7th September 1651 - birth of the younger Isaac Walton, builder of the Walton Canonry

The_Walton_Canonry_-_geograph.org.uk_-_754404On the 7th September 1651 Isaac Walton was born in Clerkenwell, London[1].

This ‘Isaac’ was the son of the more famous ‘Izaak’[2]Walton who wrote ‘The Compleat Angler’ and a biography of George Herbert.

Isaac Walton was chaplain to Bishop Seth Ward[3] and had the Walton Canonry built in The Close.

Image Credit

Mike Searle [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


[1] Clerkenwell (Pepys’ Diary)

[2] The difference in the spelling comes from Izaak’s prayer book, quoted on the Pepys’ Diary website:

Isaak Walton came to live here about 1650. He wrote in his family Prayer-book, "My last son Isaac, born September 7, 1651, was baptized in the evening in my house in Clerkenwell."

[3] Jessica Martin, ‘Walton, Izaak (1593–1683)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2013 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/28653, accessed 11 Dec 2013]

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