Walton sextuplets

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Walton sextuplets
  • Hannah Jane Walton
  • Luci Anne Walton
  • Ruth Michelle Walton
  • Sarah Louise Walton
  • Kate Elizabeth Walton
  • Jennifer Rose Walton

(1983-11-18) 18 November 1983 (age 40)
Liverpool, England
Known forFirst all-female surviving sextuplets; fourth known set of surviving sextuplets
  • Graham Walton (father)
  • Janet Leadbetter (mother)

The Walton sextuplets were born at Liverpool Maternity Hospital in Liverpool, England[1] on 18 November 1983 and were the world's first all-female surviving sextuplets, and the world's fourth known set of surviving sextuplets.[2][3] The children are Hannah, Luci, Ruth, Sarah, Kate, and Jennifer.

The children were born to Janet (née Leadbetter) and Graham Walton and grew up in the family's seven-bedroom home in Wallasey, Merseyside. On 13 June 2011 the sextuplets were featured in the ITV1 program Moving On.[4]

In February 2015, Janet Walton's book Six Little Miracles: The Heartwarming True Story of Raising the World’s First Sextuplet Girls was published by Ebury Press.


All six children were delivered by Caesarean section at Liverpool Maternity Hospital, Liverpool at 31 and a half weeks gestation.[5] In order of birth the sextuplets are:

  1. Hannah Jane
  2. Lucy Anne
  3. Ruth Michelle
  4. Sarah Louise
  5. Kate Elizabeth
  6. Jennifer Rose

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Richard Cooke – Pioneering Children's Doctor". By the Dart. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Walton sextuplets come of age". BBC. 14 November 2001. Retrieved 20 May 2007.
  3. ^ "Facts about multiples: sextuplets". Retrieved 20 October 2008.
  4. ^ The Waltons at 27 Retrieved 17 June 2011
  5. ^ The Waltons at 30: Catching up with the famous family as they return to the TV screen Retrieved 18 June 2016.