Walton sextuplets

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Walton sextuplets
BornHannah Jane Walton
Lucy Anne Walton
Ruth Michelle Walton
Sarah Louise Walton
Kate Elizabeth Walton
Jennifer Rose Walton

(1983-11-18) November 18, 1983 (age 34)
Liverpool, England
ResidenceWallasey, Merseyside
Known forFirst all-female surviving sextuplets, fourth known set of surviving sextuplets
ChildrenJorgie Walton (Sarah)
Parents
  • Graham Walton (father)
  • Janet Leadbetter (mother)

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

The children were born to Graham and Janet (née Leadbetter) Walton (born 1952) who had been trying to have children for several years and had just been accepted as potential adoptive parents before their thirteenth attempt at fertility treatment bore spectacular results.[3] The children grew up in the family's seven-bedroom home in Wallasey, Merseyside. On 13 June 2011 the sextuplets were featured in the ITV1 programme Moving On.[4]

Sarah gave birth to her first child—Jorgie—on 7 October 2014.[5]

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.[5]

Children[edit]

All six children were delivered by Caesarian section at Oxford Street Maternity Hospital, Liverpool at 31 and a half weeks gestation.[6] In order of birth, and with their weight at birth the sextuplets are:

Order Name Birth Weight
1 Hannah Jane 2 lb 1 oz (0.94 kg)
2 Lucy Anne 2 lb 15 oz (1.3 kg)
3 Ruth Michelle 2 lb 11 oz (1.2 kg)
4 Sarah Louise 2 lb 5 oz (1.0 kg)
5 Kate Elizabeth 2 lb 13 oz (1.3 kg)
6 Jennifer Rose 3 lb 8 oz (1.6 kg)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walton sextuplets come of age". BBC. 2001-11-14. Retrieved 2007-05-20.
  2. ^ "Facts about multiples: sextuplets". Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  3. ^ "The Walton Sextuplets at 23". London: The Daily Mail. 2007-05-10. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
  4. ^ The Waltons at 27 Retrieved 17 June 2011
  5. ^ a b And then there were SEVEN! Think raising the world’s first all-girl sextuplets was a handful? Now the Waltons face a whole new era of merry chaos — the grandchildren have started arriving. Retrieved 18 June 2016
  6. ^ The Waltons at 30: Catching up with the famous family as they return to the TV screen Retrieved June 18, 2016.