About Charles Walters
Charles Walters attended Trinity College Dublin where he was Primate’s Hebrew Prizeman in 1848 and Archbishop King’s Divinity Prizeman two years later, He graduated in 1851 and gained his masters in 1856. After he had been ordained he was curate of St John, Hanley (Stoke on Trent) for one year and then curate of St Mark, Shelton (Stoke on Trent) before being appointed Resident chaplain to the Redhill Farm School on 3 November 1857, a position he held until his death in February 1882.
The following year he married Maria Smith, the daughter of a prosperous Stoke-on-Trent tailor and had five children between 1859 and 1867 (all born at the Farm School). After Maria died in 1871, Charles married, Emma Margaret Furner, the daughter of a County Court Judge, from Brighton. She survived him by nearly 30 years. In 1878 three of his children died, aged between 13 and 18 and another died 1891 aged 24 Only one (Eliza) survived and married.