• Ann's Places,  Legacy

    Ann’s Ledger Stone

    A blog by In Search of Ann Walker (ISAW), Friends of St Matthew’s Churchyard (FoSMC) and Anne Lister Birthday Week (ALBW) to record the process of obtaining a ledger stone for Ann Walker and her two aunts buried with her. Ann’s burial Ann Walker died on 25th February 1854 after a short illness. More information on the death of Ann Walker can be found here – The Last Days of Ann Walker She was buried in a vault inside Old St Matthew’s Church on 3 March 1854, with Rev. Charles Musgrave conducting the service. Her aunts Mary Walker and Ann Walker predeceased Ann and are also buried in the same…

  • Ann’s People

    George Sackville Sutherland

    George Sackville Sutherland was Ann Walker’s eldest nephew and the second child of George Mackay Sutherland and Elizabeth Sutherland (née Walker). He was often known as Sackville, and to avoid confusion with his father, George Mackay Sutherland, I will refer to him as Sackville throughout this blog. Birth and Baptism Sackville was born on 11 March 1831 – the date is mentioned in a letter between Ann and her sister Elizabeth, and twice mentioned in Anne Lister’s journal.1 Sackville was likely born in Crow Nest, Lightcliffe, as the Sutherlands had returned there in January 1831.2 He was later baptised in St Matthew’s Church in Lightcliffe (Now Old St Matthew’s Churchyard)…

  • About Ann

    The Last Days of Ann Walker

    By Diane Halford and Leitner Daleen (updated 21st February 2023) Ann Walker died on 25th February 1854 in her childhood home, Cliffe Hill. It is often said that not much is known about Ann Walker’s life before or after Anne Lister. But once more, if we dig more deeply into the archive, we can piece together some information about the last days of Ann Walker.  Trigger Warning: illness, death After living at Shibden Hall with Captain Sutherland and his family and then, after his death, with long term friend Lydia Fenton, (nèe Wilkinson) Ann had moved back to her childhood home, Cliffe Hill, after her aunt died. It is mentioned…