjoyed the best of health.  The Major was the youngest son of John Angus Walmisley of Westminster, who was one of the Earl Marshall’s gold staff officers at the coronations of King George 1V,  King William 1V and Queen Victoria, probably an unique event in the life of any man.  His Grandfather was for many years associated with the House of Lords.   Major Walmisley’s mother was the daughter of Colonel W. Lambert, of the Honourable East India Company’s service and  Commandant of Fort Tauna, in the presidency of Bombay.   In his younger days the Major was a fine athlete and few could beat him in the l00 yards sprint.   He was a good all round cricketer and played for the Surrey Club and Ground, as well as the Honourable Artillery Company.  In one match he and his eldest brother caught or bowled the opposing side, a fact which was chronicled at the time in “Bell’s Life”.   An ardent volunteer officer, Major Walmisley served  for 27 years in the lst London Artilllery Brigade, and he received the V.D. from the hands of Queen Victoria.   This Brigade was founded by the Major’s eldest brother, Colonel J. R. Lambert Walmisley, who will be best remembered perhaps as the winner of the Wingfield  Sculls, two years in succession, namely 1847-1848.   The Brigade afterwards became known as the City of London Artillery Company (5th London Division RA).   As a young man Major Walmisley entered the Discount market and in course of time became one of the oldest, if not the oldest Bill Broker of the City of London.   He was very well known and highly respected at most of the London Banks and was a great favourite wherever he went.   He had an old time charm of manner and courtesy about him that endeared him to those with whom he came in contact.   The death of his wife just after the celebration of his golden wedding a few years ago was a great blow to the Major.   He was well known in Wallington and highly esteemed by all.   For about seven years, he sat on the Parish Council, being Co-opted in November 1901 in place of Mr. G .F. Newth.   He resigned in July 1908, when he left the Hamlet only to return later.   TheCouncil passed a resolution of appreciation of his services when his resignation was announced.   As a momento of his pleasant association with the Council, he presented the Chairman with an ivory hammer.   The Major was Chairman of the Lighting Committee and he took very great interest in the lighting of the Parish.   In politics he was a staunch Conservative and he was a devout churchman, worshipping at Beddington Parish Church.   When he resided in Croydon, the Major was churchwarden at St. Andrew’s Church for a few years.   Mr. Herbert William Walmisley, the Major’s eldest son, was on the Marshalls gold staff officers at the coronation of Kin George V and Queen Mary and  received the Coronation medal from the King.   One of the Major’s daughters – Aird, the wife of Dr. T. Wilson Aird, one of Wallington’s best respected medical practitioners and another daughter was the wife of the late Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, the gifted composer of “Hiawatha”, in memory of whom, a handsome monument was erected in Bandon Hill cemetery.   The funeral took place at Bandon Hill on Thursday, the service being conducted by the Rectors of Beddington and Sutton, the Revs. H.A. Hodgson and H.W. Turner, two very old friends of the deceased.   Among the mourners were the two sons, Mr. W.H. Walmisley and Mr. W.R.G.S. Walmisley, Dr. T.W. Aird and the 2nd Lieutenant Guy H. Walmisley of the Royal Engineers.



Law List 1843

He had an entry in the Law List, 1843 (London Attornies):

Walmisley, John Rich. Lambert, vestry-clk. and clk. to commrs. for paving, &c. of st.john-the-evangelist, west-minster, 12, north-street, westminster.

Two other Walmisleys also feature:

Walmisley, Edward (at Mr. J. Dangerfield's), 26, suffolk-street, pall-mall east, and 68, chancery-lane.

Walmsley, John Watson, a commiss. for affidavits in c.p. at lancaster (firm Walmsley, Keightley and Parkin) 43, chancery-lane.

Also in the Court of the Exchequer:

Deputy [Chief Usher], Mr J.A.Walmisley

Messengers, T.J.Wyld, T.Hamilton, S.Stephenson, R. Walmisley, & J.A. Walmisley

And in the list of Parliamentary Agents:

Jones & Walmisley, 40, parliament street

Parratt & Walmisley, house of lords




Henry Glazebrook married Amelia second daughter of Thomas Forbes Walmisley of Westminster (England and Wales Visitation) born 1816, married 1847.