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Found my Walkers in UK!

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I have traced which Walkers I needed using new information entered from Parish registers. I have succeeded in tracing back to the early 1800s, which is a great advance on 1900!

Surnames: WALKER
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on 2013-03-16 08:18:24

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by ngairedith on 2013-03-16 08:29:26

hello Kay,
well done ...

did you see this, at Walkers in Old Gorge Cemetery
your family left London, then Plymouth on 20 Oct 1906. They arrived into Wellington via Capetown and Hobart, about 4th December 1906. The whole ship had to be fumagated from stem to stern at Capetown for an outbreak of smallpox and when it arrived at Hobart only passengers for that port wre allowed off

from the newspapers of 14 Dec 1906:
... The voyage of the Corinthic from London was at one stage made interesting by a birth on board, the mother being a third class passenger, Mrs Walker. In honour of the ship and its captain the child was christened David Corinthic Walker. A subscription list was passed round, and realised between £8 and £9 (for the child of the ocean). The birth took place on the 23rd ult.
(so presuming Nov 23 1906 -- £8 to £9 is the same today as ($1250 - $1400)

to New Zealand, Destination: - Wellington
Port of departure: - London
Line: - Shaw Savill & Albion Co Limited
Name of Ship: - Corinthic
Contract ticket number: - 011348
Occupation: - None
Passengers: - Gertrude Walker 31; Gladys Walker 8; Ed Walker 4; Hector Walker 2

William Walker
Gertrude (nee Lawrence) - his wife
Victoria Gladys Walker - his daughter
Edward Alfred Walker - his son (died Port Macquarie)
Hector Granville Walker - his son
- another son, William Gerald Walker (1899-1902), died before they left

This also means any of their children born after David were born in New Zealand

of interest The Marylebone Club Cricket team was also on board and played their opening match of the tour in New Plymouth 7th Dec

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