Gerard Walton (1741-1821)

Merchant, of 328 Pearl Street, New York City; died unmarried

He was a successful merchant in New York City and a Member of the Chamber of Commerce. He sided with the Tories during the Revolution and in 1776 was sent to Middletown, Connecticut, as a prisoner. He returned to New York at the end of the hostilities and from 1790 took up residence at 68 Queen Street (later renamed and renumbered 328 Pearl Street). He served as a Governor and then President of the New York Hospital from 1797. He was an enthusiastic sportsman and in his will he made several specific stipulations as to the disposition of his guns, swords and fishing tackle. 
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 26/03/2022 and last updated on 26/03/2022.