Margaret Walker

29 April 1790–
Coaltown of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Walker was born on 29 April 1790, her father, Alexander Walker, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Dow, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Walker
1762–
Margaret Dow
1766–
Mary Walker
1787–
William Walker
1789–
Margaret Walker
1790–
Isabel Walker
1791–
William Walker
1793–
Janet Walker
1795–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Mary Walker

    Female1787–Female

    William Walker

    Male1789–Male

    Female1790–Female

    Isabel Walker

    Female1791–Female

    William Walker

    Male1793–Male

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World Events (8)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 12

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

Age 25

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

Age 32

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

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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  • Margaret Walker, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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