- Born: 1772, Marston, Bedfordshire, England
- Marriage: William Walker on 18 Oct 1790 in Marston, Bedfordshire, England
- Died: Mar 1853, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England aged 81
1841 Census has Rebecca living with Martha (Harris) Burridge and her husband John.
1851 Census states that Rebecca lived with her Grandson, James Harris, his wife Jane Barnard and their children in Marston Moretaine.
It is assumed that she lived with them until her passing in 1853.
By 1841 Rebecca was a widow.
The Following Information is Courtesy of Cathy at the "Bedfordshire Family History Society":
Message sent April 29, 2005
Rebecca WALKER, head, widowed, 79, pauper lace maker, born Marston James HARRIS, grandson, married, 24, calf dealer, born Marston Jane HARRIS, grandson's wife, married, 24, ~, born Dunstable [ Bedfordshire] Rich HARRIS, gt grandson, 4, born Marston Wm HARRIS, gt grandson, 3, born Marston Mary HARRIS, gt granddaughter, 1, born Marston
Very old people were often called 'pauper' then even if they were living with relatives who must obviously be looking after them. At the age of 79, I should think lace making would just be a means of earning a little "pin-money" rather than a livelihood, unlike it often was for younger women. Rebecca lived to the ripe old age of 81. Anyway, I will look to see if she received any 'pension' from the parish - it seems unlikely. I had found her death earlier when looking for an Australian who is descended from the Walker's.
Rebecca married William Walker on 18 Oct 1790 in Marston, Bedfordshire, England. (William Walker died prior to 1841.)