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Thomas was born near Rusper,Sussex, in 1775. He was part of a family of farmers who had lands north of Horsham.

Rusper is fortunate in having a census for 1821, with some detail. The family is living at Cripplegate. Rebecca and son John are still there in 1841.

The cottage dating from around the end of the 1500s is still standing, enclosed inside two later extensions. It is thought to have had between 10 and 20 acres of land.

Peter, Thomas's brother had 300 acres at Hyes Farm near Rudgwick, bother John had 80 acres at Parsons Farm near Roffey and brother Richard was at North Heath Farm near Horsham. Cousin James had 140 acres furthur south in the county at Newick.

Gravestones for Rebecca, her parents, and children Mary, Susan, Thomas and John can still be seen in the Rusper churchyard.
Cripplegate Cottage Rusper Cripplegate Cottage Rusper Cripplegate Cottage Rusper Lyne House Rusper
Cripplegate Cottage Rusper, home in the 1821 and 41 censuses. Lyne House Rusper, eldest daughter Sarah is there c. 1821
  St Mary Magdelen Rusper St Mary Magdalen Rusper Rebecca Walder and family memorial  
St Mary Magdalen Rusper Memorials to Rebecca's parents James and Christian Palmer (left), Rebecca and her daughters Susannah and Mary Ann
James and Christian Palmer memorial Rebecca Walder nee Palmer memorial Susannah Walder memorial Mary Ann Walder memorial
James and Christian Rebecca Susannah Mary Ann
  Thomas and John Walder memorials  
Sons Thomas and John are a few yards behind
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Thomas Walder bap. 20 Apr 1775

m. 10 Nov 1801 Horsham
Rebecca Palmer bap. 13 Sep 1773 Rusper
d. 31 Mar 1842
bu. 6 Apr 1842 Rusper

James 1742 James 1708 Thomas 1671 John 1634 John 1596 William 1555 Thomas 15?
James Palmer 1747
Sarah bap. 18 Jul 1802 Horsham
Mary Ann bap. 13 June 1804 Horsham m. Thomas Gobell 1843 -Dec Qtr Marylebone 1 173 d. 4 June 1859
James bap. 1 May 1807 Horsham m. Isabella Charlotte Wood 4 Feb 1835 Capel Surrey d. 27 Aug 1891 Age 84 -Sep Qtr 1891 Battle 2b 32
Susannah bap. 14 May 1810 Warnham d. 19 Feb 1837
Thomas bap. 2 Jun 1811 Warnham m. Ann Tugwell 1 Jun 1846
d. 29 Apr 1866 Warnham
John bap. 5 Jan 1814 Warnham m. 1. Jane
2. Mary
3. Sarah
d. 19 Jun 1875
bu. 20 Jun 1875 Rusper
Census: 1821 1841


1821 Census Rusper Wsro Par 163/7/2
Folio 111 Fosters [blank] Walder -Bailiff -Employer Mr Sanctuary
Folio 112 Cripplegate Thomas Walder -Farmer
Rebecca Walder
Sarah Walder -at Lyne
Marianne Walder
James Walder
Susan Walder
Thomas Walder -1826 passed exam well for confirmation
John Walder


1841 Census -Rusper Sussex 18415
Address Name Rel. Con Age Profession Where Born
Cripplegate Rebecca Walder 65 Farmer Same County
John Walder 25 Ag Lab Same County
Ann Packham 15 F/S Same County


Parish Record -St Mary Magdalen Rusper Baptism General Register
13 Sep 1773 Beckey Daughter of James Palmer and Christian was baptised.


Parish Record -St Mary Magdalen Rusper Baptism General Register
20 Apr 1775 Thomas Son of James Walder and Sarah was baptised.


Parish Record -St Mary Horsham Marriage Page 51, No 203.

Thomas Walder of this parish- Batchelor, Rebecca Palmer of the same- Spinster.

By licence of the Bishop of Chichester.

10 Nov 1801

Mark of T Walder, R Palmer

Witnesses illegible.

Marriage Licence -Chichester Diocese, 31 Oct 1801

Thomas Walder of Horsham (4 weeks) farmer,b, aged 25 and Rebecca Palmer

of the same (4 weeks) ,spr, aged 21 ss the sd TW, ...of Upton Gray, co. Hampshire, carpenter (Horsham).


MI -St Mary Magdalen Rusper

Susannah, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Walder, died February 19th 1837, aged 27.


Death -Horsham North Part W 49
When and where died Name Age Occupation Cause of death Informant When registered
Thirteenth of March 1842 at Cripplegate Rusper Rebecca Walder 68 Widow of Thomas Walder Farmer John Walder present at the Death Cripplegate Rusper Fifth of April 1842

Parish Record -St Mary Magdalen Rusper Burial Page 35, No 280.
6 April 1842 Rebecca Walder 62 Cripplegate Rusper

MI -St Mary Magdalen Rusper

In memory of Rebecca, wife of Thomas Walder, daughter of James and Christian Palmer,
died March 31st 1842 aged 68.