John Walker merchant of St Lucia
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???? - 1782
Merchant of London and St Lucia (where he died in 1782). Brother of Rev. Robert Walker 'the skating Vicar' (q.v.), whom he made his residuary heir. The extent of John Walker's slave-ownership, if any, is not currently known.
- Will of John Walker merchant of St Lucia [made 11/07/1780] proved 30/08/1782, He was of London shortly to depart from thence to the island of St Lucia when he made his will. He left £100 to his uncle Rev. Mr. Robert Walker one of the Ministers of Edinburgh and his residuary estate to his brother Rev. Robert Walker of Cramond. He instructed his executor in St Lucia Fergus Paterson to realise his property there and remit the proceeds to his executors in England, Simon Fraser and Charles Ferguson. In a codicil of 12/07/1780 he added Alexander Mackenzie of St Kitts as executor. The attestation dated 28/08/1782 shows him as having died late of St Lucia '5th instant.' apparently at Carlisle.