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Details of Darlington Walkers' in Jamaica
Posted by: Bridgette (ID *****9183) Date: December 28, 2002 at 09:42:26
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I was researching the Walkers of Jamaica. There are many Walkers who came from Scotland/England/Ireland & the US. Some most have been coming in & out of the country trading, probably due to the trading triangle of the slave trade i.e buying slaves putting them to work on sugar plantations in Jamaica and then bringing the sugar & rum to the US , Canada & Europe to trade for other things. Sometimes they'd leave their wives at home and/or have familes in Jamaica & may return to die in their native countries. It explains why some children are born in Jamaica. Perhaps the 1800 walkers who visited Jamaica stayed with their resident Walker families.

There are some Walkers in the Kingston. Montego bay area recorded in the 1600-1800's. Particularly John Walker who owned the Gleaner newspspaper in 1729 & was made the Baliff of Kingston District Jamaica.

Also there was a Captain James Walker who governed the country for a short time in the 1800's. There was also an Admiral James Walker 1764-1831 who fought both in the UK with Lord Nelson & in the Carribean.His father was James Walker of Innerdovat,Fife.His Wife was Mary daughter of the 5th Earl of Melville.

There was a James Darlington Walker in St Ann, Ocho Rios listed as leaving a will in 1877.

There was also a James Walker, a planter, of St Ann Ocho Rios who was arrested for assisting Roger Maddix & Hutchinson the Mad Master of Edinburgh Castle Ocho Rios in killing other planters.

There is a James Walker 1863-1935 born in Dundee 6 Apr 1863 who went to Edinburgh university who was the son of James Walker(Flax Merchant) & Susan nee Cairns.

A Reuben Cressa Walter (pentacostal minister)is listed as married to Mae Seivwright from St Ann, Jamaica.

There were Walkers in Hagley Gap St Thomas, Jamaica(JA). In 1670 John Walker is listed with 608 acres in St Andrews arish.

A Christopher J Walker listed 1840 as a lumber measurer Kingston, JA.

Private Dixon Walker marries Mary Bond in 1833.

Seargeant Oliver Barlow marries Mary Walker 20/12/1832 Montego Bay, JA.

John Walker BU 22/1/1837 Montego Bay from Quebec.

James Walker of Hanover 66th foot regiment CC Elizabeth 7/9/1766

Joseph Walker of 91st Regiment Montego Bay cc Donald McKinnon 24/2/1828

Thomas Walker buried 1837 St James sailor from Ariel.

Robert Walker BU Lieutenant 19/1/1795

In the 1840 Jamaican Almanac a James Belle Clare Walker, John Walker(Barn Hill) & William Walker(Green Valley) dec.are listed in St Andrew. Also in St Mary a James Walker(New Land) & Hugh Walker.

There are also James Walkers from Yorkshire who were very wealthy & spent some time in Jamaica in the 17-1800's. Then mostly returned to England & bought more land .

My grandfather is a Walker from Chalky Hill, Bellevue St Ann's, his father is a Mr Harry Walker (brother of Ralph Walker), Harry's father was Ralph Darlington Walker. Both Harry & Ralph Walker died in St Anns, JA within the last 30 yrs. My grandfather Claude Walkers', mother is Alice Francis

Also does anyone know anymore walkers from St Anns bay, i.e is Ralph Darlington(middle name) Walker related to James Darlington Walker or any other Walkers in Jamaica, are they scottish, irish or Jamaican settlors, they looked white.They had agricultural property in St Ann. I don't know how my family links in with the above Walkers so I'd be grateful for any assistance.

Hope it assists you too,

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