Thomas Walker

3 May 1801–
Arnesby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Walker was born on 3 May 1801, his father, William Walker, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Hensman, was 30.

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Family Time Line

William Walker
1773–1826
Elizabeth Hensman
1771–1829
William Walker
1799–1871
Thomas Walker
1801–
Elizabeth Walker
1804–1884
Abigail Walker
1806–1875
Ann Walker
1808–1858
James Walker
1811–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1773–1826Male

    Elizabeth Hensman

    Female1771–1829Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1799–1871Male

    Male1801–Male

    Elizabeth Walker

    Female1804–1884Female

    Abigail Walker

    Female1806–1875Female

    Ann Walker

    Female1808–1858Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 7

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 14

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 32

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Name Meaning

English (especially Yorkshire) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, Middle English walkere, Old English wealcere, an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’. This was the regular term for the occupation during the Middle Ages in western and northern England. Compare Fuller and Tucker . As a Scottish surname it has also been used as a translation of Gaelic Mac an Fhucadair ‘son of the fuller’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Thos. Walker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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