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Walters

The Walters family could be defined as one of the earliest names linked to Chewton Mendip when Emma Walters was listed in the lay subsidy returns of 1327.
 A Mrs Walter, or possibly Walker, was listed in the churchwarden records paying poor rates in Chewton Mendip during the early 18th century. Some of the records for the baptisms for  the children James & Catharine Walter in the 1720s to 1740s have a note specifying the ‘Mr’ prefix for James. This implies he was a prosperous man who deserved greater respect than other people who were just recorded using the first and family names.
A Henry Walters was listed as a recipient of poor relief in the poor book from 1730 but family links to the rate payers has yet been found.
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