Walton sextuplets

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Walton sextuplets
Born
  • 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 38)
Liverpool, England
Known forFirst all-female surviving sextuplets; fourth known set of surviving sextuplets
Parents
  • 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 Graham and Janet (née Leadbetter) 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.

Children[edit]

All six children were delivered by Caesarian 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. Luci Anne
  3. Ruth Michelle
  4. Sarah Louise
  5. Kate Elizabeth
  6. Jennifer Rose

See also[edit]

References[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 June 18, 2016.