Mary Jane Walker

WALKER, Mary Jane (née Deck). b. Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, 27 April 1816; d. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 2 July 1878. She was the sister of James George Deck*. Little is known of her life except that she married Edward Walker in 1848 (JJ, p. 1231). He served a curacy in Manchester, and his early career was spent there: at the time of the marriage he was curate of St George's and lecturer of St Saviour's, Manchester, and (in the same year) of Silverdale, Lancaster. He was the incumbent of St Mathias', Salford, from 1853 to 1857, during which time he published Psalms and Hymns for Public and Social Worship (1855), in which nine hymns appeared with the signature ‘M.J.W.’. The book went...

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