Alice Walker

20 February 1726–
Kirkby Malham, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Alice

When Alice Walker was christened on 20 February 1726, in Kirkby Malham, Yorkshire, England, her father, Richard Walker, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Garlick, was 23.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Richard Walker
1698–1767
Elizabeth Garlick
1703–1770
John Walker
1723–1801
Agnes Walker
1737–
Alice Walker
1726–
Richard Walker
1727–1776
Elizabeth Walker
1731–
Thomas Walker
1734–1789
William Walker
1736–

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Walker

    Male1698–1767Male

    Female1703–1770Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (3)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

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 (1)

  • Alice Walker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.