Walker, John Wesley (1902-1967)

John Wesley Walker in chaplain's uniform
Rod Walker


John was born 28 August 1902 at Newton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, to parents John Walker, a Salvation Army Officer (1911), and Maria Plowman.

He married Elsie Maud Adderley (1904-1973) in the spring of 1932 at Northampton, Northamptonshire. Birth records identify three children.

  • Eunice M (b1934) – married Trevor W Abbiss in 1960
  • Elsie Lois (b1940) – married Alan L Veals in 1961
  • Rodney V (b1942)

John died in October 1967 at St Bart’s Hospital, Rochester, Kent. His home was in Strood, Kent, and occupation at the time of death was recorded as a minister.


  • Hartley
  • 1928 Wangford
  • 1930 Leytonstone
  • 1932 Barton on Humber
  • 1935 Camelford &c
  • 1940 Chaplain CF
  • 1945 ceased


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Comments about this page

  • Rodney,
    Thank you for the additional family information and pointing out the typo in the marriage date, which I have now corrected.

    By Geoff Dickinson (08/11/2021)
  • John Wesley Walker was normally known as Wesley, even by his brothers and sisters.
    His Paternal Grandfather was Joshua Walker of Northampton who was a founder of Horsemarket Primitive Methodist Chapel in Northampton.
    His Mothers ancestors were the Marriott family who were founders of Milton Malsor Baptist Church.
    Rodney V Walker married Christine A Norris in 1965.
    Wesley and Elsie married in 1932 not 1832.

    By Rodney V Walker (07/11/2021)

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