Alexander Walker

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander Walker was born on 1 May 1807, in Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Walker, was 35 and his mother, Mary Alexander, was 32. He married Elizabeth Maria Mary Emma Ann Susanna Alexander on 8 March 1831, in St Cyrus, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Little Clifton, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Alexander Walker
Elizabeth Maria Mary Emma Ann Susanna Alexander
Marriage: 8 March 1831
John Walker
Mary Walker
Agnes Walker
William Walker
Mary Walker
James Walker
George Walker
Elizabeth Alexander Walker

Sources (7)

  • Alexander Walker, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander Walker, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Alexander Walker in entry for George Walker, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

World Events (8)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

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.


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Name Meaning

English (mainly North and Midlands) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, from Middle English walker, Old English wealcere (an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’), ‘one who trampled cloth in a bath of lye or kneaded it, in order to strengthen it’. 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’. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

History: The name was brought to North America from northern England and Scotland independently by many different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Samuel Walker came to Lynn, MA, c. 1630; Philip Walker was in Rehoboth, MA, in or before 1643. The surname was also established in VA before 1650; a Thomas Walker, born in 1715 in King and Queen County, VA, was a physician, soldier, and explorer.

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

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Story of Hirini going to Utah, financed by George Walker

Apikara Walker Paewai records: At Saint Cyrus Laurencekirk, Scotland, George Walker was born of goodly parents. Alexander Walker of Montrose Angus, Scotland and Elizabeth Alexander of Llun Forfar, S …

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