John Russell Walker

In this name, the family name is Russell Walker, not Walker.

The Ven John Russell Walker , MA was an eminent [1] Anglican priest [2] in the last third of the 19th century.[3]

He was born in Bury on 18 June 1837[4] and educated at University College, Oxford.[5] He was ordained in 1863 and was Curate of Middleton [6] and then Walmersley.[7] The following year he married Augusta Margaret Hornby of Poole Hall, Nantwich.[8] He was appointed a Canon of Manchester Cathedral in 1870 [9] and then of Chichester in 1874.[10] In 1879 he became Archdeacon of Chichester,[11] dying in post [12] on 31 October 1887[13] after a short illness.[14]


  1. National Archives
  2. A “Memoir of Richard Durnford, D.D. sometime Bishop of Chichester, with selections from his correspondence” Stephens, W.R.W: London, Murray, 1899
  3. Chichester City Club
  4. Mancuniensis
  5. UNIVERSITY AND CLERICAL INTELLIGENCE . Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, December 17, 1859; Issue 5564
  6. Church The Blackburn Standard (Blackburn, England), Wednesday, March 04, 1863; Issue 1466. 19th Century British Library Newspapers
  7. RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE . The Suffolk Herald (Bury Saint Edmunds, England), Tuesday, April 26, 1870; pg. 3; Issue 4583. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
  8. Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries The Morning Post (London, England), Monday, June 26, 1871; pg. 7; Issue 30435. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
  9. Diocese of Manchester The Times (London, England), Monday, Nov 21, 1870; pg. 10; Issue 26913
  10. Multiple News Items The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Saturday, June 06, 1874; pg. 2; Issue 2919. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
  11. Multiple News Items . The Standard (London, England), Friday, April 04, 1879; pg. 5; Issue 17067. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
  12. Hampshire Telegraph (Portsmouth, England), Saturday, November 5, 1887; Issue 5550
  13. Obituary The Ven J. Russell Walker The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Nov 01, 1887; pg. 7; Issue 32218
  14. Illness of the Archdeacon of Chichester The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Monday, October 31, 1887; Issue 15464
Church of England titles
Preceded by
James Garbett
Archdeacon of Chichester
Succeeded by
Francis John Mount

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