Rev. George Walker’s family
Much has been written about Rev. George Walker and his role during the Siege of Derry in 1689, but less about his direct descendants, most of whom have been lost to history. The following outlines what has been published about them and can be verified by contemporary documentation, although it is not clear what sources were used to confirm later eighteenth-century dates and identities of wives.
CHAUNCELLOUR OF ARDMAGH & RECTOR OF KILMORE,
WHO DYED YE 15TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER
ANNO DOM. 1677.
m. c.1697 Elizabeth Moland (c.1673-aft. 19 Dec 1726), daughter of William Moland of Dublin. Elizabeth married secondly, 5 Dec 1706, Thomas Richardson of Clogher, Co. Tyrone.
John Alexander Walker (1668-1726). Born Moneymore, Co. Derry. Baptised Derry Cathedral, 2 Apr 1668. Educ. The Royal School, Armagh. Trinity College Dublin, matriculated 1 Oct 1685. Present at Battle of the Boyne, 1690. Commissioned Ensign, then Lieutenant, 30 Apr 1691. Appointed with his brother Robert to Joint Clerk of the Markets of Ireland, 12 Dec 1693. Petitioned House of Commons for financial assistance 10 Sep 1697 and again 27 Oct 1703. Awarded £200 pension 1703, terminated 1717 with grant of £2,000. Appointed Collector of Customs, Cavan, Armagh and Dundalk, Co. Louth, c.1721. d. 10 Oct 1726.
m. 1689 Jane Staples, daughter of Sir Alexander Staples, 4th. Bt., of Lissan, Co. Tyrone.
George Walker (c.1695-1769). Granted Government pension £100, May 1756. Died 25 Oct 1769. Buried Leixlip, Co. Kildare.
m. bef. 1750 Celia (-1776). d. 6 Sep 1776. Buried Leixlip, Co. Kildare.
Jane Walker (-1781) Buried Leixlip, Co. Kildare.
m. 29 Jun 1775 William Bruce of King’s Inn Quay, Dublin. Stationer and printer, Dublin.
Jane Walker (c.1699-) m. aft. 27 Aug. 1726 and bef. 25 Jul 1728 James Read of Dundalk, Co. Louth.
Isabella Walker (c.1702-) m. bef. 27 Aug 1726 Rev. William Woolsey, rector of Faughart, Co. Louth.
Robert Walker (c.1674-bef. 1705). Appointed Ensign, 1689. Present at Battle of the Boyne, 1690. Quarter-Master, Lord Charlemont’s regiment. Appointed with his elder brother John, Joint Clerk of the Markets of Ireland, 12 Dec 1693.
Thomas Walker (c.1677-1712). Baptised Drumglass (Dungannon) Parish, 25 Jun 1677. Possibly died Otley, Yorkshire, 1712.
Mary Walker (c.1679-) m. Rev. Joseph Wilkinson (c.1679-), prebendary of Castleknock in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, then vicar of Halifax, Yorkshire (1691-1714). Married first wife Maria Kettle of Donoughmore, Co. Tyrone, spinster, 4 Oct 1682.
Elizabeth Walker (c.1683-aft. 1705) m. (1) Mr Hush, m. (2) Mr Wright.
m. Jane Vesey (1671-1722) of Hollymount, Co. Mayo, daughter of John Vesey, archbishop of Tuam, and his second wife Anne Muschamp.
George Walker (c.1690-1749) of Newry m. Mary Greenlee (1704-aft. 1765).
Abraham Walker (1724-1786) of Richhill, m. 1744 Anne Clendinning (c.1724- aft. 1766)
Anne Walker (c.1725-)
Adam Walker (c.1728-1792/3)
Robert Walker (c.1730-)
Susanna Walker (c.1735-) m. David Oliver (1725-1806)
Gervase Walker (c.1695-aft. 1748) of Kilmachugh, Co. Armagh.
Gervase Walker (c.1647-). Military officer, went to USA.
Margaret Walker (1650-)
Anne Walker (c.1652-aft. 1691) m. c.1672 William Maxwell (c.1652-1691) of Falkland, Donagh, Co. Monaghan, son of Robert, bishop of Kilmore, 1643-1661, and Margaret Ecklin, daughter of Robert Ecklin, bishop of Down and Connor, 1613-1635.