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

Houses of The Close, no. 69, The Walton Canonry   geograph.org.uk   754404 On 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.

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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]