Thomas Walker (slave trader)
Henbury, Bristol, England
Cause of death
|Spouse(s)||Catherine (McLelland) Walker|
|Children||2 sons, 1 daughter, including George E. Walker|
Thomas Walker (1758–1797) (a.k.a. Beau Walker) was a British slave trader and a member of the Bush family.
He worked as a slave trader, when Bristol was one of the three major slave trading ports in Britain. He served as a slave ship Captain and was resident slave trader who operated in the Sierra Leone region of West Africa.
He did much of his slave trading at Bunce Island, a British slave castle in the Sierra Leone River, owned at that time by the Company of John & Alexander Anderson, based in London. He was involved in at least eleven slave trading voyages between 1784 and 1792, taking African captives from Sierra Leone to the British West Indies and the United States.
On February 22, 1785, he married Catherine (McLelland) Walker (1770–1806) at St. Andrew's Church in Clifton. She died on October 18, 1806, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a decade after her husband, leaving their older son as the guardian for his sister and a younger son, George E. Walker (1797–1864).
- Baptismal record
- "George W. Bush's Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Was a Slave Trader". Slate. 2013-06-19.
- "Americans of Gentle Birth and Their Ancestors" v1 ed. Pittman, Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company, 1970, pp. 312–318]
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