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Archive Reference / Library Class No.D1849
TitleWalker family of Osmaston
Date19th-20th cent
DescriptionIncluding estate accounts, rentals, and tenancy papers (some re Okeover estate, 20th cent)
Extent43 boxes, 3 rolls, 2 large bundles
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
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Archive CreatorWalker family of Osmaston
Administrative HistoryAndrew Barclay Walker was born in 1824, the son of Peter Walker, himself a wealthy brewer, with several successful breweries in Liverpool, Warrington, Wrexham and Burton. However, after finishing his education at the Liverpool Institute, Andrew Barclay Walker became wealthy in his own right, inheriting and expanding his father's business, and using his wealth to indulge in philanthropy - most notably funding the construction of the Liverpool Art Gallery in 1873 to commemorate his term as mayor of the city - and to purchase the Osmaston Estate. He was knighted in 1877 and created the 1st Baronet of Gateacre in 1886.
Custodial HistoryAcquired by Derbyshire Record Office in 1978
ArrangementD1849/1-8 Osmaston Estate, 1908-1917
D1849/9-15 Okeover Estate, Staffordshire
D1849/16-21 Walker Family, 1852-1926
D1849/22 Miscellaneous
Organisation Sub-TypeFamily and estate
Place (click for further details)Type
Osmaston by Ashbourne 
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