Street Stories: Other Early Families
Waltons Avenue

Crayne’s nephew Daniel Walton, took over from his uncle as registrar. Walton spent most of his life in Masterton, where he married a daughter of another early settler, Richard Kibblewhite. He was a deeply religious man, taking services in the Kuripuni Hall. He was also interested in politics, and would urge people to vote for a particular candidate, although his religious convictions forbade him from voting himself.

When Kibblewhite subdivided his land on Upper Plain in 1878 he intended to name a street after Walton, but the area was bought by a farmer, and the street was never developed. Waltons Avenue, in Kuripuni, was formed shortly before Walton died in 1902.