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Found my Walkers in UK!

Journal by KableWalker

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

by KableWalker on 2015-06-27 09:54:05

Hi ngairedith

I didnt get back to this section of the site until now, so sorry about no reply. I knew about that set of Walkers in New Zealand as Edward Alfred Walker was my father. David Corinthic Walker was my Uncle Kince- it sounded such a normal name when I was a child! That money they raised aboard ship must have been an absolute godsend given the size of the family, traveling to a new country. Mrs Gertrude Walker was a tailor/garment cutter and her husband was a tailor's presser. They both went to work in the Levis Suit Factory in Wellington and sent their sons to Wellington College. Several more sons were born in New Zealand but all died close to birth except one, Ivan Wilfrid Walker, who died from diabetes in 1938 when his only child was 6 weeks old. Hector Granville Walker also died of diabetes about a year after his 2nd child was born, in 1955.
Incidentally, all the Walker boys played cricket and there are some family photos of them in their whites with bats and balls at the ready, so the ships experience must have stuck with Hec and my father.
Anyway- this may be old and boring news so I won't carry on!
Cheers

Kay

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