Aireborough Historical Society

Calverley, Walter, Sir

Sir Walter Calverley
Date Undated
Location Esholt
Photo ID
I263 & I264
Sir Walter Calverley was the son of Walter Calverley (1st) and Frances Thompson of Esholt Hall.
Their child Walter was born in a house on the site of the present Hall on January 15th 1669.
He attended Queens College Oxford and inherited the Esholt estate in 1691 on the death of his father.
     Very soon work began to build the present Esholt Hall on the same site as the older house, around this time he went to Newcastle and married Lady Julia Blackett on February 17th 1707, she was aged 19 and Walter 38.
Their marriage was celebrated when they returned to the newly built Esholt Hall in the September of 1707.
     Sir Walter Calverley Blackett was born 10 months after the wedding, his father recorded the event: 
"18th December 1707. It pleased God to give my wife safe delivery of a boy about 10 o'clock in the forenoon of this day at Esholt".
Sir Walter spent freely and borrowed money to expand his property holdings, he died in 1749.

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