Walmsley Stanley (1831-1907) a Civil Engineer and his wife Helena (1842), 4 children: Edith, Walmsley, Hartley and Geuldins plus 3 servants and other staff working in the stables.
Walmsley (1831) was the son of Walmsley (1796) and Isabella (1801) and the family lived in Rice Lane, Walton on the Hill, West Derby, Lancs. Walmsley Sr was also a Civil Engineer who was involved in the construction of the Leeds- Liverpool canal.
Walmsley Sr was possibly related to Thomas Fletcher, Civil Engineer, who was responsible for the Yorkshire side of the canal project.
Walmsley Stanley (1831) spent some time in Mauritius as Chief Engineer for the railway projects and his eldest child Edith was born in Mauritius in 1863
While in Mauritius Walmsley was involved with the collection of Dodo bones and was at the centre of an academic dispute relating to the Dodo
".....Sir Henry Barkly and the above-mentioned Stanley were going to start a Dodo Company ‘limited to us three’, and work another marsh that they thought might be as productive as the Mare aux Songes".....
(Source: How Owen ‘stole’ the Dodo: academic rivalry and disputed rights to a newly-discovered subfossil deposit in nineteenth century Mauritius
J.P. Hume , A.S. Cheke & A. McOran-Campbell)