Andrew Barclay Walker
Sir Andrew Barclay Walker, 1st Baronet (15 December 1824 – 27 February 1893) was a brewer and Liverpool Councillor.
He followed his father, son of Peter Walker of the Fort brewery at Ayr, into brewing. In 1879, on the death of his father, he gained control of the business and in 1890 he converted the private company into Peter Walker & Son (Warrington & Burton) Ltd a limited liability company. Several pubs in Liverpool and the northwest of England still carry the slogan "Walkers Warrington Ale" in their frosted glass.
He married Eliza, the eldest daughter of John Reid, of Limekilns, Fife. They had 6 sons and two daughters, including John Reid Walker and William Walker, 1st Baron Wavertree (both renowned racehorse breeders). His daughter Ethel Lisette married the 9th. Earl of Kingston in 1897, and they took up residence in Kilronan Castle, Co. Roscommon. Sir Andrew later married Maude Okeover, the daughter of Haughton Charles Okeover; they had no children.
He built the Walker Art Gallery which is named after him and donated it to the City of Liverpool. For this, and other good works, he was knighted in 1877 and created Baronet Walker, of Gateacre, co. Lancaster in 1886.
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