Sub-item 25 - John Walker's gravestone and biography

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AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2007/1-67-25


John Walker's gravestone and biography


  • 1726-1821 (Creation)

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1 digital file - original document held in a Private Collection

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Father of George Washington Walker. John Walker was born in Newcastle in 1726. He died 22 March 1821 aged 96 years and is buried in the Cemetery of Pere-la-Chaise in France. He entered into business as a saddler and accroutrement maker. He married twice and had 22 children - George Washington was the youngest, born when John was 74 years old. His second wife was Elizabeth Ridley

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Image of the grave of John Walker in the cemetery of Pere-la-Chaise, Paris. Biographical information about John Walker, the father of George Washington Walker - the youngest of 22 children from John's two marriages. From Walker Family Scrapbook compiled by Peter Benson Walker. Private collection. Page 5

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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