Ann Walker

about 1762–
Thornhill, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ann

Ann Walker was born about 1762, in Thornhill, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Thomas Walker and Frances Lodge. She married John Brook on 20 October 1783, in Thornhill, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters.

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John Brook
Ann Walker
Marriage: 20 October 1783
Sarah Brook
Mary Brook
Deborah Brook
John Brook

Spouse and Children

20 October 1783
Thornhill, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Walker


    Frances Lodge




World Events (6)


Age 53

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 59

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.

Age 61

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ann Sykes in entry for Alice Sykes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ann in entry for Alice, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Anne in entry for Sarah, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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