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Early Origins of the Walmsley family


The surname Walmsley was first found in Lancashire at Bickersfatte and Houghton. " In after times the township [of Wilpshire in Lancashire] became a possession of the Walmesleys, of whom Sir Thomas Walmesley died seised of the estate in the reign of Charles I." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Walmsley family


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Walmsley Spelling Variations


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Walmsley has appeared include Walmsley, Warmsley, Walmsly, Walmesley, Wormsley, Walmsleigh, Warmsleigh, Walmsleigh, Walmesleigh, Wormsleigh, Wolmsley, Wolmsleigh, Walmslee, Walmsley, Walmslea, Warmslea, Warmslee, Walmslie, Warmslie, Walmslie, Walmeslea, Walmeslee, Walmeslie, Wormslee, Wormslie, Wormslea, Wormeslie and many more.

Early Notables of the Walmsley family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Walmesely (1537-1612), English judge, eldest son of Thomas Walmesley of Showley in the township of Clayton-le-dale and of Cunliffe in the township of Rishton, Lancashire. "His reputation for learning was great, and he early evinced his independence by allowing bail in a murder case, contrary to the express injunctions of the queen...
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Migration of the Walmsley family to the New World and Oceana


At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Walmsley arrived in North America very early:

Walmsley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Walmsley, who landed in Virginia in 1622 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Walmsley who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Thomas Walmsley, his wife, two sons and four grandchildren arrived in Delaware in 1682
  • Thomas Walmsley, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Walmsley, who settled in Virginia in 1690

Walmsley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Clara Walmsley, aged 9, who settled in America, in 1893

Walmsley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Walmsley, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1907
  • Bessie Walmsley, aged 62, who immigrated to the United States from Barrow-in-Furness, England, in 1907
  • Charles Walmsley, aged 28, who landed in America from Paisley, Scotland, in 1907
  • A. T. Walmsley, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Alice Walmsley, aged 40, who settled in America from Croydon, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Walmsley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Captain Walmsley, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Isabella Hamilton" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th April 1858 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mrs. Walmsley, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Isabella Hamilton" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th April 1858 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • G. Walmsley, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1864
  • Miss Ellen Walmsley, (b. 1845), aged 20, English domestic servant from Louth travelling from London aboard the ship "Tudor" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 24th September 1865 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Elizabeth Walmsley, (b. 1843), aged 22, English domestic servant from Louth travelling from London aboard the ship "Tudor" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 24th September 1865 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Contemporary Notables of the name Walmsley (post 1700)


  • William Walmsley (b. 1892), English co-founder of the Swallow Sidecar Company which later became the Jaguar car company
  • John S. Walmsley Jr. (1920-1951), American Air Force pilot, posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Thomas Semmes Walmsley (1889-1942), American politician, Mayor of New Orleans 1929 to 1936
  • Walter Newbold Walmsley Jr. (1904-1973), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia, 1959-62 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Robert Walmsley, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rockland County, 1943-60 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Thomas Walmsley (1763-1805), English landscape-painter, was descended from a family of good position at Rochdale, Lancashire, but was born in Ireland [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 Jan. 2019
  • Sir Joshua Walmsley (1794-1871), English politician, son of John Walmsley, builder, born at Liverpool on 29 Sept. 1794
  • John William Walmsley (1903-1970), English professional association footballer
  • Jon Walmsley (b. 1956), English actor
  • Mr. Mark Ronan Walmsley M.B.E.,, British recipient of the Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 Jan. 2019
  7. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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