See also

Walter SPEED (1835-1921)

Name: Walter SPEED1,2
Sex: Male
Father: William SPEED (1797- )
Mother: Rebecca MILLINGTON (1803?- )

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth 1835 Great Abington, Cambridgeshire, England1,2
Christening 12 Jun 1836 (age 0-1) Great Abington, Cambridgeshire, England
Census 6 Jun 1841 (age 5) Great Abington, Cambridgeshire, England3
Census 30 Mar 1851 (age 14) No 234
Great Abington, Cambridgeshire, England
Occupation 30 Mar 1851 (age 15-16) Labourer; No 234
Title 1897 (age 61-62) Victoria Medal of Honour
Occupation Head Gardener; Penrhyn Castle, Penrhyn, Wales1,2
Death 1921 (age 85-86) Anglesey, Wales

Individual Note (shared)

Walter was head gardener at Penrhyn Castle in North Wales for over 58 years and to three successive Lords Penrhyn. His gardens held a high reputation and at one time were regarded as the best in Britain. He was not a specialist but had a special liking for roses and grapes. He was a judge in the champion class for grapes at Shrewsbury for many years.


He was one of the original horticulturists to receive the Victoria Medal of Honour (VMH) in 1897, and his kindness and genial personality were greatly missed.



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2"PeaceSp.FTW". Text From Source: Date of Import: 11 Jan 2003
3"Census 1841 Great Abington, Cambridgeshire, England". Cit. Date: 6 June 1841.
4"Census 1851 No 23 HO107, Piece 1761, Folio 158, Page 6" (HO107, Piece 1761, Folio 157, Page 6).

Source: Census 1851 No 23 HO107, Piece 1761, Folio 158, Page 6, 1851 Census-Thomas1794_andWilliam1797SpeedP2