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From: Alistair <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-IB] WALKER ANCESTRY
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 21:25:16 +0200
To all Listers who so kindly - and promptly - reacted to my request for
I shall reply off-list where appropriate. Much of the info is
invaluable in my brick-wall demolition processes.........
On 2010/06/15 04:44 PM, Ellen Stanton wrote:
> Hi Alistair,
> Have you seen this?
> Transcribed from Aided Immigration from Britain to South Africa 1857-1867,
> by Esme Bull, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, 1991, pp. 588-589:
> Name: Walker, Robert
> Age: 21
> Occupation: Shoemaker
> To: Riversdale
> From: Forfar
> Ship: M. Atheling I
> Date: Oct. 1859
> Ellen Stanton
> My father and his siblings are long-since dead, my brother and I are the
> only male Walkers of our generation. Our mother died ten years ago and
> retained a good memory. Her recollection of the Walkers was that Robert
> Walker was born in Dundee, Scotland, and "looked and behaved" like a
> true Scot!.
> My question has always been: why "DUNDEE NB" ? - it was said that the
> "NB" referred to "North Britain". Could this be so?
> Research has failed to reveal Robert's Death Notice which, hopefully,
> would show birth date and parent 's names. I have also failed to work
> out what happened to Robert between 1839 and 1861 - Dundee NB to Mossel
> Bay sometime in twenty years! Possibly sailed in steerage and therefore
> not named in any passenger lists!
> Alistair Walker
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